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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday                       May 9, 2003                      
                                                                                                    
                            One Hundred Ninth Day                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:13 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                             
                                                                                                    
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.                            
                                                                                                    
          Dear Lord, I understand that Representative Joule is                                      
          undergoing heart surgery at this very moment, so we                                       
          bring him before You in prayer this morning. We                                           
          pray that You would be with him and be with the                                           
             doctors as they are working with him just now, Lord.                                  
                                                                                                    
          Dear Lord, The weather forecasters keep saying                                            
          "rain" and the sun keeps shining! Thank You! As this                                      
          Senate session nears conclusion, I pray that You will                                     
          give each one wisdom and discernment to determine                                         
          what is most important and worthy of the time left.                                       
          Thank You for the effort given, the hard work by                                          
          each Senator, their staff and all those who give their                                    
          support to make this democratic process possible. As                                      
          the session concludes, I pray that each will leave with                                   
          a sense of accomplishment, that their time has been                                       
          worthwhile, that they have made a difference for the                                      
          citizens of our great state. May they say with the                                        
          apostle, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished                                   
          the race, I have kept the faith." And may the sun keep                                    
 shining!                                                              Amen.                       
                                                                                                    

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Senator Cowdery led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journal for the one hundred eighth legislative day be approved as                                   
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 124                                                                                          
Message dated May 8 was read, stating the House has adopted the                                     
report of the Conference Committee considering HOUSE BILL NO.                                       
124 and SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 124(TRA) thus                                                  
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
          HOUSE BILL NO. 124 "An Act relating to                                                    
          commercial motor vehicle drivers and their                                                
          employers and to railroad-highway grade crossings;                                        
          and providing for an effective date."                                                     
                                                                                                    
The Senate adopted the Conference Committee report on May 8 (page                                   
1248).                                                                                              
#END                                                                                                
Message dated May 8 was read, stating the House passed and                                          
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCR 10                                                                                            
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10 BY                                                               
REPRESENTATIVES WOLF, Foster, Lynn, Meyer, Heinze,                                                  
Chenault, Morgan, Wilson, Gruenberg,                                                                
                                                                                                    
          Relating to restoration of riparian habitat that is vital                                
          to the fisheries resources of the state.                                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                    

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                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 191                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 191(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE                                                      
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the Alaska coastal management                                         
          program and to policies and procedures for                                                
          consistency reviews and the rendering of consistency                                      
          determinations under that program; eliminating the                                        
          Alaska Coastal Policy Council; annulling certain                                          
          regulations relating to the Alaska coastal                                                
          management program; and providing for an effective                                        
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 195                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 195(L&C) am BY THE HOUSE LABOR                                                
AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to coverage offered under an                                             
          individual policy of health care insurance; relating to                                   
          the state health insurance plan; and providing for an                                     
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                      
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 250                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                 
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to protests of state contract awards,                                    
          to claims on state contracts, to the arbitration of                                       
          certain state construction contract claims, and to                                        
          hearings and appeals under the State Procurement                                          
          Code; making conforming amendments in the State                                           
          Procurement Code; and providing for an effective                                          
          date."                                                                                    

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was read the first time and referred to the Transportation Committee.                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 218                                                                                            
Letter from Senator Bunde dated May 9 was received, requesting that                                 
the sponsor for SENATE BILL NO. 218 "An Act authorizing a pilot                                     
program relating to state procurement and the use of electronic                                     
commerce tools; and providing for an effective date" be corrected to                                
read BY THE SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE.                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
Report dated May 7 was read, stating:                                                               
                                                                                                    
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Senate Health, Education and                                   
Social Services Committee reviewed the following with regard to                                     
confirmation of the Governor's appointments:                                                        
                                                                                                    
Board of Dental Examiners                                                                         
 Dr. David L. Eichler                                                                               
 Dr. Robert E. Warren                                                                               
 Dr. Kevin L. Gottlieb                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Board of Dispensing Opticians                                                                     
 Roberta Rawcliffe                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
State Medical Board                                                                               
 Dr. Rob Breffeilh                                                                                  
 Dr. G. Bert Flaming                                                                                
 Debra I. Joslin                                                                                    
 Dr. John Troxel                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees                                            
 John F. Malone                                                                                     
 Nelson Page                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                          
 Mila Cosgrove                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                   
 Thomas N. Carter                                                                                   
 Dr. John C. Cobbett                                                                                
                                                                                                    
State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                             
 Mary Ann Paul                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Board of Pharmacy                                                                                 
 Michael Pauley                                                                                     
 William Altland                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Board of Nursing                                                                                  
 Mary Weymiller                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Professional Teaching Practices Commission                                                        
 Cynthia Curran                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners                                       
 Dr. Lorin Bradbury                                                                                 
 Dr. John Miller                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                             
 David J. Parks                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
There were no stated objections to the confirmation of any of the                                   
named individuals by committee members. This does not reflect an                                    
intent by any of the members to vote for or against the individuals                                 
during any further sessions.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Signing the report: Senator Dyson, Chair; Senators Green, Davis,                                    
Guess.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 175                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 175 "An                                          
Act relating to civil liability for commercial recreational activities and                          
for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and providing for an                             
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                 

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          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 175(JUD) "An Act                                                   
          relating to civil liability for inherent risks in sports or                               
          recreational activities; and providing for an effective                                   
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators Therriault, Ogan.                                 
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 183                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 183 "An                                      
Act authorizing municipalities to provide for economic development                                  
and authorizing municipalities to expend revenue collected on an                                    
areawide or nonareawide basis to provide for economic development"                                  
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                 
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 183(STA) "An Act                                                   
          authorizing certain boroughs to use revenue collected                                     
          on an areawide or nonareawide basis for economic                                          
          development."                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Cowdery,                                     
Dyson. Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Guess.                                          
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 198                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 198 "An                                      
Act relating to recovery of civil damages by a peace officer or                                     
firefighter; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be                             
replaced with                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 198(STA)                                                           

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Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senator Guess. Signing                                
no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Cowdery, Dyson.                                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 209                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                         
209 "An Act relating to pilotage of certain foreign pleasure craft" and                             
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 209(L&C) "An Act                                                   
          relating to exemption of certain foreign pleasure craft                                   
          from the mandatory pilotage requirement and to civil                                      
          fines imposed on the owner or operator of a pleasure                                      
          craft of foreign registry; and providing for an                                           
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators Seekins, Gary                                       
Stevens. Signing no recommendation: Senator French. Signing amend:                                  
Senator Davis.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Fiscal information forthcoming.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 1                                                                                              
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
1(JUD) "An Act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order;                            
and amending Rules 4 and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and                                   
Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration." Signing do pass: Senator                                   
Seekins, Chair; Senator French. Signing no recommendation: Senators                                 
Therriault, Ellis.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Alaska Court System                                              

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 46                                                                                             
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
46(STA) "An Act relating to printing of ballot titles and propositions                              
on primary election ballots." Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair;                              
Senators Therriault, French, Ellis. Signing no recommendation:                                      
Senator Ogan.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                    
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 49                                                                                             
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
49(JUD) "An Act relating to the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)                                         
identification registration system and testing; and providing for an                                
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                 
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          49(JUD)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senator French. Signing no                                 
recommendation: Senator Therriault. Signing amend: Senator Ogan.                                    
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 61                                                                                             
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
61(FIN) "An Act establishing an exploration and development                                         
incentive tax credit for operators and working interest owners directly                             
engaged in the exploration for and development of gas for sale and                                  
delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in the                                
state; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be                                   
replaced with                                                                                       

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                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          61(RES)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Ogan, Chair; Senators Seekins, Ben Stevens,                                
Wagoner. Signing no recommendation: Senator Lincoln.                                                
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Revenue                                                     
                                                                                                    
President Therriault added a referral to the Finance Committee.                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 118                                                                                            
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
118(RES) am "An Act relating to the transportation and sale of certain                              
commercially caught fish by an agent of a commercial fishing permit                                 
holder and to the sale of fish; and providing for an effective date" and                            
recommended the adoption of the Labor and Commerce Senate                                           
Committee Substitute offered on page 874. Signing do pass: Senator                                  
Ogan, Chair; Senators Seekins, Ben Stevens, Wagoner, Lincoln.                                       
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                               
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 120                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 120(RLS) am "An Act excluding service contracts from                                       
regulation as insurance; relating to insurance licensing for motor                                  
vehicle service contracts and home warranties; and providing for an                                 
effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators                                    
Davis, French, Gary Stevens.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, House Rules Committee                                                     

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 151                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 151(JUD) am "An Act relating to claims and court actions                                   
for defects in the design, construction, and remodeling of certain                                  
dwellings; limiting when certain court actions may be brought; and                                  
amending Rules 79 and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure" and                                      
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          151(L&C)                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators Davis, Gary Stevens.                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator French.                                                          
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Labor and Commerce Committee                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
HB 194                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 194(L&C) "An Act creating a tax credit under the Alaska                                    
Net Income Tax Act for contributions to regional development                                        
organizations; and providing for an effective date" and recommended                                 
it be replaced with                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          194(L&C)                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair. Signing no recommendation:                                   
Senators French, Seekins, Gary Stevens. Signing amend: Senator                                      
Davis.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Revenue                                                     
                                                                                                    

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The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 242                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 242(L&C) "An Act relating to licensing of certified public                                 
accountants; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                 
Senator Bunde, Chair; Senator Gary Stevens. Signing no                                              
recommendation: Senators Davis, French.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 248                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 248 "An                                       
Act relating to the annual salary of the chief procurement officer; and                             
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Gary                                     
Stevens, Chair; Senator Cowdery. Signing no recommendation:                                         
Senators Guess, Dyson.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration                                              
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 266                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                        
266(FIN) "An Act relating to questioned ballots and questioned voters,                              
voter registration, training of election officials, preparation of election                         
materials, provision of election materials, forms, and supplies for                                 
polling places, voter identification, absentee voting, and counting                                 
ballots; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator                             
Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Cowdery, Dyson. Signing no                                            
recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Guess.                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Office of the Governor                                                          
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration                                              
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SJR 6                                                                                             
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE JOINT                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 6 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of                                      
the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.                                  
Signing do not pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senator Hoffman.                                  
Signing do pass: Senator Guess. Signing no recommendation: Senators                                 
Cowdery, Dyson.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Legislative Agency                                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Office of the Governor                                                          
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 215                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 215 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
          "An Act giving notice of and approving the entry into                                     
          and the issuance of certificates of participation for a                                   
          lease-purchase agreement for a seafood and food                                           
          safety laboratory facility; relating to the use of certain                                
          investment income for certain construction costs; and                                     
          providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                               
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Environmental Conservation                                        
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated May 8, 2003:                                                    

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Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                          
transmitting a bill relating to issuing certificates of participation to                            
fund a new seafood and food safety laboratory.                                                      
                                                                                                    
The state's food safety laboratory plays a vital role in protecting the                             
health of Alaskans. The seafood and food safety laboratory tests crabs,                             
geoducks, and other shellfish for toxins, a service not offered in the                              
private sector. Local dairy products must be tested by a state                                      
laboratory before they can be sold to schools and the military. Federal                             
law also requires a state laboratory to certify private laboratories to                             
perform drinking water compliance testing for public water systems.                                 
Additionally, the new laboratory will have an area designated as bio                                
safety level III for testing of anthrax or other bio-terrorism agents. The                          
new laboratory would not duplicate existing laboratories in the state.                              
                                                                                                    
The current lease will soon expire, requiring the facility to be                                    
relocated. Building a state-owned facility is cheaper than leasing a                                
privately-owned facility, and the state owns a parcel of land ready for                             
development. The Alaska State Legislature has recognized the need                                   
for replacement through previous planning and design appropriations.                                
The bill I transmit today is the next and final step in providing                                   
Alaskans with a worthwhile facility by setting up a bonding structure                               
for its construction. The proposed method is the issuance of                                        
certificates of participation for a lease-purchase agreement.                                       
                                                                                                    
In the interests of public health for Alaskans and consumers of                                     
Alaskan food, fish and dairy products, as well as the economic health                               
of these industries, I urge your prompt and favorable action on this                                
measure.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Sincerely,                                                                                          
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 216                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 216 BY THE RULES COMMITTEE BY                                                       
REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                  
              "An Act relating to international airports revenue                                   
          bonds; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                              
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated May 8:                                                          
                                                                                                    
Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                          
transmitting a bill relating to bond funding of capital improvements for                            
the Alaska International Airports System.                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill increases the cumulative authorization for international                                   
airports revenue bonds, allowing the sale of up to $76,600,000 in new                               
revenue bonds to support capital improvement programs for FY 04                                     
through FY 06 at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and                                
Fairbanks International Airport, referred to collectively as the Alaska                             
International Airports System (AIAS), and certain passenger terminal                                
renovation work at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.                                 
                                                                                                    
Funding for operations and capital improvements of the AIAS is                                      
obtained from charges for the use of airport facilities, primarily paid                             
by commercial airlines. The AIAS and the airlines that are signatories                              
to the International Airports System Operating Agreement have agreed                                
to a capital improvement program approved by the signatory airline                                  
ratepayers under the operating agreement. Under the operating                                       
agreement, effective from September 1, 2001 through June 30, 2006,                                  
the AIAS has shifted from cash funding long-term projects in advance                                
through annual capital charges paid by the airlines through rates and                               
fees, to revenue bond funding for most projects. Revenue bond                                       
funding allows annual debt service to be paid through airline rates and                             
fees spread over longer periods of time, such as the useful life of                                 

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airport projects. The bonds are not a general obligation of the state,                              
and the state does not pledge its faith and credit to the payment of the                            
bonds. The issuance of the bonds does not directly or indirectly or                                 
contingently obligate the state or any political subdivision thereof to                             
apply money from, or levy or pledge, any form of taxation whatever to                               
the payment of the bonds.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Additional bond authorization under AS 37.15.410 was granted in                                     
2001 to implement the capital improvement program for the first two                                 
years of the Operating Agreement. Additional bond authorization is                                  
now required to finance the continuation of the capital improvement                                 
program. AS 37.15.410 currently authorizes the state to issue up to                                 
$447,900,000 of revenue bonds to support airport projects. This                                     
authority, cumulative since the inception of AS 37.15.410, will be                                  
exhausted by June 30, 2003, with outstanding bond principal standing                                
at $368,200,000.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The authority sought in this bill would increase the bond authorization                             
limit to finance three more years of capital improvements at both the                               
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Fairbanks                                           
International Airport, as well as completion costs of the redevelopment                             
of Concourse C at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport                                   
passenger terminal. By covering these needs in a single new bond                                    
issue, the state would be able to reduce costs related to the debt                                  
issuance.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
The Alaska International Airports System is an increasingly vital and                               
growing part of our economic engine. The airports system and the                                    
state's major air carriers propose to continue developing our world-                                
class international airports through the implementation of the                                      
International Airports Operating Agreement, supported by the issuance                               
of these additional revenue bonds. In order to assure timely project                                
development, I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                               
                                                                                                    
Sincerely,                                                                                          
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 217                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 217 BY SENATOR OLSON, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
              "An Act relating to genetic privacy; and amending                                    
              Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule                                   
          508, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure."                                                
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Judiciary Committees.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 218                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 218 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                                         
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                       
                                                                                                    
            "An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state                                  
                procurement and the use of electronic commerce                                     
          tools; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                      
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Senate Bills in Second Reading                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 93                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 93 "An Act relating to limitations on actions to                                    
quiet title to, eject a person from, or recover real property or the                                
possession of it; and providing for an effective date" which had been                               
read the second time and returned to the Rules Committee (page 1230)                                
was before the Senate in second reading.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Seekins, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute offered on page 1199.                                
Senator Taylor objected.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the Judiciary Committee Substitute be                                    
adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                             
                                                                                                    

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SB 93                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                      
Adopt Judiciary Committee Substitute?                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Green, Hoffman,                                         
Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner,                                 
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Elton, French, Guess, Ogan, Taylor                                                           
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) "An Act relating to                                          
limitations on actions to quiet title to, eject a person from, or recover                           
real property or the possession of it; relating to adverse possession;                              
and providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner offered Amendment No. 1:                                                            
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 5, through page 2, line 3:                                                             
          Delete all material and insert:                                                           
"* Section. 1.  AS 09.10.030 is amended to read:                                                  
  Sec. 09.10.030.  Actions to recover real property [IN 10                                        
YEARS].  Except as provided in (b) of this section, a [A] person                                
may not bring an action for the recovery of real property [,] or for the                            
recovery of the possession of it unless the action is commenced within                              
10 years.  An action may not be maintained under this subsection for                            
the recovery unless it appears that the plaintiff, an ancestor, a                                   
predecessor, or the grantor of the plaintiff was seized or possessed of                             
the premises in question within 10 years before the commencement of                                 
the action.                                                                                         
   * Sec. 2.  AS 09.10.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to                               
read:                                                                                               
  (b)  An action may be brought at any time by a person who                                         
was seized or possessed of the real property in question at some time                               
before the commencement of the action or whose grantor or                                           
predecessor was seized or possessed of the real property in question at                             
some time before commencement of the action, and whose ownership                                    
interest in the real property is recorded under AS 40.17, in order to                               
   (1)  quiet title to that real property; or                                                       
   (2)  eject a person from that real property."                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 25:                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 1"                                                                           
          Insert  "secs. 1 and 2"                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                          
Senator Taylor objected.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 93(JUD)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens                                   
G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Taylor                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) am was read the third time.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved that CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) am                                         
be returned to the Rules Committee. Objections were heard.                                          
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) am                                        
be returned to the Rules Committee?" The roll was taken with the                                    
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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CSSB 93(JUD) am                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Return to Rules Committee?                                                                          
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  French, Green, Guess, Taylor, Wilken                                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, Hoffman,                                         
Lincoln, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Olson                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, the motion failed.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) am                                        
"An Act relating to limitations on actions to quiet title to, eject a                               
person from, or recover real property or the possession of it; relating to                          
adverse possession; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                   
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
CSSB 93(JUD) am                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln,                                
Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                   
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Dyson, French, Green, Ogan, Taylor                                                           
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) am passed the Senate.                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Ogan gave notice of reconsideration.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 192                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 192 "An Act relating to teachers and training                                       
programs in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to                                   
the placement in the exempt service of certified teachers employed by                               
the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to their                                         
eligibility to participate in the Teachers' Retirement System of Alaska,                            
and to the functions of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board                                       
regarding the Kotzebue Technical Center and the Alaska Vocational                                   
Technical Center; and providing for an effective date" was read the                                 
second time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Bunde, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                     
adoption of the Labor and Commerce Committee Substitute offered on                                  
page 1201. Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There                               
being no further objections, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 192(L&C)                                        
"An Act relating to teachers and training programs in the Department                                
of Labor and Workforce Development, to the placement in the exempt                                  
service of certified teachers employed by the Department of Labor and                               
Workforce Development, to their eligibility to participate in the                                   
Teachers' Retirement System of Alaska, and to the functions of the                                  
Alaska Workforce Investment Board regarding the Kotzebue                                            
Technical Center and the Alaska Vocational Technical Center; relating                               
to local workforce investment areas and boards; repealing the business                              
incentive training program; and providing for an effective date" was                                
adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Ellis objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 192(L&C)                                         
will be on the May 10 calendar.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 168                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 168(FIN) am was read the third time.                                         

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Senator Ellis called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 168(FIN) am                                       
"An Act relating to issuance and revocation of licenses for the                                     
importation, sale, distribution, or manufacture of cigarettes and                                   
tobacco products; relating to a tax refund or credit for unsaleable,                                
returned, or destroyed tobacco products; relating to restrictions on and                            
penalties for shipping or transporting cigarettes; relating to records                              
concerning the sale of cigarettes; amending and adding definitions                                  
relating to cigarette taxes; relating to the payment of cigarette taxes;                            
relating to penalties applicable to cigarette taxes; relating to the                                
definition of the wholesale price of tobacco products; relating to                                  
payment of cigarette taxes through the use of cigarette tax stamps;                                 
relating to provisions making certain cigarettes contraband and subject                             
to seizure and forfeiture; relating to certain crimes, penalties, and                               
interest concerning tobacco taxes and stamps; relating to cigarette                                 
sales; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 168(FIN) am                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Lincoln, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                        
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Hoffman, Olson                                                                               
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 168(FIN) am passed the Senate.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 210                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 210 was read the third time.                                                        
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 210 "An Act                                              
regarding the computation of overtime compensation by employers                                     
before June 2, 1999; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                  
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 210                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens                                   
G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 210 passed the Senate.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Third Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 170                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 170 "An Act increasing certain motor vehicle                                         
registration fees; and providing for an effective date was read the third                           
time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                    
voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator                             
Wilken was required to vote.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 170 "An Act increasing                                    
certain motor vehicle registration fees; and providing for an effective                             
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 170                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 170 passed the Senate.                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved for the adoption of the effective date                                    
clause.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
President Therriault called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?" The                               
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 170                                                                                              
Effective Date Clause                                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens                                    
G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan,                                  
Olson                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
and so the effective date clause failed.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration on HOUSE BILL NO.                                      
170(efd fld S) "An Act increasing certain motor vehicle registration                                
fees."                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
Honoring - The Frontiersman Newspaper                                                               
Representative(s) Masek                                                                             
Senator(s) Therriault, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, Green, Guess,                                  
Hoffman, Lincoln, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens, Taylor,                                       
Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                     

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Honoring - Juneau-Douglas High School Men's Basketball                                              
Representative(s) Kerttula, Weyhrauch                                                               
Senator(s) Elton, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Green,                                  
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens,                                 
Taylor, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                             
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Eckley Kinnicutt Guerin                                                               
Representative(s) Kerttula, Weyhrauch                                                               
Senator(s) Elton, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Green,                                  
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens,                                 
Taylor, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                             
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Dorothy Marvin Rhodes                                                                 
Representative(s) Kerttula, Weyhrauch                                                               
Senator(s) Elton, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Green,                                  
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens,                                        
Taylor, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
citations be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and                             
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 102                                                                                            
Senator Green moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 102(STA) "An Act                                             
relating to concealed deadly weapons." Without objection, it was so                                 
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                      
from a call of the Senate from May 9, evening plane time, to May 12,                                
morning plane time. Without objection, Senator French was excused.                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 210                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 210 "An Act regarding the computation of                                            
overtime compensation by employers before June 2, 1999; and                                         
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                             
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Enrollment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 139                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 139 "An Act repealing the termination date of the                                   
Alaska salmon price report program; and providing for an effective                                  
date" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                              
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                
Office of the Governor at 4:30 p.m., May 8, 2003.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SCR 9                                                                                             
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 9 Suspending Rules                                                 
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 52, relating to the forfeiture of                            
certain property used in certain crimes, was enrolled, signed by the                                
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                  
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:30                               
p.m., May 8, 2003.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., May 10, 2003. Without                                 
objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:29 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                    June 2003                       

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
+ HB 209 MUNI.TAX:  PROPERTY AFFECTED BY DISASTER                                                   
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SCR 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS                                                        
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                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ SB 102 CHARITABLE GAMING REVENUE                                                                  
+ HB 229 PAROLE FOR MEDICAL/COGNITIVE DISABILITY                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 10        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ HB 105 COMMERCIAL FISHING LOANS                                                                   
+ HB 109 TREASURY WARRANTS/LAPSED APPROPRIATIONS                                                    
+ SB 185 ROYALTY REDUCTION ON CERTAIN OIL                                                           
+ SB 213 KNIK ARM BRIDGE AND TOLL AUTHORITY                                                         
+ SCR 10 CHARTER SCHOOL TASK FORCE                                                                  
+ HB  49 EXPAND DNA DATABASE                                                                        
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    

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               HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)                                   
                                                                                                    
May 12        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 14        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 16        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+ HB  25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES                                                            
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:00 PM                     
+= HB 224 CIGARETTE SALES REQUIREMENTS                                                              
+ SB 203 OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS                                                          
+= HB 214 PUNITIVE DAMAGES AGAINST EMPLOYERS                                                        
+= SB   2 PARENT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE BY CHILD                                                      
+= SJR  3 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION/SPENDING LIMIT                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 13        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
= HB 135 MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPISTS                                                                
              Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              Alaska Labor Relations - Colleen Scanlon                                              
              Board of Barbers and Hairdressers -                                                   
              Charlene Lushin, Joylene A. Marrs                                                     
              Board of Chiropractic Examiners - Dr. David Mulholland                                
              Real Estate Commission - Brad J. Fluetsch, Barbara Parker-                            
               Ramsey, David B. Somers, Z. Kent Sullivan, Esq.                                     
              Board of Veterinary Examiners - Steven Torrence                                       
              Workers Compensation Board - John Abshire, Richard                                    
              Behrends, Andrew Piekarski, Marc Stemp                                                
+ SB 218 STATE PROCUREMENT PILOT PROGRAM                                                            
+ SB 194 LIQUOR DELIVERED TO HOTELS/CRUISE SHIPS                                                    
+ HB  83 REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT                                                            
+ HB 234 BREWPUBS; ABC BOARD                                                                        
                                                                                                    

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                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              Confirmation Hearing:                                                                 
              Board of Fisheries - John E. Jensen                                                   
+ HB 191 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS                                                                
+ HB 104 PAYMENT OF FISHERY BUSINESS TAX                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                          Butrovich 205           5:30 PM                     
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
+ SB 216 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS REVENUE BONDS                                                       
                                                                                                    
May 10        Saturday                        Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 13        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
     HB 280 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES:REGULATIONS                                                   
+ HB 250 STATE CONTRACTS                                                                            
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 75 & HB 76                                        
                                                                                                    
May 09        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                     
= HB  75 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                       
= HB  76 APPROP:MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                
              Dept of Administration                                                                
              Dept of Community/Economic Development                                                
              Dept of Environmental Conservation                                                    
              Dept of Natural Resources                                                             
              Dept of Public Safety                                                                 
              The following may be taken up:                                                        
              Dept of Labor/Workforce Development                                                   
              Dept of Transportation/Public Facilities                                              
              Legislature                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
              CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 75 & HB 76 (continued)                                  
                                                                                                    
May 10        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                     
= HB  75 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                       
= HB  76 APPROP:MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                
              Depts to be announced