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2005-04-28 House Journal

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2005-04-28                     House Journal                      Page 1340
HB 94                                                                                             
The following, which had been held in second reading to today's                                     
calendar (page 1309), was again before the House with Amendment to                                  
New Amendment No. 1 moved and pending (page 1308):                                                  
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 94(FIN)                                                                  
     "An Act relating to qualifications of voters, requirements and                                 
     procedures regarding independent candidates for President and                                  
     Vice-President of the United States, voter registration, voter                                 
     residence, precinct boundary and polling place designation and                                 
     modification, political parties, voters unaffiliated with a political                          
     party, early voting, absentee voting, ballot design, ballot counting,                          
     voting by mail, voting machines, vote tally systems, qualifications                            
     for elected office, initiative, referendum, recall, and definitions in                         
     the Alaska Election Code; and relating to incorporation elections."                            
                                                                                                    

2005-04-28                     House Journal                      Page 1341
Representative Croft moved and asked unanimous consent to                                           
withdraw Amendment to New Amendment No. 1.  There being no                                          
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Guttenberg moved and asked unanimous consent to                                      
withdraw New Amendment No. 1 (page 1307).  There being no                                           
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
2d New Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Guttenberg:                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 6, following line 20:                                                                          
 Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                 
"* Sec. 5.  AS 15.07.050 is amended by adding new subsections to                                  
read:                                                                                               
      (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, only the voter or                             
     the individual authorized by the voter in a written power of                                   
     attorney under (a) of this section may mark the voter's choice of                              
     party affiliation on the voter registration application form.                                  
      (c)  A person may supply a voter registration application form                                
     with a political party or group affiliation indicated to a voter only                          
     if the voter is already registered as affiliated with the political                            
     party or group indicated."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Page 12, line 17, following "application.":                                                         
 Insert "A person may supply to a voter an absentee ballot                                      
application form with a political party or group affiliation                                    
indicated only if the voter is already registered as affiliated with                            
the political party or group indicated.  Only the voter or the                                  
individual designated by the voter in a written power of attorney                               
under this subsection may mark the voter's choice of primary                                    
ballot on an application.  A person supplying an absentee ballot                                
application form may not design or mark the application in a                                    
manner that suggests choice of one ballot over another, except that                             
ballot choices may be listed on an application as authorized by the                             
division."                                                                                      
                                                                                                    

2005-04-28                     House Journal                      Page 1342
Page 33, line 18:                                                                                   
 Delete "secs. 29 - 52"                                                                             
 Insert "secs. 30 - 53"                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Representative Guttenberg moved and asked unanimous consent that                                    
2d New Amendment No. 1 be adopted.  There being no objection, it                                    
was so ordered.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 2 was not offered.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representative Coghill:                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 15, following line 31:                                                                         
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   "* Sec. 24.  AS 15.25.060 is amended by adding a new subsection to                             
read:                                                                                               
      (c) If a voter is not voting in person and has requested an                                   
     absentee ballot or special needs ballot but has not indicated a                                
     choice of ballot, the director shall provide the voter with the ballot                         
     listing the candidates of the political party or group with which the                          
     voter is affiliated, as determined under (b) of this section.  If the                          
     voter did not indicate affiliation with a political party or group                             
     when registering to vote, the director shall provide the voter with                            
     the ballot offering the greatest range of candidates from different                            
     political parties and groups."                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Page 33, line 18:                                                                                   
 Delete "secs. 29 - 52"                                                                             
 Insert "secs. 30 - 53"                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz objected and withdrew the objection.  There                                
being no further objection, Amendment No. 3 was adopted.                                            
                                                                                                    

2005-04-28                     House Journal                      Page 1343
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
CSHB 94(FIN) am be considered engrossed, advanced to third                                          
reading, and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was                             
so ordered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
CSHB 94(FIN) am was read the third time.                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 94(FIN) am pass the House?"  The                                   
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSHB 94(FIN) am                                                                                     
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Dahlstrom, Elkins, Foster, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg,                                         
Guttenberg, Harris, Hawker, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kelly, Kerttula,                                  
Kohring, Kott, LeDoux, Lynn, McGuire, Meyer, Moses, Neuman,                                         
Olson, Ramras, Rokeberg, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Thomas,                                           
Weyhrauch, Wilson                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Croft                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Stoltze                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
And so, CSHB 94(FIN) am passed the House and was referred to the                                    
Chief Clerk for engrossment.