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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                            THIRD SPECIAL SESSION                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Saturday                October 24, 2015                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                  First Day                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to the September 24 Proclamation of the Governor calling for                                                           
the convening of the Third Special Session of the Twenty-Ninth                                                                  
Legislature (page 1452), the Senate was called to order by President                                                            
Meyer at 11:10 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed eighteen members present. Senators Costello, Stevens                                                            
were absent.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that Senators                                                                 
Costello, Stevens be excused from a call of the Senate today. Without                                                           
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Romo Marasigan. Senator                                                                 
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Dear Lord,                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Thank you for allowing us to be here to serve you                                                                     
          and to do the difficult work of the state on behalf of                                                                
          your people. Please give us grateful hearts, gentle                                                                   
          tongues and clear minds that our efforts will be                                                                      
          fruitful and pleasing to you.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                        In Jesus' name,         Amen.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gardner 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 twenty-second legislative day of the Second Special Session;                                                            
the First Journal Supplement for the First Session and First and                                                                
Second Special Sessions; Senate Journal Supplement No. 3 and House                                                              
and Senate Joint Journal Supplement No. 9 be approved as certified by                                                           
the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Messages from the Governor                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                            Executive Proclamation                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article II, Section 9, and Article III, Section 17,                                                      
Constitution of the State of Alaska, and in the public interest, I call the                                                     
Twenty-Ninth Legislature of the State of Alaska into its third special                                                          
session at Juneau, Alaska, in the legislative chambers, on October 24,                                                          
2015, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following subjects:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
  1. An act to monetize certain natural gas reserves through the levy of                                                        
     a gas reserves tax;                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
  2. An act making supplemental, capital, and operating appropriations                                                          
     to the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Law,                                                             
     the Department of Revenue, the Department of Commerce,                                                                     
     Community, and Economic Development, and the Alaska Gasline                                                                
     Development Corporation, to fund the state's activities related to                                                         
     the development of the state's natural gas through participation,                                                          
     planning, and development activities of the Alaska liquefied                                                               
     natural gas project, including appropriations to exercise the state's                                                      
     option to acquire TransCanada's interest in the Alaska Liquefied                                                           
     Natural Gas Project, and making appropriations under Article IX,                                                           
     Section 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the                                                               
     constitutional budget reserve fund.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
               th                                                                                                               
Dated this 24 day of September, 2015.                                                                                           
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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                          Supplemental Proclamation                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article II, Section 9, and Article III, Section 17,                                                      
of the Alaska Constitution, and in the public interest, I am amending                                                           
my September 24, 2015 proclamation calling the Twenty-Ninth                                                                     
Legislature of the State of Alaska into its third special session in                                                            
Juneau, Alaska, on October 24, 2015, as follows:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 I am withdrawing the following subject from the call:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     1. An act to monetize certain natural gas reserves through the levy                                                        
       of a gas reserves tax;                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
This proclamation supplements my proclamation of September 24,                                                                  
2015.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Dated at Juneau, Alaska, this 23rd day of October, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.                                                           
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency to cover Arctic coastal sea storm                                                           
costs in the North Slope Borough, dated October, 14, 2015, with an                                                              
accompanying letter was received. The declaration and letter had been                                                           
copied to the Finance Committee Cochairs.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 10                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                                           
     RESOLUTION NO. 10(RES) Opposing the revised                                                                                
     Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental                                                                          
     Impact Statement for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge;                                                                  
     opposing attempts by President Obama to alter                                                                              
     management of the coastal plain of the Arctic National                                                                     
     Wildlife Refuge; encouraging the United States Congress                                                                    
     to reject a proposal based on the revised Comprehensive                                                                    
     Conservation Plan or accompanying Environmental Impact                                                                     

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     Statement; and encouraging the United States Congress to                                                                   
     reject a proposal that does not open the coastal plain of the                                                              
     Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas                                                                             
     development.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 1                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HJR 9                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                   
     9(RES) Urging the United States Congress to pass                                                                           
     legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National                                                               
     Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development; urging the                                                                     
     United States Department of the Interior to recognize the                                                                  
     private property rights of owners of land in and adjacent to                                                               
     the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; relating to oil and gas                                                               
     exploration, development, production, and royalties; and                                                                   
     relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 2                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 5                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5                                                                                         
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform                                                                      
     Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House                                                                    
     Joint Resolution No. 13, urging the United States                                                                          
     Department of the Army to maintain and strengthen the                                                                      
     current level of its combat-capable structure in the state and                                                             
     not to take structural realignment actions with regard to                                                                  
     Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 3                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 13                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                                         
       RESOLUTION NO. 13(STA) Urging the United States                                                                          
       Department of the Army to maintain and strengthen the                                                                    
       current level of its combat-capable structure in the state                                                               
       and not to reduce personnel at Fort Wainwright and                                                                       
       Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 4                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCR 2                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                   
       2(EDC) Designating January 24 - 30, 2016, as Alaska                                                                      
       School Choice Week.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 5                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HJR 7                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 7(FSH)                                                                                 
       Opposing the proposed designation of an Aleutian                                                                         
       Islands National Marine Sanctuary.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 6                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 8                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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       SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                                                       
       Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform                                                                    
       Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House                                                                  
       Joint Resolution No. 4, urging the United States                                                                         
       Congress to provide a means for consistently and                                                                         
       equitably sharing with all oil and gas producing states                                                                  
       adjacent to federal outer continental shelf areas a portion                                                              
       of revenue generated from oil and gas development on                                                                     
       the outer continental shelf to ensure that those states                                                                  
       develop necessary infrastructure to support outer                                                                        
       continental shelf development and preserve                                                                               
       environmental integrity.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 7                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HJR 4                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                 
       4(RES) Urging the United States Congress to provide a                                                                    
       means for consistently and equitably sharing with all oil                                                                
       and gas producing states adjacent to federal outer                                                                       
       continental shelf areas a portion of revenue generated                                                                   
       from oil and gas development on the outer continental                                                                    
       shelf to ensure that those states develop necessary                                                                      
       infrastructure to support outer continental shelf                                                                        
       development and preserve environmental integrity;                                                                        
       urging the United States Congress to reject any proposal                                                                 
       to divert or otherwise reduce revenue sharing to the                                                                     
       coastal states and their political subdivisions under the                                                                
       Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; and urging                                                                   
       the President of the United States to direct, to the                                                                     
       maximum extent possible, federal funds received from                                                                     
       outer continental shelf development, and not dedicated to                                                                
       states or other federal programs, to federal infrastructure                                                              
       in the affected states.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 8                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 6                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                  
          NO. 6(RES) Supporting the introduction and                                                                            
          enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that                                                                   
          the federal government is financially responsible                                                                     
          under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for                                                                     
          the remediation of contaminated land subject to                                                                       
          conveyance under the Act; urging the United States                                                                    
          Department of the Interior to implement the six                                                                       
          recommendations to identify and clean up the Alaska                                                                   
          Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998 report                                                                 
          to the United States Congress; and urging the                                                                         
          President of the United States and the United States                                                                  
          Congress to remediate and make free from pollutants                                                                   
          lands in the state conveyed under the Alaska Native                                                                   
          Claims Settlement Act.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 9                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 6                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6                                                                                    
          Proclaiming April 2015 as Sexual Assault Awareness                                                                    
          Month.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 10                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HJR 5                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                         
          NO. 5(TRA) am Recognizing the Academy of Model                                                                        
          Aeronautics for establishing safety guidelines and                                                                    
          best practices.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 13                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 11                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11                                                                                   
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 5, relating to the persons                                                                  
          who may be appointed conservators of a protected                                                                      
          person.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 14                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 12                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12                                                                                   
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning House Bill No. 146, relating to a                                                                          
          municipal tax exemption for certain subdivided                                                                        
          property.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 16                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SJR 18                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                        
          NO. 18(RES) Supporting the leases issued by the                                                                       
          United States Department of the Interior to Royal                                                                     
          Dutch Shell in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging                                                                  
          the Governor of the State of Washington, the Seattle                                                                  
          City Council, and other public officials in the State of                                                              
          Washington to refrain from destructive attacks on the                                                                 
          economy, jobs, and lives of the people of this state                                                                  
          and the State of Washington and to look first at                                                                      
          closing the Boeing production facilities to reduce                                                                    
          emissions of carbon dioxide from commercial                                                                           
          activity; inviting Royal Dutch Shell to use a port in                                                                 
          this state as the homeport of its Arctic drilling fleet if                                                            
          the lease with the Port of Seattle is terminated; and                                                                 
          requesting that the Alaska Congressional delegation                                                                   
          support restricting the Export-Import Bank of the                                                                     
          United States to lending only to small businesses.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 17                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HJR 18                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                                      
          RESOLUTION NO. 18(RES) Urging the United                                                                              
          States Congress to pass the Improved National                                                                         
          Monument Designation Process Act.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 19                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HJR 24                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24 Urging the                                                                                 
       federal government to honor its commitments to transfer                                                                  
       land to the state; and urging the United States Secretary                                                                

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       of the Interior and the United States Congress to adhere                                                                 
       to the recommendations of the United States Department                                                                   
       of the Interior in its 2006 report under the Alaska Land                                                                 
          Transfer Acceleration Act, including lifting withdrawals.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 20                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SJR 16                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE JOINT                                                                                         
       RESOLUTION NO. 16(RLS) Expressing support for the                                                                        
       Arctic Economic Council and the United States Arctic                                                                     
       Economic Council delegation; requesting that the United                                                                  
       States Congress express support for the Arctic Economic                                                                  
       Council, for the chair of the Arctic Economic Council to                                                                 
       be a resident of this state, and for the structure of the                                                                
       Arctic Economic Council leadership to mirror the                                                                         
       rotation of the chair of the Arctic Council; and                                                                         
       encouraging the United States Congress to cooperate                                                                      
       with the state on matters related to and under                                                                           
       consideration by the Arctic Economic Council.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 21                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 15                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       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.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 22                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 17                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 23                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HCR 13                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13                                                                                    
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning Senate Joint Resolution No. 16,                                                                            
          expressing support for the Arctic Economic Council                                                                    
          and the United States Arctic Economic Council                                                                         
          delegation; requesting that the United States                                                                         
          Congress express support for the Arctic Economic                                                                      
          Council, for the chair of the Arctic Economic Council                                                                 
          to be a resident of this state, and for the structure of                                                              
          the Arctic Economic Council leadership to mirror the                                                                  
          rotation of the chair of the Arctic Council; and urging                                                               
          the United States Congress to empower residents of                                                                    
            the state as partners in the Arctic Economic Council.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 24                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18                                                                                        
     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                                                            
     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.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 25                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SJR 13                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                        
          NO. 13(RES) Supporting oil and gas exploration and                                                                    
          development on the outer continental shelf offshore                                                                   
          of the state; opposing attempts to prohibit future oil                                                                
          and gas development in the Beaufort and the Chukchi                                                                   
          Seas, including the Hanna Shoal area; and requesting                                                                  

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          that the federal Administration cease and desist from                                                                 
          restrictions that adversely affect active or future                                                                   
          leases in high petroleum potential areas in the                                                                       
          Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, including the Hanna                                                                        
          Shoal area.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 26                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HCR 101                                                                                                                       
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 101                                                                                   
          Authorizing a recess by the House of Representatives                                                                  
          or Senate for a period of more than three days.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 27                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HCR 201                                                                                                                       
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 201                                                                                   
          Suspending Rule 47, Uniform Rules of the Alaska                                                                       
          State Legislature, relating to the carry-over of bills                                                                
          from the First Regular Session to the Second Special                                                                  
          Session, concerning House Bill No. 176.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 28                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 201                                                                                                                       
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 201                                                                                  
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        

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          concerning House Bill No. 44, relating to sexual                                                                      
          abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention                                                                     
          efforts in public schools; and relating to dating                                                                     
          violence and abuse awareness and prevention efforts                                                                   
          in public schools.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                          Legislative Resolve No. 29                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SR 4                                                                                                                          
Message dated September 1 was received stating the Governor read                                                                
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                   SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 4 Establishing the                                                                    
          Senate Special Committee on Federal Overreach.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                             Senate Resolve No. 4                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following reports are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                         
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 105                                                                                                                        
Quarterly Report to the Alaska State Legislature                                                                                
Interior Energy Project, October 1, 2015                                                                                        
from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority                                                                     
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development                                                                      
in accordance with ch. 39, SLA 15                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Federal Laws and Litigation Report, September 9, 2015                                                                           
from Cori Mills, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Law                                                                  
in accordance with AS 44.23.020(h)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following Budget and Audit Reports were received from                                                                       
Kris Curtis, Legislative Auditor, in accordance with AS 24.20.311 and                                                           
are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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A Sunset Review of the Board of Parole, April 30, 2015                                                                          
Department of Corrections                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Citizen's Advisory Commission on Federal Areas, May 15, 2015                                                                    
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A Sunset Review of the Real Estate Commission, July 24, 2015                                                                    
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Agricultural and Fisheries Products Preference - Use by State                                                            
Entities, July 10, 2015, Department of Administration                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 3001                                                                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 3001 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
             "An Act making supplemental                                                                                        
             appropriations; making appropriations to                                                                           
             capitalize funds; making appropriations to the                                                                     
             general fund from the budget reserve fund                                                                          
             (art. IX, sec. 17, Constitution of the State of                                                                    
             Alaska) in accordance with sec. 12(c), ch. 1,                                                                      
             SSSLA 2015; and providing for an effective                                                                         
             date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Governor's transmittal letter dated October 23:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article II, Section 9, and Article III, Section 18,                                                      
of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill for supplemental                                                           
appropriations for the fiscal year 2016. The bill will move us toward                                                           
monetization of our vast natural gas resources by engaging the State                                                            
fully in the process as an equal participant in our future development.                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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First, the bill requests an appropriation to the Alaska liquefied natural                                                       
gas (AKLNG) project fund in order to acquire the interests of                                                                   
TransCanada. While TransCanada has been a valuable ally, it is time                                                             
for the State to step in and participate as a full partner in the                                                               
development of a gas pipeline and liquefaction facilities.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In the last several days, the producers have reviewed an overall                                                                
Preliminary Front-End Engineering and Design (Pre-FEED) phase                                                                   
increase from $511,000,000 to $693,000,000 that will impact costs in                                                            
calendar year 2016. The State's 25 percent share of this Pre-FEED                                                               
increase is included in the supplemental request.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Additionally, the bill requests necessary appropriations to the                                                                 
Departments of Natural Resources, Law, and Revenue related to the                                                               
State's continued and vital participation in the AKLNG project.                                                                 
Further appropriations recognize the need for Alaska Gasline                                                                    
Development Corporation to have statutory program receipt authority                                                             
to be reimbursed from producers for specific work on the AKLNG                                                                  
project.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Finally, the Legislature recognized earlier this year when it passed HB                                                         
2001 that there may be a need for supplemental appropriations for                                                               
fiscal year 2016, and authorized the withdrawal from the budget                                                                 
reserve fund for fiscal year 2016 to include an amount, not to exceed                                                           
$500,000,000, for future fiscal year 2016 appropriations. Accordingly,                                                          
this bill provides that if there are insufficient general funds available                                                       
for appropriation, Section 12(c), Chapter No. 1, SSSLA 2015, will                                                               
apply to the supplemental appropriations provided for in this bill.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Thank you for your consideration of this bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
During the February 3 organizational meeting, the Rules Committee                                                               
made the following election:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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Rules Committee                                                                                                               
Senator Coghill, Vice Chair                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., October 26, 2015. Without                                                                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:23 a.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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special accommodation or alternative communication formats to access                                                            
committee meetings may contact the appropriate committee office or the                                                          
Legislative Information Office in their community. Reasonable advance                                                           
notice is needed to accommodate the request. For further information, call the                                                  
ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Oct 25        Sunday                          Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                  
              Pat Pitney, Director, Office of Management                                                                        
              and Budget                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Oct 26        Monday                          Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                 
              Pat Pitney, Director, Office of Management and                                                                    
              Budget                                                                                                            
              Marty Rutherford, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of                                                                   
              Natural Resources                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Oct 27        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                 
              Black and Veatch, Administration Consultant                                                                       
              Marty Rutherford, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of                                                                   
              Natural Resources                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Oct 28        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                 
              FirstSouthwest, Lazard, and Greengate LLC,                                                                        
              Administration Consultants                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Oct 29        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                 
              Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Oct 29        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                                                 
+= SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                 
              TransCanada                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Oct 30        Friday                          Butrovich 205           9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB3001 APPROP: LNG PROJECT & FUND/AGDC/SUPP.                                                                                 
              Janak Mayer, enalytica, Legislature consultant                                                                    
              Nikos Tsafos, enalytica, Legislature consultant                                                                   
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Oct 24        Saturday                        Butrovich 205           1:00 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas                                                                            
              Reserves Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                   
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Overview of Legislation by Administration:                                                                        
              Attorney General Craig Richards                                                                                   
              Commissioner Hoffbeck, Department of Revenue                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Oct 25        Sunday                          Butrovich 205           5:00 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas                                                                            
              Reserves Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                   
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Overview of Legislation by Administration (Cont):                                                                 
              Attorney General Craig Richards                                                                                   
              Commissioner Hoffbeck, Department of Revenue                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Oct 26        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
+             Overview: Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation                                                                         
              Commission                                                                                                        
              Offtake Authorizations for Point Thomson and                                                                      
              Prudhoe Pay                                                                                                       
              Presenters: TBA                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Oct 27        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas Reserves                                                                   
              Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                            
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Presenters:  TBA                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Oct 28        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas Reserves                                                                   
              Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                            
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Presenters:  TBA                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Oct 29        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas Reserves                                                                   
              Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                            
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Presenters:  TBA                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Oct 30        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas Reserves                                                                   
              Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                            
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              Presenters:  TBA                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Oct 31        Saturday                        Butrovich 205           3:00 PM                                                 
+             Senate Bill:                                                                                                      
              An Act to Monetize Certain Natural Gas Reserves                                                                   
              Through the Levy of a Gas Reserves Tax                                                                            
              <Pending Introduction & Referral>                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              Presenters:  TBA                                                                                                  
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nov 17        Tuesday                Anch Lio Auditorium              9:00 AM                                                 
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             School Design and Construction Report                                                                             
              -Department of Education and Early Development                                                                    
              Evaluation of Salary & Benefits Schedule for                                                                      
              School Districts                                                                                                  
              -UAA Center for Alaska Education Policy Research                                                                  
              Department of Administration, Personnel and                                                                       
              Labor Relations                                                                                                   
              Meeting will be teleconferenced.  A live audio                                                                    
              stream will be available in Juneau from the                                                                       
              Beltz Room in the Tom Stewart Bldg., Room 105                                                                     
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                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nov 03        Tuesday                     Anch Lio Rm 203             1:00 PM                                                 
+             Public Comment                                                                                                    
              EXECUTIVE SESSION:                                                                                                
              Confidential Advisory Opinion 15-01                                                                               
+             Public Session                                                                                                    
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                SENATE SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Oct 24        Saturday                     Senate Chamber           11:00 AM                                                  
              -- Note Time Change --                                                                                            
+             Convening of the Third Special Session