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2018-02-19 House Journal

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2018-02-19                     House Journal                      Page 2478
HB 20                                                                                                                         
The following, which was advanced to third reading from the February                                                            
16 calendar (page 2453), was read the third time:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 20(JUD)                                                                                              
     "An Act relating to marriage solemnization; and authorizing                                                                
     elected public officials in the state to solemnize marriages."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
CSHB 20(JUD) be returned to second reading for the specific purpose                                                             
of considering Amendment No. 1.  There being no objection, it was so                                                            
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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The Speaker stated that, without objection, CSHB 20(JUD) would be                                                               
returned to second reading for all amendments.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Eastman:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1 (title amendment):                                                                                               
     Delete "elected public officials"                                                                                        
     Insert "any person"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 4, through page 2, line 1:                                                                                         
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
   "* Section 1. AS 25.05.261(a) is amended to read:                                                                          
         (a)  Marriages may be solemnized by any person in the state                                                        
              [(1)  BY A MINISTER, PRIEST, OR RABBI OF ANY                                                                      
     CHURCH OR CONGREGATION IN THE STATE, OR BY A                                                                               
     COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE SALVATION ARMY,                                                                                
     OR BY THE PRINCIPAL OFFICER OR ELDER OF                                                                                    
     RECOGNIZED CHURCHES OR CONGREGATIONS THAT                                                                                  
     TRADITIONALLY DO NOT HAVE REGULAR MINISTERS,                                                                               
            PRIESTS, OR RABBIS, ANYWHERE WITHIN THE STATE;                                                                     
              (2)  BY A MARRIAGE COMMISSIONER OR                                                                                
     JUDICIAL OFFICER OF THE STATE ANYWHERE WITHIN                                                                              
     THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OR                                                                                    
     OFFICER; OR                                                                                                                
              (3)  BEFORE OR IN ANY RELIGIOUS                                                                                   
     ORGANIZATION OR CONGREGATION ACCORDING TO                                                                                  
     THE ESTABLISHED RITUAL OR FORM COMMONLY                                                                                    
     PRACTICED IN THE ORGANIZATION OR                                                                                           
     CONGREGATION]."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 4:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "(a)(1), (3), or (4)"                                                                                               
     Insert "(a)"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, lines 6 - 14:                                                                                                           
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
"* Sec. 3. AS 22.15.100(3); AS 25.05.081, 25.05.281, and 25.05.371                                                            
are repealed."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Saddler moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                     
abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest.  Objection was                                                           
heard, and he was required to vote.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that all members were required to vote.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 20(JUD)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  3   NAYS:  33   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0  VACANT:  1                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Eastman, Sullivan-Leonard, Tilton                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Birch, Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Gara,                                                                 
Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito,                                                                
Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lincoln, Millett, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt,                                                          
Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stutes, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                    
Thompson, Tuck, Wilson, Wool                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Knopp, Neuman, Spohnholz                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Eastman:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 4:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "(a)(1), (3), or (4)"                                                                                               
     Insert "(a)"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 20(JUD)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  29   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1  VACANT:  1                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Eastman, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold, Tilton, Wilson                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Birch, Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Grenn,                                                                
Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp,                                                                 
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lincoln, Millett, Ortiz, Parish, Saddler,                                                               
Seaton, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck,                                                               
Wool                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Knopp, Neuman, Spohnholz                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Gara                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 20(JUD) was automatically in third reading.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 20(JUD) pass the House?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 20(JUD)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  29   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1  VACANT:  1                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Birch, Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Grenn,                                                                
Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp,                                                                 
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lincoln, Millett, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt,                                                                
Saddler, Seaton, Stutes, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, Wool                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Rauscher, Reinbold, Sullivan-Leonard, Tilton,                                                                   
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Knopp, Neuman, Spohnholz                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Absent:  Gara                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 20(JUD) passed the House and was referred to the                                                                   
Chief Clerk for engrossment.