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                                  SENATE JOURNAL                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                             ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                            TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                   FIRST SESSION                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                        Friday                        April 1, 2011                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                Seventy-fourth Day                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Stevens at 10:20 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, The Reverend Dr. Frances A.                                                             
Williams of the Leake Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. Senator Hoffman                                                                
moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.                                                                    
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Galileo Galilei once said, "All truths are easy to                                                                    
          understand once they are discovered, the point is to                                                                  
          discover them."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Father, in the midst of the trials of life may the                                                                    
          problem at hand not be the single focus at hand. Give                                                                 
          us godly understanding and patient endurance. May                                                                     
          understanding become one of the primary focuses in                                                                    
          fulfilling the tasks that we are faced with daily.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          I pray that we all be a voice of hope and comfort,                                                                    
          logic and reason, understanding and patience that we                                                                  
          will forever be echoed in the halls of society on every                                                               
       community level.                                               Amen.                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Thomas led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                   Certification                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals                                                               
for the seventy-second and seventy-third legislative days be approved                                                           
as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Messages from the House                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Message dated March 30 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                    First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 101                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(STA) BY THE HOUSE STATE                                                                               
AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
               "An Act establishing the fourth Saturday of July each                                                           
          year as Ted Stevens Day."                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 188                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 188 BY THE HOUSE LABOR AND                                                                                       
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
               "An Act relating to the interest that may be charged                                                            
          by express agreement."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                                                  
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                            Standing Committee Reports                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Report dated March 31 was read stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Community and Regional                                                                     
Affairs Committee reviewed the following and recommends the                                                                     
appointment be forwarded to a joint session for consideration:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Commissioner - Department of Commerce, Community and                                                                          
Economic Development                                                                                                          
Susan Bell                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individual during any further sessions.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Olson, Chair; Senators Menard, Kookesh,                                                             
Wagoner, Ellis.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Report dated March 31 was read stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Labor and Commerce                                                                         
Committee reviewed the following and recommends the appointments                                                                
be forwarded to a joint session for consideration:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                      
Andre Horton                                                                                                                    
Jeffrey Johnson                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                              
Robert Klein                                                                                                                    
Marvin Yoder                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
Michael Bolivar                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                 
Willard Askren                                                                                                                  
Aaron Isaacs, Jr.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                                        
David Arzt                                                                                                                      
Robert Richmond                                                                                                                 
Tylan Schrock                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                                     
L. April Moore                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Real Estate Commission                                                                                                        
Marianne Burke                                                                                                                  
Brad Cole                                                                                                                       
Charlene Flyum                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                            
Bradley Austin                                                                                                                  
Jeffrey Bizzarro                                                                                                                
Charles Collins, Jr.                                                                                                            
David Kester                                                                                                                    
Krista Lord                                                                                                                     
David Robinson                                                                                                                  
Arylis Scates                                                                                                                   
Zebulon Woodman                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                      
Jim Robison                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individuals during any further sessions.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Egan, Chair; Senators Giessel, Menard,                                                              
Davis, Paskvan.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 15                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 15 "An Act                                                                   
relating to penalties for certain alcohol offenses involving persons                                                            
under 21 years of age committed by a sex offender or child kidnapper"                                                           
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 15(JUD) "An Act                                                                                
          relating to penalties for certain alcohol offenses                                                                    
          involving persons under 21 years of age committed                                                                     
          by certain sex offenders or child kidnappers."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Coghill,                                                                       
Wielechowski, Paskvan.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Corrections                                                                                   

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, indeterminate, Department of Law                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 19                                                                                                                         
Forthcoming fiscal information (page 647) for SENATE BILL NO. 19                                                                
"An Act excluding motorcycles and motor-driven cycles from the                                                                  
passenger vehicle rental tax" published March 31:                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 22                                                                                                                         
The Health and Social Services Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                 
NO. 22 "An Act relating to prevention and evaluation of and liability                                                           
for traumatic brain injuries in student athletes" and recommended it be                                                         
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                      CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 22(HSS) "An Act                                                                   
              relating to prevention and evaluation of and liability                                                           
          for concussions in student athletes."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Davis, Chair; Senators Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                             
Meyer.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                     
  Development                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 32                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 32 "An Act making a special appropriation to capitalize the                                                                 
alternative energy revolving loan fund; and providing for an effective                                                          
date." Signing do pass: Senator Egan, Chair; Senators Davis, Menard.                                                            
Signing no recommendation: Senator Giessel.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 40                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 40 "An Act prohibiting certain automated telephone solicitations"                                                           
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 40(L&C)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Egan, Chair; Senators Davis, Menard.                                                                   
Signing no recommendation: Senator Giessel.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 51                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SPONSOR                                                                             
SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 51 "An Act relating to the                                                                       
operation of vending facilities on public property" and recommended                                                             
it be replaced with                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                       CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE                                                                    
          BILL NO. 51(L&C)                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Egan, Chair; Senators Davis, Menard.                                                                   
Signing no recommendation: Senator Giessel.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 74                                                                                                                         
The Health and Social Services Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                 
NO. 74 "An Act requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum                                                                 
disorders, describing the method for establishing a covered treatment                                                           
plan for those disorders, and defining the covered treatment for those                                                          
disorders; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                                               
Senator Davis, Chair; Senators Meyer, Ellis, Egan. Signing amend:                                                               
Senator Dyson.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
  and Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 89                                                                                                                         
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 89 "An                                                                   
Act clarifying that a legislator or legislative employee is allowed to                                                          
accept certain compassionate gifts; allowing legislators and legislative                                                        
employees to use legislative mailing lists for campaign purposes and                                                            
nonlegislative purposes; allowing legislators and legislative employees                                                         
who are representing persons in an administrative hearing to contact                                                            
hearing officers and attempt to influence the outcome of the hearing if                                                         
they are professionals licensed in the state, and allowing legislators                                                          
and legislative employees who are not professionals licensed in the                                                             
state to contact hearing officers for the purpose of influencing the                                                            
outcome of the hearing in certain instances; allowing legislators and                                                           
legislative employees, in certain circumstances, to participate in                                                              
partisan political activity while on state travel; prohibiting a public                                                         
member of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics from disclosing                                                            
confidential information without authorization; clarifying the ethics                                                           
disclosure requirements for tickets to or gifts in connection with                                                              
charity events; amending disclosure deadlines under the Legislative                                                             
Ethics Act; relating to requests to refrain from disclosure under the                                                           
Legislative Ethics Act; and establishing a seat for an alternate public                                                         
member on the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics and clarifying                                                             
the requirements related to participation by alternate members in the                                                           
proceedings of the committee" and recommended it be replaced with                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(STA) "An Act                                                                                
          clarifying that a legislator or legislative employee is                                                               
          allowed to accept certain compassionate gifts;                                                                        
          allowing legislators and legislative employees who                                                                    
          are representing persons in an administrative hearing                                                                 
          to contact hearing officers and attempt to influence                                                                  
          the outcome of the hearing if they are professionals                                                                  
          licensed in the state, and allowing legislators and                                                                   
          legislative employees who are not professionals                                                                       
          licensed in the state to contact hearing officers for the                                                             

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          purpose of influencing the outcome of the hearing in                                                                  
          certain instances; requiring the Select Committee on                                                                  
          Legislative Ethics to maintain a public record of                                                                     
          certain ethics disclosures made by legislators and                                                                    
          legislative employees; prohibiting a public member                                                                    
          of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics from                                                                    
          disclosing confidential information without                                                                           
          authorization; clarifying the ethics disclosure                                                                       
          requirements for tickets to or gifts in connection with                                                               
          charity events; amending disclosure deadlines under                                                                   
          the Legislative Ethics Act; relating to requests to                                                                   
          refrain from disclosure under the Legislative Ethics                                                                  
          Act; relating to the applicability of certain provisions                                                              
          of the Legislative Ethics Act to certain legislative                                                                  
          employees, volunteers, and interns; establishing a                                                                    
          seat for an alternate public member on the Select                                                                     
          Committee on Legislative Ethics; clarifying the                                                                       
          requirements related to participation by alternate                                                                    
          public members and alternate legislative members in                                                                   
          the proceedings of the committee; amending the                                                                        
          definition of 'legislative employee' in the Legislative                                                               
          Ethics Act; and repealing a procedure for                                                                             
          appointment of alternate legislative members."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator Wielechowski, Chair; Senators                                                                
Kookesh, Paskvan, Giessel. Signing do pass: Senator Meyer.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 94                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 94 "An Act                                                                     
adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song." Signing do                                                            
pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan,                                                               
McGuire, Olson, Ellis.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Senate Finance Committee                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   

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SB 101                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 101 "An                                                                      
Act adopting the Alaska Entity Transactions Act; relating to changing                                                           
the form of entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited                                                             
liability companies, business trusts, and other organizations; amending                                                         
Rule 79, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules 602(b)(2),                                                                  
602(c), and 605.5, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and                                                                     
providing for an effective date." Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                            
French, Chair; Senators Coghill, Wielechowski. Signing do pass:                                                                 
Senator Paskvan.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
  and Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 104                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 104 "An                                                                  
Act relating to manufactured homes, including manufactured homes                                                                
permanently affixed to land, to the conversion of manufactured homes                                                            
to real property, to the severance of manufactured homes from real                                                              
property, to the titling, conveyance, and encumbrance of manufactured                                                           
homes, and to manufacturers' certificates of origin for vehicles; and                                                           
providing for an effective date." Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                            
Wielechowski, Chair; Senators Paskvan, Giessel. Signing do pass:                                                                
Senators Kookesh, Meyer.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 13                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 13 "An Act relating to fees and charges for medical treatment or                                                            
services as they relate to workers' compensation; and providing for an                                                          
effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Egan, Chair; Senators                                                                 
Giessel, Davis, Menard.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, House Finance Committee                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 16                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 16 "An Act                                                                      
extending senior benefits" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 16(FIN) "An                                                                              
          Act extending the senior benefits payment program;                                                                    
          and relating to income allowances for medical                                                                         
          assistance recipients and Alaska Pioneers' Homes and                                                                  
          Alaska Veterans' Homes residents."                                                                                    
          (Title Change SCR forthcoming)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Olson, Ellis.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 6, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 7                                                                                                                         
The Health and Social Services Committee considered SENATE                                                                      
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7 Proclaiming September 9,                                                                            
2011, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. Signing                                                                
do pass: Senator Davis, Chair; Senators Meyer, Ellis, Egan, Dyson.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Health and Social Services                                                                     
  Committee                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                           Introduction and Reference of                                                                     
                                Senate Resolutions                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 10                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 28, relating to temporary                                                                   
          courtesy licenses for certain nonresident                                                                             
          professionals and to a temporary exemption from fees                                                                  
          and other licensing requirements for active duty                                                                      
          members of the armed forces.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 11                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11 BY SENATORS                                                                                 
FRENCH, McGuire, Menard, Egan, Davis, Thomas, Stedman,                                                                          
Huggins, Wagoner, Olson, Wielechowski, Dyson, Meyer, Stevens,                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Designating August 18, 2011, as Walter J. Hickel                                                                      
          Day of the Arctic.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                    Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 118                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 118 BY SENATOR DAVIS, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act providing medical assistance reimbursement                                                                    
          for the services of licensed marital and family                                                                       
          therapists."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services                                                          
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 119                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 119 BY SENATORS MEYER, McGuire, Ellis,                                                                          
Menard, entitled:                                                                                                               

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                "An Act relating to the licensing and regulation of                                                            
          athletic trainers."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services                                                          
and Labor and Commerce Committees.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Consideration of the Calendar                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                          Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 8                                                                                                                          
Senator Coghill requested that the reconsideration on SENATE BILL                                                               
NO. 8 be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 8 "An                                                                   
Act relating to questionnaires and surveys administered in the public                                                           
schools" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                                
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 8                                                                                                                            
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire,                                                                   
Menard, Paskvan, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, Meyer, Olson, Stedman,                                                                 
Wagoner                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 8 passed the Senate on reconsideration                                                                  
and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 97 "An Act authorizing additional appropriations                                                                
for public education and for community revenue sharing based on the                                                             
price of Alaska North Slope crude oil, and adjusting the formula for                                                            
payments to communities" was read the second time.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Hoffman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 648.                                                           
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) "An Act                                                                       
authorizing additional appropriations for public education and for                                                              
community revenue sharing based on the price of Alaska North Slope                                                              
crude oil, and adjusting the formula for payments to communities; and                                                           
providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act authorizing additional appropriations for public education and for                                                          
community revenue sharing based on the price of Alaska North Slope                                                              
crude oil, and adjusting the formula for payments to communities; and                                                           
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 97(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                            
Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman,                                                                       
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                          Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
Senator Hoffman requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) be taken up. The bill was before the                                                                    
Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                      
NO. 97(FIN) "An Act authorizing additional appropriations for public                                                            
education and for community revenue sharing based on the price of                                                               
Alaska North Slope crude oil, and adjusting the formula for payments                                                            
to communities; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                          
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 97(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                            
Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman,                                                                       
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) passed the Senate on                                                                     
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Third Reading of House Bills                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 108                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of                                                            
state government and for certain programs, capitalizing funds,                                                                  
amending appropriations, and making reappropriations; and providing                                                             
for an effective date" was read the third time.                                                                                 

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Senator Huggins moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 1.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators Huggins, Menard offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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Adjust fund sources and totals accordingly.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Huggins moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Senator Ellis objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator French rose to a point of order. President Stevens cautioned                                                            
members to proceed in order.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 108(FIN)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, Menard                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire,                                                                   
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                       
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) was                                                                                
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Giessel moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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Adjust fund sources and totals accordingly.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                                              
Ellis objected.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 108(FIN)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  16   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire,                                                                   
Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                        
Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) was                                                                                
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Hoffman moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 3.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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          "(n) The amount of $20,000,000 is appropriated from the                                                               
general fund to the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                      
Economic Development for community revenue sharing payments for                                                                 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, to be distributed proportionally to                                                       
the amounts received by communities under AS 29.60.855 and                                                                      
29.60.860."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                      
          "(b)  The amount of $20,000,000 is appropriated from the                                                              
general fund to the Department of Education and Early Development                                                               
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, to be distributed as state aid                                                        
to districts according to the average daily membership for each district                                                        
adjusted under AS 14.17.410(b)(1)(A) - (D)."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
"* Sec. 39. CONDITIONAL EFFECT. The appropriations made in                                                                    
secs. 12(n) and 13(b) of this Act are contingent on the enactment into                                                          
law in 2011 of a version of Senate Bill No. 97."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                                                                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 3 was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) am S was                                                                           
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 4.                                                                
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators Hoffman, Egan offered Amendment No. 4:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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                                                           APPROPRIATION    GENERAL                                             
                               "ALLOCATIONS           ITEMS                   FUND                                              
Alaska Performance                               1,100,000               1,100,000                                            
  Scholarship Awards                                                                                                          
Alaska Performance         1,100,000                                                                                            
  Scholarship Awards"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Adjust fund sources and totals accordingly.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4.                                                                      
Senator Huggins objected, then withdrew his objection. There being                                                              
no further objection, Amendment No. 4 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) am S was                                                                           
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 108(FIN) am S "An Act making appropriations for the operating                                                               
and loan program expenses of state government and for certain                                                                   
programs, capitalizing funds, amending appropriations, and making                                                               
reappropriations; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                                                 
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 108(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) am                                                                         
S passed the Senate.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 108                                                                                                                        
Senator Hoffman gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) am S and moved and asked                                                                         
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Without objection,                                                          
the bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) am S "An Act making appropriations for                                                                  
the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for                                                             
certain programs, capitalizing funds, amending appropriations, and                                                              
making reappropriations; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                                          
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 108(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN)                                                                            
am S passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                         
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Third Reading of House Bills                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN) "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" was read the third time.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 109(FIN) "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" pass the Senate?" The                                                             
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 109(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                                   
McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                       
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Giessel, Kookesh                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Dyson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                                                            
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
Senator Hoffman gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN) and moved and asked                                                                              
unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time. Without objection,                                                          
the bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN) "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" pass the                                                            
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 109(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                                   
McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                       
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Giessel, Kookesh                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Dyson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                                                            
passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               

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                                     Citations                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - First Tech Challenge Tournament State Champions                                                                      
Senator(s) Paskvan, Wielechowski, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson,                                                               
Egan, Ellis, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard,                                                               
Meyer, Olson, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - St. Elias Brewing Company, 2011 Award Winning "Moose                                                                 
Juice" Barley Wine                                                                                                              
Senator(s) Wagoner, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
Representative(s) Chenault, Olson                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Mt. Edgecumbe High School Boys Basketball Team, 2011                                                                 
3A Region V Champions                                                                                                           
Senator(s) Stedman, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Coach Jeannie Hebert-Truax and The Wasilla Lady                                                                      
Warriors Basketball Team                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Keller                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Menard, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                 
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Meyer, Olson,                                                                      
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, 2011 Hannes Alfven Medal                                                                      
Recipient                                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Miller                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                 
French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard,                                                                    
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Jerry and Carol Prevo's 40 Years of Service                                                                      
Representative(s) Pruitt                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Davis, Stevens, Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Bartlett High School Boys Basketball Team, 2011 4A                                                                   
Alaska State Champions                                                                                                          
Representative(s) Pruitt                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Davis, Stevens, Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                           
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Lois Ilena Harter                                                                                                 
Senator(s) Huggins, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Stoltze                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Emma M. "Pat" Cook                                                                                                
Senator(s) Paskvan, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                   
Representative(s) Kawasaki                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Robert Godfrey Schachle                                                                                           
Representative(s) Neuman, Stoltze, Gatto, Keller                                                                                
Senator(s) Huggins, Menard, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan,                                                               
Ellis, Giessel, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                               
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Alice S. Mendola                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Herron                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Nicolai S. Merculief                                                                                              
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
French, Giessel, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                               
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - John Bennett                                                                                                      
Representative(s) Tuck                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Meyer, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                  
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Olson,                                                                     
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 

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In Memoriam - Mark Allen Hufford                                                                                                
Representative(s) Fairclough                                                                                                    
Senator(s) Dyson, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Gordon Clodfelter                                                                                                 
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Sandra McGarry                                                                                                    
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Elaine Damm                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Jean Francois Franquelin                                                                                          
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Fadaoff                                                                                    
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                              
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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                                Unfinished Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                     Citations                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the following                                                              
citations be made a special order of business. Without objection, it was                                                        
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                             Special Order of Business                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - The 1/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team                                                                               
Senator(s) Paskvan, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                   
Representative(s) Thompson                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - John Breckman Thompson, Sr.                                                                                       
Senator(s) Olson, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                         
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Paskvan,                                                                     
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
Representative(s) Foster                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                              
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                   
from a call of the Senate from July 18 - 23, August 2 - 7, September                                                            
29 - 30, October 1 - 18, November 30 - December 2, and from                                                                     
December 7 - 10. Without objection, Senator Dyson was excused.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Announcements                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                    Engrossment                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 8                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 8 "An Act relating to questionnaires and surveys                                                                
administered in the public schools" was engrossed, signed by the                                                                
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                        
consideration.                                                                                                                  

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SB 97                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 97(FIN) "An Act authorizing additional                                                                   
appropriations for public education and for community revenue                                                                   
sharing based on the price of Alaska North Slope crude oil, and                                                                 
adjusting the formula for payments to communities; and providing for                                                            
an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                                   
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 108                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN) am S "An                                                                           
Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program                                                                    
expenses of state government and for certain programs, capitalizing                                                             
funds, amending appropriations, and making reappropriations; and                                                                
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 109                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN) "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" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                               
Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                    Adjournment                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 4, 2011. Without                                                                   
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:07 p.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                     Kirsten Waid                                               
                                                         Secretary of the Senate                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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further information, call the ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-                                                            
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                                STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                          
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                           COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Apr 05         Tuesday                         Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           3:30 PM                                           
+ SB  45 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM                                                                                             
+ SB  56 DELAY SUNSET OF COASTAL MANAGMENT PROGRAM                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07         Thursday                        Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           3:30 PM                                           
+ SB 111 LAND TRANSFER FROM STATE AND ALASKA RR                                                                                 
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                     EDUCATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 01         Friday                          Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           8:00 AM                                           
+= SB   6 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS                                                                                 
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 04         Monday                          Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           8:00 AM                                           
+              University of Alaska Presentation:                                                                               
               Teacher Preparedness                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 06         Wednesday                       Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           8:00 AM                                           
+ SB 107 APPROP: UNIV. ENGINEERING BUILDINGS                                                                                    
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08         Friday                          Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           8:00 AM                                           
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                      FINANCE                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 01         Friday                        Senate Finance 532             9:00 AM                                           
+              Confirmation Hearing:                                                                                            
               Commissioner Bryan Butcher, Department of Revenue                                                                
               <Above Item Postponed>                                                                                           
+= SB  94 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG                                                                                   
+= HB  16 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM                                                                                
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 04         Monday                        Senate Finance 532             9:00 AM                                           
+= SB  23 FILM PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT                                                                                            
+= SB  92 DENTISTS/DENTAL HYGIENISTS/ASSISTANTS                                                                                 
+= SB  66 AIDEA: NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT PROGRAM                                                                                 
               <Above Item Removed from Agenda>                                                                                 
+= SB  87 GRANTS FOR SENIORS' MEDICAL CARE                                                                                      
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 05         Tuesday                       Senate Finance 532             9:00 AM                                           
+              Confirmation Hearing:                                                                                            
               Commissioner Bryan Butcher, Department of Revenue                                                                
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 06         Wednesday                     Senate Finance 532             9:00 AM                                           
+ SB  84 VOC ED  FUNDING/BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION                                                                                
+ SB  15 SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE                                                                                  
+= SB  58 INCREASING NUMBER OF SUPERIOR CT JUDGES                                                                               
+= SB  90 BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY SECRETARY                                                                                 
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07         Thursday                      Senate Finance 532             9:00 AM                                           
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08         Friday                        Senate Finance 532             9:00 AM                                           
+ SB   5 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY                                                                                         
+ SB  27 FLAME RETARDANTS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS                                                                                   
+ SB  96 APPLICATION OF VILLAGE SAFE WATER ACT                                                                                  
+ SB 101 ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT                                                                                                
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                             HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 01         Friday                              Butrovich 205            1:30 PM                                           
               No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                       HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 04         Monday                              Butrovich 205            1:30 PM                                           
+ HCR  3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS                                                                                             
+ HCR  1 PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH                                                                                      
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 06         Wednesday                           Butrovich 205            1:30 PM                                           
               No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08         Friday                              Butrovich 205            1:30 PM                                           
               No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                             
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                                     JUDICIARY                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 01         Friday                          Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           1:30 PM                                           
+              Board Confirmations: Alaska Judicial Council                                                                     
+ SB  78 LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDER LIABILITY                                                                                        
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
= SB  82 FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 04         Monday                          Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           1:30 PM                                           
+              Board Confirmations: Parole Board                                                                                
+ HB 116 CORRECT SPELLING OF LORAZEPAM/OXYMORPHONE                                                                              
+= SB  30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY                                                                                             
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 06         Wednesday                       Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           1:30 PM                                           
+= SB  86 PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS/MINORS                                                                                
+ SB 104 MANUFACTURED HOMES AS REAL PROPERTY                                                                                    
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08         Friday                          Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           1:30 PM                                           
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                 LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 05         Tuesday                         Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           2:00 PM                                           
+ SB 103 WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR FIREFIGHTERS                                                                                 
+ SB 116 WORKERS' COMP.: COLL BARGAINING/MEDIATION                                                                              
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07         Thursday                        Beltz 105 (tsbldg)           2:00 PM                                           
+ SB 115 PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE                                                                                         
+= HB  24 EXTEND REGULATORY COMM. OF ALASKA SUNSET                                                                              
+= HB 130 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS                                                                                         
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                     RESOURCES                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 01         Friday                              Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                                           
+= SB  85 TAX CREDIT FOR NEW OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT                                                                              
               <Above Item Removed from Agenda>                                                                                 
               -- Public Comment and Invited Testimony --                                                                       
+= SB  49 PRODUCTION TAX ON OIL AND GAS                                                                                         
               The Following Invited Testimony Only:                                                                            
               Bryan Butcher, DOR, with Focus on the "Oil and                                                                   
               Gas Production Tax Report to the Legislature                                                                     
               (January 18, 2011)"                                                                                              
               Kevin Banks, DNR/DOG, with Focus on Leasing and                                                                  
               Royalty Modification                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 04         Monday                              Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                                           
+= SB  85 TAX CREDIT FOR NEW OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT                                                                              
+              Confirmations:                                                                                                   
               AOGCC, Dan Seamount                                                                                              
               Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, Ben Brown                                                                 
               Board of Fisheries, William Brown                                                                                
               Board Fisheries, Susan Jeffrey                                                                                   
               Board of Fisheries, John Jensen                                                                                  
               Board of Fisheries, Michael Smith                                                                                
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 06         Wednesday                           Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                                           
+              Confirmations:                                                                                                   
               Big Game Commercial Services Board, Karen Polley                                                                 
               Big Game Commercial Services Board, Kelly Vrem                                                                   
               Board of Game, Stanley "Stosh" Hoffman                                                                           
               Board of Game, Ted Spraker                                                                                       
               Board of Game, Nathan Turner                                                                                     
               Board of Game, Nick Yurko                                                                                        
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08         Friday                              Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                                           
+= SB  49 PRODUCTION TAX ON OIL AND GAS                                                                                         
               Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission                                                                       
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                   STATE AFFAIRS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 05         Tuesday                             Butrovich 205            9:00 AM                                           
+              Confirmation Hearing for Department of                                                                           
               Admin Commissioner Designee Becky Hultberg                                                                       
+ HB  18 ALASKA PUBLIC GARDENS DAY                                                                                              
+ HJR 15 SUPPORT ARCTIC CAUCUS                                                                                                  
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 

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                             STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07         Thursday                            Butrovich 205            9:00 AM                                           
+ SB 117 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE: MILITARY                                                                                        
+ HB   3 REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE                                                                                      
+ HCR  7 DECORATION OF HONOR                                                                                                    
+              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                  TRANSPORTATION                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 05         Tuesday                             Butrovich 205            1:00 PM                                           
               Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07         Thursday                            Butrovich 205            1:00 PM                                           
               Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                 
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                                 JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07         Thursday                       House Finance 519           11:00 AM                                            
               -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                           
               Agenda Forthcoming                                                                                               
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                                  OTHER MEETINGS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                   JOINT SESSION                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08         Friday                           House Chamber             11:00 AM                                            
               Confirmation of Governor's Appointees