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2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2619
                                                                                                    
                                      SENATE JOURNAL                                             
                                                                                                    
                                 ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                        
                                                                                                    
                        TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- SECOND SESSION                               
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                             Wednesday                           March 24, 2004     
                                                                                                    
                                    Seventy-third Day                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:14 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Ogan was absent.                                  
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Robert Sherwood of                                   
the Church of the Nazarene. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                         
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                              
so ordered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     Henry Emerson Fosdick writes, "The difficulty in our                                           
     expansive modern life lies here: ever achieving new powers,                                    
     enlarging our opportunities, widening our liberties and                                        
     everywhere complicating our lives, we forget that, unless we                                   
     correspondingly strengthen our moral and spiritual                                             
     foundations, the whole overextended superstructure will come                                   
     down about our ears, as did the old Philistine banquet hall                                    
     when Samson broke the pillars" (Twelve Tests of Character,                                     
     Association Press, 1923; p. 21)                                                                
                                                                                                    
     We prepare for God's promises through fear and hope. The                                       
     fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. There is no true                                       
     wisdom without fearing God. Churches that lose their fear of                                   
     God become irrelevant, foolish and sinful, so too with entire                                  
     societies and cultures. Fear focuses on God and so does hope.                                  
     Hope in God is the push of confidence and the pull of the                                      
     possible. Hope is the spark of unshakeable trust in the soul of                                
     each of us.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
     "So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy                                   
     and full of peace as you believe in Him. May you overflow                                      
     with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans                                       
     15:13)                                                                               Amen.     

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Senator Cowdery led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                      Certification                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journals for the seventy-first and seventy-second legislative days be                               
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Ogan was noted.                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Messages from the Governor                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 270                                                                                            
Message dated March 22 was read, stating the Governor signed the                                    
following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                  
                                                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 270 am H "An Act establishing November as                                           
Avalanche Awareness Month."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                   Chapter 10, SLA 2004                                            
                                Effective Date: 06/20/2004                                         
                                                                                                    
Letter dated March 22 and received March 24 was read, stating in                                    
accordance with AS 39.05.080, I submit the following names for                                      
legislative confirmation of appointments to the boards and                                          
commissions set out below:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Board of Agriculture and Conservation                                                             
Pete A. Alexion - North Pole                                                                        
Appointed: 3/10/2004                                                                                
Term Expires: 9/1/2006                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Allan Baldwin - Palmer                                                                              
Appointed: 9/1/2000  Reappointed: 10/1/2001                                                         
Term Expires: 9/1/2004                                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Rhonda P. Boyles - Fairbanks                                                                        
Appointed: 3/10/2004                                                                                
Term Expires: 9/1/2006                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Donald J. Brainard - Palmer                                                                         
Appointed: 9/1/2000  Reappointed: 3/10/2004                                                         
Term Expires: 9/1/2006                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Peter T. Fellman - Delta Junction                                                                   
Appointed: 7/30/2003                                                                                
Term Expires: 9/1/2005                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Sam F. Lightwood - Copper Center                                                                    
Appointed: 9/1/2000  Reappointed: 8/14/2002                                                         
Term Expires: 9/1/2005                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Ron E. Long - Seward                                                                                
Appointed: 3/10/2004 Reappointed: 9/1/2004                                                          
Term Expires: 9/1/2007                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The appointments were referred to the Resources Committee.                                          
                                                                                                    
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                       
Thor R. Christianson - Sitka                                                                        
Appointed: 3/5/2004                                                                                 
Term Expires: 3/1/2008                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The appointment was referred to the Health, Education and Social                                    
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Personnel Board                                                                                   
Laura Plenert - Ketchikan                                                                           
Appointed: 3/10/2004                                                                                
Term Expires: 3/1/2010                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The appointment was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                   
                                                                                                    
The resumes for these appointments have been submitted to the                                       
Offices of the Senate Secretary and the Chief Clerk.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Messages from the House                                         
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 22 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                              First Reading and Reference of                                     
                                    House Resolutions                                            
                                                                                                    
HCR 25                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25(RES) BY                                                   
THE HOUSE RESOURCES COMMITTEE,                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                      Relating to Alaska Wild Salmon Week, June 28 -                               
            July 4, 2004.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Resources                             
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HCR 29                                                                                            
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 am BY                                                            
REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, McGuire, Gruenberg, Rokeberg,                                               
Seaton, Lynn,                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                  Relating to support for therapeutic courts for repeat                            
            driving while under the influence offenders.                                            
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                             
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 22 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of House Bills                               
                                                                                                    
HB 451                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 451 BY THE HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE BY                                                  
REQUEST, entitled:                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                  "An Act relating to therapeutic courts; and providing                            
            for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 478                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 478 BY REPRESENTATIVE WILSON, entitled:                                              
                                                                                                    
                      "An Act relating to the issuance of commercial                               
                    fishing interim-use permits; and providing for an                              
            effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                      
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Standing Committee Reports                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 246                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 246 "An                                      
Act relating to the commission of an offense or a juvenile delinquency                              
act involving the victim's race, sex, color, creed, physical or mental                              
disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national origin; relating to                           
sentencing, informal adjustment, and adjudication for those offenses                                
and acts; relating to a diversity tolerance program for certain juvenile                            
delinquency acts; relating to a civil cause of action for certain acts                              
involving discriminatory harassment; and providing for an effective                                 
date." Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators                                       
Hoffman, Stedman, Guess.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Alaska Court System                                              
                                                                                                    
President Therriault added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary, then Finance Committees.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 271                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 271 "An Act                                        
amending the purpose of the Alaska Natural Gas Development                                          
Authority to include planning, developing, constructing, managing, or                               
operating an economically viable gas pipeline project from the North                                
Slope of Alaska by a route that parallels the Trans Alaska Pipeline                                 
System or the Alaska Highway; authorizing evaluation of                                             
opportunities for private sector involvement in the project; amending                               
requirements related to the Authority's preparation of a development                                
plan; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senators                               
Green, Wilken, Cochairs; Senator Dyson. Signing no                                                  
recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Olson, Bunde, Ben Stevens.                                        
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Revenue                                            
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 273                                                                                            
Forthcoming fiscal note (page 2597) for the Finance Committee                                       
Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 273 "An Act relating to the Alaska                                   
Seafood Marketing Institute, the seafood marketing assessment, the                                  
seafood marketing tax, and the seafood product tax; and providing for                               
an effective date" was published today:                                                             
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Office of the Governor                                                    
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 286                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 286 "An Act                                        
relating to direct marketing fisheries businesses, to the fisheries                                 
business tax, and to liability for payment of taxes and assessments on                              
the sale or transfer of fishery resources; and providing for an effective                           
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                           
                                                                                                    
            CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 286(FIN)                                                         
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs; Senators Dyson,                                  
Hoffman, Olson, Bunde, Ben Stevens.                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                               
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 300                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 300 "An Act                                        
relating to an attorney's lien, to court actions, and to other proceedings                          
where attorneys are employed" and recommended it be replaced with                                   
                                                                                                    
            CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 300(FIN) "An Act                                                 
            relating to an attorney's lien, to court actions, and to                                
            other proceedings where attorneys are employed; and                                     
            providing for an effective date."                                                       
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs; Senators Dyson,                                  
Hoffman, Bunde, Ben Stevens. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                     
Olson.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Alaska Court System                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 338                                                                                            
The Judiciary 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 the adoption of the                                
State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page 2562.                                            
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators Therriault, Ellis.                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators French, Ogan.                                                   
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 357                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                         
357 "An Act relating to the regulation of insurance, insurance licenses,                            
qualifications of insurance producers, surplus lines, fraud                                         
investigations, electronic transactions, and compliance with federal                                
law and national standards; and providing for an effective date" and                                
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
            CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 357(L&C)                                                         
                                                                                                    
Signing no recommendation: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators French,                                   
Gary Stevens. Signing do pass: Senators Seekins, Davis.                                             
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
            Development                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee .                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 373                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 373 "An Act relating to residency and internship                                    
permits issued by the State Medical Board; and providing for an                                     
effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Dyson, Chair; Senators                                    
Green, Wilken, Davis. Signing no recommendation: Senator Guess.                                     
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
            Development                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 340                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 340(JUD) am "An Act relating to damages in an action for                                   
a defect in the design, construction, and remodeling of certain                                     
dwellings; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                   
Senator Bunde, Chair; Senator Seekins. Signing no recommendation:                                   
Senators Davis, French, Gary Stevens.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
            Development                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
HJR 34                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34(FSH) Requesting the United States                                           
Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Labor                                 
to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits to Alaska salmon                                     
fishermen; requesting the United States Congress and the United                                     
States Department of Agriculture to extend additional disaster and                                  
price support benefits to Alaska salmon fishermen; and requesting the                               
United States Department of Commerce to establish a Trade                                           
Adjustment Assistance program specific to commercial fishermen.                                     
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators Seekins, Davis, Gary                                
Stevens. Signing no recommendation: Senator French.                                                 
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                        
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Resources Committee.                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                               
                                                                                                    
SB 375                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 375 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                 "An Act relating to consideration by the legislature of                           
                      the executive budget and other bills affecting                               
            appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                               
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
             Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Office of the Governor                               
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 22:                                                       
                                                                                                    
Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of article III, section 18, of the Alaska                                       
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to consideration by the                             
Legislature of the executive budget and other bills affecting                                       
appropriations.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
This bill was modeled on the "pay-as-you-go" provisions of the                                      
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act, 2 U.S.C. 633(g). The                                      
pay-as-you-go principle is now commonly referred to as the "Gramm-                                  
Rudman" process. The purpose of the bill is to formalize the pay-as-                                
you-go concept within the state's Executive Budget Act, AS 37.07.                                   
On occasion, it has been the practice of the Legislature to require that                            
budget amendments be offset with cuts elsewhere in the budget or that                               
there be a corresponding measure to increase revenue.                                               
                                                                                                    
I strongly support the pay-as-you-go principle. The reality of our                                  
budget situation makes fiscal restraint a necessity. Under this bill, a                             
budget amendment that would result in an increased appropriation                                    
would not be in order before the Legislature unless there were other                                
measures available to offset the increased spending caused by the                                   
amendment. The concept is simple and workable if the Legislature                                    
embraces it.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill also proposes changes in the fiscal note process to require the                            
proponent of a bill that would cause the increase of an appropriation to                            
also propose a cost savings or revenue enhancement measure to offset                                
the increase.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    

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I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                            
                                                                                                    
Sincerely yours,                                                                                    
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 376                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 376 BY THE SENATE HEALTH,                                                           
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
                    "An Act relating to public assistance and subpoena                             
            powers."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              Consideration of the Calendar                                      
                                                                                                    
                              Second Reading of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 227                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 227 "An Act relating to municipal initiative and                                    
referendum elections" 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                              
2343. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 227(STA) was                                        
adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens offered Amendment No. 1:                                                       
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 11:                                                                                    
      Delete "within 75 days, but not sooner than 45 days after                                     
certification"                                                                                      
      Insert "[WITHIN 75 DAYS, BUT NOT SOONER THAN 45                                               
DAYS AFTER CERTIFICATION]"                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Page 2, lines 7 - 8:                                                                                
      Delete "within 75 days, but not sooner than 45 days after                                     
      certification"                                                                                
      Insert "[WITHIN 75 DAYS, BUT NOT SOONER THAN 45                                               
      DAYS AFTER CERTIFICATION]"                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                     
Senator Guess objected, then withdrew her objection. There being no                                 
further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens offered Amendment No. 2:                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 1, following "municipal":                                                            
      Insert "runoff elections and to municipal"                                                  
                                                                                                    
Page 1, following line 2:                                                                           
      Insert new bill sections to read:                                                             
"* Section 1.  AS 29.10.200 is amended by adding a new paragraph                                  
to read:                                                                                            
                    (64)  AS 29.26.060(e) (runoff election for mayor).                             
   * Sec. 2.  AS 29.26.060(a) is amended to read:                                                 
            (a) Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, a runoff election                           
            shall be held if no candidate receives over 40 percent of the                           
            votes cast for the office of                                                            
                   [(1)  MAYOR; OR                                                                  
                   (2)]  member of the governing body or school board if                            
                   candidates run for a designated seat.                                            
   * Sec. 3.  AS 29.26.060 is amended by adding new subsections to                                
read:                                                                                               
            (d)  Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, a runoff election                          
            shall be held in a municipality with less than 100,000                                  
            residents if no candidate receives over 40 percent of the votes                         
            cast for the office of mayor.                                                           
            (e)  A runoff election shall be held in a municipality with at                          
            least 100,000 residents if no candidate receives over 50                                
            percent of the votes cast for the office of mayor.                                      
            (f)  Subsection (e) of this section applies to certain home rule                        
            and general law municipalities."                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Page 1, line 3:                                                                                     
      Delete "Section 1"                                                                          
      Insert "Sec. 4"                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                      
Senator Ellis objected.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess moved for the adoption of the following amendment to                                  
Amendment No. 2:                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
In Sec. 3(d):                                                                                       
      Delete "with less than 100,000 residents"                                                     
                                                                                                    
In Sec. 3(e):                                                                                       
      Delete "with at least 100,000 residents"                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the amendment to Amendment No. 2 be                                      
adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                             
                                                                                                    
CSSB 227(STA) am                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment to Amendment No. 2                                                                        
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan,                                  
Olson                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                   
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, the amendment to Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved for the adoption of the following second                                       
amendment to Amendment No. 2:                                                                       
                                                                                                    
In Sec. 3, following "(e)":                                                                         
 Insert "Unless otherwise provided by ordinance"                                                    

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Senator Ben Stevens objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the second amendment to Amendment No.                                    
2 be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                        
                                                                                                    
CSSB 227(STA) am                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                      
2nd Amendment to Amendment No. 2                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln,                                 
Olson                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Cowdery, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens                                   
G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Bunde                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, the second amendment to Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                            
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 2 was before the Senate.                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 227(STA) am                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                    
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln,                                 
Olson                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that CS                                       
FOR SENATE BILL NO. 227(STA) am "An Act relating to municipal                                       
runoff elections and to municipal initiative and referendum elections"                              
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 227 (STA) am was read the third time.                                        
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 227(STA)                                          
am "An Act relating to municipal runoff elections and to municipal                                  
initiative and referendum elections" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                 
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
CSSB 227(STA) am                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                    
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln,                                 
Olson                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 227(STA) am passed the Senate.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 273                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 273 "An Act relating to the Alaska Seafood                                          
Marketing Institute, the seafood marketing assessment, the seafood                                  
marketing tax, and the seafood product tax; and providing for an                                    
effective date" was read the second time.                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 2596.                                  
Senator Ellis objected.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the Finance Committee Substitute be                                      
adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 273                                                                                              
Second Reading                                                                                      
Adopt Finance Committee Substitute?                                                                 
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                 
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 273(FIN) "An Act amending the                                        
size, membership, and powers of the board of directors of the Alaska                                
Seafood Marketing Institute and making a corresponding change in the                                
quorum requirement; authorizing the establishment of the seafood                                    
marketing assessment at a rate of 0.5 percent or 0.6 percent of the                                 
value of seafood products produced; providing for an election to                                    
retain, terminate, or increase the seafood marketing assessment;                                    
providing for the repeal of the salmon marketing tax and provisions                                 
related to the salmon marketing tax; and providing for an effective                                 
date" was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Objections were heard.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 273(FIN)                                         
will be on the March 26 calendar.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 277                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 277 "An Act relating to the Alaska Commission                                       
on Postsecondary Education; relating to the Alaska Student Loan                                     
Corporation; relating to bonds of the corporation; relating to loan and                             
grant programs of the commission; relating to an exemption from the                                 
State Procurement Code regarding certain contracts of the commission                                
or corporation; making conforming changes; and providing for an                                     
effective date" was read the second time.                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 2598.                                  
Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no                                 
further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 277(FIN) was                                              
adopted.                                                                                            

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Senator Guess offered Amendment No. 1:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 4, line 3, following "280,000,000.":                                                           
      Insert "Subject to appropriation, the proceeds of bonds to finance                            
      projects under (a)(3) of this section may be distributed as follows:                          
            (1)  five percent to the department for public school major                             
            maintenance projects;                                                                   
            (2)  10 percent to the University of Alaska for construction                            
            and major maintenance projects; and                                                     
                (3)  35 percent for public school construction projects."                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                    
Wilken objected.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President Therriault invoked Mason's Manual Rule 121(5).                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens rose to a point of order. President Therriault                                  
cautioned members to proceed in order.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 277(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman,                                        
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 was not 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. 277(FIN) was read the third time.                                            

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 277(FIN)                                          
"An Act relating to the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary                                          
Education; relating to the Alaska Student Loan Corporation; relating                                
to bonds of the corporation; relating to loan and grant programs of the                             
commission; relating to an exemption from the State Procurement                                     
Code regarding certain contracts of the commission or corporation;                                  
making conforming changes; and providing for an effective date" pass                                
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                          
                                                                                                    
CSSB 277(FIN)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                  
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 277(FIN) passed the Senate.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                 
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                              Third Reading of Senate Bills                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 344                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 344 was read the third time.                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Therriault declared a conflict of interest.                                                 
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 344 "An Act relating                                     
to the Uniform Probate Code and trusts, including pleadings, orders,                                
nonprobate assets, estates of decedents, minors, protected persons,                                 
incapacitated persons, guardians, conservators, trustees, foreign trusts,                           
principal and income, and transfer restrictions; relating to corporate                              
voting trusts; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 344                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                  
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 344 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 Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                        Citations                                                
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Linda Boisseau                                                                           
Representative(s) Fate, Stepovich, Holm                                                             
Senator(s) Seekins, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, 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 91                                                                                             
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cosponsor on SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 91                                              
"An Act relating to 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.                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 286                                                                                            
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 286 "An Act relating to direct                                         
marketing fisheries businesses, to the fisheries business tax, and to                               
liability for payment of taxes and assessments on the sale or transfer of                           
fishery resources; and providing for an effective date." Without                                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 345                                                                                            
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                    
cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 345 "An Act relating to civil                                          
liability associated with aircraft runways, airfields, and landing areas."                          
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate on March 26. Without objection, Senator                                   
Hoffman was excused.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                       
from a call of the Senate on March 26. Without objection, Senator                                   
Guess was excused.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate on March 29. Without objection, Senator                                   
Lincoln was excused.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                      
from the Senate, not subject to a call, from March 29 to morning plane                              
time, March 30. Without objection, Senator French was excused.                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                       
from a call of the Senate from plane time, March 26 to plane time,                                  
March 29. Without objection, Senator Olson was excused.                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                      Announcements                                              
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2639
                                       Engrossment                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 277                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 277(FIN) "An Act relating to the Alaska                                      
Commission on Postsecondary Education; relating to the Alaska                                       
Student Loan Corporation; relating to bonds of the corporation;                                     
relating to loan and grant programs of the commission; relating to an                               
exemption from the State Procurement Code regarding certain                                         
contracts of the commission or corporation; making conforming                                       
changes; and providing for an effective date" 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 10:00 a.m., March 26, 2004.                                       
Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:32 p.m.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                    Kirsten Waid    
                                                                      Secretary of the Senate       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                      March 2004    

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2640
                                      Announcements                                              
                                                                                                    
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                                   STANDING COMMITTEES                                           
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                               COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 24             Wednesday                            Fahrenkamp 203                      2:00 PM
                   -- Time Change --                                                                
+ 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 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                                                 
+= SJR  3 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION/SPENDING LIMIT                                                    
                                                                                                    
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                                                 
+= SB  35 APPROPRIATIONS: K-12, UNIVERSITY                                                          
                   <Teleconference - Listen Only>                                                   
+= SB 366 STATE  SALES TAX                                                                          
                   <Teleconference - Listen Only>                                                   
                                                                                                    

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2641
                                   FINANCE (continued)                                           
                                                                                                    
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                                                 
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                           HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                   
                                                                                                    
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 24             Wednesday                                Butrovich 205                  8:00 AM 
+ HB 414 U.S.SENATE VACANCY/DEF OF POLITICAL PARTY                                                  
+ SB 338 CLAIMS AGAINST STATE EMPLOYEES                                                             
+= SB 170 CRIMINAL LAW/SENTENCING/ PROBATION/PAROLE                                                 
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
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 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                                                                   

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2642
                                        RESOURCES                                                
                                                                                                    
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 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 25             Thursday                                 Butrovich 205                   1:30 PM
+ HB  93 BOATING SAFETY,REGISTRATION, NUMBERING                                                     
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                  FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                          
                                                                                                    
                                      ADMINISTRATION                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 26             Friday                               Fahrenkamp 203                     8:00 AM 
                   FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                           
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                            COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 25             Thursday                          Senate Finance 532                     1:30 PM
                   -- Time Change --                                                                
                   Close-out                                                                        
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2643
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                    
                                                                                                    
                                       CORRECTIONS                                               
                                                                                                    
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                                                 
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                       FISH & GAME                                               
                                                                                                    
Mar 25             Thursday                             Fahrenkamp 203                      4:00 PM
                   Fish & Game Budget Subcommittee                                                  
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                         GOVERNOR                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 25             Thursday                          Senate Finance 532                    8:15 AM 
                   FY 05 Budget Request                                                             
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                    NATURAL RESOURCES                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 24             Wednesday                            Fahrenkamp 203                     8:00 AM 
                   FY 05 Budget Close-out                                                           
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2644
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                    
                                                                                                    
                                      PUBLIC SAFETY                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 30             Tuesday                                         Beltz 211               8:00 AM 
                   Close-out                                                                        
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                            TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 25             Thursday                          Senate Finance 532                     4:30 PM
                   Close-out                                                                        
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                    SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                           
                                                                                                    
                         WORLD TRADE AND STATE/FEDERAL RELATIONS                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 29             Monday                          Speakers Chambers                        4:00 PM
                   Joint w/(H) Economic Development Committee                                       
                   USDA International Trade Representative for Alaska                               
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                     JOINT COMMITTEES                                            
                                                                                                    
                                LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                       
                                                                                                    
Apr 15             Thursday                          House Finance 519                    12:00 PM 
                   Veteran's Home Feasibility Study                                                 
                   Presented by ASCG                                                                
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                   LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                           
                                                                                                    
Mar 25             Thursday                          House Finance 519                      5:30 PM
                   Time Extension of Mitchell Contract                                              
                   Ratification of Sanctioned Events                                                
                   Approval of Late Per Diem Requests                                               
                   Approval of ITB#397 & ITB#398 - Rewire                                           
                   & Remodel Anchorage Leased Office Space                                          
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    

2004-03-24                     Senate Journal                      Page 2645
                               JOINT COMMITTEES (continued)                                      
                                                                                                    
                                SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 28             Sunday                            House Finance 519                    11:00 AM 
                   Final Task Force Discussion, Work-group                                          
                   Recommendations                                                                  
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                      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                                                                
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                       FISH CAUCUS                                               
                                                                                                    
Mar 24             Wednesday                                Butrovich 205                 12:00 PM 
                   Offshore Fish Farming in Federal Waters                                          
                         ----------------------------------------                                  
                                                                                                    
                                      JOINT SESSION                                              
                                                                                                    
Apr 02             Friday                                House Chamber                    11:00 AM 
                   Address by US Senator Lisa Murkowski