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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                     Monday                        May 5, 2003                      
                                                                                                    
                            One Hundred Fifth Day                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:20 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Davis was absent.                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that                                          
Senator Davis be excused from a call of the Senate for medical reasons                              
on May 5, to evening plane time. Without objection, Senator Davis                                   
was excused.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Major Nila Fankhauser of                                    
The Salvation Army. Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous                                       
consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                                                    
          Heavenly Father, first I want to pray for some Juneau                                     
          young people who were injured seriously in a car                                          
          accident over the weekend. I pray, Father, that You                                       
          will be very close to them. I pray that You will be                                       
          with the doctors and the nurses and those attending to                                    
          their needs. I pray that You will be with their                                           
          families.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
          Lord, we are grateful for Your many blessings. We                                         
          thank You for the blessing of living in a free country                                    
          governed by the people. May we never take this for                                        
          granted. We thank You for the privilege of living in                                      
          this state of Alaska, truly the Great Land. These                                         
          freedoms and privileges do not come without                                               
          responsibility. I thank You for the senators gathered                                     
          here, who have taken up their responsibility by                                           
          answering the call to serve. I pray Your blessing                                         

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          upon each one. Give them Your guidance and                                                
          wisdom for the task at hand. As each contributes,                                         
          help them to be open and listen to the needs of the                                       
          other, and in that way, work together for the common                                      
          good of our people. May all that transpires within                                        
          these chambers today be only good and for the                                             
          betterment of our great state and her people. In all                                      
       things, Your will be done.                                 Amen.                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journal for the one hundred fourth legislative day be approved as                                   
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 168                                                                                            
The Finance 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(FIN)                                                           
          (forthcoming)                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Wilken, Cochair; Senators Taylor, Bunde,                                   
Ben Stevens. Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 9                                                                                              
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                              
9(FIN) am "An Act relating to the registration of individuals who                                   
perform home inspections; relating to regulation of contractors;                                    
relating to registration fees for specialty contractors, home inspectors,                           
and associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection                                          
requirements for residential loans purchased or approved by the                                     
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by and                                
against home inspectors and to civil actions arising from residential                               
unit inspections; repealing a law that limits liability for damages based                           
on a duty to inspect a residential unit to damages caused by gross                                  
negligence or intentional misconduct; and providing for an effective                                
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                           
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          9(FIN)                                                                                    
          (forthcoming)                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Wilken, Cochair. Signing no                                                
recommendation: Senator Green, Cochair; Senators Hoffman, Olson,                                    
Bunde. Signing do not pass: Senator Taylor.                                                         
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Revenue                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                         
  Development                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Community and Economic                                            
  Development                                                                                       

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 34                                                                                             
HOUSE BILL NO. 34 "An Act relating to negotiated regulation                                         
making; and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Senator Ellis                             
objected.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated HOUSE BILL NO. 34 will be on the May 6                                  
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN) am "An Act relating to the                                            
evaluation and cleanup of sites where certain controlled substances                                 
may have been manufactured or stored; and providing for an effective                                
date" was read the second time.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                 
1047. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                            
NO. 59(FIN) was adopted.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN) was read the                                            
third time.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Senators Ogan, French declared a conflict of interest.                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senators Guess, Dyson, Gary Stevens, Seekins, Wagoner, Lincoln,                                     
French, Ellis, Elton, Taylor, Ben Stevens, Cowdery, Wilken, moved                                   
and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the                                    
bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Cowdery declared a conflict of interest.                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                          
NO. 59(FIN) "An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites                                 
where certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or                                   
stored; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 59(FIN)                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                     
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Ogan                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                 
passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                 
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 212                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(JUD) "An Act relating to trusts,                                          
including trust protectors, trustee advisors, transfers of property in                              
trust, and transfers of trust interests, and to creditors' claims against                           
property subject to a power of appointment" was read the second time.                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Senator Ellis                             
objected.                                                                                           

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Senators Taylor, Seekins moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                    
shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so                                   
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(JUD) will                                     
be on the May 6 calendar.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 249                                                                                            
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" was read the second time.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Senator Ellis                             
objected.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 249(JUD) am                                       
will be on the May 6 calendar.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 63                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 63(STA) was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 63(STA)                                           
"An Act relating to transition provisions related to municipal mergers,                             
consolidations, dissolutions, reclassifications, annexations,                                       
detachments, and incorporations; and relating to municipal property                                 
taxation in annexed, detached, and newly incorporated areas" pass the                               
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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CSSB 63(STA)                                                                                        
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                     
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Ogan                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 63(STA) passed the Senate and                                        
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Third Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(STA) "An Act                                                
relating to roadside memorials within the right-of-way of a state                                   
highway" was read the third time.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                  
returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,                                 
that being Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned                                
to second reading.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln offered Amendment No. 1:                                                            
                                                                                                    
 Page 1, line 8, following "accident":                                                              
  Insert "or other incident in the right-of-way"                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                  
of Amendment No. 1. Objections were heard.                                                          
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SCS CSHB 127(STA)                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln,                                 
Ogan, Olson                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Cowdery, Green, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                       
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                    
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(STA) am S was                                               
automatically in third reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                          
NO. 127(STA) am S "An Act relating to roadside memorials within                                     
the right-of-way of a state highway" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                 
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 127(STA) am S                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson,                                    
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Taylor, Therriault                                                    
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(STA) am                                             
S passed the Senate.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens gave notice of reconsideration.                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 146                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 146(HES) was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 146(HES)                                           
"An Act repealing the termination date of certain provisions that                                   
require the reporting of social security numbers and automated data                                 
matching with financial institutions for child support enforcement                                  
purposes; relating to social security numbers on applications for                                   
commercial fishing licenses; and providing for an effective date" pass                              
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                          
                                                                                                    
CSHB 146(HES)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess, Lincoln,                                 
Stevens B, Stevens G, Wagoner, Wilken                                                               
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Dyson, Olson, Seekins, Taylor, Therriault                                                    
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman, Ogan                                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 146(HES) passed the Senate.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved for the adoption of the effective date                                    
clause.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?" The                               
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSHB 146(HES)                                                                                       
Effective Date Clause                                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault,                                  
Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman, Ogan                                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, the effective date clause was adopted and the bill was signed                               
by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                           
                                                                                                    

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                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 88                                                                                             
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 88 "An Act relating to                                       
standards for forest resources and practices; and providing for an                                  
effective date" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was                              
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 148                                                                                            
The reconsideration on 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 not taken up this                               
legislative day and the bill was referred to the Secretary for                                      
engrossment.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
SB 173                                                                                            
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 173(efd fld) "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; and making                                        
conforming amendments" was not taken up this legislative day and the                                
bill was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                 
                                                                                                    
EO 108                                                                                            
In accordance with Article III, Section 23 of the Alaska Constitution,                              
action was not taken on the following Executive Order and it was                                    
returned to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m., May 5, 2003:                                  
                                                                                                    
          Executive Order No. 108 Transferring the functions                                        
          from the Department of Administration and the                                             
          Department of Education and Early Development to                                          
          the Department of Health and Social Services.                                             

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EO 109                                                                                            
In accordance with Article III, Section 23 of the Alaska Constitution,                              
action was not taken on the following Executive Order and it was                                    
returned to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m., May 5, 2003:                                  
                                                                                                    
              Transferring the Violent Crimes Compensation Board                                   
                 from the Department of Public Safety to the                                       
          Department of Administration.                                                             
                                                                                                    
EO 110                                                                                            
In accordance with Article III, Section 23 of the Alaska Constitution,                              
action was not taken on the following Executive Order and it was                                    
returned to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m., May 5, 2003:                                  
                                                                                                    
              Transferring the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                    
             and its functions from the Department of Revenue to                                   
          the Department of Public Safety.                                                          
                                                                                                    
EO 111                                                                                            
In accordance with Article III, Section 23 of the Alaska Constitution,                              
action was not taken on the following Executive Order and it was                                    
returned to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m., May 5, 2003:                                  
                                                                                                    
                Transferring from the Regulatory Commission of                                     
                Alaska to the Attorney General certain public                                      
          advocacy responsibilities and functions.                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 63                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 63(STA) "An Act relating to transition                                       
provisions related to municipal mergers, consolidations, dissolutions,                              
reclassifications, annexations, detachments, and incorporations; and                                
relating to municipal property taxation in annexed, detached, and                                   
newly incorporated areas" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                           

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SB 88                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 88 "An Act relating to standards for forest                                         
resources and practices; and providing for an effective date" was                                   
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                 
the House for consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
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 engrossed, signed by the President and                                   
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 173                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 173(efd fld) "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; and making conforming amendments" was engrossed,                                       
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                              
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN) "An Act                                                 
relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where certain controlled                            
substances may have been manufactured or stored; and providing for                                  
an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                       
Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., May 6, 2003. Without                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:14 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                                                         
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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 05        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:00 PM                     
+= SB 175 LIABILITY:RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY/BOATS/AIR                                                 
+= SB 176 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES                                                  
+= HB 114 ISSUANCE OF SEARCH WARRANTS                                                               
+= HB 177 CONCEALED HANDGUNS                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 06        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
+ HB 224 CIGARETTE SALES REQUIREMENTS                                                               
+ HB 214 PUNITIVE DAMAGES AGAINST EMPLOYERS                                                         
+ SB  13 INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT RATING                                                  
+             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                                                                 
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May 08        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ HB 151 DWELLING DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS                                                        
+ HB 242 EXAM FOR CPA'S                                                                             
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+ HB 120 SERVICE CONTRACT SALES ARE NOT INSURANCE                                                   
+ HB 135 MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPISTS                                                                
+ HB 194 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORG TAX CREDIT                                                        
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+ SB 209 MARINE PILOT FOR FOREIGN PLEASURE CRAFT                                                    
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May 05        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+= SB 149 REPEAL CERTAIN TIMBER SALE REQUIREMENTS                                                   
+ SB 185 ROYALTY REDUCTION ON CERTAIN OIL                                                           
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              Board of Fisheries                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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May 07        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
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May 09        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
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2003-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 1169
                                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                                                      
                                                                                                    
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                                                         
              Senate Bill:                                                                          
              KNIK ARM CROSSING BRIDGE/TOLL AUTHORITY                                               
              <Pending Introduction and Referral>                                                   
              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