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2007-03-26 House Journal

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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                       TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Monday                 March 26, 2007                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                            Seventieth Day                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Harris at 11:05 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 37 members present.  Representatives Cissna, Foster,                                                           
and Olson had been excused from a call of the House today.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Jesse Perry of                                                               
Northern Light United Church.  Representative Dahlstrom moved and                                                               
asked unanimous consent that the invocation be spread on the journal.                                                           
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
    For our common good and in respect for the diverse faith of                                                                 
    all Alaskans, let us pray.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    Creating God and hope of all the peoples of the earth, as we                                                                
    commemorate on this day the signing of the treaty by which                                                                  
    the United States purchased Alaska from Russia 140 years                                                                    
    ago, we seek your guidance for our future.  Unite us in service                                                             
    to all the people of this state.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    Equip us with wisdom, humility, and selfless courage.  Inspire                                                              
    us with a healing vision for the state of Alaska, and grant our                                                             
    deliberations clarity of conscience and will.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    You, O God, are strength for the weak and the guarantor of                                                                  
    justice for the poor.  You are the unity of all that is broken in                                                           
    the world; your ways alone can bring us justice and peace.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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    As this assembly begins, may our hope for the future rest not                                                               
    in our power, not in our authority, nor in any of our treaties,                                                             
    but in you.  May we be filled with thanksgiving and moved to                                                                
    faithfulness, ever aware of the sacred circle that encompasses                                                              
    all our days and all our ways.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    In bold reverence we pray.  Amen.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Crawford.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                     CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
                   thththth                                                                                                     
journal for the 66, 67, 68, and 69 legislative days be approved as                                                              
certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                               * * * * *                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kerttula introduced Lauren Olmstead, Guest Page,                                                                 
from Juneau.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Neuman introduced Jesse Kolbeck, Guest Page, from                                                                
Trapper Creek.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Doll introduced Lindsay Birk, Guest Page, from                                                                   
Juneau.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HCR 3                                                                                                                         
A message dated March 23, 2007, was read stating the Senate passed:                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                                           
    Relating to proclaiming April of 2007 as Sexual Assault                                                                     
    Awareness Month.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCR 3 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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                    REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Transportation Committee reviewed the qualifications of the                                                                 
following and recommends the appointment be forwarded to a joint                                                                
session for consideration:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                            Mr. Leo von Scheben                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public                                                                  
Facilities.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Johansen, Chair; and                                                                    
Representatives Neuman, Kohring, Johnson, Fairclough, Doogan,                                                                   
Salmon.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 13                                                                                                                         
The State Affairs Committee considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 13                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to prepayments of accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                         
    government retirement systems; relating to the Alaska Municipal                                                             
    Bond Bank Authority; permitting the Alaska Municipal Bond                                                                   
    Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority to assist state and                                                         
    municipal governmental employers by issuing bonds, notes,                                                                   
    commercial paper, or other obligations to enable the governmental                                                           
    employers to prepay all or a portion of the governmental                                                                    
    employers' shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                          
    retirement systems; authorizing a governmental employer to issue                                                            
    obligations to prepay all or a portion of the governmental                                                                  
    employer's shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                          
    retirement systems and to enter into a lease or other contractual                                                           
    agreement with a trustee or the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank                                                                  
    Authority or a subsidiary of the authority in connection with the                                                           
    issuance of obligations for that purpose, and relating to those                                                             
    obligations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(W&M)                                                                                               
    "An Act relating to prepayments of accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                         

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    government retirement systems; relating to the Alaska Municipal                                                             
    Bond Bank Authority, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation,                                                                
    and the state bond committee; establishing the Alaska Pension                                                               
    Obligation Bond Corporation; permitting the Alaska Municipal                                                                
    Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority, a subsidiary                                                          
    of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the state bond                                                                   
    committee, and the Alaska Pension Obligation Bond Corporation                                                               
    to assist state and municipal governmental employers by issuing                                                             
    bonds, notes, commercial paper, or other obligations to enable the                                                          
    governmental employers to prepay all or a portion of the                                                                    
    governmental employers' shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial                                                            
    liabilities of retirement systems; authorizing a governmental                                                               
    employer to issue obligations to prepay all or a portion of the                                                             
    governmental employer's shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial                                                            
    liabilities of retirement systems and to enter into a lease or other                                                        
    contractual agreement with a trustee, the Alaska Municipal Bond                                                             
    Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority, a subsidiary of the                                                        
    Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the state bond committee,                                                               
    or the Alaska Pension Obligation Bond Corporation in connection                                                             
    with the issuance of obligations for that purpose, and relating to                                                          
    those obligations; relating to revision of the employer contribution                                                        
    rate in connection with financed prepayment of unfunded accrued                                                             
    actuarial liabilities of government retirement systems; and                                                                 
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Lynn, Chair, with the                                                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (3):  Johnson, Gruenberg, Lynn                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Doll, Coghill                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 13(W&M):                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 13 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 72                                                                                                                         
The Health, Education & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 72                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to the district cost factors for state funding of                                                          
    public education; providing for an effective date by repealing the                                                          
    delayed effective date of sec. 6, ch. 41, SLA 2006; and providing                                                           
    for an effective date."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (4):  Cissna, Gardner, Seaton, Wilson                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (1):  Fairclough                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 72 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 92                                                                                                                         
The State Affairs Committee considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 92                                                                                                           
    "An Act removing the victims' advocate and the staff of the office                                                          
    of victims' rights from the jurisdiction of the office of the                                                               
    ombudsman in the legislative branch."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Lynn, Chair, with the                                                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  Johnson, Johansen, Gruenberg, Coghill, Lynn                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Do not pass (1):  Doll                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 92 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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HB 95                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 95                                                                                                           
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                    
    program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and                                                             
    to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec.                                                              
    17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an                                                            
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 95(FIN)                                                                                               
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Meyer and Chenault, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (7):  Hawker, Kelly, Stoltze, Thomas, Foster, Meyer,                                                                    
Chenault                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (3):  Joule, Crawford, Nelson                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Gara                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 95 is on today's calendar.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 96                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 96                                                                                                           
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                 
    expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                                              
    program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 96(FIN)                                                                                               
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The report was signed by Representatives Meyer and Chenault, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (7):  Hawker, Stoltze, Kelly, Thomas, Foster, Meyer,                                                                    
Chenault                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (3):  Joule, Crawford, Nelson                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Gara                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 96 is on today's calendar.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 151                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 151                                                                                                          
    "An Act requiring an indemnification and hold harmless provision                                                            
    in professional services contracts of state agencies, quasi-public                                                          
    agencies, municipalities, and political subdivisions."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 151(STA)                                                                                              
    "An Act requiring an indemnification, defense, and hold harmless                                                            
    provision in construction-related professional services contracts of                                                        
    state agencies, quasi-public agencies, municipalities, and political                                                        
    subdivisions."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Lynn, Chair, with the                                                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (6):  Johansen, Johnson, Coghill, Doll, Gruenberg, Lynn                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 151(STA):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Administration                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 151 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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HB 166                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 166                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends                                                             
    to community foundations, to certain educational organizations,                                                             
    and to certain other charitable organizations that provide a positive                                                       
    youth development program, workforce development, aid to the                                                                
    arts, or aid and services to the elderly, low-income individuals,                                                           
    individuals in emergency situations, disabled individuals, or                                                               
    individuals with mental illness; and providing for an effective                                                             
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(STA)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends                                                             
    to community foundations, to certain educational organizations,                                                             
    and to certain other charitable organizations; and providing for an                                                         
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Lynn, Chair, with the                                                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (1):  Gruenberg                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (4):  Johnson, Coghill, Doll, Lynn                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 166(STA):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 166 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 178                                                                                                                        
The Health, Education & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 178                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the Governor's Committee on Employment of                                                               
    People with Disabilities; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 178(HES)                                                                                              
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  Cissna, Neuman, Seaton, Roses, Wilson                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (1):  Fairclough                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Gardner                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 178(HES):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 178 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 198                                                                                                                        
The Health, Education & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 198                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing the Alaska senior assistance payment                                                                   
    program; repealing the senior care and longevity bonus payment                                                              
    programs; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (4):  Fairclough, Gardner, Seaton, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Cissna                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Administration                                                                                               
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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HB 198 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Syun-Ichi Akasofu                                                                                                    
By Representatives Kawasaki, Guttenberg                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dianne E. Olsen                                                                                                      
By Representative Coghill                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Whitestone High School's Drama, Debate, and Forensics                                                                
Team                                                                                                                            
By Representative Harris; Senator Green                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Nanooks Rifle                                                             
Team                                                                                                                            
By Representative Guttenberg; Senator Thomas                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Craig High School Academic Decathlon Team                                                                            
By Representative Thomas; Senator Kookesh                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Phillip Jack Stolz                                                                                                
By Representatives Chenault, Olson; Senator Wagoner                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Donald James Smith                                                                                                
By Representative Gatto                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Richard Reed Rodekohr                                                                                             
By Representative Gatto                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Margery Anne Smith                                                                                                
By Representative Gatto                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ellen 'Arlene' Clements                                                                                           
By Representative Gatto                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Vivian Erwin Renshaw                                                                                              
By Representatives Doll, Kerttula; Senator Elton                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Frances Longley                                                                                                   
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - James C. Gay, Jr.                                                                                                 
By Senator Davis                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
              INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                     
                            OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 219                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 219 by Representative Kawasaki, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act requiring that light bulbs sold or offered for sale in the                                                          
    state for certain uses must have a certain light output for each unit                                                       
    of energy, and requiring labeling of noncomplying light bulbs; and                                                          
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Resources Committees.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 220                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 220 by Representative Buch, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act prohibiting computer-assisted remote hunting."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources, Judiciary, and                                                           
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 221                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 221 by Representative Nelson, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act establishing a high energy cost offset fund and describing                                                          
    its use."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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HB 222                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 222 by Representative Ramras, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act providing a credit for a municipal tax imposed on certain                                                           
    passengers traveling on commercial passenger vessels that provide                                                           
    overnight accommodations; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 95                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 95                                                                                                           
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                    
    program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and                                                             
    to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec.                                                              
    17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an                                                            
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) 7DP 3NR 1AM                                          554                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 95(FIN)                                                                                               
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that, without objection, the House would recess to                                                           
12:30 p.m.; and so, the House recessed at 11:51 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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                             AFTER RECESS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker called the House back to order at 12:42 p.m.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Representative Kohring be excused from a call of the House to                                                                   
3:00 p.m., today.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                              (continued)                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 95                                                                                                                         
CSHB 95(FIN) was again before the House.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Gardner,                                                                         
Guttenberg, and Kerttula:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 40, line 9:                                                                                                                
    Under Appropriation Items:                                                                                                  
         Delete "795,504,700"                                                                                                 
         Insert "831,167,400"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    Under General Funds:                                                                                                        
         Delete "287,235,500"                                                                                                 
         Insert "301,944,300"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    Under Other Funds:                                                                                                          
         Delete "508,269,200"                                                                                                 
         Insert "529,223,100"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 40, line 10:                                                                                                               
    Under Allocations:                                                                                                          
         Delete "2,548,700"                                                                                                     
         Insert "38,211,400"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gardner moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Chenault objected.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Salmon placed a call of the House.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated the call was satisfied.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 95(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  22   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Crawford, Doll, Edgmon, Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg,                                                                  
Guttenberg, Holmes, Joule, Kawasaki, Kerttula, Nelson, Salmon                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doogan, Fairclough, Gatto,                                                                 
Harris, Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Kelly, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer,                                                                  
Neuman, Ramras, Roses, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Cissna, Foster, Kohring, Olson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representatives Gara and Kerttula:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 70, following line 16:                                                                                                     
    Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                            
 "(t) The sum of $20,000,000 is appropriated from Alaska Student                                                                
Loan Corporation receipts to the education loan fund (AS 14.42.210)."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chenault objected.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            

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CSHB 95(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  22   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Crawford, Doll, Edgmon, Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg,                                                                  
Guttenberg, Holmes, Joule, Kawasaki, Kerttula, Nelson, Salmon                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doogan, Fairclough, Gatto,                                                                 
Harris, Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Kelly, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer,                                                                  
Neuman, Ramras, Roses, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Cissna, Foster, Kohring, Olson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representatives Doll, Edgmon,                                                                    
Gruenberg, and Kerttula:                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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    Under Appropriation Items:                                                                                                  
         Delete "209,523,100"                                                                                                 
         Insert "210,153,100"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    Under General Funds:                                                                                                        
         Delete "15,425,500"                                                                                                  
         Insert "16,055,500"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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    Under Allocations:                                                                                                          
         Delete "6,329,100"                                                                                                     
         Insert "6,959,100"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Doll moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Meyer objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            

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CSHB 95(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 3                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  21   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Crawford, Doll, Doogan, Edgmon, Gara, Gardner,                                                                     
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Holmes, Joule, Kawasaki, Kerttula, Nelson,                                                               
Salmon                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Fairclough, Gatto, Harris,                                                                 
Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Kelly, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Neuman,                                                                  
Ramras, Roses, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Cissna, Foster, Kohring, Olson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 3 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 4 was offered by Representative Gara:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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    Under Appropriation Items:                                                                                                  
         Delete "56,600,900"                                                                                                  
         Insert "56,186,600"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    Under General Funds:                                                                                                        
         Delete "18,909,800"                                                                                                  
         Insert "18,495,500"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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    Under Allocations:                                                                                                          
         Delete "914,300"                                                                                                       
         Insert "500,000"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 4 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw                                                               
Amendment No. 4.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Amendment No. 5 was offered by Representatives Salmon and                                                                       
Kerttula:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 17, following line 17, insert:                                                                                             
                                    Appropriation   General                                                                   
                                          Items      Funds                                                                    
"Alaska Longevity Bonus Grants 29,430,000     29,430,000"                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Salmon moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Amendment No. 5 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hawker objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Salmon placed a call of the House.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The call was satisfied.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 5 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 95(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 5                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  22   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Crawford, Doll, Edgmon, Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg,                                                                  
Guttenberg, Holmes, Joule, Kawasaki, Kerttula, Nelson, Salmon                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doogan, Fairclough, Gatto,                                                                 
Harris, Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Kelly, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer,                                                                  
Neuman, Ramras, Roses, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Cissna, Foster, Kohring, Olson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 5 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 6 was offered by Representatives Nelson, Gruenberg,                                                               
and Kerttula:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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    Under Appropriation Items:                                                                                                  
         Delete "229,118,900"                                                                                                 
         Insert "237,918,900"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    Under General Funds:                                                                                                        
         Delete "110,546,800"                                                                                                 
         Insert "119,346,800"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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    Under Allocations:                                                                                                          
         Delete "9,778,600"                                                                                                     
         Insert "18,578,600"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Nelson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Amendment No. 6 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chenault objected.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 6 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 95(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 6                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  23   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Crawford, Doll, Edgmon, Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg,                                                                  
Guttenberg, Holmes, Joule, Kerttula, Nelson, Salmon                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doogan, Fairclough, Gatto,                                                                 
Harris, Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Kawasaki, Kelly, LeDoux, Lynn,                                                               
Meyer, Neuman, Ramras, Roses, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas,                                                                 
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Cissna, Foster, Kohring, Olson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 6 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
CSHB 95(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                                                
and placed on final passage.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 95(FIN) will advance to third reading on tomorrow's calendar.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 96                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 96                                                                                                           
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                 
    expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                                              
    program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) 7DP 3NR 1AM                                          554                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 96(FIN)                                                                                               
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
CSHB 96(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                                                
and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 96(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being:  "Shall CSHB 96(FIN) pass the House?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 96(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Chenault, Coghill, Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan,                                                              
Edgmon, Fairclough, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                                                
Harris, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Kelly,                                                              
Kerttula, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson, Neuman, Ramras, Roses,                                                                   
Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Cissna, Foster, Kohring, Olson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 96(FIN) passed the House.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                         
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 96(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
House approve the citations on the calendar.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the following citations were approved and sent to enrolling:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Donald and Alice McKee                                                                                               
By Representatives Coghill, Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Crawford,                                                                 
Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan, Fairclough, Gara, Gardner, Gatto,                                                                      
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule,                                                                
Kawasaki, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson,                                                                
Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze,                                                                 
Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Loren Leman                                                                                                          
By Senator Dyson; Representatives Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill,                                                            
Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll, Fairclough, Foster, Gara, Gatto,                                                                     
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule,                                                                
Kawasaki, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson,                                                                
Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze,                                                                 
Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Cory Cogdell                                                                                                         
By Senator Dyson; Representatives Dahlstrom, Stoltze, Harris,                                                                   
Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Doll, Fairclough, Gara, Gardner,                                                           
Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson,                                                                
Joule, Kawasaki, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer,                                                                 
Nelson, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton,                                                                  
Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Stewart N. Rothman                                                                                                
By Representatives Kawasaki, Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill,                                                                 
Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan, Fairclough, Foster, Gara,                                                                    
Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen,                                                                
Johnson, Joule, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer,                                                                  
Nelson, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton,                                                                  
Thomas, Wilson; Senator Wilken                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Olga S. Carson                                                                                                    
By Representatives Meyer, Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill,                                                                    
Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan, Fairclough, Foster, Gara,                                                                    
Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen,                                                                
Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn,                                                               
Nelson, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton,                                                                  
Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Thomas W. Findley                                                                                                 
By Representatives Kerttula, Doll, Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill,                                                           
Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doogan, Fairclough, Foster, Gara, Gardner,                                                                 
Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson,                                                                
Joule, Kawasaki, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson, Neuman,                                                                  
Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Thomas, Wilson;                                                                  
Senator Elton                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Drafin Delkettie                                                                                                  
By Representatives Crawford, Gruenberg, Harris, Chenault, Cissna,                                                               
Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan, Fairclough, Foster, Gara, Gardner,                                                            
Gatto, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule,                                                                    
Kawasaki, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson,                                                                
Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze,                                                                 
Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Mahala Ashley Dickerson                                                                                           
By Senator Davis; Representatives Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill,                                                            
Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan, Fairclough, Foster, Gara,                                                                    
Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen,                                                                
Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Kelly, Kerttula, Kohring, LeDoux, Lynn,                                                               
Meyer, Nelson, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon, Samuels,                                                                   
Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 72                                                                                                                         
Representative Edgmon added his name as cosponsor to:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 72                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to the district cost factors for state funding of                                                          
    public education; providing for an effective date by repealing the                                                          
    delayed effective date of sec. 6, ch. 41, SLA 2006; and providing                                                           
    for an effective date."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 92                                                                                                                         
Representatives Lynn and Johnson added their names as cosponsors                                                                
to:                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 92                                                                                                           
    "An Act removing the victims' advocate and the staff of the office                                                          
    of victims' rights from the jurisdiction of the office of the                                                               
    ombudsman in the legislative branch."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 128                                                                                                                        
Representative Wilson removed her name as cosponsor to:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 128                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to allowable lease expenditures for the purpose                                                            
    of determining the production tax value of oil and gas for the                                                              
    purposes of the oil and gas production tax; and providing for an                                                            
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 151                                                                                                                        
Representative Lynn added his name as cosponsor to:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 151                                                                                                          
    "An Act requiring an indemnification and hold harmless provision                                                            
    in professional services contracts of state agencies, quasi-public                                                          
    agencies, municipalities, and political subdivisions."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 190                                                                                                                        
Representative Gardner added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 190                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to break times for employees who nurse a child."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 198                                                                                                                        
Representative LeDoux added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 198                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing the Alaska senior assistance payment                                                                   
    program; repealing the senior care and longevity bonus payment                                                              
    programs; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 211                                                                                                                        
Representative Dahlstrom added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 211                                                                                                          
    "An Act imposing a fee on homeowner's insurance policies issued                                                             
    or renewed in the state; requiring an insurer issuing or renewing a                                                         
    homeowner's insurance policy to collect the fee; and creating a                                                             
    special account in the general fund, allowing money in the fund to                                                          

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    be appropriated to the Department of Public Safety for the Alaska                                                           
    Fire Standards Council, and repealing the Alaska fire services                                                              
    personnel fund."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 96                                                                                                                         
CSHB 96(FIN) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk                                                               
and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              ENROLLMENT                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 18                                                                                                                         
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:08 p.m.,                                                             
March 22, 2007:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 18(FIN)                                                                                 
    "An Act amending the functions and powers of the Alaska                                                                     
    Commission on Postsecondary Education; and relating to the                                                                  
    repayment provisions for medical education and postsecondary                                                                
    degree program participants."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published daily under separate cover.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following meetings today were changed:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Judiciary Committee                                                                                                             
CHANGED TO:                                                     2:30 p.m.                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Resources Committee                                         CANCELED                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Finance Committee                                                                                                               
CHANGED TO:                                                     2:30 p.m.                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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                              ADJOURNMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
House adjourn until 10:00 a.m., March 27, 2007.  There being no                                                                 
objection, the House adjourned at 2:35 p.m.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                             Suzi Lowell                                                                        
                                             Chief Clerk