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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                FIRST SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Saturday                   April 18, 2015                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                               Eighty-ninth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Meyer at 11:38 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Timothy Rockey. Senator                                                                 
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Father God, I thank and praise you for all that you do                                                                
          in the lives of Alaskans each and every day, and that                                                                 
          we as Alaskans are blessed to live in this Great Land                                                                 
          that you have created. I offer these words, from the                                                                  
          epistle of First Timothy.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,                                                            
            intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-                                                              
          2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may                                                               
          live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and                                                                    
          holiness.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Dear Lord, I ask that you bless those in this room                                                                    
          with your guidance, wisdom, and integrity. I pray that                                                                
          you bless them with the faith to trust you, and that his                                                              
          works be among us. May the truth of your justice and                                                                  
          peace be seen throughout the world. I pray all of                                                                     
                    these things in Jesus' name,     Amen.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ellis led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                                              
for the eighty-eighth legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                           
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Messages from the Governor                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 132                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 17 was read stating:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15 of the                                                               
Alaska Constitution, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 132(L&C) "An Act                                                                                
          relating to the purpose, powers, and duties of the                                                                    
          Alaska Gasline Development Corporation related to                                                                     
              the Alaska liquefied natural gas project and an in-                                                              
             state natural gas pipeline; relating to the in-state                                                              
               natural gas pipeline fund; and providing for an                                                                 
          effective date."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A key purpose of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                     
(Corporation) is to develop natural gas pipelines and other                                                                     
transportation mechanisms to deliver natural gas in-state for the                                                               
maximum benefit of the people of Alaska and to provide revenue to                                                               
the State. I object to the bill as contrary to the purposes of the                                                              
Corporation and Alaska's interests. The bill would stifle the                                                                   
Corporation's ability to advance a viable backup option for a natural                                                           
gas pipeline by limiting the ability of the Corporation to spend money                                                          
or take any step to develop an in-state natural gas pipeline through                                                            
which over 50 percent of gas is intended for export by the Corporation                                                          
or another party, until the earliest of certain specified actions or                                                            
July 1, 2017.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
This flaw cannot be fixed by simply adjusting the time barriers,                                                                
because any barrier removes Alaska's leverage in the Alaska liquefied                                                           
natural gas (AKLNG) negotiations and, at the same time, prevents                                                                
consideration of a backup option. We cannot afford to proceed with                                                              

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blinders of our own making. To be forced to wait over two years to                                                              
develop a viable backup plan would result in no backup plan at all.                                                             
This is a risk I cannot accept. Additionally, CSHB 132(L&C) creates a                                                           
limitation on Alaska marketing Alaska's gas. This limitation goes                                                               
beyond the July 1, 2017 date with no end date on this restriction.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Therefore, I am vetoing CSHB 132(L&C) because the bill would                                                                    
unnecessarily limit the ability of the State to have our own backup                                                             
plan for a successful gas project that would provide energy to Alaska                                                           
and revenues for Alaska's economic future. I will not subject Alaska                                                            
to this risk in light of our budget situation. My veto does not hamper                                                          
progress on an AKLNG project. Instead, my decision ensures the State                                                            
can move forward in a manner consistent with the assurance that                                                                 
should AKLNG not proceed for any number of reasons, Alaska has a                                                                
legitimate backup plan in place.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
We remain diligent in our efforts to move forward on the AKLNG                                                                  
project as our first priority. My decision to veto CSHB 132(L&C) does                                                           
not impede the advancement of the AKLNG project. Instead, my                                                                    
decision will allow the State to move forward, as any responsible                                                               
project developer would; by preserving flexibility to develop and                                                               
negotiate the best result for the state.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
For these reasons, I have vetoed CSHB 132(L&C).                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 5                                                                                                                          
Message dated April 17 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                SENATE BILL NO. 5 "An Act relating to loss of                                                                  
                  income and valuing property for orders of                                                                    
          restitution."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 71                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 17 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE BILL NO. 71 "An Act relating to the                                                                            
          practice of pharmacy; and relating to the                                                                             
          administration of vaccines and related emergency                                                                      
          medications."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Message dated April 17 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 106                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 106(STA) am BY THE HOUSE STATE                                                                            
AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the Uniform Interstate Family                                                                     
          Support Act, including jurisdiction by tribunals of the                                                               
          state, registration and proceedings related to support                                                                
          orders from other state tribunals, foreign support                                                                    
          orders, foreign tribunals, and certain persons residing                                                               
          in foreign countries; relating to determination of                                                                    
          parentage of a child; and providing for an effective                                                                  
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Concur Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 43                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 17 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 43(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act relating to immunity for a fire department and employees or                                                                 
members of a fire department" with the following amendment:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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                       HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 43(JUD)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved that the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 43(JUD)                                                                                                                
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                                            
Amendment to CSSB 43(JUD)?                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Wielechowski                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 43(JUD) "An Act                                                                             
relating to immunity for a fire department and employees or members                                                             
of a fire department."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following reports are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                         
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2014 Annual Report                                                                                                              
State of Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                                  
from Marla N. Greenstein, Executive Director                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission Annual Report to the                                                                   
Governor and State Legislature for 2014                                                                                         
from Robert L. Scher, Chair and Richard D. Koehler, Vice Chair                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Report dated April 17 was read stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Education Committee reviewed                                                               
the following and recommends the appointment be forwarded to a                                                                  
joint session for consideration:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Board of Education and Early Development                                                                                      
John T. Harmon - Palmer                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individual during any further sessions.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Dunleavy, Chair; Senators Stevens,                                                                  
Giessel, Gardner.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 15                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 15(FIN) "An Act relating to credits toward a sentence of                                                                    
imprisonment for certain persons under electronic monitoring" and                                                               
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 15(JUD) "An Act relating to credits toward a                                                                      
          sentence of imprisonment for certain persons under                                                                    
          electronic monitoring; and relating to mitigating                                                                     
          factors at sentencing." (Title Change SCR 17)                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator McGuire, Chair; Senators Coghill, Costello.                                                            
Signing no recommendation: Senator Wielechowski.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 6, zero, Department of Law                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
     Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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HB 75                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 75(JUD) am "An Act 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; relating                                                         
to established villages and to local option elections regarding the                                                             
operation of marijuana establishments; and providing for an effective                                                           
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 75(JUD) "An Act 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; relating to established villages and to local                                                              
          option elections regarding the operation of marijuana                                                                 
          establishments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
          (Title Change SCR 14)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator McGuire, Chair; Senators Coghill, Micciche,                                                            
Costello.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
          Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 116                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 116 "An Act                                                                     
extending the termination date of the Alcoholic Beverage Control                                                                
Board; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senators                                                          
Kelly, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators Micciche, Bishop, Olson.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                

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HB 123                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 123(JUD) am "An Act establishing the Marijuana Control Board;                                                               
relating to the powers and duties of the Marijuana Control Board;                                                               
relating to the appointment, removal, and duties of the director of the                                                         
Marijuana Control Board; relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Control                                                             
Board; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be                                                               
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 123(FIN)                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Kelly, Cochair; Senators Micciche, Bishop.                                                             
Signing no recommendation: Senator MacKinnon, Cochair; Senators                                                                 
Olson, Hoffman.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
           Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
     Fiscal Note No. 5, Department of Administration                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 135                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 135 "An Act                                                                     
establishing a Roth contribution program for the public employees'                                                              
deferred compensation program; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
Signing do pass: Senators Kelly, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Micciche, Bishop, Dunleavy, Hoffman. Signing no recommendation:                                                                 
Senator Olson.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 176                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 176(FIN) "An Act repealing state employee salary schedule                                                                   
increases; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                                               

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Senators Kelly, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators Dunleavy, Hoffman.                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators Micciche, Bishop. Signing                                                                   
amend: Senator Olson.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Alaska Judiciary System                                                                                 
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Office of the Governor                                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Legislative Agency                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SR 4                                                                                                                          
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 4 BY THE SENATE RULES                                                                                     
COMMITTEE,                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                 Establishing the Senate Special Committee on                                                                  
          Federal Overreach.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Rules Committee                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gardner moved and asked unanimous consent that a State                                                                  
Affairs Committee referral be added to the resolution. Senator Coghill                                                          
objected.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall a State Affairs Committee referral be added                                                          
to the resolution?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SR 4                                                                                                                            
Add State Affairs Committee referral?                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman,                                                                   
Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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and so, the motion failed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 16                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16 BY SENATOR                                                                                  
STOLTZE,                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Urging the Governor to designate a location for a                                                                     
          special session of the Twenty-Ninth Alaska State                                                                      
          Legislature, if called after adjournment of the First                                                                 
          Regular Session of the Twenty-Ninth Alaska State                                                                      
          Legislature, that is in a community on the state's road                                                               
          system.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 114                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 114 BY SENATOR MCGUIRE, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act relating to deposits into the dividend fund;                                                              
          and relating to the Alaska permanent fund."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 23                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 23 "An Act relating to immunity for prescribing,                                                                
providing, or administering opioid overdose drugs" was read the                                                                 
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute offered on page 770.                                                             
Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection. There being                                                              
no further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(JUD) "An Act                                                                    
relating to opioid overdose drugs and to immunity for prescribing,                                                              
providing, or administering opioid overdose drugs" was adopted.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act relating to opioid overdose drugs and to immunity for prescribing,                                                          
providing, or administering opioid overdose drugs" pass the Senate?"                                                            
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 23(JUD)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Huggins                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(JUD) passed the Senate and                                                                    
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 107                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 107 "An Act relating to insurance; relating to risk                                                             
based capital for domestic insurers and fraternal benefit societies,                                                            
including provisions related to insurers subject to risk based capital                                                          
and action level event requirements; relating to review by the director                                                         
of insurance of an insurer's risk based capital plan; relating to                                                               
confidentiality and sharing of certain information submitted to the                                                             
director of insurance; relating to evaluating an insurance holding                                                              
company and the acquisition of control of or merger with a domestic                                                             
insurer; relating to risk based capital, risk management, and own risk                                                          

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and solvency assessments of insurers; clarifying provisions related to                                                          
risk based capital plans; relating to exemptions by the director of                                                             
insurance for certain domestic and casualty insurers from risk based                                                            
capital requirements; relating to insurance holding companies,                                                                  
including filing requirements, divestiture, content of statements,                                                              
notifications, and hearings; relating to registration requirements of                                                           
insurers; relating to transactions within an insurance holding company                                                          
system or transactions involving a domestic insurer; relating to                                                                
management and examination of domestic insurers that are part of an                                                             
insurance holding company system; adding provisions relating to                                                                 
participation by the director of insurance in a supervisory college;                                                            
relating to civil and criminal penalties for violations by insurers and                                                         
individuals; relating to provisions for risk management and own risk                                                            
and solvency assessments by insurers; relating to operating                                                                     
requirements for controlling insurance producers; relating to producer-                                                         
controlled insurers; adding and amending definitions related to                                                                 
insurers; and providing for an effective date" was read the second                                                              
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 107 was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 107 "An Act relating                                                                 
to insurance; relating to risk based capital for domestic insurers and                                                          
fraternal benefit societies, including provisions related to insurers                                                           
subject to risk based capital and action level event requirements;                                                              
relating to review by the director of insurance of an insurer's risk based                                                      
capital plan; relating to confidentiality and sharing of certain                                                                
information submitted to the director of insurance; relating to                                                                 
evaluating an insurance holding company and the acquisition of                                                                  
control of or merger with a domestic insurer; relating to risk based                                                            
capital, risk management, and own risk and solvency assessments of                                                              
insurers; clarifying provisions related to risk based capital plans;                                                            
relating to exemptions by the director of insurance for certain domestic                                                        
and casualty insurers from risk based capital requirements; relating to                                                         
insurance holding companies, including filing requirements,                                                                     
divestiture, content of statements, notifications, and hearings; relating                                                       

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to registration requirements of insurers; relating to transactions within                                                       
an insurance holding company system or transactions involving a                                                                 
domestic insurer; relating to management and examination of domestic                                                            
insurers that are part of an insurance holding company system; adding                                                           
provisions relating to participation by the director of insurance in a                                                          
supervisory college; relating to civil and criminal penalties for                                                               
violations by insurers and individuals; relating to provisions for risk                                                         
management and own risk and solvency assessments by insurers;                                                                   
relating to operating requirements for controlling insurance producers;                                                         
relating to producer-controlled insurers; adding and amending                                                                   
definitions related to insurers; and providing for an effective date" pass                                                      
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 107                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 107 passed the Senate.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
HB 26                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 26 "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                 
Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; and providing for an                                                                  
effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Costello, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                              
adoption of the Labor and Commerce Senate Committee Substitute                                                                  
offered on page 1005. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her                                                               
objection. There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR                                                                      
HOUSE BILL NO. 26(L&C) "An Act extending the termination date                                                                   

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of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; requiring an interim                                                           
report regarding the board's audit compliance and budget deficit; and                                                           
providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 26(L&C) was read the third                                                                         
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                             
NO. 26(L&C) "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of                                                              
Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; requiring an interim report regarding                                                          
the board's audit compliance and budget deficit; and providing for an                                                           
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 26(L&C)                                                                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dunleavy                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 26(L&C) passed the                                                                         
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 15                                                                                                                        
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                    
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 1039). Without objection, the                                                                
resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 15 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 26,                                                                  
extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry                                                           
Midwives, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                               
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCR 15                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 107                                                                                                                        
Senator Costello gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE BILL                                                                  
NO. 107 and moved and asked unanimous consent that it be taken up.                                                              
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was before the Senate                                                         
on reconsideration.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 107 "An                                                                 
Act relating to insurance; relating to risk based capital for domestic                                                          
insurers and fraternal benefit societies, including provisions related to                                                       
insurers subject to risk based capital and action level event                                                                   
requirements; relating to review by the director of insurance of an                                                             
insurer's risk based capital plan; relating to confidentiality and sharing                                                      
of certain information submitted to the director of insurance; relating                                                         
to evaluating an insurance holding company and the acquisition of                                                               
control of or merger with a domestic insurer; relating to risk based                                                            
capital, risk management, and own risk and solvency assessments of                                                              
insurers; clarifying provisions related to risk based capital plans;                                                            
relating to exemptions by the director of insurance for certain domestic                                                        
and casualty insurers from risk based capital requirements; relating to                                                         

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insurance holding companies, including filing requirements,                                                                     
divestiture, content of statements, notifications, and hearings; relating                                                       
to registration requirements of insurers; relating to transactions within                                                       
an insurance holding company system or transactions involving a                                                                 
domestic insurer; relating to management and examination of domestic                                                            
insurers that are part of an insurance holding company system; adding                                                           
provisions relating to participation by the director of insurance in a                                                          
supervisory college; relating to civil and criminal penalties for                                                               
violations by insurers and individuals; relating to provisions for risk                                                         
management and own risk and solvency assessments by insurers;                                                                   
relating to operating requirements for controlling insurance producers;                                                         
relating to producer-controlled insurers; adding and amending                                                                   
definitions related to insurers; and providing for an effective date" pass                                                      
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 107                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 107 passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Second Reading of House Bills (continued)                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 116                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 116 "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective                                                                
date" was read the second time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 116 was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 116 "An Act extending                                                                 
the termination date of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and                                                               
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 116                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 116 passed the Senate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                    
Senate return to Introduction of Guests. Without objection, the Senate                                                          
returned to Introduction of Guests.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                    Recess                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in recess to a call of the Chair. Without objection, the Senate                                                           
recessed at 12:31 p.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 4:09 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                               Concur Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 70                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 18 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 70(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to exceptions from designation as a special purpose site                                                           
under art. VIII, sec. 7 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska for                                                          
portions of Denali State Park, Captain Cook State Recreation Area,                                                              
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, and Willow Creek State                                                                        
Recreation Area to allow leasing a right-of-way for a natural gas                                                               
pipeline" with the following amendment:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                       HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 70(RES)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved that the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                                                       
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 70(RES)                                                                                                                
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                                            
Amendment to CSSB 70(FIN)?                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                                              
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 70(RES) "An Act                                                                             
relating to exceptions from designation as a special purpose site under                                                         

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art. VIII, sec. 7 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska for portions                                                       
of Denali State Park, Captain Cook State Recreation Area, Nancy                                                                 
Lake State Recreation Area, and Willow Creek State Recreation Area                                                              
to allow leasing a right-of-way for a natural gas pipeline."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 105                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 105(FIN) "An Act relating to the programs and bonds of the                                                                  
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; relating to the                                                             
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sustainable                                                                  
energy transmission and supply development fund; requiring the                                                                  
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to deliver to the                                                            
legislature reports relating to the Interior energy project; relating to the                                                    
financing authorization through the Alaska Industrial Development                                                               
and Export Authority of a liquefied natural gas production plant and                                                            
natural gas energy projects and distribution systems in the state;                                                              
amending and repealing bond authorizations granted to the Alaska                                                                
Industrial Development and Export Authority; authorizing the Alaska                                                             
Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance                                                           
the infrastructure and construction costs of the Sweetheart Lake                                                                
hydroelectric project; authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development                                                            
and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and                                                           
construction costs of rebuilding transmission between the Hope                                                                  
substation and Portage, rebuilding transmission between Powerline                                                               
Pass to Indian, and the Eklutna hydroelectric transmission system                                                               
upgrade project; relating to legislative approval for loans from the                                                            
power project fund to the City of King Cove; and providing for an                                                               
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 105(FIN) "An Act relating to the programs and                                                                     
          bonds of the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                                        
          Export Authority; relating to the Alaska Industrial                                                                   

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          Development and Export Authority sustainable                                                                          
          energy transmission and supply development fund;                                                                      
          repealing bond authorizations granted to the Alaska                                                                   
          Industrial Development and Export Authority;                                                                          
          amending the definition of 'qualified energy                                                                          
          development'; relating to the financing authorization                                                                 
          through the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                                         
          Export Authority of a liquefied natural gas                                                                           
          production plant and natural gas energy projects and                                                                  
          distribution systems in the state; requiring the Alaska                                                               
          Industrial Development and Export Authority to                                                                        
          deliver to the legislature reports relating to the                                                                    
          Interior energy project; and providing for an effective                                                               
          date." (Title Change SCR 18)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Kelly, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Micciche, Bishop, Hoffman. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                                   
Dunleavy.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
          Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 180                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered HOUSE BILL                                                                               
NO. 180(efd add) "An Act establishing the second Sunday of June                                                                 
each year as Children's Day; and providing for an effective date."                                                              
Signing do pass: Senator Stoltze, Chair; Senators Coghill, McGuire,                                                             
Wielechowski.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Administration                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 22                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered HOUSE JOINT                                                                              
RESOLUTION NO. 22 Urging the Canada Border Services Agency to                                                                   
keep the border between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British                                                                     
Columbia, open 24 hours a day. Signing do pass: Senator Stoltze,                                                                
Chair; Senators Coghill, Wielechowski, McGuire.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE,                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 15, relating to credits                                                                     
          toward a sentence of imprisonment for certain                                                                         
          persons under electronic monitoring.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 BY THE                                                                                      
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform                                                                      
     Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill                                                               
     No. 105, relating to the programs and bonds of the Alaska                                                                  
     Industrial Development and Export Authority; relating to the                                                               
     Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority                                                                         
     sustainable energy transmission and supply development                                                                     
     fund; requiring the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                                      
     Export Authority to deliver to the legislature reports relating                                                            

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     to the Interior energy project; relating to the financing                                                                  
     authorization through the Alaska Industrial Development                                                                    
     and Export Authority of a liquefied natural gas production                                                                 
     plant and natural gas energy projects and distribution                                                                     
     systems in the state; amending and repealing bond                                                                          
     authorizations granted to the Alaska Industrial Development                                                                
     and Export Authority; authorizing the Alaska Industrial                                                                    
     Development and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance                                                                 
     the infrastructure and construction costs of the Sweetheart                                                                
     Lake hydroelectric project; authorizing the Alaska Industrial                                                              
     Development and Export Authority to issue bonds to finance                                                                 
     the infrastructure and construction costs of rebuilding                                                                    
     transmission between the Hope substation and Portage,                                                                      
     rebuilding transmission between Powerline Pass to Indian,                                                                  
     and the Eklutna hydroelectric transmission system upgrade                                                                  
     project; and relating to legislative approval for loans from                                                               
     the power project fund to the City of King Cove.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Consideration of the Calendar (continued)                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                  Second Reading of House Bills (continued)                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 123                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 123(JUD) am "An Act establishing the                                                                      
Marijuana Control Board; relating to the powers and duties of the                                                               
Marijuana Control Board; relating to the appointment, removal, and                                                              
duties of the director of the Marijuana Control Board; relating to the                                                          
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective                                                                
date" was read the second time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                   
for the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered                                                             
on page 1096. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                            
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 123(FIN) was adopted.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 123(FIN) was read the                                                                       
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 123(FIN) "An Act establishing the Marijuana Control Board;                                                                  
relating to the powers and duties of the Marijuana Control Board;                                                               
relating to the appointment, removal, and duties of the director of the                                                         
Marijuana Control Board; relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Control                                                             
Board; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                                                          
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 123(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 123(FIN)                                                                            
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 131                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 131 am "An Act relating to the licensure of nail                                                                 
technicians and hairdressers; relating to the practice of manicuring;                                                           
and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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HOUSE BILL NO. 131 am was read the third time.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 131 am "An Act                                                                        
relating to the licensure of nail technicians and hairdressers; relating to                                                     
the practice of manicuring; and providing for an effective date" pass                                                           
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 131 am                                                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                              
Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                     
Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dunleavy, Ellis, Wielechowski                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 131 am passed the Senate.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed                                                           
by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 135                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 135 "An Act establishing a Roth contribution                                                                     
program for the public employees' deferred compensation program;                                                                
and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 135 was read the third time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 135 "An Act                                                                           
establishing a Roth contribution program for the public employees'                                                              
deferred compensation program; and providing for an effective date"                                                             
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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HB 135                                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 135 passed the Senate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 176                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 176(FIN) "An Act repealing state                                                                          
employee salary schedule increases; and providing for an effective                                                              
date" was read the second time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1:                                                                                                                 
         Delete "repealing state employee salary schedule increases"                                                         
     Insert "allowing certain state employees to take up to three                                                             
weeks of voluntary leave without pay"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 4:                                                                                                                 
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
"* Section 1. AS 39.20 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                            
          Sec. 39.20.285. Voluntary leave of absence without pay. (a)                                                         
     Notwithstanding AS 39.20.310(8), an employee of the state may                                                              
     voluntarily take a leave of absence without pay of up to three                                                             
     weeks each year under this section. The employer shall grant the                                                           
     request for a leave of absence without pay unless the employer                                                             
     determines that granting a request under this section would                                                                
     endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the public. Leave under                                                         
     this section that is unused does not accrue from year to year.                                                             
          (b)  Nothing in this section prohibits an employer from                                                               
     granting other leave, including leave without pay, that is                                                                 
     authorized by law."                                                                                                        

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Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator MacKinnon objected.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 176(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman,                                                                   
Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 176(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 176(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act repealing state employee salary schedule increases; and providing                                                           
for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 176(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly,                                                           
MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 176(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 105                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 105(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                          
programs and bonds of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                                                              
Authority; relating to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                                                             
Authority sustainable energy transmission and supply development                                                                
fund; requiring the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                                                                    
Authority to deliver to the legislature reports relating to the Interior                                                        
energy project; relating to the financing authorization through the                                                             
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority of a liquefied                                                               
natural gas production plant and natural gas energy projects and                                                                
distribution systems in the state; amending and repealing bond                                                                  
authorizations granted to the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                                 
Export Authority; authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                             
Export Authority to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and                                                               
construction costs of the Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project;                                                                
authorizing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority                                                              
to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and construction costs of                                                          
rebuilding transmission between the Hope substation and Portage,                                                                
rebuilding transmission between Powerline Pass to Indian, and the                                                               
Eklutna hydroelectric transmission system upgrade project; relating to                                                          
legislative approval for loans from the power project fund to the City                                                          
of King Cove; and providing for an effective date" was read the                                                                 
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                   
for the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered                                                             
on page 1107. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                            
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 105(FIN) "An Act relating to the programs and bonds of                                                                 
the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; relating to                                                             
the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sustainable                                                              
energy transmission and supply development fund; repealing bond                                                                 
authorizations granted to the Alaska Industrial Development and                                                                 
Export Authority; amending the definition of 'qualified energy                                                                  

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development'; relating to the financing authorization through the                                                               
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority of a liquefied                                                               
natural gas production plant and natural gas energy projects and                                                                
distribution systems in the state; requiring the Alaska Industrial                                                              
Development and Export Authority to deliver to the legislature reports                                                          
relating to the Interior energy project; and providing for an effective                                                         
date" was adopted.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 105(FIN) will                                                                               
advance to third reading on the April 19 calendar.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the first                                                                
supplemental calendar be adopted. Without objection, the first                                                                  
supplemental calendar was adopted.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
               Consideration of the First Supplemental Calendar                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 9                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 9 "An Act repealing the authority to include                                                                    
certain material from a political party in the election pamphlet" was                                                           
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 9 was read the third time.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 9 "An Act repealing                                                                  
the authority to include certain material from a political party in the                                                         
election pamphlet" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 9                                                                                                                            
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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and so, SENATE BILL NO. 9 passed the Senate and was referred to                                                                 
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 15                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 15(FIN) "An Act relating to credits                                                                       
toward a sentence of imprisonment for certain persons under                                                                     
electronic monitoring" was read the second time.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                                
page 1094. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                               
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 15(JUD) "An Act relating to credits toward a sentence of                                                               
imprisonment for certain persons under electronic monitoring; and                                                               
relating to mitigating factors at sentencing" was adopted.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 15(JUD) was read the                                                                        
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators Ellis, Gardner, McGuire, Coghill, Stevens, Micciche, Bishop,                                                           
Giessel, MacKinnon, Egan, Stedman, Costello moved and asked                                                                     
unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without                                                            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 15(JUD) "An Act relating to credits toward a sentence of                                                                    
imprisonment for certain persons under electronic monitoring; and                                                               
relating to mitigating factors at sentencing" pass the Senate?" The roll                                                        
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 15(JUD)                                                                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 15(JUD)                                                                             
passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                    
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17, which had been                                                                             
held on the Secretary's desk (page 1109). Without objection, the                                                                
resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 17 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 15, relating                                                         
to credits toward a sentence of imprisonment for certain persons under                                                          
electronic monitoring, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 75                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(JUD) am "An Act 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; relating to established villages and to local option elections                                                           
regarding the operation of marijuana establishments; and providing for                                                          
an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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Senator McGuire, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                               
adoption of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                                
page 1095. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                               
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 75(JUD) "An Act 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; relating to established villages and to local option                                                              
elections regarding the operation of marijuana establishments; and                                                              
providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(JUD) was read the                                                                        
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 75(JUD) "An Act 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; relating to established villages and to local option                                                              
elections regarding the operation of marijuana establishments; and                                                              
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 75(JUD)                                                                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, McGuire,                                                                
Meyer, Micciche, Wielechowski                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(JUD)                                                                             
failed.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill gave notice of reconsideration.                                                                                 

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                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Bethel Archery Team 2015 State Champions                                                                             
Representative(s) Herron                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy,                                                                 
Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire,                                                              
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - 100th Anniversary Conference Between Tanana Chiefs                                                                   
and Judge James Wickersham                                                                                                      
Representative(s) Kawasaki                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Bishop, Meyer, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis,                                                             
Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire,                                                                  
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                            
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                      
following citation be made a special order of business. Without                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Order of Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Brian Rogers                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Wool                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Bishop, Meyer, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis,                                                             
Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire,                                                                  
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the citation                                                             
be adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and referred to                                                         
the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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                                    Recess                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in recess to a call of the Chair. Without objection, the Senate                                                           
recessed at 6:33 p.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 8:10 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 9                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 9 "An Act repealing the authority to include                                                                    
certain material from a political party in the election pamphlet" was                                                           
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 23                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(JUD) "An Act relating to opioid                                                                       
overdose drugs and to immunity for prescribing, providing, or                                                                   
administering opioid overdose drugs" was engrossed, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                        
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 107                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 107 "An Act relating to insurance; relating to risk                                                             
based capital for domestic insurers and fraternal benefit societies,                                                            
including provisions related to insurers subject to risk based capital                                                          
and action level event requirements; relating to review by the director                                                         
of insurance of an insurer's risk based capital plan; relating to                                                               
confidentiality and sharing of certain information submitted to the                                                             
director of insurance; relating to evaluating an insurance holding                                                              
company and the acquisition of control of or merger with a domestic                                                             
insurer; relating to risk based capital, risk management, and own risk                                                          
and solvency assessments of insurers; clarifying provisions related to                                                          
risk based capital plans; relating to exemptions by the director of                                                             
insurance for certain domestic and casualty insurers from risk based                                                            
capital requirements; relating to insurance holding companies,                                                                  

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including filing requirements, divestiture, content of statements,                                                              
notifications, and hearings; relating to registration requirements of                                                           
insurers; relating to transactions within an insurance holding company                                                          
system or transactions involving a domestic insurer; relating to                                                                
management and examination of domestic insurers that are part of an                                                             
insurance holding company system; adding provisions relating to                                                                 
participation by the director of insurance in a supervisory college;                                                            
relating to civil and criminal penalties for violations by insurers and                                                         
individuals; relating to provisions for risk management and own risk                                                            
and solvency assessments by insurers; relating to operating                                                                     
requirements for controlling insurance producers; relating to producer-                                                         
controlled insurers; adding and amending definitions related to                                                                 
insurers; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 15                                                                                                                         
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 15(JUD) "An Act                                                                             
relating to credits toward a sentence of imprisonment for certain                                                               
persons under electronic monitoring; and relating to mitigating factors                                                         
at sentencing" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                                             
and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 26                                                                                                                         
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 26(L&C) "An Act extending                                                                          
the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives;                                                           
requiring an interim report regarding the board's audit compliance and                                                          
budget deficit; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed,                                                             
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                                             
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 123                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 123(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
establishing the Marijuana Control Board; relating to the powers and                                                            
duties of the Marijuana Control Board; relating to the appointment,                                                             
removal, and duties of the director of the Marijuana Control Board;                                                             
relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for                                                             
an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                                   
Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 15                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 26, extending the termination                                                            
date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives, was engrossed,                                                            
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 15, relating to credits toward a                                                         
sentence of imprisonment for certain persons under electronic                                                                   
monitoring, was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                            
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 1:15 p.m., April 19, 2015. Without                                                                   
objection, the Senate adjourned at 8:11 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= HB 105 AIDEA: BONDS;PROGRAMS;LOANS;LNG PROJECT                                                                               
              Committee Contracts: Bill Streur                                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB  41 SPORT FISHING SERVICES                                                                                                
+= HB 178 WORKERS' COMP MEDICAL FEES; DELAY                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Sunday                    Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                                                  
              -- Meeting Postponed to 12:30 pm --                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB 178 WORKERS' COMP MEDICAL FEES; DELAY                                                                                     
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Saturday                        Butrovich 205         10:00 AM                                                  
+= HB  75 MARIJUANA REG;CLUBS;MUNIS;LOCAL OPT ELECT                                                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Saturday                        Butrovich 205         10:00 AM                                                  
+ HB 180 ESTABLISHING CHILDREN'S DAY IN JUNE                                                                                    
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HJR 22 STEWART-HYDER BORDER HOURS                                                                                            
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                            CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB72 AND HB73                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                                                  
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
= HB  72 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB  73 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
              Department Closeouts                                                                                              
              - Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic                                                                         
              Development                                                                                                       
              - Dept.  of Natural Resources                                                                                     
              - Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities                                                                     
              - Legislature                                                                                                     
              - Fund Transfers                                                                                                  
              - Mental Health Capital                                                                                           
              - Fiscal Notes                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Sunday                    Senate Finance 532          11:00 AM                                                  
= HB  72 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB  73 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
              Closeouts of All Remaining Items                                                                                  
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Sunday                       House Chamber              1:30 PM                                                 
              Consideration of Governor's Appointees