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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                     Saturday                      May 3, 2003                      
                                                                                                    
                            One Hundred Third Day                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:20 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed fifteen members present. Senators Davis, Ellis,                                     
French, Guess, Lincoln, were excused from a call of the Senate.                                     
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Lyda Green. Senator                                 
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                        
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                       
                                                                                                    
       Our dear Heavenly Father, it is wonderful today to be                                        
       greeted by a beautiful day and the knowledge that we                                         
       have the blessings that You bring upon us. At the same                                       
       time, there are many of us who feel that we have                                             
       troublesome decisions and need comfort in our lives.                                         
       The one sustaining assurance we have is that we are                                          
       never alone, and that we have You to walk with us.                                           
                                                                                                    
       We ask for Your patience, strength and wisdom to                                             
       allow us to be able to enjoy the blessings, to endure the                                    
       troublesome hardships and decisions, and to give us the                                      
       comfort that we need, and to let us rest in the assurance                                    
       that You are with us in each of these.                   Amen.                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journal for the one hundred second legislative day be approved as                                   
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   

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                          Messages from the Governor                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 12                                                                                             
Message dated May 1 and received May 2 was read, stating the                                        
Governor signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and                                
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent                                   
filing:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 12(JUD) am "An Act                                                  
          relating to the crime of harassment committed by use                                      
          of electronic communication."                                                             
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 13, SLA 2003                                                  
                        Effective Date: July 30, 2003                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 82                                                                                             
Message dated May 1 and received May 2 was read, stating the                                        
Governor signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and                                
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent                                   
filing:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 82(L&C) "An Act                                                     
          making certain activity related to commercial                                             
          electronic mail unlawful and an unfair method of                                          
          competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice                                     
          under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and                                      
          consumer protections."                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 14, SLA 2003                                                  
                        Effective Date: July 30, 2003                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 140                                                                                            
Message dated and received May 2 was read, stating the Governor                                     
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 140(STA) am                                                  
          S(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."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 15, SLA 2003                                                  
                          Effective Date:See Chapter                                               
                                                                                                    
HCR 2                                                                                             
Message dated and received May 2 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                                                                
          CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2(CRA)                                                          
          Relating to the extension of the Alaska Railroad to                                       
          Delta Junction and Fort Greely to support expanding                                       
          resource development, agricultural, and military                                          
          activities.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                          Legislative Resolve No. 12                                               
                                                                                                    
HJR 13                                                                                            
Message dated and received May 2 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. 13(HES) Urging adoption of the                                             
          Alaska recommendations for implementing the No                                            
          Child Left Behind Act of 2001.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                          Legislative Resolve No. 13                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
Message dated May 2 was read, stating the House passed and                                          
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      

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                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCR 20                                                                                            
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20 BY THE HOUSE                                                     
FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                             
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                            
          concerning Senate Bill No. 115, relating to                                               
          correctional industries.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 10                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 10(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                  
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
              "An Act relating to pooling by employers and self-                                   
              employed individuals for purposes of group health                                    
          insurance; and providing for an effective date."                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Labor and                                
Commerce and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 86                                                                                             
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 86(JUD)                                                
am BY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                      
                                                                                                    
              "An Act relating to state permitted projects; and                                    
          providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                               Concur Messages                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 115                                                                                            
Message dated May 2 was read, stating the House passed and returned                                 
for consideration SENATE BILL NO. 115(efd fld) "An Act allowing                                     
expenses of the correctional industries program that may be financed                                
from the correctional industries fund to include the salaries and                                   
benefits of state employees" with the following amendment:                                          
                                                                                                    
                  HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 115(FIN) "An                                        
             Act relating to the correctional industries program;                                  
          and providing for an effective date."                                                     
          (Title change authorized by HCR 20)                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     Second Reading of House Resolutions                                         
                                                                                                    
HCR 20                                                                                            
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that                                          
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20 Suspending Rules                                                 
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 115, relating to correctional                               
industries, be brought up at this time. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20, which had been                                                  
held on the Secretary's desk (page 1124) was read the second time and                               
was before the Senate on final passage.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                              
NO. 20 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                  
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 115,                                    
relating to correctional industries, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                           
with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HCR 20                                                                                              
Second Reading Final Passage                                                                        
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  5   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Dyson, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                      
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Bunde                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20 passed the                                               
Senate, was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the                               
House.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
                         Concur Messages (continued)                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 115                                                                                            
Senator Ben Stevens moved that the Senate concur in the House                                       
amendment to SENATE BILL NO. 115(efd fld) "An Act allowing                                          
expenses of the correctional industries program that may be financed                                
from the correctional industries fund to include the salaries and                                   
benefits of state employees."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                           
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                                                    
HCS SB 115(FIN)                                                                                     
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                
Amendment to SB 115(efd fld)?   Effective Date                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  5   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Dyson, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                      
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Bunde                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                  
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 115(FIN) "An Act relating to                                           
the correctional industries program; and providing for an effective                                 
date."                                                                                              

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Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on concurrence be considered the vote on the effective date                                    
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                       
                                                                                                    
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                    
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 85                                                                                             
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 85 "An Act                                       
relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions for                               
certain sexual offenses" and recommended the adoption of the State                                  
Affairs  Committee Substitute offered on page 807. Signing do pass:                                 
Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators French, Ellis. Signing no                                          
recommendation: Senators Therriault, Ogan.                                                          
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Corrections                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
President Therriault added a Finance Committee referral to SENATE                                   
BILL NO. 85.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 2                                                                                              
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
2(JUD)(title am) "An Act relating to the statute of limitations for                                 
certain civil actions relating to acts constituting sexual offenses; and                            
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Seekins,                                 
Chair; Senators French, Ogan.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Alaska Court System                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       

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HB 184                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR SPONSOR                                          
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 184(L&C) am "An Act                                                   
relating to individual deferred annuities; and providing for an effective                           
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                           
                                                                                                    
                         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                              
          SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 184(L&C)                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senator Seekins. Signing no                                  
recommendation: Senators French, Gary Stevens.                                                      
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
HB 249                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
249(JUD) am "An Act relating to the award of costs and attorney fees                                
to defendants under court rule in civil actions brought under monopoly                              
and restraint of trade statutes; and providing for an effective date."                              
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair. Signing no recommendation:                                 
Senators French, Ogan.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Alaska Court System                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                        Introduction and Reference of                                            
                              Senate Resolutions                                                 
                                                                                                    
SCR 13                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13 BY SENATOR                                                      
LINCOLN,                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                 Encouraging the Department of Corrections to                                      
             provide canned Alaska pink salmon to inmates of the                                   
          Alaska prison system.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 88                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 88 "An Act relating to standards for forest                                         
resources and practices; and providing for an effective date" was read                              
the second time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Elton objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President  Therriault  stated  SENATE  BILL  NO. 88  will  be  on  the                              
May 4 calendar.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 148                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 148 "An Act relating to allowable absences for                                      
certain members of the armed forces and their spouses and dependents                                
for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing                             
for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Elton objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated SENATE BILL NO. 148 will be on the                                      
May 4 calendar.                                                                                     

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SB 173                                                                                            
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" was read the second time.                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Elton objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated SENATE BILL NO. 173 will be on the                                      
May 4 calendar.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 89                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) "An Act amending the                                                 
definitions in the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the definition of                                 
'lobbyist' as it applies in the act setting standards of conduct for                                
legislators and legislative employees" was read the third time.                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,                              
that being Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned                                
to second reading.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senators Therriault, Ben Stevens offered Amendment No. 1:                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 1, following "An Act amending the ":                                                 
 Delete "definitions in the"                                                                      
Page 1, line 3, following "employees":                                                            

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          Insert "; and amending the Regulation of Lobbying Act                                 
and the legislative standards of conduct to allow a lobbyist to give                              
and a person covered by legislative standards of conduct to accept                                
tickets to a charity event during a legislative session"                                          
                                                                                                    
Page 1, following line 4:                                                                           
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                        
   "* Section 1.  AS 24.45.121(a) is amended to read:                                             
 (a)  A lobbyist may not                                                                            
  (1)  engage in any activity as a lobbyist before registering                                      
under AS 24.45.041;                                                                                 
  (2)  do anything with the intent of placing a public official                                     
under personal obligation to the lobbyist or to the lobbyist's employer;                            
  (3)  intentionally deceive or attempt to deceive any public                                       
official with regard to any material fact pertinent to pending or                                   
proposed legislative or administrative action;                                                      
  (4)  cause or influence the introduction of a legislative                                         
measure solely for the purpose of thereafter being employed to secure                               
its passage or its defeat;                                                                          
  (5)  cause a communication to be sent to a public official in                                     
the name of any fictitious person or in the name of any real person,                                
except with the consent of that person;                                                             
  (6)  accept or agree to accept any payment in any way                                             
contingent upon the defeat, enactment, or outcome of any proposed                                   
legislative or administrative action;                                                               
  (7)  serve as a member of a state board, or commission, if the                                    
lobbyist's employer may receive direct economic benefit from a                                      
decision of that board or commission;                                                               
  (8)  serve as a campaign manager or director, serve as a                                          
campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer on a finance or fund-                               
raising committee, host a fund-raising event, directly or indirectly                                
collect contributions for, or deliver contributions to, a candidate, or                             
otherwise engage in the fund-raising activity of a legislative campaign                             
or campaign for governor or lieutenant governor if the lobbyist has                                 
registered, or is required to register as a lobbyist, under this chapter,                           
during the calendar year; this paragraph does not apply to a                                        
representational lobbyist as defined in the regulations of the Alaska                               
Public Offices Commission, and does not prohibit a lobbyist from                                    
making personal contributions to a candidate as authorized by                                       
AS 15.13 or personally advocating on behalf of a candidate;                                         

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  (9)  offer, solicit, initiate, facilitate, or provide to or on behalf                             
of a person covered by AS 24.60, during a legislative session, a gift,                              
other than food or beverage for immediate consumption, except for                               
tickets to a charity event described in AS 24.60.080(c)(10);                                    
  (10)  make or offer a gift or a campaign contribution whose                                       
acceptance by the person to whom it is offered would violate                                        
AS 24.60.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 2, following line 26:                                                                          
 Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                 
   * Sec. 5.  AS 24.60.080(c) is amended by adding a new paragraph to                             
read:                                                                                               
  (10)  tickets from a lobbyist for a charity event at any time,                                    
including during a legislative session; in this paragraph, "charity                                 
event" means an event the proceeds of which go to a charitable                                      
organization with tax-free status under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) and that                                
the Alaska Legislative Council has approved in advance; the tickets                                 
may entitle the bearer to admission to the event, to entertainment, to                              
food or beverages, or to other gifts or services involved in the charity                            
event."                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                       
adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator Elton objected, then withdrew                                  
his objection. There being no further objections, Amendment No. 1                                   
was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) am was automatically in third                                        
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) am                                        
"An Act amending the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the definition                                  
of 'lobbyist' as it applies in the act setting standards of conduct for                             
legislators and legislative employees; and amending the Regulation of                               
Lobbying Act and the legislative standards of conduct to allow a                                    
lobbyist to give and a person covered by legislative standards of                                   
conduct to accept tickets to a charity event during a legislative                                   
session" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                    
result:                                                                                             

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CSSB 89(JUD) am                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  5   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Elton                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) am passed the Senate.                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 155                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 155(RES) "An Act relating to predator                                        
control programs; and providing for an effective date" was read the                                 
third time.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Senators Hoffman, Wilken, Taylor, moved and asked unanimous                                         
consent to be shown as cosponsors on the bill. Without objection, it                                
was so ordered.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 155(RES)                                          
"An Act relating to predator control programs; and providing for an                                 
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                             
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
CSSB 155(RES)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  5   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Elton                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 155(RES) passed the Senate.                                          

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Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     Second Reading of House Resolutions                                         
                                                                                                    
HCR 7                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7(RLS) was                                                   
read the second time and was before the Senate on final passage.                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                  
RESOLUTION NO. 7(RLS) Proposing an amendment to the Uniform                                         
Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to executive sessions of                             
legislative bodies; and providing for an effective date for the                                     
amendment, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                  
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
CSHCR 7(RLS)                                                                                        
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  5   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                   
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                      
7(RLS) passed the Senate.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the resolution be considered the vote on the                                 
effective date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
SJR 6                                                                                             
Senators Dyson, Ogan, Wagoner, moved and asked unanimous                                            
consent to be shown as cosponsors on SENATE JOINT                                                   
RESOLUTION NO. 6 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of                                      
the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.                                  
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 88                                                                                             
Senators Wilken, Taylor, Dyson, Wagoner, moved and asked                                            
unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on SENATE BILL NO.                                      
88 "An Act relating to standards for forest resources and practices; and                            
providing for an effective date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                             
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in adjournment until 10:00 a.m., May 4, 2003. Without                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:34 p.m.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                    June 2003                       

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
May 05        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
+ HB 194 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORG TAX CREDIT                                                        
                                                                                                    
May 07        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
+ SCR 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS                                                         
              <Testimony by Invitation Only>                                                        
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                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
May 05        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= HB   9 HOME INSPECTORS/CONTRACTORS                                                               
+ SB 168 CIGARETTE SALE/DISTRIBUTION                                                                
+ SB 114 INCREASE BUSINESS LICENSE FEE                                                              
+ SB 177 PERS/TRS COLA FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY                                                     
+ HB  90 TAX CREDIT:SALMON DEVELOPMENT/UTILIZATION                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              <Committee may recess until 5 pm>                                                     
                                                                                                    
May 06        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ HB  57 ROYALTY GAS CONTRACTS                                                                      
+ HB 170 MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES                                                            
+ HB 203 AIDEA DIVIDENDS TO STATE                                                                   
+ HB  79 AK REGIONAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              <Committee may recess until 5 pm>                                                     
                                                                                                    

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                 
                                                                                                    
May 07        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ HB 256 DIVIDEND PAYMENT TO STATE BY AHFC                                                          
+ SB  31 RAILROAD UTILITY CORRIDOR TO & IN CANADA                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
May 05        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+ SB 202 EDUCATION FUNDING &PUPIL TRANSPORTATION                                                    
+ SB 145 REEMPLOYMENT OF RETIRED TEACHERS                                                           
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 07        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              Medicaid Funding and Program Issues:                                                  
              Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid                                              
              Services                                                                              
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 03        Saturday                              Beltz 211         9:00 AM                     
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
+ HB 212 POWERS OF APPOINTMENTS/TRUSTS/CREDITORS                                                    
+ HB   1 STALKING & PROTECTIVE ORDERS                                                               
+ SB 175 LIABILITY:RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY/BOATS/AIR                                                  
+ SB 176 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES                                                   
+= HB 114 ISSUANCE OF SEARCH WARRANTS                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 06        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB 192 DOL TEACHERS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS                                                         
+ SB 210 WAGE AND HOUR OVERTIME COMPUTATION                                                         
+ SB 154 NURSE EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM                                                          
+ HB  51 LABELING OF PRESCRIBED DRUGS                                                               
+ SB  32 INSURANCE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS                                                        
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SB 102 CHARITABLE GAMING REVENUE                                                                 
              <Listen Only Teleconference>                                                          
                                                                                                    
May 08        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ HB 151 DWELLING DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS                                                        
+ SB 181 EXAM FOR CPA'S                                                                             
+ HB 120 SERVICE CONTRACT SALES ARE NOT INSURANCE                                                   
+ HB 135 MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPISTS                                                                
+ HB 194 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORG TAX CREDIT                                                        
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 05        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              Board of Fisheries                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
May 06        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
     SB 203 OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS                                                       
+ HB  81 MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION                                                         
= HB  14 PERMANENT FUND ALLOWABLE ABSENCES                                                          
= SJR 18 CONST. AM: PF APPROPS/INFLATION-PROOFING                                                   
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                          STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                              
                                                                                                    
May 08        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
     HB 248 SALARY OF CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER                                                     
= SJR  6 CONST AM: 90 DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION                                                       
+ SB 198 DAMAGES RECOVERED BY POLICE/FIREFIGHTER                                                    
     SB 211 REGULATIONS: NOTICE AND DISTRIBUTION                                                    
     HB 266 ELECTIONS                                                                               
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
May 06        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+ HB  97 LONG-TERM LEASES OF ALASKA RR LAND                                                         
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 75 & HB 76                                        
                                                                                                    
May 06        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                     
     HB  75 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                    
     HB  76 APPROP:MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                             
              Organization, Request for Limited Powers