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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                FIRST SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday                    April 27, 2007                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                            One Hundred Second Day                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Green at 11:05 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Bunde was                                                                     
excused from a call of the Senate.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Blessed Lord, Creator of Heaven and Earth; we offer you                                                                    
     thanks for the gift of life this day, for the gift of our talents,                                                         
     our difficulties, and our friends. We thank you especially for                                                             
     the gift of children, whose trust and dependence upon us                                                                   
     brings out the finest of our values. Help us to provide what                                                               
     we can, and to do what we can to surround them with love; to                                                               
     give them a secure and stable home, protect them from all                                                                  
     danger and support them in times of trouble--to feed not only                                                              
     their bodies, but their hopes and dreams. We remember                                                                      
     before you this day all who have served this Senate and this                                                               
     state with time, treasure and talent; and we pray that in the                                                              
     work of this present day, this House builds upon the best of                                                               
     this foundation, and strives with careful humility to amend                                                                
     what was laid in haste, or upon the prejudices of another age.                                                             
     Upon this Senate we pray your favor and blessing, upon the                                                                 
     staff which support their work we also ask your kindness; and                                                              
     to all the citizens of this state and those who sojourn here, a                                                            
     voice which carries to these halls, and the willing grace to                                                               
         support in word and deed these who represent them.     Amen.                                                          

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Senator Davis led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals                                                             
for the one hundredth and one hundred first legislative days be                                                                 
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                                            
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 130                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                 SENATE BILL NO. 130 "An Act relating to the                                                                   
             registration of certain vehicles owned by ranchers,                                                               
          farmers, or dairy workers."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Messages dated April 25 and 26 were read, stating the House passed                                                              
and transmitted for consideration:                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 13                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                              
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
"An Act relating to prepayments of accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                             
government retirement systems; relating to the Alaska Municipal Bond                                                            
Bank Authority, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and the                                                                 
state bond committee; establishing the Alaska Pension Obligation                                                                
Bond Corporation; permitting the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank                                                                     
Authority or a subsidiary of the authority, a subsidiary of the Alaska                                                          
Housing Finance Corporation, the state bond committee, and the                                                                  
Alaska Pension Obligation Bond Corporation to assist state and                                                                  
municipal governmental employers by issuing bonds, notes,                                                                       

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commercial paper, or other obligations to enable the governmental                                                               
employers to prepay all or a portion of the governmental employers'                                                             
shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of retirement                                                              
systems; authorizing a governmental employer to issue obligations to                                                            
prepay all or a portion of the governmental employer's shares of the                                                            
unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of retirement systems and to                                                             
enter into a lease or other contractual agreement with a trustee, the                                                           
Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the                                                                     
authority, a subsidiary of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the                                                          
state bond committee, or the Alaska Pension Obligation Bond                                                                     
Corporation in connection with the issuance of obligations for that                                                             
purpose, and relating to those obligations; relating to revision of the                                                         
employer contribution rate in connection with financed prepayment of                                                            
unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of government retirement                                                                 
systems; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 155                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 155(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                  
             Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for                                                               
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 215                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 215(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                                             
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
            "An Act relating to the establishment of a task force                                                              
                to review the Council on Domestic Violence and                                                                 
          Sexual Assault."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 229                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 229 am BY REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT,                                                                              
Foster, entitled:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation                                                                   
          to participate in a project consisting of the                                                                         
          acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance,                                                                  
          equipping, or operation of real and personal property,                                                                
          including facilities and equipment, for the Kenai                                                                     
          gasification project and Port MacKenzie rail link,                                                                    
          authorizing the corporation to issue bonds to finance                                                                 
          all or a portion of the project, and identifying these as                                                             
          bonds for an essential public and governmental                                                                        
          purpose; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 238                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 238(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the response account of the oil                                                                   
          and hazardous substance release prevention and                                                                        
          response fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Recede Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 95                                                                                                                         
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the recede                                                               
message on SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 95(FIN)                                                                          
am S "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                   
program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to                                                              
capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c),                                                              
Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective                                                             
date" which had been held on the Secretary's desk (page 936) be                                                                 
brought up at this time. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens moved that the Senate recede from its amendments                                                                
and recommended the body vote no.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendments?"                                                              
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 95(FIN) am S                                                                                                           
Shall the Senate Recede from its Amendments                                                                                     
to CSHB 95(FIN)?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  0   NAYS:  19   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate failed to recede.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The President appointed the following members to a Conference                                                                   
Committee to meet with the like committee from the House:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                     
     Senator Stedman                                                                                                            
     Senator Dyson                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 96                                                                                                                         
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the recede                                                               
message on SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 96(FIN)                                                                          
"An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses                                                            
of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and                                                              
providing for an effective date" which had been held on the Secretary's                                                         
desk (page 936) be brought up at this time. Without objection, it was                                                           
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved that the Senate recede from its amendment and                                                             
recommended the body vote no.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendment?"                                                               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 96(FIN)                                                                                                                
Shall the Senate Recede from its Amendment                                                                                      
to CSHB 96(FIN)?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  0   NAYS:  19   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate failed to recede.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The President appointed the following members to a Conference                                                                   
Committee to meet with the like committee from the House:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                     
     Senator Stedman                                                                                                            
     Senator Dyson                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Disclosure letters received in accordance with AS 24.60 will be                                                                 
published in Senate Journal Supplement No. 2 and Senate and House                                                               
Joint Journal Supplement No. 6.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
President Green informed members of a letter from University of                                                                 
Alaska Regent Jim Hayes dated April 27, announcing his resignation                                                              
from the Board of Regents, effective immediately.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 102                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                                                     
102 "An Act relating to mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, mortgage                                                            
originators, state agents who collect program administration fees, and                                                          

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other persons who engage in activities relating to mortgage lending;                                                            
relating to mortgage loan activities; relating to an originator fund;                                                           
relating to fees for mortgage loan transactions; and providing for an                                                           
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 102(L&C) "An Act                                                                               
          relating to mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers,                                                                       
          mortgage originators, state agents who collect                                                                        
          program administration fees, and other persons who                                                                    
          engage in activities relating to mortgage lending;                                                                    
          relating to mortgage loan activities; relating to an                                                                  
          originator fund; relating to fees for mortgage loan                                                                   
          transactions; making certain violations unfair trade                                                                  
          practices; relating to persons who are licensed under                                                                 
          the Alaska Small Loans Act; and providing for an                                                                      
          effective date."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair. Signing no recommendation:                                                               
Senator Stevens. Signing amend: Senator Davis.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Administration                                                                                
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                                       
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 119                                                                                                                        
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                                                  
SENATE BILL NO. 119 "An Act establishing a grant program to                                                                     
support public school libraries." Signing do pass: Senator Davis,                                                               
Chair; Senators Elton, Thomas, Cowdery.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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SB 131                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 131 "An                                                                  
Act naming the state parking garage being constructed in Anchorage                                                              
north of the Robert B. Atwood Building as the Carolyn 'Linny' Pacillo                                                           
Parking Garage" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 131(STA) "An Act                                                                               
          naming the state parking garage being constructed in                                                                  
          Anchorage north of the Robert B. Atwood Building                                                                      
          as the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator McGuire, Chair; Senators French, Stevens,                                                              
Green, Bunde.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 139                                                                                                                        
The Transportation Committee considered SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE                                                                      
FOR SENATE BILL NO. 139 "An Act repealing a limitation on the                                                                   
liability of certain airfield owners or operators." Signing do pass:                                                            
Senator Kookesh, Chair; Senators Wilken, Cowdery, Wielechowski,                                                                 
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 140                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                                                     
140 "An Act requiring paid leave from employment for bone marrow                                                                
donation" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 140(L&C)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senator Davis. Signing no                                                                
recommendation: Senator Stevens.                                                                                                

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, University of Alaska                                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 126                                                                                                                        
The Transportation Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                       
NO. 126(JUD)(title am) "An Act relating to access to criminal justice                                                           
information for certain employees of the Department of                                                                          
Administration; relating to the procedure for changes to certificates,                                                          
registration, titles, licenses, permits, and other forms relating to                                                            
driving and motor vehicles; relating to requirements for, cancellations                                                         
of, renewals of, reinstatements of, expirations of, disqualifications of,                                                       
withdrawals of, suspensions or revocations of, and exemptions from                                                              
commercial and other driver's licenses, permits, or privileges to drive;                                                        
relating to records concerning motor vehicles and their drivers;                                                                
relating to  penalties for violating commercial driver licensing                                                                
requirements; relating to the driver's license compact; and providing                                                           
for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Kookesh, Chair;                                                                
Senators Wilken, Cowdery. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                                    
Wielechowski.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                                               
      Facilities                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 210                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 210 "An                                                                   
Act relating to the appointment and qualifications of the adjutant                                                              
general." Signing do pass: Senator McGuire, Chair; Senators Bunde,                                                              
Green. Signing no recommendation: Senators French, Stevens.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Military and Veterans                                                                   
      Affairs                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 3                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                            
RESOLUTION NO. 3 Urging the governor and the attorney general to                                                                
expedite the resolution in the courts of the appeal from the decision by                                                        
the commissioner of natural resources to deny the proposed plans for                                                            
development of the Point Thomson Unit and to terminate the Point                                                                
Thomson Unit, and recommended it be replaced with                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                   
          NO. 3(JUD) Urging the governor and the attorney                                                                       
          general to expedite the resolution of the appeal from                                                                 
          the decision by the commissioner of natural resources                                                                 
          to deny the proposed plans for development of the                                                                     
          Point Thomson Unit and to terminate the Point                                                                         
          Thomson Unit.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Therriault,                                                                    
Wielechowski, McGuire.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Judiciary Committee                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SJR 9                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9 BY SENATOR DYSON,                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          Proposing an amendment to the section of the                                                                          
          Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to                                                                       
          marriage.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary and                                                        
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             

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                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 162                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 162 BY SENATOR ELTON, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act establishing that a general election may be                                                               
          conducted by mail."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary and                                                        
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 163                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 163 BY SENATORS ELLIS, Elton, Davis,                                                                            
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                "An Act making a special appropriation for the                                                                 
               Alaska State Museum for renovations and building                                                                
          additions; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 164                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 164 BY SENATOR MCGUIRE, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
            "An Act relating to disclosures required for the sale                                                              
              of a used motor vehicle, including a trailer, by a                                                               
          motor vehicle dealer."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Judiciary                                                        
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 117                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 117(JUD) "An Act relating to                                                                              
proclamations issued by the governor calling the legislature into                                                               
special session" was read the second time.                                                                                      

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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.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 117(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 117(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act relating to proclamations issued by the governor calling the                                                                
legislature into special session" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                          
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 117(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 117(JUD) passed the Senate, was                                                                   
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of House Resolutions                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 11                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11(STA)(title am)                                                                             
Relating to the increased authority granted to the President of the                                                             
United States to federalize the National Guard of the individual states                                                         
without the consent of the governors; and urging the United States                                                              
Congress to take action to honor the sovereignty of the individual                                                              
states to regulate and command the National Guard of the states, was                                                            
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                      
resolution be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11(STA)(title am) was                                                                         
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senators Elton, Wilken, Wielechowski, Stedman, Stevens, Green,                                                                  
Therriault, Ellis, Wagoner, French, Dyson, Thomas, Kookesh, Olson,                                                              
Davis moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross                                                                    
sponsors on the resolution. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                        
NO. 11(STA)(title am) Relating to the increased authority granted to                                                            
the President of the United States to federalize the National Guard of                                                          
the individual states without the consent of the governors; and urging                                                          
the United States Congress to take action to honor the sovereignty of                                                           
the individual states to regulate and command the National Guard of                                                             
the states, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                             
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 11(STA)(title am)                                                                                                         
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                       
11(STA)(title am) passed the Senate, was signed by the President and                                                            
Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Sheila Beardsley                                                                                                     
Representative(s) Thomas                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Kookesh, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Tyler Hughes                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Gatto                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Flore Lekanof                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Ina Bouker                                                                                                           
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Richard and Della Clark on Their 50th Wedding                                                                        
Anniversary                                                                                                                     
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - John Johnson                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Sandra Hill                                                                                                          
Representative(s) Harris                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Therriault, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                              
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Norma Goodman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Bunde, Green, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Rosenda "Rudy" A. Govina                                                                                          
Senator(s) Elton, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Paul Jones                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Fairclough, Gatto, Dahlstrom, Stoltze                                                                         
Senator(s) Dyson, Green, Huggins, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, 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.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 171                                                                                                                        
Senator Therriault requested that the reconsideration on 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" be taken up. The bill was before the                                                           
Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved that the bill be returned to second reading                                                            
for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment                                                                   
No. 3. Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, lines 8 - 12:                                                                                                           
     Delete "A transfer under this subsection may only be made with                                                             
the written approval of the head of the legislative office or agency or                                                         
the chair of the committee to which the appropriation was originally                                                            
made, and the amount transferred from that appropriation may not                                                                
exceed the amount indicated in the written approval."                                                                           

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0974
     Insert "A transfer under this subsection from an appropriation to a                                                        
legislative office or agency may only be made with the written                                                                  
approval of the head of the legislative office or agency. A transfer                                                            
from an appropriation to a legislative committee may only be made                                                               
with the written approval of a majority of the members of that                                                                  
committee. The amount transferred under this subsection may not                                                                 
exceed the amount indicated in the written approval."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                                                                   
Senator Stevens objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 171(STA)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 3                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Dyson, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) was                                                                                
automatically in third reading on reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 4.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wagoner, Therriault, Dyson, Wilken offered Amendment                                                                   
No. 4:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, lines 18 - 19:                                                                                                          
     Delete "February [JANUARY]"                                                                                            
     Insert "January"                                                                                                           

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0975
Page 3, lines 15 - 24:                                                                                                          
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 2:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Section 7"                                                                                                         
     Insert "Section 6"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 3:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Sections 7 and 18"                                                                                                 
     Insert "Sections 6 and 17"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 4:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Sections 1 - 6 and 8 - 17"                                                                                         
     Insert "Sections 1 - 5 and 7 - 16"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4.                                                                      
Senator Stevens objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 171(STA)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 4                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Dyson, French, Olson, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                       
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Green, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                                   
Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 4 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) was                                                                                
automatically in third reading on reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0976
Senator Wagoner moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 5.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
Senator Wagoner offered Amendment No. 5 by Senator Bunde:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 18:                                                                                                                
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
     Insert "legislature shall convene at the location designated by the                                                    
legislative council for each regular session [CAPITAL] each year on                                                         
the second Monday in February"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, following line 30:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 18. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                           
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
       TRANSITION. Notwithstanding that part of AS 24.05.090,                                                                   
amended in sec. 3 of this Act, relating to the location for convening                                                           
regular sessions, the legislature shall convene the Second Regular                                                              
Session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature in the capital. By                                                         
March 1, 2008, the legislative council shall introduce a bill through the                                                       
rules committee of each house that conforms other statutes to the                                                               
change in the location for convening regular sessions made in                                                                   
AS 24.05.090."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 3:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Sections 7 and 18"                                                                                                 
     Insert "Sections 7, 18, and 19"                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 5.                                                                      
Senator Stevens objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 5 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 171(STA)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 5                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  2   NAYS:  16   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Dyson, Wagoner                                                                                                           

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Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas,                                                                
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Olson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Therriault changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 5 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) was                                                                                
automatically in third reading on reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "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 - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                            
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dyson, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bunde                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Olson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA)                                                                            
passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0978
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                         
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                      
following citations be made a special order of business. Without                                                                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Order of Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Elaine P. Maimon                                                                                                 
Representative(s) Cissna                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Davis, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
French, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                     
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Charles Hodges Benson, Jr.                                                                                        
Representative(s) Gara                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Ellis, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                                                   
French, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                     
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, 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.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 131                                                                                                                        
Senators Wielechowski, Davis moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                               
be shown as cosponsors on SENATE BILL NO. 131 "An Act naming                                                                    
the state parking garage being constructed in Anchorage north of the                                                            
Robert B. Atwood Building as the Carolyn 'Linny' Pacillo Parking                                                                
Garage." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0979
HB 229                                                                                                                        
Senators Wagoner, Green, Huggins, Stevens, Therriault moved and                                                                 
asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on HOUSE                                                                  
BILL NO. 229 am "An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad                                                                         
Corporation to participate in a project consisting of the acquisition,                                                          
construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of                                                              
real and personal property, including facilities and equipment, for the                                                         
Kenai gasification project and Port MacKenzie rail link, authorizing                                                            
the corporation to issue bonds to finance all or a portion of the project,                                                      
and identifying these as bonds for an essential public and                                                                      
governmental purpose; and providing for an effective date." Without                                                             
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Kookesh moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, May 4 through                                                                
evening plane time, May 5. Without objection, Senator Kookesh was                                                               
excused.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                  
from a call of the Senate from 1:00 p.m., May 16 through 1:00 p.m.,                                                             
May 17. Without objection, Senator French was excused.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 171                                                                                                                        
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" was engrossed, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0980
                                  Enrollment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SJR 1                                                                                                                         
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, was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                          
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:20 p.m., April 26, 2007.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 4                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 61                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 61(FIN) am "An Act transferring funds                                                                    
to the public education fund; making supplemental and other                                                                     
appropriations; amending appropriations; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                            
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:20 p.m., April 26, 2007.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 61(FIN) am which have been corrected                                                                     
in enrolling:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 27:                                                                                                                
 Delete "from the general fund"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 11:                                                                                                                
 Delete ", page 167"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 30, 2007. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:11 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                Kirsten Waid                                                    
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0981
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Americans with Disabilities Act Notice - Persons with disabilities who require                                                  
special accommodation or alternative communication formats to access                                                            
committee meetings may contact the appropriate committee office or the                                                          
Legislative Information Office in their community. Reasonable advance                                                           
notice is needed to accommodate the request. For further information, call the                                                  
ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
May 01        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
May 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Invited Testimony from Explorers on                                                                               
              Issues Addressed                                                                                                  
              Anadarko                                                                                                          
              Shell                                                                                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission                                                                          
              John Norman, Commissioner                                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0982
                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 28        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 125 PERS /TRS CONTRIBUT'NS;UNFUNDED LIABILITY                                                                             
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Invited Testimony from Producers on                                                                               
              Issues Addressed                                                                                                  
              British Petroleum                                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 28        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Invited Testimony from Industry on                                                                                
              Issues Addressed                                                                                                  
              Tony Palmer, VP, AK Business Development                                                                          
              TransCanada                                                                                                       
              Alaska Gasline Port Authority Testimony                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 29        Sunday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 30        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 30        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Invited Testimony from Producers on                                                                               
              Issues Addressed                                                                                                  
              Conoco                                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 30        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Public Testimony                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 01        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 124 ALASKA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BD ALLOCATION                                                                              
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Rolled in Rate Provision                                                                                          
              Antony Scott, Div of Oil & Gas                                                                                    
              Project Financing Testimony                                                                                       
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  

2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0983
                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 01        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
              Invited Testimony from Producers on                                                                               
              Issues Addressed                                                                                                  
              Exxon                                                                                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 02        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 02        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 03        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 03        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 04        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 04        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 05        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 05        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
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2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0984
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 30        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB   2 VOCATIONAL EDUC ACCOUNT                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
May 02        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 113 OPTOMETRISTS' USE OF PHARMACEUTICALS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
May 04        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 30        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB   8 MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT RIGHTS:STAFF GENDER                                                                              
+ SB 157 TRAFFICKING/PROSTITUTION/SEXUAL ABUSE                                                                                  
+ SB 145 MUNIS IMPOUND/FORFEIT MOTOR VEHICLE                                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 02        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 109  DISCLOSURES & ETHICS/BRIBERY/RETIREMENT                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 04        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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2007-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 0985
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
May 01        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 136 DENTAL HYGIENISTS                                                                                                      
+ HB 182 OFFERING PROMOTIONAL CHECKS                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 155 REGULATION OF WATER/WASTEWATER UTILITIES                                                                              
+= SB 118 PLASTIC BAG FEE; ESTABLISH LITTER FUND                                                                                
+= HB 121 WORKERS' COMPENSATION RECORDS                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
May 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB  94 SERVICES FOR THE BLIND                                                                                                 
+ HB 170 INSURANCE                                                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 117 WORKERS' COMP: DISEASE PRESUMPTION                                                                                    
+= SB  99 POLICE STANDARDS COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP                                                                                   
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 27        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 186 SPORT FISHING GUIDE RECORDS                                                                                           
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+= SJR  4 NATURAL GAS FOR STATE RESIDENTS                                                                                       
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+= SB  80 OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX: EXPENDITURES                                                                                
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+ SB  57 MARINE PARKS ADDITIONS/HUNTING ALLOWED                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+ SB  71 PUBLIC ACCESS TO FISHING STREAMS                                                                                       
              <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 30        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 220 BAN COMPUTER-ASSISTED REMOTE HUNTING                                                                                   
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+ SJR  6 OPPOSE WILDERNESS DESIGNATION FOR ANWR                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+= HB 152 ESTABLISH RENEWABLE ENERGY FUND/ACCOUNT                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
May 02        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 04        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
May 01        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 148 VETERANS' VEHICLE PLATES/FEES/TAXES                                                                                    
+ SB 146 TRUSTS                                                                                                                 
+ HJR 15 WW II FILIPINO VETS:BENEFITS/IMMIGRATION                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB 132 AGRICULTURE DAY                                                                                                        
+ HB  75 DRIVERS LICENSE: ALCOHOL AWARENESS/MINOR                                                                               
+= HB   8 J. KEVIN  LAMM TRAINING FACILITY                                                                                      
+ HB  92 JURISDICTION OF OMBUDSMAN: VICTIMS RTS                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 01        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
= SB 136 MUNICIPAL ROAD SERVICE AREAS                                                                                           
     HB 185 MUNICIPAL ROAD SERVICE AREAS                                                                                        
     SJR  7 OPPOSE CHANGES IN FED AVIATION LAWS                                                                                 
     HJR 18 OPPOSE FED AVIATION FUEL TAX INCREASE                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 03        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                       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