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2008-02-25 House Journal

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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                        ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
               TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Monday              February 25, 2008                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                            Forty-second Day                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Harris at 11:04 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 38 members present.  Representatives Foster and                                                                
Ramras were excused.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Representative Guttenberg be excused from a call of the House from                                                              
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., today.  There being no objection, it was so                                                             
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, the Reverend Michael                                                                
Spainhoward of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.                                                                            
Representative LeDoux moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
invocation be spread on the journal.  There being no objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
       With the deepest respect for the religious beliefs of all                                                               
    Alaskans, I offer the following prayer.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    From the Book of Psalms we read:  O God, give your                                                                          
    judgment to the ruler, to the ruler's child give your justice,                                                              
    that your people may be judged with justice and your poor in                                                                
    righteous judgment.  In those days justice and peace shall                                                                  
    flourish until the moon shines no more.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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    Most compassionate and loving God, in times past you chose                                                                  
    out and blessed certain men and women to take on the mantle                                                                 
    of leadership.  You raised up great Moses and gave to him                                                                   
    wisdom and courage to lead the captives into freedom.  You                                                                  
    inspired the judge and prophetess Deborah to lead the people                                                                
    to peace and prosperity.  Throughout history we have seen                                                                   
    your hand in the lives and accomplishments of righteous                                                                     
    leaders, both great and small.  Grant, we pray you, these gifts                                                             
    to those who have been raised up by their fellow citizens to                                                                
    positions of governance and leadership, that we all may enjoy                                                               
    a calm, quiet, and sober life to the advancement of peace,                                                                  
    prosperity, and justice.  Amen.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Buch.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                      CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
                  thththst                                                                                                      
journal for the 38, 39, 40, and 41 legislative days be approved as                                                              
certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                               * * * * *                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Edgmon introduced Bethany Hladick, Guest Page,                                                                   
from Unalaska.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
A message dated February 21, 2008, was read stating the President                                                               
discharged the Conference Committee considering:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 125(FIN)                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the accounting and payment of contributions                                                             
    under the retirement plans of the Public Employees' Retirement                                                              
    System of Alaska and the Teachers' Retirement System, to                                                                    
    calculations of contributions under those retirement plans, and to                                                          
    participation in, and termination of and amendments to                                                                      

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    participation in, the defined benefit plans of those systems;                                                               
    relating to recovery of an award of damages or other recovery by                                                            
    those systems; relating to employer contributions to the health                                                             
    reimbursement arrangement plan; relating to participation in the                                                            
    public employees' defined contribution plan by certain elected                                                              
    officials; making conforming amendments; and providing for an                                                               
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 125(FIN)                                                                                             
    "An Act relating to the accounting and payment of contributions                                                             
    under the retirement plans of the Public Employees' Retirement                                                              
    System of Alaska and the Teachers' Retirement System, to                                                                    
    calculations of contributions under those retirement plans, and to                                                          
    participation in, and termination of and amendments to                                                                      
    participation in, the defined benefit plans of those systems;                                                               
    relating to employer contributions to the health reimbursement                                                              
    arrangement plan; making conforming amendments; and                                                                         
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The letter further stated that the President appointed the following                                                            
members to a Free Conference Committee to meet with a like                                                                      
committee from the House to consider the above bills:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    Senator Stedman, Chair                                                                                                      
    Senator Stevens                                                                                                             
    Senator Wilken                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The House members of the Free Conference Committee are                                                                          
Representatives Chenault (Chair), Hawker, and Crawford (page 2053).                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HJR 31                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31                                                                                               
    Opposing the enactment of the Protect America's Wildlife Act of                                                             
    2007 that intends to prohibit aerial hunting of wildlife, which is                                                          
    essential for predator control in Alaska.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31(RES)                                                                                   
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Gatto and Johnson, Co-                                                                 
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (6):  Roses, Wilson, Fairclough, Edgmon, Gatto, Johnson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (1):  Guttenberg                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Kawasaki                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHJR 31(RES):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, House Resources Committee                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 31 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                 
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HJR 34                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                                                                               
    Urging the United States Congress to reauthorize the Debbie                                                                 
    Smith DNA backlog grant program.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Ramras, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  Lynn, Coghill, Samuels, Holmes, Ramras                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, House Judiciary Committee                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HJR 34 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                 
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 273                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee again considered the following, which was on                                                              
the calendar and returned to the committee (page 2032):                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 273                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to school funding, the base student allocation,                                                            
    district cost factors, and the adjustments for intensive services and                                                       
    average daily membership calculations; and providing for an                                                                 
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 273(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to school funding, funding for student                                                                     
    transportation services, the base student allocation, district cost                                                         
    factors, and the adjustments for intensive services and average                                                             
    daily membership calculations; and providing for an effective                                                               
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Meyer and Chenault, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  Hawker, Nelson, Thomas, Meyer, Chenault                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do not pass (1):  Kelly                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Crawford, Stoltze                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Gara                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 273(FIN):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                              
3.  Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                              
4. Fiscal, House Finance Committee/Dept. of Education & Early                                                                   
Development                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 273 is on today's calendar.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 344                                                                                                                        
The Community & Regional Affairs Committee considered:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 344                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to distribution of the Alaska Administrative Code                                                          
    and Alaska Administrative Register; and providing for an                                                                    
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives LeDoux and Fairclough,                                                                 
Co-chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (7):  Neuman, Cissna, Dahlstrom, Salmon, Olson, LeDoux,                                                                 
Fairclough                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 344 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
The Health, Education & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                                                         
    Relating to establishing March 2008 as Brain Injury Awareness                                                               
    Month.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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Do pass (6):  Keller, Fairclough, Gardner, Seaton, Roses, Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                 
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
The House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade, &                                                                   
Tourism considered:                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(JUD)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to identification seals for certain articles created                                                       
    or crafted in the state by Alaska Native persons; relating to the                                                           
    Alaska State Council on the Arts; and making certain                                                                        
    identification seal violations unfair trade practices."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Neuman, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (7):  Doogan, Gatto, Doll, Lynn, Johansen, Keller, Neuman                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2.  Zero, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 97(JUD) was referred to the Health, Education & Social                                                                     
Services Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Elizabeth "Pat" Hjellen, Wasilla Pioneer                                                                             
By Representative Keller                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Perfect World                                                                                                        
By Senator Ellis                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
               INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                    
                             OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 294                                                                                                                        
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 294 by                                                                                    
Representatives WILSON, LEDOUX, SEATON, Buch, Thomas, and                                                                       
Edgmon, entitled:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act establishing the division of marine transportation;                                                                 
    establishing the Alaska Marine Transportation Authority Board                                                               
    and the position of director of the division of marine                                                                      
    transportation, and assigning the powers and duties of each;                                                                
    making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective                                                                
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                                                          
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 414                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 414 by the House Judiciary Committee, entitled:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the crime victim compensation fund."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 415                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 415 by the House Transportation Committee,                                                                       
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to disclosures required for the sale of a used                                                             
    motor vehicle, including a trailer, by a motor vehicle dealer."                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Judiciary                                                        
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 259                                                                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 259                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing the first week of every March as Alaska                                                                
    History Week."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
 STA RPT 7DP                                                       1956                                                         
 FN1: ZERO(H.STA)                                                  1956                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Rules Committee submitted the following updated fiscal note:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2.  Zero, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
HB 259 be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                  
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 259 was read the third time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HB 259 pass the House?"  The roll was                                                               
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 259                                                                                                                          
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Buch, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll,                                                              
Doogan, Edgmon, Fairclough, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg,                                                                    
Guttenberg, Harris, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule,                                                                   
Kawasaki, Keller, Kelly, Kerttula, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson,                                                                 
Neuman, Olson, Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas,                                                                 
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Foster, Ramras                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, HB 259 passed the House.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stoltze later gave notice of reconsideration of the vote                                                         
on HB 259, and reconsideration was taken up then.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 273                                                                                                                        
The following, which was returned to the Finance Committee (page                                                                
2032), was read the second time:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 273                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to school funding, the base student allocation,                                                            
    district cost factors, and the adjustments for intensive services and                                                       
    average daily membership calculations; and providing for an                                                                 
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
 HES RPT 5DP 1NR 1AM                                               1788                                                         
 FN1: (EED)                                                        1789                                                         
 FN2: (EED)                                                        1789                                                         
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) NT 5DP 1DNP 3NR                                   1902                                                         
 FN1: (EED)                                                        1903                                                         
 FN2: (EED)                                                        1903                                                         
 FN3: (EED)                                                        1903                                                         
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) NT 5DP 1DNP 2NR 1AM                               2073                                                         
 FN1: (EED)                                                        2074                                                         
 FN3: (EED)                                                        2074                                                         
 FN4: (H.FIN/EED)                                                  2074                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 273(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to school funding, funding for student                                                                     
    transportation services, the base student allocation, district cost                                                         
    factors, and the adjustments for intensive services and average                                                             
    daily membership calculations; and providing for an effective                                                               
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Gara, Gardner,                                                                   
Cissna, Kawasaki, and Guttenberg:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 31:                                                                                                                
    Delete "$5,480"                                                                                                         
    Insert "$5,680"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 9, lines 3 - 4:                                                                                                            
    Delete "$5,580 [$5,480]"                                                                                                
    Insert "$5,880 [$5,680]"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 9, lines 6 - 7:                                                                                                            
    Delete "$5,680 [$5,580]"                                                                                                
    Insert "$6,080 [$5,880]"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hawker objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amendment to Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative                                                                      
Gara:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under Page 8, line 31:                                                                                                          
    Delete "$5,680"                                                                                                         
    Insert "$5,580"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under Page 9, lines 3 - 4:                                                                                                      
    Delete "$5,880"                                                                                                         
    Insert "$5,780"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Under Page 9, lines 6 - 7:                                                                                                      
    Delete "$6,080"                                                                                                         
    Insert "$5,980"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment to Amendment No. 1 be adopted.  There being no                                                                        
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 as amended be                                                                       
adopted?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 273(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1 as amended                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  27   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Cissna, Crawford, Doll, Gara, Gardner, Gruenberg,                                                                  
Guttenberg, Holmes, Kawasaki, Kerttula                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doogan, Edgmon, Fairclough,                                                                
Gatto, Harris, Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Keller, Kelly,                                                                 
LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson, Neuman, Olson, Roses, Salmon,                                                                      
Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Foster, Ramras                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 as amended was not adopted.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
CSHB 273(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                                               
and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 273(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels rose to a point of order regarding confining                                                             
remarks to the bill.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker cautioned members to refrain from impugning the                                                                     
motives of others.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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**Representative Guttenberg, who was excused (page 2069), left the                                                              
Chamber.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 273(FIN) pass the House?"  The                                                                 
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 273(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  32   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Chenault, Cissna, Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll, Doogan,                                                               
Edgmon, Fairclough, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Harris,                                                                    
Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Kerttula,                                                                   
LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson, Olson, Roses, Salmon, Samuels,                                                                     
Seaton, Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Keller, Kelly, Neuman, Stoltze                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Foster, Guttenberg, Ramras                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 273(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 273(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                            RECONSIDERATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 259                                                                                                                        
Representative Stoltze gave notice of reconsideration of the vote on                                                            
HB 259 (page 2077).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stoltze moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
reconsideration of HB 259 be taken up on the same day.  There being                                                             
no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following was again before the House in third reading:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 259                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing the first week of every March as Alaska                                                                
    History Week."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Fairclough moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                
HB 259 be returned to second reading for the specific purpose of                                                                
considering Amendment No. 1.  There being no objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Fairclough:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "Week" (title amendment):                                                                           
    Insert "; and providing for an effective date"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 8:                                                                                                       
    Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                          
   "* Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under                                                                         
AS 01.10.070(c)."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Fairclough moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.  There being no objection, it was so                                                                
ordered, and the new title follows:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 259(efd add)                                                                                                 
    "An Act establishing the first week of every March as Alaska                                                                
    History Week; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered:  "Shall HB 259(efd add) pass the                                                               
House?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 259(efd add)--RECONSIDERATION                                                                                                
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Dahlstrom, Doll,                                                              
Doogan, Edgmon, Fairclough, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg,                                                                    
Harris, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Keller,                                                             
Kelly, Kerttula, LeDoux, Lynn, Meyer, Nelson, Neuman, Olson,                                                                    
Roses, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Excused:  Foster, Guttenberg, Ramras                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
And so, HB 259(efd add) passed the House on reconsideration.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 259(efd add) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
House approve the citation on the calendar.  There being no objection,                                                          
the following citation was approved and sent to enrolling:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Patricia Harpel                                                                                                   
By Senator Bunde; Representatives Harris, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill,                                                            
Dahlstrom, Doogan, Fairclough, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg,                                                                  
Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki,                                                                 
Keller, Kelly, Kerttula, LeDoux, Meyer, Nelson, Neuman, Olson,                                                                  
Ramras, Salmon, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
following member be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                                              
no objection, the member was excused as noted:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Olson - from 5:00 a.m., February 26 to afternoon plane                                                           
time, March 2                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
The Speaker waived the Health, Education & Social Services                                                                      
Committee referral for the following at the request of Representative                                                           
Wilson, Chair:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(JUD)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to identification seals for certain articles created                                                       
    or crafted in the state by Alaska Native persons; relating to the                                                           

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    Alaska State Council on the Arts; and making certain                                                                        
    identification seal violations unfair trade practices."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 97(JUD) was removed from the Health, Education & Social                                                                    
Services Committee and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 28                                                                                                                        
Representative Doogan added his name as cosponsor to:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28                                                                                               
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                                                                  
    Alaska relating to the production tax revenue fund, dedicating a                                                            
    portion of the petroleum production tax to the fund, and limiting                                                           
    appropriations from the fund.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HJR 34                                                                                                                        
Representative Lynn added his name as cosponsor to:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                                                                               
    Urging the United States Congress to reauthorize the Debbie                                                                 
    Smith DNA backlog grant program.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 234                                                                                                                        
Representative Kawasaki added his name as cosponsor to:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 234                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the education loan repayment program and                                                                
    establishing the education loan repayment fund."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 259                                                                                                                        
Representatives Kerttula, Roses, and Nelson added their names as                                                                
cosponsors to:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 259(efd add)                                                                                                 
    "An Act establishing the first week of every March as Alaska                                                                
    History Week; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 273                                                                                                                        
Representatives Roses, Seaton, Joule, Nelson, and Meyer added their                                                             
names as cosponsors to:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 273(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to school funding, funding for student                                                                     
    transportation services, the base student allocation, district cost                                                         
    factors, and the adjustments for intensive services and average                                                             
    daily membership calculations; and providing for an effective                                                               
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 397                                                                                                                        
Representative Kerttula added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 397                                                                                                          
    "An Act creating a postsecondary scholarship grant program for                                                              
    Alaska residents based on high achievement and financial need."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 403                                                                                                                        
Representative Kerttula added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 403                                                                                                          
    "An Act appropriating $100,000,000 to the Alaska achievers'                                                                 
    scholarship fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 259                                                                                                                        
HB 259(efd add) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                  
Clerk and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 273                                                                                                                        
CSHB 273(FIN) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                    
Clerk and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published daily under separate cover.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following meetings today were changed:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Judiciary Committee                                                                                                             
CHANGED TO:                                                    1:30 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Resources Committee                                                                                                             
CHANGED TO:                                                    1:45 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                              ADJOURNMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
House adjourn until 10:00 a.m., February 27, 2008.  There being no                                                              
objection, the House adjourned at 1:06 p.m.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                            Suzi Lowell                                                                         
                                            Chief Clerk