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2017-02-20 House Journal

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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                         THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                             FIRST SESSION                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Monday              February 20, 2017                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Thirty-fifth Day                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Edgmon at 11:02 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 39 members present.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Representative Neuman be excused from a call of the House today.                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, the Reverend Dr.                                                                    
Douglas Dye of Chapel by the Lake Presbyterian Church.                                                                          
Representative Wilson moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
invocation be spread on the journal.  There being no objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    Thank you for the invitation to pray for you.  I invite you to                                                              
    bow your heads as I pray.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    Gracious and loving God on this Presidents' Day, I pause to                                                                 
    thank you for the gift of leaders who have guided our state                                                                 
    and nation in the past.  I thank you, God of the ages, that                                                                 
    through the decades and centuries you have given us leaders                                                                 
    of wisdom and courage who guided us towards freedom and                                                                     
    liberty for all.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    I thank you almighty God for the leaders of government who                                                                  
    guide us today.  I pray for our president, our governor, and                                                                

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    especially for the Alaska State House of Representatives.                                                                   
    Loving God, I pray that you would bless these servants with a                                                               
    spirit of grace for one another, wisdom to discern the best way                                                             
    through the challenges before them, and strength of body and                                                                
    mind to sustain them in the days ahead.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    Heavenly Father, thank you for these men and women whom                                                                     
    you have called to be servant leaders.  Thank you for their                                                                 
    dedication and the sacrifices they make to care for this great                                                              
    state of Alaska.  Encourage and protect their families, as                                                                  
    many are far from home.  And as this day draws to a close and                                                               
    they take their rest, help them to know that you have walked                                                                
    with them and guided them.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    I pray these things in the name of my Lord, Jesus.  Amen.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Kawasaki.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                     CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
journal for the 30th through 34th legislative days and House Journal                                                            
Supplement No. 2 and Senate and House Joint Journal Supplement                                                                  
No. 4 be approved as certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no                                                              
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
A message dated February 17 was read stating the Senate passed the                                                              
following, and it is transmitted for consideration:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                      FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                            
                            OF SENATE BILLS                                                                                  
SB 3                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 3 by Senator Stedman, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the regulation of wastewater discharge from                                                             
    small commercial passenger vessels in state waters; relating to art                                                         
    requirements for certain public facilities; and providing for an                                                            
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                                                          
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                            COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following were received:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Senior and Disabilities Services Staff                                                                                          
Individuals with Developmental Disabilities                                                                                     
Registration and Review Report                                                                                                  
Fiscal Year 2016                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 47.80.130)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                                
Education Tax Credits                                                                                                           
(as required by AS 43.05.010)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Bill Bernier                                                                                                         
By Representative Tuck; Senator Wielechowski                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - 40th Anniversary of Noel Wien Library                                                                                
By Representatives Kawasaki, Thompson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
              INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                     
                            OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 133                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 133 by Representatives Gara and Kawasaki,                                                                        
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments,                                                           
    and tax credits; relating to adjustments to the gross value at the                                                          
    point of production; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 134                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 134 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Game."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 135                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 135 by Representatives Westlake, Kito and Gara,                                                                  
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to school district participation in the school                                                             
    construction grant program."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 136                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 136 by Representatives Claman and Reinbold,                                                                      
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to motor vehicle franchises, motor vehicle                                                                 
    transactions, motor vehicle dealers, motor vehicle manufacturers,                                                           
    and motor vehicle distributors."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Labor &                                                          
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 137                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 137 by the House Education Committee, entitled:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act redesignating the Alaska State Council on the Arts as a                                                             
    public corporation and governmental instrumentality of the state;                                                           
    defining the powers and duties of the Alaska State Council on the                                                           
    Arts; providing exemptions from certain statutes for the Alaska                                                             
    State Council on the Arts; making conforming amendments; and                                                                
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 3                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 3                                                                                                            
    "An Act relating to the employment rights of employees in the                                                               
    state who are members of the National Guard of another state,                                                               
    territory, or district of the United States."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 MLV RPT CS(MLV) 7DP                                                  176                                                       
 FN1: ZERO(LWF)                                                       177                                                       
 FN2: ZERO(MVA)                                                       177                                                       
 STA RPT CS(MLV) 6DP                                                  286                                                       
 FN1: ZERO(LWF)                                                       287                                                       
 FN2: ZERO(MVA)                                                       287                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 3(MLV)                                                                                                
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                                                 
3(MLV) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                  
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 3(MLV) was read the third time.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 3(MLV) pass the House?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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CSHB 3(MLV)                                                                                                                     
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Birch, Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon,                                                                      
Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston,                                                                    
Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux,                                                                 
Millett, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton,                                                            
Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                  
Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Neuman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 3(MLV) 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:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Van Withrow                                                                                                          
By Representatives Millett, Edgmon, Birch, Chenault, Claman,                                                                    
Drummond, Eastman, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg,                                                                    
Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                     
Tomkins, LeDoux, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold,                                                             
Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                           
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Meyer                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - The Alaska Permanent Fund, 40th Anniversary                                                                          
By Representatives 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, Seaton,                                                             
Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                  
Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Kelly                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Service High School, 2016 All-Cook Inlet Conference                                                                  
Football Team                                                                                                                   
By Representatives Millett, Edgmon, Birch, Chenault, Claman,                                                                    
Drummond, Eastman, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg,                                                                    
Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                     
Tomkins, LeDoux, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold,                                                             
Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                           
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Meyer                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Service High School, 2016 Boys All-State Football Team                                                               
By Representatives Millett, Edgmon, Birch, Chenault, Claman,                                                                    
Drummond, Eastman, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg,                                                                    
Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                     
Tomkins, LeDoux, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold,                                                             
Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                           
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Meyer                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Ken Leghorn                                                                                                          
By Senator Egan; Representatives Kito, Parish, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                   
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                               
Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Pruitt, Rauscher, Saddler,                                                             
Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                                    
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - James Romerdahl                                                                                                   
By Senator Gardner; Representatives 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, Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard,                                                                 
Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Harry Odden Jr.                                                                                                   
By Senator Gardner; Representatives Josephson, Edgmon, Birch,                                                                   
Chenault, Claman, Drummond, Fansler, Foster, Gara, Grenn,                                                                       
Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Kawasaki, Kito, Kopp, Kreiss-                                                                    
Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt, Rauscher,                                                              
Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr,                                                           
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                  

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                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to AS 24.55.020, the Speaker appointed the following                                                                   
members to meet with appointees from the Senate to form the                                                                     
ombudsman selection committee:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson                                                                                                        
Representative Kito                                                                                                             
Representative Kopp                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to AS 24.65.020, the Speaker appointed the following                                                                   
members to meet with appointees from the Senate to form the victims'                                                            
advocate selection committee:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson                                                                                                        
Representative Kito                                                                                                             
Representative Kopp                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 Johnson - from 7:00 p.m., February 24 to 1:00 p.m.,                                                              
February 26; and from 7:00 p.m., March 3 to 1:00 p.m., March 5                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kito - from 5:30 p.m., February 24 to 9:00 p.m.,                                                                 
February 25                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp - from noon, February 24 to 9:45 a.m.,                                                                     
February 27; and from 6:00 a.m., March 2 to 9:30 p.m., March 5                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kopp - from 6:00 p.m., February 24 to 10:00 a.m.,                                                                
February 27                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Rauscher - from noon, February 24 to 10:00 a.m.,                                                                 
February 27                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Spohnholz - from 1:00 p.m., February 24 to 9:00 p.m.,                                                            
February 26                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Talerico - from 4:00 p.m., February 24 to 5:00 p.m.,                                                             
February 26                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson - from noon, February 24 to 10:30 a.m.,                                                                 
February 27                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HCR 6                                                                                                                         
Representative Kopp added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6                                                                                           
    Suspending Rule 23(a), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                    
    Legislature, relating to measures in possession of standing                                                                 
    committees and special committees of the Alaska House of                                                                    
    Representatives, and Rules 20, 21(c), and 24(a),  Uniform Rules                                                             
    of the Alaska State Legislature, restricting committee meetings of                                                          
    the Alaska House of Representatives to measures that                                                                        
    substantially relate to and have as their primary purpose                                                                   
    appropriating, raising, or allocating state revenue, until the Alaska                                                       
    House of Representatives passes a state operating budget to the                                                             
    Alaska Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HJR 7                                                                                                                         
Representatives Birch, Talerico, Saddler, and Sullivan-Leonard added                                                            
as cosponsors to:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 7                                                                                                
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                                                                  
    Alaska relating to an appropriation limit.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HJR 10                                                                                                                        
Representative Talerico added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10                                                                                               
    Urging the United States Congress to pass the Improved National                                                             
    Monument Designation Process Act.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 3                                                                                                                          
Representatives Gara, Fansler, Kawasaki, Josephson, Kopp, Tarr, and                                                             
Tilton added as cosponsors to:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 3(MLV)                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the employment rights of employees in the                                                               
    state who are members of the National Guard of another state,                                                               
    territory, or district of the United States."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 92                                                                                                                         
Representatives Talerico and Sullivan-Leonard added as cosponsors                                                               
to:                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 92                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to the appropriation limit."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 108                                                                                                                        
Representative Kawasaki added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 108                                                                                                          
    "An Act adopting and relating to the Revised Uniform Fiduciary                                                              
    Access to Digital Assets Act."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 3                                                                                                                          
CSHB 3(MLV) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                      
Clerk, and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The following meeting today was changed:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Finance Committee                                           CANCELED                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              ADJOURNMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., February 22.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the House adjourned at 11:48 a.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                             Crystaline Jones                                                                   
                                             Chief Clerk