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2006-03-15 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                          TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                                SECOND SESSION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                   March 15, 2006                       
                                                                                                    
                               Sixty-sixth Day                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Stevens at 11:20 a.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The roll showed eighteen members present. Senator Kookesh was                                       
excused from a call of the Senate. Senator Guess was absent.                                        
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Jesse Kiehl of Congregation                                 
Sukkat Shalom. Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous                                            
consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                                                    
      With deep respect for the beliefs of all Alaskans, I invite                                   
      you to join me in prayer:                                                                     
                                                                                                    
      Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu ruach ha-olam, pokayach                                          
      ivrim.                                                                                        
      Blessed are You, Eternal God, who guides all the world,                                       
      and who opens the eyes of the blind.                                                          
                                                                                                    
      Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melekh ha-olam, zokaif                                           
      kefufim.                                                                                      
      Blessed is the Eternal God, maker of the universe, who lifts                                  
      up the fallen.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
      Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu ruach ha-olam, hanosayn                                          
      layo-ayf koach.                                                                               
      Blessed are You, oh Eternal God, who gives breath to the                                      
      world, and strength to the weary.                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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      We pray for sanctification in our lives and our work, Oh                                      
      God - for eyes opened to what is right and just, for hearts                                   
      prepared to serve in truth.  Our pursuit of justice and                                       
      mercy, our acts of study and service and loving kindness                                      
      are by their very nature a blessing - on our families, our                                    
      communities, and ourselves.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
      Lead our work this day, and every day, that our work                                          
      may be a testament to Your will.                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Cain y'hi ratzon.                                                                             
      So may it be God's will.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Bunde led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
journals for the sixty-fourth and sixty-fifth legislative days be                                   
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Messages from the Governor                                             
                                                                                                    
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency for the City of Seward and the                                  
Kenai Peninsula Borough (2006 South Central Storm), dated March                                     
13, 2006, with an accompanying letter was received. The Declaration                                 
and letter had been copied to the Finance Committee Cochairs.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 224                                                                                            
Message dated March 13 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
returned:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                SENATE BILL NO. 224 "An Act establishing Older                                     
          Alaskans' Day."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                              

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Message dated March 13 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCR 5                                                                                             
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5 BY                                                                
REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, Salmon, Kapsner,                                                            
                                                                                                    
             Relating to support of community water fluoridation.                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HJR 31                                                                                            
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31 BY REPRESENTATIVES                                                    
WEYHRAUCH, Kerttula, Holm, Lynn, Gardner, Neuman, Salmon,                                           
Seaton,                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
             Relating to designating September 9, 2006, as Fetal                                   
          Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.                                                 
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 394                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(L&C) am BY THE HOUSE LABOR                                                
AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to allowing insurance policy forms                                       
          to be filed and approved in languages other than                                          
          English if an official English language version is also                                   
          filed, and authorizing use of insurance policy forms                                      
          and associated materials in languages other than                                          
          English."                                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following reports are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                             
Senate:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys                                               
Annual Report 2005                                                                                  
from Robert F. Swenson, Acting Director and State Geologist                                         
in accordance with AS 41.08.030                                                                     
available at: www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/scan1/ar/text/AR2005.PDF                                     
                                                                                                    
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                    
dated March 7 was received, stating the monetary terms of the                                       
arbitration award as a result of a dispute between the State and the                                
Alaska State Employees Association (Health Trust FY06 through                                       
FY08) in accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                    
dated March 7 was received, stating the monetary terms for the                                      
collective bargaining agreement reached between the State and the                                   
Alaska Correctional Officers Association (interest arbitration award)                               
in accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                    
dated March 13 was received, stating the amended monetary terms for                                 
the collective bargaining agreement reached between the State and the                               
Alaska Correctional Officers Association (interest arbitration award)                               
in accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 206                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 206 "An                                          
Act relating to material witnesses; and amending Rule 58.1, Alaska                                  
Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 204, Alaska Rules of Appellate                                   
Procedure" and recommended it be replaced with                                                      

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          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 206(JUD) "An Act                                                   
          relating to contempt of court and to temporary                                            
          detention and identification of persons."                                                 
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senator Huggins. Signing                                   
amend: Senators French, Guess.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Corrections                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 222                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 222 "An                                          
Act relating to breaches of security involving personal information,                                
consumer report security freezes, consumer credit monitoring, credit                                
accuracy, protection of social security numbers, disposal of records,                               
factual declarations of innocence after identity theft, filing police                               
reports regarding identity theft, and furnishing consumer credit header                             
information; and amending Rule 60, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure"                                 
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                 
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 222(JUD) "An Act                                                   
          relating to breaches of security involving personal                                       
          information, credit report security freezes, consumer                                     
          credit monitoring, credit accuracy, protection of                                         
          social security numbers, disposal of records, factual                                     
          declarations of innocence after identity theft, filing                                    
          police reports regarding identity theft, furnishing                                       
          consumer credit header information, and truncation                                        
          of credit and debit card information; and amending                                        
          Rule 60, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure."                                                
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators French, Guess,                                    
Therriault.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 5, indeterminate, Office of the Governor                                           
                                                                                                    
President Stevens added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                   
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 250                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 250 "An Act                                        
extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence                                  
and Sexual Assault; and eliminating statutory references to the                                     
network on domestic violence and sexual assault." Signing do pass:                                  
Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs; Senator Bunde. Signing no                                         
recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Olson, Stedman.                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 261                                                                                            
The Transportation Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 261                                         
"An Act relating to the designation of traffic safety corridors; relating                           
to the bail or fine for an offense committed in a traffic safety corridor                           
and to separately accounting for such fines; and providing for an                                   
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                 
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 261(TRA)                                                           
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Huggins, Chair; Senators French, Kookesh.                                  
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Transportation and Public                                         
       Facilities                                                                                   
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Guess was noted.                                                            
                                                                                                    

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SB 303                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 303 "An Act                                        
amending the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Act and the                                         
powers and authority of the authority to finance construction and                                   
maintenance of the Knik Arm Bridge, to set and collect tolls, and to                                
carry out its duties, and making conforming changes to statutes                                     
relating to issuance, renewal, or reinstatement of driver's licenses and                            
to levy on permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective                                 
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                           
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 303(FIN)                                                           
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Green, Cochair; Senators Dyson, Stedman.                                   
Signing no recommendation: Senator Wilken, Cochair; Senators                                        
Bunde, Hoffman, Olson.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                   
       Facilities                                                                                   
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 379                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered CS                                   
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 379(JUD) "An Act relating to scheduling as                                       
a Schedule IA controlled substance gamma-hydroxybutyric acid and                                    
certain similar substances." Signing do pass: Senator Dyson, Chair;                                 
Senators Elton, Wilken, Green, Olson.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                  
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 309                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 309 BY THE SENATE STATE AFFAIRS                                                     
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                

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       "An Act establishing a construction trades training                                          
       grant program for award by the Department of Labor                                           
       and Workforce Development, providing for special                                             
       employee unemployment contributions to fund the                                              
       program and an offsetting credit against the employees'                                      
       general unemployment contribution, and providing for                                         
       an expiration date for the program, contributions, and                                       
       credit; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 232                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 232 "An Act making special, supplemental,                                           
capital, and other appropriations, amending appropriations, and                                     
making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an                                     
effective date" was read the second time.                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 2424.                                  
Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no                                 
further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 232(FIN) "An Act                                          
making appropriations, supplemental appropriations, and capital                                     
appropriations; amending appropriations and funding sources; making                                 
appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date"                            
was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 1:                                                            
                                                                                                    
   * Sec. A. FUEL AND UTILITIES INCREASES. The sum of                                             
$8,800,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the Department of                               
Health and Social Services energy assistance program, for fuel and                                  
utilities cost increases for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                          
Senator Green objected.                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 232(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Olson                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Huggins, Seekins, Stedman,                                     
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                   
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson offered Amendment No. 2:                                                              
                                                                                                    
   * Sec. 1. POWER COST EQUALIZATION. (a) The sum of                                              
$2,115,700 is appropriated from the general fund to the power cost                                  
equalization and rural electric capitalization fund (AS 42.45.100).                                 
                                                                                                    
 (b) The sum of $2,115,700 is appropriated from the power cost                                      
equalization and rural electric capitalization fund (AS 42.45.100) to                               
the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                 
Development, Alaska Energy Authority power cost equalization, for                                   
full payment of power cost equalization under AS 42.45.110 for the                                  
fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                    
Gary Stevens objected.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 232(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Olson                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Huggins, Seekins, Stedman,                                     
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                   
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   

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and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 3 was not offered.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis offered Amendment No. 4:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 10, following line 15:                                                                         
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                             
"* Sec. 13. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, COMMUNITY,                                                    
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. The sum of $63,700,000 is                                                 
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Commerce,                                   
Community, and Economic Development for municipal assistance                                        
under AS 29.60.010 - 29.60.310 and the safe communities program                                     
(AS 29.60.350 - 29.60.375) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006."                               
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4. Senator                                    
Gary Stevens objected.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 232(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 4                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Olson                                                    
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Huggins, Seekins, Stedman,                                     
Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                   
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Hoffman, Kookesh                                                                          
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 4 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess offered Amendment No. 5:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 3, lines 21 - 26:                                                                              
          Delete all material.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Adjust funding information accordingly.                                                             

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Senator Guess moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 5. Senator                                    
Gary Stevens objected.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 5 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 232(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 5                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, Guess, Olson                                                            
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, French, Green, Huggins, Seekins,                                      
Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                          
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Hoffman, Kookesh                                                                          
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 5 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess offered Amendment No. 6:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 7, lines 1 - 4:                                                                                
     Delete "(a) The sum of $4,000,000 is appropriated from the                                     
information services fund (AS 44.21.045(a)) to the Department of                                    
Administration for telephone system replacement and stabilization                                   
phase I.                                                                                            
     (b)"                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 10, line 18:                                                                                   
     Delete "4(a),"                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 6. Senator                                    
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 6 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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CSSB 232(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 6                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Olson                                             
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Huggins, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens                                    
B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                           
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Hoffman, Kookesh                                                                          
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 6 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
President Stevens stated CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 232(FIN) will                                       
be on the March 16 calendar.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
SB 237                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 237 "An Act increasing the number of superior                                       
court judges designated for the third judicial district, to provide                                 
additional superior court judges at Anchorage, Palmer, and Kenai; and                               
providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Green, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 2234.                                  
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 237(FIN) "An Act                                          
relating to the compensation of justices and judges, and to increasing                              
the number of superior court judges designated for the third and fourth                             
judicial districts; and providing for an effective date" was adopted.                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Seekins moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                          
Judiciary Committee Letter of Intent offered on page 2148 be adopted                                
as a Senate Letter of Intent. Without objection, the Senate Letter of                               
Intent was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
President Stevens stated CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 237(FIN) will                                       
be on the March 16 calendar.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Margret Sullivan Pate                                                                 
Senator(s) Gary Stevens, Ben Stevens, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis,                                        
Dyson, Ellis, Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh,                                       
Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken,                                               
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
citation be adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and                                
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                      
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, March 17 to                                    
morning plane time, March 20. Without objection, Senator Wilken                                     
was excused.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Huggins moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, March 17 to                                    
evening plane time, March 19. Without objection, Senator Huggins                                    
was excused.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 16, 2006.                                       
Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:22 p.m.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 March 2006                         

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 17        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            3:30 PM                     
+             Key Campaign Presentation                                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 17        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ SB 235 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE BONUSES                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                     
+= SB 206 DETENTION OF MATERIAL WITNESSES                                                           
+ SB 306 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND & TAXES                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                     
+ HB 410 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                             
+ HB 326 USE OF LEWD MATERIAL AS HARASSMENT                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB 273 MOTOR VEHICLE SALES                                                                        
+ SB 300 MOTOR VEHICLE NEGATIVE EQUITY                                                              
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              Including But Not Limited to:                                                         
+= SB 272 MORTGAGE LENDING                                                                          
+= SB 307 LANDLORD REMEDIES; LATE FEE                                                               
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                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                     
              Administration - Final Questions and                                                  
              Answers                                                                               

2006-03-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 2470
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                     
              Administration Comments on Draft                                                      
              Committee Substitute                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 18        Saturday                        Butrovich 205         10:00 AM                      
= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                     
              Major Producers Comments on Draft                                                     
              Committee Substitute                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 19        Sunday                          Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                     
= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                     
              Stakeholders: Explorers & Independents                                                
              Comments on Draft Committee Substitute                                                
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
+ SCR 22 JT. LEG. OVERSIGHT CMTE FOR ALMR PROJECT                                                   
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+ SB 308 ALASKA RAILROAD REVENUE BONDS                                                              
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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2006-03-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 2471
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                
                                                                                                    
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           7:30 AM                     
+             FY07 Operating Budget                                                                 
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                      COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 21        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              Budget Closeout                                                                       
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                                 CORRECTIONS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:30 PM                     
              Budget Review                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:30 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Budget Review                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
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2006-03-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 2472
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                     
              FY07 Operating Budget                                                                 
              Title I School Improvement Sites                                                      
              (Level 2 and above)                                                                   
              Other Education Issues                                                                
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                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                     
              Agency Overview Follow-up                                                             
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                                 FISH & GAME                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Postponed until 03/22/06 --                                                
              Budget Priorities                                                                     
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                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Budget Review                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:30 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             8:00 AM                     
              Budget Priorities                                                                     
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2006-03-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 2473
                                     LAW                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Budget Closeout                                                                       
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                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                        Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+             FY07 Operating Budget                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   REVENUE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              Budget Closeout                                                                       
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                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 21        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Budget Review                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
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2006-03-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 2474
                             UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532          10:15 AM                      
+             University FY07 Operating Budget Overview                                             
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                              SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                 
                                                                                                    
                      COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY OVERSIGHT                                          
                                                                                                    
Mar 20        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                     
              -- Teleconference <Listen Only> --                                                    
+             Presentations by:                                                                     
              National Center for Public Policy and                                                 
              Higher Education                                                                      
              National Center on Higher Education                                                   
              Managements Systems                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 21        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                     
              -- Teleconference <Listen Only> --                                                    
+             Presentations by:                                                                     
              National Center for Public Policy and                                                 
              Higher Education                                                                      
              Western Interstate Commission on Higher                                               
              Education                                                                             
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 29        Wednesday                  House Finance 519            5:00 PM                     
              Minutes                                                                               
              Audit Requests                                                                        
              Executive Session -                                                                   
              Preliminary and Final Audits                                                          
              Other Business                                                                        
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2006-03-15                     Senate Journal                      Page 2475
                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 16        Thursday                     Terry Miller 104           5:00 PM                     
              Statute Publishing RFP Subcommittee                                                   
              Executive Session                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                   House Finance 519            5:00 PM                     
              Fairbanks Office Space RFP                                                            
              Lease Renewals                                                                        
              Late Per Diem Request                                                                 
              Ombudsman FY07 Budget Request                                                         
              Anchorage Office Space Lease                                                          
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                   House Finance 519            5:00 PM                     
              FY05 Legislature Audit                                                                
              Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission                                               
              Capitol Security                                                                      
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                    House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by the Honorable                                                              
              Ted Stevens, U.S. Senator