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2007-04-23 Senate Journal

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2007-04-23                     Senate Journal                      Page 0915
                                                                                                                                
                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                FIRST SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Monday                     April 23, 2007                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                              Ninety-eighth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Green at 11:09 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed eighteen members present. Senator Wilken was                                                                    
excused from a call of the Senate. Senator Therriault was absent.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, The Reverend George Silides                                                             
of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Senator Olson moved and asked                                                             
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Almighty God, we ask your blessing upon this House                                                                    
          here gathered and upon the labor before them this                                                                     
          day. Pour out your heavenly Grace, O Lord, that                                                                       
          whatever their hearts may fear be put to rest,                                                                        
          whatever clouds their mind be put aside, and                                                                          
          whatever dulls their sight be removed, that in their                                                                  
          deliberations the very best of their many talents will                                                                
          be brought to bear on behalf of those who trust them                                                                  
          for the governance of this state. We ask your blessing                                                                
          and protection upon all who sail upon the sea, who                                                                    
          make their living on the deep waters. We remember                                                                     
          especially today our brother Bruce, his family, and all                                                               
          who wait for word of him. May we each and all be                                                                      
          ever mindful of the gifts each around us shares that                                                                  
          make our lives so bountiful and rich, and be given                                                                    
          pause to make plain our thanks to friends and family                                                                  
       and fellow-laborers in the field.                         Amen.                                                         

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Senator Bunde led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals                                                             
for the ninety-fifth through ninety-seventh legislative days be                                                                 
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                                            
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SJR 1                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 20 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1 Relating to                                                                             
          reauthorization of federal funding for children's                                                                     
          health insurance; and encouraging the Governor to                                                                     
          support additional funding for and access to                                                                          
          children's health insurance.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Message dated April 20 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 113                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 113(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                                             
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
               "An Act relating to the prescription and use of                                                                 
                 pharmaceutical agents, including controlled                                                                   
          substances, by optometrists."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services, Labor and Commerce and Finance Committees.                                                                            

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HB 149                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 149(RES) BY THE HOUSE                                                                                     
RESOURCES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the authority of the Department of                                                                
          Environmental Conservation to require certain                                                                         
          monitoring, sampling, and reporting and to require                                                                    
          permits for certain discharges of pollutants; relating                                                                
          to criminal penalties for violations of the permit                                                                    
          program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 196                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                                                                     
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the handling of matters after a                                                                   
          person's death."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce, State                                                           
Affairs and Judiciary Committees.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 220                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                                                                     
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act prohibiting computer-assisted remote                                                                          
          hunting."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 84                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 84 "An Act                                                                     
relating to the burning capability of cigarettes being sold or offered for                                                      
sale, or possessed for sale; relating to compliance certifications by                                                           
tobacco product manufacturers, a directory of tobacco product                                                                   

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manufacturers, the affixing of stamps to cigarette packages, and                                                                
cigarette tax stamps; and providing for an effective date" and                                                                  
recommended the adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute                                                                  
offered on page 674. Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman,                                                                
Cochairs; Senators Elton, Thomas, Dyson, Huggins, Olson.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Public Safety                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 160                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 160 BY SENATORS FRENCH, Ellis,                                                                                  
Wielechowski, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act establishing an Alaska health care program                                                                    
          to ensure insurance coverage for essential health                                                                     
          services for all residents of the state; establishing the                                                             
          Alaska Health Care Board to define essential health                                                                   
          care services, to certify health care plans that provide                                                              
          essential health care services, and to administer the                                                                 
          Alaska health care program and the Alaska health                                                                      
          care fund; establishing the Alaska health care                                                                        
          clearinghouse to administer the Alaska health care                                                                    
          program under the direction of the Alaska Health                                                                      
          Care Board; establishing eligibility standards and                                                                    
          premium assistance for persons with low income;                                                                       
          establishing standards for accountable health care                                                                    
          plans; creating the Alaska health care fund; providing                                                                
          for review of actions and reporting requirements                                                                      
          related to the health care program; and providing for                                                                 
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services, Labor and Commerce and Finance Committees.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 76                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 76 "An Act establishing a higher education                                                                      
savings program for eligible children who were placed in out-of-home                                                            
care by the state; and providing for confidentiality of identifying                                                             
information of a beneficiary under the program" was read the second                                                             
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Davis, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                 
adoption of the Health, Education and Social Services Committee                                                                 
Substitute offered on page 541. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE                                                                
BILL NO. 76(HES) was adopted.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 76(HES) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators French, Kookesh, Thomas, Elton, Stedman, Olson,                                                                        
Wielechowski moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                   
cosponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 76(HES)                                                                       
"An Act establishing a higher education savings program for eligible                                                            
children who were placed in out-of-home care by the state; and                                                                  
providing for confidentiality of identifying information of a                                                                   
beneficiary under the program" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                             
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 76(HES)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Wilken                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Therriault                                                                                                             

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and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 76(HES) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 35                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 35 "An Act extending the termination date for the                                                                
Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; and providing for an                                                                  
effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 35 was read the third time.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 35 "An Act extending                                                                  
the termination date for the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives;                                                          
and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                             
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 35                                                                                                                           
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Wilken                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Therriault                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 35 passed the Senate.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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HB 171                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) am "An Act relating to the                                                                       
date and time for convening regular legislative sessions, certain                                                               
procedures of the legislature, the date for organizing the Legislative                                                          
Budget and Audit Committee, and deadlines for certain matters or                                                                
reports to be filed or delivered to the legislature or a legislative                                                            
committee; prohibiting bonuses for legislative employees; and                                                                   
providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                            
page 897. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                         
BILL NO. 171(STA) was adopted.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was not offered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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 Insert "first [SECOND]"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                                                
Cowdery objected.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 171(STA)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Dyson, French, Wagoner                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                                   
Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Wilken                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Therriault                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) was read                                                                           
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 171(STA) "An Act relating to the date and time for convening                                                                
regular legislative sessions, certain procedures of the legislature, the                                                        
date for organizing the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and                                                             
deadlines for certain matters or reports to be filed or delivered to the                                                        
legislature or a legislative committee; prohibiting bonuses for                                                                 
legislative employees; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                                            
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 171(STA)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dyson                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Wilken                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Therriault                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA)                                                                            
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Brian Oliver                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Dyson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Buckland High School Boys Basketball Team                                                                            
Senator(s) Olson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                            
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                               
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
Representative(s) Joule                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Noorvik High School Boys Basketball Team                                                                             
Senator(s) Olson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                            
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                               
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
Representative(s) Joule                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Nunamiut Lady Wolves Basketball Team                                                                                 
Senator(s) Olson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                            
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                               
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
Representative(s) Joule                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Lillian Shaw                                                                                                      
Representative(s) Gruenberg                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                                                   
Ellis, Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                               
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                            
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 25, 2007. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:09 p.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                Kirsten Waid                                                    
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 145 MUNIS IMPOUND/FORFEIT MOTOR VEHICLE                                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 23        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                           
              <Above Item Removed from Agenda>                                                                                  
+ SB  84 TESTING & PACKAGING OF CIGARETTES                                                                                      
+= SB 125 PERS /TRS CONTRIBUT'NS;UNFUNDED LIABILITY                                                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 23        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            2:00 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Introduction by the Administration and                                                                            
              Member Q & A                                                                                                      
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 25        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 25        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            2:00 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 28        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 28        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Apr 23        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 136 DENTAL HYGIENISTS                                                                                                      
+= SB   8 MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT RIGHTS:STAFF GENDER                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 25        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 119 SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS                                                                                                  
+ SR   3 REQUEST REMOVAL OF REGENT HAYES                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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2007-04-23                     Senate Journal                      Page 0927
                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 23        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 150 CRIMES AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS                                                                                  
+ SB 128 ALCOHOL LOCAL OPTION PROVISIONS                                                                                        
+ SB 141 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 25        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB  92 LIMITED LICENSE IGNITION INTERLOCK                                                                                    
+ HB  19 LTD. DRIVER'S LICENSES/IGNITION INTERLOCK                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+             Board Confirmations:                                                                                              
              Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar                                                                              
              Association, Dr. Donald McLean - Wasilla                                                                          
              Commission of Judicial Conduct                                                                                    
              Henry Novak - Kenai                                                                                               
              Alaska Judicial Council                                                                                           
              Charles Kopp - Kenai                                                                                              
              Violent Crimes Compensation Board                                                                                 
              Gerad Godfrey - Valdez                                                                                            
+ SB  38 SALVIA DIVINORUM AS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 155 REGULATION OF WATER/WASTEWATER UTILITIES                                                                               
+ SB  28 LIMIT OVERTIME FOR REGISTERED NURSES                                                                                   
              <Bill Hearing Postponed until Thursday>                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 140 LEAVE FOR BONE MARROW DONATIONS                                                                                       
+= SB 102 MORTGAGE LENDING                                                                                                      
+= SB 124 ALASKA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BD ALLOCATION                                                                             
+= HB 118 PROHIBIT ALLOWING MINORS TO HAVE ALCOHOL                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 118 PLASTIC BAG FEE; ESTABLISH LITTER FUND                                                                                 
+ HB 121 WORKERS' COMPENSATION RECORDS                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 23        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 186 SPORT FISHING GUIDE RECORDS                                                                                           
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                           
+ HB  26 GEODUCK AQUATIC FARMING EXEMPTION                                                                                      
              <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 111 KODIAK NARROW CAPE PUBLIC USE AREA                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 25        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+= SJR  4 NATURAL GAS FOR STATE RESIDENTS                                                                                       
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+= SB  96 ESTABLISHING A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUND                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+= HB 152 ESTABLISH RENEWABLE ENERGY FUND/ACCOUNT                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB  57 MARINE PARKS ADDITIONS/HUNTING ALLOWED                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+ SB  71 PUBLIC ACCESS TO FISHING STREAMS                                                                                       
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB 109  DISCLOSURES & ETHICS/BRIBERY/RETIREMENT                                                                               
+= SB  95 COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR BALLOT PREP                                                                                   
+= SB 134 FUNDING SHORTFALL POLICY                                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                              Beltz 211         9:00 AM                                                 
+= HB 109  DISCLOSURES & ETHICS/BRIBERY/RETIREMENT                                                                              
+ SB 131 NAMING PACILLO PARKING GARAGE                                                                                          
+= HB 210 QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL                                                                                
+= HB   8 J. KEVIN  LAMM TRAINING FACILITY                                                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
     SB 158 SHIRLEY DEMIENTIEFF MEMORIAL BRIDGE                                                                                 
     SB 136 MUNICIPAL ROAD SERVICE AREAS                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
= SB 139 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS                                                                                   
= HB 126 FORMS/DOCUMENTS/RIGHTS RELATED TO DRIVING                                                                              
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Apr 25        Wednesday                  House Finance 519            4:00 PM                                                 
              Presentation: Mega Project Financing by                                                                           
              Frederic Rich, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                   House Finance 519            8:00 AM                                                 
              Contracts and Other Committee Business                                                                            
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                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 26        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
              Block 39                                                                                                          
              IT Subcommittee Recommendations                                                                                   
              Goldstein Lease Renewal                                                                                           
              FY 06 Legislature Audit                                                                                           
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                              CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 24        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                                                 
+             Presentation by The Alaska Trafficking in Persons Task Force -                                                    
              Dealing with Child Prostitution in Alaska                                                                         
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                       JOINT LEGISLATIVE HEALTH CAUCUS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
May 02        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                                                 
              "Week of the Uninsured: Alaska's Workforce"                                                                       
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                          OTHER MEETINGS (continued)                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
May 14        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
          Confirmation of Governor's Appointees