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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                    April 13, 2016                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                               Eighty-sixth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Meyer at 11:11 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Huggins. Senator                                                                
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
      Our most precious heavenly Father, we ask thee today, in                                                                  
      the beginning of this prayer, for thy forgiveness. And we're                                                              
      reminded annually at the Easter timeframe of the sacrifice                                                                
      you made that we can have that forgiveness, and we thank                                                                  
      you for that. And Father, we have many tasks that we've                                                                   
      accomplished - we have many to come. We ask for you to                                                                    
      bless our wisdom - hopefully our resolve - to get the                                                                     
      additional tasks done.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
      And Father, as you look around the globe there are so many                                                                
      people that we are now calling migrants, but in this era a                                                                
      huge number of migrants are fleeing something - they vary.                                                                
      We ask thee to help us both as a country, and the world at                                                                
      large, to deal with that dilemma. And Father, sitting here in                                                             
      the gallery today are a number of young people - some are                                                                 
      pages also - that are the future of our country. We had the                                                               
      greatest generation - those men and women from WWII -                                                                     
      as our role models, and the sacrifices they made that we                                                                  
      may have what we do today. We ask that we could be part                                                                   
      of the role model for these young people with us today.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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      And Father, finally, just a reminder to us: Let us remind                                                                 
      ourselves when things look hopeless and we think back to                                                                  
      the plight of the Israelis. They are in Egypt and Moses                                                                   
      leads them out and spreads the waters. There is hope.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
      In Jesus' name I pray.       Amen.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                                              
for the eighty-fifth legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                            
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Introduction of Floor Staff                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Huggins, Rules Committee Chair, introduced new Senate                                                                   
Chamber Staff:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senate Page                                                                                                                   
Lauren Verrelli, Juneau                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Message dated April 12 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 118                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 118(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act adopting the Municipal Property Assessed                                                                      
          Clean Energy Act; authorizing municipalities to                                                                       
          establish programs to impose assessments for energy                                                                   

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                    improvements in regions designated by                                                                      
             municipalities; imposing fees; and providing for an                                                               
          effective date."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 290                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 290 BY THE HOUSE LABOR AND                                                                                       
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
              "An Act extending the termination date of the Real                                                               
              Estate Commission; and providing for an effective                                                                
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 55                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 55 "An Act relating to the practice of optometry" and                                                                       
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 55(L&C)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing no recommendation: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Meyer,                                                             
Stevens. Signing amend: Senator Giessel.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
President Meyer added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 130                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 130 "An                                                                      
Act relating to confidential information status and public record status                                                        
of information in the possession of the Department of Revenue;                                                                  

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relating to interest applicable to delinquent tax; relating to disclosure                                                       
of oil and gas production tax credit information; relating to refunds for                                                       
the gas storage facility tax credit, the liquefied natural gas storage                                                          
facility tax credit, and the qualified in-state oil refinery infrastructure                                                     
expenditures tax credit; relating to the minimum tax for certain oil and                                                        
gas production; relating to the minimum tax calculation for monthly                                                             
installment payments of estimated tax; relating to interest on monthly                                                          
installment payments of estimated tax; relating to limitations for the                                                          
application of tax credits; relating to oil and gas production tax credits                                                      
for certain losses and expenditures; relating to limitations for                                                                
nontransferable oil and gas production tax credits based on oil                                                                 
production and the alternative tax credit for oil and gas exploration;                                                          
relating to purchase of tax credit certificates from the oil and gas tax                                                        
credit fund; relating to a minimum for gross value at the point of                                                              
production; relating to lease expenditures and tax credits for municipal                                                        
entities; adding a definition for "qualified capital expenditure"; adding                                                       
a definition for "outstanding liability to the state"; repealing oil and                                                        
gas exploration incentive credits; repealing the limitation on the                                                              
application of credits against tax liability for lease expenditures                                                             
incurred before January 1, 2011; repealing provisions related to the                                                            
monthly installment payments for estimated tax for oil and gas                                                                  
produced before January 1, 2014; repealing the oil and gas production                                                           
tax credit for qualified capital expenditures and certain well                                                                  
expenditures; repealing the calculation for certain lease expenditures                                                          
applicable before January 1, 2011; making conforming amendments;                                                                
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                                             
with                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 130(RES) "An Act                                                                               
          relating to interest applicable to delinquent tax;                                                                    
          relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax                                                                       
          payments, and credits; relating to refunds for the gas                                                                
          storage facility tax credit, the liquefied natural gas                                                                
          storage facility tax credit, and the qualified in-state                                                               
          oil refinery infrastructure expenditures tax credit;                                                                  
          relating to oil and gas lease expenditures and                                                                        
          production tax credits for municipal entities; relating                                                               
          to a bond or cash deposit required for an oil or gas                                                                  
          business; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Signing do pass: Senator Giessel, Chair. Signing no recommendation:                                                             
Senators Costello, Coghill, Micciche, Stoltze. Signing amend:                                                                   
Senators Wielechowski, Stedman.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Natural Resources                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 203                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 203 "An Act relating to overtime pay eligibility for medical care                                                           
providers employed by common air carriers or by carriers that                                                                   
transport mail by air for the federal government and to overtime pay                                                            
eligibility for flight crews and medical care providers employed by air                                                         
ambulance service providers." Signing do pass: Senator Costello,                                                                
Chair; Senators Meyer, Stevens.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
          Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                           
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 206                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 206 "An Act relating to a reinsurance program for residents who                                                             
are high risks and insurer assessments to cover the costs of the                                                                
reinsurance program; relating to application for state innovation                                                               
waivers for health care insurance; relating to definitions of 'residents                                                        
who are high risks' and 'covered lives'; and providing for an effective                                                         
date." Signing do pass: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Giessel,                                                              
Meyer, Stevens.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
          Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                           
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 

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HB 27                                                                                                                         
The Health and Social Services Committee considered CS FOR                                                                      
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 27(JUD) am "An                                                                            
Act relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social                                                               
Services; relating to hearings on and plans for permanent placement of                                                          
a child in need of aid; relating to school placement and transportation                                                         
for children in foster care; relating to foster care transition programs;                                                       
relating to emergency and temporary placement of a child in need of                                                             
aid; relating to transitional living arrangements for children in foster                                                        
care; and amending Rule 17.2, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of                                                              
Procedure" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                          
          SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 27(HSS)                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Stedman, Chair; Senators Stoltze, Giessel.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 254                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 254 "An Act extending the termination date of the Big Game                                                                  
Commercial Services Board; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Giessel, Stevens.                                                            
Signing no recommendation: Senator Meyer.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 314                                                                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 314 "An Act relating to the Alaska regional economic assistance                                                             
program; extending the termination date of the Alaska regional                                                                  
economic assistance program; and providing for an effective date" and                                                           
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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             SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                           
             NO. 314(L&C) "An Act relating to the Alaska                                                                        
             regional economic assistance program;                                                                              
             repealing the termination date of the Alaska                                                                       
             regional economic assistance program; and                                                                          
             providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
             (Title Change SCR Forthcoming)                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Giessel, Meyer.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HJR 14                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                       
RESOLUTION NO. 14(STA) Making application to the United States                                                                  
Congress to call a convention of the states to propose a countermand                                                            
amendment to the Constitution of the United States as provided under                                                            
art. V, Constitution of the United States; and urging the legislatures of                                                       
the other 49 states to make the same application, and recommended it                                                            
be replaced with                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                        
             RESOLUTION NO. 14(STA)                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Stoltze, Chair; Senators Coghill, Huggins.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 101                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 101 "An Act relating to fees for use of state park                                                              
system facilities; and relating to the sale of merchandise by the                                                               
Department of Natural Resources" was read the second time.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                   
for the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                            
2459. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection. There                                                              
being no further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(FIN)                                                                     
"An Act relating to merchandise sold and certain fees charged or                                                                
collected by the Department of Natural Resources" was adopted.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act relating to merchandise sold and certain fees charged or                                                                
collected by the Department of Natural Resources" pass the Senate?"                                                             
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 101(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                    
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(FIN) passed the Senate and                                                                   
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 200                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 200 "An Act relating to physical activity                                                                       
requirements for students in kindergarten through grade eight" was                                                              
read the second time.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                   
for the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                                            
2474. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection. There                                                              
being no further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 200(FIN)                                                                     
"An Act relating to health education and physical activity                                                                      
requirements for students in grades kindergarten through eight" was                                                             
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 200(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 200(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act relating to health education and physical activity                                                                      
requirements for students in grades kindergarten through eight" pass                                                            
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 200(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel,                                                                
Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Dunleavy, Stoltze                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 200(FIN) passed the Senate and                                                                   
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 196                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196(FIN)                                                                      
"An Act relating to the amount appropriated for power cost                                                                      
equalization; relating to the use of certain unexpended earnings from                                                           
the power cost equalization endowment fund; and providing for an                                                                
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 196(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner,                                                               
Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  McGuire                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                          
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 210                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                         
community revenue sharing program; and changing the name of the                                                                 
community revenue sharing program to the community assistance                                                                   
program" was read the third time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon moved that the bill be returned to second reading                                                             
for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment                                                                   
No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator MacKinnon offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 3:                                                                                                                 
 Delete "$384,000"                                                                                                          
 Insert "$300,000"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                    
Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection. There being                                                              
no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(FIN) am was automatically in third                                                                   
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(FIN) am                                                                   
"An Act relating to the community revenue sharing program; and                                                                  
changing the name of the community revenue sharing program to the                                                               
community assistance program" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                              
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 210(FIN) am                                                                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Ellis, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                            
Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                     
Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Egan, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(FIN) am passed the Senate                                                                    
and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Ethan Falaniko                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                      
Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly,                                                               
MacKinnon, McGuire, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                  
Representative(s) LeDoux                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Derrick Green                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                      
Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly,                                                               
MacKinnon, McGuire, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                  
Representative(s) Spohnholz                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Nunaka Valley Community Patrol                                                                                       
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                      
Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly,                                                               
MacKinnon, McGuire, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens                                                                           
Representative(s) Spohnholz                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Gunnar Knapp                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                      
Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly,                                                               
MacKinnon, McGuire, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                  
Representative(s) Spohnholz                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Jenifer Burris                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                      
Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly,                                                               
MacKinnon, McGuire, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                  
Representative(s) Spohnholz                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Mel Personett                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Johnson                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Huggins, McGuire, Meyer, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                  
Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly, MacKinnon,                                                             
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Claire Elizabeth Sundgren                                                                                         
Representative(s) Wilson, Thompson                                                                                              
Senator(s) Coghill, Kelly, Meyer, Bishop, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan,                                                             
Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, MacKinnon, McGuire,                                                                  
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                                            
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                                                          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 200                                                                                                                        
Senators Gardner, McGuire, Stevens, Bishop, Ellis moved and asked                                                               
unanimous consent to be shown as cosponsors on CS FOR SENATE                                                                    
BILL NO. 200(FIN) "An Act relating to health education and physical                                                             
activity requirements for students in grades kindergarten through                                                               
eight." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 101                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(FIN) "An Act relating to                                                                             
merchandise sold and certain fees charged or collected by the                                                                   
Department of Natural Resources" was engrossed, signed by the                                                                   
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                        
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 196                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                                                         
amount appropriated for power cost equalization; relating to the use of                                                         
certain unexpended earnings from the power cost equalization                                                                    
endowment fund; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed,                                                             
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                          
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 200                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 200(FIN) "An Act relating to health                                                                      
education and physical activity requirements for students in grades                                                             
kindergarten through eight" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                              
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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SB 210                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(FIN) am "An Act relating to the                                                                      
community revenue sharing program; and changing the name of the                                                                 
community revenue sharing program to the community assistance                                                                   
program" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                               
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 14, 2016. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:34 p.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB 370 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS                                                                                              
+= HB 209 WATER AND SEWER ADVISORY COMMITTEE                                                                                    
              -- Public Testimony <Limited to 2 Minutes> --                                                                     
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                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                          Capitol 106          8:00 AM                                                 
              Joint with the House Education Committee                                                                          
+             Presentation: Dr. Susan McCauley Interim                                                                          
              Commissioner of DEED: Update on Every                                                                             
              Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan                                                                            
              Development Presentation: Ted Dinthersmith                                                                        
              Educating For the 21st Century                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           6:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 156 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES; FED. LAW                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= HB 137 HUNT/FISH/TRAP: FEES;LICENSES;EXEMPTIONS                                                                              
+ HB 222 INCREASE OF APPROPRIATION ITEM                                                                                         
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 130 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                     
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+ HB 247 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                     
              <Pending Referral> Invited Testimony                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+ HB 254 EXTEND BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD                                                                              
+ HB 314 AK REG ECON ASSIST. PROGRAM; EXTEND                                                                                    
+ SB 206 REINSURANCE PROGRAM; HEALTH INS. WAIVERS                                                                               
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+= SB 130 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
              Invited Testimony                                                                                                 
+= HB 247 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
              <Pending Referral> Invited Testimony                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                                                 
+= SB 130 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
              -- Public Testimony <Limited to 2 Minutes> --                                                                     
              Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the end of the                                                                  
              allotted time period or testimony will close                                                                      
              early. If you are a member of a group with the                                                                    
              same message, in the interest of time, please                                                                     
              select a spokesperson to testify for the group.                                                                   
              If you live in a community with an LIO, but are                                                                   
              unable to access it during the specified time                                                                     
              period, you may send written testimony to the                                                                     
              committee at: finance.committee@akleg.gov                                                                         
+= HB 247 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+= HB  77 DISABILITY:ID/LICENSE AND TRAINING RQMTS.                                                                             
+ HCR  4 US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION DELEGATES                                                                                    
+ SB  55 OPTOMETRY & OPTOMETRISTS                                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 188 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS                                                                                  
+= HB 222 INCREASE OF APPROPRIATION ITEM                                                                                        
+= SB 130 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
+= HB 247 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             enalytica and Department of Revenue                                                                               
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                                                 
+= SB 130 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
+= HB 247 TAX;CREDITS;INTEREST;REFUNDS;O & G                                                                                    
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Department of Revenue                                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB  27 DHSS DUTIES;CINA; FOSTER CARE; ADOPTION                                                                               
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 187 MOTOR VEHICLE ARSON ON PRIVATE PROPERTY                                                                                
+ HB 308 CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSTALLATION LIABILITY                                                                               
+ SB 212 FORFEITURE:NO CIVIL IN REM; ONLY CRIMINAL                                                                              
+ HB  27 DHSS DUTIES;CINA; FOSTER CARE; ADOPTION                                                                                
+ HB 126 CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE; APPEALS                                                                                      
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= HB   8 POWERS OF ATTORNEY                                                                                                    
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              **Streamed live on AKL.tv**                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 15        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              **Streamed live on AKL.tv**                                                                                       
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 125 RESTRICTIONS ON SALE OF DEXTROMETHORPHAN                                                                              
+= HB 305 RECREATIONAL/AVOCATIONAL TRAINING EXEMPT.                                                                             
+ HB 290 EXTENDING THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION                                                                                   
+ HB 372 OMNIBUS INSURANCE                                                                                                      
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+ HB 234 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE                                                                                    
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 216 NAVIGABLE WATER; INTERFERENCE, DEFINITION                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 274 STATE LAND; EXCHANGES; LEASE EXTENSIONS                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HCR 17 SUPPORT AVIATION INDUSTRY; USE STATE LAND                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+= SB  42 PERSONAL USE FISHING PRIORITY                                                                                         
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
              -- MEETING WILL NOT RECONVENE - 5:00 P.M.--                                                                       
              -- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --                                                                             
              -- Note Time --                                                                                                   
+= HB 126 CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE; APPEALS                                                                                     
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HJR 14 CALL FOR US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION                                                                                     
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                                                 
              -- Note Time --                                                                                                   
+= HB 126 CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE; APPEALS                                                                                     
+ HJR 30 POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY                                                                                           
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                       ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION REVIEW                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           2:00 PM                                                 
              -- Public Testimony  --                                                                                           
+             Voter Regulations, Registration and Online Voting                                                                 
              Division of Elections                                                                                             
+             17 AC 25.210 Safe Operation of Commercial Motor                                                                   
              Vehicles                                                                                                          
              Insurance Limits on Tanker Trucks                                                                                 
              Department of Transportation & Public Facilities                                                                  
+             7 AAC 10.1080 Licensing, Certification                                                                            
              & Approvals                                                                                                       
              Department of Health & Social Services                                                                            
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                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                           Barnes 124           7:30 AM                                                 
              -- Location Change --                                                                                             
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Executive Session - Audits                                                                                        
              Statewide Single Audit FY15 - Final                                                                               
              Commercial Passenger Vessel Tax                                                                                   
              Special Audit - Final                                                                                             
              Interim Report                                                                                                    
              Status of Direct Entry Midwives Audit                                                                             
              Recommendations                                                                                                   
              Other Committee Business                                                                                          
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                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            3:30 PM                                                 
+             Ratification of Charity Events:                                                                                   
              2016 Midnight Sun Charity Shoot                                                                                   
              53rd Annual Legislative Skits                                                                                     
+             Contract Approvals:                                                                                               
              Office of Ombudsman Lease Renewal                                                                                 
              Stoel Rives Contract Amendment                                                                                    
+             Other Committee Business:                                                                                         
              FY15 Legislature Audit                                                                                            
              Record's Policy Amendment                                                                                         
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                            CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                   CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB256 AND HB257                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:00 PM                                                 
= HB 256 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                   
= HB 257 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
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2016-04-13                     Senate Journal                      Page 2505
                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB75                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Wednesday                      Gruenberg 120            8:30 AM                                                 
              -- MEETING WILL NOT RECONVENE - 6:00 P.M. --                                                                      
              -- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --                                                                             
+ HB  75 MARIJUANA REG;CLUBS;MUNIS;LOCAL OPT ELECT                                                                              
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 15        Friday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
              Consideration of Governor's Appointees