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                                         SENATE JOURNAL                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                    TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                         SECOND SESSION                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                Wednesday                                April 9, 200                            
                                                                                                                                
                                        Eighty-sixth Day                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Green at 11:20 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Wielechowski.                                                                   
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer                                                               
be spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
   In these closing days, as we discuss important policies and                                                                  
   decisions that will affect the lives of all Alaskans, I pray that we                                                         
   may be guided by the words of Jesus Christ:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
   Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                                                   
   Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.                                                                     
   Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.                                                                      
   Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall                                                           
   be satisfied.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
   Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.                                                                       
   Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.                                                                       
   Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of                                                                
   God.                                                                                                                         
   Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for                                                                
   theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                                                                             
                                                                                               Amen.                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Huggins led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                          Certification                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal for                                                            
the eighty-fifth legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                                
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Messages from the Governor                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 72                                                                                                                         
Message was read stating the Governor signed the following bill on                                                              
April 8 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                                
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
             HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                                
             72(FIN) am H "An Act relating to the community                                                                     
             revenue sharing program; repealing certain programs                                                                
             providing state payments to municipalities and other                                                               
             entities; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                      Chapter 12, SLA 2008                                                                     
                                     Effective Date: 4/9/08                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
Message was read stating the Governor signed the following bill on                                                              
April 8 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                                
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
             FREE CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                             
             125 "An Act relating to the accounting and payment                                                                 
             of contributions under the retirement plans of the                                                                 
             Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska and                                                                  
             the Teachers' Retirement System, to calculations of                                                                
             contributions under those retirement plans, and to                                                                 
             participation in, and termination of and amendments                                                                
             to participation in, the defined benefit plans of those                                                            
             systems; relating to recovery of an award of damages                                                               
             or other recovery by those systems; relating to                                                                    
             employer contributions to the health reimbursement                                                                 
             arrangement plan; relating to participation in the                                                                 

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                         public employees' defined contribution plan by                                                        
                          certain elected officials; making conforming                                                         
             amendments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                      Chapter 13, SLA 2008                                                                     
                                   Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                     Messages from the House                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Message dated April 9 was read, stating:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The House of Representatives respectfully invites the Senate to a Joint                                                         
Session of the Twenty-fifth Alaska Legislature at 6:00 p.m. on                                                                  
Saturday, April 12 for confirmation hearings on the Governor's                                                                  
appointees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
accept the House invitation to meet in Joint Session. Without                                                                   
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
#END                                                                                                                            
Messages dated April 9 were read, stating the House passed and                                                                  
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                 First Reading and Reference of                                                              
                                        House Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HJR 41                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 41(RLS) BY THE                                                                                
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE,                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                      Urging the United States Congress to repeal sec. 511                                                     
                          of P.L. 109-222 (Tax Increase Prevention and                                                         
             Reconciliation Act of 2005).                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                           First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 106                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 106(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act repealing fees imposed on the sale of new                                                                  
             tires, the sale of certain studded tires, and the                                                                  
             installation of certain metal studs on tires; and                                                                  
             providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                                                          
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Standing Committee Reports                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Report dated April 8 was read, stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Labor and Commerce                                                                         
Committee reviewed the following and recommends the appointments                                                                
be forwarded to a joint session for consideration:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                      
Max E. Mertz - Juneau                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Alcohol Beverage Control Board                                                                                                
Joseph DelDonno - Anchorage                                                                                                     
Robert Klein - Anchorage                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                               
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
Clifford E. Baker - Kenai                                                                                                       
Daniel E. Walsh - Fairbanks                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
Lorenda Britten - Fairbanks                                                                                                     
Kelley Sherman - Wasilla                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                               
James Heston - Homer                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                                        
Robert J. Arts - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                   
Timothy O. Sharp - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
James Montgomery, Jr. - Kenai                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Personnel Board                                                                                                               
Debra E. English - Anchorage                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Real Estate Commission                                                                                                        
Christina E. Swires - Anchorage                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                               
Robert M. "Bob" Pickett - Wasilla                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                                                 
Martin Buser - Big Lake                                                                                                         
Dr. Timothy L. Bowser - Soldotna                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                      
David Richards - Eagle River                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                            
David Kester - Anchorage                                                                                                        
Jeffrey P. Pruss - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
David B. Robinson - Wasilla                                                                                                     
Damian J. Thomas - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
Debra G. Norum - Fairbanks                                                                                                      
Don L. Gray - Anchorage                                                                                                         
Howard A. Hansen - Wasilla                                                                                                      
Michael J. Notar - Juneau                                                                                                       
Marc D. Stemp - Bethel                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individuals during any further sessions.                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Signing the report: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senators Stevens, Davis.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 289                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
289(FSH) "An Act exempting employers from paying unemployment                                                                   
tax for temporary services provided by fishing vessel crewmembers                                                               
and related to emergency oil spill training and response activities; and                                                        
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Stedman,                                                             
Cochair; Senator Elton. Signing no recommendation: Senators                                                                     
Thomas, Huggins, Olson.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
                   Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                  
        Development                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 297                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 297(RLS) "An Act relating to student permits authorized by                                                             
the Board of Veterinary Examiners; and relating to the application of                                                           
certain statutes pertaining to veterinarians and veterinary practice to                                                         
certain persons." Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senator Davis.                                                         
Signing no recommendation: Senator Stevens.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
  Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                    
  and Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 305                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                    
305(RLS) am "An Act relating to campaign fund raising during a                                                                  
regular or special legislative session; and providing for an effective                                                          
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                 SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                               
             NO. 305(STA)                                                                                                       
             (forthcoming)                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator McGuire, Chair; Senators                                                                     
French, Stevens. Signing do pass: Senator Bunde.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
307(FIN) "An Act relating to penalizing certain misdemeanor                                                                     
domestic violence assaults as felonies" and recommended the adoption                                                            
of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on page 2633.                                                              
Signing do pass: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Thomas,                                                              
Huggins, Olson.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 10, indeterminate, Department of Law                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 11, zero, Senate Finance Committee                                                                             
 Fiscal Note No. 12, zero, Senate Finance Committee                                                                             
 Fiscal Note No. 13, Alaska Court System                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
       Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 366                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 366 am                                                                    
"An Act relating to an exemption from public disclosure of certain                                                              
appropriations from the dividend fund; relating to execution upon                                                               
permanent fund dividends by civilian process servers using electronic                                                           
procedures; amending Rule 89, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and                                                              
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator McGuire,                                                             
Chair; Senators French, Bunde. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                               
Stevens.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Revenue                                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 383                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 383(L&C) "An Act establishing an exemption from the                                                                    
dentist licensing exam for certain persons." Signing do pass: Senator                                                           
Ellis, Chair; Senator Davis. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                                 
Stevens.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
                   Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                  
        and Economic Development                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 406                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
406(STA) "An Act relating to contracts for the preparation of election                                                          
ballots." Signing do pass: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senators Elton,                                                            
Thomas, Huggins. Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
       Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HJR 24                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE JOINT                                                                         
RESOLUTION NO. 24 am Opposing any law that would establish a                                                                    
federal insurance regulatory system, and recommended it be replaced                                                             
with                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                             
             NO. 24(L&C)                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Signing do pass: Senator Ellis, Chair; Senator Davis. Signing no                                                                
recommendation: Senator Stevens.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
  Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Labor and Commerce Committee                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Reconsideration of House Bills                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 379                                                                                                                        
Senator Wilken requested that the reconsideration on HOUSE BILL                                                                 
NO. 379 be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on                                                                          
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 379 "An                                                                  
Act relating to educational requirements for licensure as a certified                                                           
public accountant" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 379                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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, HOUSE BILL NO. 379 passed the Senate on reconsideration,                                                                
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Consideration of the Calendar                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                 Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 8                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 8 "An Act relating to a mental health patient's                                                                 
right to choose the gender of hospital staff providing intimate care to                                                         
the mental health patient and to the duties of hospital staff in caring for                                                     
patients receiving mental health treatment" was read the second time.                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                                
2714. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 8(FIN) was                                                                      
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis 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. 8(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 8(FIN) "An                                                                    
Act relating to a mental health patient's right to choose the gender of                                                         
hospital staff providing intimate care to the mental health patient and                                                         
to the duties of hospital staff in caring for patients receiving mental                                                         
health treatment" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                 
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 8(FIN)                                                                                                                     
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 SENATE BILL NO. 8(FIN) passed the Senate and                                                                     
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 170                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 170 "An Act requiring that health care insurers                                                                 
provide insurance coverage for well-baby exams" was read the second                                                             
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                                
2075. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 170(FIN) "An                                                                    
Act requiring that health care insurers offer insurance coverage for                                                            
well-baby exams" was adopted.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Ellis 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. 170(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 170(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act requiring that health care insurers offer insurance coverage                                                            
for well-baby exams" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                              
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 170(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Hoffman, Kookesh,                                                             
McGuire, Olson, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                           
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Green, Huggins, Stedman                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 170(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                 Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 170                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE                                                                 
BILL NO. 170(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.                                                                  
170(FIN) "An Act requiring that health care insurers offer insurance                                                            
coverage for well-baby exams" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                              
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CSSB 170(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Hoffman, Kookesh,                                                             
McGuire, Olson, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                           
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Green, Huggins, Stedman                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 170(FIN) passed the Senate on                                                                    
reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
President Green lifted the call.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Reconsideration of Senate Resolutions                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCR 21                                                                                                                        
Senator Wagoner requested that the reconsideration on SENATE                                                                    
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21 Establishing the Cook Inlet                                                                        
Salmon Task Force as a joint legislative task force, be taken up. The                                                           
resolution was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bunde declared a conflict of interest.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman called the Senate. Senator Stedman lifted the call.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                       
RESOLUTION NO. 21 Establishing the Cook Inlet Salmon Task                                                                       
Force as a joint legislative task force, pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                         
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 21                                                                                                                          
Second Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, McGuire, Olson, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dyson, Elton, Stedman, Stevens, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Kookesh                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Therriault changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                                                                         

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and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21 passed the                                                                          
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                             Recess                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in recess to 12:50 p.m. Without objection, the Senate recessed at                                                         
12:26 p.m.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                          After Recess                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 12:55 p.m. President Green called the                                                                  
Senate. Senator Ellis lifted the call.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Second Reading of House Bills                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 166                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                              
contributions from permanent fund dividends to community                                                                        
foundations, to certain educational organizations, and to certain other                                                         
charitable organizations; 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 Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                              
page 2716. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 166(FIN) "An Act relating to contributions from permanent                                                              
fund dividends to community foundations, to certain educational                                                                 
organizations, and to certain other charitable organizations; relating to                                                       
the execution upon permanent fund dividends; amending Rule 89,                                                                  
Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date"                                                           
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator French offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 23, following "situations,":                                                                                       
 Insert "victims of crime,"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                                               
of Amendment No. 1. Senator Bunde objected, then withdrew his                                                                   
objection. There being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was                                                                
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN) am S was                                                                           
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wilken, Wielechowski, Therriault, Kookesh, Davis, Dyson                                                                
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on                                                              
the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 166(FIN) am S "An Act relating to contributions from permanent                                                              
fund dividends to community foundations, to certain educational                                                                 
organizations, and to certain other charitable organizations; relating to                                                       
the execution upon permanent fund dividends; amending Rule 89,                                                                  
Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date"                                                           
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 166(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date        Court Rule Change                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas,                                                                
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Stedman, Wagoner                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Olson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN)                                                                            
am S passed the Senate.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis 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.                                                                                           

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Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the Court Rule change.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Thomas gave notice of reconsideration (page 2756).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 29                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to bring up                                                                     
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2721). Without objection, SENATE                                                             
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 was read the second time                                                                           
and was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 29 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 166,                                                                 
relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to community                                                            
foundations, to certain educational organizations, and to certain other                                                         
charitable organizations, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                         
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 29                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas,                                                                  
Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman, Stedman                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis rose to a point of information, citing Mason's Manual                                                             
Section 121(Breaches of the Order of the House).                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 196                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD) "An Act relating to the                                                                          
handling of matters after a person's death" was read the second time.                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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Senator French, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                
adoption of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                                           
2717. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                        
NO. 196(JUD) "An Act relating to the handling of matters after a                                                                
person's death, to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, to anatomical                                                               
gifts, to donations to the anatomical gift awareness fund, to a registry                                                        
of anatomical gifts, and to organizations that handle the procurement,                                                          
distribution, or storage of all or a part of an individual's body" was                                                          
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bunde offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 5:                                                                                                                 
       Delete "$50,000"                                                                                                     
       Insert "$100,000"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bunde moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                                                
French objected.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator French rose to a point of order. President Green cautioned                                                              
members to proceed in order.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 196(JUD)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Ellis, Green, McGuire, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, French, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                                  
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis 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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD) was read                                                                           
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 196(JUD) "An Act relating to the handling of matters after a                                                                
person's death, to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, to anatomical                                                               
gifts, to donations to the anatomical gift awareness fund, to a registry                                                        
of anatomical gifts, and to organizations that handle the procurement,                                                          
distribution, or storage of all or a part of an individual's body" pass the                                                     
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 196(JUD)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD)                                                                            
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bunde gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 28                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to bring up                                                                     
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2721). Without objection, SENATE                                                             
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28 was before the Senate on                                                                           
final passage.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 28 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 196,                                                                 
relating to the handling of matters after a person's death, pass the                                                            
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 28                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Reconsideration of House Bills                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 166                                                                                                                        
Senator Thomas gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                  
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN) am S "An Act relating to                                                                         
contributions from permanent fund dividends to community                                                                        
foundations, to certain educational organizations, and to certain other                                                         
charitable organizations; relating to the execution upon permanent                                                              
fund dividends; amending Rule 89, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure;                                                              
and providing for an effective date" 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 SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN) am S "An Act relating to contributions                                                                  
from permanent fund dividends to community foundations, to certain                                                              
educational organizations, and to certain other charitable                                                                      
organizations; relating to the execution upon permanent fund                                                                    
dividends; amending Rule 89, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and                                                               
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 166(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date        Court Rule Change                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas,                                                                  
Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Stedman                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN)                                                                            
am S passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the Court Rule change.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Second Reading of House Bills                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 319                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(L&C) "An Act relating to the                                                                          
practice of dentistry, to dental assistants, and to dental hygienists" was                                                      
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Davis, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                 
adoption of the Health, Education and Social Services Senate                                                                    
Committee Substitute offered on page 2634. Without objection,                                                                   
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(HES) was                                                                                
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis 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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(HES) was read                                                                           
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 319(HES) "An Act relating to the practice of dentistry, to dental                                                           
assistants, and to dental hygienists" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                            
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 319(HES)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  3                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                     
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman, Stevens, Therriault                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(HES)                                                                            
passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 354                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 354(JUD) "An Act relating to adoptions,                                                                   
to subsidies for a hard-to-place child, to criminal sanctions for                                                               
unlawful disclosure of confidential information pertaining to a child,                                                          
to child support orders in child-in-need-of-aid and delinquency                                                                 
proceedings, and to civil actions on behalf of children in need of aid                                                          
who are injured or die while in state custody; and providing for an                                                             
effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis 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. 354(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson declared a conflict of interest.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 354(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act relating to adoptions, to subsidies for a hard-to-place child, to                                                           
criminal sanctions for unlawful disclosure of confidential information                                                          
pertaining to a child, to child support orders in child-in-need-of-aid                                                          
and delinquency proceedings, and to civil actions on behalf of children                                                         
in need of aid who are injured or die while in state custody; and                                                               
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 354(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  3                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                  
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman, Stedman, Stevens                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 354(JUD) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Second Reading of House Resolutions                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HJR 38                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38(STA) Recognizing                                                                           
the State of Israel on the 60th anniversary of its founding, was read the                                                       
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the resolution                                                             
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                               
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38(STA) was read the                                                                          
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                        
NO. 38(STA) Recognizing the State of Israel on the 60th anniversary                                                             
of its founding, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                  
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 38(STA)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  3                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                  
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Hoffman, Stedman, Stevens                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38(STA) passed                                                                        
the Senate, was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to                                                           
the House.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                            Citations                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Pete E. Payton                                                                                                    
Representative(s) Kawasaki                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Wilken, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - William Anthony Joyce                                                                                             
Representative(s) Olson                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations be                                                           
adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred to                                                          
the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                       Unfinished Business                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 344                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                              
State Affairs Committee referral be waived on HOUSE BILL NO. 344                                                                
"An Act relating to distribution of the Alaska Administrative Code and                                                          
Alaska Administrative Register; and providing for an effective date."                                                           
Without objection, the bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 226                                                                                                                        
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 226 "An Act relating to                                                                  
litigation brought by a vexatious litigant; amending Rules 3, 4, 12, and                                                        
41, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective                                                             
date" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was referred to                                                        
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                          Announcements                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                           Engrossment                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 8                                                                                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 8(FIN) "An Act relating to a mental                                                                      
health patient's right to choose the gender of hospital staff providing                                                         
intimate care to the mental health patient and to the duties of hospital                                                        
staff in caring for patients receiving mental health treatment" was                                                             
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 170                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 170(FIN) "An Act requiring that health                                                                   
care insurers offer insurance coverage for well-baby exams" was                                                                 
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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SB 226                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 226 "An Act relating to litigation brought by a                                                                 
vexatious litigant; amending Rules 3, 4, 12, and 41, Alaska Rules of                                                            
Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed,                                                            
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 166                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 166(FIN) am S "An                                                                           
Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to                                                                  
community foundations, to certain educational organizations, and to                                                             
certain other charitable organizations; relating to the execution upon                                                          
permanent fund dividends; amending Rule 89, Alaska Rules of Civil                                                               
Procedure; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed                                                           
by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 319                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(HES) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the practice of dentistry, to dental assistants, and to dental                                                      
hygienists" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                            
returned to the House for consideration.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SCR 21                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21 Establishing the                                                                            
Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force as a joint legislative task force, was                                                             
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 28                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 196, relating to the handling of                                                         
matters after a person's death, was engrossed, signed by the President                                                          
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 29                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 166, relating to contributions                                                           
from permanent fund dividends to community foundations, to certain                                                              
educational organizations, and to certain other charitable                                                                      
organizations, was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                                             
and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                           Adjournment                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 10, 2008. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 2:15 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Kirsten Waid                            
                                                                         Secretary of the Senate                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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+= HB 152 ESTABLISH RENEWABLE ENERGY FUND/ACCOUNT                                                                               
+ HB 252 LEAVE FOR ORGAN/BONE MARROW DONATIONS                                                                                  
+ HB 294 MARINE TRANSPORTATION: BOARD & DIVISION                                                                                
+ HB 296 EXTENDING BOARD OF PAROLE                                                                                              
+ HB 334 EXTENDING COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE                                                                                 
+ HB 359 PROBATION AND MINOR CONSUMING                                                                                          
+ HB 400 MITIGATING FACTOR: CARE FOR DRUG OVERDOSE                                                                              
+ HB 413 EXTENDING THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION                                                                                   
+ HB 417 NONUNION PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SALARY & BENEFIT                                                                              
+= HB 419 STATE LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENTS                                                                                       
+ HCR 13 EDUCATION FUNDING/COST FACTOR COMMISSION                                                                               
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+= HB   2 VOCATIONAL EDUC ACCOUNT                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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+ HJR 28 CONST. AM:BUDGET RES.FUND/OIL& GAS TAX                                                                                 
+ HB 226 REPEAL TERMINATION OF STEP PROGRAM                                                                                     
+ HB 373 SCHOOL BOND DEBT REIMBURSEMENT                                                                                         
+ HB 281 CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMPLAINTS/DISCLOSURE                                                                                 
+ HB 320 SEARCH & RESCUE: CERTIFICATION/WORK.COMP                                                                               
+ HB 200 WORKERS' COMP: DISEASE PRESUMPTION                                                                                     
+ HB 325 TEACHERS/HEALTH CARE PROFESS HOUSING LOAN                                                                              
+ HB  50 CHILD PLACEMENT COMPACT                                                                                                
+ HB 332 PRE-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS                                                                                         
+ HB  44 VETERAN INFO ON PFD APPLICATIONS                                                                                       
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                                       FINANCE (continued)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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                    -- Time Change --                                                                                           
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                                          STATE AFFAIRS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Apr 09              Wednesday                                          Beltz 211                9:0                            
                    -- Rescheduled from 04/08/08 --                                                                             
+= HB 368 ETHICS: LEGISLATIVE & GOV/LT GOV                                                                                      
+= HB 305 CAMPAIGN FUND RAISING DURING SESSIONS                                                                                 
+ HB 366 PFD: EXECUTION  /DISCLOSURE OF APPROPS                                                                                 
+                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10              Thursday                                           Beltz 211              10:00                            
                    -- Meeting Continued from 04/09/08 --                                                                       
+= HB 368 ETHICS: LEGISLATIVE & GOV/LT GOV                                                                                      
+ HJR 41 REPEAL OF SEC. 511 OF P.L. 109-222                                                                                     
                    Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                            
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                                         TRANSPORTATION                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10              Thursday                                   Butrovich 205                    1:0                            
                    No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                        
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                                        JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                       LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10              Thursday                                       Capitol 106                  5:0                            
                    Sanctioning of a Charitable Event:                                                                          
                    Kenai River Classic                                                                                         
                    Travel & Moving Policy Update Approval                                                                      
                    Alaska Statute Publication Contract                                                                         
                    RFP for Anchorage Office Space                                                                              
                    2008 Technology Refresh Approval                                                                            
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                                      CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                             CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 310 & HB 312                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Apr 09              Wednesday                          Senate Finance 532                       4:0                            
= HB 310 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB 312 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10              Thursday                           Senate Finance 532                       4:0                            
= HB 310 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB 312 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
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                                         OTHER MEETINGS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                          JOINT SESSION                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12              Saturday                                House Chamber                       6:0                            
                    Confirmation of Governor's Appointees