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                              SENATE JOURNAL                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              SECOND SESSION                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Friday                    May 30, 2008                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                             First Supplement                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Communications                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                           
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2007 Annual Report                                                                                                              
Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                   
from Mark Torgerson, Administrator                                                                                              
in accordance with AS 23.05.370                                                                                                 
available at:   http://labor.state.ak.us/laborr/forms.htm#annual                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following Budget and Audit Reports were received from Pat                                                                   
Davidson, Legislative Auditor, in accordance with AS 24.20.311 and                                                              
are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture                                                                        
Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund, Matanuska Maid, Part I                                                                        
March 7, 2008                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Department of Environmental Conservation                                                                                        
Division of Spill Prevention and Response                                                                                       
Oil and Hazardous Substance Release Prevention and Response Fund                                                                
March 18, 2008                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Enrollment                                                                                   
SB 8                                                                                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 8(FIN) "An Act relating to a mental                                                                      
health patient's right to choose the gender of hospital staff providing                                                         
intimate care to the mental health patient and to the duties of hospital                                                        
staff in caring for patients receiving mental health treatment" was                                                             
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 3:40 p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 8(FIN), which have been corrected in                                                                     
enrolling:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 17:                                                                                                                
 Delete "only"                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 18:                                                                                                                
 Delete "of a patient who is"                                                                                                   
 Insert "only of patients who are"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 57                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 57(RES) "An Act relating to fishing,                                                                     
hunting, and trapping in marine park units of the Alaska state park                                                             
system, amending the area within designated marine park units of the                                                            
Alaska state park system, and adding marine park units to the Alaska                                                            
state park system" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                         
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:40 p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 101                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(JUD) "An Act                                                                            
relating to private professional conservators, private and public                                                               
guardians, and court hearings on the issue of incapacity; and                                                                   
establishing uniform adult guardianship and conservator jurisdiction                                                            
and procedures" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                            
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:34 a.m., May 12, 2008.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest error in                                                           
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(JUD), which has                                                                         
been corrected in enrolling:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, line 6:                                                                                                                
 Delete "states"                                                                                                                
 Insert "state"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 119                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 119(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to grant programs to support libraries" was enrolled, signed by                                                        
the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the                                                                    
engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                                  
Governor at 3:40 p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 120                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 120(FIN) "An Act relating to disclosure                                                                  
of certain information from the records of the Department of Labor                                                              
and Workforce Development and limiting the use of the disclosed                                                                 
information, and to the calculation and payment of unemployment                                                                 
compensation benefits; and providing for an effective date" was                                                                 
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 3:40 p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 158                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 158 "An Act designating the bridge on the                                                                       
George Parks Highway directly north of the Alaska Native Veterans'                                                              
Honor Bridge as the Shirley Demientieff Memorial Bridge" was                                                                    
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 3:40 p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest error in                                                           
SENATE BILL NO. 158, which has been corrected in enrolling:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 5:                                                                                                                 
 Delete "Sec. 35.40.205"                                                                                                      
 Insert "Sec. 35.40.210"                                                                                                      

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SB 164                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 164(JUD) "An Act relating to                                                                             
disclosures required for the sale of a used motor vehicle, including a                                                          
trailer, by a motor vehicle dealer" was enrolled, signed by the                                                                 
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:40                                                           
p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 170                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 170(FIN) "An Act requiring that health                                                                   
care insurers offer insurance coverage for well-baby exams" was                                                                 
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 3:40 p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 185                                                                                                                        
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" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                                                          
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                                            
Office of the Governor at 9:17 a.m., May 5, 2008.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 196                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196(FIN) am H "An                                                                           
Act relating to establishing a controlled substance prescription                                                                
database" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker                                                          
and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to                                                            
the Office of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008 with a                                                                   
Legislative Letter of Intent (page 1785).                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196(FIN) am H,                                                                              
which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 14:                                                                                                                
     Delete "nonauthorized"                                                                                                     
     Insert "unauthorized"                                                                                                      

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Page 7, lines 20 - 21:                                                                                                          
     Delete ". This should include"                                                                                             
     Insert ", including"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 202                                                                                                                        
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" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                               
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:17 a.m., May 5, 2008.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 209                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 209 "An Act extending the termination date of                                                                   
the Alaska Commission on Aging; and providing for an effective date"                                                            
was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                                                                
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                                            
Office of the Governor at 3:22 p.m., May 1, 2008.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 211                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 211(JUD) "An Act relating to                                                                       
an aggravating factor at sentencing concerning the knowledge of the                                                             
defendant regarding the vulnerability or incapability of resistance of                                                          
the victim due to homelessness" was enrolled, signed by the President                                                           
and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and                                                                    
enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:40 p.m.,                                                         
May 12, 2008.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 214                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 214(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to hunting licenses and tags for nonresident members of the                                                            
military service or the United States Coast Guard and their                                                                     
dependents; providing for free hunting and sport fishing licenses for                                                           
active members of the Alaska National Guard and military reserves;                                                              
and providing for an effective date" was enrolled, signed by the                                                                
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:40                                                           
p.m., May 12, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 216                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 216(TRA) "An Act designating the                                                                         
Alaska Highway and portion of the Richardson Highway as the Purple                                                              
Heart Trail" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                               
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:22 p.m., May 1, 2008                                                             
with a Legislative Letter of Intent (House Journal page 2582).                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 216(TRA), which have been corrected                                                                      
in enrolling:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 1:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "less"                                                                                                              
     Insert "fewer"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 6, following the first occurrence of "Purple Heart":                                                               
     Insert "Medal"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 7:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "its"                                                                                                               
     Insert "their"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 221                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 221(FIN) am H "An                                                                           
Act making and amending appropriations, including capital                                                                       
appropriations, supplemental appropriations, and appropriations to                                                              
capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c),                                                              
Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget                                                             
reserve fund; and providing for an effective date" was enrolled, signed                                                         
by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the                                                                 
engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                                  
Governor at 1:45 p.m., April 30, 2008.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 221(FIN) am H,                                                                              
which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     Delete "appropriation made in sec. 71 of this Act is"                                                                      
     Insert "appropriations made in sec. 71 of this Act are"                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "48(c)"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 229                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 229 "An Act relating to the Tanana Valley State                                                                 
Forest and to assignment of certain forest land to the Minto Flats State                                                        
Game Refuge; and providing for an effective date" was enrolled,                                                                 
signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 229, which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 9, line 11:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Section"                                                                                                           
     Insert "Sections"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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SB 230                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE                                                                               
BILL NO. 230(FIN) "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"                                                        
was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                                                                
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                                            
Office of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE                                                                               
BILL NO. 230(FIN), which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 7, line 26:                                                                                                                
     Delete "of the goods or services"                                                                                          
     Insert "the goods or services were"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 5, following "(E)":                                                                                                
     Insert "if the business is a joint venture,"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 20:                                                                                                                
     Delete "44.33.239(6)"                                                                                                      
     Insert "44.33.239(7)"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 231                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 231(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to powers of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                                                                    
involving homelessness, housing retention, and transition from                                                                  
dependency on low-cost housing; and providing for an effective date"                                                            
was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                                                                
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                                            
Office of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 241                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 241(HES) "An Act                                                                            
relating to a report to the legislature on teacher preparation, retention,                                                      
and recruitment by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska;                                                            
and providing for an effective date" was enrolled, signed by the                                                                
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:20                                                          
a.m., May 16, 2008 with a Legislative Letter of Intent (House Journal                                                           
page 2437).                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 243                                                                                                                        
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" was enrolled,                                                                 
signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 3:22 p.m., May 1, 2008.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 254                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 254(FIN)(efd am H) "An Act                                                                         
extending the termination date of the Alaska regional economic                                                                  
assistance program; extending the termination date for the authority of                                                         
the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to maintain a vessel-                                                                 
based limited entry fisheries system for the weathervane scallop and                                                            
Bering Sea hair crab fisheries; providing for an effective date by                                                              
amending the effective date under sec. 28, ch. 137, SLA 2002; and                                                               
providing for an effective date" was enrolled, signed by the President                                                          
and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and                                                                    
enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:20                                                              
a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 255                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 255 am H(reengrossed) "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" was                                                           

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enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 259                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 259 "An Act repealing certain provisions relating                                                               
to applications for medical assistance coverage; making certain                                                                 
provisions of ch. 96, SLA 2006, retroactive; providing for an effective                                                         
date by repealing an effective date section in ch. 96, SLA 2006;                                                                
providing for an effective date for certain sections of ch. 96, SLA                                                             
2006; and providing for an effective date" was enrolled, signed by the                                                          
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:20                                                          
a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 260                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 260(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                                                                          
recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an effective                                                          
date" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                                                          
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                                            
Office of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 263                                                                                                                        
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" was enrolled, signed by the                                                                 
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:20                                                          
a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 265                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 265(FIN) am H "An                                                                           
Act relating to the term of probation for persons convicted of minor                                                            
consuming or in possession or control of alcohol or repeat minor                                                                
consuming or in possession or control of alcohol; relating to                                                                   
termination of probation for certain persons convicted of minor                                                                 

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consuming or in possession or control of alcohol or repeat minor                                                                
consuming or in possession or control of alcohol; relating to furnishing                                                        
or delivering alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age;                                                             
relating to shipping, sending, transporting, or bringing alcohol to a                                                           
local option area and providing alcohol to others in the local option                                                           
area, including penalties for violations; relating to reports of alcohol                                                        
violations by minors; relating to the payment of permanent fund                                                                 
dividends to certain individuals required to register as sex offenders or                                                       
child kidnappers; relating to public notice requirements relating to                                                            
amounts that would have been paid as dividends to certain individuals                                                           
required to register as sex offenders or child kidnappers; relating to                                                          
certain persons who lend money on secondhand articles; relating to                                                              
arson and criminally negligent burning; relating to defenses for the                                                            
detention of persons suspected of committing concealment of                                                                     
merchandise or theft; relating to the determination of time of a                                                                
conviction; relating to issuance of search warrants; relating to persons                                                        
found incompetent to stand trial concerning criminal conduct; relating                                                          
to probation for certain offenses; relating to restitution for fish and                                                         
game violations; relating to aggravating factors at sentencing; relating                                                        
to post-conviction relief proceedings; relating to criminal extradition                                                         
authority of the governor; removing the statutory bar to prosecution of                                                         
certain crimes; relating to the reporting of suspected child                                                                    
pornography by certain persons; amending Rule 37(b), Alaska Rules                                                               
of Criminal Procedure, relating to execution of warrants, and Rule                                                              
35.1, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an                                                                  
effective date" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                            
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 265(FIN) am H,                                                                              
which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 10, line 12:                                                                                                               
         Delete "shall, [AND MAY]"                                                                                          
         Insert ", and shall [MAY]"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 18, line 16:                                                                                                               
         Delete "to add"                                                                                                        
         Insert "by adding"                                                                                                     

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Page 20, line 2:                                                                                                                
         Delete the second occurrence of "Rule"                                                                                 
         Insert "Rules"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 21, line 4:                                                                                                                
         Delete "Sections 38 and 44"                                                                                            
         Insert "Sections 38 and 45"                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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         Delete "Sections 32 and 33"                                                                                            
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SB 285                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 285(HES) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the power and duties of the Department of Education and                                                             
Early Development for improving instructional practices in school                                                               
districts; and providing for an effective date" was enrolled, signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the                                                                    
engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                                  
Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008 with a Legislative Letter of                                                               
Intent (page 2262).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 289                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 289 "An Act relating to home energy                                                                             
conservation and weatherization for purposes of certain programs of                                                             
the Alaska Housing and Finance Corporation" was enrolled, signed by                                                             
the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the                                                                    
engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                                  
Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 303                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 303(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                       
certain grants awarded by the Department of Environmental                                                                       
Conservation" was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                              
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 305                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 305 "An Act relating to recorking, sealing, or                                                                  
packaging of wine served with a meal and removal of recorked,                                                                   
sealed, or packaged wine from licensed premises" was enrolled, signed                                                           

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by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the                                                                 
engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                                  
Governor at 11:20 a.m., May 16, 2008.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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 enrolled,                                                               
signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 9:49 a.m., April 21, 2008.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SJR 17                                                                                                                        
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17 Urging the United States                                                                         
Congress to provide a means for consistently sharing, on an ongoing                                                             
basis, revenue generated from oil and gas development on the outer                                                              
continental shelf with all coastal energy-producing states to ensure that                                                       
those states develop, support, and maintain necessary infrastructure                                                            
and preserve environmental integrity, was enrolled, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30                                                          
a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 48                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 20                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 13, relating to prepayments of                                                           
accrued actuarial liabilities of government retirement systems; relating                                                        
to the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority; permitting the Alaska                                                              
Municipal Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority to                                                               
assist state and municipal governmental employers by issuing bonds,                                                             
notes, commercial paper, or other obligations to enable the                                                                     
governmental employers to prepay all or a portion of the governmental                                                           
employers' shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                              
retirement systems; authorizing a governmental employer to issue                                                                
obligations to prepay all or a portion of the governmental employer's                                                           
shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of retirement                                                              
systems and to enter into a lease or other contractual agreement with a                                                         
trustee or the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary                                                             

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of the authority in connection with the issuance of obligations for that                                                        
purpose, and relating to those obligations; and providing for an                                                                
effective date, was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                            
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 42                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 21                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21 Establishing the                                                                            
Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force as a joint legislative task force, was                                                             
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 51                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21, which have been                                                                            
corrected in enrolling:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 11:                                                                                                                
 Delete "exceed"                                                                                                                
 Insert "exceeds"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 15:                                                                                                                
 Delete "within"                                                                                                                
 Insert "in"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 22                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22 Urging the                                                                                  
governor to expand the subjects to be addressed during the Third                                                                
Special Session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature to                                                                 
include an in-state natural gas pipeline for the transport of natural gas                                                       
produced on the North Slope and to develop a plan for the economical                                                            
distribution of that natural gas to communities throughout the state,                                                           
was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and                                                                
Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the                                                            
Office of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 45                                                                             

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Memorandum from the Division of Legal and Research Services,                                                                    
Legislative Affairs Agency, reporting the following manifest errors in                                                          
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22, which have been                                                                            
corrected in enrolling:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 21:                                                                                                                
         Delete "who"                                                                                                           
         Insert ", that"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 25, following "in-state":                                                                                          
         Insert "natural"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                 
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                                              
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                                                           
of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 52                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 26                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 165, relating to providing field                                                         
accommodations for big game hunters, was enrolled, signed by the                                                                
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30                                                          
a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 47                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 27                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 27 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 25, relating to landowners'                                                              
immunity for allowing use of land without charge for a recreational                                                             
activity; relating to landowners' liability where landowner conduct                                                             
involves gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct;                                                                
relating to claims of adverse possession and prescriptive easements, or                                                         

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similar claims, was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                            
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 53                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 28                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 196, relating to the handling of                                                         
matters after a person's death, was enrolled, signed by the President                                                           
and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and                                                                    
enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30                                                              
a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 54                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 29                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 166, relating to contributions                                                           
from permanent fund dividends to community foundations, to certain                                                              
educational organizations, and to certain other charitable                                                                      
organizations, was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,                                                             
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                                   
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 55                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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   enrolled,                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 56                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 enrolled, signed by the President and                                                                 
Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled                                                               
copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May                                                             
13, 2008.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 57                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 enrolled, signed by the President and                                                              
Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled                                                               
copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30 a.m., May                                                             
13, 2008.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 58                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 enrolled, signed by the                                                          
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed                                                              
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:30                                                          
a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 59                                                                             

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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 enrolled,                                                           
signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 60                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 35                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 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 enrolled,                                                                 
signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 10:30 a.m., May 13, 2008.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 61                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Messages from the Governor                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 149                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on April 14 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                            
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 149(RES) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to the authority of the Department of                                                                         
         Environmental Conservation to require certain                                                                          
         monitoring, sampling, and reporting and to require                                                                     
         permits for certain discharges of pollutants; relating                                                                 
         to criminal penalties for violations of the permit                                                                     
         program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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                           Chapter 17, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 4/15/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 253                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on April 14 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                            
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE BILL NO. 253 "An Act relating to the                                                                            
         appointment of members of the Board of Game; and                                                                       
         providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 18, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 4/15/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 149                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on April 19 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                            
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 149(L&C) "An Act                                                                                
         relating to redistribution of used eyeglasses and to the                                                               
         Board of Dispensing Opticians."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 19, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 7/18/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 59                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 14 and received April 21, stating:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 17, of the Alaska Constitution, I                                                          
have allowed the following bill to become law without signature:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 59                                                                                   
         "An Act relating to the use of broadcasting to                                                                         
         promote dog mushers' contests and charitable raffles                                                                   
         and lotteries; relating to the maximum amount of                                                                       
         prizes that may be awarded for charitable gaming                                                                       
         activities other than bingo; and establishing cabbage                                                                  
         classics as a form of charitable gaming."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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                         [Chapter No. 20, SLA 2008                                                                             
                      Effective Date: July 18, 2008]                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The people of the state of Alaska have expressed to me their serious                                                            
concerns about any fostering of gambling in Alaska and the social ills                                                          
that may result to Alaska's families and communities. I agree with                                                              
those concerns. However, I recognize that state law currently permits                                                           
the activity of charitable gaming in Alaska. Charitable gaming                                                                  
provides valuable financial support to our schools, law enforcement                                                             
organizations, and even youth sports activities.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
I consider this bill as making tailored changes to improve the                                                                  
operations of charitable gaming in this state. The bill does not further                                                        
for-profit gambling, which I do not support. For these reasons I have                                                           
not signed this bill and have allowed it to become law without my                                                               
signature.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sarah Palin                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 417                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 2 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                               
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 21, SLA 2008                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 370                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 5 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                               
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 370(RES) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to forested land management and protection                                                                    
         from wildland fire and other destructive agents;                                                                       
         changing the term 'forest fire' to 'wildland fire' where                                                               
         it appears in the Alaska Statutes; and providing for an                                                                
         effective date."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 22, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/6/08                                                                               
SB 216                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 3 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                               
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 216(TRA) "An Act                                                                                
         designating the Alaska Highway and portion of the                                                                      
         Richardson Highway as the Purple Heart Trail."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 23, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/1/08                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 306                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 13 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 24, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/11/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 315                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 17 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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         HOUSE BILL NO. 315 "An Act extending the                                                                               
         termination date of the Big Game Commercial                                                                            
           Services Board; and providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 25, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/18/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 200                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 21 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 26, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/19/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 310                                                                                                                        
Message dated May 22 was received, stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
On this date I signed the following bill passed by the second regular                                                           
session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature and am                                                                     
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant                                                                
Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         Chapter No. 27, SLA 2008                                                                              
                       [Effective Date: See Chapter]                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The budget goals for this administration have been very clear: to slow                                                          
the growth of government, live within our means, and save for the                                                               
future. The operating budget presented for legislative consideration                                                            

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this past session was designed to meet these goals. I appreciate the                                                            
careful consideration and support from the Legislature of this request.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
House Bill 310 as passed by the Legislature contained appropriations                                                            
for Fiscal Year 2009 totaling $11.1 billion, of which $5.3 billion is                                                           
general fund. The budget includes a $1 billion deposit into the                                                                 
Constitutional Budget Reserve, over $1 billion to the public education                                                          
fund for the public school funding formula and pupil transportation                                                             
costs in FY2010, special appropriations for tax credits, revenue                                                                
sharing, and direct deposits to the retirement system costs, and                                                                
includes funding for public education, the university, public health and                                                        
safety, transportation, resource development, and funding for state                                                             
government programs, services, and grants.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
I appreciate that the Legislature shares the administration's concern                                                           
about the size and growth of the budget, particularly the operating                                                             
budget. Through line-item vetoes, I have reduced the appropriations in                                                          
HB 310 by $2.6 million general fund. The enclosed spreadsheet lists                                                             
the appropriation cite, fund source, and the reason I have vetoed the                                                           
appropriation.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In addition to signing the bill, I have committed to saving at least $20                                                        
million in state agencies' operating budgets in FY2009.  I have                                                                 
instructed my commissioners to develop strategies to achieve this                                                               
savings target within the FY2009 budget that begins on July 1.                                                                  
Savings achieved during the fiscal year will roll into the Constitutional                                                       
Budget Reserve fund at the end of FY2009.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The reductions we achieve in the FY2009 operating budget will be the                                                            
starting point for our efforts to slow the growth of government in the                                                          
FY2010 budget. I appreciate your support in crafting responsible                                                                
budgets for the state of Alaska.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sarah Palin                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A spreadsheet from the Office of Management and Budget, Office of                                                               
the Governor accompanied the preceding letter and is on file in the                                                             
Office of the Senate Secretary.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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HB 312                                                                                                                        
Message dated May 22 was received, stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
On this date I signed the following bill passed by the second regular                                                           
session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature and am                                                                     
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant                                                                
Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Chapter No. 28, SLA 2008                                                                              
                         [Effective Date: 7/1/08]                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The budget goals for this administration have been very clear: to slow                                                          
the growth of government, live within our means, and save for the                                                               
future. The mental health operating and capital budgets presented for                                                           
legislative consideration this past session were designed to meet these                                                         
goals. The comprehensive mental health program totals $189.6 million                                                            
for FY2009. I appreciate the careful consideration and support from                                                             
the Legislature of these requests.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sarah Palin                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 221                                                                                                                        
Message dated May 22 was received, stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
On this date I signed with line item vetoes the following bill passed by                                                        
the second regular session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State                                                                     
Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to                                                            
the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         221(FIN) am H "An Act making and amending                                                                              
         appropriations, including capital appropriations,                                                                      
         supplemental appropriations, and appropriations to                                                                     
         capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX,                                                                 
         sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from                                                                  
         the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing                                                                  
         for an effective date."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Chapter No. 29, SLA 2008                                                                              
                       [Effective Date: See Chapter]                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The budget goals for this administration have been very clear: to slow                                                          
the growth of government, live within our means, and save for the                                                               
future. The capital budget presented for legislative consideration this                                                         
past session was designed to meet these goals. I appreciate the careful                                                         
consideration and support from the Legislature of this request.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senate Bill 221 as passed by the Legislature contained operating and                                                            
capital appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008 and FY2009, totaling $3.9                                                           
billion. The capital budget totals nearly $3.0 billion, including $1.2                                                          
billion in general funds. Through line-item vetoes, I have reduced the                                                          
operating and capital appropriations in SB 221 by $268.2 million of                                                             
which $152 million is general funds. Making these reductions now                                                                
means that this revenue will be available for additional savings and                                                            
vital services for Alaskans in the future.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
I appreciate the increased level of communication between my                                                                    
administration and the Legislature before, during, and following                                                                
completion of the first 90-day session. I believe we share similar                                                              
priorities for funding including basic government services for life,                                                            
health, public safety, transportation, infrastructure development, and                                                          
education. Alaska is blessed with the unique opportunity through this                                                           
time of extraordinary revenue to invest in our communities and                                                                  
citizens and also be able to put a significant amount of surplus                                                                
revenues into savings.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
We conducted a comprehensive review of the operating and capital                                                                
items included in SB 221. I asked our departments to look closely at                                                            
items we included in our operating and capital budgets as well as                                                               
legislative changes to the budget. I also instructed the Office of                                                              

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Management and Budget to contact each legislator and ask for a                                                                  
prioritized list of projects within each district and to ensure that we                                                         
had complete backup for each project. We also contacted communities                                                             
to confirm that we had correct information and understanding of the                                                             
community priorities.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There are some broad areas that are important to note in the overall                                                            
approach to the budget.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 256 Supplemental Capital Projects - We had very positive and                                                                 
productive meetings with legislators during the regular session to                                                              
discuss specific projects that were inserted into the supplemental bill.                                                        
As a result, there were 155 projects totaling $35.4 million that I                                                              
recommended be moved from SB 256 for consideration in the capital                                                               
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The SB 256 "moved" and some of the vetoed projects were included                                                                
in SB 221 in sections 7, 10, and 13. In some cases the amount of the                                                            
projects increased from what was originally requested in SB 256.                                                                
There were 162 projects totaling $59.8 million.  Of the 162 projects,                                                           
102 projects are funded entirely for a total of $45.8 million, 22                                                               
projects are reduced by $4.2 million, and 36 projects are vetoed for a                                                          
total $5.4 million. Individual reasons for those reductions are noted on                                                        
the enclosed spreadsheet.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 221 includes a number of legislative designated grants to schools                                                            
and education organizations in support of operating programs, books,                                                            
and materials at local schools. While I have let a number of these                                                              
appropriations remain, I believe that this is not a fair way to address                                                         
the needs of schools. All schools need supplies, books, laptops, and                                                            
ongoing repairs that are not typically funded through the state's major                                                         
maintenance program.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Anchorage School District implemented a process at the school                                                               
building level to identify projects by priority and to have those                                                               
projects approved by the Anchorage School Board. I appreciate the                                                               
efforts of the district to develop a public process for these projects.                                                         
However, I am concerned that these additions create an unfair                                                                   
advantage to some schools. The education funding formula is designed                                                            
to create parity between school districts. Elected school boards are                                                            
authorized to make funding decisions for schools within their districts.                                                        

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We also have a statewide school construction and major maintenance                                                              
grant and debt reimbursement program to help districts pay for                                                                  
significant capital costs. I would encourage school districts to address                                                        
their building needs through the state funding already provided and                                                             
local community funding in the future.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Inclusion of operating funds to various organizations through the                                                               
capital budget is also an area of concern. I have retained some of these                                                        
grants, particularly where there are extraordinary circumstances or                                                             
transitional funding needs. These appropriations should be considered                                                           
as one-time to help the organization secure other operating funds for                                                           
the future. Many of the appropriations that remain in the budget are                                                            
also flagged with the caveat that these state funds are one-time and                                                            
other funds should be sought for future costs. In many cases, I have                                                            
vetoed funds for new programs or facilities that would require                                                                  
additional state funds in the future.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
In reviewing the budget, I found that many of the requests included                                                             
matching funds or the ability to leverage additional funds based on the                                                         
state's contribution. The presence of matching funds was an important                                                           
element of our decision to retain projects in the budget. A number of                                                           
projects were reduced to demonstrate the state's commitment to be a                                                             
partner in the project but to also encourage the recipient to seek other                                                        
funds for the project.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The enclosed spreadsheet lists the projects I have vetoed including the                                                         
appropriation cite, funding source, and the reason I have vetoed the                                                            
appropriation. The reasons for veto fall into several categories:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     1. Fund at reduced level                                                                                                   
              There are many services where the state has some                                                                  
              responsibility and has a proper role in providing some                                                            
              funding.  Several projects that were reduced are also                                                             
              flagged as one-time items.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     2. Lower priority for funding                                                                                              
              Projects that address life, health, safety, transportation,                                                       
              infrastructure, and education are funding priorities.  Many                                                       
              projects included in the budget were reduced or vetoed                                                            
                because they were a lower funding priority.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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     3. Consider in future budget                                                                                               
              Many projects met the funding criteria and may be                                                                 
              considered in a future budget.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     4. Other funding options available                                                                                         
              There are numerous state programs and other sources of                                                            
              funding that make grants and other resources available.                                                           
              In some instances, it may be possible to perform the work                                                         
              within existing agency resources.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     5. Legal concerns                                                                                                          
              The Department of Law provides a review of all                                                                    
              expenditures for compliance with state laws and                                                                   
              regulations. Each appropriation must clearly be for                                                               
              services and programs that meet public funding                                                                    
              requirements.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     6. Duplicate funding                                                                                                       
              Funding for some projects was included more than once                                                             
              in error.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     7. Request reduced or withdrawn                                                                                            
              Recipients of funding or their legislative sponsors                                                               
              indicated that they no longer were requesting approval or                                                         
              could move forward with the project at a reduced amount.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     8. Inadequate funding provided                                                                                             
              Some projects and programs were provided insufficient                                                             
              amounts of money in order to provide meaningful                                                                   
              achievement.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     9. Creation of new facilities and programs                                                                                 
              Given current funding shortfalls for existing programs                                                            
              and the ongoing need to address a backlog of deferred                                                             
              maintenance of public facilities, few projects for new                                                            
              facilities or programs were approved.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Our process for evaluating these projects attempted to review each                                                              
appropriation based on a policy applied consistently and even-                                                                  
handedly. No one region, community, or legislative district was                                                                 
singled out at any time.                                                                                                        

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I have vetoed two appropriations from the Railbelt Energy Fund.                                                                 
These projects will be considered under the efforts of the Alaska                                                               
Energy Authority on the unified plan to serve all the consumers in the                                                          
region in a cost effective and efficient manner. The unified system                                                             
plan will be a key component of the Statewide Energy Plan that will                                                             
be completed later this year. It is premature to fund these distinct                                                            
projects without the benefit of the unified plan.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Education is a top priority for legislators and this administration.                                                            
Alaska's public schools will receive nearly $1 billion in FY2009. SB                                                            
221 contains $20.7 million in supplemental funds for energy relief                                                              
grants to schools in addition to an increase of $112.5 million for                                                              
changes approved in the public school funding formula under HB 273.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
This budget focuses on the state's basic responsibilities, schools,                                                             
public safety, and needed transportation improvements that are                                                                  
essential to getting Alaska's infrastructure ready for the state's                                                              
economic future, especially the gas pipeline.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There is more work to be done. I am committed to working with the                                                               
legislature to move Alaska forward.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sarah Palin                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A spreadsheet from the Office of Management and Budget, Office of                                                               
the Governor accompanied the preceding letter and is on file in the                                                             
Office of the Senate Secretary.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 314                                                                                                                        
Message dated May 22 was received, stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
On this date I signed the following bill passed by the second regular                                                           
session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature and am                                                                     
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant                                                                
Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         314(FIN) "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."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                         Chapter No. 30, SLA 2008                                                                              
                         [Effective Date: 5/23/08]                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There are significant transportation needs across Alaska. While the                                                             
capital budget addresses many of these projects, there is much more                                                             
that needs to be done. Low interest rates provide the opportunity to                                                            
keep overall spending low, while at the same time utilizing bond                                                                
receipts to expand and improve our infrastructure. This legislation will                                                        
let Alaskans decide whether to use $315 million of state bond                                                                   
proceeds for needed transportation projects. I appreciate the careful                                                           
consideration and support from the Legislature of this legislation.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sarah Palin                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 152                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                      

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                           Chapter 31, SLA 2008                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 289                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 289(FSH) "An Act                                                                                 
         exempting employers from paying unemployment tax                                                                       
         for temporary services provided by fishing vessel                                                                      
         crewmembers and related to emergency oil spill                                                                         
         training and response activities; and providing for an                                                                 
         effective date."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 32, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/23/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 209                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE BILL NO. 209 "An Act extending the                                                                              
         termination date of the Alaska Commission on                                                                           
         Aging; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 33, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/23/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 243                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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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                           Chapter 34, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/20/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 13                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(FIN)                                                                              
       "An Act relating to prepayments of accrued actuarial                                                                     
       liabilities of government retirement systems; relating to the                                                            
       Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority, the Alaska                                                                         
       Housing Finance Corporation, and the state bond                                                                          
       committee; establishing the Alaska Pension Obligation                                                                    
       Bond Corporation; permitting the Alaska Municipal Bond                                                                   
       Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority, a                                                                       
       subsidiary of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the                                                                
       state bond committee, and the Alaska Pension Obligation                                                                  
       Bond Corporation to assist state and municipal                                                                           
       governmental employers by issuing bonds, notes,                                                                          
       commercial paper, or other obligations to enable the                                                                     
       governmental employers to prepay all or a portion of the                                                                 
       governmental employers' shares of the unfunded accrued                                                                   
       actuarial liabilities of retirement systems; authorizing a                                                               
       governmental employer to enter into a lease or other                                                                     
       contractual agreement with a trustee, the Alaska Municipal                                                               
       Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority, a                                                                  
       subsidiary of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the                                                                
       state bond committee, or the Alaska Pension Obligation                                                                   
       Bond Corporation in connection with the issuance of                                                                      
       obligations by a state entity for the purpose of prepaying all                                                           
       or a portion of the governmental employer's share of the                                                                 
       unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of retirement systems,                                                            
       and relating to those obligations; relating to revision of the                                                           
       employer contribution rate in connection with financed                                                                   
       prepayment of unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of                                                                  
       government retirement systems; and providing for an                                                                      
       effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 35, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/23/08                                                                              

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HB 284                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 284(FIN) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to participation in certain student fellowships                                                               
         as an allowable absence from the state for purposes                                                                    
         of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and                                                                       
         providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 36, SLA 2008                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 379                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE BILL NO. 379 "An Act relating to                                                                                 
         educational requirements for licensure as a certified                                                                  
         public accountant."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 37, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/20/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 354                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 354(JUD) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to adoptions, to subsidies for a hard-to-place                                                                
         child, to criminal sanctions for unlawful disclosure of                                                                
         confidential information pertaining to a child, to child                                                               
         support orders in child-in-need-of-aid and                                                                             
         delinquency proceedings, and to civil actions on                                                                       
         behalf of children in need of aid who are injured or                                                                   
         die while in state custody; and providing for an                                                                       
         effective date."                                                                                                       

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                           Chapter 38, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/23/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 259                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE BILL NO. 259 "An Act repealing certain                                                                          
         provisions relating to applications for medical                                                                        
         assistance coverage; making certain provisions of ch.                                                                  
         96, SLA 2006, retroactive; providing for an effective                                                                  
         date by repealing an effective date section in ch. 96,                                                                 
         SLA 2006; providing for an effective date for certain                                                                  
         sections of ch. 96, SLA 2006; and providing for an                                                                     
         effective date."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 39, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/23/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 260                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 22 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         260(FIN) "An Act making corrective amendments to                                                                       
         the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of                                                                   
         statutes; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 40, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/23/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 166                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 23 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         166(FIN) am S "An Act relating to contributions                                                                        
         from permanent fund dividends to community                                                                             
         foundations, to certain educational organizations, and                                                                 
         to certain other charitable organizations; relating to                                                                 
         the execution upon permanent fund dividends;                                                                           
         amending Rule 89, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure;                                                                     
         and providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 41, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/24/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 185                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 27 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 42, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 1/1/09                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 233                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 27 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         233(L&C) "An Act relating to giving notice of                                                                          
         unclaimed net margin distributions made by electric                                                                    
         and telephone cooperatives."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 43, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/25/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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SB 202                                                                                                                        
Message dated May 28 was received, stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 17, of the Alaska Constitution, I                                                          
have allowed the following bill to become law without signature:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                   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."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           [Chapter 44, SLA 2008                                                                               
                         Effective Date: 8/26/08]                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 202 addresses a very serious concern of many Alaskans: that the                                                              
federal government is forcing Alaska and other states to implement                                                              
certain provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005, and is not picking up                                                            
the high price tag of the implementation. In the near future, Alaska and                                                        
other states must upgrade their driver's license and state identification                                                       
card systems to meet the standards of the REAL ID Act. If we do not,                                                            
we risk that our citizens may not have the identification needed to                                                             
board airplanes, enter federal offices, or visit federal hospitals.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Most Alaskans have serious privacy concerns about the development                                                               
of a national database and about the ready access to personal                                                                   
information that this database would give the federal government and                                                            
others through the technology envisioned by the REAL ID Act. I agree                                                            
with those concerns. It especially troubles me that the state of Alaska                                                         
is forced to use its money to implement this ill-considered policy.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Nonetheless, I want to be sure that the state of Alaska can continue to                                                         
improve its driver's license and identification card system to further                                                          
secure its licenses and cards against fraud. Because some of these                                                              
improvements may coincidentally match or advance changes required                                                               
by the REAL ID Act, SB 202 could be viewed as restricting these                                                                 
improvements. SB 202 does not resolve the dilemma that Alaskans                                                                 
will face if their driver's licenses and state identification cards are not                                                     
accepted for federal purposes and they do not possess a passport or                                                             
other federally-accepted identification. Failure to comply with these                                                           

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federal requirements may restrict Alaskans' freedom of travel and                                                               
prevent their access to federal facilities. This presents a quandary for                                                        
Alaskans who are so protective of state rights and liberties and yet, by                                                        
necessity, must have federally-accepted identification in order to travel                                                       
by airplane.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
For these reasons and to support the many Alaskans' concerns about                                                              
the REAL ID Act, I have not signed this bill and have it allowed to                                                             
become law without my signature.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sarah Palin                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 120                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 120(FIN) "An Act                                                                                
         relating to disclosure of certain information from the                                                                 
         records of the Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                       
         Development and limiting the use of the disclosed                                                                      
         information, and to the calculation and payment of                                                                     
         unemployment compensation benefits; and providing                                                                      
         for an effective date."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 45, SLA 2008                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 226                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR 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."                                                                                                                 

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                           Chapter 46, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 5/29/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 2                                                                                                                          
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         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."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 47, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 7/1/08                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 61                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         61(FIN) "An Act relating to tax credits for cash                                                                       
         contributions by taxpayers that are accepted for                                                                       
         certain educational purposes, including vocational                                                                     
         education programs and courses at the secondary                                                                        
         school level and to tax credits for cash contributions                                                                 
         by tax payers that are accepted by a state-operated                                                                    
         vocational technical education and training school;                                                                    
         and providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 48, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 1/1/09                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 165                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on May 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                              
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              

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         SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 165(RLS)                                                                                  
         "An Act relating to discipline of big game hunting                                                                     
         guides and transporters and to providing field                                                                         
         accommodations for big game hunters."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 49, SLA 2008                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/26/08                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                            Unfinished Business                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SCR 21                                                                                                                        
Memorandum dated May 1 was received, stating President Green                                                                    
made the following appointments:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force                                                                                                  
 Senator Wagoner                                                                                                                
 Senator Huggins                                                                                                                
 Senator McGuire                                                                                                                
 Senator Wielechowski                                                                                                           
 Senator Green                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
With agreement from the Speaker of the House, President Green                                                                   
designated the following appointees:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force                                                                                                  
 Representative Johnson, Chair                                                                                                  
 Senator Green, Vice Chair                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
EO 114                                                                                                                        
In accordance with Article III, Section 23 of the Alaska Constitution,                                                          
action was not taken on the following Executive Order and it was                                                                
returned to the Governor's Office at 4:20 p.m., April 15, 2008:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
         EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 114                                                                                                
         Transferring back certain functions relating to the                                                                    
         protection of fish habitats in rivers, lakes, and                                                                      
         streams of the state, and related functions regarding                                                                  
         fish and game protection, from the deputy                                                                              
         commissioner of the Department of Natural                                                                              

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         Resources to the Department of Fish and Game and                                                                       
         making other related transfers of functions from the                                                                   
         Department of Natural Resources to the Department                                                                      
         of Fish and Game.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This is the First Supplement of the Senate Journal for the Second                                                               
Session of the Twenty-fifth Legislature.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                           Kirsten Waid                                                         
                                                Secretary of the Senate