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2014-03-10 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                          TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Monday                    March 10, 2014                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                               Forty-ninth Day                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Huggins at 11:08 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed seventeen members present. Senators Bishop,                                                                     
Stedman were excused from a call of the Senate. Senator Ellis was                                                               
absent.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that Senator                                                                  
Ellis be excused from a call of the Senate today. Without objection,                                                            
Senator Ellis was excused.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Reverend Cindy Roberts,                                                                 
Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Senator Hoffman                                                                      
moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.                                                                    
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Holy God, Creator and Holy Mystery - We wait                                                                          
          quietly on what is next in our lives, we stand firm                                                                   
          waiting for what is next for our great state. We wait                                                                 
          and know that as in the past, Alaskans will be awake                                                                  
          and aware, to manage the unpredictable and                                                                            
          unprecedented to create something new and                                                                             
          something that works for Alaskans.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          While we wait on the future, we reflect on the past                                                                   
          with reverence and respect for those who have helped                                                                  
          us get Alaska where it is now. We ask for patience of                                                                 
          thought and strength of heart while we wait on what                                                                   
          it is yet to come and the work that is yet to be done.                                                                

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          In our waiting help us to take time to remember to                                                                    
          give thanks, thanks for this great state that is our                                                                  
          homeā€¦ to remember to give thanks that it is a                                                                         
          destination for many and has been a home to many                                                                      
          who have called Alaska home, for generations too                                                                      
          great to count.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Thank you Great Mystery, for the Great State of                                                                       
          Alaska, may it continue to be so for many more                                                                        
          generations to come. I pray this through the Holy                                                                     
          Mystery, Creator and Sustainer, Redeemer and Light                                                                    
                            of Hope,         Amen.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Fairclough led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals                                                             
for the forty-sixth through forty-eighth legislative days be approved as                                                        
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 128                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 128 "An                                                                      
Act relating to the crime of harassment" and recommended it be                                                                  
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 128(JUD)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair; Senator Dyson. Signing no                                                              
recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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SB 136                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 136 "An                                                                      
Act relating to unmanned aircraft systems; and relating to images                                                               
captured by an unmanned aircraft system" and recommended it be                                                                  
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(JUD)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair; Senators Olson, Dyson.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, University of Alaska                                                                              
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 137                                                                                                                        
The Finance 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:                                                              
Senators Kelly, Meyer, Cochairs; Senators Fairclough, Hoffman.                                                                  
Signing no recommendation: Senators Dunleavy, Olson.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Natural Resources                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 298                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 298 "An Act                                                                     
relating to confidentiality of performance review records and reports                                                           
of the legislature audit division" and recommended it be replaced with                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 298(FIN) "An                                                                             
          Act relating to confidentiality of performance review                                                                 
          records and reports of the legislative audit division;                                                                
          and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
          (technical title change)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Signing do pass: Senators Kelly, Meyer, Cochairs; Senators                                                                      
Fairclough, Hoffman. Signing no recommendation: Senators                                                                        
Dunleavy, Olson.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SJR 22                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                      
NO. 22 Opposing the warrantless collection of telephone call data by                                                            
the National Security Agency. Signing do pass: Senator Coghill,                                                                 
Chair; Senators Olson, Dyson.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Judiciary Committee                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 2                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                            
RESOLUTION NO. 2 Urging the governor to acquire land in the                                                                     
Tongass National Forest from the United States government by                                                                    
purchase or negotiation or by seeking amendment to the Alaska                                                                   
Statehood Act, and recommended it be replaced with                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                   
          NO. 2(JUD) Urging the United States Congress to act                                                                   
          on the request of the governor to acquire for the state                                                               
          additional land in the Tongass National Forest from                                                                   
          the United States government by purchase or                                                                           
          negotiation or by seeking amendment to the Alaska                                                                     
          Statehood Act.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair; Senator Dyson. Signing no                                                              
recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Judiciary Committee                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 110                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 110(JUD) "An Act relating to the                                                                         
authority of the victims' advocate to request a hearing for the release to                                                      
a crime victim under certain conditions of certain property in the                                                              
custody of a law enforcement agency" was read the third time.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senators French, Olson, Wielechowski, Micciche, Dunleavy, Coghill,                                                              
McGuire, Gardner, Fairclough, Giessel, Egan, Meyer, Huggins, Kelly                                                              
moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on                                                                  
the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 110(JUD)                                                                      
"An Act relating to the authority of the victims' advocate to request a                                                         
hearing for the release to a crime victim under certain conditions of                                                           
certain property in the custody of a law enforcement agency" pass the                                                           
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 110(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French, Gardner,                                                             
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bishop, Ellis, Stedman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 110(JUD) passed the Senate and                                                                   
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 145                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 145 "An Act relating to the Teachers' Retirement                                                                
System, the Judicial Retirement System, and the Public Employees'                                                               
Retirement System for qualified military service; relating to the                                                               
definition of 'veteran' for purposes of housing, eligibility for veterans'                                                      
loans, and preferences in state employment hiring; and providing for                                                            
an effective date" was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski moved that the bill be returned to second                                                                  
reading for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being                                                                     
Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned to second                                                             
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 4, following "hiring;":                                                                                          
     Insert "providing for home and community-based waiver                                                                    
services under Medicaid for children of military service                                                                      
members;"                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 9, following line 10:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 10. AS 47.07.045 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
          (c)  If a child who is financially dependent on a military                                                            
     service member is eligible for home and community-based                                                                    
     services while physically present in the state, the department shall                                                       
     provide for home and community-based services when the child                                                               
     returns to the state as though the child had remained in the state if                                                      
     the military service member provides proof acceptable to the                                                               
     department that                                                                                                            
              (1)  the member has maintained residency in the state for                                                         
     the period of eligibility; proof under this paragraph must include                                                         
     official military personnel records;                                                                                       
              (2)  the member and the dependent child are physically                                                            
     present in the state and intend to reside permanently in the state                                                         
     while receiving the home and community-based services;                                                                     
              (3)  the member returned to the state within 18 months                                                            
     after separating from military service; and                                                                                
              (4)  the member's dependent child is not eligible for                                                             
     coverage of home and community-based services under another                                                                
     health insurance plan.                                                                                                     
          (d)  In (c) of this section, "military" means the armed forces of                                                     
     the United States, the United States Coast Guard, or the Alaska                                                            
     National Guard."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Coghill objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 145                                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Egan, French, Gardner, Hoffman, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Fairclough, Giessel, Huggins,                                                                  
Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stevens                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bishop, Ellis, Stedman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 145 was automatically in third reading.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 145 "An Act relating                                                                 
to the Teachers' Retirement System, the Judicial Retirement System,                                                             
and the Public Employees' Retirement System for qualified military                                                              
service; relating to the definition of 'veteran' for purposes of housing,                                                       
eligibility for veterans' loans, and preferences in state employment                                                            
hiring; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                                                         
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 145                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French, Gardner,                                                             
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                              
Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Bishop, Ellis, Stedman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 145 passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SJR 9                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9 Proposing amendments to the                                                                       
Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to state aid for education,                                                        
was read the second time.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9 will advance to third reading                                                                     
on the March 12 calendar.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Bill and Cathi Kramer                                                                                                
Senator(s) Huggins, Dunleavy, Dyson, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                   
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Neuman, Gattis, Feige, Hughes, Keller, Stoltze                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Warrior Transition Units Alpha Company Joint Base                                                                    
Elmendorf-Richardson Bravo Company Ft. Wainwright                                                                               
Senator(s) Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, French, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire,                                                                  
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                          
Representative(s) Thompson                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Disabled American Veterans, Mat-Su Chapter #3                                                                        
Senator(s) Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, French, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire,                                                                  
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                          
Representative(s) Thompson                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Bugles Across America (Alaska)                                                                                       
Senator(s) Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, French, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire,                                                                  
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                          
Representative(s) Thompson                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kenai Peninsula College 50th Anniversary                                                                             
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Giessel, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan,                                                            
Ellis, Fairclough, Gardner, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - F. Atlee Dodge Alaska Aviation Museum Hall of Fame                                                                   
Representative(s) Hawker                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Giessel, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan,                                                            
Ellis, Fairclough, Gardner, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Jack Peck Alaska Aviation Museum Hall of Fame                                                                        
Representative(s) Hawker                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Giessel, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan,                                                            
Ellis, Fairclough, Gardner, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Bill English Alaska Aviation Museum Hall of Fame                                                                     
Representative(s) Hawker                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Giessel, Huggins, Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan,                                                            
Ellis, Fairclough, Gardner, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - John (Jack) George Fuller, Jr.                                                                                    
Senator(s) Huggins, Dunleavy, Dyson, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                   
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Gattis, Feige, Hughes, Keller, Neuman, Stoltze                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Scott Mueller                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Huggins, Dunleavy, Dyson, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                   
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Neuman, Gattis, Feige, Hughes, Keller, Stoltze                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Patricia Ann Newcomb                                                                                              
Senator(s) Huggins, Dunleavy, Dyson, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                   
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Gattis, Feige, Hughes, Keller, Neuman, Stoltze                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Margaret Ann Heaven                                                                                               
Senator(s) Huggins, Dunleavy, Dyson, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Ellis,                                                              
Fairclough, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                   
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
Representative(s) Stoltze, Gattis, Feige, Hughes, Keller, Neuman                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 77                                                                                                                         
President Huggins added a Resources Committee referral to SENATE                                                                
CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 77(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                    
Alaska Land Act, including certain authorizations, contracts, leases,                                                           
permits, or other disposals of state land, resources, property, or                                                              
interests; relating to authorization for the use of state land by general                                                       
permit; relating to exchange of state land; establishing that                                                                   
performance of a feasibility study for the development and operation                                                            
of a hydroelectric site at Chikuminuk Lake is not considered an                                                                 
incompatible use of the Wood-Tikchik State Park; relating to                                                                    
procedures for certain administrative appeals and requests for                                                                  
reconsideration to the commissioner of natural resources; relating to                                                           
the Alaska Water Use Act; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SJR 16                                                                                                                        
President Huggins returned SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                                                       
Urging the federal government to stop providing funding, through                                                                
federal agencies, to nongovernmental organizations that oppose the                                                              
development of Alaska's resources, to the Resources Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was returned to the Resources Committee.                                                                         

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                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 110                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 110(JUD) "An Act relating to the                                                                         
authority of the victims' advocate to request a hearing for the release to                                                      
a crime victim under certain conditions of certain property in the                                                              
custody of a law enforcement agency" was engrossed, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                        
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 145                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 145 "An Act relating to the Teachers' Retirement                                                                
System, the Judicial Retirement System, and the Public Employees'                                                               
Retirement System for qualified military service; relating to the                                                               
definition of 'veteran' for purposes of housing, eligibility for veterans'                                                      
loans, and preferences in state employment hiring; and providing for                                                            
an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                                   
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 12, 2014. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:15 p.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 208 SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BOND DEBT                                                                                          
+ SB 195 POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION LOANS/GRANTS                                                                                   
+ SJR 23 CONST. AM: STUDENT LOAN DEBT                                                                                           
+ SB 139 EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS                                                                                
              -Charter School Funding: Tax Credits                                                                              
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              --Streamed live on AKL.tv--                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 107 ESTABLISH K THROUGH 3 READING PROGRAM                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
+ SB 139 EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              --Streamed live on AKL.tv--                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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                            EDUCATION (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 14        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 113 STIPEND FOR BOARDING SCHOOLS                                                                                          
+= SB 139 EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS                                                                               
+= SB 100 EDUCATION GRANTS; CORRS STUDY; ALLOTMENTS                                                                             
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              --Streamed live on AKL.tv--                                                                                       
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX                                                                               
+ SB 137 EXTEND SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION                                                                               
+ HB 298 CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERFORMANCE REVIEWS                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB  64 OMNIBUS CRIME/CORRECTIONS BILL                                                                                        
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB  98 VPSO FIREARMS                                                                                                          
+ SB 105 QUITCLAIM LAND TO UNITED STATES                                                                                        
+ SB  77 BIG GAME HUNTING WITH CHILDREN                                                                                         
+ HB 231 CATTLE BRAND REGISTRATION                                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings                                                                                             
+ SB 194 TOURISM MARKETING BOARD                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 14        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 263 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM                                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 14        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 176 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIVERSITY                                                                                 
+ SB 203 COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET                                                                                          
+ SB 200 WRONGFUL DEATH OF AN UNBORN CHILD                                                                                      
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 187 CHILD WELFARE; CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION                                                                                
+ SB 186 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ADVISORY COMMITTEE                                                                               
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 14        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 170 AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE TO PROSTITUTION                                                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+= SB 140 AIDEA: ARCTIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM/FUND                                                                                
+ SB 156 DIRECT-ENTRY MIDWIVES                                                                                                  
+ SB 190 DELEGATION OF GUIDE-OUTFITTER DUTIES                                                                                   
+= SB 193 CONTRACTORS: BONDS; LICENSING                                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1921
                         LABOR & COMMERCE (continued)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB  99 AIDEA: DEVELOPMENT LOANS                                                                                              
+= SB 166 BOARD OF NURSING; NURSES                                                                                              
+= SB 167 MULTIPLE VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ HB  77 LAND USE/DISP/EXCHANGES; WATER RIGHTS                                                                                  
+             Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                        
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= HB  77 LAND USE/DISP/EXCHANGES; WATER RIGHTS                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 14        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 160 DNR: HUNTING GUIDES, CONCESSION PROGRAM                                                                                
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
     HB 135 PETERSVILLE RECREATIONAL MINING AREA                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Bernice Troglio, Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                  
              Josie Hickel, Personnel Board                                                                                     
+ SB 175 OFFICIAL STATE FIREARM                                                                                                 
+ SJR 24 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION POLICIES                                                                                
+= SJR 18 FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION                                                                                     
+ SJR 19 NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS' MONUMENT                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1922
                          STATE AFFAIRS (continued)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Lonzo Henderson, State Board of Parole                                                                            
+ SJR 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL                                                                                                         
+ SB 116 SERVICE OF CITATIONS                                                                                                   
+ SJR 26 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE                                                                                                   
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
+ SB 211 STATE LAND AND MATERIALS                                                                                               
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 178 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX                                                                                          
              <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
+ SB  94 RIGHTS-OF-WAY                                                                                                          
+ SB 197 NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= SB 178 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX                                                                                          
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                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday              Sen Conf Rm 103 Tsb              7:30 AM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
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                      COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            2:00 PM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
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2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1923
                                 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 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:30 AM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            3:30 PM                                                 
              -- Teleconference --                                                                                              
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                                                 
+             Overview                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                 FISH & GAME                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
              -- Meeting Postponed --                                                                                           
+             Overview                                                                                                          

2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1924
                           FISH & GAME (continued)                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                                                 
+             Department Close-out                                                                                              
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                                   GOVERNOR                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:15 PM                                                 
+             FASD Presentation                                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:00 PM                                                 
+             Budget Close-out                                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
+             Budget Close-out                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                     LAW                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
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                                 LEGISLATURE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            4:15 PM                                                 
              FY15 Budget Close-out                                                                                             
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2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1925
                         MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          5:00 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
              Close-out                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              Close-out                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 13        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             3:30 PM                                                 
+             Budget Close-out                                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                   REVENUE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)         12:00 PM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                                         
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                             UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          7:30 AM                                                 
+             Close-out                                                                                                         
              **Streamed live on AKL.TV**                                                                                       
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2014-03-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 1926
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                       ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION REVIEW                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mar 11        Tuesday                            Barnes 124         11:00 AM                                                  
+             Administrative Order 266                                                                                          
              Update: by Randy Ruaro, Policy Director/Special                                                                   
              Council to the Governor                                                                                           
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Monday                     House Finance 519            5:00 PM                                                 
              -- Date and Time Change --                                                                                        
              Ratification of Charitable Events                                                                                 
              Contract Approvals                                                                                                
              <Teleconference Listen Only>                                                                                      
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Friday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
              Confirmation of Governor's Appointees                                                                             
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                            MISCELLANEOUS MEETING                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mar 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                                                 
              Lunch and Learn                                                                                                   
              Expanding the Use of Unmanned Aircraft                                                                            
              Presenter: Ro Bailey, Deputy Director, UAF                                                                        
              Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems                                                                       
              Integration                                                                                                       
              Sponsored by the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission,                                                                 
              Sen. McGuire, Rep. Herron and Rep. Hughes