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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
              TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Monday                 March 17, 2014                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                            Fifty-sixth Day                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Chenault at 11:03 a.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 36 members present.  Representative Drummond had                                                               
been excused from a call of the House today.  Representative Higgins                                                            
was absent and later excused (page 1939).  Representative Foster was                                                            
absent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Representative LeDoux be excused from a call of the House from                                                                  
today through 8:00 p.m., March 21.  There being no objection, it was                                                            
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Lieutenant Lance P.                                                                 
Walters of The Salvation Army.  Representative P. Wilson moved and                                                              
asked unanimous consent that the invocation be spread on the journal.                                                           
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
    Heavenly Father, architect of all things, blessed be your name                                                              
    here today in this state legislature.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    I praise you for this great nation where we all enjoy the                                                                   
    benefit of freedom, where we all have a voice to speak with                                                                 
    confidence about things that concern us.  Thank you for the                                                                 
    men and women that represent the people of this great state of                                                              
    Alaska.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    Father, I pray for your guidance to be given to our                                                                         
    representatives here in this state capitol.  I ask for your                                                                 

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    wisdom, understanding, and simplicity to be given to the                                                                    
    hearts and minds of the persons present today.  Thank you for                                                               
    your help in matters of the government and the making of                                                                    
    laws.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        Help all here today to spend time and effort on what is                                                                
   important, helping all here to do what is right and good for the                                                            
    people of Alaska.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    I pray for your will to be done in this senate today, in Jesus'                                                            
    name, Amen.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Lynn.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
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journal for the 53, 54, and 55 legislative days be approved as                                                                  
certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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Representative Johnson introduced his nephew, Braedon Fulton, Guest                                                             
Page, from Anchorage.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                       MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
A message dated March 14, 2014, was read stating the Senate passed                                                              
the following, and they are transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                      FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                            
                            OF SENATE BILLS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 64                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 64(FIN) by the Senate Finance                                                                            
Committee, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to theft and property offenses; relating to the                                                            
    definition of 'prior convictions' for certain theft offenses;                                                               

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    establishing the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission and                                                                     
    providing an expiration date; relating to the crime of custodial                                                            
    interference; relating to the duties of the Alaska Judicial Council;                                                        
    relating to jail-time credit for offenders in court-ordered treatment                                                       
    programs; relating to conditions of release, probation, and parole;                                                         
    relating to duties of the commissioner of corrections and board of                                                          
    parole; establishing a fund for reducing recidivism in the                                                                  
    Department of Health and Social Services; requiring the                                                                     
    commissioner of health and social services to establish programs                                                            
    for persons on conditions of release or probation that require                                                              
    testing for controlled substances and alcoholic beverages;                                                                  
    requiring the board of parole to establish programs for persons on                                                          
    parole that require testing for controlled substances and alcoholic                                                         
    beverages; relating to the duties of the Department of Health and                                                           
    Social Services; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 127                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 127 by Senators GIESSEL, McGuire, and                                                                           
Huggins, entitled:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act authorizing the commissioner of administration to enter                                                             
    into agreements with agents to perform for compensation certain                                                             
    transactions related to vehicles; relating to the duties of those                                                           
    agents; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 129                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 129(FIN) by the Senate Finance                                                                           
Committee, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified                                                            
    Real Estate Appraisers; relating to real estate appraisers; and                                                             
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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SB 200                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 200 by Senators MCGUIRE, Coghill, Bishop,                                                                       
Giessel, Meyer, Stedman, Dyson, Kelly, Micciche, and Dunleavy,                                                                  
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act establishing a right of action for the death of an unborn                                                           
    child in certain circumstances."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                    REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HCR 18                                                                                                                        
The Health & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18                                                                                          
    Encouraging hospitals and birthing facilities in the state to                                                               
    participate in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and to support                                                         
    breastfeeding; and recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Higgins, Chair, with the                                                                
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  Reinbold, Keller, Nageak, Tarr, Higgins                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (1):  Pruitt                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, House Health & Social Services Committee                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HCR 18 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                 
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCR 19                                                                                                                        
The Health & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19                                                                                          
    Supporting Recover Alaska in its efforts to reduce the effects of                                                           
    excessive alcohol consumption.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19(HSS)                                                                              
    Supporting Recover Alaska in its efforts to reduce excessive                                                                
    alcohol consumption and its effects.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Higgins, Chair, with the                                                                
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (6):  Reinbold, Pruitt, Keller, Nageak, Tarr, Higgins                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHCR 19(HSS):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, House Health & Social Services Committee                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HCR 19 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                 
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HJR 33                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 33                                                                                               
    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                             
    to increase the number of members on the judicial council and                                                               
    relating to the initial terms of new members appointed to the                                                               
    judicial council.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 33(JUD)                                                                                   
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Keller, Chair, with the                                                                 
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (2):  Lynn, Keller                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Do not pass (1):  Gruenberg                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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No recommendation (2):  LeDoux, Pruitt                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHJR 33(JUD):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Alaska Court System                                                                                                 
2.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HJR 33 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 134                                                                                                                        
The Health & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 134                                                                                                          
    "An Act requiring Medicaid payment for scheduled unit dose                                                                  
    prescription drug packaging and dispensing services for specified                                                           
    recipients."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 134(HSS)                                                                                              
    "An Act requiring Medicaid payment for medication compliance                                                                
    packaging, delivery, and dispensing services of a prescription for                                                          
    specified recipients; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Higgins, Chair, with the                                                                
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (4):  Reinbold, Nageak, Tarr, Higgins                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Pruitt, Keller                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 134(HSS):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 134 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 202                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 202                                                                                                          
    "An Act raising the application fee for a drawing permit for the                                                            
    hunting of bison to $20; requiring the game management plan for                                                             
    bison in the Delta Junction Bison Range Area to include                                                                     
    mitigation of bison damage to farm crops and farm and personal                                                              
    property; and authorizing the commissioner of natural resources to                                                          
      make grants to mitigate or prevent damage caused by bison."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 202(RES)                                                                                              
    "An Act raising the application fee for a drawing permit for the                                                            
    hunting of bison to $20 and relating to the allocation of funds                                                             
    collected for the application fee; requiring the game management                                                            
    plan for bison in the Delta Junction Bison Range Area to include                                                            
    prevention of bison damage to farm crops and farm and personal                                                              
    property; and authorizing the commissioner of natural resources to                                                          
    make grants to soil and water conservation districts to prevent                                                             
    damage caused by bison."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Feige and Saddler, Co-                                                                 
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (2):  P. Wilson, Feige                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (6):  Seaton, Tarr, Olson, Hawker, Johnson,                                                                   
Saddler                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Kawasaki                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 202(RES):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 202 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 250                                                                                                                        
The Health & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 250                                                                                                          
    "An Act making an expression of apology, responsibility, liability,                                                         
    sympathy, commiseration, compassion, or benevolence by a                                                                    
    health care provider inadmissible in a medical malpractice case;                                                            
    requiring a health care provider to advise a patient or the patient's                                                       
    legal representative to seek legal advice before making an                                                                  
    agreement with the patient to correct an unanticipated outcome of                                                           
    medical treatment or care; and amending Rules 402, 407, 408,                                                                
    409, and 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(HSS)                                                                                              
    "An Act making an expression of apology, responsibility,                                                                    
    sympathy, commiseration, compassion, or benevolence by a                                                                    
    health care provider inadmissible in a medical malpractice case;                                                            
    requiring a health care provider to advise a patient or the patient's                                                       
    legal representative to seek legal advice before making an                                                                  
    agreement with the patient to correct an unanticipated outcome of                                                           
    medical treatment or care; and amending Rules 402, 407, 408,                                                                
    409, and 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Higgins, Chair, with the                                                                
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (6):  Reinbold, Pruitt, Keller, Nageak, Tarr, Higgins                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 250(HSS):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Corrections                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 250 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citation was introduced and taken up later as a Special                                                           
Order of Business:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Alaska First Responders                                                                                              
By Senator McGuire                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Representative Higgins's excused absence (page 1865) be extended                                                                
through today.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 297                                                                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 297                                                                                                          
    "An Act recognizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation as                                                               
    the authorizing agency to approve home energy rating systems for                                                            
    the state; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) 7DP                                                 1813                                                       
 FN1: ZERO(REV)                                                      1814                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 297(FIN)                                                                                              
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                                               
297(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 297(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 297(FIN) pass the House?"  The                                                                 
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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CSHB 297(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  35   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Austerman, Chenault, Costello, Edgmon, Feige, Gara, Gattis,                                                              
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Herron, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson, Johnson,                                                               
Josephson, Kawasaki, Keller, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins, Lynn, Millett,                                                           
Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton,                                                                
Stoltze, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, P.Wilson, T.Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Drummond, Higgins, LeDoux                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Foster, Hawker                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 297(FIN) passed the House.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll                                                           
call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                              
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 297(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     HOUSE BILLS IN SECOND READING                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 212                                                                                                                        
The following, which was held in second reading from the March 14,                                                              
2014, calendar (page 1914), was before the House:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 212                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to an exemption from driver licensing                                                                      
    requirements for spouses of members of the armed forces of the                                                              
    United States."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 (page 1913) by Representatives Gruenberg,                                                                       
Josephson, Guttenberg, and Gara was moved and pending.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 212                                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  22   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Edgmon, Gara, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Holmes,                                                                     
Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins, Munoz, Nageak, Tarr,                                                             
Tuck                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Austerman, Chenault, Costello, Feige, Gattis, Herron, Hughes,                                                            
Isaacson, Johnson, Keller, Lynn, Millett, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt,                                                                
Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Thompson, P.Wilson, T.Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Drummond, Higgins, LeDoux                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Foster                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
HB 212 be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                  
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 212 was read the third time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HB 212 pass the House?"  The roll was                                                               
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 212                                                                                                                          
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Austerman, Chenault, Costello, Edgmon, Feige, Gara, Gattis,                                                              
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Herron, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson,                                                                
Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki, Keller, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                 
Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold,                                                                  
Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, P.Wilson, T.Wilson                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Drummond, Higgins, LeDoux                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Foster                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
And so, HB 212 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                             
for engrossment.                                                                                                                

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                         LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
House approve the citations on the calendar.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the following citations were approved and sent to enrolling:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Commemorating - October 2014, Alaska Energy Awareness Month                                                                     
By Representatives Isaacson, Millett, Chenault, Costello, Drummond,                                                             
Edgmon, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker,                                                             
Herron, Higgins, Holmes, Hughes, Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki,                                                                  
Keller, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lynn, Munoz, Nageak,                                                                  
Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr,                                                                
Thompson, Tuck, P. Wilson, T. Wilson                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Carl Rose                                                                                                            
By Representatives Millett, Tuck, Kito III, Chenault, Costello,                                                                 
Drummond, Edgmon, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Gruenberg,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Hawker, Herron, Higgins, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson,                                                                  
Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki, Keller, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux,                                                                   
Lynn, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler,                                                                  
Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr, Thompson, P. Wilson, T. Wilson                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Courtney Stroh, Region 10 President's Environmental                                                                  
Youth Award                                                                                                                     
By Representatives Olson, Chenault, Costello, Drummond, Edgmon,                                                                 
Feige, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Herron,                                                             
Higgins, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson, Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki,                                                                
Keller, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz,                                                                 
Nageak, Neuman, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr,                                                               
Thompson, Tuck, P. Wilson, T. Wilson; Senator Micciche                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Sitka High School, Drama, Debate and Forensics Team                                                                  
By Representatives Kreiss-Tomkins, Chenault, Costello, Drummond,                                                                
Edgmon, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker,                                                             
Herron, Higgins, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson, Johnson, Josephson,                                                                  
Kawasaki, Keller, Kito III, LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak,                                                               
Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr,                                                                
Thompson, Tuck, P. Wilson, T. Wilson                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - George Becker Erickson Jr.                                                                                        
By Representatives Kreiss-Tomkins, Chenault, Costello, Drummond,                                                                
Edgmon, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker,                                                             
Herron, Higgins, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson, Johnson, Josephson,                                                                  
Kawasaki, Keller, Kito III, LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak,                                                               
Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr,                                                                
Thompson, Tuck, P. Wilson, T. Wilson                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 137                                                                                                                        
Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                     
withdraw the following:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 137                                                                                                          
    "An Act stating that a feasibility study for the development and                                                            
    operation of a hydroelectric site at Chikuminuk Lake is not an                                                              
    incompatible use in the Wood-Tikchik State Park; relating to the                                                            
    Wood-Tikchik State Park management plan and the amendment of                                                                
    the plan to allow for a feasibility study for the development and                                                           
    operation of a hydroelectric site at Chikuminuk Lake; relating to                                                           
    the enforcement of provisions in the Wood-Tikchik State Park                                                                
    management plan and regulations relating to the Wood-Tikchik                                                                
    State Park that are inconsistent with a feasibility study for the                                                           
    development and operation of a hydroelectric site at Chikuminuk                                                             
    Lake; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, HB 137 was withdrawn.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
following members be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                                             
no objection, the members were excused as noted:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Feige - from 6:00 p.m., March 28 to 10:00 p.m.,                                                                  
March 30                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Saddler - from 6:30 p.m., March 28 to 8:00 a.m.,                                                                 
March 31                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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                          SENSE OF THE HOUSE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following Sense of the House was offered by Representatives                                                                 
Isaacson, Lynn, and Hughes:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"It is the Sense of the House that Alaska possesses a unique way of                                                             
life to be celebrated and honored, especially by those high level                                                               
officials who wield tremendous influence over decisions affecting                                                               
Alaska.  We condemn the language used by EPA Administrator Gina                                                                 
McCarthy after her recent visit to Alaska and express serious concern                                                           
that her comments indicate a negative bias against Alaskans and a lack                                                          
of sensitivity to our way of life that will gravely distort EPA                                                                 
environmental and development decisions in Alaska.  We hope that                                                                
her comments and actions do not reflect the attitude and actions of all                                                         
federal agency heads."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Isaacson moved that the Sense of the House be                                                                    
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the Sense of the House be adopted?" The                                                             
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Sense of the House                                                                                                              
Adopt                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Austerman, Chenault, Costello, Edgmon, Feige, Gara, Gattis,                                                              
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Herron, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson,                                                                
Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki, Keller, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                 
Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold,                                                                  
Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, P.Wilson, T.Wilson                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Drummond, Higgins, LeDoux                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Foster                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
And so, the Sense of the House was adopted.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                       SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
notice and publication requirements be waived and the citation,                                                                 

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Honoring - Alaska First Responders, be taken up as a Special Order of                                                           
Business.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
House approve the citation.  There being no objection, the following                                                            
citation was approved and sent to enrolling:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Alaska First Responders                                                                                              
By Senator McGuire; Representatives Chenault, Austerman, Costello,                                                              
Drummond, Edgmon, Feige, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Gruenberg,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Hawker, Herron, Higgins, Holmes, Hughes, Isaacson,                                                                  
Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki, Keller, Kito III, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                 
LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt,                                                                    
Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stoltze, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, P. Wilson,                                                            
T. Wilson                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCR 19                                                                                                                        
Representative Hughes added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19                                                                                          
    Supporting Recover Alaska in its efforts to reduce the effects of                                                           
    excessive alcohol consumption.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 233                                                                                                                        
Representative Millett added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 233                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and                                                           
    prevention efforts in public schools."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 297                                                                                                                        
Representatives Millett and Johnson added their names as cosponsors                                                             
to:                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 297(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act recognizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation as                                                               
    the authorizing agency to approve home energy rating systems for                                                            
    the state; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 346                                                                                                                        
Representative Kreiss-Tomkins added his name as cosponsor to:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 346                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to corporations, including public benefit                                                                  
    corporations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 360                                                                                                                        
Representative Munoz added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 360                                                                                                          
    "An Act prohibiting smoking in certain locations; and providing                                                             
    for an effective date."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 159                                                                                                                        
Representative Kreiss-Tomkins added his name as cross sponsor to:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE BILL NO. 159                                                                                                         
    "An Act relating to air ambulance service providers, air                                                                    
    ambulance membership agreements, and regulation of air                                                                      
    ambulance service providers and air ambulance membership                                                                    
    agreements by the division of insurance; and providing for an                                                               
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 200                                                                                                                        
Representative Lynn added his name as cross sponsor to:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE BILL NO. 200                                                                                                         
    "An Act establishing a right of action for the death of an unborn                                                           
    child in certain circumstances."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 212                                                                                                                        
HB 212 was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk, and                                                                
transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 297                                                                                                                        
CSHB 297(FIN) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                    
Clerk, and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following meeting today was changed:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Judiciary Committee                                                                                                             
CHANGED TO:                                                     1:15 p.m.                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                              ADJOURNMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., March 18, 2014.  There being no                                                                 
objection, the House adjourned at 12:38 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                             Suzi Lowell                                                                        
                                             Chief Clerk