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2013-04-12 Senate Journal

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2013-04-12                     Senate Journal                      Page 1171
HB 83                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 83(JUD) "An Act relating to certain                                                                       
federal statutes, regulations, presidential executive orders and actions,                                                       
and secretarial orders and actions; relating to the duties of the attorney                                                      
general; and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 13:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 3. AS 44.23.020(b) is amended to read:                                                                                
          (b)  The attorney general shall                                                                                       
              (1)  defend the Constitution of the State of Alaska and the                                                       
     Constitution of the United States of America;                                                                              

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              (2)  bring, prosecute, and defend all necessary and proper                                                        
     actions in the name of the state for the collection of revenue;                                                            
              (3)  represent the state in all civil actions in which the                                                        
     state is a party;                                                                                                          
              (4)  prosecute all cases involving violation of state law,                                                        
     and file informations and prosecute all offenses against the                                                               
     revenue laws and other state laws where there is no other                                                                  
     provision for their prosecution;                                                                                           
              (5)  administer state legal services, including the                                                               
     furnishing of written legal opinions to the governor, the                                                                  
     legislature, and all state officers and departments as the governor                                                        
     directs; and give legal advice on a law, proposed law, or proposed                                                         
     legislative measure upon request by the legislature or a member of                                                         
     the legislature;                                                                                                           
              (6)  draft legal instruments for the state;                                                                       
              (7)  make available a report to the legislature, through the                                                      
     governor, at each regular legislative session                                                                              
                   (A)  of the work and expenditures of the office;                                                             
          [AND]                                                                                                                 
                   (B)  on needed legislation or amendments to existing                                                         
          law; and                                                                                                          
                   (C)  summarizing litigation between the state and                                                        
          a department or agency of the federal government,                                                                 
          including, for each case, a discussion of the legal issues                                                        
          presented to the court, the cost of the case, and the final                                                       
          disposition of the case, if available;                                                                            
              (8)  prepare, publish, and revise as it becomes useful or                                                         
     necessary to do so an information pamphlet on landlord and tenant                                                          
     rights and the means of making complaints to appropriate public                                                            
     agencies concerning landlord and tenant rights; the contents of the                                                        
     pamphlet and any revision shall be approved by the Department of                                                           
     Law before publication; and                                                                                                
              (9)  perform all other duties required by law or which                                                            
     usually pertain to the office of attorney general in a state."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Coghill objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 83(JUD)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Egan, Ellis, French, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Fairclough, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                  
Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill 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. 83(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senators Micciche, Dyson, Bishop, Fairclough, Giessel moved and                                                                 
asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the bill.                                                              
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 83(JUD) "An                                                                    
Act relating to certain federal statutes, regulations, presidential                                                             
executive orders and actions, and secretarial orders and actions;                                                               
relating to the duties of the attorney general; and providing for an                                                            
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 83(JUD)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Ellis, Fairclough,                                                               
French, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                              
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 83(JUD) passed the Senate.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.