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2006-03-22 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                          TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                                SECOND SESSION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                   March 22, 2006                       
                                                                                                    
                              Seventy-third Day                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Stevens at 10:50 a.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Therriault was                                    
absent.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Father Tony Dummer of St.                                   
Paul's Catholic Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                             
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                              
so ordered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     Lord and Source of All Gifts,                                                                  
      We rejoice in the fullness of Your generosity.                                                
     We thank You especially now                                                                    
      for the gift of change,                                                                       
      the gift of newness                                                                           
      that opens doors closed by habit and routine.                                                 
                                                                                                    
     We bless You and thank You as well                                                             
      for that which is stable and unchanging,                                                      
      for the ancient and traditional                                                               
      which give meaning to the new and different.                                                  
                                                                                                    
     We thank You, O God of all Longing,                                                            
      for the capacity for change in our lives,                                                     
      for without change                                                                            
      there can be no real growth                                                                   
      and no true life.                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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     We are grateful, in this time, for those persons                                               
      who, through their gifts of excitement and adventure                                          
      have taught us not to fear change,                                                            
      not resist the new.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
     We are thankful also for Your sacred Word,                                                     
      who speaks to us of new wine for new wineskins                                                
      and who calls us daily                                                                        
      to a new kingdom                                                                              
      and to a new relationship.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
     May our hearts be ever-changing,                                                               
      ever in growth,                                                                               
      as we journey to our Mysterious Source,                                                       
      You who are forever fresh and new                                                             
      yet forever the same.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     Blessed are You, Lord our God,                                                                 
      who gives spice to life with change.                                                          
                                                                                                    
     (Thanks to Edward Hayes and his prayer "Change")                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
journals for the seventy-first and seventy-second legislative days be                               
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                    Recess                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
Senate stand in recess to the Joint Session. Without objection, the                                 
Senate recessed at 10:53 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Joint Session in the House                                             
                                                                                                    
Speaker Harris called the House to order and in accordance with                                     
Uniform Rule 51 turned the gavel over to President Stevens, who                                     
called the Joint Session to order at 11:05 a.m.                                                     
                                                                                                    
The purpose of the Joint Session was to hear an address by the                                      
Honorable Ted Stevens, United States Senator for Alaska.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
roll call of the Senate be waived and all members be shown as present.                              
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
roll call of the House be waived and all members be shown as present.                               
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
President Stevens appointed Representative Moses and Senator                                        
Cowdery to escort Senator Ted Stevens to the Joint Session.                                         
                                                                                                    
The Senate Sergeant at Arms, Gary Stambaugh, announced Senator                                      
Stevens' entrance to the House Chamber.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The Honorable Ted Stevens was escorted to the rostrum and                                           
welcomed by President Stevens.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Ted Stevens delivered his address. This address appears in                                  
House and Senate Joint Journal Supplement No. 14.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Following his address, there was a question and answer period.                                      
Senator Stevens received a standing ovation and was escorted from the                               
chamber by Senator Cowdery and Representative Moses.                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
Joint Session stand in adjournment. Without objection, President                                    
Stevens adjourned the Joint Session at 12:03 p.m.                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                In the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Senate reconvened at 12:11 p.m.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 20 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 343                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 343(JUD) am BY THE HOUSE                                                      
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
          "An Act creating the crimes of harassment in the first                                    
          and second degree, amending the crime of stalking,                                        
          and adding a definition of 'medical professional' to                                      
          the assault and harassment statutes."                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Therriault was noted.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 380                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 380(FIN)(title am) BY THE HOUSE                                               
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the powers and duties of the                                          
          commissioner of environmental conservation                                                
          regarding animals, animal products, agricultural                                          
          products, and the transportation of animals and                                           
          animal products; relating to the employment,                                              
          appointment, and duties of a state veterinarian by the                                    
          commissioner of environmental conservation;                                               
          relating to the powers of the commissioner of natural                                     
          resources regarding agricultural products; relating to                                    
          animal rabies prevention and control; and providing                                       
          for an effective date."                                                                   

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was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 408                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 408(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE                                                      
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                    
       "An Act relating to the standard of proof required to                                        
       terminate parental rights in child-in-need-of-aid                                            
       proceedings; relating to a healing arts practitioner's                                       
       duty to report a child adversely affected by or                                              
       withdrawing from exposure to a controlled substance or                                       
       alcohol; relating to disclosure of confidential or                                           
       privileged information about certain children by the                                         
       Departments of Health and Social Services and                                                
       Administration; relating to permanent fund dividends                                         
       paid to foster children and adopted children; amending                                       
       Rule 18, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of                                                
       Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                               
Senate:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
2005 Annual Report                                                                                  
from Marla N. Greenstein, Executive Director                                                        
Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 189                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 189 "An                                          
Act relating to issuance of identification cards and to issuance of                                 
driver's licenses" and recommended the adoption of the State Affairs                                
Committee Substitute offered on page 2100.                                                          
                                                                                                    

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Signing do pass: Senator Seekins, Chair; Senators French, Huggins,                                  
Therriault. Signing no recommendation: Senator Guess.                                               
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Administration                                                    
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 261                                                                                            
The Finance 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(FIN)                                                           
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs; Senators Bunde,                                  
Dyson, Stedman. Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                           
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Alaska Court System                                                       
                                                                                                    
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 Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 308                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 308 "An Act                                        
authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue revenue bonds to                               
finance rail transportation projects that qualify for federal financial                             
participation; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                               
Senator Green, Cochair, Senators Dyson, Stedman. Signing no                                         
recommendation: Senators Bunde, Olson.                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                         
       and Economic Development                                                                     

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 379                                                                                            
The Judiciary 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 Seekins, Chair; Senators French, Huggins,                                  
Guess.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                  
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 489                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                        
489(RLS) "An Act relating to the treatment of charity events by the                                 
Alaska Public Offices Commission and under the law governing                                        
legislative ethics; and providing for an effective date" and                                        
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                       
          489(STA) "An Act relating to the treatment of charity                                     
          events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and                                        
          under the law governing legislative ethics; relating to                                   
          a legislative employee's soliciting, accepting, or                                        
          receiving a gift on behalf of a charitable organization;                                  
          and providing for an effective date."                                                     
          (Title change SCR 25)                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Therriault, Chair; Senators Wagoner, Davis.                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator Elton.                                                           
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Legislative Agency                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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               Introduction and Reference of Senate Resolutions                                  
                                                                                                    
SCR 25                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 BY THE                                                          
SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE,                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                             
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                            
          concerning House Bill No. 489, relating to the                                            
          treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public                                          
          Offices Commission and under the law governing                                            
          legislative ethics.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 250                                                                                            
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" was read the second time.                                                       
                                                                                                    
President Stevens stated SENATE BILL NO. 250 will be on the                                         
March 24 calendar.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 265                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 265 "An Act increasing the total amount of bonds                                    
and notes that the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority may have                                    
outstanding; and providing for an effective date" was read the second                               
time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
bill be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on                               
final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 265 was read the third time.                                                        

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The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 265 "An Act                                              
increasing the total amount of bonds and notes that the Alaska                                      
Municipal Bond Bank Authority may have outstanding; and providing                                   
for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 265                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Davis                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 265 passed the Senate.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 298                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 298 "An Act relating to loans from trust property;                                  
relating to a trustee's power to appoint the principal of a trust to                                
another trust; relating to challenges to, claims against, and liabilities of                        
trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors of trusts and of trusts and estates;                         
relating to individual retirement accounts and plans; relating to certain                           
trusts in divorce and dissolutions of marriage situations; and providing                            
for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Seekins, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute offered on page 2354.                                
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 298(JUD) was                                              
adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
bill be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on                               
final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 298(JUD) was read the third time.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senators Wilken, Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Stedman, Therriault,                                        
Wagoner, Dyson, Huggins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens moved and                                        
asked unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on the bill.                                      
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 298(JUD)                                          
"An Act relating to loans from trust property; relating to a trustee's                              
power to appoint the principal of a trust to another trust; relating to                             
challenges to, claims against, and liabilities of trustees, beneficiaries,                          
and creditors of trusts and of trusts and estates; relating to individual                           
retirement accounts and plans; relating to certain trusts in divorce and                            
dissolutions of marriage situations; and providing for an effective                                 
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                               
                                                                                                    
CSSB 298(JUD)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Davis                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 298(JUD) passed the Senate.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                 
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 306                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An Act requiring an employing unit with a                                      
change in ownership, management, or control or similar change to                                    
notify the Department of Labor and Workforce Development of the                                     
change; relating to the unemployment contribution rate of an                                        
employing unit; defining 'business' for purposes of statutes setting                                
unemployment contribution rates; establishing the crime of obtaining                                
an unemployment rate by deception; and providing for an effective                                   
date" was read the second time.                                                                     

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Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
bill be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on                               
final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 306 was read the third time.                                                        
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An Act requiring                                    
an employing unit with a change in ownership, management, or                                        
control or similar change to notify the Department of Labor and                                     
Workforce Development of the change; relating to the unemployment                                   
contribution rate of an employing unit; defining 'business' for purposes                            
of statutes setting unemployment contribution rates; establishing the                               
crime of obtaining an unemployment rate by deception; and providing                                 
for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 306                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Davis                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 306 passed the Senate.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                 
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 489                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 489(RLS) "An Act relating to the                                              
treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission                                 
and under the law governing legislative ethics; and providing for an                                
effective date" was read the second time.                                                           

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Senator Therriault, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                
adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                
page 2543. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 489(STA) "An Act relating to the treatment of charity                                      
events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and under the law                                    
governing legislative ethics; relating to a legislative employee's                                  
soliciting, accepting, or receiving a gift on behalf of a charitable                                
organization; and providing for an effective date" (Title change SCR                                
25) was adopted.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
bill be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on                               
final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                                                    
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 489(STA) was read                                               
the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                          
NO. 489(STA) "An Act relating to the treatment of charity events by                                 
the Alaska Public Offices Commission and under the law governing                                    
legislative ethics; relating to a legislative employee's soliciting,                                
accepting, or receiving a gift on behalf of a charitable organization;                              
and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                 
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 489(STA)                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                          
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Davis                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 489(STA)                                                
passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
SCR 25                                                                                            
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25, which had been                                                 
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2544), be taken up at this time.                                 
Without objection, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25                                              
was before the Senate on final passage.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                             
NO. 25 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                  
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 489,                                     
relating to the treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices                            
Commission and under the law governing legislative ethics, pass the                                 
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
SCR 25                                                                                              
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                          
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Davis                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 passed the                                              
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Carl F. Brady, Sr.                                                                    
Senator(s) Ben Stevens, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                 
French, Green, Guess, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Seekins,                                    
Stedman, Gary Stevens, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                  
                                                                                                    

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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                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 251                                                                                            
The reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                              
NO. 251(RES) "An Act authorizing the Board of Fisheries to adopt                                    
regulations regarding fishing by a person who holds two entry permits                               
for a salmon fishery" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill                            
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, April 13 to                                      
afternoon plane time, April 18. Without objection, Senator Wagoner                                  
was excused.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 265                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 265 "An Act increasing the total amount of bonds                                    
and notes that the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority may have                                    
outstanding; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed,                                    
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                              
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 298                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 298(JUD) "An Act relating to loans                                           
from trust property; relating to a trustee's power to appoint the                                   
principal of a trust to another trust; relating to challenges to, claims                            
against, and liabilities of trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors of trusts                        
and of trusts and estates; relating to individual retirement accounts and                           

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plans; relating to certain trusts in divorce and dissolutions of marriage                           
situations; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed                              
by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                     
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 306                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An Act requiring an employing unit with a                                      
change in ownership, management, or control or similar change to                                    
notify the Department of Labor and Workforce Development of the                                     
change; relating to the unemployment contribution rate of an                                        
employing unit; defining 'business' for purposes of statutes setting                                
unemployment contribution rates; establishing the crime of obtaining                                
an unemployment rate by deception; and providing for an effective                                   
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                      
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 251                                                                                            
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 251(RES) "An Act                                                
authorizing the Board of Fisheries to adopt regulations regarding                                   
fishing by a person who holds two entry permits for a salmon fishery"                               
was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to                                
the House for consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 489                                                                                            
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 489(STA) "An Act                                                
relating to the treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices                            
Commission and under the law governing legislative ethics; relating to                              
a legislative employee's soliciting, accepting, or receiving a gift on                              
behalf of a charitable organization; and providing for an effective                                 
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                      
returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                    
SCR 25                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 Suspending Rules                                                
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 489, relating to the treatment                               
of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and under                                 
the law governing legislative ethics, was engrossed, signed by the                                  
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                            
consideration.                                                                                      

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                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 24, 2006.                                       
Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:40 p.m.                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 March 2006                         

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+= SB 248 ADMINISTRATIVE BOROUGHS/BOROUGH GRANTS/                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ SB 222 PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION                                                         
+ SB 284 SENTENCING FOR ALCOHOL-RELATED CRIMES                                                      
+ HB 274 PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+ SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
              <Above Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                      
+= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
              <Above Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      

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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              Board of Marital & Family Therapy                                                     
              State Medical Board                                                                   
              Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority                                                  
              Board of Trustees                                                                     
              Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                              
              Board of Nursing                                                                      
              Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                       
              State Physical Therapy and Occupational                                               
              Therapy Board                                                                         
              Occupational Safety and Health Review                                                 
              Board                                                                                 
              Professional Teaching Practices                                                       
              Commission                                                                            
              Board of Dental Examiners                                                             
              Board of Psychologists and Psychological                                              
              Associate Examiners                                                                   
              Board of Social Work Examiners                                                        
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                     
+ HB 379 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, INCL. ANALOGS                                                       
+ HB 408 DEFINITION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT                                                      
              <Bill Hearing Postponed to 03/23/06>                                                  
= HB 318 LIMITATION ON EMINENT DOMAIN                                                               
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 03/21/06>                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                     
+ HB 272 CARD ROOMS & OPERATIONS                                                                    
= HB 408 DEFINITION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT                                                      
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 03/22/06>                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        

2006-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2555
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            2:30 PM                     
              -- Location and Time Change --                                                        
+             Premera Blue Cross:  Overview of State                                                
              Insurance Contract Award Process                                                      
              -- Teleconference <Listen Only> --                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
              Including But Not Limited to:                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
= SB 305 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
              -- Location Change --                                                                 
+ SCR 21 VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                
                                                                                                    
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                              Beltz 211         7:30 AM                     
+             FY07 Operating Budget                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2006-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2556
                      COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              Budget Closeout                                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 CORRECTIONS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:30 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 28        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              FY07 Operating Budget                                                                 
              Continued Discussion                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 FISH & GAME                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled to 03/29/06 --                                                         
              FY 07 Budget Closeout                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 29        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 03/22/06 --                                                       
              FY 07 Budget Closeout                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Budget Review                                                                         
                                                                                                    

2006-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2557
                     HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)                                        
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:30 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             8:00 AM                     
              FY 07 Budget Closeout                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                     LAW                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Budget Closeout                                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
+             FY07 Operating Budget                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   REVENUE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              Budget Detail                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                     
              Budget Closeout                                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 30        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Closeout                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                             UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              FY 07 Operating Budget Detail                                                         

2006-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2558
                               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                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Tuesday                    House Finance 519            5:30 PM                     
              Audit Requests                                                                        
              Executive Session -                                                                   
              Preliminary and Final Audits                                                          
              Other Business                                                                        
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 23        Thursday                   House Finance 519            5:00 PM                     
              Fairbanks Office Space RFP 431                                                        
              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                                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                       JOINT LEGISLATIVE HEALTH CAUCUS                                           
                                                                                                    
Mar 29        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              "Prevention - Whole Body Health"                                                      
              A light lunch will be served.                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 22        Wednesday                    House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by the Honorable Ted Stevens, U.S. Senator