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2012-04-13 Senate Journal

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                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                 SECOND SESSION                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                   Friday                              April 13, 2012                           
                                                                                                                                
                               Eighty-eighth Day                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Stevens at 11:01 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator McGuire. Senator                                                                
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                              Prayer for Self Love                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
             Today, Creator of the Universe, we ask that you help                                                               
             us to accept ourselves just the way we are, without                                                                
             judgment. Help us to accept our mind the way it is,                                                                
             with all our emotions, our hopes and dreams, our                                                                   
             personality, our unique way of being. Help us to                                                                   
             accept our body just the way it is, with all its beauty                                                            
             and perfection. Let the love we have for ourselves be                                                              
             so strong that we never again reject ourselves or                                                                  
             sabotage our happiness, freedom, and love.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             From now on, let every action, every reaction, every                                                               
             thought, every emotion, be based on love. Help us,                                                                 
             Creator, to increase our self-love until the entire                                                                
             dream of our life is transformed, from fear and drama                                                              
             to love and joy. Let the power of our self-love be                                                                 
             strong enough to break all the lies we were                                                                        
             programmed to believe - all the lies that tell us we are                                                           
             not good enough, or strong enough, or intelligent                                                                  

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             enough, that we cannot make it. Let the power of our                                                               
             self-love be so strong that we no longer need to live                                                              
             our life according to other people's opinions. Let us                                                              
             trust ourselves completely to make the choices we                                                                  
             must make. With our self-love, we are no longer                                                                    
             afraid to face any responsibility in our life or face any                                                          
             problems and resolve them as they arise. Whatever                                                                  
             we want to accomplish, let it be done with the power                                                               
             of our self-love.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
             Starting today, help us to love ourselves so much that                                                             
             we never set up any circumstances that go against us.                                                              
             We can live our life being ourselves and not                                                                       
             pretending to be someone else just to be accepted by                                                               
             other people. We no longer need other people to                                                                    
             accept us or tell us how good we are because we                                                                    
             know what we are. With the power of our self-love,                                                                 
             let us enjoy what we see every time we look in the                                                                 
             mirror. Let there be a big smile on our face that                                                                  
             enhances our inner and outer beauty. Help us to feel                                                               
             such intense self-love that we always enjoy our own                                                                
             presence.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
             Let us love ourselves without judgment, because                                                                    
             when we judge, we carry blame and guilt, we have                                                                   
             the need for punishment, and we lose the perspective                                                               
             of your love. Strengthen our will to forgive ourselves                                                             
             in this moment. Clean our minds of emotional poison                                                                
             and self-judgments so we can live in complete peace                                                                
             and love.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
             Let our self-love be the power that changes the dream                                                              
             of our life. With this new power in our hearts, the                                                                
             power of self-love, let us transform every relationship                                                            
             we have, beginning with the relationship we have                                                                   
             with ourselves. Help us to be free of any conflict with                                                            
             others. Let us be happy to share our time with our                                                                 
             loved ones and to forgive them for any injustice we                                                                
             feel in our mind. Help us to love ourselves so much                                                                
             that we forgive anyone who has ever hurt us in our                                                                 
             life.                                                                                                              

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             Give us the courage to love our family and friends                                                                 
             unconditionally, and to change our relationships in                                                                
             the most positive and loving way. Help us to create                                                                
             new channels of communication in our relationships                                                                 
             so there is no war of control, there is no winner or                                                               
             loser. Together let us work as a team for love, for joy,                                                           
             for harmony.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
             Let our relationships with our family and friends be                                                               
             based on respect and joy so we no longer have the                                                                  
             need to tell them how to think or how to be. Let our                                                               
             romantic relationship be the most wonderful                                                                        
             relationship; let us feel joy every time we share                                                                  
             ourselves with our partner. Help us to accept others                                                               
             just the way they are, without judgment, because                                                                   
             when we reject them, we reject ourselves. When we                                                                  
             reject ourselves, we reject you.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
             Today is a new beginning. Help us to start our life                                                                
             over beginning today with the power of self-love.                                                                  
             Help us to enjoy our life, to enjoy our relationships,                                                             
             to explore life, to take risks, to be alive, and to no                                                             
             longer live in fear of love. Let us open our heart to                                                              
             the love that is our birthright. Help us to become                                                                 
             masters of gratitude, generosity, and love so that we                                                              
             can enjoy all of your creations forever and ever.                                                                  
                                     Amen.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Certification                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                                                
for the eighty-seventh legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                          
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                           Standing Committee Reports                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 121                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 121 "An Act                                                                    
relating to the public employees' retirement system and the teachers'                                                           
retirement system; and providing for an effective date" and                                                                     
recommended the adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute                                                              
offered on page 1531. Signing no recommendation: Senator Hoffman,                                                               
Cochair. Signing amend: Senator Stedman, Cochair. Signing do pass:                                                              
Senators Thomas, Egan, McGuire.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Administration                                                                                
 Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 21                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 21(FIN) "An Act relating to the membership of the Statewide                                                                 
Suicide Prevention Council." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman,                                                                 
Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 50                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 50(JUD) "An Act relating to the purchase of alcoholic beverages                                                             
at a club and to access by certain persons under 21 years of age to a                                                           
club's licensed premises when alcoholic beverages are present."                                                                 
Signing do pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Coghill,                                                                       
Wielechowski, Paskvan.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, House Judiciary Committee                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 60                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 60 "An Act                                                                      
relating to aquatic farm permitting involving geoducks and to geoduck                                                           
seed transfers between certified hatcheries and aquatic farms." Signing                                                         
do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas,                                                                  
Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 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.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 78(FIN) "An Act establishing a loan repayment program and                                                                   
employment incentive program for certain health care professionals                                                              
employed in the state; and providing for an effective date." Signing do                                                         
pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan,                                                               
McGuire.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 115                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 115(TRA) "An Act designating a portion of Minnesota Drive and                                                               
a portion of O'Malley Road in Anchorage the Walter J. Hickel                                                                    
Expressway." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs;                                                              
Senators Thomas, Egan, McGuire.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Transportation and Public                                                                     
      Facilities                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 131                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered 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" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                        
             NO. 131(FIN)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, McGuire.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Transportation and Public                                                                     
      Facilities                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 234                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 234 "An Act                                                                   
relating to picketing or protests at a funeral" and recommended the                                                             
adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                            
page 2162. Signing do pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Coghill,                                                            
Wielechowski, Paskvan.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 246                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 246(FIN) "An Act naming certain bridges and airports" and                                                                   
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 

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                        SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                        
               NO. 246(FIN) "An Act naming a certain bypass road                                                               
             and certain bridges and airports."                                                                                 
             (Title change SCR 33)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Transportation and Public                                                                     
      Facilities                                                                                                                
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Transportation and Public                                                                     
      Facilities                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 255                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 255(JUD) "An Act relating to screen devices in motor vehicles;                                                              
prohibiting the driver of a motor vehicle from reading or typing a text                                                         
message or other nonvoice message or communication on a cellular                                                                
telephone, computer, or personal data assistant while driving a motor                                                           
vehicle; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator                                                         
French, Chair; Senators Coghill, Wielechowski, Paskvan.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                             
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Alaska Court System                                                                                   
 Fiscal Note No. 6, zero, House Finance Committee                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 7, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 258                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 258(FIN) "An Act directing the Department of Transportation and                                                             
Public Facilities to develop and implement standards and operating                                                              
procedures, to evaluate site-specific use plans, and to designate project                                                       
areas concerning gravel or other aggregate material containing                                                                  

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naturally occurring asbestos; authorizing use on an interim basis of                                                            
gravel or other aggregate material containing naturally occurring                                                               
asbestos for certain transportation projects and public facilities;                                                             
providing immunity for the state and for landowners, extractors,                                                                
suppliers, transporters, and contractors for certain actions or claims                                                          
arising in connection with the use of gravel or aggregate material                                                              
containing naturally occurring asbestos in certain areas; requiring                                                             
contractors to report certain asbestos-related data to the Department of                                                        
Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective                                                            
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                    
             NO. 258(FIN)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
and further recommended the adoption of the following Letter of                                                                 
Intent/Legislative Findings:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
               Letter of Intent/Legislative Findings and Purpose                                                               
                                                                                                                                
             The Legislature finds that                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
             (1) gravel or similar aggregate material is constantly                                                             
                    in demand for major construction and                                                                        
                    maintenance of state and local transportation                                                               
                    projects and public facilities and for all types of                                                         
                    construction by public and private entities;                                                                
                                                                                                                                
             (2) naturally occurring asbestos may be found in                                                                   
                    sources of gravel and similar aggregate material                                                            
                    throughout the state;                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
             (3)  while airborne asbestos fibers are a significant                                                              
             threat to workplace safety and public health and are                                                               
             subject to close regulation by federal and state                                                                   
             authorities under U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air                                                                   
             Act) and 15 U.S.C. 2601 - 2692 (Toxic Substances                                                                   
             Control Act), use of materials containing naturally                                                                
             occurring asbestos in construction projects may be                                                                 
             regulated by states;                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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             (4)  in communities that do not have sources of                                                                    
             gravel or similar aggregate material that is free of                                                               
             naturally occurring asbestos, costs of construction are                                                            
             substantially increased because of the necessity of                                                                
             locating alternative sources of gravel or similar                                                                  
             aggregate material and transporting that material to                                                               
             distant construction and maintenance sites; and                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
             (5)  a recent study suggests that, with careful use and                                                            
             close adherence to appropriate control strategies,                                                                 
             state and local transportation projects and public                                                                 
             facilities may be safely completed using sources of                                                                
             gravel or similar aggregate material that contains                                                                 
             naturally occurring asbestos; the study recommends                                                                 
             that the Department of Transportation and Public                                                                   
             Facilities establish standards and operating                                                                       
             procedures through a statewide process that will                                                                   
             apply to the use of gravel and aggregate material that                                                             
             contains asbestos by the department and by any                                                                     
             public or private entity.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
             It is the purpose of this Act                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
             (1)  to authorize and direct the Department of                                                                     
             Transportation and Public Facilities to develop,                                                                   
             implement, and, as circumstances may require or                                                                    
             indicate, modify standards and operating procedures                                                                
             to allow the use in the construction and maintenance                                                               
             of transportation projects and public facilities in                                                                
             certain areas of the state of gravel or aggregate                                                                  
             material that contains naturally occurring asbestos,                                                               
             with the expectation that use of that material in a                                                                
             manner that is consistent with those standards and                                                                 
             procedures may avoid significant risk to human                                                                     
             health and eliminate significantly higher costs of                                                                 
             construction and maintenance of projects and                                                                       
             facilities associated with using only construction                                                                 
             material that is free of asbestos;                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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             (2)  to establish that a person that uses gravel that                                                              
             contains naturally occurring asbestos in certain areas                                                             
             of the state may prepare specific project plans that                                                               
             conform to requirements of this Act and the                                                                        
              department's standards and operating procedures; and                                                             
                                                                                                                                
             (3)  to shield persons and the state, including its                                                                
             agencies, officers, and employees, under certain                                                                   
             conditions, from liability based on exposure to                                                                    
             naturally occurring asbestos.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
             (4)  This Act creates a voluntary program in certain                                                               
             areas of the state and provides civil immunity for the                                                             
             use of gravel or other aggregate material that contains                                                            
             naturally occurring asbestos for contractors meeting                                                               
             the requirements of the program; nothing in this Act                                                               
             mandates a contractor to submit a site-specific plan                                                               
             or to adhere to the requirements of a plan approved                                                                
             by the department.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
             (5) Because neither the state nor the federal                                                                      
             government has established a scale assigning a                                                                     
             specific risk level to a corresponding amount of                                                                   
             naturally occurring asbestos, this Act accepts 0.25                                                                
             percent by mass, the minimum detectable amount of                                                                  
             asbestos under the California Air Resources Board                                                                  
             Method 435, as the baseline for the presence of                                                                    
             naturally occurring asbestos in gravel or other                                                                    
             aggregate material. Health risks resulting from                                                                    
             asbestos exposure vary according to the level, type,                                                               
             and duration of exposure. While exposure to very                                                                   
             small concentrations of asbestos may pose some                                                                     
             health risk, there is not a practical way to prevent all                                                           
             exposure to asbestos for residents in close proximity                                                              
             to deposits that contain naturally occurring asbestos.                                                             
             The intent of this act is to establish a sensible                                                                  
             analytical threshold for detection of naturally                                                                    
             occurring asbestos in gravel or other aggregate                                                                    
             material and to establish appropriate exceptions for                                                               
             the use of gravel or other aggregate material that                                                                 

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             contains naturally occurring asbestos for certain                                                                  
             public facilities and transportation projects involving                                                            
             unusual circumstances, including projects in remote                                                                
             locations or in regions where gravel or other                                                                      
             aggregate material free from naturally occurring                                                                   
             asbestos is not reasonably available.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 6, Department of Environmental Conservation                                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Transportation and Public                                                                     
      Facilities                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 296                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 296(JUD) "An Act relating to service of process on prisoners;                                                               
relating to the crime of escape; deleting the repeal of a provision                                                             
relating to electronic monitoring as a special condition of probation                                                           
and parole for offenders whose offense was related to a criminal street                                                         
gang; amending Rule 4, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and                                                                     
providing for an effective date." Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                            
French, Chair; Senator Paskvan. Signing do pass: Senator                                                                        
Wielechowski.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                             
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 298                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 298(FIN) "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 Hoffman,                                                            
Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 302                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 302(FIN) am "An Act requiring each campus of the University of                                                              
Alaska to apply to be included on the contribution list for                                                                     
contributions from permanent fund dividends; requiring a university to                                                          
pay an application fee for each campus separately listed on the                                                                 
contribution list for contributions from permanent fund dividends; and                                                          
repealing certain audit requirements for entities receiving                                                                     
contributions from permanent fund dividends." Signing do pass:                                                                  
Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, Ellis.                                                              
Signing no recommendation: Senator McGuire.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Revenue                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 314                                                                                                                        
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered HOUSE                                                                   
BILL NO. 314 "An Act extending the time period for which the                                                                    
Alaska Railroad Corporation may lease land without reserving the                                                                
right to terminate the lease; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
Signing do pass: Senator Olson, Chair; Senators Menard, Ellis.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                          
                   and Economic Development                                                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 343                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 343(JUD) am "An Act relating to disclosure of records of the                                                                
Department of Health and Social Services pertaining to children in                                                              
certain circumstances; and providing for an effective date." Signing do                                                         
pass: Senator French, Chair; Senators Coghill, Paskvan. Signing no                                                              
recommendation: Senator Wielechowski.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration                                                                          
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 360                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 360 "An Act                                                                     
enacting the Interstate Mining Compact and relating to the compact;                                                             
relating to the Interstate Mining Commission; and providing for an                                                              
effective date." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman,                                                                    
Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, House Finance Committee                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 366                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 366 "An Act                                                                     
establishing an Alaska intrastate mutual aid system and relating to the                                                         
duties of the Alaska division of homeland security and emergency                                                                
management and the duties of the Alaska State Emergency Response                                                                
Commission." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman,                                                                        
Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Ellis.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Military and Veterans'                                                                  
      Affairs                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Introduction and Reference of                                                                       
                               Senate Resolutions                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 33                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
             Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                      
             Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                     
             concerning House Bill No. 246, naming certain                                                                      
             bridges and airports.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 169                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 169 "An Act relating to the review of proposed                                                                   
regulations by the Legislative Affairs Agency; and providing for an                                                             
effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 169 was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 169 "An Act relating to                                                               
the review of proposed regulations by the Legislative Affairs Agency;                                                           
and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                             
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 169                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 169 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 and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 216                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(FIN) "An Act relating to fiscal notes                                                                 
for bills directing or resulting in the adoption, amendment, or repeal of                                                       
regulations, and to the notice required for the proposed adoption,                                                              
amendment, or repeal of a regulation; and providing for an effective                                                            
date" was read the second time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                  
for the adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute                                                               
offered on page 2147. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 216(STA) 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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(STA) was read                                                                           
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 216(STA) "An Act relating to fiscal notes for bills directing or                                                            
resulting in the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations, and to                                                          
the notice required for the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal of                                                          
a regulation; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                            
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 216(STA)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Paskvan, Stevens,                                                                     
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Olson, Stedman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(STA)                                                                            
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 and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 224                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 224(FIN) am "An Act prohibiting the                                                                       
sale or gift of a product containing nicotine to a minor under certain                                                          
conditions" was read the second time.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 224(FIN) am was read the third time.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senators Meyer, Paskvan, Menard, Ellis, Egan, Davis, McGuire,                                                                   
Thomas, Wagoner, French moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                 
shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 224(FIN) am                                                                    
"An Act prohibiting the sale or gift of a product containing nicotine to                                                        
a minor under certain conditions" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                          
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CSHB 224(FIN) am                                                                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 224(FIN) am passed the Senate,                                                                    
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 247                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 247 "An Act establishing July 30 each year as                                                                    
Alaska National Guard Day" was read the second time.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 247 was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators Meyer, Ellis, Egan, Paskvan, Menard, Davis, McGuire,                                                                   
Thomas, Coghill, Olson, Kookesh, French, Wielechowski, Wagoner,                                                                 
Dyson, Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
cross sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 247 "An Act                                                                           
establishing July 30 each year as Alaska National Guard Day" pass the                                                           
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 247                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 247 passed the Senate, was signed by the                                                                 
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 267                                                                                                                        
2d CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(JUD) "An Act relating to the Real                                                                  
Estate Commission; relating to temporary permits issued by the Real                                                             
Estate Commission; relating to licensed assistants who are employed                                                             
by other real estate licensees; relating to contributions by a real estate                                                      
licensee to a charitable organization; and providing for an effective                                                           
date" was read the second time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2d CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator French moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                                                
voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator                                                         
French was required to vote.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 2d CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(JUD)                                                                    
"An Act relating to the Real Estate Commission; relating to temporary                                                           
permits issued by the Real Estate Commission; relating to licensed                                                              
assistants who are employed by other real estate licensees; relating to                                                         
contributions by a real estate licensee to a charitable organization; and                                                       
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2d CSHB 267(JUD)                                                                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, 2d CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(JUD) passed the Senate.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 316                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 316 "An Act relating to military facility zones in                                                               
the state; relating to the development of housing in military facility                                                          
zones; relating to the financing of projects in military facility zones;                                                        
and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 21:                                                                                                                
 Delete "commerce and economic development"                                                                                     
 Insert "the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic                                                                     
Development"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 316 am S was read the third time.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 316 am S "An Act                                                                      
relating to military facility zones in the state; relating to the                                                               
development of housing in military facility zones; relating to the                                                              
financing of projects in military facility zones; and providing for an                                                          
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 316 am S                                                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 

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and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 316 am S passed the Senate.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                         
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Citations                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Don Winchester and Steve Nerland, Alaska Sports Hall of                                                              
Fame 2012 Inductees                                                                                                             
Senator(s) Meyer, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                  
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Olson,                                                                     
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Stoltze                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kenai Central High School Football Team, 2011 All-State                                                              
Champions                                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Wagoner, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Debbie Falk                                                                                                          
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Wagoner, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Paula Brink-Hart on the Occasion of Her Retirement                                                                   
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
Senator(s) Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                 
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Alaska School Activities Association, High School Hall of                                                            
Fame Class of 2012                                                                                                              
Representative(s) Pruitt, Stoltze                                                                                               
Senator(s) Davis, Huggins, Stevens, Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Teresa Sibolboro                                                                                                     
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Wagoner, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Sally Tachick                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Chenault, Olson                                                                                               
Senator(s) Wagoner, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                                     
Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Katherine Dolma, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient                                                                     
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Irene Sparks Rowan, 2012 Alaska Women's Hall of Fame                                                                 
Inductee                                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Thomas                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Kookesh, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                               
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Rosita Worl, 2012 Alaska Women's Hall of Fame                                                                    
Inductee                                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Thomas                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Kookesh, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                               
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Shirley Johnston                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Coghill, Stevens, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Matilda Mae "Tillie" Christiansen                                                                                 
Senator(s) Hoffman, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Herron                                                                                                        

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In Memoriam - Melvin Dean Wick                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Menard, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                 
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Meyer, Olson,                                                                      
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Phyllis Sundberg                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - The Reverend Stephen Matthew                                                                                      
Senator(s) Kookesh, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Dick                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Helga Irene Wilm                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Kawasaki, Miller                                                                                              
Senator(s) Paskvan, Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan,                                                               
Ellis, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer,                                                              
Olson, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - The Honorable Judge Hugh H. Connelly                                                                              
Representative(s) Kawasaki                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Paskvan, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
French, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard,                                                                    
Meyer, Olson, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Marilyn Ann Sieminski                                                                                             
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Edith Jean Parsons                                                                                                
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 

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In Memoriam - Clifford LaRoy Calkins                                                                                            
Representative(s) Seaton                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Kimberly Jean Schaeffer "Siqu"                                                                                    
Representative(s) Joule                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Olson, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                         
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Paskvan,                                                                     
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Kenneth Ray Lester                                                                                                
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                                       
Paskvan, Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                              
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Unfinished Business                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 298                                                                                                                        
Senators McGuire, Dyson, French, Wielechowski, Wagoner, Meyer,                                                                  
Paskvan, Egan, Stedman, Thomas moved and asked unanimous                                                                        
consent to be shown as cross sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 298(FIN) "An Act exempting quarry rock, sand and gravel, and                                                                
marketable earth mining operations from the mining license tax; and                                                             
providing for an effective date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 60                                                                                                                         
Senators McGuire, Stedman, Egan, Menard, Ellis, Wagoner, Stevens                                                                
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on                                                              
HOUSE BILL NO. 60 "An Act relating to aquatic farm permitting                                                                   
involving geoducks and to geoduck seed transfers between certified                                                              
hatcheries and aquatic farms." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 131                                                                                                                        
Senators McGuire, Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                
shown as cross sponsors on 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." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 115                                                                                                                        
Senators McGuire, Wagoner, Olson, Davis, Stedman, Meyer, Thomas,                                                                
Dyson, Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
cross sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 115(TRA) "An Act                                                                        
designating a portion of Minnesota Drive and a portion of O'Malley                                                              
Road in Anchorage the Walter J. Hickel Expressway." Without                                                                     
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
Senators McGuire, Meyer, Menard, Davis, Thomas, Dyson, Giessel                                                                  
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on                                                              
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 78(FIN) "An Act establishing a loan                                                                       
repayment program and employment incentive program for certain                                                                  
health care professionals employed in the state; and providing for an                                                           
effective date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 301                                                                                                                        
Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Egan, Menard, Olson, Wagoner, Dyson,                                                                 
Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross                                                                  
sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 301(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                  
enforcement of boating safety statutes; amending the termination date                                                           
of certain statutes relating to the use, operation, and regulation of                                                           
boats, a uniform state waterway marking system, and civil liability for                                                         
boat owners; providing for an effective date by amending the effective                                                          
date of secs. 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, and 27, ch. 28, SLA                                                       
2000, as amended; and providing for an effective date." Without                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HCR 24                                                                                                                        
Senator Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
a cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                           
NO. 24(FIN) Relating to the establishment and operation of a state                                                              
food resource development working group. Without objection, it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 146                                                                                                                        
Senator Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
a cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 146(RES) "An Act                                                                       
authorizing the transfer of land from the State of Alaska and the                                                               
Alaska Railroad Corporation to property owners along the Eielson                                                                
Spur Line; and providing for an effective date." Without objection, it                                                          
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 80                                                                                                                         
Senator Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
a cross sponsor on HOUSE BILL NO. 80 "An Act relating to self                                                                   
defense in any place where a person has a right to be." Without                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 190                                                                                                                        
Senators Thomas, Giessel, Meyer, Menard moved and asked                                                                         
unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on CS FOR                                                                       
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 190(FIN) "An                                                                              
Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of                                                               
eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an                                                                  
effective date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 246                                                                                                                        
Senators Thomas, Stedman moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                
shown as cross sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 246(FIN)                                                                       
"An Act naming certain bridges and airports." Without objection, it                                                             
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 290                                                                                                                        
Senators Thomas, Menard, Davis moved and asked unanimous                                                                        
consent to be shown as cross sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 290(FIN) "An Act creating the endow Alaska grant program in                                                                 
the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                                             
Development to encourage community philanthropy." Without                                                                       
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 302                                                                                                                        
Senator Thomas moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                                 
a cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 302(FIN) am "An Act                                                                    
requiring each campus of the University of Alaska to apply to be                                                                
included on the contribution list for contributions from permanent                                                              
fund dividends; requiring a university to pay an application fee for                                                            
each campus separately listed on the contribution list for contributions                                                        
from permanent fund dividends; and repealing certain audit                                                                      
requirements for entities receiving contributions from permanent fund                                                           
dividends." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 365                                                                                                                        
Senator Wagoner, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                
the Resources Committee referral be waived on CS FOR HOUSE                                                                      
BILL NO. 365(FIN) "An Act relating to the rapid response to, and                                                                
control of, aquatic invasive species." Without objection, the bill was                                                          
referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                     Recess                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in recess to a call of the Chair. Without objection, the Senate                                                           
recessed at 11:58 a.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                  After Recess                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 5:51 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Engrossment                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 216                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(STA) "An Act                                                                            
relating to fiscal notes for bills directing or resulting in the adoption,                                                      
amendment, or repeal of regulations, and to the notice required for the                                                         
proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal of a regulation; and                                                                    
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 316                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 316 am S "An Act relating to military facility                                                                   
zones in the state; relating to the development of housing in military                                                          
facility zones; relating to the financing of projects in military facility                                                      
zones; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by                                                            
the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                                                       
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Adjournment                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 14, 2012. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 5:52 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                       Kirsten Waid                             
                                                                         Secretary of the Senate                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                              STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                            
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                 Fahrenkamp 203                       8:00 AM                        
                   -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                       
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
= HB 314 ALASKA RAILROAD LAND LEASES                                                                                            
= HB 264 MUNI PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL: SUBDIVISIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14             Saturday                               Fahrenkamp 203                       8:00 AM                        
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
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                                   EDUCATION                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                Beltz 105 (tsbldg)                    8:00 AM                        
                   No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                         
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                                    FINANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      9:00 AM                        
+ SB 217 PHARMACY AUDITS                                                                                                        
+ HB 286 G.O. BONDS: TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS                                                                                    
+ HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE                                                                                 
+ HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT                                                                                 
+ HB 204 STATE PROCUREMENT CODE                                                                                                 
+ HB 205 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT                                                                                                     
+ HB 252 SMALL BUSINESS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION                                                                                    
+ HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE                                                                                  
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
+= HB  21 SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL MEMBERS                                                                                    
+= HB  60 GEODUCK AQUATIC FARMING/SEED TRANSFER                                                                                 
+= HB  78 INCENTIVES FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL PROVIDERS                                                                              
+= HB 115 NAMING WALTER J. HICKEL EXPRESSWAY                                                                                    
+= HB 131 COMMUNITY AND TRANSPORTATION ADV. BOARD                                                                               
+= HB 246 NAMING CERTAIN BRIDGES & AIRPORTS                                                                                     
+= HB 258 NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS                                                                                          
+= HB 298 EXEMPTIONS FROM MINING TAX                                                                                            
+= HB 302 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PFD: UNIV/AUDITS                                                                                   
+= HB 360 INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT & COMMISSION                                                                                
+= HB 366 DISASTER PLANNING AND SERVICES                                                                                        
+= HCR 23 ALASKA ARCTIC POLICY COMMISSION                                                                                       
= SB 121 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      1:00 PM                        
= SB 217 PHARMACY AUDITS                                                                                                        
= HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE                                                                                 
= HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT                                                                                 
= HB 252 SMALL BUSINESS INCOME TAX EXEMPTION                                                                                    
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14             Saturday                            Senate Finance 532                      9:00 AM                        
      HB  56 INCLUDE ARSON IN CRIMES OF CONSPIRACY                                                                              
      HB 146 LAND TRANSFER FROM STATE AND ALASKA RR                                                                             
      HB 279 EXTENDING CERTAIN BOARDS & COMMISSIONS                                                                             
      HB 304 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL                                                                                      
      HB 337 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS                                                                             
      HB 365 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES                                                                                           
= HB 261 COMMERCIAL FISHING ENTRY PERMIT LOANS                                                                                  
      HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND                                                                                 
                   <Pending Referral>                                                                                           
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             

2012-04-13                     Senate Journal                      Page 2252
                              FINANCE (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14             Saturday                            Senate Finance 532                      1:00 PM                        
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                            HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    1:30 PM                        
                   No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                         
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                   JUDICIARY                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                Beltz 105 (tsbldg)                    8:00 AM                        
                   --Delayed to Call of the Chair--                                                                             
+= SB 198 POLICE OFFICER PROTECTIONS/CERTIFICATION                                                                              
+= HB 343 DISCLOSURE OF CHILDREN'S RECORDS                                                                                      
+ HB 234 PICKETING AND PROTESTS AT FUNERALS                                                                                     
+ HB 255 READING OR TYPING MESSAGE  WHILE DRIVING                                                                               
+ HB  50 ACCESS TO LICENSED PREMISES                                                                                            
+ HB 296 ESCAPE/SERVICE ON PRISONERS/MONITORING                                                                                 
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                Beltz 105 (tsbldg)                    1:30 PM                        
                   -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                       
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14             Saturday                               Fahrenkamp 203                       9:00 AM                        
                   --Delayed to Call of the Chair--                                                                             
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
+= HB 269 COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES                                                                                           
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                                 STATE AFFAIRS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    9:00 AM                        
                   --Delayed to Call of the Chair--                                                                             
+ HB 347 USE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR INITIATIVES                                                                                 
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2012-04-13                     Senate Journal                      Page 2253
                           STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14             Saturday                                   Butrovich 205                    9:00 AM                        
+= HB 347 USE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR INITIATIVES                                                                                
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 15             Sunday                                     Butrovich 205                    9:00 AM                        
+= HB 347 USE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR INITIATIVES                                                                                
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                             
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                                JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                              LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                                         Capitol 120                  5:00 PM                        
                   -- Meeting Postponed --                                                                                      
                   Anchorage Office Space                                                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                             CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 284 & HB 285                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      3:00 PM                        
+= HB 284 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
+= HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                   Department of Administration                                                                                 
                   Department of Commerce Community and Economic                                                                
                   Development                                                                                                  
                   Department of Corrections                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14             Saturday                            Senate Finance 532                      8:00 AM                        
                   -- Meeting Postponed to Call of Chair --                                                                     
= HB 284 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET