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                               HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              SECOND SESSION                                                                                 
                     FOURTH AND FIFTH SPECIAL SESSIONS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                    Monday               November 7, 2016                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                             Final Supplement                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
As Chief Clerk I certify as to the correctness of the journal for the fifth                                                     
legislative day of the fifth special session of the Twenty-Ninth                                                                
Legislature and House Journal Supplement No. 6 and Senate and                                                                   
House Joint Journal Supplement No. 18.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                ENROLLMENT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 100                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:17 a.m.,                                                             
August 23, 2016, with a manifest error memorandum (page 2809):                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am S                                                                 
     "An Act establishing a credit against the net income tax for an in-                                                        
     state processing facility that manufactures urea, ammonia, or gas-                                                         
     to-liquid products; relating to establishing the value of the state's                                                      
     royalty share of gas production based on contracts with certain in-                                                        
     state processing facilities that manufacture urea, ammonia, or gas-                                                        
     to-liquid products; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 107                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           

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copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:02 a.m.,                                                            
August 29, 2016:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 107(EDC) am                                                                                          
     "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Regents of the                                                         
     University of Alaska."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 126                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:40 p.m.,                                                             
July 20, 2016, with a manifest error memorandum (page 3166):                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 126(JUD)                                                                               
     "An Act relating to the administration of military justice; relating                                                       
     to the adoption of regulations by the adjutant general; relating to                                                        
     the authority of the adjutant general; relating to appeals of                                                              
     convictions and sentences of courts-martial; establishing the                                                              
     Military Appeals Commission; relating to the detention and                                                                 
     incarceration of members of the militia; relating to the jurisdiction                                                      
     of the supreme court over petitions from the Military Appeals                                                              
     Commission; relating to involuntary commitment for evaluation                                                              
     or treatment of a mental disease or defect before court-martial                                                            
     proceedings; relating to offenses subject to court-martial                                                                 
     proceedings; amending Rule 6, Alaska Rules of Criminal                                                                     
     Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 147                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:02 a.m.,                                                            
August 29, 2016, with a manifest error memorandum (page 2798):                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(JUD)                                                                                             
     "An Act relating to cruelty to animals; relating to the seizure of                                                         
     animals; relating to the destruction of animals; relating to the costs                                                     
     of care of animals that have been seized; relating to the inclusion                                                        
     of animals in protective orders and crimes and arrests for violating                                                       
     those protective orders; and relating to the ownership of animals                                                          
     upon divorce or dissolution of marriage."                                                                                  

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Per request of the Speaker, CSHB 147(JUD) was returned August 30,                                                               
2016, at 1:51 p.m.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The engrossed and enrolled copies were again transmitted to the                                                                 
Office of the Governor at 11:13 a.m., September 29, 2016, with a                                                                
manifest error memorandum (page 2798).                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 188                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:21 p.m.,                                                             
July 15, 2016, with a manifest error memorandum (page 2799):                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 188(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An Act establishing a program for financial accounts for                                                                  
     individuals with disabilities; exempting the procurement of                                                                
     contracts for the program from the State Procurement Code;                                                                 
     exempting certain information on participants in the program from                                                          
     being subject to inspection as a public record; providing that an                                                          
     account under the program for an individual with a disability is                                                           
     not a security; allowing a state to file a claim against an                                                                
     individual's financial account under the program to recover                                                                
     Medicaid payments after the individual's death; and providing for                                                          
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 254                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:50 a.m.,                                                            
September 16, 2016:                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 254(FIN)                                                                                      
     "An Act extending the termination date of the Big Game                                                                     
     Commercial Services Board; relating to the Big Game                                                                        
     Commercial Services Board; and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 274                                                                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:44 p.m.,                                                             
August 3, 2016, with a manifest error memorandum (page 2996):                                                                   

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     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 274(RES)                                                                                             
     "An Act relating to extensions of certain state land leases; relating                                                      
     to the exchange of state land; and relating to the definition of 'state                                                    
     land.'"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HR 6                                                                                                                          
A message dated August 26, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6 am                                                                                                  
     Dedicating the House Judiciary Committee Room of the Alaska                                                                
      State Capitol to the late Representative Max F. Gruenberg, Jr.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     House Resolve No. 6                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HR 7                                                                                                                          
A message dated August 26, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 7                                                                                                     
     Opposing the recent decisions of the Obama Administration to                                                               
     cancel future lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging                                                         
     the United States Department of the Interior to continue including                                                         
     the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea lease sales in the 2017-2022                                                              
     Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program; and urging                                                            
     the Obama Administration to support ongoing efforts to develop                                                             
     offshore oil and gas in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf                                                                 
     responsibly and to acknowledge the support of Alaskans.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     House Resolve No. 7                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HCR 4                                                                                                                         
A message dated September 23, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  

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engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
               CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA)                                                                   
     Relating to the duties of delegates selected by the legislature to                                                         
     attend a convention of the states called under art. V, Constitution                                                        
     of the United States, to consider a countermand amendment to the                                                           
     Constitution of the United States; establishing as a joint                                                                 
     committee of the legislature the Delegate Credential Committee                                                             
     and relating to the duties of the committee; providing for an oath                                                         
     for delegates and alternates to a countermand amendment                                                                    
     convention; providing for a chair and assistant chair of the state's                                                       
     countermand amendment delegation; providing for the duties of                                                              
     the chair and assistant chair; providing instructions for the                                                              
     selection of a convention president; and providing specific                                                                
     language for the countermand amendment on which the state's                                                                
     convention delegates are authorized by the legislature to vote to                                                          
     approve.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 46                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 10                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 16, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10(FSH)                                                                             
     Supporting the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Industry                                                              
     Advisory Committee, the Alaska Workforce Investment Board,                                                                 
     the Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center in Seward, and                                                            
     further efforts to carry out the Alaska Maritime Workforce                                                                 
     Development Plan.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 31                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 17                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 23, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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     CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17(TRA)                                                                             
     Supporting the aviation industry; and urging the governor to make                                                          
     state-owned land available to the unmanned aircraft systems                                                                
     industry for the management and operation of unmanned aircraft                                                             
     systems and related research, manufacturing, testing, and training.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 47                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 22                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 16, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 23,                                                               
     relating to opioid overdose drugs and to immunity for prescribing,                                                         
     providing, or administering opioid overdose drugs.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 32                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 28                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 23, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 125,                                                              
     adding legislative nonvoting members to the board of directors of                                                          
     the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 54                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 30                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               

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     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 74,                                                               
     relating to diagnosis, treatment, and prescription of drugs without                                                        
     a physical examination by a physician; relating to the delivery of                                                         
     services by a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family                                                         
     therapist, psychologist, psychological associate, and social worker                                                        
     by audio, video, or data communications; relating to the duties of                                                         
     the State Medical Board; relating to limitations of actions;                                                               
     establishing the Alaska Medical Assistance False Claim and                                                                 
     Reporting Act; relating to medical assistance programs                                                                     
     administered by the Department of Health and Social Services;                                                              
     relating to the controlled substance prescription database; relating                                                       
     to the duties of the Board of Pharmacy; relating to the duties of                                                          
     the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                                        
     Development; relating to accounting for program receipts; relating                                                         
     to public record status of records related to the Alaska Medical                                                           
     Assistance False Claim and Reporting Act; establishing a                                                                   
     telemedicine business registry; relating to competitive bidding for                                                        
     medical assistance products and services; relating to verification                                                         
     of eligibility for public assistance programs administered by the                                                          
     Department of Health and Social Services; relating to annual                                                               
     audits of state medical assistance providers; relating to reporting                                                        
     overpayments of medical assistance payments; establishing                                                                  
     authority to assess civil penalties for violations of medical                                                              
     assistance program requirements; relating to seizure and forfeiture                                                        
     of property for medical assistance fraud; relating to the duties of                                                        
     the Department of Health and Social Services; establishing                                                                 
     medical assistance demonstration projects; relating to Alaska                                                              
     Pioneers' Homes and Alaska Veterans' Homes; relating to the                                                                
     duties of the Department of Administration; relating to the Alaska                                                         
     Mental Health Trust Authority; relating to feasibility studies for                                                         
     the provision of specified state services; and amending Rules 4, 5,                                                        
     7, 12, 24, 26, 27, 41, 77, 79, 82, and 89, Alaska Rules of Civil                                                           
        Procedure, and Rule 37, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 40                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 31                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  

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engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 154,                                                              
     relating to special registration plates commemorating the Blood                                                            
     Bank of Alaska.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 41                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 32                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 91,                                                               
     relating to criminal law and procedure; relating to controlled                                                             
     substances; relating to immunity from prosecution for the crime of                                                         
     prostitution; relating to probation; relating to sentencing;                                                               
     establishing a pretrial services program with pretrial services                                                            
     officers in the Department of Corrections; relating to the                                                                 
     publication of suspended entries of judgment on a publicly                                                                 
     available Internet website; relating to permanent fund dividends;                                                          
     relating to electronic monitoring; relating to penalties for                                                               
     violations of municipal ordinances; relating to parole; relating to                                                        
     correctional restitution centers; relating to community work                                                               
     service; relating to revocation, termination, suspension,                                                                  
     cancellation, or restoration of a driver's license; relating to the                                                        
     excise tax on marijuana; establishing the recidivism reduction                                                             
     fund; relating to the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission; relating                                                         
     to the disqualification of persons convicted of specified drug                                                             
     offenses from participation in the food stamp and temporary                                                                
     assistance programs; relating to the duties of the commissioner of                                                         
     corrections; and amending Rules 32, 32.1, 38, 41, and 43, Alaska                                                           
     Rules of Criminal Procedure, and repealing Rules 41(d) and (e),                                                            
     Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 42                                                                                                 

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HCR 33                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 23, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 158,                                                              
     relating to real estate broker licensure; and relating to the real                                                         
     estate commission.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 43                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 34                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 24,                                                               
     relating to the applicability of the Legislative Ethics Act to                                                             
     legislative interns, legislative volunteers, legislative consultants,                                                      
     legislative independent contractors, sole proprietorships, and other                                                       
     legal entities.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 44                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 36                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 36                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 165,                                                              
     relating to the presence of minors in the licensed premises of                                                             

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     manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages;                                                          
     relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; relating to                                                              
     background checks for persons applying to operate marijuana                                                                
     establishments; relating to the offense of minor consuming;                                                                
     relating to revocation of a driver's license for a minor consuming                                                         
     offense; relating to the effect of the revocation of a driver's license                                                    
     for a minor consuming offense on a motor vehicle liability                                                                 
     insurance policy; and amending Rule 17, Alaska Rules of Minor                                                              
     Offense Procedure.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 45                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCR 401                                                                                                                       
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 401                                                                                        
     Suspending Rules 47 and 55, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                              
     Legislature, relating to the carry-over of bills to a special session.                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 48                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HJR 14                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 15, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor signed the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                            
     14(STA)                                                                                                                    
     Making application to the United States Congress to call a                                                                 
     convention of the states to propose a countermand amendment to                                                             
     the Constitution of the United States as provided under art. V,                                                            
     Constitution of the United States; and urging the legislatures of                                                          
     the other 49 states to make the same application.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 49                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 30                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 15, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor signed the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30(STA)                                                                                  
     Urging the American Psychiatric Association to change the term                                                             
     "post-traumatic stress disorder" or "PTSD" to "post-traumatic                                                              
     stress injury" or "PTSI"; urging the governor to support usage of                                                          
     the term "post-traumatic stress injury"; respectfully requesting that                                                      
     the Alaska delegation in Congress champion this change of                                                                  
     designation in the United States Congress; and designating June                                                            
     27, 2016, as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 50                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 8                                                                                                                          
A message dated July 28, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 8(JUD)                                                                                 
     "An Act relating to powers of attorney and other substitute                                                                
     decision-making documents; relating to the uniform probate code;                                                           
    relating to notaries public; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 50, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  January 1, 2017                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 12                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 28, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 12(L&C)                                                                                
     "An Act relating to mortgage lending, mortgage loan originators,                                                           
    and depository institutions; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 51, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               

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HB 27                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 26, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 27(HSS)                                                                         
     am S                                                                                                                       
     "An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Health and                                                             
     Social Services; relating to hearings on and plans for permanent                                                           
     placement of a child in need of aid; relating to school placement                                                          
     and transportation for children in foster care; relating to foster care                                                    
     transition programs; relating to emergency and temporary                                                                   
     placement of a child in need of aid; relating to transitional living                                                       
     arrangements for children in foster care; and amending Rule 17.2,                                                          
     Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 7, 4SSLA 2016                                                                                                  
     Effective Date:  October 24, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 75                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 28, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                                                        
     "An Act relating to possessing, using, displaying, purchasing,                                                             
     growing, processing, transporting, and transferring marijuana;                                                             
     relating to assisting another person 21 years of age or older in                                                           
     activities related to marijuana; relating to established villages and                                                      
     to local option elections regarding the operation of marijuana                                                             
     establishments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 53, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  July 29, 2016                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 93                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 28, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93(JUD)                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the duties of probation officers; and relating to                                                      
     conditions of parole."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 49, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 26, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 100                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 12, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed                                                            
and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                           
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am S                                                                 
     "An Act establishing a credit against the net income tax for an in-                                                        
     state processing facility that manufactures urea, ammonia, or gas-                                                         
     to-liquid products; relating to establishing the value of the state's                                                      
     royalty share of gas production based on contracts with certain in-                                                        
     state processing facilities that manufacture urea, ammonia, or gas-                                                        
     to-liquid products; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 58, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 107                                                                                                                        
A letter dated September 8, 2016, was received:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15,                                                                     
Constitution of the State of Alaska, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 107(EDC) am                                                                                          
     "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Regents of the                                                         
     University of Alaska."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
This bill would amend the statutory qualifications for a person to                                                              
qualify to be appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of                                                            
Alaska by requiring that six of the Board of Regent members be from                                                             
specified regions of the state. My objections to this bill are based on                                                         
both policy and legal considerations.                                                                                           

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As to policy, my view is that this change would not improve the                                                                 
governance of the University of Alaska system. At the onset, it is                                                              
important to note that the University of Alaska system is designed to                                                           
serve the needs of our diverse state. From the legislative testimony, the                                                       
intended purpose of the statutorily designated regional representation                                                          
was to correct a perceived assumption that not all areas of our state are                                                       
adequately represented by the current statutory appointment process                                                             
where the governor chooses, and the legislature confirms, qualified                                                             
and willing candidates for this important role. Yet neither the history                                                         
of the Board of Regents appointments nor their accomplishments on                                                               
behalf of the university system compels the conclusion that the needs                                                           
of some areas of the state are unheard. Instead, the Board of Regents                                                           
continues to develop and implement initiatives designed to create a                                                             
cost-efficient, integrated state education system. In my view, it is                                                            
critically important that each regent respect and consider each area of                                                         
the state in the consideration of policies. Only by valuing our diverse                                                         
cultural experiences can our university system thrive. The appointment                                                          
of regionally-based representatives would undermine the great efforts                                                           
made to continue to develop the university system in a collaborative                                                            
manner.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Further, the bill would prohibit a governor from appointing a regional                                                          
member unless that person meets the residency requirements set out in                                                           
the bill for at least two years before the date of appointment. Alaska is                                                       
the land of opportunity, and to restrict a person interested in serving on                                                      
the Board of Regents from moving from one area of the state to                                                                  
another for employment or family reasons is not consistent with our                                                             
state's embrace of personal freedoms. Appointments should be made,                                                              
as in the past, on a person's qualifications, interest, and willingness to                                                      
commit to the Board of Regents, not on a person's address.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
That said, I appreciated the discussion of the historical lack of                                                               
appointees to the Board of Regents who are residents of the                                                                     
Matanuska-Susitna Valley. In fact, I was pleased to appoint a Regent                                                            
from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley eight months prior to the passage                                                             
of this legislation.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Next, the bill raises legal and practical issues, most notably the                                                              
concern that it may overly restrict a governor's power of appointment.                                                          

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The imposition of the regional residency requirements may create                                                                
constitutional disputes that would delay or call into question whether a                                                        
governor's appointee to the Board of Regents is from the specified                                                              
regional area and has resided there for two years. Disputes or delays in                                                        
appointments would not further the work of the Board of Regents.                                                                
Further, a person aggrieved by a Board of Regents' action could claim                                                           
that an action is invalid because a board member did not meet the                                                               
regional residency requirements set out in the bill. The risk of dispute                                                        
is not worth the perceived benefit of mandated regional representation.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Because of my objections as stated above, I have vetoed HB 107                                                                  
relating to appointments of the Board of Regents of the University of                                                           
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 126                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 6, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                               
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 126(JUD)                                                                               
     "An Act relating to the administration of military justice; relating                                                       
     to the adoption of regulations by the adjutant general; relating to                                                        
     the authority of the adjutant general; relating to appeals of                                                              
     convictions and sentences of courts-martial; establishing the                                                              
     Military Appeals Commission; relating to the detention and                                                                 
     incarceration of members of the militia; relating to the jurisdiction                                                      
     of the supreme court over petitions from the Military Appeals                                                              
     Commission; relating to involuntary commitment for evaluation                                                              
     or treatment of a mental disease or defect before court-martial                                                            
     proceedings; relating to offenses subject to court-martial                                                                 
     proceedings; amending Rule 6, Alaska Rules of Criminal                                                                     
     Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 55, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  August 7, 2016                                                                                            

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HB 143                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 15, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 143(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An Act authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                                  
     Export Authority to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and                                                          
     construction costs of the Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project."                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 37, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 13, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 147                                                                                                                        
A message dated October 19, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                             
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(JUD)                                                                                             
     "An Act relating to cruelty to animals; relating to the seizure of                                                         
     animals; relating to the destruction of animals; relating to the costs                                                     
     of care of animals that have been seized; relating to the inclusion                                                        
     of animals in protective orders and crimes and arrests for violating                                                       
     those protective orders; and relating to the ownership of animals                                                          
     upon divorce or dissolution of marriage."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 60, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  January 17, 2017                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 156                                                                                                                        
The following letter dated July 28, 2016, was received:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article II, Section 17, Constitution of the State                                                        
of Alaska, I have let the following bill become law without signature:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                                                        
     156(FIN)(efd fld H)                                                                                                        
     "An Act relating to a parent's right to direct the education of a                                                          
     child; relating to the duties of the state Board of Education and                                                          
     Early Development, the Department of Education and Early                                                                   
     Development, school boards, and school districts; relating to                                                              
     public school curriculum and assessments; relating to compliance                                                           
     with federal education laws; relating to public school                                                                     
     accountability; relating to a statewide assessment plan and review                                                         
     of education laws and regulations; repealing the minimum                                                                   
     expenditure for instruction for school districts; relating to sex                                                          
     education, human reproduction education, and human sexuality                                                               
     education; relating to suicide awareness and prevention training;                                                          
     relating to contracts for student assessments; relating to                                                                 
     questionnaires and surveys administered in public schools;                                                                 
     relating to physical examinations for teachers."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 54, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 26, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
After much thought and input from many perspectives, I have decided                                                             
to allow SCS CSHB 156(FIN)(EFD FLD H) to become law without                                                                     
signature. I thank all for their valuable input. In making my decision, I                                                       
believe some of the bill's provisions have been the subject of                                                                  
misunderstanding and confusion. This is understandable for a complex                                                            
subject, but I must focus on the actual effect of the bill in making my                                                         
decision.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill addresses a number of education issues, including district                                                             
responsibilities as to budgets, required training, assessments, and                                                             
parental rights with regard to a child's education. The bill may not be                                                         
perfect, but as a whole, I believe the potential advantages to school                                                           
districts due to the bill should be given the chance to work. Some of                                                           
the bill's provisions may have uncertain impacts, but the                                                                       
Administration and the Legislature are committed to education and                                                               
will monitor the bill's effectiveness in practice. Further, my                                                                  
Administration will work with the federal government towards                                                                    
flexibility in testing requirements within the bounds of the law.                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Let me highlight some areas of the bill that have been the subject of                                                           
much discussion.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This bill repeals AS 14.17.520, a statute that is commonly referred to                                                          
as the "70/30 requirement." In short, this statute requires each school                                                         
district to spend a minimum of 70 percent of its school operating                                                               
expenditures on the "instructional component" of its budget. A school                                                           
district that fails to meet this goal must apply to the state Board of                                                          
Education and Early Development for a waiver. I have no doubt this                                                              
provision was enacted with the best of intentions, but in practice it has                                                       
become burdensome, particularly for rural school districts whose high                                                           
maintenance and operations costs have historically exceeded the 70                                                              
percent threshold. Waivers are routinely granted, yet the process adds                                                          
an unnecessary burden for school districts and the State Board of                                                               
Education and Early Development. Additionally, the mechanical focus                                                             
on the ratio spending has not been proven to improve our educational                                                            
outcomes and detracts from what our schools do best - educating                                                                 
students.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Further, the bill would modify some training requirements for school                                                            
staff, including training on sexual abuse and assault, crisis response,                                                         
alcohol or drug-related disabilities and recognition and reporting of                                                           
child abuse and neglect. Adjusting the training schedule requirements                                                           
from individual schools to the district as a whole would allow each                                                             
district to better focus its training where needed. This change would                                                           
lessen the logistical challenges of tracking training at a school level,                                                        
yet would keep in place important training in areas critical to our                                                             
children's health and safety. As a further benefit of the bill and in light                                                     
of the importance of this issue in the state, more students will get the                                                        
benefit of suicide awareness and prevention training. Under sec. 20,                                                            
teachers, administrators, counselors, and specialists providing services                                                        
to students in any grade (not just in grades 7 through 12) will be                                                              
required to receive the training.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Next, I will address two particularly controversial provisions in the                                                           
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
First, the bill would appear to limit the ability of the Department of                                                          
Education and Early Development (Department) to require a school or                                                             

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district to administer a statewide standards-based assessment for the                                                           
next two school years. Further, the Department would be required to                                                             
review and report to the Legislature on a final plan for developing and                                                         
creating statewide assessments and for recommended law changes.                                                                 
Some have claimed that these provisions would result in a loss of                                                               
federal funds. However, that outcome is not certain and would be                                                                
preceded by notice from the United States Department of Education                                                               
(USED). The bill also deletes some references to federal law in the                                                             
school and district accountability statutes, but the Department of Law                                                          
has noted that removal of those references does not lead to the                                                                 
conclusion that noncompliance with federal law would be intended or                                                             
required by the bill. I am optimistic that the bill's assessment                                                                
provisions will encourage cooperation with the USED in order to                                                                 
streamline and focus statewide assessments.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill also would ease procurement requirements for statewide                                                                 
testing by exempting assessment contracts of the Department from the                                                            
State procurement code. While I fully support the financial protections                                                         
of our State procurement code, I recognize that in some circumstances                                                           
more flexibility is required to allow a timely and responsible                                                                  
procurement best suited to the agency's needs.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Next, I turn to the provisions on parental rights. The bill expands a                                                           
parent's right to withdraw a child from standards-based testing or an                                                           
activity, class, or program. Yet the bill also puts some sidebars on                                                            
these provisions to assure that a child is not absent from activities                                                           
categorically. This policy may increase parental involvement in a                                                               
child's education. Most controversial, and in my view misunderstood,                                                            
are provisions related to the teaching of a class or program in sex                                                             
education, human reproduction, or human sexuality. The attention on                                                             
these provisions highlights their importance and sensitivity. The bill                                                          
would not prevent the teaching of these subjects, but it would require                                                          
that those who do so be approved by the district's school board and                                                             
have credentials available for review. Further, curriculum, literature,                                                         
or materials on sex education, human reproduction, or human                                                                     
sexuality would need to be approved by the district school board and                                                            
be available for parental review. Some feel these provisions will                                                               
encourage parental involvement and foster helpful discussions                                                                   
between parents and their children. I, too, believe that the transparency                                                       
and involvement offered by the bill will be beneficial. I have heard                                                            

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concerns that important information on these sensitive topics will be                                                           
withheld, but the bill does not compel that result. Instead, the bill's                                                         
provisions recognize the need for thoughtful and knowledgeable                                                                  
instruction on these subjects. Indeed, these provisions appear not to be                                                        
a significant departure from current school district practice.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Last, I note that the failure of the immediate effective date provisions                                                        
causes a number of technical issues with the bill, but that those issues                                                        
would not appear to have a significant legal effect.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
For the reasons described above, I have not signed SCS CSHB                                                                     
156(FIN)(EFD FLD H) but have allowed it to become law without my                                                                
signature.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 188                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 6, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                               
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 188(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An Act establishing a program for financial accounts for                                                                  
     individuals with disabilities; exempting the procurement of                                                                
     contracts for the program from the State Procurement Code;                                                                 
     exempting certain information on participants in the program from                                                          
     being subject to inspection as a public record; providing that an                                                          
     account under the program for an individual with a disability is                                                           
     not a security; allowing a state to file a claim against an                                                                
     individual's financial account under the program to recover                                                                
     Medicaid payments after the individual's death; and providing for                                                          
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 56, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 200                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 26, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 200(HSS) am                                                                                          
     "An Act establishing procedures related to a petition or proxy for                                                         
     adoption or guardianship of a child in state custody; adding a                                                             
     definition of 'proxy for a formal petition'; amending Rules 5 and                                                          
     6(a), Alaska Adoption Rules, and adding Rule 17.3, Alaska Child                                                            
     in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure; and providing for an effective                                                          
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 6, 4SSLA 2016                                                                                                  
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 209                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 28, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 209(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An Act relating to an Alaska Water and Sewer Advisory                                                                     
     Committee; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 48, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  July 29, 2016                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 254                                                                                                                        
A message dated October 7, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 254(FIN)                                                                                      
     "An Act extending the termination date of the Big Game                                                                     
     Commercial Services Board; relating to the Big Game                                                                        
     Commercial Services Board; and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 59, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 8, 2016                                                                                           

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HB 274                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 10, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 274(RES)                                                                                             
     "An Act relating to extensions of certain state land leases; relating                                                      
     to the exchange of state land; and relating to the definition of 'state                                                    
     land.'"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 57, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  November 8, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 314                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 28, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 314(FIN)                                                                                      
     "An Act relating to the Alaska regional economic assistance                                                                
     program; extending the termination date of the Alaska regional                                                             
     economic assistance program; and providing for an effective                                                                
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 52, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 372                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 18, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 372(L&C)                                                                               
     "An Act relating to insurance; relating to the annual report by the                                                        
     director of insurance; relating to expenses for insurance                                                                  
     examinations; relating to regulations for insurance utilization                                                            
     review, benefits determination, health care insurance grievance                                                            
     resolution procedures, independent review of adverse                                                                       
     determinations or final adverse determinations, independent                                                                
     review organizations, and continuing education providers; relating                                                         

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     to required provisions for health care insurance contracts and                                                             
     policies, including health care provider choice; establishing civil                                                        
     penalties for insurers for failure to provide requested records;                                                           
     amending the definition of 'wet marine and transportation'                                                                 
     insurance; amending provisions on limited licenses to include crop                                                         
     insurance; relating to third-party administrator notification                                                              
     requirements; relating to certification filing by reinsurance                                                              
     intermediary brokers; relating to rate filings, delivery of insurance                                                      
     policies or endorsements; relating to refunds of variable life                                                             
     insurance policies and variable annuities; establishing limitations                                                        
     on issuance of long-term care insurance; relating to requirements                                                          
     for group health insurance policies; amending the definition of                                                            
     'group health insurance'; relating to motor vehicle service                                                                
     contracts; relating to notice requirements for meetings of                                                                 
     stockholders or members of a domestic insurer; establishing a                                                              
     definition of 'bona fide association'; relating to requirements and                                                        
     penalties for committing a fraudulent or criminal insurance act;                                                           
     updating criteria for examinations; relating to rate filing                                                                
     deviations; establishing civil penalties for certain wilful                                                                
     violations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 41, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 374                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 18, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 374(FIN)                                                                               
     "An Act relating to coverage under a state plan provided by the                                                            
     Comprehensive Health Insurance Association; establishing the                                                               
     Alaska comprehensive health insurance fund; relating to a                                                                  
     reinsurance program; relating to the definition of 'residents who                                                          
     are high risks'; relating to an application for a waiver for state                                                         
     innovation for health care insurance; and providing for an                                                                 
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 5, 4SSLA 2016                                                                                                  
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 1                                                                                                                         
A message dated August 16, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                                                      
     RESOLUTION NO. 1(EDC)                                                                                                      
     Relating to a legislative task force on civics education.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 34                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCR 14                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                                                                        
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 75,                                                                
     relating to the registration of marijuana establishments by                                                                
     municipalities; relating to the definition of "marijuana"; clarifying                                                      
     standards for personal use of marijuana by persons 21 years of age                                                         
     or older; prohibiting the public consumption of marijuana;                                                                 
     authorizing the registration of marijuana clubs; and relating to                                                           
     established villages and to local option elections regarding the                                                           
     operation of marijuana establishments.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 51                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCR 20                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 16, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20                                                                                        
         Proclaiming April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 33                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 29                                                                                                                        
A message dated August 16, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                              
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and                                                             
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent                                                               
filing:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29                                                                                        
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 254,                                                               
     extending the termination date of the Big Game Commercial                                                                  
     Services Board.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 37                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                        
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                                                        
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 247,                                                               
     amending the powers of the board of trustees of the Alaska                                                                 
     Retirement Management Board to authorize purchase and sale of                                                              
     transferable tax credit certificates issued in conjunction with the                                                        
     production tax on oil and gas; relating to interest applicable to                                                          
     delinquent tax; relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax                                                            
     payments, and credits; relating to exploration incentive credits;                                                          
     relating to refunds for the gas storage facility tax credit, the                                                           
     liquefied natural gas storage facility tax credit, and the qualified                                                       
     in-state oil refinery infrastructure expenditures tax credit; relating                                                     
     to the confidential information status and public record status of                                                         
     information in the possession of the Department of Revenue;                                                                
     relating to oil and gas lease expenditures and production tax                                                              
     credits for municipal entities; requiring a bond or cash deposit                                                           
     with a business license application for an oil or gas business; and                                                        
     establishing a legislative working group to study the fiscal regime                                                        
     and tax structure and rates for oil and gas produced south of 68                                                           
     degrees North latitude.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 52                                                                                                 

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SCR 501                                                                                                                       
A message dated September 22, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor read the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                  
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 501                                                                                       
     Suspending Rules 47 and 55, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                              
     Legislature, relating to the carry-over of bills to a special session.                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 55                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SJR 2                                                                                                                         
A message dated September 15, 2016, was received stating the                                                                    
Governor signed the following resolution and is transmitting the                                                                
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                                           
permanent filing:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                                              
     Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                                                                 
     Alaska relating to contracting state debt for postsecondary student                                                        
     loans.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Resolve No. 53                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 18                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 20, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE BILL NO. 18                                                                                                         
     "An Act exempting a health care sharing ministry from regulation                                                           
     as an insurer."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 46, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 18, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 32                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 19, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 32(RES)                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the sale of timber on state land; and providing                                                        
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 42, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  July 20, 2016                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 72                                                                                                                         
A message dated July 20, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(L&C)                                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the discharge of patients from hospitals and to                                                        
     caregivers of patients after discharge from a hospital; and                                                                
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 47, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  January 1, 2017                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
The following letter dated July 20, 2016, was received:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15,                                                                     
Constitution of the State of Alaska, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 125(RES)                                                                               
     "An Act relating to the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline                                                           
     Development Corporation; adding legislators as nonvoting                                                                   
     members of the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline                                                                    
      Development Corporation; and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Although I understand legislators' desire to gain more understanding                                                            
of the decisions of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                  
(AGDC) and its important work, the approach taken in this bill is not                                                           
necessary to achieve that goal. Further, the Alaska Constitution,                                                               
Article 2, Section 5, prohibits legislators from holding "any other                                                             
office or position of profit under the United States or the State."                                                             

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According to the formal Attorney General Opinion issued on July 19,                                                             
2016, having legislators sit on a public corporation board, like AGDC,                                                          
would violate the dual-office holding prohibition in the Alaska                                                                 
Constitution, even if the legislators are non-voting members. Despite                                                           
the lack of a vote, the legislators would still be influencing the                                                              
decisions made by the board and be privy to confidential information                                                            
held by the corporation, while also having the legislative power to                                                             
change the corporation's statutes and determine its funding.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
In order to preserve the separation of powers and uphold the Alaska                                                             
Constitution, I have vetoed HCS CSSB 125(RES). However, I do                                                                    
believe it is important for the Legislature and the public to have as                                                           
much information and insight as possible into the actions and                                                                   
decisions of AGDC. I would encourage legislators and the public to                                                              
attend AGDC board meetings. I would also encourage AGDC to                                                                      
continue to provide information to the Legislature as it becomes                                                                
available. As Governor, I will continue a practice I began last session                                                         
to hold regular meetings with the House and Senate Resource chairs                                                              
and co-chairs, as well legislative leadership and minority leadership, to                                                       
keep them up to speed on gasline issues. Building a gasline will take a                                                         
team effort, and AGDC must earn the confidence and trust of the                                                                 
Legislature and the public to ultimately make the gasline a reality.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
For these reasons, I have vetoed HCS CSSB 125(RES).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 126                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 18, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 126(L&C) am H                                                                                       
     "An Act establishing an exemption for the offering and sale of                                                             
     certain securities."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 38, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 16, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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SB 127                                                                                                                        
The following letter dated July 20, 2016, was received:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15,                                                                     
Constitution of the State of Alaska, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE BILL NO. 127                                                                                                        
     "An Act relating to actions by insurers based on credit history or                                                         
     insurance score; and providing for an exception to consideration                                                           
     by an insurer of credit history or insurance score."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
This bill would allow an insurer to use a consumer's credit history or                                                          
insurance score when establishing a consumer's insurance rates upon                                                             
renewal of a personal insurance policy. Credit report errors are                                                                
common and can be difficult to correct. Missing or incorrect                                                                    
information in a credit report can negatively impact consumers'                                                                 
insurance scores, regardless of a person's driving record, the condition                                                        
of their home, or whether they pay their bills on time. Because the bill                                                        
relies on notoriously unreliable credit score ratings and would                                                                 
adversely affect consumers, especially low-income consumers, it                                                                 
should not become law.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill would require that insurers provide a consumer with notice                                                             
and an opportunity for reconsideration if the consumer's insurance                                                              
premium or insurance coverage is adversely affected by the insurer's                                                            
use of credit history or insurance score. The legislation would also                                                            
require an insurer to provide reasonable exceptions to the insurer's                                                            
rates, rating classifications, company or tier placement, or                                                                    
underwriting rules for a consumer whose credit history or insurance                                                             
score has been adversely affected by an extraordinary life                                                                      
circumstance; however, this protection is limited, invasive, and                                                                
uncertain. The consumer must affirmatively request an exception.                                                                
Further, the burden falls on the consumer to provide, at the insurer's                                                          
sole discretion, detailed and personal information about divorce,                                                               
serious illness or injury, and other adverse life events. I am concerned                                                        
about Alaskan consumers who have suffered an extraordinary life                                                                 
event, such as unemployment or identity theft, facing further hurdles                                                           
when seeking insurance renewals.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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For these reasons, I have vetoed Senate Bill No. 127.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 158                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 18, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 158(L&C) am H                                                                                 
     "An Act relating to real estate broker licensure; relating to the                                                          
     Real Estate Commission; relating to errors and omissions                                                                   
     insurance for real estate licensees; and providing for an effective                                                        
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 39, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 193                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 20, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(L&C)                                                                               
     "An Act extending the exemption from regulation by the                                                                     
     Regulatory Commission of Alaska for certain facilities or plants                                                           
     generating energy from renewable energy resources."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 45, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 18, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 196                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 20, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196                                                                                      
     "An Act relating to the amount appropriated for power cost                                                                 
     equalization; relating to the use of certain unexpended earnings                                                           
     from the power cost equalization endowment fund; and providing                                                             
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 43, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  July 21, 2016                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 200                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 18, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 200(EDC) am H                                                                          
     "An Act relating to health education and physical activity                                                                 
     requirements for students in grades kindergarten through eight."                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 40, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  October 16, 2016                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 210                                                                                                                        
A message dated July 20, 2016, was received stating the Governor                                                                
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                        
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(FIN)                                                                               
     "An Act relating to the community revenue sharing program;                                                                 
     changing the name of the community revenue sharing program to                                                              
     the community assistance program; and providing for an effective                                                           
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Chapter No. 44, SLA 2016                                                                                                   
     Effective Date:  January 1, 2017                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency and accompanying letter dated                                                               
September 15, 2016, regarding the Matanuska-Susitna River Flooding                                                              
was received and is on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency and accompanying letter dated                                                               
October 4, 2016, regarding a fire in the City of Kotlik and the Lower                                                           

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Yukon School District was received and is on file in the Chief Clerk's                                                          
office.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                              COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Letters of disclosure received from the Select Committee on                                                                     
Legislative Ethics, as required by AS 24.60, were published in House                                                            
Journal Supplement No. 6 and Senate and House Joint Journal                                                                     
Supplement No. 18.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following was received:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 105                                                                                                                        
Pursuant to HB 105-AIDEA: BONDS;PROGRAMS;LOANS;LNG                                                                              
PROJECT (Chapter No. 39, SLA 15) the following was received:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority                                                                                
Interior Energy Project                                                                                                         
Quarterly Report to the Alaska State Legislature                                                                                
October 11, 2016                                                                                                                
interiorenergyproject.com                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following audit report was received from the Division of                                                                    
Legislative Audit, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, as required                                                            
by AS 24.20.311:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
State of Alaska, Single audit for the                                                                                           
Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014 [Reissue]                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                 * * * * *                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
This final supplement completes the record of legislation for the                                                               
Second Session and the Fourth and Fifth Special Sessions of the                                                                 
Twenty-Ninth Alaska State Legislature.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                              Crystaline Jones                                                                  
                                              Chief Clerk