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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                 FIRST SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                              Friday                          May 11, 2007                                      
                                                                                                                                
                           One Hundred Sixteenth Day                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Green at 11:19 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator McGuire. Senator                                                                
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
      Loving God,                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
      As our Legislature continues the work of the people of                                                                    
      Alaska, with just a handful of days left in our deliberations,                                                            
      we ask that you not only bless our efforts and our hearts,                                                                
      but strengthen our wisdom, our reason, and our courage, to                                                                
      avoid judgment.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
      Character and resolve are most often forged from the                                                                      
      adversity we face in our lives and, Lord help us to channel                                                               
      that toward you.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
      Bless our families, who support us in our endeavors. Bless                                                                
      our staff and all the people who tirelessly work to make our                                                              
      jobs easier. But for them, we would not move forward in                                                                   
      the process.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
      Lord - to all who execute authority for Alaskans, grant us                                                                
      understanding, integrity and most importantly, grace.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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         In remembrance of the Breton's Fisherman's Prayer:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
             Dear Lord, Be good to us. The sea is so wide. And our                                                             
boats are so small.                                                       Amen.                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Certification                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                                              
for the one hundred fifteenth legislative day be approved as certified                                                          
by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Messages from the Governor                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated and received May 11 was read, stating in accordance with                                                           
AS 39.05.080, I submit the following name for legislative                                                                       
confirmation of appointment to the position noted:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                                         
William Andrews - Juneau                                                                                                        
Appointed:  6/1/2007  Term Expires: 5/31/2009                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                                
Services Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The resume for this appointment has been submitted to the Offices of                                                            
the Senate Secretary and the Chief Clerk.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 104                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 104 "An Act                                                                    
relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act; establishing the Alaska                                                          
Gasline Inducement Act matching contribution fund; providing for an                                                             
Alaska Gasline Inducement Act coordinator; making conforming                                                                    
amendments; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it                                                             
be replaced with                                                                                                                

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            CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(FIN) "An Act                                                                             
            relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act;                                                                      
            providing inducements for the construction of a                                                                     
            natural gas pipeline and shippers that commit to use                                                                
            that pipeline; establishing the Alaska Gasline                                                                      
            Inducement Act matching contribution fund;                                                                          
            providing for an Alaska Gasline Inducement Act                                                                      
            coordinator; making conforming amendments; and                                                                      
            providing for an effective date."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Elton, Thomas, Dyson, Huggins, Olson.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 6, Department of Natural Resources                                                                             
 Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                           
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 144                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 144 "An Act                                                                    
relating to matching funds in state tourism marketing contracts with                                                            
trade associations" and recommended the adoption of the State Affairs                                                           
Committee Substitute offered on page 1110. Signing do pass: Senator                                                             
Stedman, Cochair; Senators Thomas, Huggins. Signing no                                                                          
recommendation: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Dyson,                                                                
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
   and Economic Development                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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HB 87                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
87(FIN) am "An Act relating to the Citizens' Advisory Commission on                                                             
Federal Management Areas in Alaska; and providing for an effective                                                              
date." Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Stedman,                                                                    
Cochairs; Senators Elton, Olson. Signing do pass: Senators Thomas,                                                              
Dyson, Huggins.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Natural Resources                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 184                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                    
184(FIN) "An Act relating to a commemorative troops license plate                                                               
and to license plates available to disabled veterans; relating to                                                               
mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, mandatory                                                               
impoundments of vehicles used in certain offenses, and notices                                                                  
relating to motor vehicles and driver's licenses; relating to registration                                                      
of vehicles for disabled persons; and providing for an effective date"                                                          
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
            SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                 
            184(STA) "An Act relating to a commemorative                                                                        
            troops license plate and to license plates available to                                                             
            disabled veterans; relating to mandatory motor                                                                      
            vehicle insurance, license suspensions, and notices                                                                 
            relating to motor vehicles and driver's licenses;                                                                   
            relating to registration of vehicles for disabled                                                                   
            persons; relating to the anatomical gift awareness                                                                  
            fund; and providing for an effective date." (Title                                                                  
            Change SCR 7)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator McGuire, Chair; Senator Green. Signing no                                                              
recommendation: Senator French.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 

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President Green added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Special Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 171                                                                                                                        
The following report was received and distributed at 8:35 a.m.,                                                                 
May 11:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                             May 10, 2007                                       
                                                                                                                                
Madam President:                                                                                                                
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) am and SENATE                                                                         
CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171(STA) and recommends                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
            CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 171                                                                                
            "An Act relating to the date and time for convening                                                                 
            regular legislative sessions, certain procedures of the                                                             
            legislature, the date for organizing the Legislative                                                                
            Budget and Audit Committee, and deadlines for                                                                       
            certain matters or reports to be filed or delivered to                                                              
            the legislature or a legislative committee; prohibiting                                                             
            bonuses for legislative employees; and providing for                                                                
            an effective date."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
be adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator McGuire, Chair, Senator Stevens;                                                                    
Representative Coghill, Chair, Representatives Johnson, Gruenberg.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved that the Senate adopt the Conference                                                                      
Committee Report on CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                
NO. 171.                                                                                                                        

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The question being: "Shall the Senate adopt the Conference                                                                      
Committee Report on CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                            
171 "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"?" The roll                                                          
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CCS HB 171                                                                                                                      
Shall the Senate adopt the Conference                                                                                           
Committee Report?        Effective Dates                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Therriault, Wilken                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
and so, the report was adopted.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the adoption of the Conference Committee Report be considered the                                                               
vote on the effective date clauses. Without objection, it was so                                                                
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Introduction and Reference of                                                                       
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 7                                                                                                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7 BY THE SENATE                                                                                
STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE,                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
            Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                       
            Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                      
            concerning House Bill No. 184, relating to motor                                                                    
            vehicles, license plates, and driver's licenses.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       

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                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 104                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 104 "An Act relating to the Alaska Gasline                                                                      
Inducement Act; establishing the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act                                                                  
matching contribution fund; providing for an Alaska Gasline                                                                     
Inducement Act coordinator; making conforming amendments; 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                                                                
1200. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(FIN) "An                                                                    
Act relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act; providing                                                                    
inducements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline and shippers                                                         
that commit to use that pipeline; establishing the Alaska Gasline                                                               
Inducement Act matching contribution fund; providing for an Alaska                                                              
Gasline Inducement Act coordinator; making conforming                                                                           
amendments; and providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 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. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act; providing                                                                
inducements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline and shippers                                                         
that commit to use that pipeline; establishing the Alaska Gasline                                                               
Inducement Act matching contribution fund; providing for an Alaska                                                              
Gasline Inducement Act coordinator; making conforming                                                                           
amendments; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                              
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CSSB 104(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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. 104(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.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 104                                                                                                                        
Senator Stevens gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE                                                                 
BILL NO. 104(FIN) and moved and asked unanimous consent that it                                                                 
be taken up at this time. Without objection, it was so ordered and the                                                          
bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                  
104(FIN) "An Act relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act;                                                                 
providing inducements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline                                                            
and shippers that commit to use that pipeline; establishing the Alaska                                                          
Gasline Inducement Act matching contribution fund; providing for an                                                             
Alaska Gasline Inducement Act coordinator; making conforming                                                                    
amendments; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                              
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 104(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                               

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and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(FIN) passed the Senate on                                                                    
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was 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                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Message dated May 11 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                     
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 177                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 177(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE                                                                                  
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
            "An Act relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement                                                                   
            Act; providing inducements for the construction of a                                                                
            natural gas pipeline and shippers that commit to use                                                                
            that pipeline; establishing the Alaska Gasline                                                                      
            Inducement Act reimbursement fund; providing for                                                                    
            an Alaska Gasline Inducement Act coordinator;                                                                       
            making conforming amendments; and providing for                                                                     
            an effective date."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                  Second Reading of Senate Bills (continued)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 124                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 124 "An Act relating to the allocation of money                                                                 
appropriated to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board; 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                                                                
1110. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 124(FIN) "An                                                                    
Act relating to unemployment contributions for the Alaska technical                                                             
and vocational education program and to the allocation of money                                                                 
appropriated to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and                                                                      
providing for an effective date" 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. 124(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wilken, McGuire, Elton, Stedman, Hoffman, Stevens,                                                                     
Therriault, Ellis, Kookesh, Davis, French, Wagoner, Thomas, Dyson                                                               
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. 124(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act relating to unemployment contributions for the Alaska                                                                   
technical and vocational education program and to the allocation of                                                             
money appropriated to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and                                                                
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 124(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 124(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 and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 220                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(JUD) "An Act prohibiting computer-                                                                    
assisted remote hunting" 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. 220(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators Elton, Wilken, Wielechowski, Stevens, Dyson, Green moved                                                               
and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the                                                                
bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act prohibiting computer-assisted remote hunting" pass the Senate?"                                                             
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 220(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - 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, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(JUD) passed the Senate, was                                                                   
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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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 12:43 p.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 3:47 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Third Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 53                                                                                                                         
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" was read the third                                                           
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved that the bill be returned to second reading                                                            
for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment                                                                   
No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 66, line 12:                                                                                                               
      Delete "2,500,000" in both places                                                                                         
      Insert "5,000,000" in both places                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 94, following line 29:                                                                                                     
      Insert                                                                                                                    
         "1052         Oil and Hazardous Substance Release Prevention                                                           
                       and Response Fund"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Conform total roll-up amounts in secs. 4, 5, and 6 of the bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                   
Senator Stevens objected. Senator Therriault moved and asked                                                                    
unanimous consent to withdraw Amendment No. 1. Without objection,                                                               
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) was automatically in third                                                                       
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 53(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
return to introduction of guests. Without objection, the Senate returned                                                        
to:                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                            Introduction of Guests                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                            Messages from the House                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Message dated May 11 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                     
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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                        First Reading and Reference of                                                                       
                               House Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 17                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17 am BY                                                                                             
REPRESENTATIVES JOHNSON, Johansen, Ramras, Lynn, Thomas,                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
            Encouraging Coeur Alaska, Inc., to pursue all legal                                                                 
            options to resolve the issues presented in Southeast                                                                
            Alaska Conservation Council v. United States Army                                                                   
            Corps of Engineers on behalf of itself and consistent                                                               
            with the state's efforts to enforce its rights as a state                                                           
            over its resources.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HJR 21                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 21(RES) BY THE                                                                                
HOUSE RESOURCES COMMITTEE,                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
            Opposing the designation of any area in the state as a                                                              
            world heritage site, biosphere reserve, or any other                                                                
            type of international designation without the consent                                                               
            of the Alaska State Legislature and affected local                                                                  
            governments; and urging the United States Congress                                                                  
            to enact legislation to require congressional approval                                                              
            before an area in the United States may be considered                                                               
            for an international designation.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 67                                                                                                                         
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered CS FOR                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 67(FIN) am "An Act relating to a mandatory                                                                       
exemption from municipal property taxes for certain college property,                                                           
to a mandatory exemption from municipal property taxes for                                                                      
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from municipal property taxes for property of certain fraternal                                                                 
organizations and for certain residences of law enforcement officers;                                                           
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                                             
with                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
            SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                 
            67(CRA) "An Act relating to a mandatory exemption                                                                   
            from municipal property taxes for residences of                                                                     
            certain widows or widowers, and to optional                                                                         
            exemptions from municipal property taxes for                                                                        
            property of certain fraternal organizations, for certain                                                            
            college property, and for certain residential property;                                                             
            and providing for an effective date." (Title change                                                                 
            SCR 8)                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Olson, Chair; Senator Thomas. Signing no                                                               
recommendation: Senators Wagoner, Stevens, Kookesh.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 90                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                        
90(FIN) "An Act relating to credit toward service of a sentence of                                                              
imprisonment; relating to violation of probation and parole conditions                                                          
by sex offenders; relating to bail; relating to distribution of certain                                                         
materials to minors; relating to time limitations for prosecution of                                                            
certain crimes; relating to sex offender registration; relating to the                                                          
maximum time for probation; relating to certain post-conviction relief                                                          
applications; relating to good time; and providing for an effective                                                             
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
            SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                 
            90(JUD) "An Act relating to the purchase of                                                                         
            alcoholic beverages and to access to licensed                                                                       
            premises; relating to civil liability for certain persons                                                           
            accessing licensed premises; requiring driver's                                                                     

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            licenses and identification cards to be marked if a                                                                 
            person is restricted from consuming alcoholic                                                                       
            beverages as a result of a conviction or condition of                                                               
            probation or parole and relating to fees for the                                                                    
            marked license or card; relating to the information                                                                 
            contained on driver's licenses; requiring the surrender                                                             
            and cancellation of driver's licenses and identification                                                            
            cards under certain circumstances; relating to the                                                                  
            reporting of certain crimes; relating to prostitution;                                                              
            relating to the DNA registration system; relating to                                                                
            credit toward service of a sentence of imprisonment;                                                                
            relating to violation of probation and parole                                                                       
            conditions by sex offenders; relating to bail; relating                                                             
            to distribution of certain materials to minors; relating                                                            
            to time limitations for prosecution of certain crimes;                                                              
            relating to sex offender registration; relating to the                                                              
            maximum time for probation; relating to certain post-                                                               
            conviction relief applications; relating to good time;                                                              
            and providing for an effective date." (Title change                                                                 
            SCR 9)                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Therriault,                                                                    
Wielechowski, McGuire.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 7, indeterminate, Department of Corrections                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 110                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
110(L&C) "An Act amending the powers and duties of the legislative                                                              
audit division regarding the Regulatory Commission of Alaska;                                                                   
amending annual report requirements for the Regulatory Commission                                                               
of Alaska; extending the termination date for the Regulatory                                                                    
Commission of Alaska; and providing for an effective date." Signing                                                             
do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Elton,                                                                   
Thomas, Dyson, Huggins.                                                                                                         

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 209                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
209(JUD) "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" and                                                                        
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
            SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                 
            209(FIN) "An Act amending the timeline                                                                              
            requirements for a final order of the Regulatory                                                                    
            Commission of Alaska; and providing for an                                                                          
            effective date." (Title change SCR 10)                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs;                                                                 
Senators Elton, Thomas. Signing do pass: Senators Dyson, Huggins.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Law                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Fiscal information forthcoming.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HJR 23                                                                                                                        
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                                                  
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 23 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 previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House State Affairs Committee                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             

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HCR 6                                                                                                                         
The Senate Special Committee on Education considered CS FOR                                                                     
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6(HES) Relating to                                                                              
civics education and a citizens' advisory task force, and recommended                                                           
it be replaced with                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                           
            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6(SED)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Stevens, Chair; Senators Huggins, Davis.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Education and Early                                                                           
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Legislative Agency                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HCR 8                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                                   
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8(L&C) 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. Signing no recommendation:                                                                     
Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs. Signing do pass: Senators                                                                  
Elton, Dyson, Huggins, Thomas.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Legislative Agency                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Introduction and Reference of                                                                       
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 8                                                                                                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8 BY THE SENATE                                                                                
COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE,                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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            Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                       
            Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                      
            concerning House Bill No. 67, relating to a                                                                         
            mandatory exemption from municipal property taxes                                                                   
            for certain college property, to a mandatory                                                                        
            exemption from municipal property taxes for                                                                         
            residences of certain widows or widowers, and to                                                                    
            optional exemptions from municipal property taxes                                                                   
            for property of certain fraternal organizations and for                                                             
            certain residences of law enforcement officers.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 177                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 177 BY SENATOR ELTON, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
            "An Act raising the pay range for the position of                                                                   
            chief procurement officer of the state; and providing                                                               
            for an effective date."                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                         Third Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 229                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 229 am "An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad                                                                   
Corporation to participate in a project consisting of the acquisition,                                                          
construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of                                                              
real and personal property, including facilities and equipment, for the                                                         
Kenai gasification project and Port MacKenzie rail link, authorizing                                                            
the corporation to issue bonds to finance all or a portion of the project,                                                      
and identifying these as bonds for an essential public and                                                                      
governmental purpose; and providing for an effective date" was read                                                             
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being SENATE CS FOR                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN). Without objection, the bill was returned                                                               
to second reading.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                              
page 1177. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                      
229(FIN) was adopted.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN) was automatically in                                                                      
third reading.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 1.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 19, following "transported":                                                                                       
 Delete "by rail"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 19, following "Healy":                                                                                             
 Delete "to Port McKenzie and by barge"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN) am S was                                                                                  
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 3, following line 17:                                                                                                      
      Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                          
                       "(d)  If financing of all or a portion of the project                                                    
            described in (b) of this section includes the use of state funds,                                                   
            before expending any state funds for the project, the                                                               
            corporation shall submit, and the legislature shall approve by                                                      
            law, the financing plan for the project."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 10, following "this Act,":                                                                                         
      Insert "and the financing plan approval requirement of                                                                    
AS 42.40.570(d), added by sec. 2 of this Act, for the financing of all or                                                       
a portion of the project described in AS 42.40.570(b), added by sec. 2                                                          
of this Act, if applicable,"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken 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 HB 229(FIN) am S                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  16   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Dyson, Therriault, Wilken                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN) am S was                                                                                  
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                         
229(FIN) am S "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                                                            

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gasification project and Port MacKenzie rail link, authorizing the                                                              
corporation to issue bonds to finance all or a portion of the project, and                                                      
identifying these as bonds for an essential public and governmental                                                             
purpose; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The                                                             
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 229(FIN) am S                                                                                                            
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, Green, Hoffman,                                                              
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wagoner                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  French, Therriault, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(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                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Citations                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kikkan Randall                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Crawford                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Davis, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Homer High School Lady Mariners Softball Team                                                                        
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Dave Brann                                                                                                           
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Patti Morris                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Cook Inletkeeper                                                                                                     
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, Hoffman,                                                               
Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Stanley Joseph Huhndorf Sr.                                                                                       
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Richard Benner                                                                                                    
Representative(s) Crawford                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Davis, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Candice "Candy" Lynette Perry                                                                                     
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Rita Marie McBride                                                                                                
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               

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In Memoriam - Anderson W. "Bill" Johnson Jr.                                                                                    
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Arthur M. Kolar                                                                                                   
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Eugene V. Browning                                                                                                
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Pearl Elizabeth "Betty" Saling                                                                                    
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Joanne (Kyllonen) Graham                                                                                          
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                            
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Unfinished Business                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Davis, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Uniform Rule 23 be waived in order to hold a Health, Education and                                                              
Social Services Committee at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following                                                                
appointment (page 1200):                                                                                                        

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University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                                         
William Andrews - Juneau                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 177                                                                                                                        
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                
Uniform Rule 23 be waived on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 177(FIN)                                                                     
am "An Act relating to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act; providing                                                             
inducements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline and shippers                                                         
that commit to use that pipeline; establishing the Alaska Gasline                                                               
Inducement Act reimbursement fund; providing for an Alaska Gasline                                                              
Inducement Act coordinator; making conforming amendments; and                                                                   
providing for an effective date" for a 6:00 p.m. Finance Committee                                                              
meeting on May 11. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 186                                                                                                                        
President Green added a State Affairs Committee referral to 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."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
Uniform Rule 23 be waived on the bill for the State Affairs Committee                                                           
meeting on May 12. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, July 22 through                                                              
evening plane time, August 6; and from morning plane time,                                                                      
December 10 through evening plane time, December 17. Without                                                                    
objection, Senator Stedman was excused.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                  
from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, August 6 through                                                             
plane time, August 13. Without objection, Senator Wilken was                                                                    
excused.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 220                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                
a cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(JUD) "An Act                                                                       
prohibiting computer-assisted remote hunting." Without objection, it                                                            
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 205                                                                                                                        
Senator French, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
Judiciary Committee referral be waived on 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." Without                                                            
objection, the bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
Senator Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
a cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN) "An Act                                                                       
establishing a renewable energy project account and a renewable                                                                 
energy fund and describing their uses and purposes." Without                                                                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
The reconsideration on 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" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was                                                          
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                 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 104                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(FIN) "An Act relating to the Alaska                                                                  
Gasline Inducement Act; providing inducements for the construction                                                              
of a natural gas pipeline and shippers that commit to use that pipeline;                                                        
establishing the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act matching contribution                                                            
fund; providing for an Alaska Gasline Inducement Act coordinator;                                                               
making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date"                                                              
was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted                                                            
to the House for consideration.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 124                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 124(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                             
unemployment contributions for the Alaska technical and vocational                                                              
education program and to the allocation of money appropriated to the                                                            
Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and providing for an effective                                                               
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                  
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
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                                                         

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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" was                                                                    
engrossed.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 229                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN) am S "An Act                                                                              
authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to participate in a project                                                         
consisting of the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance,                                                          
equipping, or operation of real and personal property, including                                                                
facilities and equipment, for the Kenai gasification project and Port                                                           
MacKenzie rail link, authorizing the corporation to issue bonds to                                                              
finance all or a portion of the project, and identifying these as bonds                                                         
for an essential public and governmental purpose; and providing for an                                                          
effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                                            
and returned 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 12, 2007. Without                                                                    
objection, the Senate adjourned at 5:01 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                              Kirsten Waid                                      
                                                                Secretary of the Senate                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                              STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                            
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                    FINANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                          Senate Finance 532                 9:00 AM                                   
+= SB 104 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
+ HB  87 CITIZEN ADVISORY COMM ON FEDERAL AREAS                                                                                 
+= SB 144 TOURISM CONTRACT MATCHING FUNDS                                                                                       
+= HB 162 MORTGAGE LENDING                                                                                                      
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                          Senate Finance 532                  1:30 PM                                  
                 -- Recessed to 6:00 pm --                                                                                      
+ HB 110 EXTEND REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                                                 
+ HB 209 REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                                                        
+ HCR  8 RCA TASK FORCE                                                                                                         
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                          Senate Finance 532                  6:00 PM                                  
+ HB 177 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                           
                 Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                                         
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 12           Saturday                        Senate Finance 532                 9:00 AM                                   
+= HB 177 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT                                                                                          
                 <As Necessary>                                                                                                 
+ HCR  6 CIVICS EDUC/ CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE                                                                              
+ HB 113 OPTOMETRISTS' USE OF PHARMACEUTICALS                                                                                   
+ HB  90 CRIMES/CRIM PROCEDURE/SENTENCING                                                                                       
+= HB 162 MORTGAGE LENDING                                                                                                      
+ HB 166 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PERM. FUND DIVIDENDS                                                                                
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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                      HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                                 Butrovich 205                1:30 PM                                  
                 -- Note Schedule Change --                                                                                     
      HJR 23 REUSE GALENA AIR BASE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                                 Butrovich 205                5:00 PM                                  
                 -- Immediately Following Session --                                                                            
                 Confirmation Hearing: University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                    
                 William Andrews                                                                                                
                 Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                                         
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                                   JUDICIARY                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                                       Beltz 211              1:30 PM                                  
                 -- Time Change --                                                                                              
      HB 217 TOURISM DISCLOSURES AND NOTICES                                                                                    
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 12           Saturday                               Butrovich 205                2:00 PM                                  
+ SB 168 PASSENGER VESSEL TAX CREDIT                                                                                            
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                                   RESOURCES                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                                 Butrovich 205                3:30 PM                                  
                 -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                         
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 12           Saturday                          Fahrenkamp 203                    1:00 PM                                  
+ HJR 21 OPPOSE UN LAND DESIGNATIONS IN ALASKA                                                                                  
                 -- Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                        
      HJR 17 KENSINGTON MINE APPEAL                                                                                             
                 -- Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                        
                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
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                                 STATE AFFAIRS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 12           Saturday                                     Beltz 211              1:00 PM                                  
+ HB 151 INDEMNITY CLAUSE IN PUBLIC CONTRACTS                                                                                   
+ HJR 22 DENOUNCE SALE OF "RAPIST" DOLL                                                                                         
+ HB  45 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND                                                                                        
+                Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
      HB 186 SPORT FISHING GUIDE RECORDS                                                                                        
                 Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                                         

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                              SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
May 11           Friday                                 Butrovich 205               8:00 AM                                   
= SCR  5 CIVICS EDUC/ CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE                                                                              
                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                               
      HCR  6 CIVICS EDUC/ CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE                                                                          
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                 JOINT SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
May 14           Monday                              House Chamber                 11:00 AM                                   
            Confirmation of Governor's Appointees