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2005-05-02 House Journal

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2005-05-02                     House Journal                      Page 1438
HB 98                                                                                             
The following, which had been held in second reading and returned to                                
the Rules Committee (page 1404), was again before the House:                                        
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 98(RLS)                                                                  
     "An Act relating to the compensation of the governor, the                                      
     lieutenant governor, and certain public officials, officers, and                               
     employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and                                 
     providing for an effective date."                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Gara:                                                 
                                                                                                    
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"* Section 1.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended                               
by adding a new section to read:                                                                    
 LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  It is the intent of the legislature that                                      
each legislative staff person be paid equitably without regard to the                               
political party affiliation of the legislator for whom the staff person                             
works.                                                                                              
   * Sec. 2.  AS 24.10.200 is amended by adding a new subsection to                               
read:                                                                                               
      (c)  The rate established under (a) of this section shall provide                             
     that the combined salary schedule ranges of the two employees                                  
     who are compensated at the highest ranges are equal for each                                   
     legislator. If a legislator has only one employee, that employee                               
     must be compensated at the highest range authorized for an                                     
     employee of any legislator.  This subsection does not prohibit                                 
     differences in the compensation of employees based on longevity                                
     or merit."                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
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Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that                                          
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Rokeberg objected.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSHB 98(RLS)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  24   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    

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Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Dahlstrom, Elkins, Gara,                                 
Gardner, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, LeDoux,                                   
Moses, Salmon                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Anderson, Chenault, Coghill, Foster, Gatto, Harris, Hawker,                                  
Holm, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Lynn, McGuire, Meyer, Neuman, Olson,                                    
Ramras, Rokeberg, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Weyhrauch,                                      
Wilson                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Gara:                                                 
                                                                                                    
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   "* Section 1.  AS 24.10.200 is amended by adding a new subsection                              
to read:                                                                                            
      (c)  Legislative staff pay shall be based on merit and shall not                              
     be based on the party or caucus membership of the employing                                    
     legislator."                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
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Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that                                          
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Objection was heard.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?"  The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSHB 98(RLS)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  20   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Dahlstrom,                                     
Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula,                                     
Kohring, Kott, LeDoux, Moses, Salmon                                                                
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Elkins, Foster, Gatto, Harris, Hawker, Holm,                              
Kelly, Lynn, Meyer, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Rokeberg, Seaton,                                        
Stoltze, Thomas, Weyhrauch, Wilson                                                                  

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Absent:  McGuire, Samuels                                                                           
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representatives Croft and                                            
Berkowitz:                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
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Representative Croft moved and asked unanimous consent that                                         
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Rokeberg objected.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?"  The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSHB 98(RLS)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 3                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  27   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft, Gara, Gardner,                                  
Gatto, Gruenberg, Kapsner, Salmon, Wilson                                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Anderson, Chenault, Dahlstrom, Elkins, Foster, Guttenberg,                                   
Harris, Hawker, Holm, Joule, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, LeDoux,                                
Lynn, McGuire, Meyer, Moses, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Rokeberg,                                       
Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Weyhrauch                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Samuels                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 3 was not adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    

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Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
CSHB 98(RLS) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                    
and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so                                   
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
CSHB 98(RLS) was read the third time.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 98(RLS) pass the House?"  The roll                                 
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSHB 98(RLS)                                                                                        
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  26   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Chenault, Dahlstrom, Elkins, Foster, Gara, Gardner,                                
Gruenberg, Harris, Hawker, Holm, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott,                                    
McGuire, Meyer, Moses, Neuman, Olson, Rokeberg, Salmon, Seaton,                                     
Thomas, Weyhrauch, Wilson                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft, Gatto,                                          
Guttenberg, Joule, Kapsner, LeDoux, Lynn, Ramras, Stoltze                                           
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Samuels                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
And so, CSHB 98(RLS) passed the House.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved the effective date clauses.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?"                                 
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
CSHB 98(RLS)                                                                                        
Third Reading                                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Elkins, Foster, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg,                                  
Guttenberg, Harris, Hawker, Holm, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott,                                   
LeDoux, Lynn, McGuire, Meyer, Moses, Neuman, Olson, Ramras,                                         
Rokeberg, Salmon, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Weyhrauch, Wilson                                        
                                                                                                    

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Nays:  Kapsner                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Joule, Samuels                                                                             
                                                                                                    
And so, the effective date clauses were adopted.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Crawford gave notice of reconsideration of the vote on                               
CSHB 98(RLS).