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                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                            TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                 FIRST SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                               Wednesday                                  May 9, 2007                            
                                                                                                                                
                           One Hundred Fourteenth Day                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Green at 11:13 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Therriault was                                                                
absent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Huggins. Senator                                                                
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
             Our Most Precious Heavenly Father,                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
             We thank thee for bringing us together today                                                                       
             representing all Alaskans.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             We ask that you empower us, that we might in your                                                                  
             name, do the right thing each and every time. We ask                                                               
             for your forgiveness and your vision in guiding us as                                                              
             we go forward. There are many responsibilities                                                                     
             amongst this body; help us do the right thing, as we                                                               
             know you expect, so we won't falter.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
             Father, we ask you to recognize that we are just                                                                   
             human. Some of us have made mistakes. For that, we                                                                 
             ask for your forgiveness.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
             Most importantly, we say to you, thank you for your                                                                
             blessings. We ask that you guide us in all endeavors.                                                             
                                     Amen.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Kookesh led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Certification                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                                              
for the one hundred thirteenth legislative day be approved as certified                                                         
by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The presence of Senator Therriault was noted.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                            Messages from the House                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HJR 18                                                                                                                        
Message dated May 8 was read, stating the House concurred in the                                                                
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                           
18(TRA), thus adopting:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                                   
             RESOLUTION NO. 18(TRA) Opposing the                                                                                
             enactment of the provisions in the Next Generation                                                                 
             Air Transportation System Financing Reform Act of                                                                  
             2007 that impose air traffic control user fees, increase                                                           
             aviation fuel and aviation gas taxes, reduce airport                                                               
             funding, and reduce Congressional oversight of the                                                                 
             Federal Aviation Administration.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Messages dated May 8 were read, stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                         First Reading and Reference of                                                                      
                               House Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 22                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 22(RLS) BY THE                                                                                
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE,                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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             Denouncing the National Entertainment Collectibles                                                                 
             Association's production of the Rapist No. 1                                                                       
             collectible doll.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HJR 23                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 23 BY REPRESENTATIVES                                                                                
DAHLSTROM, Salmon, Neuman, Gardner, Kelly,                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
             Supporting the reuse of facilities at the Galena Air                                                               
             Base to provide regional educational services.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                   First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 217                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 217(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                                                                     
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act relating to required onboard disclosures                                                                   
             about promotions, tours, flightseeing operations,                                                                  
             other shoreside activities, shoreside vendors, and                                                                 
            visitors bureaus; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 226                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 226(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act extending the termination of the state                                                                     
             training and employment program; requiring a review                                                                
             of the program; and providing for an effective date."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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HB 244                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 244(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE                                                                                  
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
               "An Act creating an Alaska Decoration of Honor and                                                              
             establishing criteria for awarding the decoration."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Standing Committee Reports                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 27                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 27 "An Act                                                                     
relating to eligibility requirements for medical assistance for certain                                                         
children, pregnant women, and persons in medical or intermediate care                                                           
facilities; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be                                                          
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 27(FIN) "An Act                                                                             
             relating to eligibility requirements for medical                                                                   
             assistance for certain children, pregnant women,                                                                   
             disabled persons, and persons in medical or                                                                        
             intermediate care facilities; and providing for an                                                                 
             effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Thomas,                                                              
Huggins. Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair;                                                                   
Senators Dyson, Olson.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
      Fiscal Note No. 6, Department of Health and Social Services                                                               
      Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Health and Social Services                                                               
      Fiscal Note No. 8, Department of Health and Social Services                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
      Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Health and Social Services                                                               
      Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 53                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 53 "An Act                                                                     
making appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental                                                           
appropriations, and appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing                                                           
for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) "An Act                                                                             
             making and amending appropriations, including                                                                      
             capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations,                                                               
             and appropriations to capitalize funds; ratifying                                                                  
             certain expenditures; and providing for an effective                                                               
             date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Elton, Thomas, Huggins, Olson. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                               
Dyson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 116                                                                                                                        
Memorandum from the Senate Finance Committee was received May                                                                   
9, stating:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Finance Committee is submitting the following corrected Finance                                                             
Committee Substitute (Work Order #25-LS0508\W) for SENATE                                                                       
BILL NO. 116 "An Act relating to the Uniform Money Services Act,                                                                
to money transmission services, and to currency exchange services;                                                              
and providing for an effective date" to accompany their report of                                                               
May 8, 2007 (page 1109).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 165                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                                                     
165 "An Act relating to required onboard disclosures about                                                                      
promotions, tours, flightseeing operations, other shoreside activities,                                                         
shoreside vendors, and visitors bureaus; and providing for an effective                                                         
date." Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senator Davis. Signing no                                                         
recommendation: Senators Bunde, Stevens.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
      Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                
           Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                          
           and Economic Development                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 171                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 171 "An                                                                  
Act relating to the withdrawal of a candidate from a judicial retention                                                         
election and the removal of such a candidate's name from the general                                                            
election ballot; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                                         
Senator McGuire, Chair; Senators French, Stevens, Green, Bunde.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
109(JUD) am "An Act relating to bribery, receiving unlawful                                                                     
gratuities, and campaign contributions; denying public employee                                                                 
retirement pension benefits to certain legislators, legislative directors,                                                      
and public officers who commit certain offenses, and adding to the                                                              
duties of the Alaska Retirement Management Board and to the list of                                                             
matters governed by the Administrative Procedure Act concerning that                                                            
denial; relating to campaign financing and ethics, including                                                                    
disclosures, in state and municipal government, to lobbying, and to                                                             
employment, service on boards, and disclosures by certain public                                                                
officers and employees who leave state or municipal service or leave                                                            
certain positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                                 
representation of others by legislators and legislative employees;                                                              
relating to blind trusts approved by the Alaska Public Offices                                                                  
Commission; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it                                                             
be replaced with                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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   SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN) "An                                                                             
   Act relating to bribery, receiving unlawful gratuities, and                                                                  
   campaign contributions; denying public employee retirement                                                                   
   pension benefits to certain legislators, legislative directors, and                                                          
   public officers who commit certain offenses, and adding to the                                                               
   duties of the Alaska Retirement Management Board and to the                                                                  
   list of matters governed by the Administrative Procedure Act                                                                 
   concerning that denial; relating to campaign financing and                                                                   
   ethics, including disclosures, in state and municipal                                                                        
   government, to lobbying, and to employment, service on                                                                       
   boards, and disclosures by certain public officers and                                                                       
   employees who leave state or municipal service or leave certain                                                              
   positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                                      
   representation of others by legislators; relating to blind trusts                                                            
   approved by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; and                                                                        
   providing for an effective date."                                                                                            
   (Title Change SCR 6)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Elton, Thomas, Olson, Huggins. Signing amend: Senator Dyson.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Administration                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 121                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                        
121(L&C) am "An Act relating to release of information in individual                                                            
workers' compensation records; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
Signing no recommendation: Senator French, Chair; Senators                                                                      
Therriault, Wielechowski, McGuire.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
      Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                     
           Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                          
           Development                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 133                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
133(FIN) "An Act relating to requiring electronic monitoring as a                                                               
special condition of probation and parole for offenders whose offense                                                           
was related to a criminal street gang." Signing do pass: Senators                                                               
Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Elton, Thomas, Dyson,                                                                      
Huggins, Olson.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 2, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Department of Corrections                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Alaska Court System                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 155                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 155(FIN) "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                 
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective                                                                
date." Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senators Bunde, Davis,                                                            
Stevens.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
      Fiscal Note No. 2, House Finance Committee                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 175                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                        
175(JUD) am "An Act relating to the prohibition of the exercise of the                                                          
power of eminent domain against a recreational structure for the                                                                
purposes of developing a recreational facility or project; and relating                                                         

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to access to fishing waterways." Signing do pass: Senator French,                                                               
Chair; Senators Wielechowski, McGuire. Signing no recommendation:                                                               
Senator Therriault.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
      Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                                          
           Facilities                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 185                                                                                                                        
The Transportation Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                       
NO. 185(CRA) "An Act relating to certain municipal service areas that                                                           
provide road services." Signing do pass: Senator Kookesh, Chair.                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators Wilken, Wielechowski.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                          
           and Economic Development                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 205                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 205(FIN) "An Act relating to real estate broker and real                                                               
estate salesperson licensing; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senators Bunde, Davis, Stevens.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                          
           and Economic Development                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 228                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 228(L&C) "An Act relating to fees for certain medical                                                                  
treatment and service under the Alaska Workers' Compensation Act;                                                               
and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Ellis,                                                           
Chair; Senators Bunde, Davis, Stevens.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
      Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                     
           Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                          
           Development                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HJR 20                                                                                                                        
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered HOUSE                                                                   
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20 Urging the United States Congress to                                                                    
intervene to eliminate or reduce the planned parcel post and bypass                                                             
mail rate increases adopted by the United States Postal Service                                                                 
because of the severe effect the rate increases will have on rural                                                              
Alaska. Signing do pass: Senator Olson, Chair; Senators Thomas,                                                                 
Wagoner, Stevens, Kookesh.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
      Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Rules Committee                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Introduction and Reference of                                                                       
                               Senate Resolutions                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 6                                                                                                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6 BY THE SENATE                                                                                
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE,                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
   Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                               
   the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 109,                                                                 
   relating to bribery, receiving unlawful gratuities, and campaign                                                             
   contributions; denying public employee retirement pension                                                                    
   benefits to certain legislators, legislative directors, and public                                                           
   officers who commit certain offenses, and adding to the duties                                                               
   of the Alaska Retirement Management Board and to the list of                                                                 
   matters governed by the Administrative Procedure Act                                                                         
   concerning that denial; relating to campaign financing and                                                                   
   ethics, including disclosures, in state and municipal                                                                        
   government, to lobbying, and to employment, service on                                                                       

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   boards, and disclosures by certain public officers and                                                                       
   employees who leave state or municipal service or leave certain                                                              
   positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                                      
   representation of others by legislators and legislative                                                                      
   employees; and relating to blind trusts approved by the Alaska                                                               
   Public Offices Commission.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SJR 11                                                                                                                        
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11 BY SENATOR                                                                                       
WIELECHOWSKI,                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
              Supporting federal funding for veterans' health care                                                             
                and urging the United States Congress to ensure                                                                
             adequate funding for veterans' health care.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 27                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 27 "An Act relating to eligibility requirements for                                                             
medical assistance for certain children, pregnant women, and persons                                                            
in medical or intermediate care facilities; and providing for an                                                                
effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                                
1132. Senator Therriault objected, then withdrew his objection. There                                                           
being no further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 27(FIN) "An                                                                  
Act relating to eligibility requirements for medical assistance for                                                             
certain children, pregnant women, disabled persons, and persons in                                                              
medical or intermediate care facilities; and providing for an effective                                                         
date" was adopted.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 27(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, McGuire, Elton, Ellis, French, Kookesh                                                                   
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on                                                                  
the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 27(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to eligibility requirements for medical assistance for                                                             
certain children, pregnant women, disabled persons, and persons in                                                              
medical or intermediate care facilities; and providing for an effective                                                         
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 27(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dyson, Therriault                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 27(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 72                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 72 "An Act relating to the community revenue                                                                    
sharing program; and providing for an effective date" was read the                                                              
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                                
1108. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) was                                                                     
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Senator Therriault objected.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?" The                                                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 72(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Dyson, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the bill advanced to third reading.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to the community revenue sharing program; and providing                                                            
for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 72(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Dyson, Therriault, Wagoner                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 116                                                                                                                        
Senator Stevens moved that SENATE BILL NO. 116 "An Act relating                                                                 
to the Uniform Money Services Act, to money transmission services,                                                              
and to currency exchange services; and providing for an effective                                                               
date" be moved to the bottom of the calendar. Without objection, it                                                             
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 141                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 141 "An Act relating to limited liability                                                                       
companies" was read the second time.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 141 was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 141 "An Act relating                                                                 
to limited liability companies" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                            
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 141                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Dyson, Wilken                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 141 passed the Senate and was referred to                                                               
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                         Second Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
Senator Stevens moved that CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(JUD)                                                                       
am "An Act relating to bribery, receiving unlawful gratuities, and                                                              
campaign contributions; denying public employee retirement pension                                                              
benefits to certain legislators, legislative directors, and public officers                                                     
who commit certain offenses, and adding to the duties of the Alaska                                                             
Retirement Management Board and to the list of matters governed by                                                              
the Administrative Procedure Act concerning that denial; relating to                                                            
campaign financing and ethics, including disclosures, in state and                                                              
municipal government, to lobbying, and to employment, service on                                                                
boards, and disclosures by certain public officers and employees who                                                            
leave state or municipal service or leave certain positions in state or                                                         
municipal government; restricting representation of others by                                                                   
legislators and legislative employees; relating to blind trusts approved                                                        
by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date" be moved to the bottom of the calendar. Without                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 228                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 228(L&C) "An Act relating to fees for                                                                     
certain medical treatment and service under the Alaska Workers'                                                                 
Compensation Act; and providing for an effective date" was read the                                                             
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 228(L&C) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators McGuire, Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                    
abstain from voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard                                                        
and Senators McGuire, Olson were required to vote.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 228(L&C)                                                                       
"An Act relating to fees for certain medical treatment and service                                                              
under the Alaska Workers' Compensation Act; and providing for an                                                                
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         

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CSHB 228(L&C)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 228(L&C) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed                                                           
by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Third Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 168                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 168 "An Act providing a credit for the payment                                                                  
of certain municipal passenger taxes or fees against the excise tax on                                                          
travel aboard commercial passenger vessels; and providing for an                                                                
effective date" was before the Senate.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
President Green stated the bill would be referred to the Judiciary                                                              
Committee. Without objection, it was so ordered and SENATE BILL                                                                 
NO. 168 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Third Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 229                                                                                                                        
Senator Stevens moved that 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                                                           

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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" be moved to the bottom of the calendar. Without                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                      Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SJR 4                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4 Urging the attorney general,                                                                      
the producers of natural gas in the Cook Inlet region, and the                                                                  
Regulatory Commission of Alaska to work to secure long-term and                                                                 
affordable supplies of natural gas for the people and businesses of the                                                         
state, was read the second time.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Huggins, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the Resources Committee Substitute offered on page 1114.                                                            
Senator Bunde objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no                                                             
further objection, CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                           
4(RES) Urging the United States Department of Energy to consider                                                                
the needs of the people of the state for natural gas and the status of                                                          
natural gas reserves in Cook Inlet when considering a possible                                                                  
extension of the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas Plant's export license;                                                            
and urging the producers of natural gas in the Cook Inlet region and                                                            
the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to work to secure long-term and                                                             
affordable supplies of natural gas for the people and businesses of the                                                         
state, was adopted.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                      
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                                               
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4(RES) was read the                                                                          
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                       
NO. 4(RES) Urging the United States Department of Energy to                                                                     
consider the needs of the people of the state for natural gas and the                                                           
status of natural gas reserves in Cook Inlet when considering a                                                                 

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possible extension of the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas Plant's export                                                            
license; and urging the producers of natural gas in the Cook Inlet                                                              
region and the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to work to secure                                                                
long-term and affordable supplies of natural gas for the people and                                                             
businesses of the state, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                          
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSJR 4(RES)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Stedman                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4(RES) passed                                                                        
the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Citations                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kenai Chamber of Commerce 2006 Community Service                                                                     
Awards                                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Olson                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Soldotna Chamber of Commerce 2006 Community                                                                          
Service Awards                                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Olson                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Marcus Farquhar                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
French, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                     
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Thomas S. Nighswander                                                                                                
Senator(s) McGuire, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - West Valley High School Academic Decathlon                                                                           
Senator(s) Thomas, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Lance Mackey 2007 Yukon Quest and Iditarod Champion                                                                  
Senator(s) Thomas, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, French, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens, Therriault, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Noel H. Gast                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Huggins, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Scott Davis and Todd Palin 2007 Tesoro Iron Dog                                                                      
Winners                                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Olson                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                        th                                                                                                      
Honoring - 60 Anniversary of the Community of Chugiak-Eagle                                                                     
River                                                                                                                           
Representative(s) Stoltze                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Huggins, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - John E. Feero                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Paul "Doc" Isaak                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Olson                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Jim Elkins                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stedman, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, French, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stevens,                                                              
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Johansen                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Will E. Bergeson                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Thomas, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Norman "Norm" Tyler Jr.                                                                                           
Representative(s) Kohring, Neuman                                                                                               
Senator(s) Green, Huggins, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                       
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Max Harris Wells                                                                                                  
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 - Rupert "Rupe" Andrews                                                                                             
Representative(s) Stoltze                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Huggins, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, 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.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                     Recess                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in recess to a call of the Chair. Without objection, the Senate                                                           
recessed at 12:49 p.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  After Recess                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 5:28 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 72                                                                                                                         
Senator Hoffman requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) be taken up on the same day. Without                                                                    
objection, the bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                  
72(FIN) "An Act relating to the community revenue sharing program;                                                              
and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                             
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 72(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Dyson, Therriault, Wagoner                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) passed the Senate on                                                                     
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
reconsideration be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
return to Messages from the House. Without objection, the Senate                                                                
returned to:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                            Messages from the House                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 76                                                                                                                         
Message dated May 9 was read, stating the House passed and returned:                                                            
                                                                                                                                
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 76(HES) "An Act                                                                             
             establishing a higher education savings program for                                                                
             eligible children who were placed in out-of-home                                                                   
             care by the state; and providing for confidentiality of                                                            
             identifying information of a beneficiary under the                                                                 
             program."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Messages dated May 9 were read, stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                         First Reading and Reference of                                                                      
                               House Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 8                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8(L&C) BY                                                                                
THE HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             Establishing a legislative task force to make                                                                      
             recommendations regarding job descriptions and                                                                     
             salary changes for the commissioners and support                                                                   
             staff and the possible need for additional support staff                                                           
             of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 16                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16 BY REPRESENTATIVES                                                                                
LYNN, Neuman,                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
             Opposing imposition of a milk tax on Alaskans.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                                                  
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                   First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 151                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 151(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                                                                     
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act requiring an indemnification, defense, and                                                                 
             hold harmless provision in construction-related                                                                    
             professional services contracts of state agencies,                                                                 
             quasi-public agencies, municipalities, and political                                                               
             subdivisions."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 192                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 192(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                                             
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act relating to notification to teachers of layoff                                                            
             or nonretention."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Senate Special Committee                                                            
on Education and the Health, Education and Social Services                                                                      
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 209                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 209(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                                                                     
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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             "An Act relating to the chair of the Regulatory                                                                    
             Commission of Alaska and amending the timeline                                                                     
             requirements for a final order of the commission; and                                                              
             providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Communications                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Reports from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration,                                                              
dated May 7 were received, stating the monetary terms of agreement                                                              
for the following:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Collective bargaining agreement reached with the Alaska Public                                                                  
Employees Association on behalf of the Confidential Unit (CEA) in                                                               
accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Collective bargaining agreement reached with the Marine Engineers                                                               
Beneficial Association (MEBA) in accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Collective bargaining agreement reached with the International                                                                  
Organization of the Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&P) in accordance                                                              
with AS 23.40.215.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
President Green referred the monetary terms of agreement to the                                                                 
Finance Committee.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Standing Committee Reports                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Report dated May 9 was read, stating:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Health, Education and Social                                                               
Services Committee reviewed the following and recommends the                                                                    
appointment be forwarded to a joint session for consideration:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                                         
Erik Drygas - Fairbanks                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individual during any further sessions.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Davis, Chair; Senators Elton, Thomas.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 69                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 69 "An Act                                                                     
relating to the creation of a civil legal services fund" and                                                                    
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 69(FIN)                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Thomas,                                                              
Dyson, Huggins. Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman,                                                                     
Cochair; Senator Olson.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 95                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 95 "An Act                                                                   
relating to a requirement for competitive bidding on contracts for the                                                          
preparation of election ballots" and recommended the adoption of the                                                            
State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page 938.  Signing do                                                             
pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Therriault, Wielechowski,                                                                 
McGuire.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 29                                                                                                                         
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered CS                                                               
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 29(FIN) "An Act relating to infants who are                                                                  
safely surrendered by a parent shortly after birth." Signing do pass:                                                           
Senator Davis, Chair; Senators Elton, Thomas.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, House Finance Committee                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 121                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
121(L&C) am "An Act relating to release of information in individual                                                            
workers' compensation records; and providing for an effective date"                                                             
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 121                                                                    
             (FIN)                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senators Dyson, Huggins.                                                             
Signing no recommendation: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators                                                                   
Elton, Olson. Signing do not pass: Senator Thomas.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 186                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                        
186(FSH) "An Act relating to sharing with certain federal agencies                                                              
records required of sport fishing guides; and providing for an effective                                                        
date." Signing do pass: Senator Huggins, Chair; Senators Wagoner,                                                               
McGuire. Signing no recommendation: Senators Wielechowski,                                                                      
Stevens.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SJR 10                                                                                                                        
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                                                  
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10 Supporting the reuse of                                                                          
facilities at the Galena Air Base to provide regional educational                                                               
services. Signing do pass: Senator Davis, Chair; Senators Elton,                                                                
Thomas.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Health, Education and Social                                                                   
      Services Committee                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Special Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 171                                                                                                                        
                                                                                        May 9, 2007                             
                                                                                                                                
Madam President:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee considering CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                      
171(STA) am "An Act relating to the date and time for convening                                                                 
regular legislative sessions, certain procedures of the legislature, the                                                        
date for organizing the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and                                                             
deadlines for certain matters or reports to be filed or delivered to the                                                        
legislature or a legislative committee; prohibiting bonuses for                                                                 
legislative employees; and providing for an effective date"                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
requests limited powers of free conference on the following specific                                                            
points:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Sections 3, 5, 12, 16, and 17 of CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
171(STA) am                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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Sections 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 18, and 19 of SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator McGuire, Chair, Senators Stevens, Wilken;                                                           
Representative Coghill, Chair, Representatives Johnson, Gruenberg.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
President Green granted the Senate members limited powers of free                                                               
conference as requested.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 116                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 116 "An Act relating to the Uniform Money                                                                       
Services Act, to money transmission services, and to currency                                                                   
exchange services; and providing for an effective date" which had                                                               
been moved to the bottom of the calendar (page 1142) was read the                                                               
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                                
1109. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 116(FIN) was                                                                    
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 116(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 116(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act relating to the Uniform Money Services Act, to money                                                                    
transmission services, and to currency exchange services; and                                                                   
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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CSSB 116(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 116(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                         
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(JUD) am "An Act relating to bribery,                                                                  
receiving unlawful gratuities, and campaign contributions; denying                                                              
public employee retirement pension benefits to certain legislators,                                                             
legislative directors, and public officers who commit certain offenses,                                                         
and adding to the duties of the Alaska Retirement Management Board                                                              
and to the list of matters governed by the Administrative Procedure                                                             
Act concerning that denial; relating to campaign financing and ethics,                                                          
including disclosures, in state and municipal government, to lobbying,                                                          
and to employment, service on boards, and disclosures by certain                                                                
public officers and employees who leave state or municipal service or                                                           
leave certain positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                           
representation of others by legislators and legislative employees;                                                              
relating to blind trusts approved by the Alaska Public Offices                                                                  
Commission; and providing for an effective date" which had been                                                                 
moved to the bottom of the calendar (page 1143) was read the second                                                             
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                              
page 1135. Senator Therriault objected, then withdrew his objection.                                                            

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There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 109(FIN) am S "An Act relating to bribery, receiving                                                                   
unlawful gratuities, and campaign contributions; denying public                                                                 
employee retirement pension benefits to certain legislators, legislative                                                        
directors, and public officers who commit certain offenses, and adding                                                          
to the duties of the Alaska Retirement Management Board and to the                                                              
list of matters governed by the Administrative Procedure Act                                                                    
concerning that denial; relating to campaign financing and ethics,                                                              
including disclosures, in state and municipal government, to lobbying,                                                          
and to employment, service on boards, and disclosures by certain                                                                
public officers and employees who leave state or municipal service or                                                           
leave certain positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                           
representation of others by legislators; relating to blind trusts approved                                                      
by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date" (Title Change SCR 6) was adopted.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator French offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 19:                                                                                                                
      Delete "member of the immediate family"                                                                                   
      Insert "spouse or domestic partner"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 23:                                                                                                                
      Delete "$30"                                                                                                              
      Insert "$15"                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                                               
Stedman objected.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved that the amendment be divided as follows:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1-A:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 19:                                                                                                                
      Delete "member of the immediate family"                                                                                   
      Insert "spouse or domestic partner"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Amendment No. 1-B:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 23:                                                                                                                
      Delete "$30"                                                                                                              
      Insert "$15"                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
President Green ruled the question divisible.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1-A.                                                                     
Without objection, Amendment No. 1-A was adopted.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1-B.                                                                     
Senator Stevens objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                    
adoption of the following amendment to Amendment No. 1-B:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Delete "$15"                                                                                                                    
Insert "$10"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the amendment to Amendment No. 1-B be                                                                
adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 109(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment to Amendment No. 1B                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Dyson, McGuire, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, the amendment to Amendment No. 1-B failed.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1-B be adopted?" The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 109(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1B                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, McGuire, Olson,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Green, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                                        
Stedman, Stevens                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1-B was adopted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 7, following "state":                                                                                              
      Insert "unless the person has received an unconditional discharge                                                         
from the sentence in the felony conviction"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 13, following "conviction":                                                                                        
      Insert "with a sentence from which the defendant has received an                                                          
unconditional discharge,"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 15, following "court":                                                                                             
      Insert ";                                                                                                                 
                             (3)  "unconditional discharge" has the meaning                                                     
                                       given in AS 12.55.185"                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                                                
Stevens objected.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 109(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Davis, Dyson, Elton, McGuire, Therriault, Wagoner,                                                                
Wilken                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Ellis, French, Green, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                                
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   

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and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 20, line 28:                                                                                                               
      Delete "a new subsection"                                                                                                 
      Insert "new subsections"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Page 21, following line 3:                                                                                                      
      Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                          
                       "(d)  A member of the legislature may not accept or                                                      
             solicit compensation for performing or agreeing to perform a                                                       
             personal service outside of the member's legislative duties                                                        
             unless the service is of a type ordinarily performed in the                                                        
             member's work, practice, or experience outside of the                                                              
             member's legislative duties."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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 109(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 3                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Dyson, Ellis, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                                  
Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senators Dyson, Huggins offered Amendment No. 4:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 42, line 31, through page 43, line 19:                                                                                     
      Delete all material.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Page 44, line 19:                                                                                                               
      Delete "secs. 78 and 79"                                                                                                  
      Insert "secs. 77 and 78"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4.                                                                        
Objections were heard, then withdrawn. There being no further                                                                   
objections, Amendment No. 4 was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator French offered Amendment No. 5:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 24, following "legislators":                                                                                       
 Delete "and"                                                                                                                   
 Insert "or"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 5. Without                                                               
objection, Amendment No. 5 was adopted.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 6 was not offered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Senator Therriault objected, then withdrew his objection.                                                              
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 109(FIN) am S advanced to third reading.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN) am S was                                                                           
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 109(FIN) am S "An Act relating to bribery, receiving unlawful                                                               
gratuities, and campaign contributions; denying public employee                                                                 
retirement pension benefits to certain legislators, legislative directors,                                                      
and public officers who commit certain offenses, and adding to the                                                              
duties of the Alaska Retirement Management Board and to the list of                                                             
matters governed by the Administrative Procedure Act concerning that                                                            
denial; relating to campaign financing and ethics, including                                                                    
disclosures, in state and municipal government, to lobbying, and to                                                             
employment, service on boards, and disclosures by certain public                                                                
officers and employees who leave state or municipal service or leave                                                            
certain positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                                 

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representation of others by legislators; relating to blind trusts approved                                                      
by the Alaska Public Offices Commission; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 109(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                                                            
am S passed the Senate.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                      Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 6                                                                                                                         
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE                                                                   
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6 which had been held on the                                                                          
Secretary's desk (page 1139) be brought up at this time. Without                                                                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 6 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                            
the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 109, relating                                                           
to bribery, receiving unlawful gratuities, and campaign contributions;                                                          
denying public employee retirement pension benefits to certain                                                                  
legislators, legislative directors, and public officers who commit                                                              
certain offenses, and adding to the duties of the Alaska Retirement                                                             
Management Board and to the list of matters governed by the                                                                     

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Administrative Procedure Act concerning that denial; relating to                                                                
campaign financing and ethics, including disclosures, in state and                                                              
municipal government, to lobbying, and to employment, service on                                                                
boards, and disclosures by certain public officers and employees who                                                            
leave state or municipal service or leave certain positions in state or                                                         
municipal government; restricting representation of others by                                                                   
legislators and legislative employees; and relating to blind trusts                                                             
approved by the Alaska Public Offices Commission, pass the Senate?"                                                             
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 6                                                                                                                           
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6 passed the                                                                           
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Unfinished Business                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bunde moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                   
from a call of the Senate from September 15 through 30 and from                                                                 
October 30 through November 15. Without objection, Senator Bunde                                                                
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                  
from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, October 19 through                                                           
morning plane time, November 5. Without objection, Senator Wilken                                                               
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                              
from a call of the Senate from June 17 through June 30. Without                                                                 
objection, Senator Therriault was excused.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 215                                                                                                                        
The reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 215(FIN) am S "An Act relating to the establishment of a task                                                               
force to review the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault"                                                            
was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was referred to the                                                          
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Announcements                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Engrossment                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 72                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                          
community revenue sharing program; and providing for an effective                                                               
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                  
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 116                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 116(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                         
Uniform Money Services Act, to money transmission services, and to                                                              
currency exchange services; and providing for an effective date" was                                                            
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 141                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 141 "An Act relating to limited liability                                                                       
companies" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                             
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 215                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 215(FIN) am S "An                                                                           
Act relating to the establishment of a task force to review the Council                                                         
on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault" was engrossed, signed by                                                               
the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                                                       
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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SJR 4                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4(RES) Urging the                                                                            
United States Department of Energy to consider the needs of the                                                                 
people of the state for natural gas and the status of natural gas reserves                                                      
in Cook Inlet when considering a possible extension of the Kenai                                                                
Liquefied Natural Gas Plant's export license; and urging the producers                                                          
of natural gas in the Cook Inlet region and the Regulatory Commission                                                           
of Alaska to work to secure long-term and affordable supplies of                                                                
natural gas for the people and businesses of the state, was engrossed,                                                          
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SCR 6                                                                                                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6 Suspending Rules                                                                             
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 109, relating to bribery,                                                                
receiving unlawful gratuities, and campaign contributions; denying                                                              
public employee retirement pension benefits to certain legislators,                                                             
legislative directors, and public officers who commit certain offenses,                                                         
and adding to the duties of the Alaska Retirement Management Board                                                              
and to the list of matters governed by the Administrative Procedure                                                             
Act concerning that denial; relating to campaign financing and ethics,                                                          
including disclosures, in state and municipal government, to lobbying,                                                          
and to employment, service on boards, and disclosures by certain                                                                
public officers and employees who leave state or municipal service or                                                           
leave certain positions in state or municipal government; restricting                                                           
representation of others by legislators and legislative employees; and                                                          
relating to blind trusts approved by the Alaska Public Offices                                                                  
Commission, was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                                                
and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Adjournment                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., May 10, 2007. Without                                                                    
objection, the Senate adjourned at 7:19 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                       Kirsten Waid                             
                                                                         Secretary of the Senate                                

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                              STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                            
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                          COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                                           Beltz 211                3:30                            
+= HB  67 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS                                                                                     
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                    FINANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                           Senate Finance 532                      9:00                            
+ HB 133 ELECTRONIC MONITORING OF GANG PROBATIONER                                                                              
+= HB 229 KENAI GASIFICATION PROJECT; RAILROAD BOND                                                                             
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                           Senate Finance 532                      2:00                            
                   -- Meeting Delayed --                                                                                        
+= SB  69 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND                                                                                             
+= HB 121 WORKERS' COMPENSATION RECORDS                                                                                         
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                            Senate Finance 532                      9:00                            
+= HB 229 KENAI GASIFICATION PROJECT; RAILROAD BOND                                                                             
+ SB 144 TOURISM CONTRACT MATCHING FUNDS                                                                                        
+ HB 238 OIL & HAZARD SUBSTANCE RESPONSE ACCOUNT                                                                                
+ HB 162 MORTGAGE LENDING                                                                                                       
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                            Senate Finance 532                      1:30                            
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   

2007-05-09                     Senate Journal                      Page 1168
                      HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                  Butrovich 205                    1:30                            
                   ****Change from Previous Schedule****                                                                        
+ SJR 10 REUSE GALENA AIR BASE                                                                                                  
                   Confirmation Hearing:                                                                                        
+                  University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                        
                   Erik Drygas - Fairbanks                                                                                      
+ HB  29 SAFE HAVEN FOR INFANTS                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
May 11             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    1:30                            
                   No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                         
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                   JUDICIARY                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                          Beltz 211                1:30                            
+ HB  90 CRIMES/CRIM PROCEDURE/SENTENCING                                                                                       
+ HB 118 PROHIBIT ALLOWING MINORS TO HAVE ALCOHOL                                                                               
+ SB  95 COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR BALLOT PREP                                                                                    
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                                   Butrovich 205                    3:30                            
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 11             Friday                                             Beltz 211                1:30                            
                   -- Time Change --                                                                                            
      HB 217 TOURISM DISCLOSURES AND NOTICES                                                                                    
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                          Beltz 211                1:30                            
                   --Meeting Postponed to Thursday, May 10--                                                                    
+ HB 113 OPTOMETRISTS' USE OF PHARMACEUTICALS                                                                                   
+ SB 170 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR WELL-BABY EXAMS                                                                                 
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled,                                                                            
                   Including But Not Limited to:                                                                                
= SB 165 TOURISM DISCLOSURES AND NOTICES                                                                                        
                   (HB 217 TOURISM DISCLOSURES AND NOTICES)                                                                     
= HB 205 REAL ESTATE BROKERS/SALESPERSONS                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                          LABOR & COMMERCE (continued)                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                                           Beltz 211                1:30                            
                   -- Rescheduled from 05/09/07 --                                                                              
+ HB 113 OPTOMETRISTS' USE OF PHARMACEUTICALS                                                                                   
+ SB 170 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR WELL-BABY EXAMS                                                                                 
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled,                                                                            
                   Including But Not Limited to:                                                                                
+ SB 165 TOURISM DISCLOSURES AND NOTICES                                                                                        
                   (HB 217 TOURISM DISCLOSURES AND NOTICES)                                                                     
+ HB 205 REAL ESTATE BROKERS/SALESPERSONS                                                                                       
      HB  14 RESTRICT ACCESS TO ALCOHOL                                                                                         
      HB 209 REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                                                    
                   <Pending Referral>                                                                                           
      HB 110 EXTEND REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                                             
                   <Pending Referral>                                                                                           
      HCR  8 RCA TASK FORCE                                                                                                     
                   <Pending Referral>                                                                                           
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                                   RESOURCES                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                  Butrovich 205                    4:00                            
+= HB 186 SPORT FISHING GUIDE RECORDS                                                                                           
                   -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                      
+ HB 176 CREATE FORT ROUSSEAU CAUSEWAY PARK                                                                                     
                   -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                      
+ HB 165 BIG GAME GUIDES AND TRANSPORTERS                                                                                       
                   -- Testimony <Time Limit May be Set> --                                                                      
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
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                                 STATE AFFAIRS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                          Beltz 211                9:00                            
+ SB 162 VOTING BY MAIL                                                                                                         
+= SB 171 JUDICIAL RETENTION CANDIDACY WITHDRAWAL                                                                               
+= HB  92 JURISDICTION OF OMBUDSMAN: VICTIMS RTS                                                                                
+ SJR  9 CONST. AM: BENEFITS & MARRIAGE                                                                                         
                   <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                      
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2007-05-09                     Senate Journal                      Page 1170
                           STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                                           Beltz 211                9:00                            
+ SB 171 JUDICIAL RETENTION CANDIDACY WITHDRAWAL                                                                                
                   <Above Item Removed from Agenda>                                                                             
+ SB 151 NEW DRIVER'S LIC. /PERMIT:CPR/ FIRST AID                                                                               
+= HB 132 AGRICULTURE DAY                                                                                                       
+ HB 159 STILLBIRTH CERTIFICATE                                                                                                 
+= HB  75 DRIVERS LICENSE: ALCOHOL AWARENESS/MINOR                                                                              
+ HB 184 MOTOR VEHICLES-LICENSE/INSURANCE/IMPOUND                                                                               
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
May 12             Saturday                                           Beltz 211                1:00                            
+ HB 151 INDEMNITY CLAUSE IN PUBLIC CONTRACTS                                                                                   
                   <Pending Referral>                                                                                           
+ HJR 22 DENOUNCE SALE OF "RAPIST" DOLL                                                                                         
+ HB  45 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND                                                                                        
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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                                 TRANSPORTATION                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                                   Butrovich 205                    1:30                            
                   No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                         
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                               SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                  Butrovich 205                    8:00                            
                   No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
May 11             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    8:00                            
= SCR  5 CIVICS EDUC/ CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE                                                                              
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
      HCR  6 CIVICS EDUC/ CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE                                                                          
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2007-05-09                     Senate Journal                      Page 1171
                                JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                           LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                            House Finance 519                       7:00                            
                   Final Audits - Recidivism Rates                                                                              
                   Preliminary Audits - FY06 Statewide                                                                          
                   Single Audit, DOC Community Jail Program,                                                                    
                   Alaska Aerospace Development Corp                                                                            
                   Other Committee Business                                                                                     
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                             CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB  95 & HB  96                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                            Senate Finance 532                      4:00                            
= HB  95 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB  96 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
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                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 171                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
May 09             Wednesday                                      Capitol 106                  3:00                            
= HB 171 ACCOMMODATE 90-DAY SESSION/LEG PROCEDURES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
May 10             Thursday                                       Capitol 106                  3:00                            
= HB 171 ACCOMMODATE 90-DAY SESSION/LEG PROCEDURES                                                                              
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                                 OTHER MEETINGS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                 JOINT SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 14             Monday                                  House Chamber                     11:00                             
             Confirmation of Governor's Appointees