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                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                                  
                                                                                                    
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                             
                                                                                                    
                   TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- SECOND SESSION                                    
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                                 Thursday                              April 29, 2004
                                                                                                    
                             One Hundred Ninth Day                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 10:45 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed eighteen members present. Senators Guess, Ogan                                      
were absent.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, The Venerable Ian                                           
MacKenzie, of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Senator Hoffman                                    
moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
             Almighty God, You have given us this good land as                                      
             our heritage. May we prove ourselves a people                                          
             mindful of Your generosity and glad to do Your will.                                   
             Bless our land with honest industry, truthful                                          
             education, and an honorable way of life. Save us                                       
             from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride                                      
             and arrogance; and from every evil course of action.                                   
             Make us who come from many nations with many                                           
             different languages a united people. Defend our                                        
             liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with                                   
             the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that                                 
             there may be justice and peace in our land. When                                       
             times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and,                                 
             in troubled times, do not let our trust in You fail.                                   
             Give to us now the peace and unity of that heavenly                                    
             city where You live and reign now and forever.                                         
                                     Amen.                                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Stedman led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                         
                                                                                                    

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                                 Certification                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journal for the one hundred eighth legislative day be approved as                                   
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senators Ogan, Guess was noted.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                            Messages from the House                                              
                                                                                                    
Message dated April 28 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                         First Reading and Reference of                                          
                               House Resolutions                                                 
                                                                                                    
HCR 28                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28(FIN) am                                                   
BY THE HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                     
                                                                                                    
               Relating to the study of socioeconomic impacts of                                   
             salmon harvesting cooperatives.                                                        
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs and Resources Committees.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                   First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 511                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 511(HES) am BY THE HOUSE                                                      
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE,                                                    
entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
              "An Act relating to the certificate of need program                                  
                for health care facilities; and providing for an                                   
             effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    

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HB 533                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 533(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                                         
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
             "An Act relating to the state's administrative                                         
             procedures and to judicial oversight of administrative                                 
             matters."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 375                                                                                            
Message dated April 28 was read, stating the House failed to concur in                              
the Senate amendments to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 375(FIN) am                                          
and respectfully requests the Senate to recede from its amendments,                                 
namely:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
             375(FIN) am S(brf sup maj fld S) "An Act making                                        
             appropriations for the operating and loan program                                      
             expenses of state government, for certain programs,                                    
             and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective                                
             date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The Speaker has appointed the following members to a Conference                                     
Committee to meet with the like committee from the Senate to                                        
consider the bills:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
      Representative Harris, Chair                                                                  
      Representative Williams                                                                       
      Representative Croft                                                                          
                                                                                                    
President Therriault previously appointed members to the Conference                                 
Committee (page 3082).                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved that the Senate recede from its                                           
amendments and recommended the body vote no.                                                        
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendments?"                                  
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    

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SCS CSHB 375(FIN)am S(brf sup maj fld S)                                                            
Shall the Senate Recede from its Amendments                                                         
to CSHB 375(FIN) am?                                                                                
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln, Olson                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman,                                        
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
and so, the Senate failed to recede.                                                                
                                                                                                    
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 377                                                                                            
Message dated April 28 was read, stating the House failed to concur in                              
the Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 377(FIN) and                                          
respectfully requests the Senate to recede from its amendment,                                      
namely:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
             377(FIN) "An Act making appropriations for the                                         
             operating and capital expenses of the state's                                          
             integrated comprehensive mental health program; and                                    
             providing for an effective date."                                                      
                                                                                                    
The Speaker has appointed the following members to a Conference                                     
Committee to meet with the like committee from the Senate to                                        
consider the bills:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
      Representative Harris, Chair                                                                  
      Representative Williams                                                                       
      Representative Croft                                                                          
                                                                                                    
President Therriault previously appointed members to the Conference                                 
Committee (page 3083).                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved that the Senate recede from its                                           
amendment and recommended the body vote no.                                                         

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The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendment?"                                   
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 377(FIN)                                                                                   
Shall the Senate Recede from its Amendment                                                          
to CSHB 377(FIN)?                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
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                                                   
                                                                                                    
Davis changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, the Senate failed to recede.                                                                
                                                                                                    
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Standing Committee Reports                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 136                                                                                            
Forthcoming fiscal information (page 3095) for the Finance                                          
Committee Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 136 "An Act increasing                                     
an optional exclusion or exemption from municipal taxation for                                      
residential property" was published today:                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
             Development                                                                            
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Revenue                                            
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 224                                                                                            
Forthcoming fiscal information (page 3119) for the State Affairs                                    
Committee Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 224 "An Act relating to                                    
lowering the legal level of intoxication for operating a motor vehicle,                             
aircraft, or watercraft to .02 percent or the equivalent for persons                                
under 21 years of age; relating to implied consent for purposes of                                  
determining consumption of alcohol; and providing for an effective                                  
date" was published today:                                                                          

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 Fiscal Note No. 8, zero, Department of Administration                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 9, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 10, Department of Administration                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 231                                                                                            
Forthcoming Finance Committee Substitute (page 3076) for SENATE                                     
BILL NO. 231 "An Act shortening the time periods after which certain                                
unclaimed property is presumed to be abandoned; and providing for an                                
effective date" was received today:                                                                 
                    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 231(FIN) "An Act                                        
              relating to unclaimed property; and providing for an                                 
             effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 278                                                                                            
Corrected fiscal note (page 3095) for the Finance Committee                                         
Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 278 "An Act relating to fees for the                                 
inspection of recreational devices, for certificates of fitness for                                 
electrical wiring and plumbing, for filing voluntary flexible work hour                             
plans, and for licenses for boiler operators; and providing for an                                  
effective date" was published today:                                                                
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Labor and Workforce                                               
             Development                                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 313                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 313 "An Act                                        
making supplemental and other appropriations; amending                                              
appropriations; making an appropriation to capitalize a fund; and                                   
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                
                                                                                                    
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 313(FIN) "An Act                                                
             making supplemental and other appropriations;                                          
             amending and repealing appropriations; making                                          
             appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for                                  
             an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Green, Wilken, Cochairs; Senator Dyson.                                   
Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Olson, Bunde.                                          
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    

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SB 369                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 369 "An                                          
Act exempting a person who allows a student of the University of                                    
Alaska to gain practical work experience with the person while                                      
participating in a practicum from vicarious liability as an employer,                               
and exempting the student participating in a practicum from the                                     
Alaska Wage and Hour Act and workers' compensation coverage" and                                    
recommended the adoption of the Labor and Commerce Committee                                        
Substitute offered on page 3121. Signing do pass: Senator Seekins,                                  
Chair. Signing no recommendation: Senators Therriault, Ogan, Ellis.                                 
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, University of Alaska                                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                         
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 392                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 392 "An Act                                        
relating to the expenses of investigation, hearing, or public advocacy                              
before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, to calculation of the                                   
regulatory cost charge for public utilities and pipeline carriers to                                
include the Department of Law's costs of its public advocacy function,                              
to inspection of certain books and records by the attorney general                                  
when participating as a party in a matter before the Regulatory                                     
Commission of Alaska; and providing for an effective date." Signing                                 
do pass: Senators Green, Wilken, Cochairs; Senators Dyson, Bunde.                                   
Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                           
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
      Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Law                                                          
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 25                                                                                             
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
25(JUD) "An Act relating to health care decisions, including do not                                 
resuscitate orders, anatomical gifts, and mental health treatment                                   
decisions, and to powers of attorney relating to health care, including                             
anatomical gifts and mental health treatment decisions; and providing                               
for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                          
                                                                                                    
                      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                          
             25(JUD)                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators Therriault, Ogan,                                 
Ellis.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                  
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 188                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 188 "An Act                                       
relating to the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to                                 
issue citations for certain skiing violations; relating to establishing a                           
bail schedule for certain skiing violations and to procedures for issuing                           
a citation for a skiing violation." Signing do pass: Senator Seekins,                               
Chair. Signing no recommendation: Senators Therriault, Ogan, Ellis.                                 
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Alaska Court System                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 409                                                                                            
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
409(FSH) "An Act relating to the maximum length of salmon seine                                     
vessels; and providing for an effective date." Signing no                                           
recommendation: Senator Ogan, Chair; Senators Elton, Wagoner.                                       
Signing do pass: Senators Dyson, Seekins.                                                           
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
      Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                          
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 417                                                                                            
The Resources Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 417 "An                                           
Act amending the definition of 'project' in the Act establishing the                                
Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an                                      
effective date." Signing amend: Senator Ogan, Chair. Signing no                                     
recommendation: Senators Elton, Dyson, Wagoner, Seekins.                                            
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
      Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Revenue                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                           
                                                                                                    
                         Second Reading of Senate Bills                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 136                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 136 "An Act increasing an optional exclusion or                                     
exemption from municipal taxation for residential property" was read                                
the second time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 3118.                                  
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(FIN) "An Act                                          
relating to an optional exclusion or exemption from municipal taxation                              
for residential property; and relating to an exemption from and deferral                            
of municipal property taxes on certain types of deteriorated property"                              
was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Ellis objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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President Therriault stated CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(FIN)                                         
will be on the May 1 calendar.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 354                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 354 "An Act relating to complaints filed with,                                      
and investigations, hearings, and orders of, the State Commission for                               
Human Rights; making conforming amendments; and providing for an                                    
effective date" 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                              
2773. Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There being                              
no further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 354(STA) was                                           
adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Ellis objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 354(STA)                                         
will be on the May 1 calendar.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 347                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 347 "An Act exempting taxicabs from the                                              
passenger vehicle rental tax; and providing for an effective date" was                              
read the second time.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Senator Ellis                             
objected.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated HOUSE BILL NO. 347 will be on the May                                   
1 calendar.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 350                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 350(STA) "An Act adding personal                                              
injury and death from arson in the first degree to the injuries                                     
compensable by the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; and                                           
providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                   
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 350(STA) was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 350(STA)                                           
"An Act adding personal injury and death from arson in the first                                    
degree to the injuries compensable by the Violent Crimes                                            
Compensation Board; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                   
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
CSHB 350(STA)                                                                                       
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, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 350(STA) passed the Senate.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Third Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 311                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD) "An Act providing for a                                             
special deposit for workers' compensation insurers; relating to the                                 
board of governors of the Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association;                                    

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stating the intent of the legislature, and setting out limitations,                                 
concerning the interpretation, construction, and implementation of                                  
workers' compensation laws; relating to restructuring the Alaska                                    
workers' compensation system; eliminating the Alaska Workers'                                       
Compensation Board; establishing a division of workers'                                             
compensation within the Department of Labor and Workforce                                           
Development and assigning certain Alaska Workers' Compensation                                      
Board functions to the division and the Department of Labor and                                     
Workforce Development; establishing a Workers' Compensation                                         
Appeals Commission; assigning certain functions of the Alaska                                       
Workers' Compensation Board to the Workers' Compensation Appeals                                    
Commission and the Workers' Compensation Hearings Board; relating                                   
to agreements that discharge workers' compensation liability;                                       
providing for hearing examiners and hearing panels in workers'                                      
compensation proceedings; relating to workers' compensation awards;                                 
relating to an employer's failure to insure and keep insured or provide                             
security; providing for appeals from compensation orders; relating to                               
workers' compensation proceedings; providing for supreme court                                      
jurisdiction of appeals from the Workers' Compensation Appeals                                      
Commission; providing for a maximum amount for the cost-of-living                                   
adjustment for workers' compensation benefits; providing for                                        
administrative penalties for employers uninsured or without adequate                                
security for workers' compensation; relating to assigned risk pools and                             
insurers; and providing for an effective date" was read the third time.                             
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                   
returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,                                 
that being Amendment No. 6. Without objection, the bill was returned                                
to second reading.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator French offered Amendment No. 6:                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 10, line 3:                                                                                    
             Delete "Step C, Range 29"                                                              
             Insert "Step D, Range 25"                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 10, line 4:                                                                                    
             Delete "Step F, Range 30"                                                              
             Insert "Step E, Range 26"                                                              
                                                                                                    

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Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 6. Senator                                   
Ben Stevens objected.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 6 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 311(JUD)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 6                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan,                                  
Olson, Wagoner                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                   
Stevens G, Therriault, Wilken                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Wagoner changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                                                
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 6 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD) was automatically in third                                          
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD)                                          
"An Act providing for a special deposit for workers' compensation                                   
insurers; relating to the board of governors of the Alaska Insurance                                
Guaranty Association; stating the intent of the legislature, and setting                            
out limitations, concerning the interpretation, construction, and                                   
implementation of workers' compensation laws; relating to                                           
restructuring the Alaska workers' compensation system; eliminating                                  
the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board; establishing a division of                                  
workers' compensation within the Department of Labor and Workforce                                  
Development and assigning certain Alaska Workers' Compensation                                      
Board functions to the division and the Department of Labor and                                     
Workforce Development; establishing a Workers' Compensation                                         
Appeals Commission; assigning certain functions of the Alaska                                       
Workers' Compensation Board to the Workers' Compensation Appeals                                    
Commission and the Workers' Compensation Hearings Board; relating                                   
to agreements that discharge workers' compensation liability;                                       
providing for hearing examiners and hearing panels in workers'                                      

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compensation proceedings; relating to workers' compensation awards;                                 
relating to an employer's failure to insure and keep insured or provide                             
security; providing for appeals from compensation orders; relating to                               
workers' compensation proceedings; providing for supreme court                                      
jurisdiction of appeals from the Workers' Compensation Appeals                                      
Commission; providing for a maximum amount for the cost-of-living                                   
adjustment for workers' compensation benefits; providing for                                        
administrative penalties for employers uninsured or without adequate                                
security for workers' compensation; relating to assigned risk pools and                             
insurers; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The                                
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSSB 311(JUD)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman,                                        
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wilken                                                            
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                                 
Wagoner                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(JUD) passed the Senate.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved for the adoption of the effective date                                    
clauses.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The                              
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSSB 311(JUD)                                                                                       
Effective Date Clauses                                                                              
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stedman,                                        
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                   
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, the effective date clauses failed to be adopted.                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE                                       
BILL NO. 311(JUD)(efd fld).                                                                         
                                                                                                    
SB 368                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 368(FIN) am "An Act relating to taxes                                        
on cigarettes and tobacco products, to tax stamps on cigarettes, to                                 
forfeiture of cigarettes and of property used in the manufacture,                                   
transportation, or sale of unstamped cigarettes, and to licenses and                                
licensees under the Cigarette Tax Act; and providing for an effective                               
date" was read the third time.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                               
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.                                    
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 2:                                                            
                                                                                                    
ADD INTENT LANGUAGE:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
It is the intent of the Legislature that twenty percent of the funds                                
collected under this legislation is allocated to education/cessation                                
programs.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                          
Objections were heard.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 368(FIN) am                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                                 
Therriault                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Stedman, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Seekins                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                     

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 368(FIN) am was automatically in third                                       
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 368(FIN) am                                       
"An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products, to tax                                
stamps on cigarettes, to forfeiture of cigarettes and of property used in                           
the manufacture, transportation, or sale of unstamped cigarettes, and to                            
licenses and licensees under the Cigarette Tax Act; and providing for                               
an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                    
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
CSSB 368(FIN) am                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess,                                   
Lincoln, Olson, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G, Wilken                                               
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Therriault, Wagoner                                                    
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Seekins                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 368(FIN) am passed the Senate.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman gave notice of reconsideration.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 385                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 385(JUD) am was read the third time.                                         
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 385(JUD)                                          
am "An Act relating to homeland security, to civil defense, to                                      
emergencies and to disasters, including disasters in the event of                                   
attacks, outbreaks of disease, or threats of attack or outbreak of                                  
disease; establishing the Alaska division of homeland security and                                  
emergency management in the Department of Military and Veterans'                                    

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Affairs and relating to the functions of that division and that                                     
department; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The                              
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSSB 385(JUD) am                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens                                   
G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Seekins                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 385(JUD) am passed the Senate.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                   Citations                                                     
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Alaska Young Marines                                                                     
Representative(s) Wolf                                                                              
Senator(s) Wagoner, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                       
Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                 
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wilken                                                                       
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Ronald Jay Swanson                                                                    
Representative(s) Wolf                                                                              
Senator(s) Wagoner, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                       
Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                 
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wilken                                                                       
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Rick D. Swanson                                                                       
Representative(s) Wolf                                                                              
Senator(s) Wagoner, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                       
Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                 
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wilken                                                                       

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In Memoriam - Lawrence Landry                                                                       
Representative(s) Gara                                                                              
Senator(s) Ellis, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                  
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                        
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Lawrence Lavon Thompson                                                               
Representative(s) Masek                                                                             
Senator(s) Ogan, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                   
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                        
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Roger A. Geglie                                                                       
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                            
Senator(s) Gary Stevens, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                  
Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Ben                                 
Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
citations be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and                             
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              Unfinished Business                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 367                                                                                            
Senator Bunde, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                    
Labor and Commerce Committee referral be waived on CS FOR                                           
HOUSE BILL NO. 367(FIN) am "An Act relating to the licensing and                                    
regulation of adult-oriented businesses; and providing for an effective                             
date." Without objection, the bill was referred to the Judiciary                                    
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 496                                                                                            
Senator Ogan, Vice Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                    
the Judiciary Committee referral be waived on CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                     
NO. 496(STA) "An Act creating the youth vote ambassador program                                     
and relating to that program; authorizing the members of the program                                
to be appointed to serve on election boards; relating to qualifications                             
for appointment to election boards; and providing for an effective                                  
date." Without objection, the bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                             

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HB 350                                                                                            
Senators French, Dyson, Gary Stevens, Lincoln, Wagoner, Elton,                                      
Ellis, Ogan, Guess, Stedman, Cowdery, Bunde moved and asked                                         
unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE                                     
BILL NO. 350(STA) "An Act adding personal injury and death from                                     
arson in the first degree to the injuries compensable by the Violent                                
Crimes Compensation Board; and providing for an effective date."                                    
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 297                                                                                            
The reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 297(RES) "An                                          
Act relating to bear predation management and the donation and sale                                 
of bear hides and skulls" was not taken up this legislative day and the                             
bill was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 303                                                                                            
The reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 303(FIN) am                                           
"An Act relating to the Big Game Commercial Services Board and to                                   
the regulation of big game hunting services and transportation                                      
services; and providing for an effective date" was not taken up this                                
legislative day and the bill was referred to the Secretary for                                      
engrossment.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Announcements                                                   
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 340                                                                                            
Senator Lincoln requested that the reconsideration on SENATE BILL                                   
NO. 340 be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on                                              
reconsideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 340 "An                                     
Act relating to the detention of delinquent minors in correctional                                  
facilities; relating to emergency detention of minors for evaluation for                            
involuntary admission for mental health treatment; relating to                                      

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detention of intoxicated minors and minors incapacitated by alcohol or                              
drugs; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 340                                                                                              
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                  
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                         
Therriault, Wagoner                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Hoffman                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Seekins                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Wilken                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 340 passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Engrossment                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 297                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 297(RES) "An Act relating to bear                                            
predation management and the donation and sale of bear hides and                                    
skulls" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                    
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                         
                                                                                                    
SB 303                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 303(FIN) am "An Act relating to the                                          
Big Game Commercial Services Board and to the regulation of big                                     
game hunting services and transportation services; and providing for                                
an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                       
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                           
                                                                                                    

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SB 340                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 340 "An Act relating to the detention of                                            
delinquent minors in correctional facilities; relating to emergency                                 
detention of minors for evaluation for involuntary admission for                                    
mental health treatment; relating to detention of intoxicated minors                                
and minors incapacitated by alcohol or drugs; and providing for an                                  
effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                
and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 385                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 385(JUD) am "An Act relating to                                              
homeland security, to civil defense, to emergencies and to disasters,                               
including disasters in the event of attacks, outbreaks of disease, or                               
threats of attack or outbreak of disease; establishing the Alaska                                   
division of homeland security and emergency management in the                                       
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs and relating to the                                    
functions of that division and that department; 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 1:00 p.m., May 1, 2004. Without                                   
objection, the Senate adjourned at 2:44 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                       Kirsten Waid 
                                                                         Secretary of the Senate    
                                                                                                    
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                              STANDING COMMITTEES                                                
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                          COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                           
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Friday                                 Fahrenkamp 203                       1:30
                   No Meeting Scheduled                                                             
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                                    FINANCE                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 29             Thursday                            Senate Finance 532                      9:00
                   -- Recessed to 2:45 pm --                                                        
= SB 313 FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION                                                           
= SB 282 PREPARED FOOD:WILD/FARMED FISH DISCLOSURE                                                  
= HB 486 MINING RECLAMATION ASSURANCES/FUND                                                         
= SB  65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY EXPANSION                                                            
+ SB 284 PF DIVIDEND APPLICATION RECORDS PRIVATE                                                    
+ SB 349 MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER LICENSING                                                           
= SB 393 TAKE PERM FUND DIVIDEND FOR UNIV FEES                                                      
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      9:00
+ SB 232 RETIREMENT:TEACHERS/JUDGES/PUB EMPLOYEES                                                   
+ HB 123 ALASKA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD                                                          
+ HB 503 TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT                                                        
+ SB 376 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND SUBPOENA POWER                                                       
+ SB 383 CHILDREN'S TRUST GRANTS                                                                    
                   <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                          
+ SB 371 POWERS/DUTIES DOTPF                                                                        
+ SB 302 OATHS; NOTARIES PUBLIC; STATE SEAL                                                         
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 

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                      HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                        
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    1:30
+ HB 425 SCHOOL FUNDS RELATED TO BOARDING SCHOOLS                                                   
+ HB 500 MEDICAL REVIEW ORGANIZATION                                                                
+ HB 511 CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM                                                                
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                    ----------------------------------------                                       
                                                                                                    
                                   JUDICIARY                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 29             Thursday                                   Butrovich 205                    8:00
+ SB 369 UNIV. STUDENT PRACTICUM LIABILITY/WAGES                                                    
+ SJR 33 CONGRESSIONAL VOTE ON JUDICIAL NOMINATION                                                  
                   <Pending Referral>                                                               
+= HB 188 BAIL SCHEDULE FOR SKIING VIOLATION                                                        
+= HB  25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES                                                           
+= HB 514 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT/ CRIMES                                                         
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    8:00
                   -- Meeting Canceled --                                                           
                   -- Agenda to be Announced --                                                     
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
May 01             Saturday                                   Butrovich 205                    5:00
+= SJR 33 CONGRESSIONAL VOTE ON JUDICIAL NOMINATION                                                 
                   <Pending Referral>                                                               
+= HB  29 REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS/LICENSEES                                                      
                   <Pending Referral>                                                               
+= HB  15 SOLICITATIONS/CONSUMER PROTECTION                                                         
+= HB 514 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT/ CRIMES                                                         
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
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                                LABOR & COMMERCE                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 29             Thursday                                           Beltz 211                2:45
                   -- Upon Adjournment --                                                           
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                   Premera/Blue Cross Blue Shield Conversion                                        
                   "An Overview So Far"                                                             
                   Confirmation Hearings:                                                           
                   Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                 
                   State Assessment Review Board                                                    
                   Board of Marine Pilots                                                           
                   Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                               
                   State Board of Registration for                                                  
                   Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors                                         
                   Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                
+ HB 430 EMPLOYEES UNDER 21 AT LICENSED PREMISES                                                    
+ HB 423 TAXICAB DRIVER LIABILITY                                                                   
+ HB 418 REAL ESTATE COM'N/LICENSEE/HOME INSPECT                                                    
+ HB 517 SECURITY ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION                                                   
                    ----------------------------------------                                       
                                                                                                    
                                   RESOURCES                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    3:30
+= SB 312 CONVENTIONAL & NONCONVENTIONAL GAS LEASES                                                 
+ HB 522 SMALL CRUISE SHIP DISCHARGES                                                               
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                    ----------------------------------------                                       
                                                                                                    
                                 STATE AFFAIRS                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 29             Thursday                                           Beltz 211                3:30
+ HJR 36 MITIGATING GLACIER BAY FISHING CLOSURES                                                    
+ HB 273 PARENTS' WAIVER OF CHILD'S SPORTS CLAIM                                                    
+ HB 467 COMMEMORATIVE QUARTERS COMMISSION                                                          
+ HB 476 AK STATEHOOD CELEBRATION COMMISSION                                                        
+ HB 353 JURY DUTY EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN TEACHERS                                                   
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                           STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                             
                                                                                                    
May 01             Saturday                                           Beltz 211                   
                   *** Immediately Following Session ***                                            
+ SJR 34 TAIWAN STATUS AND PRESIDENT                                                                
+ SCR 25 STATE CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS                                                   
+ HB 379 OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE                                                           
+ HB 366 ANIMAL CLASSICS CHARITABLE GAMING                                                          
+ HB 490 EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT AMENDMENTS                                                         
+ HB 309 PROHIBIT RELEASE OF PREDATORY FISH                                                         
+ HB 351 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION DEVICES                                                          
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                    ----------------------------------------                                       
                                                                                                    
                                 TRANSPORTATION                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 29             Thursday                                   Butrovich 205                    2:45
                   -- Upon Adjournment --                                                           
      SB 395 MUNICIPAL LAND USE REGULATION                                                          
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
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                                JOINT COMMITTEES                                                 
                                                                                                    
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 375 & HB 377                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 29             Thursday                            Senate Finance 532                      4:00
      HB 375 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                   
      HB 377 APPROP:MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                            
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                              LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                
                                                                                                    
May 05             Wednesday                       House Finance Room                          5:00
                   Agenda To Be Announced                                                           
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                          JOINT COMMITTEES (continued)                                           
                                                                                                    
                     SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                      
                                                                                                    
May 07             Friday                                         Capitol 120                  8:00
+                  Full Committee Meeting:  Open Session                                            
                   Advisory Opinion 04-03                                                           
                   <Public Comment by Invitation Only>                                              
                   Open Meetings