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2017-02-01 House Journal

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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                        ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                         THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                             FIRST SESSION                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                 Wednesday              February 1, 2017                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                             Sixteenth Day                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Edgmon at 10:36 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 40 members present.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, (Major) Kirk                                                                        
Thorsteinson of the Alaska Army National Guard.  Representative                                                                 
Wilson moved and asked unanimous consent that the invocation be                                                                 
spread on the journal.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    Good morning House of Representatives! As a full-time                                                                       
    employee of the Division of Personnel and Labor Relations it                                                                
    is also a privilege to be here on behalf of Sheldon Fisher,                                                                 
    Commissioner of Alaska's Department of Administration.  Let                                                                 
    us pray.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
    Lord God, I invite your presence with us today on hump day                                                                  
    and what is hopefully one day closer to accomplishing some                                                                  
    missions and getting some much needed rest and recuperation.                                                                
    I ask that you bless these representatives and allow their time                                                             
    conducting business to be profitable and conducted in a spirit                                                              
    of unity despite at times having differences of opinion.  May                                                               
    representatives across our nation look to the teamwork                                                                      
      demonstrated here and say with pride, "North to the Future!"                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Peaceful God, if there has been "Betrayal at House on the                                                                   
    Hill," please work in the lives of those present to offer                                                                   

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    apologies and forgiveness, to consider reconciliation,                                                                      
    restoration, and restitution, and create an atmosphere of                                                                   
    assertive honesty for the benefit of all Alaskans.  For just as                                                             
    Captain Kara Thrace said in the reimaged Battlestar                                                                         
    Gallactica, "We're all friendlies. So let's just…be friendly!"                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Everlasting God, help all present today choose behavior that                                                                
    honors the virtues this House values, so at the end of the day                                                              
    they can say, "our house, is a very, very, very fine house!"                                                                
    Amen.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Foster.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                      CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
journal for the 14th and 15th legislative days and Senate and House                                                             
Joint Journal Supplement No. 2 be approved as certified by the Chief                                                            
Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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Representative Wilson introduced Grace Lee, Guest Page, from North                                                              
Pole.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                       MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A letter dated January 30 was read stating that, in accordance with art.                                                        
III, secs. 25 and 26, Constitution of the State of Alaska, the Governor                                                         
submits the following names for legislative confirmation of                                                                     
appointments to the positions noted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Judiciary Committee:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Attorney General - Department of Law                                                                                          
    Jahna Lindemuth                                                                                                             
    Appointed:  June 28, 2016                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The Speaker referred the following to the Resources Committee:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner - Department of Natural Resources                                                                                
    Andy Mack                                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  June 23, 2016                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the State Affairs Committee:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner - Department of Public Safety                                                                                    
    Walt Monegan                                                                                                                
    Appointed:  April 14, 2016                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The resumes for the appointments are on file in the Chief Clerk's                                                               
office.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
A letter dated January 30 was read stating that, in accordance with                                                             
AS 39.05.080, the Governor submits the following names for                                                                      
legislative confirmation of appointment to the positions noted.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Community & Regional                                                                  
Affairs Committee:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Assessment Review Board, State                                                                                                
    Wendy Lawrence - Sitka                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  7/27/2016 No term end date                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Education Committee:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Professional Teaching Practices Commission                                                                                    
    Maureen van Wagner - Anchorage                                                                                              
    Appointed:  3/1/2014                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    David Piazza - Dillingham                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  1/10/2014                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 9/14/2015   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Kent Runion - Nome                                                                                                          
    Appointed:  11/18/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                                         
    Karen Perdue - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  2/6/2017   Term Expires: 2/2/2025                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Mary Hughes - Anchorage                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  7/9/2002   Reappointed: 2/2/2009                                                                                
    Reappointed: 2/6/2017   Term Expires: 2/2/2025                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the House Special Committee                                                               
on Fisheries:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Fishermen's Fund Advisory and Appeals Council                                                                                 
    Clay Bezenek - Ketchikan                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  12/26/2007   Reappointed: 3/1/2012                                                                              
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the House Special Committee                                                               
on Fisheries and the Resources Committee:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Fisheries, Board of                                                                                                           
    Frederick (Fritz) Johnson - Dillingham                                                                                      
    Appointed:  7/1/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    John Jensen - Petersburg                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  1/20/2003                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 7/1/2005   Reappointed: 7/1/2008                                                                               
    Reappointed: 7/1/2011   Reappointed: 7/1/2014                                                                               
    Reappointed: 7/1/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Reed Morisky - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  2/6/2013   Reappointed: 7/1/2014                                                                                
    Reappointed:  7/1/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2020                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Finance Committee:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees, Alaska                                                                       
    Christopher Cooke - Anchorage                                                                                               
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The Speaker referred the following to the Health & Social Services                                                              
Committee:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Medical Board, State                                                                                                          
    Timothy Olson - Bird Creek                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Doug Mertz - Juneau                                                                                                         
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Judiciary Committee:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Bar, Board of Governors of the Alaska                                                                                         
    William Granger - Anchorage                                                                                                 
    Appointed:  3/1/2011                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Judicial Conduct, Commission on                                                                                               
    Melanie Bahnke - Nome                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  9/9/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2019                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Jeannine Jabaay - Hope                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Donald McClintock III - Anchorage                                                                                           
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Judicial Council, Alaska                                                                                                      
    Lynne Gallant - Anchorage                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2023                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Violent Crimes Compensation Board                                                                                             
    Nora Barlow - Anchorage                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  3/1/2010   Reappointed: 3/1/2014                                                                                
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Jeffrey Stubblefield - Eagle River                                                                                          
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The Speaker referred the following to the Labor & Commerce                                                                      
Committee:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Accountancy, Alaska State Board of Public                                                                                     
    Wayne Hogue - Kotzebue                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  8/19/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Donovan Rulien II - Anchorage                                                                                               
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Marja Beltrami - Anchorage                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                              
    Robert Klein - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  1/29/2008                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2011   Reappointed: 3/1/2014                                                                               
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Rex Leath - Wasilla                                                                                                         
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors, State Board of                                                                      
Registration for                                                                                                              
    Jeffrey Koonce - Anchorage                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Elizabeth Johnston - Fairbanks                                                                                              
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    John Kerr - Anchorage                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Richard Jones - Juneau                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  10/26/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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Barbers and Hairdressers, Board of                                                                                            
    Michelle McMullin - Anchorage                                                                                               
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Jennifer Lombardo - Anchorage                                                                                               
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Chiropractic Examiners, Board of                                                                                              
    Jonathan Vito - Anchorage                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Brian Larson - Soldotna                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Dental Examiners, Board of                                                                                                    
    Michael Moriarty - Seward                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  10/1/2015                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Steven Scheller - Fairbanks                                                                                                 
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Gail Walden - Wasilla                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Labor Relations Agency, Alaska                                                                                                
    Elizabeth Pierce - Anchorage                                                                                                
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Lee Holen - Anchorage                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Marijuana Control Board                                                                                                       
    Nicholas Miller - Anchorage                                                                                                 
    Appointed:  8/19/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Peter Mlynarik - Soldotna                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  7/1/2015                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              

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    Mark Springer - Bethel                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  7/1/2015                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Marine Pilots, Board of                                                                                                       
    Ronald Ward II - Anchorage                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Marital and Family Therapy, Board of                                                                                          
    Nicole Jenkins - Palmer                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Karen Cunningham - Anchorage                                                                                                
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires  3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Massage Therapists, Board of                                                                                                  
    Traci Gilmour - Juneau                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  11/25/2014                                                                                                      
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Jill Motz - Wasilla                                                                                                         
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Midwives, Board of Certified Direct-Entry                                                                                     
    Kathy Roberts - Anchorage                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  1/23/2016                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Dana Brown - Fairbanks                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  5/31/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Kathryn Ostrom - Anchorage                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  5/31/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Nursing, Board of                                                                                                             
    Joseph Lefleur - Ketchikan                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                   
    Thomas Trosvig - Kodiak                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  1/23/2006                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2010   Reappointed: 3/1/2014                                                                               
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Optometry, Board of Examiners in                                                                                              
    Erik Christianson - Ketchikan                                                                                               
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Pharmacy, Board of                                                                                                            
    James Henderson - Soldotna                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Taryl Giessel - Eagle River                                                                                                 
    Appointed:   3/22/2013                                                                                                      
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Lana Bell - Anchorage                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  5/31/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board, State                                                                        
    Joan Stassel - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Jennifer Carlson - Fairbanks                                                                                                
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Rebecca Bingham - Anchorage                                                                                                 
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Professional Counselors, Board of                                                                                             
    Eleanor Vinson - Juneau                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  10/26/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Harold Henderson - Wasilla                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  10/26/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2018                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Anne Brainerd Marko - Fairbanks                                                                                             
    Appointed   3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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    Debra Hamilton - Soldotna                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners, Board of                                                                 
    Deborah Gideon - Anchorage                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Suzanne Dutson - Juneau                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  9/9/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Real Estate Appraisers, Board of Certified                                                                                    
    Renee Piszczek - Fairbanks                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  9/2/2014                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Real Estate Commission                                                                                                        
    Eric Bushnell - Wasilla                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Guy Mickel - Ward Cove                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    David Pruhs - Fairbanks                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                      
    Deirdre Ford - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  10/5/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Stephen Hagedorn - Anchorage                                                                                                
    Appointed:  3/1/2007   Reappointed: 3/1/2012                                                                                
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Workers' Compensation Board, Alaska                                                                                           
    Louis Weaver - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2019                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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    Brett Stubbs - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2019                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Linda Murphy - Soldotna                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2019                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Donna Phillips - Girdwood                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  3/1/2014                                                                                                        
    Reappointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2020                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    Aaron Plikat - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Lake Williams - Fairbanks                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  5/14/2014                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Saleutogi Letuligasenoa - Fairbanks                                                                                         
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires:  3/1/2019                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Rick Traini - Anchorage                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  8/15/2011   Reappointed:  3/1/2015                                                                              
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 9/13/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Resources Committee:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Big Game Commercial Services Board                                                                                            
    Henry Tiffany IV - Ester                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  3/22/2013                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    James Atkins - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  3/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Thomas Sullivan - Anchorage                                                                                                 
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Game, Board of                                                                                                                
    Karen Linnell - Glennallen                                                                                                  
    Appointed:  11/9/2016   Term Expires: 6/30/2019                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Thomas Lamal - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  7/1/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Stanley (Stosh) Hoffman, Jr. - Bethel                                                                                       
    Appointed:  11/13/2008                                                                                                      
    Reappointed: 7/1/2011   Reappointed: 7/1/2014                                                                               
    Reappointed: 7/1/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Ted Spraker - Soldotna                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  1/21/2003                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 7/1/2005   Reappointed: 7/1/2008                                                                               
    Reappointed: 7/1/2011   Reappointed: 7/1/2014                                                                               
    Reappointed: 7/1/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2020                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    John Sturgeon - Anchorage                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  1/26/2017   Term Expires: 6/30/2018                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Alaska                                                                                   
    Hollis French - Anchorage                                                                                                   
    Appointed:  7/20/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the Resources and Labor &                                                                 
Commerce Committees:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors, Alaska                                                                    
    David Wight - Anchorage                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  9/13/2016   Term Expires: 9/13/2021                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    Hugh Short - Girdwood                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  2/19/2015                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 9/13/2016   Term Expires: 9/13/2021                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    Warren Christian - North Pole                                                                                               
    Appointed:  9/17/2016   Term Expires: 9/13/2018                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The Speaker referred the following to the State Affairs Committee:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Human Rights, State Commission for                                                                                            
    David Barton - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Calvin Williams - Anchorage                                                                                                 
    Appointed:  1/26/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Parole, State Board of                                                                                                        
    Jason Wilson - Juneau                                                                                                       
    Appointed:  11/1/2015                                                                                                       
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Police Standards Council, Alaska                                                                                              
    Bryce Johnson - Juneau                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  12/11/2015                                                                                                      
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Luis Nieves - Dillingham                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  6/1/2013                                                                                                        
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Ronda Wallace - Kodiak                                                                                                      
    Appointed:  5/31/2016   Term Expires: 3/1/2019                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    Wendi Shackelford - Anchorage                                                                                               
    Appointed:  10/26/2016                                                                                                      
    Reappointed: 3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the following to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                           
Committees:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Public Offices Commission, Alaska                                                                                             
    Adam Schwemley - Palmer                                                                                                     
    Appointed:  3/1/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2022                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Robert Clift - Anchorage                                                                                                    
    Appointed:  1/23/2017   Term Expires: 3/1/2020                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The resumes for the appointments are on file in the Chief Clerk's                                                               
office.                                                                                                                         

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                             COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Letters of disclosure received from the Select Committee on                                                                     
Legislative Ethics as required by AS 24.60, were published in House                                                             
Journal Supplement No. 1.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following were received:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education                                                                                    
Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                          
Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development                                                                                          
University of Alaska                                                                                                            
Alaska Performance Scholarship Outcomes Report 2011-2016                                                                        
January 27, 2017                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 14.43.840)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Criminal Justice Commission                                                                                              
Recommendations                                                                                                                 
January 30, 2017                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 44.19.645-646)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Division of Risk Management                                                                                                     
Annual Report 2017                                                                                                              
January 31, 2017                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 37.05.287)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Office of Administrative Hearings                                                                                               
Thirteenth Annual Report                                                                                                        
January 31, 2017                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 44.64.020)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                            
Alaska Regional Development Organizations                                                                                       
Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report                                                                                                  
(as required by AS 44.33.896)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Environmental Conservation                                                                                             
Division of Water                                                                                                               
Alaska Drinking Water and Clean Water Loan Funds                                                                                
Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016                                                                                                  
January 30, 2017                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 37.05.035)                                                                                                   

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Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                                      
Division of Oil and Gas                                                                                                         
5-Year Program of Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sales &                                                                            
Gas-Only Lease Sales                                                                                                            
January 30, 2017                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 38.05.180)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics                                                                                          
Advisory Opinions Rendered by the Committee                                                                                     
Volume XXXIII                                                                                                                   
January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016                                                                                             
(as required by AS 24.60.150)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                     REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 8                                                                                                                          
The Community & Regional Affairs Committee considered:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 8                                                                                                            
    "An Act relating to protective orders."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Parish and Fansler, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  Talerico, Westlake, Drummond, Parish, Fansler                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (1):  Rauscher                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Law                                                                                                          
2.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 8 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
The Community & Regional Affairs Committee considered:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 78                                                                                                           
    "An Act establishing the second Monday of October of each year                                                              
    as Indigenous Peoples Day."                                                                                                 

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The report was signed by Representatives Fansler and Parish, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (4):  Westlake, Drummond, Fansler, Parish                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Talerico, Rauscher                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Administration                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 78 is on today's calendar.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Gus Schumacher                                                                                                       
By Representative Millett; Senator Meyer                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Edward Saggan Itta                                                                                                
By Representative Westlake                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
               INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                    
                             OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 66                                                                                                                         
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 66 by                                                                                     
Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act making a special appropriation from the earnings reserve                                                            
    account for the payment of permanent fund dividends; and                                                                    
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 94                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 94 by Representatives Tarr and LeDoux, entitled:                                                                 

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    "An Act establishing October 25 of each year as African                                                                     
    American Soldiers' Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway                                                              
    Day."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 95                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 95 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act making supplemental appropriations, capital                                                                         
    appropriations, and other appropriations; making reappropriations;                                                          
    amending appropriations; repealing appropriations; and providing                                                            
    for an effective date."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 30 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental                                                                 
appropriations for the State's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal                                                         
Year 2017 (FY 2017).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A limited number of requests that were not anticipated when the FY                                                              
2017 budget was considered during the 2016 legislative session is                                                               
being submitted for your consideration. Medicaid, Corrections                                                                   
Physical Health Care, a settlement between the Department of                                                                    
Transportation and Public Facilities and the U.S. Environmental                                                                 
Protection Agency, constitute the largest portion of the supplemental                                                           
request.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A request for a health insurance rate increase proposed but not funded                                                          
last year is also included. As anticipated, and in spite of cost savings                                                        
measures, the plan experienced health care and pharmaceutical cost                                                              
increases as similar to those experienced throughout Alaska and the                                                             
nation as well as increased utilization. Examples of cost saving                                                                
measures include: improved network savings, increases to the                                                                    

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employee share of costs, increased deductibles and out-of-pocket                                                                
limits, review and elimination of dependents no longer eligible,                                                                
employee option to decline insurance coverage, limited choice to only                                                           
two plans, and renegotiated pharmacy contracts. Additional costs                                                                
saving measures are in progress. Without this rate increase the Group                                                           
Health and Life Benefits fund is projected to be exhausted by January                                                           
2018. Given recent budget reductions agencies cannot absorb these                                                               
cost increases.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Thank you for your consideration of this bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 96                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 96 by Representative Thompson, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act amending the calculation of adjusted gross income for                                                               
    purposes of the tax on gambling activities aboard large passenger                                                           
    vessels; repealing a provision allowing an investigation expense                                                            
    under the Alaska Small Loans Act to be in place of a fee required                                                           
    under the Alaska Business License Act; repealing the amount that                                                            
    may be deducted from the tobacco excise tax to cover the expense                                                            
    of accounting and filing for the monthly tax return; repealing the                                                          
    discount on cigarette tax stamps provided as compensation for                                                               
    affixing the stamps to packages; and providing for an effective                                                             
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 97                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 97 by Representative Thompson, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act repealing the insurance tax credit for gifts to the Alaska                                                          
    fire standards council; and providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     

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HB 98                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 98 by Representative Thompson, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act repealing the veteran employment tax credit; and                                                                    
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Military & Veterans' Affairs and the Finance Committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 99                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 99 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to information concerning oil and gas taxes,                                                               
    including information about expenditures that must be provided to                                                           
    claim an oil and gas production tax credit for those expenditures;                                                          
    relating to the disclosure of that information; and providing for an                                                        
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 100                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 100 by Representatives Tuck and Kawasaki,                                                                        
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act establishing June 27 of each year as Post-Traumatic                                                                 
    Stress Injury Awareness Day."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 78                                                                                                           
    "An Act establishing the second Monday of October of each year                                                              
    as Indigenous Peoples Day."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
 CRA RPT 4DP 2NR                                                     153                                                        
 FN1: ZERO(ADM)                                                      154                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Rauscher:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "the":                                                                                              
    Insert "Sunday before the"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 6, following "the":                                                                                                
    Insert "Sunday before the"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Rauscher moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Parish objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                           
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  25   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Chenault, Eastman, Johnson, Millett, Neuman, Pruitt, Rauscher,                                                           
Reinbold, Saddler, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Thompson, Tilton,                                                                
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Birch, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fansler, Foster, Gara,                                                                  
Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Knopp,                                                                  
Kopp, LeDoux, Ortiz, Parish, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck,                                                             
Westlake, Wool                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                                                        

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Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that HB 78                                                                
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and placed on                                                               
final passage.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 78 will advance to third reading on the February 3 calendar.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                  SECOND READING OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HJR 6                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6                                                                                                
    Expressing the Alaska State Legislature's support and appreciation                                                          
    for legislation introduced by the state's congressional delegation                                                          
    that would allow for the construction of a single-lane gravel road                                                          
    through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, connecting the                                                                
    community of King Cove with the Cold Bay Airport; and urging                                                                
    the United States Congress to pass the legislation.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
 RES RPT CS(RES) 8DP 1NR                                             129                                                        
 FN1: ZERO(LEG)                                                      129                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original                                                               
resolution:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6(RES)                                                                                    
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Tarr:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 29, through page 3, line 1:                                                                                        
    Delete all material.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Page 3, line 3:                                                                                                                 
    Delete "once again provide"                                                                                                 
    Insert "ensure continuing"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tarr moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Objection was heard and withdrawn.  There being no further objection,                                                           
Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHJR                                                                
6(RES) am be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                               
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 6(RES) am was read the third time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHJR 6(RES) am pass the House?"  The                                                               
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 6(RES) am                                                                                                                 
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Birch, Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon,                                                                      
Fansler, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson,                                                                 
Kawasaki, Kito, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett,                                                                   
Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton,                                                             
Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                  
Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Foster                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHJR 6(RES) am passed the House and was referred to the                                                                
Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                         LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House approve the citations on the calendar.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the following citations were approved and sent to enrolling:                                                         

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Honoring - Russell Bogren                                                                                                       
By Representatives Stutes, Edgmon, Birch, Chenault, Claman,                                                                     
Drummond, Eastman, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg,                                                                    
Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                      
LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold,                                                             
Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                   
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Stevens                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Eric Filardi, 2017 Teacher of the Year Finalist                                                                      
By Representatives Talerico, Edgmon, Birch, Chenault, Claman,                                                                   
Drummond, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnson,                                                                    
Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                      
LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold,                                                             
Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Tarr,                                                                     
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Bishop                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Mary Epperson                                                                                                        
By Senator Stevens; Representatives Seaton, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                      
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                  
Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher,                                                              
Saddler, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                   
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Homer Mariners Cross-Country Teams, 2016 Alaska State                                                                
Champions                                                                                                                       
By Senator Stevens; Representatives Seaton, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                      
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                              
Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp,                                                                 
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt,                                                                 
Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard,                                                               
Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - David Earl Hanrahan                                                                                               
By Senator Stevens; Representatives Seaton, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                      
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                  
Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher,                                                              
Saddler, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                   
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                  

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In Memoriam - Charles "Charlie" Michon, Sr.                                                                                     
By Senator Stevens; Representatives Seaton, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                      
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                              
Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                  
Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher,                                                              
Saddler, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                   
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Lynn Ann Garroutte                                                                                                
By Senator Stevens; Representatives Seaton, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                      
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                  
Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher,                                                              
Saddler, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                   
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following members be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                                             
no objection, the members were excused as noted:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck - from 1:00 p.m., February 5 to 11:00 p.m.,                                                                 
February 6                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kito - from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., March 14                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Westlake - from 11:30 a.m., February 7 to 10:30 p.m.,                                                            
February 9                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Johnston - from 6:00 p.m., February 3 to 9:30 p.m.,                                                              
February 5                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 16                                                                                                                         
The Speaker waived the Finance Committee referral for the following                                                             
at the request of Representative Seaton, Co-chair:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 16                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to training regarding disabilities for police                                                              
    officers, probation officers, parole officers, correctional officers,                                                       

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    and village public safety officers; relating to guidelines for drivers                                                      
    when encountering or being stopped by a peace officer; relating to                                                          
    driver's license examinations; and relating to a voluntary disability                                                       
  designation on a state identification card and a driver's license."                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 16 was removed from the Finance Committee and referred to the                                                                
Rules Committee for placement on the calendar.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HCR 1                                                                                                                         
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                                                           
    Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                             
    Legislature relating to voting and abstention from voting.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HCR 2                                                                                                                         
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                                           
    Urging Governor Bill Walker to join with the Alaska State                                                                   
    Legislature to respond to the public and behavioral health                                                                  
    epidemic of adverse childhood experiences by establishing a                                                                 
    statewide policy and providing programs to address this epidemic.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HCR 3                                                                                                                         
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                                           
    Proclaiming April 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month; and                                                                 
    proclaiming April 7, 2017, as Go Blue Friday.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HJR 6                                                                                                                         
Representatives Millett, LeDoux, and Grenn added as cosponsors to:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6(RES) am                                                                                 
    Expressing the Alaska State Legislature's support and appreciation                                                          
    for legislation introduced by the state's congressional delegation                                                          
    that would allow for the construction of a single-lane gravel road                                                          
    through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, connecting the                                                                
    community of King Cove with the Cold Bay Airport; and urging                                                                
    the United States Congress to pass the legislation.                                                                         

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HJR 8                                                                                                                         
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                                                                
    Urging the Alaska Congressional delegation to introduce bills to                                                            
    provide for the exemption of legally acquired walrus, mammoth,                                                              
    and mastodon ivory from laws that ban the sale, use, and                                                                    
    possession of ivory.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HJR 9                                                                                                                         
Representative Parish added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                                                
    Urging the United States government to continue to work with the                                                            
    government of Canada to investigate the long-term, region-wide                                                              
    downstream effects of proposed and existing industrial                                                                      
    development and to develop measures to ensure that state                                                                    
    resources are not harmed by upstream development in British                                                                 
    Columbia.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 7                                                                                                                          
Representative Knopp added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 7                                                                                                            
    "An Act relating to the exhibition of marked ballots."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 8                                                                                                                          
Representatives Fansler and Parish added as cosponsors to:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 8                                                                                                            
    "An Act relating to protective orders."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 24                                                                                                                         
Representative Fansler added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 24                                                                                                           
    "An Act classifying U-47700 as a schedule IA controlled                                                                     
    substance; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 56                                                                                                                         
Representative Kreiss-Tomkins added as a cosponsor to:                                                                          

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 56                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to limitations on certain commercial fishing                                                               
    loans made by the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                    
    Economic Development."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 64                                                                                                                         
Representative Gara added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 64                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to the establishment of the Task Force on                                                                  
    Reading Proficiency and Reading Instruction for All Students and                                                            
    on the Effects of Dyslexia on Some Students."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
Representatives LeDoux, Josephson, Grenn, Kawasaki, Claman,                                                                     
Seaton, and Gara added as cosponsors to:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 78                                                                                                           
    "An Act establishing the second Monday of October of each year                                                              
    as Indigenous Peoples Day."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 87                                                                                                                         
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 87                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of                                                            
    Fisheries and the Board of Game by the members of the respective                                                            
    boards; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 88                                                                                                                         
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 88                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Fisheries."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HJR 6                                                                                                                         
CSHJR 6(RES) am was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                  
Clerk, and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                         

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                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following meeting today was changed:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Judiciary Committee                                                                                                             
CHANGED TO:                                                    2:15 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                              ADJOURNMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., February 3.  There being no objection,                                                          
the House adjourned at 12:34 p.m.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                            Crystaline Jones                                                                    
                                            Chief Clerk