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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                          TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                    Saturday                   April 14, 2012                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                               Eighty-ninth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Stevens at 11:02 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator McGuire was absent.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Wielechowski. Senator                                                           
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
         Hold On...                                                                                                             
         A Pueblo Indian Prayer                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
         Hold on to what is good,                                                                                               
         even if it's a handful of earth.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         Hold on to what you believe,                                                                                           
         even if it's a tree that stands by itself.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         Hold on to what you must do,                                                                                           
         even if it's a long way from here.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
         Hold on to your life,                                                                                                  
         even if it's easier to let go.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         Hold on to my hand,                                                                                                    
         even if I've gone away from you.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator French led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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                                 Certification                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal for                                                            
the eighty-eighth legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                               
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                            Messages from the House                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCR 19                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and returned:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19                                                                                    
         Proclaiming September 24, 2012, to be United States                                                                    
         Marshals Day.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 196                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 196(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
         "An Act relating to the power project fund and to the                                                                  
         bulk fuel revolving loan fund; establishing a bulk fuel                                                                
         loan account and making the bulk fuel loan account and                                                                 
         the bulk fuel bridge loan account separate accounts in                                                                 
         the bulk fuel revolving loan fund; providing for                                                                       
         technical assistance to rural borrowers under the bulk                                                                 
         fuel bridge loan program; relating to the administration                                                               
         and investment of the bulk fuel revolving loan fund by                                                                 
         the division in the Department of Commerce,                                                                            
         Community, and Economic Development responsible                                                                        
         for community and regional affairs; and providing for                                                                  
         an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 361                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 361(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                          
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
         "An Act relating to the Alaska Land Act, including                                                                     
         certain leases, sales, and other disposals of state land                                                               
         and materials; relating to production royalties from                                                                   
         miners; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Concur Messages                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 92                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and returned                                                           
for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 92(FIN) "An Act relating                                                               
to dental hygienists, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygiene, and                                                          
dentistry" with the following amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                        
         NO. 92(FIN)                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House amendment?"                                                           
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 92(FIN)                                                                                                                
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                                            
Amendment to CSSB 92(FIN)?                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                              
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  McGuire                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 92(FIN) "An Act                                                                             
relating to dental hygienists, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygiene,                                                     
and dentistry."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 122                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and returned                                                           
for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 122(L&C) "An Act                                                                       
relating to research on and examination of titles; relating to residency                                                        
requirements for title insurance limited producers; relating to real estate                                                     
transfer fees; and providing for an effective date" with the following                                                          
amendment:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                        HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                        
         NO. 122(L&C)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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 the Senate concur in the House amendment?"                                                           
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 122(L&C)                                                                                                               
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                                            
Amendment to CSSB 122(L&C)?       Effective Date                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                              
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  McGuire                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 122(L&C) "An Act                                                                            
relating to research on and examination of titles; relating to residency                                                        
requirements for title insurance limited producers; relating to real estate                                                     
transfer fees; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                                
concurrence be considered the vote on the effective date clause. Without                                                        
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 198                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 198 "An Act                                                                  
establishing procedures relating to issuance, suspension, or revocation of                                                      
certification of police officers by the police standards council; making                                                        
certain court service officers subject to certification by the police                                                           
standards council; making confidential certain information that                                                                 
personally identifies a police officer; relating to requesting or requiring                                                     
police officers to submit to lie detector tests; repealing a provision                                                          
exempting certain police officers from a prohibition against requiring                                                          
certain employees to submit to lie detector tests; and providing for an                                                         
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 198(JUD) "An Act                                                                                
         establishing procedures relating to issuance, suspension,                                                              
         or revocation of certification of police officers by the                                                               
         Alaska Police Standards Council; making confidential                                                                   
         certain information that personally identifies a police                                                                
         officer; relating to requesting or requiring police                                                                    
         officers to submit to lie detector tests; and providing for                                                            
         an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator French, Chair; Senator Coghill.                                                              
Signing do pass: Senators Wielechowski, Paskvan.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
President Stevens added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 217                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 217 "An Act                                                                    
establishing procedures and guidelines for auditing pharmacy records;                                                           
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                                             
with                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 217(FIN)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Thomas, Egan,                                                               
Ellis. Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senator                                                             
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
          Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 125                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 125(L&C)(efd am) "An Act moving the Alcoholic Beverage                                                                 
Control Board to the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                     
Economic Development and relating to duties of that department;                                                                 
relating to the exercise of peace officer powers granted by the Alcoholic                                                       
Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective date." Signing no                                                        
recommendation: Senator Egan, Chair; Senators Menard, Paskvan,                                                                  
Davis, Giessel.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                                       
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 219                                                                                                                        
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered CS FOR                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 219(STA) "An Act exempting certain activities of                                                                 
ambulance, emergency, and fire department services from regulation as                                                           
insurance." Signing do pass: Senator Olson, Chair; Senators Menard,                                                             
Wagoner.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 252                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
252(FIN) "An Act exempting certain small businesses from the corporate                                                          
income tax; and providing for an effective date" and recommended the                                                            
adoption of the Labor and Commerce Senate Committee Substitute                                                                  
offered on page 2162. Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman,                                                               
Cochair; Senator Olson. Signing do pass: Senators Thomas, Egan, Ellis.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 261                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 261(FIN) "An Act relating to loans for the purchase of commercial                                                           
fishing entry permits; and providing for an effective date." Signing do                                                         
pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Thomas, Egan. Signing no                                                               
recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senator Olson.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 264                                                                                                                        
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered CS FOR                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 264(CRA) "An Act allowing a deferral of municipal                                                                
property taxes on the increase in the value of real property attributable to                                                    
subdivision of that property; and providing for an effective date" and                                                          
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         264(CRA) "An Act allowing a deferral of municipal                                                                      
         property taxes on the increase in the value of real                                                                    
         property attributable to subdivision of that property;                                                                 
         relating to municipal taxation of oil and gas production                                                               
         and pipeline property; and providing for an effective                                                                  
         date."                                                                                                                 
         (Title Change SCR 34)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Olson, Chair; Senators Wagoner, Ellis,                                                                 
Kookesh. Signing no recommendation: Senator Menard.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
          Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
President Stevens added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 269                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
BILL NO. 269(JUD) "An Act relating to the amendment of a declaration                                                            
that creates a common interest community." Signing do pass: Senator                                                             
Egan, Chair; Senators Davis, Paskvan. Signing no recommendation:                                                                
Senators Giessel, Menard.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                     
          and Economic Development                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 276                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
276(FIN) "An Act providing for a credit against the oil and gas                                                                 
production tax for costs incurred for conducting seismic exploration and                                                        
drilling certain oil or natural gas exploration wells in certain basins;                                                        
relating to the determination of the production tax value of oil and gas                                                        
production; and relating to a special tax rate for new oil or gas production                                                    
south of 68 degrees North latitude" and recommended it be replaced with                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         276(FIN) "An Act relating to the oil and gas production                                                                
         tax; providing for a reduction in the production tax                                                                   
         value in the amount of 30 percent of the gross value at                                                                
         the point of production for oil and gas produced from                                                                  
         certain leases or properties north of 68 degrees North                                                                 
         latitude that were not, as of January 1, 2008, in                                                                      
         commercial production or within a unit; providing for a                                                                
         credit against the oil and gas production tax for costs                                                                
         incurred for conducting seismic exploration and drilling                                                               
         certain oil or natural gas exploration wells in certain                                                                
         basins; relating to the determination of the production                                                                
         tax value of oil and gas production; providing that the                                                                
         tax rate for new oil or gas production south of 68                                                                     
         degrees North latitude and outside of the Cook Inlet                                                                   
         sedimentary basin may not exceed four percent of the                                                                   
         gross value at the point of production; and providing for                                                              
         an effective date."                                                                                                    
         (Title change SCR 35)                                                                                                  

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Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Olson, Ellis.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 5, indeterminate, Department of Revenue                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Department of Revenue                                                                        
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Natural Resources                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 282                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
282(FIN) "An Act relating to applying military education, training, and                                                         
service credit to occupational licensing and certain postsecondary                                                              
education and employment training requirements; providing for a                                                                 
temporary occupational license for qualified military service members;                                                          
and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman,                                                        
Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, Ellis. Signing no                                                                     
recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Education and Early                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                     
      Development                                                                                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, University of Alaska                                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                                       
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 301                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered 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                                                    

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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" and recommended the adoption of the Labor and Commerce Senate                                                             
Committee Substitute offered on page 2163. Signing do pass: Senators                                                            
Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan, Ellis. Signing no                                                            
recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Natural Resources                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HCR 23                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                                        
RESOLUTION NO. 23(FIN) Establishing and relating to the Alaska                                                                  
Arctic Policy Commission, and recommended it be replaced with                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                                     
         RESOLUTION NO. 23(FIN)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, McGuire, Olson, Ellis.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Legislative Agency                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Introduction and Reference of                                                                       
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 34                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 BY THE SENATE                                                                               
COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE,                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform                                                                  
         Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House                                                                
         Bill No. 264, allowing a deferral of municipal property                                                                
         taxes on the increase in the value of real property                                                                    
         attributable to subdivision of that property.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       

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SCR 35                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 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. 276, providing for a credit against the oil and                                                               
         gas production tax for costs incurred for conducting                                                                   
         seismic exploration and drilling certain oil or natural                                                                
         gas exploration wells in certain basins; relating to the                                                               
         determination of the production tax value of oil and gas                                                               
         production; and relating to a special tax rate for new oil                                                             
         or gas production south of 68 degrees North latitude.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 121                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 121 "An Act relating to the public employees'                                                                   
retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for                                                        
an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis called the Senate on Senate Bill No. 121.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that Senate Bill                                                                
No. 121 be moved to the bottom of the calendar. Without objection, it                                                           
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 217                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 217 "An Act establishing procedures and guidelines                                                              
for auditing pharmacy records; and providing for an effective date" was                                                         
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                             
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 1830.                                                              
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 217(FIN) was adopted.                                                                 

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Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 217(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 217(FIN) "An                                                                  
Act establishing procedures and guidelines for auditing pharmacy                                                                
records; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                                                        
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 217(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                              
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  McGuire                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 217(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 60                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 60 "An Act relating to aquatic farm permitting                                                                   
involving geoducks and to geoduck seed transfers between certified                                                              
hatcheries and aquatic farms" 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.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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HOUSE BILL NO. 60 was read the third time.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The presence of Senator McGuire was noted.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 60                                                                                                                         
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                                                
cross sponsor on the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 60 "An Act relating to                                                                
aquatic farm permitting involving geoducks and to geoduck seed                                                                  
transfers between certified hatcheries and aquatic farms" pass the                                                              
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 60                                                                                                                           
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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. 60 passed the Senate, was signed by the                                                                  
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
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" 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. 78(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with                                                      
the following result:                                                                                                           

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CSHB 78(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 78(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clauses.                                                       
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 131                                                                                                                        
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" was read the second time.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                             
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                                             
2228. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                    
131(FIN) was adopted.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Senator Dyson objected.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw the                                                                 
motion. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
moved to the bottom of the calendar. Without objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 229                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(JUD) "An Act relating to the duties of                                                                
the Big Game Commercial Services Board; relating to activities,                                                                 
including violations and penalties, under the supervision of the Big Game                                                       
Commercial Services Board; creating a retired status license for certain                                                        
retired guides and outfitters; 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.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act relating to the duties of the Big Game Commercial Services Board;                                                           
relating to activities, including violations and penalties, under the                                                           
supervision of the Big Game Commercial Services Board; creating a                                                               
retired status license for certain retired guides and outfitters; and                                                           
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with                                                      
the following result:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 229(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(JUD) 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 signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 296                                                                                                                        
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" 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. 296(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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"                                                           
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 296(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Court Rule               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, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 296(JUD) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the Court Rule change.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              

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                  Second Reading of Senate Bills (continued)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 121                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 121 "An Act relating to the public employees'                                                                   
retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for                                                        
an effective date" which had been moved to the bottom of the calendar                                                           
(page 2266), was before the Senate in second reading.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The call was satisfied.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                                              
the adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page                                                          
1531. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(STA) "An                                                                    
Act relating to new defined benefit tiers in the public employees'                                                              
retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain                                                        
employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and                                                              
defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system                                                           
and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date"                                                       
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(STA) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(STA) "An                                                                  
Act relating to new defined benefit tiers in the public employees'                                                              
retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain                                                        
employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and                                                              
defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system                                                           
and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date"                                                       
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 121(STA)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard,                                                           
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, Stedman, Wagoner                                                                       

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and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(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 clauses.                                                       
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis lifted the call.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                   Second Reading of House Bills (continued)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 131                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 131(FIN) "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" which had been moved to the                                                          
bottom of the calendar (page 2269), was before the Senate in second                                                             
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 17, following "natural gas,":                                                                                      
 Insert "liquefied natural gas,"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dyson 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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 131(FIN) am S was read                                                                      
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, Dyson, Menard, Paskvan, Olson moved and                                                                  
asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the bill.                                                              
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 131(FIN) am S "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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 131(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 131(FIN) am S                                                                       
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clauses.                                                       
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                   Citations                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Senate Secretary Kirsten Waid on the Occasion of Her                                                                 
Retirement                                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Giessel,                                                        
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bachelor of Arts for Film                                                            
Senator(s) Ellis, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Dimond-West High School Girls Hockey Team, 2012 Cook                                                                 
Inlet Conference Hockey Champions                                                                                               
Senator(s) McGuire, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
Representative(s) Holmes, Johnson                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Anchorage Fire Chief Gary Bullock                                                                                    
Senator(s) McGuire, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French,                                                        
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
Representative(s) Johnson                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Norman Phillips                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French,                                                         
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                              
Paskvan, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                         
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Clark "Click" Bishop                                                                                                 
Senator(s) Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French,                                                         
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                              
Paskvan, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                         
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - The University/Medical Area of Anchorage                                                                             
Representative(s) Cissna                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Davis, Stevens, Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - James E. Powell, Ph.D.                                                                                               
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                                                    
Senator(s) Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French,                                                         
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                              
Paskvan, Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Gallo's Restaurants 30th Anniversary                                                                                 
Representative(s) Tuck                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Meyer, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                         
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Olson, Paskvan,                                                                     
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          

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Honoring - Teisha Simmons, 2012 First Lady's Volunteer of the Year                                                              
Award                                                                                                                           
Representative(s) Dick                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Kookesh, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French,                                                        
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - T.J. Rogers                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Thomas, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                        
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Miller                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Michael Boyd Madden                                                                                               
Representative(s) Johansen                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Stedman, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson,                                                              
Paskvan, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Stephen L. Hill                                                                                                   
Representative(s) Dick                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Kookesh, Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                                
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Tambi Leigh Fields                                                                                                
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Herta Tschersich                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Austerman                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Stevens, Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan,                                                              
Stedman, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations be                                                           
adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred to                                                          
the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                                  

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                              Unfinished Business                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
Senators Olson, Wielechowski 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.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Kookesh moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from April 26 through April 29. Without                                                               
objection, Senator Kookesh was excused.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from May 17 through June 1. Without                                                                   
objection, Senator Hoffman was excused.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused from a                                                            
call of the Senate from May 10 through May 12. Without objection,                                                               
Senator Olson was excused.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                    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 12:32 p.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 5:08 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
return to reports of standing committees. Without objection, the Senate                                                         
returned to:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 56                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 56 "An Act                                                                      
making arson in the first degree and arson in the second degree serious                                                         
felonies for purposes of application of the crime of conspiracy." Signing                                                       
do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                       
     Fiscal Note No. 6, indeterminate, Department of Corrections                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 146                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered 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." Signing do                                                         
pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
          Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 4, indeterminate, Department of Natural                                                                    
      Resources                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 196                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
196(FIN) "An Act relating to the power project fund and to the bulk fuel                                                        
revolving loan fund; establishing a bulk fuel loan account and making the                                                       
bulk fuel loan account and the bulk fuel bridge loan account separate                                                           
accounts in the bulk fuel revolving loan fund; providing for technical                                                          
assistance to rural borrowers under the bulk fuel bridge loan program;                                                          
relating to the administration and investment of the bulk fuel revolving                                                        
loan fund by the division in the Department of Commerce, Community,                                                             
and Economic Development responsible for community and regional                                                                 

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affairs; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senators                                                        
Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan. Signing no                                                                   
recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 4, House Finance Committee                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 5, House Finance Committee                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 6, House Finance Committee                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 204                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 204 "An Act                                                                     
relating to the State Procurement Code, including the use of small                                                              
procurement provisions for certain amounts of leased space, the                                                                 
requirement of Alaska business license proof for Alaska bidder and other                                                        
procurement preferences, the registration of construction contract bidders                                                      
and offerors, the establishment and maintenance of lists of persons who                                                         
want to provide supplies or services to the state, state agencies, and state                                                    
instrumentalities, electronic bids and proposals, small procurements, and                                                       
writings; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senators                                                       
Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 205                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 205 "An Act                                                                     
relating to state and public entity procurement, including the State                                                            
Procurement Code, procurement preferences, and contract awards;                                                                 
relating to the meaning of 'Alaska bidder'; and providing for an effective                                                      
date." Signing do pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair; Senators Thomas,                                                              
Egan. Signing no recommendation: Senator Stedman, Cochair; Senator                                                              
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
     Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                 
      Development                                                                                                               

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 286                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                          
286(FIN) "An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general                                                          
obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of state transportation                                                     
projects; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be                                                            
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                        SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                        
         NO. 286(FIN)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan, Olson, Ellis.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 304                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 304 "An Act                                                                     
relating to the membership of the Alaska Fire Standards Council."                                                               
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Thomas, Egan.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Public Safety                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 337                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 337 "An Act                                                                     
relating to the Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                       
Surveyors and to the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                     
Economic Development." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman,                                                              
Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                                   
      Economic Development                                                                                                      

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The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 365                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 365(FIN) "An Act relating to the rapid response to, and control of,                                                         
aquatic invasive species." Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, Stedman,                                                          
Cochairs; Senators Thomas, Egan.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Environmental                                                                       
      Conservation                                                                                                              
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Environmental                                                                       
      Conservation                                                                                                              
       Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                       
     Fiscal Note No. 6, Department of Fish and Game                                                                             
     Fiscal Note No. 7, Department of Natural Resources                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption of                                                             
the First Supplemental Calendar. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
               Consideration of the First Supplemental Calendar                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 21                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 21(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                           
membership of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council" 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. 21(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 21(FIN) "An Act                                                                
relating to the membership of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council"                                                         
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 21(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 21(FIN) passed the Senate, was                                                                    
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 276                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 276(FIN) "An Act providing for a credit                                                                   
against the oil and gas production tax for costs incurred for conducting                                                        
seismic exploration and drilling certain oil or natural gas exploration                                                         
wells in certain basins; relating to the determination of the production tax                                                    
value of oil and gas production; and relating to a special tax rate for new                                                     
oil or gas production south of 68 degrees North latitude" was read the                                                          
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                             
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                                             
2263. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                    
276(FIN) "An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax; providing                                                          
for a reduction in the production tax value in the amount of 30 percent of                                                      
the gross value at the point of production for oil and gas produced from                                                        
certain leases or properties north of 68 degrees North latitude that were                                                       
not, as of January 1, 2008, in commercial production or within a unit;                                                          
providing for a credit against the oil and gas production tax for costs                                                         
incurred for conducting seismic exploration and drilling certain oil or                                                         
natural gas exploration wells in certain basins; relating to the                                                                
determination of the production tax value of oil and gas production;                                                            
providing that the tax rate for new oil or gas production south of 68                                                           
degrees North latitude and outside of the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin                                                          
may not exceed four percent of the gross value at the point of production;                                                      
and providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                                               

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Senator Stedman offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 2, following the first occurrence of "value":                                                                    
         Insert "of a producer"                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, line 18:                                                                                                               
         Delete "oil and gas produced"                                                                                          
         Insert "a producer is reduced,"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, line 19:                                                                                                               
         Delete "produced"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, line 20, following "later,":                                                                                           
         Insert "by 30 percent of the gross value at the point of                                                               
production of oil and gas produced, for the calendar year,"                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, lines 22 - 23:                                                                                                         
         Delete ", is reduced by, for the calendar year, 30 percent of the                                                      
gross value at the point of production of that oil and gas"                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                                              
Coghill objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no further                                                           
objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins offered Amendment No. 2:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, lines 3 - 4:                                                                                                            
         Delete "north of 68 degrees North latitude"                                                                          
         Insert "in the state"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, line 21:                                                                                                               
         Delete "north of 68 degrees North latitude"                                                                            
         Insert "in the state"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, following line 25:                                                                                                     
         Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                      
"* Sec. 11. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                           
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
         TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS. The Department of Revenue                                                                     
shall adopt regulations to determine, as applicable to a partial year, the                                                      
reduction in production tax value provided under sec. 10 of this Act.                                                           
   * Sec. 12.  Section 10 of this Act takes effect immediately under                                                          
AS 01.10.070(c)."                                                                                                               

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Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 14, line 26:                                                                                                               
         Delete "This"                                                                                                          
         Insert "Except as provided in sec. 12 of this Act, this"                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                      
Objections were heard.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll was                                                            
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 276(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, McGuire, Menard, Meyer                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, Olson, Paskvan,                                                            
Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                                
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 276(FIN) am S was read                                                                      
the third time.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senators Menard, Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                  
withdrawn as cross sponsors on the bill. Without objection, it was so                                                           
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, French, Kookesh, Ellis moved and asked                                                                   
unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without                                                            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                                                 
voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator                                                         
Meyer was required to vote.                                                                                                     

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 276(FIN) am S "An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax;                                                           
providing for a reduction in the production tax value of a producer in the                                                      
amount of 30 percent of the gross value at the point of production for oil                                                      
and gas produced from certain leases or properties north of 68 degrees                                                          
North latitude that were not, as of January 1, 2008, in commercial                                                              
production or within a unit; providing for a credit against the oil and gas                                                     
production tax for costs incurred for conducting seismic exploration and                                                        
drilling certain oil or natural gas exploration wells in certain basins;                                                        
relating to the determination of the production tax value of oil and gas                                                        
production; providing that the tax rate for new oil or gas production                                                           
south of 68 degrees North latitude and outside of the Cook Inlet                                                                
sedimentary basin may not exceed four percent of the gross value at the                                                         
point of production; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                                              
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 276(FIN) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire,                                                          
Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wagoner,                                                               
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dyson, Giessel, Huggins                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 276(FIN) am S                                                                       
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on the                                                            
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the                                                           
Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 35                                                                                                                        
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE                                                                     
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 be taken up at this time.                                                                          
Without objection, the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 35 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                           
the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 276, providing                                                          
for a credit against the oil and gas production tax for costs incurred for                                                      
conducting seismic exploration and drilling certain oil or natural gas                                                          
exploration wells in certain basins; relating to the determination of the                                                       
production tax value of oil and gas production; and relating to a special                                                       
tax rate for new oil or gas production south of 68 degrees North latitude,                                                      
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCR 35                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Davis, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Huggins,                                                            
Kookesh, McGuire, Menard, Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens,                                                              
Thomas, Wagoner, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Giessel                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
return to messages from the House. Without objection, the Senate                                                                
returned to:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                            Messages from the House                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                Recede Messages                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 104                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 14 was read stating the House failed to concur in                                                           
the Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 104(RLS) "An                                                                      
Act renaming the Alaska performance scholarship and relating to the                                                             
scholarship and tax credits applicable to contributions to the scholarship;                                                     
relating to AlaskAdvantage education grant funding and to Alaska                                                                
performance scholarship funding; establishing an account and fund for                                                           
those purposes; making conforming amendments; and providing for an                                                              
effective date" and respectfully requests the Senate to recede from its                                                         
amendment, namely:                                                                                                              

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         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                    
         104(FIN) "An Act renaming the Alaska performance                                                                       
         scholarship and relating to the scholarship and tax                                                                    
         credits applicable to contributions to the scholarship;                                                                
         relating to AlaskAdvantage education grant funding and                                                                 
         to Alaska performance scholarship funding; relating to                                                                 
         AlaskAdvantage education grant eligibility; establishing                                                               
         accounts and a fund for those purposes; making                                                                         
         conforming amendments; and providing for an effective                                                                  
         date."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In the event the Senate fails to recede, the Speaker has appointed the                                                          
following members to a Conference Committee to meet with a like                                                                 
committee from the Senate to consider the bills:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Representative Thomas, Chair                                                                                               
     Representative Austerman                                                                                                   
     Representative Gara                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved that the Senate recede from its amendment and                                                               
recommended the body vote no.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendment?" The                                                           
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 104(FIN)                                                                                                               
Shall the Senate Recede from its Amendment                                                                                      
to CSHB 104(RLS)?                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dyson, Giessel, Huggins, Wagoner                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Davis, Egan, Ellis, French, Hoffman, Kookesh, McGuire, Menard,                                                           
Meyer, Olson, Paskvan, Stedman, Stevens, Thomas, Wielechowski                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate failed to recede.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The President appointed the following members to a Conference                                                                   
Committee to meet with the like committee from the House:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                     
     Senator Meyer                                                                                                              
     Senator Thomas                                                                                                             

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The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Announcements                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently in                                                        
effect.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Engrossment                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 121                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(STA) "An Act relating to new defined                                                                 
benefit tiers in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers'                                                      
retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose                                                         
between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public                                                        
employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and                                                           
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 217                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 217(FIN) "An Act establishing procedures                                                                 
and guidelines for auditing pharmacy records; and providing for an                                                              
effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                        
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 131                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 131(FIN) am S "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" was engrossed, signed by the                                                         
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 276                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 276(FIN) am S "An Act                                                                       
relating to the oil and gas production tax; providing for a reduction in the                                                    
production tax value of a producer in the amount of 30 percent of the                                                           
gross value at the point of production for oil and gas produced from                                                            

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certain leases or properties north of 68 degrees North latitude that were                                                       
not, as of January 1, 2008, in commercial production or within a unit;                                                          
providing for a credit against the oil and gas production tax for costs                                                         
incurred for conducting seismic exploration and drilling certain oil or                                                         
natural gas exploration wells in certain basins; relating to the                                                                
determination of the production tax value of oil and gas production;                                                            
providing that the tax rate for new oil or gas production south of 68                                                           
degrees North latitude and outside of the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin                                                          
may not exceed four percent of the gross value at the point of production;                                                      
and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 35                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 276, providing for a credit                                                              
against the oil and gas production tax for costs incurred for conducting                                                        
seismic exploration and drilling certain oil or natural gas exploration                                                         
wells in certain basins; relating to the determination of the production tax                                                    
value of oil and gas production; and relating to a special tax rate for new                                                     
oil or gas production south of 68 degrees North latitude, was engrossed,                                                        
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Adjournment                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                                 
stand in adjournment until 10:00 a.m., April 15, 2012. Without objection,                                                       
the Senate adjourned at 6:21 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 14        Saturday                    Fahrenkamp 203            8:00 AM                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
= HB 219 FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES                                                                                    
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                    FINANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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>                                                                                                
= HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE                                                                                  
= HCR 23 ALASKA ARCTIC POLICY COMMISSION                                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                              FINANCE (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                 Senate Finance 532           1:00 PM                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB  56 INCLUDE ARSON IN CRIMES OF CONSPIRACY                                                                                 
+= HB 146 LAND TRANSFER FROM STATE AND ALASKA RR                                                                                
+= HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND                                                                                    
+= HB 204 STATE PROCUREMENT CODE                                                                                                
+= HB 205 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT                                                                                                    
+= HB 304 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL                                                                                         
+= HB 337 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS                                                                                
+= HB 365 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES                                                                                              
= HB 286 G.O. BONDS: TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 15        Sunday                   Senate Finance 532           9:00 AM                                                   
+ HB 359 SEX CRIMES; TESTIMONY BY VIDEO CONFERENCE                                                                              
+ HB 361 DISPOSALS OF STATE RESOURCES/ROYALTIES                                                                                 
+ HB 264 MUNI PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL: SUBDIVISIONS                                                                               
+ HB  89 EXTRACTION OF BEDLOAD MATERIAL                                                                                         
+ HB 125 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD                                                                                       
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB 121 LOAN FUNDS:CHARTERS/MARICULTURE/MICROLOAN                                                                             
+= HB 279 EXTENDING CERTAIN BOARDS & COMMISSIONS                                                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                    Fahrenkamp 203            9:00 AM                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB 269 COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES                                                                                           
+= HB 125 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD                                                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                 STATE AFFAIRS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                       Butrovich 205          9:00 AM                                                   
              --Delayed to Call of the Chair--                                                                                  
+= 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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                             CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 104                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                 Senate Finance 532           6:00 PM                                                   
     HB 104 ALASKA PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 284 & HB 285                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                 Senate Finance 532           8:00 AM                                                   
              -- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --                                                                             
= HB 284 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET