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                              SENATE JOURNAL                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              SECOND SESSION                                                                                 
                     FOURTH AND FIFTH SPECIAL SESSIONS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                    Monday               November 7, 2016                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                             Final Supplement                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Certification                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
As Secretary of the Senate, I certify as to the correctness of the journal                                                      
for the eighth legislative day of the Fifth Special Session of the                                                              
Twenty-ninth Legislature, Senate Journal Supplement No. 7 and                                                                   
Senate and House Joint Journal Supplement No. 18.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Enrollment                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 501                                                                                                                       
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 501 Suspending                                                                                 
Rules 47 and 55, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                 
relating to the carry-over of bills to a special session, was enrolled,                                                         
signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                                              
the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the                                                              
Governor at 1:35 p.m., July 20, 2016.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 55                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Messages from the Governor                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency regarding the 2016 Mat-Su                                                                   
River Flooding Disaster, dated August 22, with an accompanying                                                                  
letter and initial finance plan (as required by AS 26.23.020(k)) was                                                            
received. The declaration, letter and initial finance plan had been                                                             
copied to the Finance Committee Cochairs.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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A Declaration of Disaster Emergency regarding the 2016 City of                                                                  
Kotlik Fire, dated October 4, with an accompanying letter was                                                                   
received. The declaration and letter had been copied to the Finance                                                             
Committee Cochairs.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 126                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 18 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 126(L&C) am H                                                                               
             "An Act establishing an exemption for the                                                                          
             offering and sale of certain securities."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 38, SLA 2016                                                                                
                         Effective Date: 10/16/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 158                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 18 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
             HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                           
             NO. 158(L&C) am H "An Act relating to real                                                                         
             estate broker licensure; relating to the Real                                                                      
             Estate Commission; relating to errors and                                                                          
             omissions insurance for real estate licensees;                                                                     
             and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 39, SLA 2016                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 200                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 18 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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             HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                    
             NO. 200(EDC) am H "An Act relating to                                                                              
             health education and physical activity                                                                             
             requirements for students in grades                                                                                
             kindergarten through eight."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 40, SLA 2016                                                                                
                         Effective Date: 10/16/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 372                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 18 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 372(L&C) "An Act relating to insurance;                                                                            
         relating to the annual report by the director of                                                                       
         insurance; relating to expenses for insurance                                                                          
         examinations; relating to regulations for insurance                                                                    
         utilization review, benefits determination, health care                                                                
         insurance grievance resolution procedures,                                                                             
         independent review of adverse determinations or                                                                        
         final adverse determinations, independent review                                                                       
         organizations, and continuing education providers;                                                                     
         relating to required provisions for health care                                                                        
         insurance contracts and policies, including health                                                                     
         care provider choice; establishing civil penalties for                                                                 
         insurers for failure to provide requested records;                                                                     
         amending the definition of 'wet marine and                                                                             
         transportation' insurance; amending provisions on                                                                      
         limited licenses to include crop insurance; relating to                                                                
         third-party administrator notification requirements;                                                                   
         relating to certification filing by reinsurance                                                                        
         intermediary brokers; relating to rate filings, delivery                                                               
         of insurance policies or endorsements; relating to                                                                     
         refunds of variable life insurance policies and                                                                        
         variable annuities; establishing limitations on                                                                        
         issuance of long-term care insurance; relating to                                                                      
         requirements for group health insurance policies;                                                                      
         amending the definition of 'group health insurance';                                                                   

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         relating to motor vehicle service contracts; relating to                                                               
         notice requirements for meetings of stockholders or                                                                    
         members of a domestic insurer; establishing a                                                                          
         definition of 'bona fide association'; relating to                                                                     
         requirements and penalties for committing a                                                                            
         fraudulent or criminal insurance act; updating criteria                                                                
         for examinations; relating to rate filing deviations;                                                                  
         establishing civil penalties for certain wilful                                                                        
         violations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 41, SLA 2016                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 32                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 19 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 32(RES) "An Act relating to the sale of timber                                                                     
         on state land; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 42, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 7/20/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 196                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 20 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 196                                                                                  
         "An Act relating to the amount appropriated for                                                                        
         power cost equalization; relating to the use of certain                                                                
         unexpended earnings from the power cost                                                                                
         equalization endowment fund; and providing for an                                                                      
         effective date."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 43, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 7/21/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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SB 210                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 20 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 210(FIN) "An Act relating to the community                                                                         
         revenue sharing program; changing the name of the                                                                      
         community revenue sharing program to the                                                                               
         community assistance program; and providing for an                                                                     
         effective date."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 44, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 1/1/17                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 193                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 20 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 193(L&C) "An Act extending the exemption                                                                           
         from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of                                                                        
         Alaska for certain facilities or plants generating                                                                     
         energy from renewable energy resources."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 45, SLA 2016                                                                                
                         Effective Date: 10/18/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 18                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 20 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE BILL NO. 18 "An Act exempting a health                                                                          
           care sharing ministry from regulation as an insurer."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 46, SLA 2016                                                                                
                         Effective Date: 10/18/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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SB 72                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 20 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(L&C) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to the discharge of patients from hospitals                                                                   
         and to caregivers of patients after discharge from a                                                                   
         hospital; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 47, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 1/1/17                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 209                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 209(FIN) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to an Alaska Water and Sewer Advisory                                                                         
         Committee; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 48, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 7/29/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 93                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 93(JUD) "An Act relating to the duties of                                                                          
         probation officers; and relating to conditions of                                                                      
         parole."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 49, SLA 2016                                                                                
                         Effective Date: 10/26/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 8                                                                                                                          
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 8(JUD) "An Act relating to powers of attorney                                                                      
         and other substitute decision-making documents;                                                                        
         relating to the uniform probate code; relating to                                                                      
          notaries public; and providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 50, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 1/1/17                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 12                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 12(L&C) "An Act relating to mortgage lending,                                                                      
         mortgage loan originators, and depository                                                                              
         institutions; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 51, SLA 2016                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 314                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 314(FIN) "An                                                                              
         Act relating to the Alaska regional economic                                                                           
         assistance program; extending the termination date of                                                                  
         the Alaska regional economic assistance program;                                                                       
         and providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 52, SLA 2016                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 75                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 28 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75 "An                                                                                
         Act relating to possessing, using, displaying,                                                                         
         purchasing, growing, processing, transporting, and                                                                     
         transferring marijuana; relating to assisting another                                                                  
         person 21 years of age or older in activities related to                                                               
         marijuana; relating to established villages and to local                                                               
         option elections regarding the operation of marijuana                                                                  
           establishments; and providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 53, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 7/29/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 156                                                                                                                        
Message dated July 28 was received stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article II, Section 17, Constitution of the State                                                        
of Alaska, I have let the following bill become law without signature:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 156(FIN)(efd fld H) "An Act relating to a                                                                          
         parent's right to direct the education of a child;                                                                     
         relating to the duties of the state Board of Education                                                                 
         and Early Development, the Department of Education                                                                     
         and Early Development, school boards, and school                                                                       
         districts; relating to public school curriculum and                                                                    
         assessments; relating to compliance with federal                                                                       
         education laws; relating to public school                                                                              
         accountability; relating to a statewide assessment                                                                     
         plan and review of education laws and regulations;                                                                     
         repealing the minimum expenditure for instruction                                                                      
         for school districts; relating to sex education, human                                                                 
         reproduction education, and human sexuality                                                                            
         education; relating to suicide awareness and                                                                           

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         prevention training; relating to contracts for student                                                                 
         assessments; relating to questionnaires and surveys                                                                    
         administered in public schools; relating to physical                                                                   
         examinations for teachers."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 54, SLA 2016                                                                                
                         Effective Date: 10/26/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
After much thought and input from many perspectives, I have decided                                                             
to allow SCS CSHB 156(FIN)(EFD FLD H) to become law without                                                                     
signature. I thank all for their valuable input. In making my decision, I                                                       
believe some of the bill's provisions have been the subject of                                                                  
misunderstanding and confusion. This is understandable for a complex                                                            
subject, but I must focus on the actual effect of the bill in making my                                                         
decision.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill addresses a number of education issues, including district                                                             
responsibilities as to budgets, required training, assessments, and                                                             
parental rights with regard to a child's education. The bill may not be                                                         
perfect, but as a whole, I believe the potential advantages to school                                                           
districts due to the bill should be given the chance to work. Some of                                                           
the bill's provisions may have uncertain impacts, but the                                                                       
Administration and the Legislature are committed to education and                                                               
will monitor the bill's effectiveness in practice. Further, my                                                                  
Administration will work with the federal government towards                                                                    
flexibility in testing requirements within the bounds of the law.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Let me highlight some areas of the bill that have been the subject of                                                           
much discussion.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This bill repeals AS 14.17.520, a statute that is commonly referred to                                                          
as the "70/30 requirement." In short, this statute requires each school                                                         
district to spend a minimum of 70 percent of its school operating                                                               
expenditures on the "instructional component" of its budget. A school                                                           
district that fails to meet this goal must apply to the state Board of                                                          
Education and Early Development for a waiver. I have no doubt this                                                              
provision  was enacted with the best of intentions, but in practice it has                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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become burdensome, particularly for rural school districts whose high                                                           
maintenance and operations costs have historically exceeded the 70                                                              
percent threshold. Waivers are routinely granted, yet the process adds                                                          
an unnecessary burden for school districts and the State Board of                                                               
Education and Early Development. Additionally, the mechanical focus                                                             
on the ratio spending has not been proven to improve our educational                                                            
outcomes and detracts from what our schools do best - educating                                                                 
students.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Further, the bill would modify some training requirements for school                                                            
staff, including training on sexual abuse and assault, crisis response,                                                         
alcohol or drug-related disabilities and recognition and reporting of                                                           
child abuse and neglect. Adjusting the training schedule requirements                                                           
from individual schools to the district as a whole would allow each                                                             
district to better focus its training where needed. This change would                                                           
lessen the logistical challenges of tracking training at a school level,                                                        
yet would keep in place important training in areas critical to our                                                             
children's health and safety. As a further benefit of the bill and in light                                                     
of the importance of this issue in the state, more students will get the                                                        
benefit of suicide awareness and prevention training. Under sec. 20,                                                            
teachers, administrators, counselors, and specialists providing services                                                        
to students in any grade (not just in grades 7 through 12) will be                                                              
required to receive the training.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Next, I will address two particularly controversial provisions in the                                                           
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
First, the bill would appear to limit the ability of the Department of                                                          
Education and Early Development (Department) to require a school or                                                             
district to administer a statewide standards-based assessment for the                                                           
next two school years. Further, the Department would be required to                                                             
review and report to the Legislature on a final plan for developing and                                                         
creating statewide assessments and for recommended law changes.                                                                 
Some have claimed that these provisions would result in a loss of                                                               
federal funds. However, that outcome is not certain and would be                                                                
preceded by notice from the United States Department of Education                                                               
(USED). The bill also deletes some references to federal law in the                                                             
school and district accountability statutes, but the Department of Law                                                          
has noted that removal of those references does not lead to the                                                                 
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required by the bill. I am optimistic that the bill's assessment                                                                
provisions will encourage cooperation with the USED in order to                                                                 
streamline and focus statewide assessments.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill also would ease procurement requirements for statewide                                                                 
testing by exempting assessment contracts of the Department from the                                                            
State procurement code. While I fully support the financial protections                                                         
of our State procurement code, I recognize that in some circumstances                                                           
more flexibility is required to allow a timely and responsible                                                                  
procurement best suited to the agency's needs.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Next, I turn to the provisions on parental rights. The bill expands a                                                           
parent's right to withdraw a child from standards-based testing or an                                                           
activity, class, or program. Yet the bill also puts some sidebars on                                                            
these provisions to assure that a child is not absent from activities                                                           
categorically. This policy may increase parental involvement in a                                                               
child's education. Most controversial, and in my view misunderstood,                                                            
are provisions related to the teaching of a class or program in sex                                                             
education, human reproduction, or human sexuality. The attention on                                                             
these provisions highlights their importance and sensitivity. The bill                                                          
would not prevent the teaching of these subjects, but it would require                                                          
that those who do so be approved by the district's school board and                                                             
have credentials available for review. Further, curriculum, literature,                                                         
or materials on sex education, human reproduction, or human                                                                     
sexuality would need to be approved by the district school board and                                                            
be available for parental review. Some feel these provisions will                                                               
encourage parental involvement and foster helpful discussions                                                                   
between parents and their children. I, too, believe that the transparency                                                       
and involvement offered by the bill will be beneficial. I have heard                                                            
concerns that important information on these sensitive topics will be                                                           
withheld, but the bill does not compel that result. Instead, the bill's                                                         
provisions recognize the need for thoughtful and knowledgeable                                                                  
instruction on these subjects. Indeed, these provisions appear not to be                                                        
a significant departure from current school district practice.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Last, I note that the failure of the immediate effective date provisions                                                        
causes a number of technical issues with the bill, but that those issues                                                        
would not appear to have a significant legal effect.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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For the reasons described above, I have not signed SCS CSHB                                                                     
156(FIN)(EFD FLD H) but have allowed it to become law without my                                                                
signature.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 126                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on August 6 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                            
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 126(JUD) "An Act relating to the administration                                                                    
         of military justice; relating to the adoption of                                                                       
         regulations by the adjutant general; relating to the                                                                   
         authority of the adjutant general; relating to appeals                                                                 
         of convictions and sentences of courts-martial;                                                                        
         establishing the Military Appeals Commission;                                                                          
         relating to the detention and incarceration of                                                                         
         members of the militia; relating to the jurisdiction of                                                                
         the supreme court over petitions from the Military                                                                     
         Appeals Commission; relating to involuntary                                                                            
         commitment for evaluation or treatment of a mental                                                                     
         disease or defect before court-martial proceedings;                                                                    
         relating to offenses subject to court-martial                                                                          
         proceedings; amending Rule 6, Alaska Rules of                                                                          
         Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective                                                                     
         date."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 55, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 8/7/16                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 188                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on August 6 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                            
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 188(FIN) "An Act                                                                                 
         establishing a program for financial accounts for                                                                      
         individuals with disabilities; exempting the                                                                           
         procurement of contracts for the program from the                                                                      
         State Procurement Code; exempting certain                                                                              
         information on participants in the program from                                                                        
         being subject to inspection as a public record;                                                                        
         providing that an account under the program for an                                                                     
         individual with a disability is not a security; allowing                                                               
         a state to file a claim against an individual's financial                                                              
         account under the program to recover Medicaid                                                                          
         payments after the individual's death; and providing                                                                   
         for an effective date."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 56, SLA 2016                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 274                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on August 10 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                           
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 274(RES) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to extensions of certain state land leases;                                                                   
         relating to the exchange of state land; and relating to                                                                
         the definition of 'state land.'"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 57, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 11/8/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 100                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on September 12 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to                                                            
the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 100(FIN) am S "An Act establishing a credit                                                                        
         against the net income tax for an in-state processing                                                                  
         facility that manufactures urea, ammonia, or gas-to-                                                                   
         liquid products; relating to establishing the value of                                                                 

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         the state's royalty share of gas production based on                                                                   
         contracts with certain in-state processing facilities                                                                  
         that manufacture urea, ammonia, or gas-to-liquid                                                                       
         products; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 58, SLA 2016                                                                                
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 254                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on October 7 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                           
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 254(FIN) "An                                                                              
         Act extending the termination date of the Big Game                                                                     
         Commercial Services Board; relating to the Big                                                                         
         Game Commercial Services Board; and providing for                                                                      
         an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 59, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 10/8/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 147                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on October 19 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                          
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147(JUD) "An Act                                                                                 
         relating to cruelty to animals; relating to the seizure                                                                
         of animals; relating to the destruction of animals;                                                                    
         relating to the costs of care of animals that have been                                                                
         seized; relating to the inclusion of animals in                                                                        
         protective orders and crimes and arrests for violating                                                                 
         those protective orders; and relating to the ownership                                                                 
           of animals upon divorce or dissolution of marriage."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 60, SLA 2016                                                                                
                          Effective Date: 1/17/17                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 374                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 18 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 374(FIN) "An Act relating to coverage under a                                                                      
         state plan provided by the Comprehensive Health                                                                        
         Insurance Association; establishing the Alaska                                                                         
         comprehensive health insurance fund; relating to a                                                                     
         reinsurance program; relating to the definition of                                                                     
         'residents who are high risks'; relating to an                                                                         
         application for a waiver for state innovation for                                                                      
         health care insurance; and providing for an effective                                                                  
         date."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 5, 4SSLA 2016                                                                               
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 200                                                                                                                        
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 26 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 200(HSS) am "An Act                                                                              
         establishing procedures related to a petition or proxy                                                                 
         for adoption or guardianship of a child in state                                                                       
         custody; adding a definition of 'proxy for a formal                                                                    
         petition'; amending Rules 5 and 6(a), Alaska                                                                           
         Adoption Rules, and adding Rule 17.3, Alaska Child                                                                     
         in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure; and providing for                                                                   
         an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 6, 4SSLA 2016                                                                               
                        Effective Date: See Chapter                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 27                                                                                                                         
Message was received stating the Governor signed the following bill                                                             
on July 26 and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                                           
         SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                              
         NO. 27(HSS) am S "An Act relating to the duties of                                                                     
         the Department of Health and Social Services;                                                                          
         relating to hearings on and plans for permanent                                                                        
         placement of a child in need of aid; relating to school                                                                
         placement and transportation for children in foster                                                                    
         care; relating to foster care transition programs;                                                                     
         relating to emergency and temporary placement of a                                                                     
         child in need of aid; relating to transitional living                                                                  
         arrangements for children in foster care; and                                                                          
         amending Rule 17.2, Alaska Child in Need of Aid                                                                        
         Rules of Procedure."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                           Chapter 7, 4SSLA 2016                                                                               
                         Effective Date: 10/24/16                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 125                                                                                                                        
Message dated July 20 was received stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15,                                                                     
Constitution of the State of Alaska, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                        
         NO. 125(RES) "An Act relating to the board of                                                                          
         directors of the Alaska Gasline Development                                                                            
         Corporation; adding legislators as nonvoting                                                                           
         members of the board of directors of the Alaska                                                                        
         Gasline Development Corporation; and providing for                                                                     
         an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Although I understand legislators' desire to gain more understanding                                                            
of the decisions of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                  
(AGDC) and its important work, the approach taken in this bill is not                                                           
necessary to achieve that goal. Further, the Alaska Constitution,                                                               
Article 2, Section 5, prohibits legislators from holding "any other                                                             
office or position of profit under the United States or the State."                                                             
According to the formal Attorney General Opinion issued on July 19,                                                             

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2016, having legislators sit on a public corporation board, like AGDC,                                                          
would violate the dual-office holding prohibition in the Alaska                                                                 
Constitution, even if the legislators are non-voting members. Despite                                                           
the lack of a vote, the legislators would still be influencing the                                                              
decisions made by the board and be privy to confidential information                                                            
held by the corporation, while also having the legislative power to                                                             
change the corporation's statutes and determine its funding.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
In order to preserve the separation of powers and uphold the Alaska                                                             
Constitution, I have vetoed HCS CSSB 125(RES). However, I do                                                                    
believe it is important for the Legislature and the public to have as                                                           
much information and insight as possible into the actions and                                                                   
decisions of AGDC. I would encourage legislators and the public to                                                              
attend AGDC board meetings. I would also encourage AGDC to                                                                      
continue to provide information to the Legislature as it becomes                                                                
available. As Governor, I will continue a practice I began last session                                                         
to hold regular meetings with the House and Senate Resource chairs                                                              
and co-chairs, as well legislative leadership and minority leadership, to                                                       
keep them up to speed on gasline issues. Building a gasline will take a                                                         
team effort, and AGDC must earn the confidence and trust of the                                                                 
Legislature and the public to ultimately make the gasline a reality.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
For these reasons, I have vetoed HCS CSSB 125(RES).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 127                                                                                                                        
Message dated July 20 was received stating:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15,                                                                     
Constitution of the State of Alaska, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE BILL NO. 127 "An Act relating to actions                                                                        
         by insurers based on credit history or insurance score;                                                                
         and providing for an exception to consideration by an                                                                  
         insurer of credit history or insurance score."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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This bill would allow an insurer to use a consumer's credit history or                                                          
insurance score when establishing a consumer's insurance rates upon                                                             
renewal of a personal insurance policy. Credit report errors are                                                                
common and can be difficult to correct. Missing or incorrect                                                                    
information in a credit report can negatively impact consumers'                                                                 
insurance scores regardless of a person's driving record, the condition                                                         
of their home, or whether they pay their bills on time. Because the bill                                                        
relies on notoriously unreliable credit score ratings and would                                                                 
adversely affect consumers, especially low-income consumers, it                                                                 
should not become law.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill would require that insurers provide a consumer with notice                                                             
and an opportunity for reconsideration if the consumer's insurance                                                              
premium or insurance coverage is adversely affected by the insurer's                                                            
use of credit history or insurance score. The legislation would also                                                            
require an insurer to provide reasonable exceptions to the insurer's                                                            
rates, rating classifications, company or tier placement or underwriting                                                        
rules for a consumer whose credit history or insurance score has been                                                           
adversely affected by an extraordinary life circumstance; however, this                                                         
protection is limited, invasive, and uncertain. The consumer must                                                               
affirmatively request an exception. Further, the burden falls on the                                                            
consumer to provide, at the insurer's sole discretion, detailed and                                                             
personal information about divorce, serious illness or injury, and other                                                        
adverse life events. I am concerned about Alaskan consumers who                                                                 
have suffered an extraordinary life event such as unemployment or                                                               
identity theft, facing further hurdles when seeking insurance renewals.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
For these reasons, I have vetoed Senate Bill No. 127.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 107                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 8 was received stating:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 15,                                                                     
Constitution of the State of Alaska, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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                 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 107(EDC) am "An Act                                                                     
            relating to the composition of the Board of Regents                                                                
         of the University of Alaska."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
This bill would amend the statutory qualifications for a person to                                                              
qualify to be appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of                                                            
Alaska by requiring that six of the Board of Regent members be from                                                             
specified regions of the state. My objections to this bill are based on                                                         
both policy and legal considerations.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
As to policy, my view is that this change would not improve the                                                                 
governance of the University of Alaska system. At the onset, it is                                                              
important to note that the University of Alaska system is designed to                                                           
serve the needs of our diverse state. From the legislative testimony, the                                                       
intended purpose of the statutorily designated regional representation                                                          
was to correct a perceived assumption that not all areas of our state are                                                       
adequately represented by the current statutory appointment process                                                             
where the governor chooses, and the legislature confirms, qualified                                                             
and willing candidates for this important role. Yet neither the history                                                         
of the Board of Regents appointments nor their accomplishments on                                                               
behalf of the university system compels the conclusion that the needs                                                           
of some areas of the state are unheard. Instead, the Board of Regents                                                           
continues to develop and implement initiatives designed to create a                                                             
cost-efficient, integrated state education system. In my view, it is                                                            
critically important that each regent respect and consider each area of                                                         
the state in the consideration of policies. Only by valuing our diverse                                                         
cultural experiences can our university system thrive. The appointment                                                          
of regionally-based representatives would undermine the great efforts                                                           
made to continue to develop the university system in a collaborative                                                            
manner.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Further, the bill would prohibit a governor from appointing a regional                                                          
member unless that person meets the residency requirements set out in                                                           
the bill for at least two years before the date of appointment. Alaska is                                                       
the land of opportunity, and to restrict a person interested in serving on                                                      
the Board of Regents from moving from one area of the state to                                                                  
another for employment or family reasons is not consistent with our                                                             
state's embrace of personal freedoms. Appointments should be made,                                                              
as in the past, on a person's qualifications, interest, and willingness to                                                      
commit to the Board of Regents, not on a person's address.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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That said, I appreciated the discussion of the historical lack of                                                               
appointees to the Board of Regents who are residents of the                                                                     
Matanuska-Susitna Valley. In fact, I was pleased to appoint a Regent                                                            
from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley eight months prior to the passage                                                             
of this legislation.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Next, the bill raises legal and practical issues, most notably the                                                              
concern that it may overly restrict a governor's power of appointment.                                                          
The imposition of the regional residency requirements may create                                                                
constitutional disputes that would delay or call into question whether a                                                        
governor's appointee to the Board of Regents is from the specified                                                              
regional area and has resided there for two years. Disputes or delays in                                                        
appointments would not further the work of the Board of Regents.                                                                
Further, a person aggrieved by a Board of Regents' action could claim                                                           
that an action is invalid because a board member did not meet the                                                               
regional residency requirements set out in the bill. The risk of dispute                                                        
is not worth the perceived benefit of mandated regional representation.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Because of my objections as stated above, I have vetoed HB 107                                                                  
relating to appointments of the Board of Regents of the University of                                                           
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HCR 10                                                                                                                        
Message dated August 16 was received stating the Governor read the                                                              
following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                          
to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                     
         NO. 10(FSH) Supporting the Alaska Maritime                                                                             
         Workforce Development Industry Advisory                                                                                
         Committee, the Alaska Workforce Investment Board,                                                                      
         the Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center in                                                                    
         Seward, and further efforts to carry out the Alaska                                                                    
         Maritime Workforce Development Plan.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 31                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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HCR 22                                                                                                                        
Message dated August 16 was received stating the Governor read the                                                              
following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                          
to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
           HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                                      
           22 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and                                                                            
           42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                             
           Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 23,                                                                          
           relating to opioid overdose drugs and to                                                                             
           immunity for prescribing, providing, or                                                                              
           administering opioid overdose drugs.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 32                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 20                                                                                                                        
Message dated August 16 was received stating the Governor read the                                                              
following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                          
to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
           SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                         
           NO. 20 Proclaiming April 2016 as Sexual                                                                              
           Assault Awareness Month.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 33                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 1                                                                                                                         
Message dated August 16 was received stating the Governor read the                                                              
following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                          
to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
           HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE                                                                                           
           CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1(EDC)                                                                                     
           Relating to a legislative task force on civics                                                                       
           education.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 34                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 29                                                                                                                        
Message dated August 16 was received stating the Governor read the                                                              
following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                          
to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29                                                                                    
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning House Bill No. 254, extending the                                                                           
         termination date of the Big Game Commercial                                                                            
         Services Board.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 37                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 30                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 74, relating to diagnosis,                                                                  
         treatment, and prescription of drugs without a                                                                         
         physical examination by a physician; relating to the                                                                   
         delivery of services by a licensed professional                                                                        
         counselor, marriage and family therapist,                                                                              
         psychologist, psychological associate, and social                                                                      
         worker by audio, video, or data communications;                                                                        
         relating to the duties of the State Medical Board;                                                                     
         relating to limitations of actions; establishing the                                                                   
         Alaska Medical Assistance False Claim and                                                                              
         Reporting Act; relating to medical assistance                                                                          
         programs administered by the Department of Health                                                                      
         and Social Services; relating to the controlled                                                                        
         substance prescription database; relating to the duties                                                                
         of the Board of Pharmacy; relating to the duties of                                                                    
         the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                             
         Economic Development; relating to accounting for                                                                       
         program receipts; relating to public record status of                                                                  

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         records related to the Alaska Medical Assistance                                                                       
         False Claim and Reporting Act; establishing a                                                                          
         telemedicine business registry; relating to                                                                            
         competitive bidding for medical assistance products                                                                    
         and services; relating to verification of eligibility for                                                              
         public assistance programs administered by the                                                                         
         Department of Health and Social Services; relating to                                                                  
         annual audits of state medical assistance providers;                                                                   
         relating to reporting overpayments of medical                                                                          
         assistance payments; establishing authority to assess                                                                  
         civil penalties for violations of medical assistance                                                                   
         program requirements; relating to seizure and                                                                          
         forfeiture of property for medical assistance fraud;                                                                   
         relating to the duties of the Department of Health and                                                                 
         Social Services; establishing medical assistance                                                                       
         demonstration projects; relating to Alaska Pioneers'                                                                   
         Homes and Alaska Veterans' Homes; relating to the                                                                      
         duties of the Department of Administration; relating                                                                   
         to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority; relating                                                                  
         to feasibility studies for the provision of specified                                                                  
         state services; and amending Rules 4, 5, 7, 12, 24, 26,                                                                
         27, 41, 77, 79, 82, and 89, Alaska Rules of Civil                                                                      
         Procedure, and Rule 37, Alaska Rules of Criminal                                                                       
         Procedure.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 40                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 31                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 154, relating to special                                                                    
         registration plates commemorating the Blood Bank of                                                                    
         Alaska.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 41                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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HCR 32                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 91, relating to criminal                                                                    
         law and procedure; relating to controlled substances;                                                                  
         relating to immunity from prosecution for the crime                                                                    
         of prostitution; relating to probation; relating to                                                                    
         sentencing; establishing a pretrial services program                                                                   
         with pretrial services officers in the Department of                                                                   
         Corrections; relating to the publication of suspended                                                                  
         entries of judgment on a publicly available Internet                                                                   
         website; relating to permanent fund dividends;                                                                         
         relating to electronic monitoring; relating to penalties                                                               
         for violations of municipal ordinances; relating to                                                                    
         parole; relating to correctional restitution centers;                                                                  
         relating to community work service; relating to                                                                        
         revocation, termination, suspension, cancellation, or                                                                  
         restoration of a driver's license; relating to the excise                                                              
         tax on marijuana; establishing the recidivism                                                                          
         reduction fund; relating to the Alaska Criminal                                                                        
         Justice Commission; relating to the disqualification                                                                   
         of persons convicted of specified drug offenses from                                                                   
         participation in the food stamp and temporary                                                                          
         assistance programs; relating to the duties of the                                                                     
         commissioner of corrections; and amending Rules 32,                                                                    
         32.1, 38, 41, and 43, Alaska Rules of Criminal                                                                         
         Procedure, and repealing Rules 41(d) and (e), Alaska                                                                   
         Rules of Criminal Procedure.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 42                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 33                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 23 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 158, relating to real estate                                                                
         broker licensure; and relating to the real estate                                                                      
         commission.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 43                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 34                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 24, relating to the                                                                         
         applicability of the Legislative Ethics Act to                                                                         
         legislative interns, legislative volunteers, legislative                                                               
         consultants, legislative independent contractors, sole                                                                 
         proprietorships, and other legal entities.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 44                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 36                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 36                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 165, relating to the                                                                        
         presence of minors in the licensed premises of                                                                         
         manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic                                                                 
         beverages; relating to the Alcoholic Beverage                                                                          
         Control Board; relating to background checks for                                                                       
         persons applying to operate marijuana                                                                                  
         establishments; relating to the offense of minor                                                                       

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         consuming; relating to revocation of a driver's license                                                                
         for a minor consuming offense; relating to the effect                                                                  
         of the revocation of a driver's license for a minor                                                                    
         consuming offense on a motor vehicle liability                                                                         
         insurance policy; and amending Rule 17, Alaska                                                                         
         Rules of Minor Offense Procedure.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 45                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 4                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 23 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                     
         NO. 4(STA) Relating to the duties of delegates                                                                         
         selected by the legislature to attend a convention of                                                                  
         the states called under art. V, Constitution of the                                                                    
         United States, to consider a countermand amendment                                                                     
         to the Constitution of the United States; establishing                                                                 
         as a joint committee of the legislature the Delegate                                                                   
         Credential Committee and relating to the duties of the                                                                 
         committee; providing for an oath for delegates and                                                                     
         alternates to a countermand amendment convention;                                                                      
         providing for a chair and assistant chair of the state's                                                               
         countermand amendment delegation; providing for                                                                        
         the duties of the chair and assistant chair; providing                                                                 
         instructions for the selection of a convention                                                                         
         president; and providing specific language for the                                                                     
         countermand amendment on which the state's                                                                             
         convention delegates are authorized by the legislature                                                                 
         to vote to approve.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 46                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 17                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 23 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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         CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                                     
         NO. 17(TRA) Supporting the aviation industry; and                                                                      
         urging the governor to make state-owned land                                                                           
         available to the unmanned aircraft systems industry                                                                    
         for the management and operation of unmanned                                                                           
         aircraft systems and related research, manufacturing,                                                                  
         testing, and training.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 47                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 401                                                                                                                       
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 401                                                                                    
         Suspending Rules 47 and 55, Uniform Rules of the                                                                       
         Alaska State Legislature, relating to the carry-over of                                                                
         bills to a special session.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 48                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 14                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 15 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                                                       
         RESOLUTION NO. 14(STA) Making application to                                                                           
         the United States Congress to call a convention of the                                                                 
         states to propose a countermand amendment to the                                                                       
         Constitution of the United States as provided under                                                                    
         art. V, Constitution of the United States; and urging                                                                  
         the legislatures of the other 49 states to make the                                                                    
         same application.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 49                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HJR 30                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 15 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                                          
         NO. 30(STA) Urging the American Psychiatric                                                                            
         Association to change the term "post-traumatic stress                                                                  
         disorder" or "PTSD" to "post-traumatic stress injury"                                                                  
         or "PTSI"; urging the governor to support usage of                                                                     
         the term "post-traumatic stress injury"; respectfully                                                                  
         requesting that the Alaska delegation in Congress                                                                      
         champion this change of designation in the United                                                                      
         States Congress; and designating June 27, 2016, as                                                                     
         Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 50                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 14                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                                                                    
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning House Bill No. 75, relating to the                                                                          
         registration of marijuana establishments by                                                                            
         municipalities; relating to the definition of                                                                          
         "marijuana"; clarifying standards for personal use of                                                                  
         marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older;                                                                         
         prohibiting the public consumption of marijuana;                                                                       
         authorizing the registration of marijuana clubs; and                                                                   
         relating to established villages and to local option                                                                   
         elections regarding the operation of marijuana                                                                         
         establishments.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 51                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 32                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                                                    
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning House Bill No. 247, amending the powers                                                                     
         of the board of trustees of the Alaska Retirement                                                                      
         Management Board to authorize purchase and sale of                                                                     
         transferable tax credit certificates issued in                                                                         
         conjunction with the production tax on oil and gas;                                                                    
         relating to interest applicable to delinquent tax;                                                                     
         relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax                                                                        
         payments, and credits; relating to exploration                                                                         
         incentive credits; relating to refunds for the gas                                                                     
         storage facility tax credit, the liquefied natural gas                                                                 
         storage facility tax credit, and the qualified in-state                                                                
         oil refinery infrastructure expenditures tax credit;                                                                   
         relating to the confidential information status and                                                                    
         public record status of information in the possession                                                                  
         of the Department of Revenue; relating to oil and gas                                                                  
         lease expenditures and production tax credits for                                                                      
         municipal entities; requiring a bond or cash deposit                                                                   
         with a business license application for an oil or gas                                                                  
         business; and establishing a legislative working                                                                       
         group to study the fiscal regime and tax structure and                                                                 
         rates for oil and gas produced south of 68 degrees                                                                     
         North latitude.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 52                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SJR 2                                                                                                                         
Message dated September 15 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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         SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2 Proposing an                                                                             
         amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                                   
         relating to contracting state debt for postsecondary                                                                   
         student loans.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 53                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 28                                                                                                                        
Message dated September 23 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28                                                                                     
         Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                          
         Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                         
         concerning Senate Bill No. 125, adding legislative                                                                     
         nonvoting members to the board of directors of the                                                                     
         Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 54                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 501                                                                                                                       
Message dated September 22 was received stating the Governor read                                                               
the following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                                             
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 501                                                                                   
         Suspending Rules 47 and 55, Uniform Rules of the                                                                       
         Alaska State Legislature, relating to the carry-over of                                                                
         bills to a special session.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                        Legislative Resolve No. 55                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SR 5                                                                                                                          
Message dated August 26 was received stating the Governor read the                                                              
following resolution and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies                                                          
to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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         SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 5 Opposing the recent                                                                            
         decisions of the Obama Administration to cancel                                                                        
         future lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas;                                                                   
         urging the United States Department of the Interior to                                                                 
         continue including the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea                                                                    
         lease sales in the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf                                                                   
         Oil and Gas Leasing Program; and urging the Obama                                                                      
         Administration to support ongoing efforts to develop                                                                   
         offshore oil and gas in the Arctic Outer Continental                                                                   
         Shelf responsibly and to acknowledge the support of                                                                    
         Alaskans.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                           Senate Resolve No. 6                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                              Communications                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Disclosure letters received from the Select Committee on Legislative                                                            
Ethics, in accordance with AS 24.60, will be published in Senate                                                                
Journal Supplement No. 7 and Senate and House Joint Journal                                                                     
Supplement No. 18.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                           
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 105                                                                                                                        
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development                                                                      
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority                                                                              
Interior Energy Project                                                                                                         
Quarterly Report to the Alaska State Legislature, October 11, 2016                                                              
in accordance with Chapter 39, SLA 2015                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following Budget and Audit Report was received from Kris                                                                    
Curtis, Legislative Auditor, in accordance with AS 24.20.311 and is on                                                          
file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
State of Alaska                                                                                                                 
Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014 [Reissued]                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                            Unfinished Business                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SCR 1                                                                                                                         
A memo dated August 11 was received from Senator Stevens, Chair,                                                                
Task Force on Civics Education, reporting the following membership                                                              
change:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Task Force on Civics Education                                                                                                
Dr. Michael Johnson, Commissioner, Department of Education and                                                                  
Early Development replaced Dr. Keith Hamilton                                                                                   
in accordance with Legislative Resolve No. 34, 2016                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 74                                                                                                                         
Letter dated September 20 was received stating President Meyer made                                                             
the following appointment:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Coordinated Care Demonstration Projects Review Committee                                                                      
(Chapter 25, SLA 2016)                                                                                                          
Senator Giessel                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
This final supplement of the Senate Journal completes the official                                                              
record of the Second Session and the Fourth and Fifth Special                                                                   
Sessions of the Twenty-ninth Legislature.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                  Liz Clark                                                     
                                                   Secretary of the Senate