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2012-02-22 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                          TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday               February 22, 2012                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                              Thirty-seventh Day                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Stevens at 11:00 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed seventeen members present. Senator Kookesh was                                                                  
excused from a call of the Senate. Senators Hoffman, Stedman were                                                               
absent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Rabbi Dov Gartenberg of                                                                 
Congregation Sukkat Shalom. Senator McGuire moved and asked                                                                     
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          The text I share with you today is addressed to future                                                                
          rabbis who in ancient times were not only the judges                                                                  
          of the people, but acted as legislators - who debated                                                                 
          and codified the law during antiquity.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          Pirkei Avot 1:2 "Hevu mtunim badin, he'emidu                                                                          
          talmidim harbeh, asu sayag laTorah."                                                                                  
          Be deliberate in judgment, develop many students,                                                                     
          and make a fence around the law.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          What is the meaning of be deliberate in judgment?                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Even if legislation has come before you two or three                                                                  
          times in the past, do not be hasty to equate the bills;                                                               
          rather deliberate and reconsider one's vote.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          What is the meaning of develop many students?                                                                         

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          Civil servants are not detached from the public, but                                                                  
          serve as examples of the ways citizens contribute to                                                                  
          the common good. Legislators are teachers in the                                                                      
          sense that they role model for young people and to                                                                    
          citizens in general what it means to serve the                                                                        
          community.  The more people who are inspired by                                                                       
          this civic virtue, the stronger will our democracy be.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          What is the meaning of making a fence around the                                                                      
          law?                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          The Rabbis are concerned about creating a wide                                                                        
          margin of safety in potentially hazardous activities.                                                                 
          For instance in our times we make a fence around the                                                                  
          law when legislators enact a margin of safety in                                                                      
          regulating the weight limits carried by airlines or the                                                               
          dosage of potentially harmful drugs.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          May this ancient teaching inspire you to a day of                                                                     
          constructive deliberations, inspiring service, and wise                                                               
          and effective lawmaking.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Thomas led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                                                
for the thirty-sixth legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                            
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The presence of Senators Hoffman, Stedman was noted.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                           
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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2012 Progress Report on Equal Employment Opportunity and                                                                        
Affirmative Action in Alaska State Government                                                                                   
from Nikki Neal, Director, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations,                                                           
Department of Administration                                                                                                    
in accordance with AS 39.28.020(a)(12)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 170                                                                                                                        
The Education Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 170 "An                                                                      
Act requiring vocational education counseling in public schools."                                                               
Signing do pass: Senators Meyer, Thomas, Cochairs; Senators French,                                                             
Davis. Signing no recommendation: Senator Stevens.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 176                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 176 "An                                                                      
Act exempting sand and gravel and marketable earth mining                                                                       
operations from the mining license tax; and providing for an effective                                                          
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 176(RES) "An Act                                                                               
          exempting quarry rock, sand and gravel, and                                                                           
          marketable earth mining operations from the mining                                                                    
          license tax; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Wagoner, Paskvan, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
McGuire, Wielechowski. Signing no recommendation: Senators                                                                      
French, Stedman, Stevens.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 199                                                                                                                        
The Education Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 199 "An                                                                      
Act relating to the vocational and technical instruction funding factor                                                         
for public school funding." Signing do pass: Senators Meyer, Thomas,                                                            
Cochairs; Senators French, Davis. Signing no recommendation:                                                                    
Senator Stevens.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 144                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 144(RES) "An Act requiring the Department of Natural                                                                        
Resources annually to deliver to the legislature and the governor a                                                             
report on fishing stream access." Signing do pass: Senator Paskvan,                                                             
Cochair; Senators Stevens, Wielechowski, French, McGuire. Signing                                                               
no recommendation: Senator Wagoner, Cochair.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 217                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 217 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                                                                     
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
              "An Act establishing procedures and guidelines for                                                               
               auditing pharmacy records; and providing for an                                                                 
          effective date."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 218                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 218 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                               
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to conspiracy to commit human                                                                        
          trafficking in the first degree or sex trafficking in the                                                             
          first degree; relating to the crime of furnishing                                                                     
          indecent material to minors, the crime of online                                                                      
          enticement of a minor, the crime of prostitution, and                                                                 
          the crime of sex trafficking; relating to forfeiture of                                                               
          property used in prostitution offenses; relating to sex                                                               
          offender registration; relating to testimony by video                                                                 
          conference; adding Rule 38.3, Alaska Rules of                                                                         
          Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective                                                                    
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Public Safety                                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 5, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 
 Fiscal Note No. 6, indeterminate, Department of Corrections                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Governor's transmittal letter dated February 21:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Stevens:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
As we continue our efforts to combat crime to ensure safe homes and                                                             
strong families in Alaska, I am transmitting a bill under the authority                                                         
of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska Constitution relating to                                                               
conspiracy to commit human trafficking in the first degree or sex                                                               
trafficking in the first degree; relating to the crime of furnishing                                                            
indecent material to minors, the crime of online enticement of a minor,                                                         

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and the crime of sex trafficking; relating to forfeiture of property used                                                       
in prostitution offenses; relating to sex offender registration; relating                                                       
to testimony by videoconference; and adding Rule 38.3, Alaska Rules                                                             
of Criminal Procedure.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Alaska law imposes the most severe penalty, an unclassified felony,                                                             
for persons who exploit children by inducing them to engage in                                                                  
prostitution. It is also a Class A felony for a person to force another                                                         
adult to engage in prostitution. The law also prohibits other conduct                                                           
that encourages or allows for promotion of prostitution.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
When children are victimized in Alaska, they should not be labeled                                                              
with the actions of the offender who solicits sex, organizes its sale, and                                                      
exploits children. This bill changes the terminology for the crime by                                                           
describing the offender's conduct as sex trafficking rather than                                                                
promoting prostitution.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in our society - young girls                                                            
and boys who may have tragically experienced varying levels of                                                                  
physical and sexual abuse and are often homeless. The most frequent                                                             
entry age into prostitution for girls is 12 to 14 years old. We believe                                                         
that any child engaged in prostitution (under the age of 18) is being                                                           
trafficked, and thus, is victim of a severe and serious crime rather than                                                       
a prostitute.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The crimes of sex trafficking and human trafficking are serious                                                                 
offenses which violate the most basic human rights and deprive                                                                  
victims of every shred of personal freedom. These crimes are often                                                              
perpetrated by offenders working together. Cooperating to encourage                                                             
victims to come to the state for illegal activity, or to induce children to                                                     
engage in prostitution makes the ultimate offenses, human trafficking                                                           
or sex trafficking, more likely to occur. To address this likelihood, the                                                       
bill would add human trafficking in the first degree and sex trafficking                                                        
in the first degree to the crimes defined as serious felony offenses for                                                        
purposes of our conspiracy law.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill also would address the recent court decision holding that AS                                                           
11.61.128, which prohibits distribution of indecent materials to                                                                
minors, is unconstitutionally overbroad. The bill would change the                                                              
statute to require the State to prove that the offender intentionally                                                           

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distributed, or possessed with the intent to distribute, harmful material                                                       
to another person that the offender knew was under 16 years of age or                                                           
believed was under 16 years of age.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill strengthens the sex offender registration law by requiring                                                             
people who are considered sex offenders in other states to register in                                                          
this state, if they relocate to Alaska.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill allows for video conference testimony in a criminal trial in                                                           
limited circumstances; that is, when the witness is unavailable, the                                                            
testimony is given under oath and subject to cross-examination, and                                                             
use of the technology is necessary to further an important public                                                               
policy. The bill also would allow two-way contemporaneous video                                                                 
conference testimony in hearings addressing the competency of a                                                                 
defendant to be tried for a crime.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt consideration and passage of this bill.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Sean Parnell, Governor                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 53                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 53 "An Act reestablishing the Alaska                                                                            
Commission on the Status of Women; and relating to the purpose and                                                              
powers of the Alaska Human Relations Commission" was read the                                                                   
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                                 
the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                                
1384. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) 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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act reestablishing the Alaska Commission on the Status of Women;                                                                
and relating to the purpose and powers of the Alaska Human Relations                                                            
Commission" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                             
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 53(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, McGuire, Menard,                                                                    
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, Stedman, Wagoner                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) passed the Senate and                                                                    
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 74                                                                                                                         
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" was                                                         
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following updated fiscal information was published today:                                                                   
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
  and Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "requiring":                                                                                        
   Insert "health care insurers to offer"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 6, following "Coverage":                                                                                         
     Insert "offered"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 1, line 8:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "provide"                                                                                                           
     Insert "offer"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 9:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "required by"                                                                                                       
     Insert "offered under"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 13, following "Coverage":                                                                                          
      Insert "offered"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                                              
Ellis objected.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 74                                                                                                                           
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, McGuire, Menard,                                                                    
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                                       
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 74 was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               

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SB 74                                                                                                                           
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, McGuire, Menard,                                                                    
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, Stedman                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 74 passed the Senate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
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" was read the second time.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 125 was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                             
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 125                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman,                                                                       
Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Wagoner                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 125 passed the Senate and was referred to                                                               
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 Establishing                                                                                
August 4, 2012, as Raoul Wallenberg Remembrance Day, was read                                                                   
the second time and was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 18 Establishing August 4, 2012, as Raoul Wallenberg                                                                         
Remembrance Day, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                  
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                          
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  3                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stevens,                                                                       
Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Davis, Stedman, Wagoner                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       

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                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Louis "Louie" Bencardino                                                                                             
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Virginia Degnan                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Foster                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Olson, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                         
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Paskvan,                                                                     
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Harold Heinze                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Millett                                                                                                       
Senator(s) McGuire, Meyer, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan,                                                                
Ellis, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Menard, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Ginger George Smith                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Neuman, Cissna                                                                                                
Senator(s) Huggins, Davis, Stevens, Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Jim E. Robison                                                                                                    
Representative(s) Thompson                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Thomas, Paskvan, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan,                                                               
Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire,                                                                     
Menard, Meyer, Olson, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Andrew E. Hoge                                                                                                    
Representative(s) Gruenberg                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                           
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                              
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               

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                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the following                                                              
citation be made a special order of business. Without objection, it was                                                         
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Order of Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - 2012 Alaska Academic Decathletes                                                                                     
Representative(s) Holmes                                                                                                        
Senator(s) French, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                 
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the citation                                                               
be adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and referred to                                                         
the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
Senator McGuire moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                
a cosponsor on 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." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
Senators Olson, McGuire, Paskvan, Menard, Meyer, Egan, Coghill,                                                                 
Huggins, Giessel, French, Ellis, Hoffman, Thomas, Stevens, Stedman                                                              
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on                                                                  
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 Establishing                                                                                
August 4, 2012, as Raoul Wallenberg Remembrance Day. Without                                                                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 131                                                                                                                        
President Stevens added a Finance Committee referral to CS FOR                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 131(TRA) am "An Act establishing the Alaska                                                                      
Community and Public Transportation Advisory Board and relating to                                                              
a long-range community and public transportation plan; and providing                                                            
for an effective date."                                                                                                         

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The bill was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs, then                                                               
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 53                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(FIN) "An Act reestablishing the                                                                       
Alaska Commission on the Status of Women; and relating to the                                                                   
purpose and powers of the Alaska Human Relations Commission" was                                                                
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
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" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                             
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 Establishing                                                                                
August 4, 2012, as Raoul Wallenberg Remembrance Day, 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 9:45 a.m., February 23, 2012. Without                                                                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:19 p.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                Kirsten Waid                                                    
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1601
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 183 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION/MILITARY WIDOW(ER)                                                                              
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                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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 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                                                                                                  
              <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  

2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1602
                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 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 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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2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1603
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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 22        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                                                 
              -- Immediately Following Session --                                                                               
              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                                                                                  

2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1604
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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 (cont)                                                                          
              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 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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2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1605
                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                                                 
+ SB 180 NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS IN GRAVEL                                                                                 
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                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Review Select Personnel and Retiree Issues                                                                        
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                      COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
              Closeout                                                                                                          
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                                 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                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           5:00 PM                                                 
              Review Rehabilitation and Reentry Program Funding                                                                 
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2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1606
                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 01        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             5:00 PM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Request                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             5:00 PM                                                 
+             Closeout                                                                                                          
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                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                                          
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                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Overview: Dept. of Environmental Conservation                                                                     
              FY 2013 Governor Request                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                                                 
+             Closeout                                                                                                          
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                                 FISH & GAME                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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> --                                                                                 

2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1607
                           FISH & GAME (continued)                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+             FY 13 Budget Closeout                                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                           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> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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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2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1608
                         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)                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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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2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1609
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Feb 27        Monday                     House Finance 519            8:00 AM                                                 
              Audit Requests                                                                                                    
              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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                    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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2012-02-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 1610
                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Feb 23        Thursday                     House Chamber            10:00 AM                                                  
              Annual Address by the Honorable                                                                                   
              Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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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                          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