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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                          TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday               February 28, 2014                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                               Thirty-ninth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Huggins at 10:03 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed seventeen members present. Senator Hoffman was                                                                  
excused from a call of the Senate. Senators Ellis, McGuire were                                                                 
absent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that Senators                                                                 
Ellis, McGuire be excused from a call of the Senate today. Without                                                              
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, The Reverend Dr. Paul                                                                   
Beran, Pastor Emeritus of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Senator                                                                 
Fairclough moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                 
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Gracious God our Heavenly Father, giver of every                                                                      
          blessing, thank you for the special uniqueness of each                                                                
          person here. Today we ask you for integrity: integrity                                                                
          to search our innermost heart where no human eye                                                                      
          can see; integrity that enables us to hear and heed                                                                   
          your still smaller inner voice; integrity to say no to                                                                
          every self-seeking temptation; integrity to be women                                                                  
          and men of statesmanship, as faithful stewards before                                                                 
          you and all the people of this great state.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          This I pray in the matchless Name of the One who                                                                      
           came, not to be served, but to serve, Jesus the Christ.                                                             
                                                              Amen.                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Stevens led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals                                                             
for the thirty-seventh and thirty-eighth legislative days be approved as                                                        
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 148                                                                                                                        
Message dated February 26 was read stating the House passed and                                                                 
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                SENATE BILL NO. 148 "An Act excluding certain                                                                  
              land from the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Message dated February 26 was read stating the House passed and                                                                 
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                        First Reading and Reference of                                                                       
                              House Resolutions                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HJR 20                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20 BY REPRESENTATIVES                                                                                
LYNN, Keller, Reinbold, Olson, Isaacson, Johnson, LeDoux, Millett,                                                              
                                                                                                                                
              Urging the President of the United States and the                                                                
              United States Congress to repeal the excise tax on                                                               
          medical devices                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 263                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 263(HSS) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH                                                                              
AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                 "An Act extending the Alaska senior benefits                                                                  
          payment program."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services                                                          
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following letters have been received from Lt. Governor Mead                                                                 
Treadwell and are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated December 23, 2013 certifying the proper filing of an                                                               
initiative entitled: "An Act Providing for Protection of Bristol Bay                                                            
Wild Salmon and Waters Within or Flowing Into the Existing 1972                                                                 
Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated  February 20 certifying the proper filing of an initiative                                                         
entitled: "An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale and Use of                                                           
Marijuana in Alaska"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated February 26 certifying the proper filing of an initiative                                                          
entitled: "An Act to Increase Alaska's Minimum Wage"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 137                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 137 "An                                                                      
Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Seismic Hazards                                                                
Safety Commission; and providing for an effective date." Signing do                                                             
pass: Senator Giessel, Chair; Senators French, Micciche, Dyson.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Natural Resources                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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President Huggins added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SJR 21                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                      
NO. 21 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 recommended it be replaced with                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                        
          NO. 21(JUD)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair; Senators McGuire, Dyson.                                                               
Signing do not pass: Senator Wielechowski. Signing amend: Senator                                                               
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Office of the Governor                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
President Huggins added a Finance Committee referral to the                                                                     
resolution.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HJR 15                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                           
RESOLUTION NO. 15(RES) Supporting the introduction and                                                                          
enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that the federal                                                                 
government is financially responsible under the Alaska Native Claims                                                            
Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated land subject to                                                              
conveyance under the Act, and recommended it be replaced with                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                                      
          RESOLUTION NO. 15(RES) Supporting the                                                                                 
          introduction and enactment of federal legislation                                                                     
          acknowledging that the federal government is                                                                          
          financially responsible under the Alaska Native                                                                       
          Claims Settlement Act for the remediation of                                                                          

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          contaminated land subject to conveyance under the                                                                     
          Act; and urging the United States Department of the                                                                   
          Interior to implement the six recommendations to                                                                      
          identify and clean up the Alaska Native Claims                                                                        
          Settlement Act lands in its 1998 report to the United                                                                 
          States Congress. (Title Change SCR 18)                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Giessel, Chair; Senators French, Micciche,                                                             
Dyson, McGuire.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HJR 26                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                       
NO. 26 Urging the United States Congress to provide a means for                                                                 
consistently and equitably sharing with all oil and gas producing states                                                        
adjacent to federal outer continental shelf areas a portion of revenue                                                          
generated from oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf                                                           
to ensure that those states develop necessary infrastructure to support                                                         
outer continental shelf development and preserve environmental                                                                  
integrity. Signing do pass: Senator Giessel, Chair; Senators McGuire,                                                           
Micciche, Bishop, Fairclough. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                                
French.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE RESOURCES COMMITTEE,                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Joint Resolution No. 15,                                                                             
          supporting the introduction and enactment of federal                                                                  
          legislation acknowledging that the federal                                                                            
          government is financially responsible under the                                                                       
          Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the                                                                           
          remediation of contaminated land subject to                                                                           
          conveyance under the Act                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 19                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE,                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Joint Resolution No. 19, urging the                                                                  
          Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of                                                                
          Staff of the United States Air Force, and the                                                                         
          Commander of the Pacific Air Forces to base F-35                                                                      
          aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson                                                                
          Air Force Base                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 159                                                                                                                        
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" was read the second time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 159 was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senators Micciche, Stevens, Dyson, Bishop moved and asked                                                                       
unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on the bill. Without                                                                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall 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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 159                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French,                                                              
Gardner, Giessel, Huggins, Kelly, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Ellis, Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 159 passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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 referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Third Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 1                                                                                                                          
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 1(STA) am was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 1(STA) am                                                                      
"An Act relating to issuance of drivers' licenses" pass the Senate?" The                                                        
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 1(STA) am                                                                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, Giessel, Huggins,                                                              
Kelly, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dunleavy, French, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Ellis, Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 1(STA) am passed the Senate,                                                                      
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of House Resolutions                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 15                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15(RES) Supporting the                                                                        
introduction and enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that                                                            
the federal government is financially responsible under the Alaska                                                              
Native Claims Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated                                                                
land subject to conveyance under the Act, was read the second time.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the Resources Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                                
page 1806. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                        
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15(RES) Supporting the introduction and                                                                    
enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that the federal                                                                 
government is financially responsible under the Alaska Native Claims                                                            
Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated land subject to                                                              
conveyance under the Act; and urging the United States Department of                                                            
the Interior to implement the six recommendations to identify and                                                               
clean up the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998                                                              
report to the United States Congress, was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                      
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                                               
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                     
NO. 15(RES) was read the third time.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, French, Stevens, Olson, Dunleavy, Micciche,                                                              
Dyson, Coghill, Gardner, Bishop, Egan, Giessel, Fairclough, Meyer,                                                              
Stedman moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross                                                                  
sponsors on the resolution. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                           
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15(RES) Supporting the introduction and                                                                    
enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that the federal                                                                 
government is financially responsible under the Alaska Native Claims                                                            
Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated land subject to                                                              
conveyance under the Act; and urging the United States Department of                                                            
the Interior to implement the six recommendations to identify and                                                               
clean up the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998                                                              
report to the United States Congress, pass the Senate?" The roll was                                                            
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHJR 15(RES)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French,                                                              
Gardner, Giessel, Huggins, Kelly, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Ellis, Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                             
NO. 15(RES) passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for                                                             
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                    
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 1807). Without objection, the                                                                
resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 18 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Joint Resolution                                                              
No. 15, supporting the introduction and enactment of federal                                                                    
legislation acknowledging that the federal government is financially                                                            
responsible under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the                                                               
remediation of contaminated land subject to conveyance under the                                                                
Act, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French,                                                              
Gardner, Giessel, Huggins, Kelly, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Ellis, Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 19                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(MLV) Urging the                                                                            
Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the                                                             
United States Air Force, and the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces                                                            
to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air                                                         
Force Base, was read the second time.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senators Coghill, Fairclough, Wielechowski offered Amendment                                                                    
No. 1:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3, following "Base":                                                                                             
     Insert "or Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson"                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, lines 5 - 6:                                                                                                            
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
     "WHEREAS, on February 25, 2014, the United States Air Force,                                                             
as a matter of critical importance, announced five contesting locations                                                         
in the Asia-Pacific theater for basing F-35 aircraft; and"                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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Page 1, following line 6:                                                                                                       
     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "WHEREAS Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-                                                                
Richardson are the only candidates for basing F-35 aircraft on United                                                           
States soil; and"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "plays"                                                                                                             
     Insert "and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson play"                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "or Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson"                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "serves"                                                                                                            
     Insert "and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson serve"                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "the ideal installation at which to base"                                                                           
     Insert "a highly rated installation for basing"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is the largest                                                                  
military installation in Alaska and is home to the Alaskan Command,                                                             
Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, 11th                                                                   
Air Force Third Wing, United States Army Alaska headquarters, 4th                                                               
Brigade Combat Team's 25th Infantry Division, Third Maneuver                                                                    
Enhancement Brigade, 477th Fighter Group, Alaska Army National                                                                  
Guard, Alaska Air National Guard, and more than 60 other                                                                        
organizations; and                                                                                                              

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     WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson covers 84,530                                                                    
acres; and                                                                                                                      
     WHEREAS members of the United States Army stationed at                                                                   
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are at the forefront of protecting the                                                          
nation's interest in the volatile regions of the Asian-Pacific and provide                                                      
ready and relevant forces to overseas contingency operations; and                                                               
     WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson continues to grow                                                                
in size and importance because of its strategic location near the Pacific                                                       
and the Arctic; and                                                                                                             
     WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has access to                                                                    
world-class training facilities; and                                                                                            
     WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has proved to be a                                                               
suitable host for many other military aircraft including the C-17                                                               
Globemaster III, F-22 Raptor, C12F Huron, E-3 Sentry, C-130                                                                     
Hercules, UH 60 A/I Black Hawk, and the HH 60 Pave Hawk; and                                                                    
     WHEREAS the Alaska North American Aerospace Defense                                                                      
Command Region safeguards the air sovereignty of North America,                                                                 
responds to all air sovereignty threats, trains to meet all response                                                            
options on a no-notice basis, maintains infrastructure to support the air                                                       
defense mission, and integrates space and new technologies to support                                                           
those missions; and                                                                                                             
     WHEREAS the 11th Air Force provides mission-ready and                                                                    
deployable forces, provides secure and efficient air base operations,                                                           
improves the premier joint training environment of the state, and                                                               
modernizes Air Force facilities and support; and                                                                                
     WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is home to the                                                                   
Alaskan Command, an organization that integrates military activities                                                            
in the state, maximizes readiness, and supports worldwide contingency                                                           
force deployments; and                                                                                                          
     WHEREAS the Joint Task Force Alaska, an organization that                                                                
deters, prevents, and defeats terrorist threats within the Alaska Joint                                                         
Operations Area and that executes Defense Support of Civil                                                                      
Authorities, is located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; and                                                                 
     WHEREAS Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is an important                                                                  
part of the Anchorage community, hosting approximately 12,000                                                                   
Arctic warriors, approximately 20,000 family members, and more than                                                             
2,000 civilian employees; and                                                                                                   
     WHEREAS Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-                                                                 
Richardson anchor the world's largest joint air, land, sea, subsea,                                                             
space, and electromagnetic training assets; enjoy minimal airspace                                                              

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congestion throughout Alaska; and enable joint training venues that                                                             
support large military live-fire exercises, force-on-force training,                                                            
unmanned aerial vehicle operations, and supersonic flights; and                                                                 
     WHEREAS, as compared to overseas Pacific installations,                                                                  
Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are                                                                  
more cost-effective to maintain; and"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 18, following "Base":                                                                                              
     Insert "or Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson"                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Senators Gardner, French objected, then withdrew their objections.                                                              
There being no further objection, Amendement No. 1 was adopted.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                      
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                                               
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(MLV) am S Urging                                                                           
the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the                                                         
United States Air Force, and the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces                                                            
to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air                                                         
Force Base or Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, was read the third                                                               
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, Coghill, Bishop, Fairclough, Gardner,                                                                    
Giessel, Egan, Meyer, Stedman, French, Dunleavy, Micciche, Dyson,                                                               
Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cross                                                                    
sponsors on the resolution. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                        
NO. 19(MLV) am S Urging the Secretary of the United States Air                                                                  
Force, the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and the                                                               
Commander of the Pacific Air Forces to base F-35 aircraft assigned to                                                           
the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air Force Base or Joint Base                                                                  
Elmendorf-Richardson, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                             
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 19(MLV) am S                                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French,                                                              
Gardner, Giessel, Huggins, Kelly, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Ellis, Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(MLV) am S                                                                          
passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 19                                                                                                                        
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                    
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 1808). Without objection, the                                                                
resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 19 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Joint Resolution                                                              
No. 19, urging the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief                                                          
of Staff of the United States Air Force, and the Commander of the                                                               
Pacific Air Forces to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air                                                            
Forces at Eielson Air Force Base, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                          
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 19                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French,                                                              
Gardner, Giessel, Huggins, Kelly, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Ellis, Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 26                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 26 Urging the United States                                                                          
Congress to provide a means for consistently and equitably sharing                                                              
with all oil and gas producing states adjacent to federal outer                                                                 

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continental shelf areas a portion of revenue generated from oil and gas                                                         
development on the outer continental shelf to ensure that those states                                                          
develop necessary infrastructure to support outer continental shelf                                                             
development and preserve environmental integrity, was read the                                                                  
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 26 will advance to third reading                                                                     
on the March 3 calendar.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Darren Lieb                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Hoffman, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson,                                                                  
Egan, Ellis, Fairclough, French, Gardner, Giessel, Kelly, McGuire,                                                              
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                          
Representative(s) Herron                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - James Armsbrust                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Fairclough, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson,                                                               
Egan, Ellis, French, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire,                                                                 
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                          
Representative(s) Pruitt                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Commemorating - Law Enforcement Memorial Day May 9, 2014                                                                        
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Giessel, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan,                                                            
Ellis, Fairclough, French, Gardner, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                             
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - David A. Kincaid                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Hughes, Stoltze, Gattis, Feige, Keller, Neuman                                                                
Senator(s) Dunleavy, Dyson, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                   
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                            
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1818
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, March 6 through                                                            
evening plane time, March 9. Without objection, Senator Micciche                                                                
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senators Dyson, Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                   
excused from a call of the Senate on March 3. Without objection,                                                                
Senators Dyson, Olson were excused.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 159                                                                                                                        
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" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                  
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Joint Resolution No. 15, supporting the                                                           
introduction and enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that                                                            
the federal government is financially responsible under the Alaska                                                              
Native Claims Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated                                                                
land subject to conveyance under the Act, was engrossed, signed by                                                              
the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 19                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Joint Resolution No. 19, urging the                                                               
Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the                                                             
United States Air Force, and the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces                                                            
to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air                                                         
Force Base, was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                            
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 15                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                     
NO. 15(RES) Supporting the introduction and enactment of federal                                                                
legislation acknowledging that the federal government is financially                                                            
responsible under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the                                                               
remediation of contaminated land subject to conveyance under the                                                                
Act; and urging the United States Department of the Interior to                                                                 
implement the six recommendations to identify and clean up the                                                                  
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998 report to the                                                             
United States Congress, was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                              
Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HJR 19                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19(MLV) am S Urging                                                                           
the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the                                                         
United States Air Force, and the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces                                                            
to base F-35 aircraft assigned to the Pacific Air Forces at Eielson Air                                                         
Force Base or Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, was engrossed,                                                                   
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                                             
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 10:45 a.m., March 3, 2014. Without                                                                   
objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:39 a.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1820
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Americans with Disabilities Act Notice - Persons with disabilities who require                                                  
special accommodation or alternative communication formats to access                                                            
committee meetings may contact the appropriate committee office or the                                                          
Legislative Information Office in their community. Reasonable advance                                                           
notice is needed to accommodate the request. For further information, call the                                                  
ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 139 EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS                                                                               
              Base Student Allocation                                                                                           
+ SB 147 BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION                                                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
= SCR 12 FEBRUARY PUBLIC EDUCATION MONTH                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 100 EDUCATION GRANTS; CORRS STUDY; ALLOTMENTS                                                                             
+ SB 113 STIPEND FOR BOARDING SCHOOLS                                                                                           
+= SB 139 EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS                                                                               
              Charter School Funding; Residential School                                                                        
              Applications, Residential School Room and Board                                                                   
              Stipends; Tax Credits                                                                                             
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              

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                            EDUCATION (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 07        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
              Questions to Administration                                                                                       
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+ SJR 21 CONST. AM: MEMBERSHIP OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL                                                                              
+ SB 127 VEHICLE TRANSACTION AGENTS                                                                                             
+ SB 169 STATEWIDE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM                                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
              Public Testimony                                                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+ SB 129 EXTEND BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS                                                                                 
+ SB 161 AUTOPSIES AND DEATH CERTIFICATES                                                                                       
+ SB 191 GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUND TRANSFER                                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1822
                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 07        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
= SCR 13 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS                                                                                       
= SCR 14 H&SS REGIONAL BEST PRACTICE MODELS                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 07        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
= SB 136 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS                                                                                              
= SB 108 LIMIT PUBLIC ACCESS TO CRIMINAL RECORDS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 128 ELECTRONIC BULLYING                                                                                                   
+ SB 176 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIVERSITY                                                                                  
+= SB 171 MULTIDISCIPLINARY CHILD PROTECTION TEAMS                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1823
                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 176 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIVERSITY                                                                                 
+= SB 108 LIMIT PUBLIC ACCESS TO CRIMINAL RECORDS                                                                               
+ SB 173 SYNTHETIC DRUGS                                                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 07        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ SJR 22 OPPOSE WARRANTLESS DATA COLLECTION                                                                                     
+= SB  66 IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE                                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 166 BOARD OF NURSING; NURSES                                                                                               
+ SB 167 MULTIPLE VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES                                                                                    
+= SB 189 EXEMPTION: LICENSING OF CONTRACTORS                                                                                   
+= SB 193 CONTRACTORS: BONDS; LICENSING                                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 105 QUITCLAIM LAND TO UNITED STATES                                                                                       
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Confirmation Hearing:                                                                                             
              Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner                                                                           
              Joe Balash                                                                                                        
              Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission                                                                      
              Bruce Twomley                                                                                                     
              Board of Fisheries                                                                                                
              Frederick Johnson                                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony on Appointments --                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1824
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ SCR 16 REQ GOV TO INVESTIGATE COAL RESOURCES                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony SCR 16 --                                                                                     
+             Endangered Species Act Activities in Alaska                                                                       
              Department of Fish & Game                                                                                         
              Doug Vincent-Lang, Wildlife Conservation                                                                          
              Division Director                                                                                                 
              -- Invited Testimony  --                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB  77 BIG GAME HUNTING WITH CHILDREN                                                                                         
              -- Public Testimony SB 77 --                                                                                      
+             Chinook Salmon Research Initiative Overview and                                                                   
              Update                                                                                                            
              Department of Fish & Game                                                                                         
              Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brooks                                                                                  
              Ed Jones, Chinook Initiative Coordinator                                                                          
              -- Invited Testimony --                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 07        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Commissioner Gary Folger, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                  
              Luis Nieves, Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                      
              Irene Catalone, Alaska Public Officers Commission                                                                 
+= SB 182 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SALARY DIFFERENTIALS                                                                                  
+= SB  98 VPSO FIREARMS                                                                                                         
+= SB 141 NATIONAL GUARD ID & VEHICLE FEES                                                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1825
                          STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Commissioner Curtis Thayer, Dept. of                                                                              
              Administration                                                                                                    
              Michele Christiansen, State Commission for                                                                        
              Human Rights                                                                                                      
              Richard Burton, Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                   
              Nora Barlow, Violent Crimes Compensation Board                                                                    
              Immanuel Lewis, State Commission for Human                                                                        
              Rights                                                                                                            
+ SJR 23 CONST. AM: STUDENT LOAN DEBT                                                                                           
+= SJR 18 FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION                                                                                     
+ SB 149 HEARINGS ON REFERENDA                                                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 130 REPEAL APPROP: U-MED NORTHERN ACCESS PROJ                                                                              
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
= SB  53 AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY RATIONS AND EQUIPMENT                                                                               
= SB 178 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                           Barnes 124           1:00 PM                                                 
              Joint w/ House Transportation                                                                                     
+             Mega Projects Overview: Ambler Road and Juneau                                                                    
              Access                                                                                                            
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday              Sen Conf Rm 103 Tsb              7:30 AM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday              Sen Conf Rm 103 Tsb              7:30 AM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1826
                      COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            2:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            2:00 PM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                 CORRECTIONS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Increments and Decrements                                                                                         
              Legislative Concerns and Issues                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 18        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Wrap-up                                                                                                           
              Draft Close-out                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 20        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:30 AM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Overview                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:30 AM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 06        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            3:30 PM                                                 
+             Alaska's Learning Network and General                                                                             
              Discussion of the FY15 Operating Budget                                                                           
              Commissioner Mike Hanley, DEED                                                                                    
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1827
                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Close-out                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                 FISH & GAME                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Close-out                                                                                              
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:00 PM                                                 
+             Budget Close-out                                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Wrap-up                                                                                                           
              Draft Close-out                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1828
                                     LAW                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 05        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Overview                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                         MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              -- Location Change --                                                                                             
              Department Overview                                                                                               
              Alaska Aerospace Corporation Overview                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              -- Location Change --                                                                                             
              Increments and Decrements                                                                                         
              Legislative Concerns and Issues                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              -- Location Change --                                                                                             
              Wrap-up                                                                                                           
              Draft Close-out                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              -- Location Change --                                                                                             
              Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             3:30 PM                                                 
+             Budget Close-out                                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-02-28                     Senate Journal                      Page 1829
                                   REVENUE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                 Sen Conf Rm 103 Tsb              7:30 AM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)         12:00 PM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
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                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532          11:15 AM                                                  
              Administration and Support, Design, Engineering                                                                   
              and Construction, State Equipment Fleet                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532          11:15 AM                                                  
              Highways/Facilities and Aviation, Marine                                                                          
              Highway System                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532          11:15 AM                                                  
              Discussion and Preliminary Recommendations in                                                                     
              Preparation for Close-out                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mar 14        Friday                    Senate Finance 532          11:15 AM                                                  
              Close-out                                                                                                         
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                             UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 04        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          7:30 AM                                                 
+             Department Overview                                                                                               
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          7:30 AM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Feb 28        Friday                    Senate Finance 532          11:30 AM                                                  
              -- Location Change --                                                                                             
              --Subcommittee Meeting--                                                                                          
              Occupational Licensing and Boards                                                                                 
+             Other Committee Business                                                                                          
              David Teal Presentation                                                                                           
              HB 187 Presentation                                                                                               
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 03        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
              Annual Address by the Honorable                                                                                   
              Mark Begich, U.S. Senator