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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                          TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday               February 17, 2012                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                              Thirty-second Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Stevens at 11:00 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed seventeen members present. Senators Dyson,                                                                      
Huggins, Menard were excused from a call of the Senate.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was sung by the Chaplain, Reverend Bobby Lewis of                                                                    
Central Baptist Church, Harlem, New York. Senator Hoffman moved                                                                 
and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
            "God Bless America"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          God Bless America, land that I love.                                                                                  
          Stand beside her, and guide her                                                                                       
          Thru the night with a light from above.                                                                               
          From the mountains, to the prairies,                                                                                  
          To the oceans, white with foam                                                                                        
          God bless America, my home sweet home.                                                                                
          (Irving Berlin)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals                                                               
for the thirtieth and thirty-first legislative days be approved as certified                                                    
by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 311                                                                                                                        
Message dated February 15 was read stating the Speaker granted                                                                  
limited powers of free conference to the House conferees considering                                                            
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 311(RLS) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the filing of information with the Alaska Public Offices                                                            
Commission; and providing for an effective date" and CS FOR                                                                     
HOUSE BILL NO. 311(STA) am on the following specific points:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, lines 8 - 13 (both House and Senate; including retroactivity).                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The Senate granted limited powers of free conference to the Senate                                                              
conferees on February 15 (page 1513).                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 311                                                                                                                        
Message dated February 15 was read stating the House has adopted                                                                
the report of the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                                                              
conference considering SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 311(RLS) and CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 311(STA) am, thus                                                                        
adopting:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 311                                                                                  
          "An Act relating to the filing of information with, and                                                               
          to information filed with, the Alaska Public Offices                                                                  
          Commission; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
          (technical title change)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Senate adopted CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 311                                                                         
on February 15 (page 1513).                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Disclosure letters received in accordance with AS 24.60 will be                                                                 
published in Senate Journal Supplement No. 5 and Senate and House                                                               
Joint Journal Supplement No. 11.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 121                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 121 "An                                                                  
Act relating to the public employees' retirement system and the                                                                 
teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date" and                                                           
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(STA) "An Act                                                                               
          relating to  new defined benefit tiers in the public                                                                  
          employees' retirement system and the teachers'                                                                        
          retirement system; providing certain employees an                                                                     
          opportunity to choose between the defined benefit                                                                     
          and defined contribution plans of the public                                                                          
          employees' retirement system and the teachers'                                                                        
          retirement system; and providing for an effective                                                                     
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass:  Senator Wielechowski, Chair. Signing no                                                                       
recommendation: Senators Meyer, Giessel.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Administration                                                                            
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Fiscal information forthcoming.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                                                     
125 "An Act relating to certain vehicles, including trailers; and                                                               
relating to motor vehicle dealer advertising, motor vehicle dealer sales                                                        
of used motor vehicles, motor vehicle sales contracts, motor vehicle                                                            
service contracts, and motor vehicle sales financing." Signing do pass:                                                         
Senator Egan, Chair; Senators Giessel, Paskvan, Davis.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 134                                                                                                                        
The Health and Social Services Committee considered SENATE                                                                      
BILL NO. 134 "An Act relating to child support awards; and repealing                                                            
Rule 90.3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure" and recommended it be                                                               
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 134(HSS) "An Act                                                                               
          relating to child support awards; repealing Rule 90.3,                                                                
          Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for                                                                    
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Davis, Chair; Senator Egan. Signing no                                                                 
recommendation: Senators Meyer, Dyson.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Law                                                                                       
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Alaska Court System                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
President Stevens added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary, then Finance Committees.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 149                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 149 "An Act providing a tax credit for certain contributions to a                                                           
qualified dog mushing corporation." Signing do pass: Senator Egan,                                                              
Chair; Senators Giessel, Davis, Paskvan.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
          Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
          Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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SB 179                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 179 "An                                                                  
Act relating to missing vulnerable adult prompt response and                                                                    
notification plans." Signing do pass: Senator Wielechowski, Chair;                                                              
Senators Meyer, Giessel.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                       
         Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Military and Veterans                                                          
      Affairs                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 194                                                                                                                        
The Education Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 194 "An                                                                      
Act providing for a school improvement and revitalization procedure                                                             
in the Department of Education and Early Development; establishing                                                              
advisory councils for school improvement; and requiring reports to the                                                          
legislature" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 194(EDC)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Thomas, Cochair. Signing no                                                                            
recommendation: Senator Meyer, Cochair; Senators Stevens, Davis,                                                                
French.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Education and Early                                                                       
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Committee Reports                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 19                                                                                                                         
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent to bring up the                                                                 
Conference Committee Report on HOUSE BILL NO. 19, which had                                                                     
been held on the Secretary's desk (p. 1218). Without objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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The following report was received and distributed at 6:40 p.m.,                                                                 
April 17, 2011                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                               April 17, 2011                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mr. President:                                                                                                                  
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considered SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 19(STA) and                                                                             
HOUSE BILL NO. 19 and recommends                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
             CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                   
             19 "An Act relating to special request                                                                             
             registration plates; and providing for an                                                                          
             effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
be adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Meyer, Chair, Senators Wielechowski,                                                                
Menard; Representative Lynn, Chair, Representatives Seaton, Holmes.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved that the Senate adopt the Conference                                                                        
Committee Report on CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                
NO. 19.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate adopt the Conference                                                                      
Committee Report on CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 19                                                                         
"An Act relating to special request registration plates; and providing                                                          
for an effective date"?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CCS HB 19                                                                                                                       
Adopt Conference Committee Report?                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Egan, French, Giessel, Hoffman, Kookesh,                                                                 
McGuire, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas,                                                                       
Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Ellis                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Dyson, Huggins, Menard                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the report was adopted, thus adopting:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
             CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                   
             19 "An Act relating to special request                                                                             
             registration plates; and providing for an                                                                          
             effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the adoption of the Conference Committee Report be considered the                                                               
vote on the effective date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 198                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 198 BY THE SENATE STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                 
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act establishing procedures relating to issuance,                                                                 
          suspension, or revocation of certification of police                                                                  
          officers by the police standards council; making                                                                      
          certain court service officers subject to certification                                                               
          by the police standards council; making confidential                                                                  
          certain information that personally identifies a police                                                               
          officer; relating to requesting or requiring police                                                                   
          officers to submit to lie detector tests; repealing a                                                                 
          provision exempting certain police officers from a                                                                    

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          prohibition against requiring certain employees to                                                                    
          submit to lie detector tests; and providing for an                                                                    
          effective date."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 199                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 199 BY SENATOR MEYER, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the vocational and technical                                                                      
            instruction funding factor for public school funding."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Labor and                                                             
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 200                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 200 BY SENATOR FRENCH, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act establishing certain procedures related to the                                                                
          identification of suspects by eyewitnesses to criminal                                                                
          offenses."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 201                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 201 BY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the oil and gas corporate income                                                                  
          tax; relating to the credits against the oil and gas                                                                  
          corporate income tax; making conforming                                                                               
          amendments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 202                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 202 BY SENATORS EGAN, Coghill, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act relating to resuscitation protocol documents                                                              
          that may be adopted by reference in regulations."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services                                                          
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 203                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 203 BY SENATORS THOMAS, Paskvan,                                                                                
Hoffman, Wagoner, Ellis, Olson, entitled:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act establishing an energy assistance program in                                                                  
          the Department of Revenue to issue an energy                                                                          
          voucher to Alaska permanent fund dividend                                                                             
          recipients; and relating to the analysis and                                                                          
          recommendation of an energy assistance program by                                                                     
          the governor."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 86                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 86 "An Act relating to the protection of property                                                               
of persons under disability and minors; relating to the crime of                                                                
violating a protective order concerning certain vulnerable persons;                                                             
relating to aggravating factors at sentencing for offenses concerning a                                                         
victim 65 years or older; relating to the protection of vulnerable adults;                                                      
amending Rule 12(h), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; amending                                                               
Rule 45(a), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; amending Rule 65,                                                               
Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; amending Rule 17, Alaska Rules of                                                              
Probate Procedure; amending Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration;                                                             
and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator French, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                
adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute offered on page 858.                                                             
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 86(JUD) "An Act                                                                       
relating to the protection of property of persons under disability and                                                          
minors; relating to the crime of violating a protective order concerning                                                        
certain vulnerable persons; relating to aggravating factors at                                                                  
sentencing for offenses concerning a victim 65 years or older; relating                                                         
to the protection of vulnerable adults; making conforming                                                                       
amendments; amending Rules 12(h) and 45(a), Alaska Rules of                                                                     
Criminal Procedure, Rule 77, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule                                                              
17, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of                                                              
Administration; and providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 24, line 2:                                                                                                                
          Delete "2011"                                                                                                         
          Insert "2012"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 24, line 3:                                                                                                                
          Delete "2011"                                                                                                         
          Insert "2012"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                       
adoption of Amendment No. 1. Without objection, Amendment No. 1                                                                 
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. 86(JUD)(efd am) was read the third                                                                       
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 86(JUD)(efd                                                                   
am) "An Act relating to the protection of property of persons under                                                             
disability and minors; relating to the crime of violating a protective                                                          
order concerning certain vulnerable persons; relating to aggravating                                                            
factors at sentencing for offenses concerning a victim 65 years or                                                              
older; relating to the protection of vulnerable adults; making                                                                  

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conforming amendments; amending Rules 12(h) and 45(a), Alaska                                                                   
Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 77, Alaska Rules of Civil                                                                     
Procedure, Rule 17, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure, and Rule 9,                                                              
Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date"                                                            
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 86(JUD)(efd am)                                                                                                            
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Court Rules                   Effective Dates                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Kookesh, McGuire, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Dyson, Huggins, Menard                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 86(JUD)(efd am) 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 court rule                                                                
changes. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17 Celebrating the                                                                             
100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America                                                            
and proclaiming 2012 as the Year of the Girl, was read the second                                                               
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                  
for the adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on                                                           
page 1389. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                          
RESOLUTION NO. 17(STA) was adopted and was before the Senate                                                                    
on final passage.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                             
RESOLUTION NO. 17(STA) Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the                                                                 
Girl Scouts of the United States of America and proclaiming 2012 as                                                             
the Year of the Girl, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                             
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSCR 17(STA)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Kookesh, McGuire, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                      
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Dyson, Huggins, Menard                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                     
NO. 17(STA) passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for                                                             
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Peggy Shumaker, Alaska State Writer Laureate 2010-2012                                                               
Representative(s) Kawasaki                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Paskvan, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard,                                                                    
Meyer, Olson, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Craige and Kathy Baker, 2011 Farm Family of the Year                                                                 
Representative(s) Feige                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Coghill, Stevens, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French,                                                                 
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Father Joseph P. Kreta                                                                                            
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Nelson Bryan Miles                                                                                                
Representative(s) Thompson                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Thomas, Paskvan, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan,                                                               
Ellis, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                              
Olson, Stedman, 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.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused from                                                              
a call of the Senate on February 21, to afternoon plane time. Without                                                           
objection, Senator Ellis was excused.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                  
from a call of the Senate from noon plane time, February 17 through                                                             
evening plane time, February 20. Without objection, Senator Thomas                                                              
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate on February 24. Without objection, Senator                                                            
Hoffman was excused.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wagoner moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, February 18                                                                  
through morning plane time, February 21. Without objection, Senator                                                             
Wagoner was excused.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 202                                                                                                                        
Senator Giessel moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                                              
cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 202 "An Act relating to                                                                            
resuscitation protocol documents that may be adopted by reference in                                                            
regulations." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 74                                                                                                                         
Senator Kookesh moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                
a cosponsor on 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." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 203                                                                                                                        
Senators French, Kookesh, Egan moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                
to be shown as cosponsors on SENATE BILL NO. 203 "An Act                                                                        
establishing an energy assistance program in the Department of                                                                  
Revenue to issue an energy voucher to Alaska permanent fund                                                                     
dividend recipients; and relating to the analysis and recommendation                                                            
of an energy assistance program by the governor." Without objection,                                                            
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 6                                                                                                                          
Senators Olson, Kookesh, Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                
to be shown as cosponsors on SENATE BILL NO. 6 "An Act relating                                                                 
to providing a prekindergarten program within a school district; and                                                            
providing for an effective date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 86                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 86(JUD)(efd am) "An Act relating to                                                                      
the protection of property of persons under disability and minors;                                                              
relating to the crime of violating a protective order concerning certain                                                        

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vulnerable persons; relating to aggravating factors at sentencing for                                                           
offenses concerning a victim 65 years or older; relating to the                                                                 
protection of vulnerable adults; making conforming amendments;                                                                  
amending Rules 12(h) and 45(a), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure,                                                             
Rule 77, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 17, Alaska Rules of                                                              
Probate Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration; and                                                              
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17(STA)                                                                                 
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United                                                              
States of America and proclaiming 2012 as the Year of the Girl, was                                                             
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in adjournment until 2:00 p.m., February 21, 2012. Without                                                                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:47 a.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                Kirsten Waid                                                    
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 147 WATER AND SEWER TASK FORCE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 183 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION/MILITARY WIDOW(ER)                                                                              
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                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 17        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 182 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
= SB 194 PROCEDURES FOR LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOLS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 20        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 170 VOCATIONAL ED. COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS                                                                                  
+ SB 199 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING FACTOR                                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 182 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Feb 17        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Department of Transportation Overview: Roads to                                                                   
+             Resources                                                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 20        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Capital Markets Outlook and Permanent Fund                                                                        
              Performance Review - Michael O'Leary, Callan                                                                      
              Associates                                                                                                        
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Financial Update on the Public Employees                                                                          
              Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement                                                                     
              System by the Dept. of Administration and the                                                                     
              Alaska Retirement Management Board                                                                                
+= SB 187 PENSION RESERVE FUND                                                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 203 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS                                                                                   
+ SB 135 CONTINUANCES IN CRIMINAL TRIALS; VICTIMS                                                                               
+ SB 140 CATHINONE BATH SALTS                                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB  27 FLAME RETARDANTS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS                                                                                  
+= SB 136 INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYING A VETERAN                                                                             
+= SB  68 COMMERCIAL FISHING & AGRICULTURE BANK                                                                                 
+= SB 144 STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Feb 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+             Presentation by Alaska Native Tribal Health                                                                       
              Consortium                                                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 20        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                                                 
              Joint w/ House Health & Social Services                                                                           
              Presentation - Key Campaign                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 17        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 110 HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEX OFFENSES                                                                                        
+ SB 195 PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS' CASELOADS                                                                               
+ SJR 13 AMEND U.S. CONST RE CAMPAIGN MONEY                                                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 20        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1547
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY                                                                                               
+= SB  25 AIDEA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM                                                                                      
+= SB 174 OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY JOB NOTIFICATIONS                                                                                
+= SB 116 WORKERS' COMP.: COLL BARGAINING/MEDIATION                                                                             
+= SB 122 REAL ESTATE TRANSFER FEES/TITLE PLANTS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB  25 AIDEA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM                                                                                      
+= SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY                                                                                               
+= SB 122 REAL ESTATE TRANSFER FEES/TITLE PLANTS                                                                                
+= SB 174 OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY JOB NOTIFICATIONS                                                                                
+= SB 116 WORKERS' COMP.: COLL BARGAINING/MEDIATION                                                                             
+ SB 190 BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD                                                                                     
              <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                                          
+ HB 168 INJUNCTION SECURITY: INDUSTRIAL OPERATION                                                                              
              <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                                          
+= SB 138 THIRD-PARTY CHARGES ON TELEPHONE BILLS                                                                                
              <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                                          
+= SB 157 CANCEL INSUR. ON CERTAIN VACANT PROPERTY                                                                              
              <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                                          
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              -Analysis of Oil Industry Investment Strategies                                                                   
              Presentation by PFC Energy                                                                                        
+ HB 144 REPORT ON FISHING STREAM ACCESS                                                                                        
+= HB 185 EXEMPT DISCHARGES FROM USE OF MUNITIONS                                                                               
= SB 176 EXEMPTIONS FROM MINING TAX                                                                                             
              <Bill Hearing Continued from 2/15/12>                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 20        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              Analysis of Royalty Modification (Focus on                                                                        
              Economic Analysis)                                                                                                
              Presentation by Department of Natural Resources                                                                   
              <Invited Testimony Only on DNR Presentation>                                                                      
+= HB 144 REPORT ON FISHING STREAM ACCESS                                                                                       
+= HB 185 EXEMPT DISCHARGES FROM USE OF MUNITIONS                                                                               
              <Public Testimony on HB 144 and HB 185>                                                                           
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                                                 
              Joint w/ House Resources                                                                                          
              Annual Mining Overview                                                                                            
              Presentation by Alaska Miners Association and                                                                     
              Council of Alaska Producers                                                                                       
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              Alaska North Slope Plans of Development                                                                           
              Presentation by Department of Natural Resources                                                                   
              <Invited Testimony Only on DNR Presentation>                                                                      
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              BP Exploration (Alaska) Overview                                                                                  
              Presentation by Claire Fitzpatrick, Chief                                                                         
              Financial Officer, BP Alaska                                                                                      
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              Access to Information, Fiscal Note Analysis and                                                                   
              Discussion of Committee Questions                                                                                 
              Presentation by Bryan Butcher, Commissioner,                                                                      
              Department of Revenue                                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1549
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              Access to Information, Fiscal Note Analysis and                                                                   
              Discussion of Committee Questions (continued)                                                                     
              Presentation by Bryan Butcher, Commissioner,                                                                      
              Department of Revenue                                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 192 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES                                                                                      
              Amendments and Discussion                                                                                         
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 25        Saturday                        Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 178 ALASKA OPERATING ENDOWMENT FUND                                                                                        
+ SCR 22 ALASKA ARCTIC POLICY COMMISSION                                                                                        
+ SCR 19 PROCLAIMING UNITED STATES MARSHALS DAY                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                                                 
+ SB 180 NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS IN GRAVEL                                                                                 
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2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1550
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             5:00 PM                                                 
              Review Office of Public Advocacy Staffing and                                                                     
              Funding                                                                                                           
              Review Public Defender Staffing and Funding                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Review Select Personnel and Retiree Issues                                                                        
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                      COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
              Department Overview                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
              Closeout                                                                                                          
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                 CORRECTIONS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           5:00 PM                                                 
              Overview of Budget Requests                                                                                       
              Review Select Staffing Issues                                                                                     
              - Compliance w/ 2010 Legislative Audit                                                                            
              - Adjustment to Shift Scheduling Methodology                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           5:00 PM                                                 
              Review Select Facility Issues                                                                                     
              - Update on Goose Creek Correctional Complex                                                                      
              Progress                                                                                                          
              - Update on Fairbanks & Bethel Facility                                                                           
              Expansion Projects                                                                                                
              - Review Community Jails Funding and Funding                                                                      
              Allocation                                                                                                        
              Review Inmate Health Care Cost Management                                                                         
              Strategies                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1551
                           CORRECTIONS (continued)                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           5:00 PM                                                 
              Review Rehabilitation and Reentry Program Funding                                                                 
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                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 01        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             5:00 PM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Request                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             5:00 PM                                                 
+             Closeout                                                                                                          
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             3:30 PM                                                 
+             FY 13 Request                                                                                                     
              Early Learning Programs                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                Sen Conf Rm 103 Tsb              3:30 PM                                                 
+             FY 13 Request                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             3:30 PM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Request                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             3:30 PM                                                 
+             Closeout                                                                                                          
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Overview: Dept. of Environmental Conservation                                                                     
              FY 2013 Governor Request                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Overview: Dept. of Environmental Conservation                                                                     
              FY 2013 Governor Request                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 

2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1552
                    ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (continued)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Closeout                                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                                 FISH & GAME                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             Department Budget Overview and FY 13                                                                              
              Increments                                                                                                        
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             Open Discussion / Q & A                                                                                           
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Pre-Closeout                                                                                         
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Closeout                                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Feb 22        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Overview, Including Amendments; and                                                                  
              FY 12 Supplemental Request                                                                                        
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 27        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+             Medicaid and the Medicaid Task Force                                                                              
              Recommendations and Implementation                                                                                
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 29        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+             Open Discussion                                                                                                   
              Question and Answer Session                                                                                       
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 

2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1553
                     HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+             FY13 Budget Pre-Closeout                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+             FY13 Budget Closeout                                                                                              
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 01        Thursday                        Butrovich 205         11:00 AM                                                  
              DOLWD Budget Overview Continued (if necessary)                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mar 22        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
              DOLWD Budget - Department Addresses Additional                                                                    
              Questions and Overview of House Budget Actions                                                                    
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                         MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 01        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Overview: Alaska Aerospace Corporation                                                                            
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Closeout                                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                              NATURAL RESOURCES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             5:00 PM                                                 
              DNR Budget Overview by Commissioner Dan Sullivan;                                                                 
              Department Overview                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 01        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:15 PM                                                 
              DNR Budget & Department Overview Continued                                                                        
              ( if necessary)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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                        NATURAL RESOURCES (continued)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 22        Thursday                        Butrovich 205         11:00 AM                                                  
              DNR Budget - Department Addresses Committee                                                                       
              Questions; Overview of House Budget Actions                                                                       
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                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             FY2013 Department Increment Review                                                                                
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 01        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             VPSO Program and Related Issues                                                                                   
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             Pre-Close-Out and Question/Answer Session                                                                         
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 22        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             Budget Close-Out                                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Feb 27        Monday                     House Finance 519            8:00 AM                                                 
              Audits - Executive Session                                                                                        
              Other Committee Business                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 28        Wednesday                  House Finance 519            8:00 AM                                                 
              Audits - Executive Session                                                                                        
              Other Committee Business                                                                                          
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2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1555
                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
              FULL COMMITTEE: Open Session                                                                                      
+             Public Comment                                                                                                    
              Chair/Staff Report Budget                                                                                         
              Advisory Opinion 11-04 - Time Certain: 9:30 a.m.                                                                  
              - Participation in a Sanctioned Charity Event                                                                     
              Use of State Resources - Define Parameters                                                                        
              - Advisory Opinion 04-01 Use of Constituent                                                                       
              Info. Gathered by a Legislator - Redistricting                                                                    
              - Use of State Resources to Complete Candidate Reports                                                            
              2012 Legislation Update Advisory Opinion 11-05                                                                    
               - Executive Session                                                                                              
              Public Session                                                                                                    
              Other Business                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Feb 24        Friday                          Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
              SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE: Executive Session                                                                            
              Public Comment                                                                                                    
              Executive Session                                                                                                 
              Public Session                                                                                                    
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                 FISH CAUCUS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Feb 21        Tuesday                            Capitol 106         12:00 PM                                                 
              Headwaters to Ocean - Science Education Applications                                                              
              Presenters: Katrina Hoffman, Executive Director,                                                                  
              Prince William Sound Science Center                                                                               
              R.J. Kopchak, Development Director                                                                                
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                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                     House Chamber            10:00 AM                                                  
              Annual Address by the Honorable                                                                                   
              Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2012-02-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1556
                          JOINT SESSION (continued)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Feb 29        Wednesday                    House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
              State of the Judiciary Address by                                                                                 
              Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
              Annual Address by the Honorable                                                                                   
              Mark Begich, U.S. Senator                                                                                         
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                            MISCELLANEOUS MEETING                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Feb 17        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
              Lunch & Learn: "How Much Funding Should the State                                                                 
              Provide for Capital Projects - the New Reality"                                                                   
   Moderator: Dennis McMillian, The Foraker Group                                                                               
   Panel Participants:                                                                                                          
              Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation                                                                                 
              Joel Neimeyer, Denali Commission                                                                                  
              Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation                                                                        
              Miles Baker, Legislative Liaison, Sen. Murkowski                                                                  
              Shawna Thoma, Deputy State Director, Sen. Begich                                                                  
   Lunch will be provided                                                                                                       
   Sponsored by Rep. Austerman                                                                                                  
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                          UNIVERSITY BOOSTERS CAUCUS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
              Special Legislative Briefing:                                                                                     
              Chancellor Brian Rogers, Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks                                                                
              Chancellor Tom Case, Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage                                                                    
              Chancellor John Pugh, Univ. of Alaska-Southeast                                                                   
              Special Guest Dr. Herb Schroeder of ANSEP