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2008-04-11 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday                    April 11, 2008                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                              Eighty-eighth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Green at 11:20 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Wilken was                                                                    
absent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Lauren Brooks. Senator                                                                  
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          The thought manifests as the word;                                                                                    
          The word manifests as the deed;                                                                                       
          The deed develops into habit;                                                                                         
          And habit hardens into character;                                                                                     
          So watch the thought and its ways with care,                                                                          
          And let it spring from love                                                                                           
          Born out of concern for all beings.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          As the shadow follows the body,                                                                                       
          as we think, so we become.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          (Sayings of the Buddha)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire 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-seventh legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                              
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
President Green stated in accordance with Rule 43(b) of the Uniform                                                             
Rules engrossment may be waived on all bills transmitted to the House                                                           
on this legislative day.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The presence of Senator Wilken was noted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Messages from the Governor                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
Message was read stating the Governor signed the following bill on                                                              
April 10 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                               
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 97(JUD) "An Act relating to identification seals                                                                  
          for certain articles created or crafted in the state by                                                               
          Alaska Native persons; relating to the Alaska State                                                                   
          Council on the Arts; and making certain                                                                               
          identification seal violations unfair trade practices."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                             Chapter 16, SLA 2008                                                                              
                            Effective Date: 7/9/08                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 263                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 10 was received, stating the House passed and                                                               
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(L&C) "An Act                                                                               
          relating to the State Board of Registration for                                                                       
          Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; and                                                                        
          relating to an exemption for persons authorized by                                                                    
          the Department of Public Safety who are engaged in                                                                    
          the design of fire detection and suppression systems                                                                  
          from registration as architects, engineers, land                                                                      
          surveyors, or landscape architects."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Messages dated April 10 were read, stating the House passed and                                                                 
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                        First Reading and Reference of                                                                       
                              House Resolutions                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HJR 2                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2(FIN) BY THE                                                                                 
HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                                                                     
          State of Alaska requiring an affirmative vote of the                                                                  
          people before any form of gambling for profit may be                                                                  
          authorized in Alaska and setting other requirements.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HCR 31                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31 BY THE HOUSE                                                                                 
FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning Senate Bill No. 185, relating to the                                                                       
          central registry of sex offenders and child kidnappers                                                                
          and to the registration requirements for sex offenders                                                                
          and child kidnappers.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Concur Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 185                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 10 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                               
185(STA)(title am) "An Act relating to the central registry of sex                                                              
offenders and child kidnappers and to the registration requirements for                                                         
sex offenders and child kidnappers; and providing for an effective                                                              
date" with the following amendment:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                                   
          185(FIN) "An Act relating to the central registry of                                                                  
          sex offenders and child kidnappers, to penalties for                                                                  
          certain sex offenders, and to the registration                                                                        
          requirements for sex offenders and child kidnappers;                                                                  
          and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
          (Title Change HCR 31)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 185(FIN)                                                                                                               
Shall the Senate Concur in the House Amendment                                                                                  
to CSSB 185(STA)(title am)?    Effective Date                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the central registry of sex offenders and child kidnappers, to                                                      
penalties for certain sex offenders, and to the registration requirements                                                       
for sex offenders and child kidnappers; and providing for an effective                                                          
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
concurrence be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                                
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HCR 31                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that HOUSE                                                                      
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31, which had been held on the                                                                        
Secretary's desk (page 2807), be taken up. Without objection, the                                                               
resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                          
NO. 31 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 185,                                                                
relating to the central registry of sex offenders and child kidnappers                                                          
and to the registration requirements for sex offenders and child                                                                
kidnappers, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                             
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HCR 31                                                                                                                          
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, HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31 passed the                                                                           
Senate, was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the                                                           
House.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 196                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire requested that the reconsideration on 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                                                           

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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" be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on                                                            
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 2:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "donations to"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, following line 23:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 7. AS 13.50.160 is amended by adding a new subsection to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
              (e)  Money appropriated to the fund may be spent for the                                                          
     purposes of the fund without further appropriation. Money                                                                  
     appropriated to the fund does not lapse."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 26, line 31:                                                                                                               
     Delete "secs. 17 - 27"                                                                                                     
     Insert "secs. 18 - 28"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                      
Senator Therriault objected, then withdrew his objection. There being                                                           
no further objection, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD) am S was                                                                           
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD) am S "An Act relating to the handling                                                                   
of matters after a person's death, to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act,                                                          
to anatomical gifts, to the anatomical gift awareness fund, to a registry                                                       

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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) am S                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD)                                                                            
am S passed the Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the                                                               
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Concur Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 202                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 10 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned for consideration SENATE BILL NO. 202 "An Act relating                                                                 
to expenditures in aid of or to implement the provisions of the federal                                                         
Real ID Act" with the following amendment:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
 HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 202(STA)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 202(STA)                                                                                                                 
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                                            
Amendment to SB 202?                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde                                                                                                                    

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and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 202(STA) "An Act relating to                                                                       
expenditures in aid of or to implement the provisions of the federal                                                            
Real ID Act."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 230                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 10 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned for consideration CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 230(FIN) am "An Act establishing the film office                                                                
in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                                          
Development; creating a transferable tax credit applicable to certain                                                           
film production expenditures incurred in the state; and providing for                                                           
an effective date" with the following amendment:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                           
          SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 230(FIN)                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CS SSSB 230(FIN)                                                                                                            
Shall the Senate Concur in the House Amendment                                                                                  
to CSSSSB 230(FIN) am? Effective Dates                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HCS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL                                                                               
NO. 230(FIN) "An Act establishing the film office in the Department                                                             

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of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development; creating a                                                                    
transferable tax credit applicable to certain film production                                                                   
expenditures incurred in the state; and providing for an effective date."                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
concurrence be considered the vote on the effective date clauses.                                                               
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 243                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 10 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 243(HES)                                                                      
"An Act relating to the duties and powers of the Alaska Commission                                                              
on Aging and the Department of Health and Social Services" with the                                                             
following amendment:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
 HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 243(FIN)                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 243(FIN)                                                                                                               
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                                            
Amendment to CSSB 243(HES)?                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 243(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the duties and powers of the Alaska Commission on Aging                                                             
and the Department of Health and Social Services."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                                                
dated April 9 was received, stating the monetary terms for the                                                                  
collective bargaining agreement reached with the Public Employees                                                               
Local 71 representing the Labor, Trades and Crafts Unit in accordance                                                           
with AS 23.40.215.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
President Green referred the monetary terms of agreement to the                                                                 
Finance Committee.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                                                
dated April 9 was received, stating the monetary terms for the                                                                  
collective bargaining agreement reached with the Public Safety                                                                  
Employees Association in accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
President Green referred the monetary terms of agreement to the                                                                 
Finance Committee.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                           
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Report to the Governor and State Legislature, March 4, 2008                                                                     
from John Aho, Chairman                                                                                                         
Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission                                                                                        
Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys                                                                                  
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
in accordance with AS 44.37.067                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 306                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An                                                                      
Act relating to the adoption of conservation, development, and                                                                  
utilization regulations by the Board of Game to address concerns                                                                

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relating to public assets." Signing do pass: Senator Huggins, Chair;                                                            
Senator Green. Signing no recommendation: Senators Stedman,                                                                     
Stevens.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 2                                                                                                                          
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 2 "An Act                                                                       
relating to the vocational education account and appropriations from                                                            
that account; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it                                                           
be replaced with                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) "An                                                                               
          Act relating to unemployment contributions for the                                                                    
          Alaska technical and vocational education program                                                                     
          and to the allocation of money appropriated to the                                                                    
          Alaska Workforce Investment Board; relating to the                                                                    
          vocational education account and appropriations from                                                                  
          that account; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
          (Title Change SCR 34)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Elton, Huggins, Olson. Signing no recommendation: Senator Thomas.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                       
      Development                                                                                                               
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Education and Early                                                                       
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 4, University of Alaska                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 152                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
152(FIN) "An Act establishing a renewable energy project account                                                                
and a renewable energy fund and describing their uses and purposes"                                                             
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                   
          152(FIN) "An Act establishing a renewable energy                                                                      
          grant fund and describing its uses and purposes;                                                                      
          establishing a renewable energy grant                                                                                 
          recommendation program; for the fiscal year ending                                                                    
          June 30, 2009, authorizing the Alaska Energy                                                                          
          Authority to distribute renewable energy grants and                                                                   
          setting out the procedures to be followed to award                                                                    
          those grants; establishing a state heating assistance                                                                 
          program in addition to the federal heating assistance                                                                 
          program; establishing an Alaska Renewable Energy                                                                      
          Task Force; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
          (Title Change SCR 32)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Elton, Thomas. Signing no recommendation: Senators Dyson,                                                                       
Huggins, Olson.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 5, Senate Finance Committee                                                                                
           Fiscal Note No. 6, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
     Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                
           Fiscal Note No. 8, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 294                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                                 
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 294(TRA) am "An Act                                                                               
establishing the Alaska Marine Transportation Advisory Board and                                                                
setting out its powers and duties; making conforming amendments;                                                                
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                                             
with                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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                         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                          
          SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 294(FIN)                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Stedman, Cochair. Signing no                                                                           
recommendation: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Thomas,                                                               
Huggins, Olson.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                                           
      Facilities                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 320                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
320(FIN) "An Act relating to search and rescue training and search                                                              
and rescue parties; requiring certain search and rescue volunteers to be                                                        
considered state employees for purposes of workers' compensation                                                                
coverage; and allowing political subdivisions to elect to provide                                                               
workers' compensation insurance coverage for search and rescue                                                                  
personnel." Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair;                                                                
Senators Elton, Thomas, Huggins. Signing amend: Senator Hoffman,                                                                
Cochair; Senator Olson.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 7, Senate Finance Committee                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
        Fiscal Note No. 2, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                         
     Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Public Safety                                                                             
          Fiscal Note No. 6, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                           
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 325                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
325(FIN) "An Act relating to the teachers' and health care                                                                      
professionals' housing loan program in the Alaska Housing Finance                                                               

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Corporation; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                                             
Senators Hoffman, Stedman; Cochairs; Senators Elton, Thomas,                                                                    
Huggins. Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Revenue                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 332                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
332(FIN)(title am) "An Act defining an elementary school to include                                                             
certain pre-elementary programs and relating to counting pre-                                                                   
elementary students in a school's average daily membership." Signing                                                            
do pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Thomas, Huggins.                                                             
Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senator                                                                    
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                 
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 373                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 373 "An Act                                                                     
extending specified public school bond debt reimbursement; and                                                                  
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 373(FIN) "An                                                                             
          Act relating to school construction and maintenance                                                                   
          grants; extending specified public school bond debt                                                                   
          reimbursement; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
          (Title Change SCR 31)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senators Elton, Thomas,                                                              
Huggins. Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
        Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Education and                                                          
      Early Development                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 417                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
417(FIN) am "An Act relating to the compensation for certain public                                                             
officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining                                                         
agreements; relating to pay increments for longevity in state service;                                                          
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                                             
with                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                   
          417(FIN) "An Act relating to the compensation for                                                                     
          certain public officials, officers, and employees not                                                                 
          covered by collective bargaining agreements, to pay                                                                   
          increments for longevity in state service, and to a                                                                   
          State Officers Compensation Commission; providing                                                                     
          for an effective date by repealing the effective dates                                                                
          of certain sections of ch. 124, SLA 1986; and                                                                         
          providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
          (Title change SCR 33)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs;                                                                 
Senator Olson. Signing do pass: Senators Elton, Thomas, Huggins.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
  Fiscal Note No. 2, Alaska Court System                                                                                        
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Office of the Governor                                                                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Legislative Agency                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Committee Reports                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 310                                                                                                                        
The following report was received and distributed at 8:37 p.m.,                                                                 
April 10:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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                                                               April 10, 2008                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Madam President:                                                                                                                
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considering SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 310(FIN)                                                                        
am S(brf sup maj fld S) and CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 310(FIN) am                                                                   
recommends the                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 310                                                                                  
          "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                   
          loan program expenses of state government, for                                                                        
          certain programs, and to capitalize funds; making                                                                     
          appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution                                                                
          of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective                                                                
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
be adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Hoffman, Chair, Senators Stedman,                                                                   
Dyson; Representative Chenault, Chair, Representatives Meyer, Joule.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
President Green stated the report would be held on the Secretary's                                                              
desk.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 312                                                                                                                        
The following report was received and distributed at 8:37 p.m,                                                                  
April 10:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                               April 10, 2008                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Madam President:                                                                                                                
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considering SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 312(FIN)                                                                        
and CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 312(FIN) recommends the                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 312                                                                                  
          "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                   
          capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                            
          comprehensive mental health program; and providing                                                                    
          for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
be adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Hoffman, Chair, Senators Stedman,                                                                   
Dyson; Representative Chenault, Chair, Representatives Meyer, Joule.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
President Green stated the report would be held on the Secretary's                                                              
desk.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 30                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE,                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 368, amending the                                                                           
          Legislative Ethics Act to modify the limitation on                                                                    
          political fund raising by legislators and legislative                                                                 
          employees during legislative sessions, to allow                                                                       
          legislators and legislative employees to accept certain                                                               
          gifts from lobbyists, to clarify the Legislative Ethics                                                               
          Act as it relates to legislative volunteers and                                                                       
          educational trainees, to reduce the frequency of                                                                      
          publication of summaries by the Select Committee on                                                                   
          Legislative Ethics, and to revise procedures and fines                                                                
          related to the late filing of disclosures required by the                                                             
          Legislative Ethics Act.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 31                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 373, relating to school                                                                     
          construction funding.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 152, establishing a                                                                         
          renewable energy project account and a renewable                                                                      
          energy fund and describing their uses and purposes.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 33                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 417, relating to the                                                                        
          compensation for certain public officials, officers,                                                                  
          and employees not covered by collective bargaining                                                                    
          agreements; and relating to pay increments for                                                                        
          longevity in state service.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 34                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 2, relating to the                                                                          
          vocational education account and appropriations from                                                                  
          that account.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 147                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(RLS) "An Act relating to matching                                                                     
funds and state money for state tourism marketing contracts with trade                                                          
associations; 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. 147(RLS) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators McGuire, Stedman, Wilken, Huggins, Therriault, Stevens,                                                                
Kookesh, Thomas, Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                  
shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(RLS) "An                                                                   
Act relating to matching funds and state money for state tourism                                                                
marketing contracts with trade associations; and providing for an                                                               
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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CSHB 147(RLS)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(RLS) 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 clauses.                                                       
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN) "An Act establishing a                                                                           
renewable energy project account and a renewable energy fund and                                                                
describing their uses and purposes" 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 2816. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 152(FIN) "An Act establishing a renewable energy grant                                                                 
fund and describing its uses and purposes; establishing a renewable                                                             
energy grant recommendation program; for the fiscal year ending June                                                            
30, 2009, authorizing the Alaska Energy Authority to distribute                                                                 
renewable energy grants and setting out the procedures to be followed                                                           
to award those grants; establishing a state heating assistance program                                                          
in addition to the federal heating assistance program; establishing an                                                          
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force; and providing for an effective                                                              
date" (Title change SCR 32) was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 3, line 28:                                                                                                                
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
     Insert "given to a project that serves an area in which the average                                                       
per capita cost of energy to residents of the area exceeds the average                                                          
per capita cost to residents of other"                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Objections were heard.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                    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                                                         
12:22 p.m.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 1:11 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Second Reading of House Bills (continued)                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
establishing a renewable energy grant fund and describing its uses and                                                          
purposes; establishing a renewable energy grant recommendation                                                                  
program; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, authorizing the                                                              
Alaska Energy Authority to distribute renewable energy grants and                                                               
setting out the procedures to be followed to award those grants;                                                                
establishing a state heating assistance program in addition to the                                                              
federal heating assistance program; establishing an Alaska Renewable                                                            
Energy Task Force; and providing for an effective date" with                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 pending, was before the Senate in second reading.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to move SENATE                                                                  
CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN), with pending                                                                             
Amendment No. 1, to the bottom of the calendar. Without objection, it                                                           
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Cowdery called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 200                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 200(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                          
presumption of coverage for a workers' compensation claim for                                                                   
disability as a result of certain diseases for certain fire fighters" 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. 200(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, McGuire, Elton, Ellis, Therriault, Stevens                                                               
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on                                                              
the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 200(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to the presumption of coverage for a workers'                                                                      
compensation claim for disability as a result of certain diseases for                                                           
certain fire fighters" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 200(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Wagoner                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 200(FIN) passed the Senate, was                                                                   
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 281                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 281(RLS) am "An Act requiring                                                                             
candidates to disclose certain information about all contributors under                                                         
AS 15.13; relating to the preservation of records required to be kept by                                                        

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candidates, groups, nongroup entities, or persons under AS 15.13;                                                               
relating to records required to be kept by certain lobbyists and persons                                                        
who employ, retain, or contract for the services of lobbyists; relating                                                         
to complaints filed with the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics;                                                            
relating to administrative complaints filed with the Alaska Public                                                              
Offices Commission; relating to the statute of limitations for civil                                                            
actions brought under AS 39.50; extending the statute of limitations                                                            
for prosecutions of violations of the Alaska Election Code; 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 2773. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 281(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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 281(FIN) was read the                                                                       
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, Therriault, Ellis, Elton, French 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. 281(FIN) "An Act requiring candidates to disclose certain                                                                   
information about all contributors under AS 15.13; relating to the                                                              
preservation of records required to be kept by candidates, groups,                                                              
nongroup entities, or persons under AS 15.13; relating to records                                                               
required to be kept by certain lobbyists and persons who employ,                                                                
retain, or contract for the services of lobbyists; relating to complaints                                                       
filed with the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics; relating to                                                              
administrative complaints filed with the Alaska Public Offices                                                                  
Commission; relating to the statute of limitations for civil actions                                                            
brought under AS 39.50; extending the statute of limitations for                                                                
prosecutions of violations of the Alaska Election Code; and providing                                                           
for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               

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SCS CSHB 281(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                               
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 281(FIN)                                                                            
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 clauses.                                                       
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 286                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 286 "An Act relating to impersonating a public                                                                   
servant" was read the second time                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator French, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                
adoption of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                                           
2667. Senator Therriault objected, then withdrew his objection. There                                                           
being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                        
286(JUD) 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 HOUSE BILL NO. 286(JUD) was read the third                                                                        
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senators Therriault, Bunde, Wagoner, Stevens, French, Dyson,                                                                    
Thomas, McGuire, Stedman moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                   
be shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so                                                            
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                         
286(JUD) "An Act relating to impersonating a public servant" pass the                                                           
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 286(JUD)                                                                                                                 
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(JUD) passed the                                                                        
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 286                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
HOUSE BILL NO. 286(JUD) 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 HOUSE                                                                     
BILL NO. 286(JUD) "An Act relating to impersonating a public                                                                    
servant" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                                
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 286(JUD)                                                                                                                 
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(JUD) passed the                                                                        
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 297                                                                                                                        
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" 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. 297(RLS) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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" pass the                                                           
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 297(RLS)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 297(RLS) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to move CS FOR                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 307(FIN) "An Act relating to penalizing certain                                                                  
misdemeanor domestic violence assaults as felonies" to the bottom of                                                            
the calendar. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 320                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 320(FIN) "An Act relating to search and                                                                   
rescue training and search and rescue parties; requiring certain search                                                         
and rescue volunteers to be considered state employees for purposes of                                                          
workers' compensation coverage; and allowing political subdivisions                                                             
to elect to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for                                                                
search and rescue personnel" 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. 320(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 320(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to search and rescue training and search and rescue                                                                
parties; requiring certain search and rescue volunteers to be considered                                                        
state employees for purposes of workers' compensation coverage; and                                                             
allowing political subdivisions to elect to provide workers'                                                                    
compensation insurance coverage for search and rescue personnel"                                                                
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 320(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 HOUSE BILL NO. 320(FIN) passed the Senate, was                                                                   
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 368                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 368(FIN) am "An Act amending the                                                                          
Legislative Ethics Act to modify the limitation on political fund                                                               
raising by legislators and legislative employees during legislative                                                             
sessions, to allow legislators and legislative employees to accept                                                              
certain gifts from lobbyists, to clarify the Legislative Ethics Act as it                                                       
relates to legislative volunteers and educational trainees, to reduce the                                                       

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frequency of publication of summaries by the Select Committee on                                                                
Legislative Ethics, and to revise procedures and fines related to the                                                           
late filing of disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act" was                                                          
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                            
page 2775. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 368(STA) "An Act relating to allowing legislators and                                                                  
legislative employees to accept certain gifts from lobbyists, to                                                                
clarifying the Legislative Ethics Act as it relates to legislative                                                              
volunteers and educational trainees, to reducing the frequency of                                                               
publication of summaries by the Select Committee on Legislative                                                                 
Ethics, and to revising procedures and fines related to the late filing of                                                      
disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act" (Title change SCR                                                           
30) was adopted.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 5, following "Act":                                                                                              
     Insert "; amending prohibitions in the Regulation of Lobbying                                                            
Act on gifts to a legislator or legislative employee"                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 6:                                                                                                       
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Section 1. AS 24.45.121(a) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (a)  A lobbyist may not                                                                                               
              (1)  engage in any activity as a lobbyist before registering                                                      
     under AS 24.45.041;                                                                                                        
              (2)  do anything with the intent of placing a public official                                                     
     under personal obligation to the lobbyist or to the lobbyist's                                                             
     employer;                                                                                                                  
              (3)  intentionally deceive or attempt to deceive any public                                                       
     official with regard to any material fact pertinent to pending or                                                          
     proposed legislative or administrative action;                                                                             
              (4)  cause or influence the introduction of a legislative                                                         
     measure solely for the purpose of thereafter being employed to                                                             
     secure its passage or its defeat;                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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              (5)  cause a communication to be sent to a public official                                                        
     in the name of any fictitious person or in the name of any real                                                            
     person, except with the consent of that person;                                                                            
              (6)  accept or agree to accept any payment in any way                                                             
     contingent upon the defeat, enactment, or outcome of any                                                                   
     proposed legislative or administrative action;                                                                             
              (7)  serve as a member of a state board or commission, if                                                         
     the lobbyist's employer may receive direct economic benefit from                                                           
     a decision of that board or commission;                                                                                    
              (8)  serve as a campaign manager or director, serve as a                                                          
     campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer on a finance or                                                            
     fund-raising committee, host a fund-raising event, directly or                                                             
     indirectly collect contributions for, or deliver contributions to, a                                                       
     candidate, or otherwise engage in the fund-raising activity of a                                                           
     legislative campaign or campaign for governor or lieutenant                                                                
     governor if the lobbyist has registered, or is required to register, as                                                    
     a lobbyist under this chapter, during the calendar year; this                                                              
     paragraph does not apply to a representational lobbyist as defined                                                         
     in the regulations of the Alaska Public Offices Commission, and                                                            
     does not prohibit a lobbyist from making personal contributions to                                                         
     a candidate as authorized by AS 15.13 or personally advocating on                                                          
     behalf of a candidate;                                                                                                     
              (9)  offer, solicit, initiate, facilitate, or provide to or on                                                    
     behalf of a person covered by AS 24.60 a gift, other than food or                                                          
     beverage for immediate consumption or a compassionate gift                                                             
     under AS 24.60.075; however, this paragraph does not prohibit a                                                        
     lobbyist from providing                                                                                                    
                   (A)  a gift to a legislator or legislative employee                                                      
          who is a member of the lobbyist's immediate family as                                                             
          defined in AS 24.60.990(a), if the gift is unconnected to the                                                     
          recipient's legislative status;                                                                                   
                   (B)  tickets to a charity event described in                                                             
          AS 24.60.080(a)(2)(B); [,] or                                                                                     
                   (C)  a contribution to a charity event under                                                             
          AS 24.60.080(c)(10);                                                                                                  
              (10)  make or offer a gift or a campaign contribution                                                             
     whose acceptance by the person to whom it is offered would                                                                 
     violate AS 24.60 or AS 39.52."                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 1, line 7:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                       
     Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Without 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. 368(STA) am S was                                                                           
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 368(STA) am S "An Act relating to allowing legislators and                                                                  
legislative employees to accept certain gifts from lobbyists, to                                                                
clarifying the Legislative Ethics Act as it relates to legislative                                                              
volunteers and educational trainees, to reducing the frequency of                                                               
publication of summaries by the Select Committee on Legislative                                                                 
Ethics, and to revising procedures and fines related to the late filing of                                                      
disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act; amending                                                                    
prohibitions in the Regulation of Lobbying Act on gifts to a legislator                                                         
or legislative employee" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                          
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 368(STA) am S                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 368(STA) am                                                                         
S passed the Senate.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens gave notice of reconsideration (page 2839).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCR 30                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                      
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2821). Without objection, it was so                                                          
ordered and the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 30 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 368,                                                                 
amending the Legislative Ethics Act to modify the limitation on                                                                 
political fund raising by legislators and legislative employees during                                                          
legislative sessions, to allow legislators and legislative employees to                                                         
accept certain gifts from lobbyists, to clarify the Legislative Ethics Act                                                      
as it relates to legislative volunteers and educational trainees, to reduce                                                     
the frequency of publication of summaries by the Select Committee on                                                            
Legislative Ethics, and to revise procedures and fines related to the                                                           
late filing of disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act, pass                                                         
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 30                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30 passed the                                                                          
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration (page 2840).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 373                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 373 "An Act extending specified public school                                                                    
bond debt reimbursement; and providing for an effective date" was                                                               
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                              
page 2818. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                      
373(FIN) "An Act relating to school construction and maintenance                                                                
grants; extending specified public school bond debt reimbursement;                                                              
and providing for an effective date" (Title change SCR 31) 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 HOUSE BILL NO. 373(FIN) was read the third                                                                        
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                         
373(FIN) "An Act relating to school construction and maintenance                                                                
grants; extending specified public school bond debt reimbursement;                                                              
and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                             
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 373(FIN)                                                                                                                 
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 373(FIN) 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 referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 31                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                      
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2822). Without objection, it was so                                                          
ordered and the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 31 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 373,                                                                 
relating to school construction funding, pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                         
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 31                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 417                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 417(FIN) am "An Act relating to the                                                                       
compensation for certain public officials, officers, and employees not                                                          
covered by collective bargaining agreements; relating to pay                                                                    
increments for longevity in state service; 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 2819. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 417(FIN) "An Act relating to the compensation for certain                                                              
public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective                                                             
bargaining agreements, to pay increments for longevity in state                                                                 
service, and to a State Officers Compensation Commission; providing                                                             
for an effective date by repealing the effective dates of certain sections                                                      
of ch. 124, SLA 1986; and providing for an effective date" (Title                                                               
change SCR 33) 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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 417(FIN) was read the                                                                       
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 417(FIN) "An Act relating to the compensation for certain public                                                            
officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining                                                         
agreements, to pay increments for longevity in state service, and to a                                                          
State Officers Compensation Commission; providing for an effective                                                              
date by repealing the effective dates of certain sections of ch. 124,                                                           
SLA 1986; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The                                                            
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 417(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 417(FIN)                                                                            
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 clauses.                                                       
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 33                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                      
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2822). Without objection, it was so                                                          
ordered and the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 33 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 417,                                                                 
relating to the compensation for certain public officials, officers, and                                                        
employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and                                                                  
relating to pay increments for longevity in state service, pass the                                                             
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCR 33                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 368                                                                                                                        
Senator Stevens gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 368(STA) am S 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. 368(STA) am S "An Act relating to allowing                                                                       
legislators and legislative employees to accept certain gifts from                                                              
lobbyists, to clarifying the Legislative Ethics Act as it relates to                                                            
legislative volunteers and educational trainees, to reducing the                                                                
frequency of publication of summaries by the Select Committee on                                                                
Legislative Ethics, and to revising procedures and fines related to the                                                         
late filing of disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act;                                                              
amending prohibitions in the Regulation of Lobbying Act on gifts to a                                                           
legislator or legislative employee" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                              
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 368(STA) am S                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 368(STA) am                                                                         
S passed the Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the                                                                  
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
President Green lifted the call.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                    Recess                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in recess to 5:30 p.m. Without objection, the Senate recessed at                                                          
2:52 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 6:27 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                    Reconsideration of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 30                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE                                                                          
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30 and moved and asked                                                                                
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Without objection,                                                          
the resolution was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                       
RESOLUTION NO. 30 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                 
Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill                                                            
No. 368, amending the Legislative Ethics Act to modify the limitation                                                           

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on political fund raising by legislators and legislative employees                                                              
during legislative sessions, to allow legislators and legislative                                                               
employees to accept certain gifts from lobbyists, to clarify the                                                                
Legislative Ethics Act as it relates to legislative volunteers and                                                              
educational trainees, to reduce the frequency of publication of                                                                 
summaries by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, and to                                                                 
revise procedures and fines related to the late filing of disclosures                                                           
required by the Legislative Ethics Act, pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                          
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 30                                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30 passed the                                                                          
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
return to messages from the House. Without objection, the Senate                                                                
returned to:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                               Concur Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 231                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 11 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 231(HES)                                                                      
"An Act relating to the Alaska housing trust fund and to the Alaska                                                             
Council on the Homeless; and providing for an effective date" with the                                                          
following amendment:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                                   
          231(FIN) "An Act relating to powers of the Alaska                                                                     
          Housing Finance Corporation involving                                                                                 

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             homelessness, housing retention, and transition from                                                              
              dependency on low-cost housing; and providing for                                                                
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
          (Title change HCR 34)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved that the message be held on the Secretary's desk.                                                           
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 255                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 11 was read, stating the House passed and                                                                   
returned for consideration SENATE BILL NO. 255 "An Act relating                                                                 
to refunding of certain outstanding bonds issued by the Alaska                                                                  
Industrial Development and Export Authority concerning the                                                                      
Snettisham hydroelectric project and related assets; and providing for                                                          
an effective date" with the following amendment:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE BILL NO. 255 am H "An Act relating to refunding                                                                     
     of certain outstanding bonds issued by the Alaska Industrial                                                               
     Development and Export Authority concerning the                                                                            
     Snettisham hydroelectric project and related assets; relating to                                                           
     a municipal tax exemption for certain assets and projects of                                                               
     the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority;                                                                    
     providing for an effective date by amending an effective date                                                              
     in sec. 3, ch. 117, SLA 2000, as amended by sec. 2, ch. 74,                                                                
     SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
     (Title change HCR 33)                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved that the message be held on the Secretary's desk.                                                           
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 50                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
50(JUD) "An Act relating to the Interstate Compact for the Placement                                                            
of Children; establishing an interstate commission for the placement of                                                         
children; amending Rules 4 and 24(b), Alaska Rules of Civil                                                                     
Procedure; and providing for an effective date." Signing no                                                                     
recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senator Olson. Signing                                                                
do pass: Senators Elton, Thomas.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 65                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
65(FIN) "An Act relating to breaches of security involving personal                                                             
information, credit report and credit score security freezes, protection                                                        
of social security numbers, care of records, disposal of records,                                                               
identity theft, credit cards, and debit cards, and to the jurisdiction of                                                       
the office of administrative hearings; amending Rules 60 and 82,                                                                
Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date"                                                           
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                      
       65(FIN) "An Act relating to breaches of security                                                                         
       involving personal information, credit report and credit                                                                 
       score security freezes, protection of social security                                                                    
       numbers, care of records, disposal of records, identity                                                                  
       theft, credit cards, and debit cards, disclosure of the                                                                  
       names and addresses of permanent fund dividend                                                                           
       applicants, and to the jurisdiction of the office of                                                                     
       administrative hearings; amending Rules 60 and 82,                                                                       
       Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an                                                                    
       effective date." (Title change SCR 35)                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs;                                                                 
Senator Olson. Signing do pass: Senators Elton, Thomas, Huggins.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Office of the Governor                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Administration                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 226                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
226(FIN) "An Act extending the termination of the state training and                                                            
employment program; requiring a review of the program; and                                                                      
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                       
          226(FIN)                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senator                                                                    
Olson. Signing do pass: Senators Elton, Thomas.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                           
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 8, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                           
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 314                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
314(FIN) am "An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of                                                               
general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of state                                                            
transportation projects; and providing for an effective date" and                                                               
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                       
          314(FIN)                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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, Office of the Governor                                                                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 366                                                                                                                        
The Finance 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 no recommendation: Senator                                                            
Stedman, Cochair; Senator Olson. Signing do pass: Senators Elton,                                                               
Thomas.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Corrections                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Revenue                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 35                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 65, relating to breaches of                                                                 
          security involving personal information, credit report                                                                
          and credit score security freezes, protection of social                                                               
          security numbers, care of records, disposal of                                                                        
          records, identity theft, credit cards, and debit cards,                                                               
          and to the jurisdiction of the office of administrative                                                               
          hearings; and amending Rules 60 and 82, Alaska                                                                        
          Rules of Civil Procedure.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 419                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(FIN) "An Act relating to state lease-                                                                 
purchases of equipment and other personal property; 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 2777. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 419(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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(FIN) was read the                                                                       
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 419(FIN) "An Act relating to state lease-purchases of equipment                                                             
and other personal property; and providing for an effective date" pass                                                          
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 419(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(FIN)                                                                            
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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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 effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of House Resolutions                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 19                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(STA) Encouraging                                                                           
repeal of the Real ID Act of 2005, 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.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(STA) was read the                                                                          
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                        
NO. 19(STA) Encouraging repeal of the Real ID Act of 2005, pass the                                                             
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 19(STA)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                                 
Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(STA) passed                                                                        
the Senate.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                                               
cross sponsors on the resolution. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(STA) was signed by                                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 24                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24 am Opposing any law that                                                                          
would establish a federal insurance regulatory system, was read the                                                             
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                 
adoption of the Labor and Commerce Senate Committee Substitute                                                                  
offered on page 2746. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24(L&C) was adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the resolution                                                             
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                          
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24(L&C) was                                                                            
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                            
RESOLUTION NO. 24(L&C) Opposing any law that would establish                                                                    
a federal insurance regulatory system, pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                           
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS HJR 24(L&C)                                                                                                                 
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, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                
24(L&C) passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HJR 41                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 41(RLS) 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                                                               
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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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.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 41(RLS) was read the                                                                          
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                        
NO. 41(RLS) Urging the United States Congress to repeal sec. 511 of                                                             
P.L. 109-222 (Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of                                                                 
2005), pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 41(RLS)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 41(RLS) passed                                                                        
the Senate, was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to                                                           
the House.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HCR 13                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13(FIN)                                                                                  
Establishing and relating to the Education Funding District Cost                                                                
Factor Commission, 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 2778. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13(FIN) was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 18:                                                                                                                
     Delete "2009"                                                                                                              
     Insert "2010"                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Page 2, line 21:                                                                                                                
     Delete "2009"                                                                                                              
     Insert "2010"                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                                               
cross sponsor on the resolution. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                           
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13(FIN) am S Establishing and                                                                         
relating to the Education Funding District Cost Factor Commission,                                                              
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHCR 13(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Second 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, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                                                   
RESOLUTION NO. 13(FIN) am S passed the Senate and was referred                                                                  
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
establishing a renewable energy grant fund and describing its uses and                                                          
purposes; establishing a renewable energy grant recommendation                                                                  
program; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, authorizing the                                                              
Alaska Energy Authority to distribute renewable energy grants and                                                               
setting out the procedures to be followed to award those grants;                                                                
establishing a state heating assistance program in addition to the                                                              
federal  heating assistance program; establishing an Alaska Renewable                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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Energy Task Force; and providing for an effective date" which had                                                               
been moved to the bottom of the calendar (page 2825), was before the                                                            
Senate in second reading with Amendment No. 1 pending.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw                                                                   
Amendment No. 1. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 2 was not offered at this time.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 3 was not offered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 4 was not offered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 5:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 28:                                                                                                                
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
      Insert "given to projects that serve any area in which the average                                                       
cost of energy to each resident of the area exceeds the average cost to                                                         
each resident of other"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 5.                                                                      
Senator McGuire objected, then withdrew her objection. There being                                                              
no further objection, Amendment No. 5 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 6, line 6, following "geothermal,":                                                                                        
 Insert "wasteheat recovery,"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 2 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. 152(FIN) am S was                                                                           
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 152(FIN) am S "An Act establishing a renewable energy grant                                                                 
fund and describing its uses and purposes; establishing a renewable                                                             
energy grant recommendation program; for the fiscal year ending June                                                            
30, 2009, authorizing the Alaska Energy Authority to distribute                                                                 
renewable energy grants and setting out the procedures to be followed                                                           
to award those grants; establishing a state heating assistance program                                                          
in addition to the federal heating assistance program; establishing an                                                          
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force; and providing for an effective                                                              
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 152(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(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.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration (page 2853).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                      
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2822). Without objection, it was so                                                          
ordered and the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 32 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 152,                                                                 
establishing a renewable energy project account and a renewable                                                                 
energy fund and describing their uses and purposes, pass the Senate?"                                                           
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   

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SCR 32                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32 passed the                                                                          
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration (page 2854)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am S 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. 152(FIN) am S "An Act establishing a renewable                                                                   
energy grant fund and describing its uses and purposes; establishing a                                                          
renewable energy grant recommendation program; for the fiscal year                                                              
ending June 30, 2009, authorizing the Alaska Energy Authority to                                                                
distribute renewable energy grants and setting out the procedures to be                                                         
followed to award those grants; establishing a state heating assistance                                                         
program in addition to the federal heating assistance program;                                                                  
establishing an Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force; and providing                                                               
for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 152(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(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 and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                    Reconsideration of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE                                                                        
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32 and moved and asked                                                                                
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Without objection,                                                          
the resolution was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                       
RESOLUTION NO. 32 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                 
Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill                                                            
No. 152, establishing a renewable energy project account and a                                                                  
renewable energy fund and describing their uses and purposes, pass                                                              
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                          
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                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32 passed the                                                                          
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to return to                                                                    
messages from the House. Without objection, the Senate returned to:                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 255                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 11 was read, stating the Speaker respectfully                                                               
requests the following be returned:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 255 am H "An Act relating to refunding of                                                                       
certain outstanding bonds issued by the Alaska Industrial                                                                       
Development and Export Authority concerning the Snettisham                                                                      
hydroelectric project and related assets; relating to a municipal tax                                                           
exemption for certain assets and projects of the Alaska Industrial                                                              
Development and Export Authority; providing for an effective date by                                                            
amending an effective date in sec. 3, ch. 117, SLA 2000, as amended                                                             
by sec. 2, ch. 74, SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date"                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 255                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to refunding of certain outstanding bonds issued by                                                            
the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority concerning                                                               
the Snettisham hydroelectric project and related assets; and providing                                                          
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
President Green stated the bill would be returned to the House as                                                               
requested. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(FIN) "An Act relating to penalizing                                                                   
certain misdemeanor domestic violence assaults as felonies" 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                                                           
2633. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                        
NO. 307(JUD) "An Act relating to penalizing certain misdemeanor                                                                 
assaults as felonies" (Title change SCR23) was adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE CS                                                                  
FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) be held in second                                                                            
reading. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Chugiak High School Law Team 2008 Alaska Mock Trial                                                                  
State Champions                                                                                                                 
Senator(s) Dyson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton,                                                                   
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Stoltze                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair & 2008 Winners                                                                
Senator(s) Elton, Stedman, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson,                                                                 
Ellis, French, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stevens,                                                              
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Kerttula, Doll                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - UAF Nanook Rifle Team 2008 NCAA National                                                                             
Champions                                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Thomas, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                              
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - West Valley High School 2008 Graduating Class                                                                        
Senator(s) Thomas, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                              
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Henry and Dolly Deacon 60 Wedding Anniversary                                                                        
Senator(s) Kookesh, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Salmon                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - House Sergeant-At-Arms, House Assistant Sergeant-At-                                                                 
Arms, House Pages                                                                                                               
Representative(s) Coghill                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Therriault, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                              
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kathy Lopeman 2008 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award                                                                  
Recipient                                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Olson                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Wagoner, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                               th                                                                                               
Commemorating - The 100 Anniversary of the City of Cordova                                                                      
Representative(s) Thomas                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Kookesh, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - George Attla Jr.                                                                                                     
Representative(s) Salmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Kookesh, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Carol Comeau                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Holmes                                                                                                        
Senator(s) French, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                  
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - LuLu "Lu" Middleton                                                                                               
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Bruce Martin Smith                                                                                                
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Bruce Randall Morton Jr.                                                                                          
Representative(s) Stoltze                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Huggins, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Michael Charles O'Leary                                                                                           
Senator(s) Kookesh, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis,                                                                 
Elton, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
Representative(s) Thomas                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that the following                                                              
citations be made a special order of business. Without objection, it was                                                        
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Order of Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Representative Mary "Akalleq" Nelson                                                                                 
Representative(s) Joule                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Olson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                            
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                               
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Shirley Ann Weyiouanna                                                                                            
Senator(s) Olson, Green, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton,                                                            
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault,                                                               
Thomas, Wagoner, 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.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
President Green lifted the call.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption of                                                             
the first supplemental calendar. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE CS                                                                  
FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) "An Act relating to                                                                          
penalizing certain misdemeanor assaults as felonies" be moved after                                                             
the first supplemental calendar. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
               Consideration of the First Supplemental Calendar                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 306                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An Act relating to the adoption of                                                                         
conservation, development, and utilization regulations by the Board of                                                          
Game to address concerns relating to public assets" was read the                                                                
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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 BILL NO. 306 was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An Act relating                                                                 
to the adoption of conservation, development, and utilization                                                                   
regulations by the Board of Game to address concerns relating to                                                                
public assets" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                          
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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SB 306                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                                 
McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                  
Wilken                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Wielechowski                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 306 passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                       Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 306                                                                                                                        
Senator Stevens gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE BILL                                                                   
NO. 306 "An Act relating to the adoption of conservation,                                                                       
development, and utilization regulations by the Board of Game to                                                                
address concerns relating to public assets" and moved and asked                                                                 
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Senator                                                                     
Wielechowski objected.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the reconsideration be taken up at this                                                              
time?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 306                                                                                                                          
Take up Reconsideration?                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                                 
McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                  
Wilken                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Wielechowski                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An                                                                 
Act relating to the adoption of conservation, development, and                                                                  
utilization regulations by the Board of Game to address concerns                                                                
relating to public assets" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                        
following result:                                                                                                               

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SB 306                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                                 
McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                  
Wilken                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Wielechowski                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 306 passed the Senate on reconsideration                                                                
and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 2                                                                                                                          
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that HOUSE BILL                                                                 
NO. 2 "An Act relating to the vocational education account and                                                                  
appropriations from that account; and providing for an effective date"                                                          
be moved to the bottom of the calendar. Without objection, it was so                                                            
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 65                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 65(FIN) "An Act relating to breaches of                                                                   
security involving personal information, credit report and credit score                                                         
security freezes, protection of social security numbers, care of records,                                                       
disposal of records, identity theft, credit cards, and debit cards, and to                                                      
the jurisdiction of the office of administrative hearings; amending                                                             
Rules 60 and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; 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 2843. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 65(FIN) "An Act relating to breaches of security involving                                                             
personal information, credit report and credit score security freezes,                                                          
protection of social security numbers, care of records, disposal of                                                             
records, identity theft, credit cards, and debit cards, disclosure of the                                                       

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names and addresses of permanent fund dividend applicants, and to                                                               
the jurisdiction of the office of administrative hearings; amending                                                             
Rules 60 and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for                                                             
an effective date" was adopted.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 24:                                                                                                                
 Delete "or"                                                                                                                    
 Insert  "and"                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Therriault moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                   
Senator Ellis objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 65(FIN)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Huggins, Kookesh,                                                             
McGuire, Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Green, Hoffman, Olson, Stedman, Stevens                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Ellis changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and so, 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. 65(FIN) am S "An                                                                            
Act relating to breaches of security involving personal information,                                                            
credit report and credit score security freezes, protection of social                                                           
security numbers, care of records, disposal of records, identity theft,                                                         
credit cards, and debit cards, disclosure of the names and addresses of                                                         
permanent fund dividend applicants, and to the jurisdiction of the                                                              

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office of administrative hearings; amending Rules 60 and 82, Alaska                                                             
Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date" was                                                              
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, McGuire, Elton, Ellis, Dyson, French, Davis,                                                             
Bunde moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross                                                                    
sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE CS                                                                  
FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 65(FIN) am S be held in third                                                                         
reading to the April 12 calendar. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 294                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
294(TRA) am "An Act establishing the Alaska Marine Transportation                                                               
Advisory Board and setting out its powers and duties; making                                                                    
conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date" was                                                                 
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                              
page 2816. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                      
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 294(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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE                                                                               
BILL NO. 294(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE CS                                                                  
FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                
294(FIN) be held in third reading to the April 12 calendar. Without                                                             
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) "An Act                                                                            
relating to penalizing certain misdemeanor assaults as felonies" which                                                          
had been moved after the first supplemental calendar (page 2859) was                                                            
before the Senate in second reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "to":                                                                                               
     Insert "cruelty to animals and promoting an exhibition of                                                                
fighting animals; and"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 30:                                                                                                      
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec. 4. AS 11.61.140(a) is amended to read:                                                                                
            (a)  A person commits cruelty to animals if the person                                                             
              (1)  knowingly inflicts severe and prolonged physical                                                             
     pain or suffering on an animal;                                                                                            
              (2)  with criminal negligence, fails to care for an animal                                                        
     and, as a result, causes the death of the animal or causes severe                                                          
     physical pain or prolonged suffering to the animal;                                                                        
              (3)  kills or injures an animal by the use of a                                                                   
     decompression chamber; [OR]                                                                                                
              (4)  intentionally kills or injures a pet or livestock by the                                                     
     use of poison; or                                                                                                      
              (5)  knowingly kills or injures an animal, other than as                                                      
     provided in (1) or (3) of this subsection, with the intent to                                                          
     intimidate, threaten, or terrorize another person.                                                                     
   * Sec. 5. AS 11.61.140(b) is amended to read:                                                                              
          (b)  Each animal that is subject to cruelty to animals under (a)                                                  
     [(a)(1) - (4)] of this section shall constitute a separate offense.                                                       
   * Sec. 6. AS 11.61.140(f) is amended to read:                                                                              
          (f)  Except as provided in (g) of this section, cruelty                                                           
     [CRUELTY] to animals is a class A misdemeanor. The court may                                                               
     also                                                                                                                       
              (1)  require forfeiture of any animal affected to the state                                                       
     or to a custodian that supplies shelter, care, or medical treatment                                                        
     for the animal;                                                                                                            

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              (2)  require the defendant to reimburse the state or a                                                            
     custodian for all reasonable costs incurred in providing necessary                                                         
     shelter, care, veterinary attention, or medical treatment for any                                                          
     animal affected;                                                                                                           
              (3)  prohibit or limit the defendant's ownership,                                                                 
     possession, or custody of animals for up to 10 years.                                                                      
   * Sec. 7. AS 11.61.140 is amended by adding a new subsection to                                                            
read:                                                                                                                           
          (g)  Cruelty to animals is a class C felony if the person has                                                         
     been previously convicted on two or more separate occasions                                                                
     within 10 years of the date of the present offense of a crime under                                                        
     this section, AS 11.61.145(a)(1) or (2), or a law or ordinance of                                                          
     another jurisdiction having elements similar to those offenses. The                                                        
     court may also                                                                                                             
              (1)  require forfeiture of any animal affected to the state                                                       
     or to a custodian that supplies shelter, care, or medical treatment                                                        
     for the animal;                                                                                                            
              (2)  require the defendant to reimburse the state or a                                                            
     custodian for all reasonable costs incurred in providing necessary                                                         
     shelter, care, veterinary attention, or medical treatment for any                                                          
     animal affected;                                                                                                           
              (3)  prohibit or limit the defendant's ownership,                                                                 
     possession, or custody of animals for up to ten years.                                                                     
   * Sec. 8. AS 11.61.145(d) is amended to read:                                                                              
          (d)  Promoting an exhibition of fighting animals                                                                      
              (1)  under (a)(1) or (2) of this section is a class C felony;                                                     
              (2)  under (a)(3) of this section is a violation for the first                                                    
     offense, [AND] a class B misdemeanor for the second offense,                                                       
     and a class A misdemeanor for the third and each subsequent                                                            
     offense."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Bunde objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 307(JUD)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                             
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stevens, Therriault, Thomas,                                                                  
Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bunde, Stedman, Wagoner                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, 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. 307(JUD) am S was                                                                           
read the third time.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, McGuire, Elton, Ellis, Dyson, Bunde,                                                                     
Thomas, Wagoner, French, Davis 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. 307(JUD) am S "An Act relating to cruelty to animals and                                                                    
promoting an exhibition of fighting animals; and penalizing certain                                                             
misdemeanor assaults as felonies" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                                
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 307(JUD) am S                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) am                                                                         
S passed the Senate.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration (page 2867).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCR 23                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                      
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2636). Without objection, it was so                                                          
ordered and the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 23 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 307,                                                                 
relating to penalizing certain misdemeanor domestic violence assaults                                                           
as felonies, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                            
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCR 23                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23 passed the                                                                          
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration (page 2868).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) am S 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.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) am S "An Act relating to cruelty to                                                                     
animals and promoting an exhibition of fighting animals; and                                                                    
penalizing certain misdemeanor assaults as felonies" pass the Senate?"                                                          
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 307(JUD) am S                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) am                                                                         
S passed the Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the                                                                  
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                    Reconsideration of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 23                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE                                                                          
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23 and moved and asked                                                                                
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Without objection,                                                          
the resolution was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                       
RESOLUTION NO. 23 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                 
Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill                                                            
No. 307, relating to penalizing certain misdemeanor domestic violence                                                           
assaults as felonies, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                             
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 23                                                                                                                          
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                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23 passed the                                                                          
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
               Consideration of the First Supplemental Calendar                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 2                                                                                                                          
HOUSE BILL NO. 2 "An Act relating to the vocational education                                                                   
account and appropriations from that account; 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 2815. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                      
2(FIN) "An Act relating to unemployment contributions for the Alaska                                                            
technical and vocational education program and to the allocation of                                                             
money appropriated to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board;                                                                    
relating to the vocational education account and appropriations from                                                            
that account; and providing for an effective date" (Title change SCR                                                            
34) 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 HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senators Bunde, Dyson, Davis, Wagoner, Therriault, Stevens,                                                                     
Kookesh, Hoffman, Ellis, Olson, Wielechowski, Wilken, Elton,                                                                    
Stedman 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 HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                         
2(FIN) "An Act relating to unemployment contributions for the Alaska                                                            
technical and vocational education program and to the allocation of                                                             
money appropriated to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board;                                                                    
relating to the vocational education account and appropriations from                                                            
that account; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                            
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   

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SCS HB 2(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) 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.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bunde gave notice of reconsideration (page 2871).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 34                                                                                                                        
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                      
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 2823). Without objection, it was so                                                          
ordered and the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 34 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 2, relating                                                          
to the vocational education account and appropriations from that                                                                
account, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                                
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCR 34                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 passed the                                                                          
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Bunde gave notice of reconsideration (page 2872).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 2                                                                                                                          
Senator Bunde gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) and moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                     
that it be taken up at this time. Without objection, the bill was before                                                        
the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE                                                                     
BILL NO. 2(FIN) "An Act relating to unemployment contributions for                                                              
the Alaska technical and vocational education program and to the                                                                
allocation of money appropriated to the Alaska Workforce Investment                                                             
Board; relating to the vocational education account and appropriations                                                          
from that account; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                                                
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 2(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                                               
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                    
Therriault, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski, Wilken                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) 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 and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                    Reconsideration of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 34                                                                                                                        
Senator Bunde gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE                                                                          
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 and moved and asked                                                                                
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Without objection,                                                          
the resolution was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                       
RESOLUTION NO. 34 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                 
Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill                                                            
No. 2, relating to the vocational education account and appropriations                                                          
from that account, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 34                                                                                                                          
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, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 passed the                                                                          
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                 
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis lifted the call.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 2                                                                                                                         
Senator French, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
Judiciary Committee referral be waived on CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                    
RESOLUTION NO. 2(FIN) Proposing an amendment to the                                                                             
Constitution of the State of Alaska requiring an affirmative vote of the                                                        
people before any form of gambling for profit may be authorized in                                                              
Alaska and setting other requirements. Without objection, the                                                                   
resolution was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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HB 364                                                                                                                        
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                                                                     
HOUSE BILL NO. 364(FIN)(efd fld)(ct rule fld) "An Act relating to                                                               
notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for                                                            
performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an                                                          
abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and                                                              
relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors" be discharged                                                           
from the Judiciary Committee. Objections were heard.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the bill be discharged from committee?"                                                              
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 364                                                                                                                          
Discharge from Judiciary Committee?                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bunde, Dyson, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Hoffman,                                                                    
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                     
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
and so, the motion failed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 212                                                                                                                        
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 212 "An Act relating to                                                                  
eligibility requirements for medical assistance for certain children and                                                        
pregnant women; and providing for an effective date" was not taken                                                              
up this legislative day and the bill was referred to the Secretary for                                                          
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 75                                                                                                                         
The reconsideration on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(STA) "An Act                                                                    
relating to driver's licenses and to alcohol and drug awareness and                                                             
safety testing" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was                                                          
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 31                                                                                                                        
The reconsideration on CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                        
31(RES) Opposing the enactment of the Protect America's Wildlife                                                                
Act of 2007 that intends to prohibit aerial hunting of wildlife, which is                                                       
essential for predator control in Alaska, was not taken up this                                                                 
legislative day and the resolution was signed by the President and                                                              
Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HJR 2                                                                                                                         
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                
the twenty-four hour notice and publication requirements be waived                                                              
on CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2(FIN) Proposing an                                                                        
amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska requiring an                                                               
affirmative vote of the people before any form of gambling for profit                                                           
may be authorized in Alaska and setting other requirements, for the                                                             
Finance Committee meeting at 9:00 a.m., April 12. Without objection,                                                            
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 212                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 212 "An Act relating to eligibility requirements                                                                
for medical assistance for certain children and pregnant women; and                                                             
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 306                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 306 "An Act relating to the adoption of                                                                         
conservation, development, and utilization regulations by the Board of                                                          
Game to address concerns relating to public assets" was engrossed,                                                              
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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HB 2                                                                                                                          
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                         
unemployment contributions for the Alaska technical and vocational                                                              
education program and to the allocation of money appropriated to the                                                            
Alaska Workforce Investment Board; relating to the vocational                                                                   
education account and appropriations from that account; and providing                                                           
for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                               
Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am S "An                                                                           
Act establishing a renewable energy grant fund and describing its uses                                                          
and purposes; establishing a renewable energy grant recommendation                                                              
program; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, authorizing the                                                              
Alaska Energy Authority to distribute renewable energy grants and                                                               
setting out the procedures to be followed to award those grants;                                                                
establishing a state heating assistance program in addition to the                                                              
federal heating assistance program; establishing an Alaska Renewable                                                            
Energy Task Force; and providing for an effective date" was                                                                     
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the                                                            
House for consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 196                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(JUD) am S "An                                                                           
Act relating to the handling of matters after a person's death, to the                                                          
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, to anatomical gifts, 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 engrossed, signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 281                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 281(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
requiring candidates to disclose certain information about all                                                                  
contributors under AS 15.13; relating to the preservation of records                                                            
required to be kept by candidates, groups, nongroup entities, or                                                                
persons under AS 15.13; relating to records required to be kept by                                                              
certain lobbyists and persons who employ, retain, or contract for the                                                           
services of lobbyists; relating to complaints filed with the Select                                                             
Committee on Legislative Ethics; relating to administrative complaints                                                          

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filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission; relating to the                                                                
statute of limitations for civil actions brought under AS 39.50;                                                                
extending the statute of limitations for prosecutions of violations of the                                                      
Alaska Election Code; and providing for an effective date" was                                                                  
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the                                                            
House for consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 286                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(JUD) "An Act relating to                                                                       
impersonating a public servant" was engrossed, signed by the                                                                    
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 307                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 307(JUD) am S "An                                                                           
Act relating to cruelty to animals and promoting an exhibition of                                                               
fighting animals; and penalizing certain misdemeanor assaults as                                                                
felonies" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                              
returned to the House for consideration.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 368                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 368(STA) am S "An                                                                           
Act relating to allowing legislators and legislative employees to accept                                                        
certain gifts from lobbyists, to clarifying the Legislative Ethics Act as                                                       
it relates to legislative volunteers and educational trainees, to reducing                                                      
the frequency of publication of summaries by the Select Committee on                                                            
Legislative Ethics, and to revising procedures and fines related to the                                                         
late filing of disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act;                                                              
amending prohibitions in the Regulation of Lobbying Act on gifts to a                                                           
legislator or legislative employee" was engrossed, signed by the                                                                
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 373                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 373(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                       
school construction and maintenance grants; extending specified                                                                 
public school bond debt reimbursement; and providing for an effective                                                           
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                  
returned to the House for consideration.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 417                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 417(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the compensation for certain public officials, officers, and                                                        
employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements, to pay                                                               
increments for longevity in state service, and to a State Officers                                                              
Compensation Commission; providing for an effective date by                                                                     
repealing the effective dates of certain sections of ch. 124, SLA 1986;                                                         
and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 419                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to state lease-purchases of equipment and other personal                                                               
property; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed                                                            
by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HJR 24                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24(L&C)                                                                                
Opposing any law that would establish a federal insurance regulatory                                                            
system, was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                
returned to the House for consideration.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HCR 13                                                                                                                        
SCS FOR CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                  
13(FIN) am S Establishing and relating to the Education Funding                                                                 
District Cost Factor Commission, was engrossed, signed by the                                                                   
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 23                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 307, relating to penalizing                                                              
certain misdemeanor domestic violence assaults as felonies, was                                                                 
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 30                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 368, amending the Legislative                                                            
Ethics Act to modify the limitation on political fund raising by                                                                
legislators and legislative employees during legislative sessions, to                                                           
allow legislators and legislative employees to accept certain gifts from                                                        
lobbyists, to clarify the Legislative Ethics Act as it relates to                                                               
legislative volunteers and educational trainees, to reduce the frequency                                                        
of publication of summaries by the Select Committee on Legislative                                                              
Ethics, and to revise procedures and fines related to the late filing of                                                        
disclosures required by the Legislative Ethics Act, was engrossed,                                                              
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SCR 31                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 373, relating to school                                                                  
construction funding, was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                                
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 152, establishing a renewable                                                            
energy project account and a renewable energy fund and describing                                                               
their uses and purposes, was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                             
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 33                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 417, relating to the                                                                     
compensation for certain public officials, officers, and employees not                                                          
covered by collective bargaining agreements; and relating to pay                                                                
increments for longevity in state service, was engrossed, signed by the                                                         
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                        
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 34                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 2, relating to the vocational                                                            
education account and appropriations from that account, 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 12, 2008. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 9:19 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                Kirsten Waid                                                    
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 160 MANDATORY UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE                                                                                        
+ HB 366 PFD: EXECUTION  /DISCLOSURE OF APPROPS                                                                                 
+ HB  65 PERSONAL INFORMATION & CONSUMER CREDIT                                                                                 
+= HB  50 CHILD PLACEMENT COMPACT                                                                                               
+= HB 332 PRE-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS                                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            3:15 PM                                                 
              -- Time Change --                                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB 111 BUSINESS LICENSE FEE                                                                                                   
     HJR  2 CONST.AM:NO GAMING WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL                                                                           
              Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                                                 
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                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Friday                             Capitol 106          8:00 AM                                                 
              -- Rescheduled from 04/08/08 --                                                                                   
              Audit Requests                                                                                                    
              Other Committee Business                                                                                          
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Saturday                     House Chamber              6:00 PM                                                 
              Confirmation of Governor's Appointees