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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- SECOND SESSION                                     
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday                   March 19, 2004                       
                                                                                                    
                               Sixty-eighth Day                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 10:29 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed seventeen members present. Senators Ellis, Lincoln                                  
were excused from a call of the Senate. Senator Wilken was absent.                                  
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Stedman. Senator                                    
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                        
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                       
                                                                                                    
          Heavenly Father, we ask for Your assistance as we                                         
          deliberate today. Give us Your guidance as we listen                                      
          and speak on matters important to the people of                                           
          Alaska. With Your assistance today we will be                                             
          productive and successful. Also, let us be reminded                                       
          one year ago today was the start of a military conflict                                   
          that has wound down its major efforts and may You                                         
          bless all the lost military and non-military citizens of                                  
          America and our allies.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
          I'd like to speak for a moment from the Quran (9:11).                                     
          "For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a                                    
          fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt                                      
          throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of                                       
          the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for                                   
          the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah;                                       
          and there was peace."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
     Let us pray for peace.                                        Amen.                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Dyson led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           

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                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journals for the sixty-sixth and sixty-seventh legislative days be                                  
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Wilken was noted.                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 18 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HJR 35                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35(L&C) BY THE                                                    
HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                       
                                                                                                    
                Relating to bovine spongiform encephalopathy,                                      
                commonly known as mad cow disease, and country-                                    
          of-origin labeling for meat products.                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Resources Committees.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 18 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 394                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                 
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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             "An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska                                  
                   Commission on Aging and making technical                                        
          revisions to citations related to the commission."                                        
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following reports are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                             
Senate:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Alaska Court System Travel for Justices, Judges, and Magistrates &                                  
Affidavit Information 2003 and Alaska Court System 2003 Time-to-                                    
Disposition Reports: Volumes 1 - 6                                                                  
from Stephanie Cole, Administrative Director, Alaska Court System                                   
in accordance with AS 22.20.310                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
Report dated March 18 was read, stating:                                                            
                                                                                                    
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Senate Labor and Commerce                                      
Committee reviewed the following and recommends the appointments                                    
be forwarded to a Joint Session for consideration:                                                  
                                                                                                    
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                  
Billy (William) G. Andrews - Anchorage                                                              
Gail M. Niemi - Juneau                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                   
Dr. R. Clark Davis - Ketchikan                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                     
Randall C. Frank - Fairbanks                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Board of Marine Pilots                                                                            
Anthony (Tony) J. Joslyn - Anchor Point                                                             
Robert (Tiny) Schasteen - Dutch Harbor                                                              

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Personnel Board                                                                                   
Debra E. English - Anchorage                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                         
Nelida Irvine - Anchorage                                                                           
Gene H. Shafer - Fairbanks                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Real Estate Commission                                                                            
Lawrence (Larry) J. Bauer - Juneau                                                                  
Glenn Clary - Anchorage                                                                             
Rita C. Stuckart - Anchorage                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                     
David J. Hunt - Sitka                                                                               
                                                                                                    
There were no stated objections to the confirmation 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 Bunde, Chair; Senator Seekins, Vice                                     
Chair; Senators Gary Stevens, French, Davis.                                                        
                                                                                                    
SB 247                                                                                            
The Resources Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 247 "An                                          
Act amending the definition of 'project' in the Act establishing the                                
Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an                                      
effective date." Signing no recommendation: Senator Ogan, Chair.                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Seekins, Ben Stevens, Wagoner.                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Revenue                                            
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 255                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 255 "An                                          
Act relating to traffic preemption devices" and recommended the                                     
adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page                                  
2427. Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators Ogan,                                       
Therriault. Signing no recommendation: Senator French.                                              

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 292                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 292 "An                                      
Act relating to youth courts and to the recommended use of criminal                                 
fines to fund the activities of youth courts; and relating to accounting                            
for criminal fines" and recommended it be replaced with                                             
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 292(STA)                                                           
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Hoffman,                                     
Cowdery, Stedman, Guess.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 302                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 302 "An                                          
Act relating to the authority to take oaths, affirmations, and                                      
acknowledgments in the state; relating to notaries public; relating to                              
fees for issuing certificates with the seal of the state affixed; and                               
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 302(JUD) "An Act                                                   
          relating to the authority to take oaths, affirmations,                                    
          and acknowledgments in the state, to notarizations, to                                    
          verifications, to acknowledgments, to fees for issuing                                    
          certificates with the seal of the state affixed, and to                                   
          notaries public; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senator Ogan. Signing no                                   
recommendation: Senator French.                                                                     
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Office of the Governor                                                          
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 338                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 338 "An                                      
Act relating to actionable claims against state employees; relating to                              
the state's defense and indemnification of its employees and former                                 
employees with respect to claims arising out of conduct that is within                              
the scope of employment; amending the Public Employment Relations                                   
Act regarding claims against the state or state employees; and                                      
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                
                                                                                                    
                   CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 338(STA) "An Act                                         
            relating to actionable claims against state employees;                                 
          and providing for an effective date."                                                     
                                                                                                    
Signing no recommendation: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators                                    
Hoffman, Cowdery, Guess.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SJR 14                                                                                            
The following updated fiscal information for SENATE JOINT                                           
RESOLUTION NO. 14 Requesting the Federal Aviation                                                   
Administration to fully staff and maintain flight service stations in                               
Alaska, was published today:                                                                        
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Senate Rules Committee                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 31                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE JOINT                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 31 Relating to urging the United States Congress                                     
to compensate the State of Alaska for the effect of federal land                                    
ownership on the state's ability to fund public education, and                                      
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    

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                  CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31(STA)                                       
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens; Chair; Senators Hoffman,                                     
Cowdery, Stedman, Guess.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate State Affairs Committee                                            
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Resources Committee.                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 367                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 367 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
                "An Act relating to the levy, collection, and                                      
               administration of sales and use taxes on tourism                                    
          services; and providing for an effective date."                                           
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation, Labor and                               
Commerce and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
          Development                                                                               
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                  
          Development                                                                               
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                       
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 16:                                                       
                                                                                                    
Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of article III, section 18, of the Alaska                                       
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill that would impose a five percent                             
sales and use tax on tourism and other services in our state. This tax                              
would apply to a broad range of activities, such as: taxes on items sold                            
or used on cruise ships, shore side activities, transient                                           

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accommodations, and guided tours. The tax would raise approximately                                 
$19 million in FY 05 and $49 million for the state's general fund on an                             
annual basis thereafter.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
In many regards, this proposal represents a modest "user-pay"                                       
approach. The state would be partially reimbursed for costs of                                      
providing a wide variety of services related to the travel industry. The                            
Office of Management and Budget recently completed an informal                                      
survey of state agencies to determine the amount of tourism related                                 
expenditures in their respective FY 04 budgets. The resulting list of                               
costs potentially attributable to the cruise industry totaled $116                                  
million, some of which is currently offset by other "user-pay"                                      
revenues.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Some local communities have benefited over the years as passengers                                  
and crewmembers purchased goods and services in communities and                                     
paid local sales, use, and "head" taxes. At the same time local                                     
communities were taxing the cruise ship industry, passenger traffic                                 
increased dramatically. For example, cruise ship passenger traffic to                               
Ketchikan increased from 321,780 passengers in 1993 to an expected                                  
830,000 passengers in 2004. The increase in passenger traffic occurred                              
despite the effects of the SARS epidemic, global terrorism, and                                     
moderate economic growth, a record 9.52 million passengers cruised                                  
worldwide in 2003 -- a 10.2 percent increase over 2002. Cruise lines                                
anticipate another record year in 2004, with approximately 10.6                                     
million guests.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Given the growth of the industry and the fact Alaska is such a unique                               
and wonderful destination for cruise ship companies and their                                       
passengers, I am convinced Alaska can recover part of its costs                                     
through reasonable taxes without appreciably affecting the growth of                                
the Alaska cruise ship industry.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Alaska will always welcome its guests. However, Alaska should join                                  
48 of the other 49 states and such countries as Jamaica and the                                     
Bahamas that raise revenue from transient accommodation through                                     
some form of tax or fee. This is only fair. Alaska residents have been                              
paying, and will continue to pay, such taxes when travelling or                                     
cruising within these states or abroad.                                                             
                                                                                                    

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I urge your support for this bill.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Sincerely yours,                                                                                    
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 368                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 368 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco                                       
          products; relating to tax stamps on cigarettes; relating                                  
          to forfeiture of cigarettes and of property used in the                                   
          manufacture, transportation, or sale of unstamped                                         
          cigarettes; relating to licenses and licensees under the                                  
          Cigarette Tax Act; and providing for an effective                                         
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Public Safety                                                     
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 16:                                                       
                                                                                                    
Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of article III, section 18 of the Alaska                                        
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill that would increase the cigarette                            
excise tax from five cents per cigarette to ten cents per cigarette. The                            
tax on "other tobacco products" such as smokeless tobacco would be                                  
increased from 75 percent to 100 percent of the wholesale cost.                                     
                                                                                                    
This bill provides the multiple benefits of saving Alaskan lives,                                   
reducing health related expenditures, and raising state revenue.                                    
Increasing the price of tobacco is one of the most effective ways of                                
reducing tobacco use, especially among youths. It is well substantiated                             

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that as the price of cigarette increases, rates of smoking decline. As                              
youths are especially sensitive to such price increases, we can expect                              
the proposed $1.00 per pack cigarette tax increase will add to the 50                               
percent drop in youths smoking rates we have seen in Alaska since                                   
1995. A further drop in youths smoking rates of just 15 percent from                                
current levels would translate into 1,800 lives saved from premature                                
death due to tobacco addiction among Alaska high school students                                    
alive today.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Among current adult smokers, 3,500 will quit smoking because of the                                 
tax, and of those, 800 will be saved from a smoking-caused death.                                   
Smoking among expectant mothers would also be reduced                                               
significantly, resulting in 850 babies being spared from exposure to                                
maternal smoking while in utero during the next five years. The                                     
impact of tobacco taxes on health is not unprecedented in Alaska.                                   
Within a year of the implementation of the $1.00 per pack cigarette tax                             
in October 1997, the number of cigarettes consumed in Alaska had                                    
dropped by 15 percent, and sales have not rebounded since then.                                     
                                                                                                    
Alaska Natives should particularly see the benefits from reduced                                    
smoking. While smoking rates are declining within the U.S. general                                  
population, the rate of smoking is unchanged among Alaska Native                                    
adults and, at 44 percent, is almost double that of non-Natives.                                    
Currently, 44 percent of Alaska Native high school students smoke,                                  
almost four times the rate among non-Native students. One-third of                                  
Alaska Native high school boys use smokeless tobacco, as do one-                                    
sixth of their female counterparts. Use of smokeless tobacco among                                  
Alaska Native girls is nine times higher than the national rate. Lung                               
cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths, is increasing at an alarming                            
rate among Alaska Natives of both sexes. Cardiovascular disease,                                    
including heart disease and stroke, is also linked with tobacco use, and                            
kills approximately 120 Alaska Natives each year.                                                   
                                                                                                    
In addition to the devastating health impacts, smoking is a fiscal                                  
disaster for Alaska. The state receives nearly $47 million in cigarette                             
and other tobacco product tax revenues, but this amount doesn't even                                
begin to cover the economic and social costs associated with smoking-                               
related illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                                   
(CDCP) estimates that in 1998 the cost for direct medical expenses                                  
attributed to smoking-related disease and death in Alaska was nearly                                

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$133 million. In addition, CDCP estimates Alaska's total cost of lost                               
productivity due to early tobacco-related deaths in 2001 was $137                                   
million.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Alaska can expect to see fiscal savings relatively soon following                                   
implementation of this proposed tax. Within five years, the health care                             
savings from fewer smoking affected pregnancies and births will                                     
amount to $1.6 million, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free                                  
Kids. This group estimates that the savings in the state from fewer                                 
smoking-related heart attacks and strokes will be $1.8 million, and the                             
long-term health care savings from adult and youth smoking declines                                 
will be $146.3 million.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
While saving in medical and lost-productivity expenditures, the                                     
proposed tax would also generate an estimated $35.5 million in new                                  
tax revenues for the state annually. In addition, an estimated $350,000                             
in new revenues will be generated for those municipalities in the state                             
that levy a sales tax on the retail price of cigarettes.                                            
                                                                                                    
With cigarette taxes at $2.00 a pack, there will be incentive for tax                               
evasion and smuggling. The new tobacco tax stamp, as passed into law                                
last year, will help address this issue by serving to identify illegal                              
cigarettes. To further advance this enforcement effort, my proposed                                 
bill allows the Department of Public Safety to seize and dispose of                                 
equipment, vehicles, money, and other assets used in cigarette                                      
smuggling and tax evasion activities. These types of seizures will                                  
make cigarette smuggling and tax evasion less attractive and protect                                
state revenues.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Given the health impact, cost savings, and revenue to be generated                                  
from the proposed tobacco tax, I urge your support for this legislation.                            
                                                                                                    
Sincerely yours,                                                                                    
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 369                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 369 BY THE SENATE JUDICIARY                                                         
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                

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          "An Act exempting a person who allows a student of                                        
          the University of Alaska to gain practical work                                           
          experience with the person while participating in a                                       
          practicum from vicarious liability as an employer,                                        
          and exempting the student participating in a                                              
          practicum from the Alaska Wage and Hour Act and                                           
          workers' compensation coverage."                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Judiciary Committees.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 370                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 370 BY THE SENATE JUDICIARY                                                         
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the income of and appropriations                                      
          from the Alaska permanent fund under art. IX, sec.                                        
          15(b), Constitution of the State of Alaska, and                                           
          making conforming amendments; and providing for                                           
          an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 371                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 371 BY THE SENATE STATE AFFAIRS                                                     
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the powers and duties of the                                          
          Department of Transportation and Public Facilities;                                       
          relating to a long-range program for highway                                              
          construction and maintenance; repealing a                                                 
          requirement that public facilities comply with energy                                     
          standards adopted by the Department of                                                    
          Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing                                       
          for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                              
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    

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SB 372                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 372 BY THE SENATE HEALTH,                                                           
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
             "An Act relating to secondary school assessments for                                  
               students with disabilities; and providing for an                                    
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 373                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 373 BY THE SENATE HEALTH,                                                           
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
             "An Act relating to residency and internship permits                                  
             issued by the State Medical Board; and providing for                                  
          an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 309                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 309 "An Act relating to testing the blood of                                        
prisoners and those in custody for bloodborne pathogens" was read the                               
second time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Seekins, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute offered on page 2536.                                
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 309(JUD) 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.                                                      

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 309(JUD) was read the third time.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                  
returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,                                 
that being Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned                                
to second reading.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner offered Amendment No. 1:                                                            
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 2, following "occurred;":                                                              
     Insert: "or"                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 5, following "officer;":                                                               
     Insert: "or"                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                           
adoption of Amendment No. 1. Without objection, Amendment No. 1                                     
was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 309(JUD) am was automatically in third                                       
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 309(JUD)                                          
am "An Act relating to testing the blood of prisoners and those in                                  
custody for bloodborne pathogens" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                    
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
CSSB 309(JUD) am                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Ellis, Lincoln                                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 309(JUD) am passed the Senate.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner gave notice of reconsideration.                                                     
                                                                                                    

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SB 327                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 327 "An Act relating to pedestrians using                                           
rollerblades, roller skates, and similar devices" was read the second                               
time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                  
the adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page                              
2312. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 327(STA) "An                                        
Act relating to pedestrians using rollerblades, roller skates, and                                  
rollerskis" 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. 327(STA) was read the third time.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senators Wilken, Green, Ben Stevens, French, Dyson, Elton moved                                     
and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on the bill.                                  
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 327(STA)                                          
"An Act relating to pedestrians using rollerblades, roller skates, and                              
rollerskis" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                 
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
CSSB 327(STA)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Therriault, Wilken                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Wagoner                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Ellis, Lincoln                                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 327(STA) passed the Senate and                                       
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 347                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 347(RES) was read the third time.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 347(RES)                                          
"An Act relating to moratoria on entry of new participants or vessels                               
into a commercial fishery; relating to vessel permits for, and the                                  
establishment of a moratorium on entry of new vessels into, state Gulf                              
of Alaska groundfish fisheries; and providing for an effective date"                                
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                     
                                                                                                    
CSSB 347(RES)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Ellis, Lincoln                                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 347(RES) passed the Senate.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator French gave notice of reconsideration.                                                      
                                                                                                    
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                        
                                                                                                    
SJR 14                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14 Requesting the Federal                                               
Aviation Administration to fully staff and maintain flight service                                  
stations in Alaska, was read the second time.                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                   
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                      

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14 was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                           
Requesting the Federal Aviation Administration to fully staff and                                   
maintain flight service stations in Alaska, pass the Senate?" The roll                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SJR 14                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Ellis, Lincoln                                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14 passed the Senate                                            
and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Alice and Reverend Lincoln Snow                                                          
Senator(s) Lincoln, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben Stevens, Gary                                   
Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Michael Odell                                                                            
Representative(s) Ogg                                                                               
Senator(s) Gary Stevens, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                  
Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                 
Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Honoring - 2003 Kenai Kardinals Varsity Football Team                                               
Representative(s) Wolf                                                                              
Senator(s) Wagoner, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                       
Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                 
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wilken                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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In Memoriam - Withers V. Tolbert, Sr.                                                               
Representative(s) Samuels, Moses                                                                    
Senator(s) Cowdery, Therriault, Bunde, Davis, Dyson, Elton, Green,                                  
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben Stevens,                                      
Gary Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                       
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Robert O. "Bob" Bowen                                                                 
Representative(s) Berkowitz                                                                         
Senator(s) French, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                 
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                        
Stevens, Gary Stevens, 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.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                       Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 316                                                                                            
Senator Hoffman requested that the reconsideration on SENATE BILL                                   
NO. 316 be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on                                              
reconsideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 316 "An                                     
Act relating to motor vehicle safety belt violations" pass the Senate?"                             
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 316                                                                                              
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                  
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, French, Guess, Seekins, Stedman,                                      
Stevens B, Stevens G, Wagoner, Wilken                                                               
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Dyson, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Therriault                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Ellis, Lincoln                                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 316 passed the Senate on reconsideration                                    
and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                  
                                                                                                    

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Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
following citation be made a special order of business. Without                                     
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                          Special Order of Business                                              
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
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.                                                          
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Mitchell "Mitch" B. Seavey                                                               
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                            
Senator(s) Gary Stevens, Therriault, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                  
French, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman,                                    
Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
citation be adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and                                
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 35                                                                                             
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate rescind its previous action in passing CS FOR SPONSOR                                        
SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 35(FIN) am(brf sup maj                                               
fld)(efd fld) "An Act making appropriations to the Department of                                    
Education and Early Development for K-12 educational programs; and                                  
making appropriations to the University of Alaska."                                                 
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the Senate rescind its previous action in                                
passing CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                               
35(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)?" The roll was taken with the                                  
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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CSSSSB 35(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)                                                         
Rescind Action in Passing?                                                                          
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Ogan,                                   
Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner,                                 
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  French, Guess                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Ellis, Lincoln                                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, the Senate rescinded its previous action and CS FOR                                         
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 35(FIN) am "An                                               
Act making appropriations to the Department of Education and Early                                  
Development for K-12 educational programs; making appropriations                                    
to the University of Alaska; making an appropriation to reverse the                                 
deposit of money available for appropriation in the general fund at the                             
end of fiscal year 2004 into the constitutional budget reserve fund;                                
making appropriations of the amount necessary to balance revenue and                                
general fund appropriations for fiscal years 2004 and 2005; making an                               
appropriation for investment management fees for the constitutional                                 
budget reserve fund; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c),                               
Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget                                 
reserve fund; and providing for an effective date" was before the                                   
Senate in third reading.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that CS                                       
FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 35(FIN)                                                  
am be returned to the Finance Committee. Without objection, the bill                                
was returned to the Finance Committee.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                       
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, March 19 to plane                              
time, March 22. Without objection, Senator Olson was excused.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ogan moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                        
from a call of the Senate from plane time, March 27 to plane time,                                  
March 29. Without objection, Senator Ogan was excused.                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Elton moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                       
from a call of the Senate from evening plane time, April 15 to evening                              
plane time, April 18. Without objection, Senator Elton was excused.                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate from noon, April 1 to April 4. Without                                    
objection, Senator Hoffman was excused.                                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 309                                                                                            
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cosponsor on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 309(JUD) am "An Act                                             
relating to testing the blood of prisoners and those in custody for                                 
bloodborne pathogens." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 233                                                                                            
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 233(EDU) am "An Act                                          
increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state                                
funding of public education; and providing for an effective date."                                  
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 356                                                                                            
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cross sponsor on HOUSE BILL NO. 356 "An Act relating to operation                                   
of alcoholic beverage delivery sites; and providing for an effective                                
date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 316                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 316 "An Act relating to motor vehicle safety belt                                   
violations" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                         
                                                                                                    

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SB 327                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 327(STA) "An Act relating to                                                 
pedestrians using rollerblades, roller skates, and rollerskis" was                                  
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                 
the House for consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
SJR 14                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14 Requesting the Federal                                               
Aviation Administration to fully staff and maintain flight service                                  
stations in Alaska, was engrossed, signed by the President and                                      
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 22, 2004.                                       
Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:17 a.m.                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 March 2004                         

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
+ SB 267 SENIOR WIDOW(ER) PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 26        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              -- Teleconference <Listen Only> --                                                    
+             Continuation of Senate Finance                                                        
              Committee Discussion/Action, If Necessary                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2580
                             FINANCE (continued)                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 20        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              -- Teleconference <Listen Only> --                                                    
+             Continuation of Senate Finance                                                        
              Committee Discussion/Action, if necessary                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= SB 279 AHFC WATER & SEWER BONDS                                                                  
+= SB 274 HOUSING PROGRAMS                                                                          
+= SB 273 ASMI BOARD/ SEAFOOD TAXES & ASSESSMENTS                                                   
+= SB 277 STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS                                                                     
+= SB 276 ALASKA INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION                                                     
+= HB 233 INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING                                                                
+= SB  35 APPROPRIATIONS: K-12, UNIVERSITY                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= SB 271 NATURAL GAS DEVEL AUTHORITY PROJECTS                                                      
+= SB 300 ATTORNEY'S LIEN                                                                           
+= SB 322 SALMON ENHANCEMENT TAX                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= SB 328 NATIONAL FOREST INCOME PROGRAM/DCED REGS                                                  
+ SB 286 DIRECT MARKETING FISHERIES BUSINESS                                                        
+ SB 366 STATE  SALES TAX                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= SB 306 NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE                                                                     
+ SB 298 OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE ON DALTON HIGHWAY                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 26        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ SB 301 PIONEERS' HOMES/VETERANS' HOMES                                                            
+ SB 256 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                       
+ SB 258 APPROP:MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2581
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+ SB 364 LIMIT STATE AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              If Necessary                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
     SB 373 PHYSICIAN INTERNS AND RESIDENTS                                                         
= SB 364 LIMIT STATE AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+= HB  25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES                                                           
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 26        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+             CONFIRMATION HEARINGS                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                     
+ SB 255 ILLEGAL USE TRAFFIC PREEMPTION DEVICE                                                      
+ SB 302 OATHS; NOTARIES PUBLIC; STATE SEAL                                                         
+ SB 340 DETENTION OF MINORS                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                     
+= HB 348 NOTICE TO CRIME VICTIMS                                                                   
+= HB 349 ILLEGALLY OBTAINED EVIDENCE/EVID RULE 412                                                 
+= HB 357 RESTITUTION                                                                               
+= HB 397 DEFENSE CONTACTS WITH VICTIMS & WITNESSES                                                 
+= HB 398 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW TEAM                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                     
+ HB 414 U.S.SENATE VACANCY/DEF OF POLITICAL PARTY                                                  
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+ SB 338 CLAIMS AGAINST STATE EMPLOYEES                                                             
+= SB 170 CRIMINAL LAW/SENTENCING/ PROBATION/PAROLE                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      

2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2582
                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 26        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                     
+ SB 311 INSURANCE & WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM                                                   
+ HB 230 POLITICAL SIGNS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY                                                        
+ SB 308 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS                                                        
+= SB 345 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ HJR 34 FED TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE FOR FISHERMEN                                                  
+= HB 409 SEINE VESSEL LENGTH                                                                       
+ SB 358 ALASKA RAILROAD TRACK WORK                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              Including but Not Limited to:                                                         
+= SB 357 INSURANCE                                                                                 
+= HB 340 DAMAGES IN CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS                                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB 368 TOBACCO TAX; LICENSING; PENALTIES                                                          
+ HB 285 ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS & SIGNATURES                                                       
+ HB  15 SOLICITATIONS/CONSUMER PROTECTION                                                          
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              Including but Not Limited to:                                                         
+= SB 337 ENERGY PROGRAMS & FUNDS                                                                   
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 03/08/04 --                                                       
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              Frank Homan - Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission                                   
              John K. Norman - Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission                             
              Charles Cole - Royalty & Gas Development Advisory Board                               
              Ken Stout - Royalty & Gas Development Advisory Board                                  
+ SB  69 BOARD OF FISHERIES CONFLICTS OF INTEREST                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2583
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+ SB 355 WASTE MANAGEMENT/DISPOSAL                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+ SB 329 NUISANCE MOOSE                                                                             
+ HB 344 MINING FEES/LABOR/ROYALTIES/ABANDONMENT                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 26        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
+ SB 246 HATE CRIMES/DISCRIMINATION/TOLERANCE PROG                                                  
+ SB 356 VOTERS/VOTING/POLITICAL PARTIES/ELECTIONS                                                  
+ SB 354 HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION PROCEDURES                                                         
+ SB 224 LOWER DWI FOR MINORS TO .02                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
+= SCR 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS                                                        
+ HB 213 PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE                                                               
+ HB 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY                                                                  
+ HB 350 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FOR ARSON                                                      
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+ HB  93 BOATING SAFETY,REGISTRATION, NUMBERING                                                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2584
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                
                                                                                                    
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 26        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             8:00 AM                     
              FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                      COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                       Terry Miller 104           4:00 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              DCED FY 05 Operating Budget                                                           
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                     
              Close-out                                                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 CORRECTIONS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              FY 05 Budget Overview                                                                 
              -- Subject to Adjournment of the Senate                                               
              Finance Committee --                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                     
              FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:00 PM                     
              FY 05 Budget Request                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                     
              FY 05 Operating Budget Close-out                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2585
                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                                 FISH & GAME                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             2:00 PM                     
               Fish & Game Budget                                                                   
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   GOVERNOR                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            8:15 AM                     
              FY 05 Budget Request                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                     
              FY 05 Budget:  Medicaid, Seniors and                                                  
              DD Services                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                     
              FY 05 Budget:  Child Protection                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             8:00 AM                     
              FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                     LAW                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 LEGISLATURE                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            8:30 AM                     
              FY 05 Budget Request                                                                  
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2004-03-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 2586
                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                              NATURAL RESOURCES                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             8:00 AM                     
              FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
               Public Safety Budget                                                                 
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                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Close-out                                                                             
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                          SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Sunday                     House Finance 519          11:00 AM                      
              Final Task Force Discussion, Work-group                                               
              Recommendations                                                                       
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                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Monday                                Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Teleconference --                                                                  
              Full Committee Meeting to Discuss                                                     
              "Open Meetings"                                                                       
              Public Comment is limited to 3 minutes                                                
              or as time allows                                                                     
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ENERGY POLICY TASK FORCE                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Tuesday                             Anchorage           1:00 PM                     
              AIDEA/AEA Board Room                                                                  
              813 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Third Floor                                             
              1:00 PM - 5:00 PM                                                                     
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                                 FISH CAUCUS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              Offshore Fish Farming in Federal Waters                                               
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                       JOINT LEGISLATIVE HEALTH CAUCUS                                           
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              "Can Alaska Afford its Next Drink?:                                                   
              Alcohol and Alaskan Health"                                                           
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                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Friday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by US Senator Lisa Murkowski