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2017-05-12 House Journal

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                              HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                        ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                          THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                              FIRST SESSION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                    Friday                   May 12, 2017                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        One Hundred Sixteenth Day                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Edgmon at 10:48 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 36 members present.  Representatives Chenault and                                                              
Thompson had been excused from a call of the House today.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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 8:00 a.m., May 13 to 11:00 a.m.,                                                                  
May 15                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp - from today to 7:00 p.m., May 14                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sullivan-Leonard - from today to 5:00 p.m., May 14                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara - today                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Sister Marie Lucek of the                                                           
Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Representative                                                           
Westlake moved and asked unanimous consent that the invocation be                                                               
spread on the journal.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Respecting differing beliefs among all of us here, I offer this                                                           
    prayer:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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    O God, we see and feel the unfolding of a new spring.  Thank                                                                
    you, God, for the change of seasons, for longer days, for the                                                               
    beauty of your creation that is seen in each sign of freshness                                                              
    and new life.  In the final days of this session, I ask that you                                                            
    bless our legislators with energy and the stamina they will                                                                 
    need as they try to decide the best course to follow for all                                                                
      Alaskans.  Gift them with wisdom, clarity, and understanding.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    They have said yes to an awesome task: to represent the                                                                     
    Alaskan people.  They are faced with difficult challenges.  At                                                              
    times there are stalemates and no solution seems to be in                                                                   
    sight.  When this happens, I ask you to give them discerning                                                                
    hearts and guide them to make good decisions.  With your                                                                    
    guidance and your grace empower them to continue to take on                                                                 
    their work with confidence.  Bless them also with a sense of                                                                
    joy in accomplishment and the satisfaction of being able to                                                                 
    make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.  And                                                               
    as we approach Mother's Day I ask you, God, to especially                                                                   
    bless the mothers in this Chamber.  I humbly ask all of this in                                                             
    the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.                                                                   
    Amen.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Kopp.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                      CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
journal for the 114th and 115th legislative days be approved as                                                                 
certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                       MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 104                                                                                                                        
A message dated May 10 was read stating the Governor signed the                                                                 
following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to                                                         
the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 104                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to collecting information about civil litigation by                                                        
    the Alaska Judicial Council; repealing Rule 41(a)(3), Alaska Rules                                                          

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    of Civil Procedure, and Rules 511(c) and (e), Alaska Rules of                                                               
    Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    Chapter No. 6, SLA 2017                                                                                                     
    Effective Date:  May 11, 2017                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                     REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 6                                                                                                                          
The Finance Committee considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 6                                                                                                            
    "An Act establishing the Jonesville Public Use Area."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 6(RES)                                                                                                
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Seaton and Foster, Co-                                                                 
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (8):  Tilton, Thompson, Ortiz, Pruitt, Gara, Wilson, Seaton,                                                            
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Grenn, Guttenberg                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Amend (1):  Kawasaki                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 6(RES):                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                  
2.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
3.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
4.  Zero, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 6 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                   
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 159                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 159                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the prescription of opioids; establishing the                                                           
    Voluntary Nonopioid Directive Act; relating to the controlled                                                               
    substance prescription database; relating to the practice of                                                                
    dentistry; relating to the practice of medicine; relating to the                                                            
    practice of podiatry; relating to the practice of osteopathy; relating                                                      
    to the practice of nursing; relating to the practice of optometry;                                                          
    relating to the practice of veterinary medicine; related to the duties                                                      
     of the Board of Pharmacy; and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 159(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the prescription of opioids; relating to                                                                
    voluntary nonopioid directives; relating to the controlled                                                                  
    substance prescription database; relating to the practice of                                                                
    dentistry; relating to the practice of pharmacy; relating to the                                                            
    practice of medicine; relating to the practice of podiatry; relating                                                        
    to the practice of osteopathy; relating to the practice of nursing;                                                         
    relating to the practice of optometry; relating to the practice of                                                          
    veterinary medicine; relating to the duties of the Board of                                                                 
    Pharmacy; relating to pharmacists; providing for an effective date                                                          
    by repealing the effective date of sec. 73, ch. 25, SLA 2016; and                                                           
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Seaton and Foster, Co-                                                                 
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (7):  Pruitt, Ortiz, Thompson, Guttenberg, Grenn, Seaton,                                                               
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do not pass (1):  Wilson                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Amend (3):  Kawasaki, Tilton, Gara                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 159(FIN):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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2. Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                      
3. Fiscal, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic                                                                             
 Development                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 159 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                                                 
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                        INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following citation was introduced and taken up later as a Special                                                           
Order of Business:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - David Grunwald                                                                                                    
By Representatives Tilton, Johnson                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following citation was introduced and referred to the Rules                                                                 
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - George Brown                                                                                                      
By Representative Tarr                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
               INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                    
                             OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 248                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 248 by Representative Eastman, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act requiring advisory votes on the enactment of an                                                                     
    individual income tax, a statewide sales tax, and legislative action                                                        
      that changes the calculation of the permanent fund dividend."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                   CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                      SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 74                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 74                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to the implementation of the federal REAL ID                                                               
    Act of 2005; and relating to issuance of identification cards and                                                           
    driver's licenses; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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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. 74(FIN)                                                                                               
    "An Act relating to the implementation of the federal REAL ID                                                               
    Act of 2005; relating to issuance of identification cards and                                                               
    drivers' licenses; relating to data sharing by the Department of                                                            
    Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                                                 
74(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                 
placed on final passage.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 74(FIN) will advance to third reading on tomorrow's calendar.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 3                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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    SENATE BILL NO. 3                                                                                                           
    "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."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 3(TRA)                                                                                         
    "An Act relating to the regulation of wastewater discharge from                                                             
    small commercial passenger vessels in state waters; and providing                                                           
    for an effective date."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    (HCR 9 - title change resolution)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS                                                                  
SB 3(TRA) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                               
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 3(TRA) was read the third time.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HCS SB 3(TRA) pass the House?"  The                                                                 
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 3(TRA)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  35   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Birch, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon, Fansler, Foster,                                                               
Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kito, Kopp,                                                                    
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish, Pruitt,                                                                 
Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes,                                                                         
Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tarr, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson,                                                               
Wool                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Kawasaki                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Chenault, Gara, Knopp, Thompson                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
And so, HCS SB 3(TRA) passed the House.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll                                                             
call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                              
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCS SB 3(TRA) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                        SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCR 9                                                                                                                         
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following be taken up as a Special Order of Business:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                                           
    Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                              
    the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 3,                                                                 
    relating to the regulation of wastewater discharge from small                                                               
    commercial passenger vessels in state waters; and relating to art                                                           
    requirements for certain public facilities.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HCR 9 pass the House?"  The roll was                                                                
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCR 9                                                                                                                           
Special Order of Business                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Birch, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon, Fansler, Foster,                                                               
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, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson,                                                               
Wool                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Chenault, Gara, Knopp, Thompson                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
And so, HCR 9 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                              
for engrossment.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                   SECOND READING OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 19                                                                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19                                                                                               
    Commending the Arctic Waterways Safety Committee; supporting                                                                
    the adoption of prevention measures into international agreements                                                           
    to ensure clear, universal, and enforceable marine safety measures                                                          
    in the Arctic; and urging the state's delegation in the United States                                                       
    Congress and the governor to promote the adoption of spill                                                                  
    prevention measures into international agreements; urging the                                                               
    President of the United States and the United States Department of                                                          
    State to initiate negotiations to enter into international agreements                                                       
    to ensure safe and environmentally responsible marine operations                                                            
    in the Arctic.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                   Journal Page                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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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. 19(AET)                                                                                   
    Commending the Arctic Waterways Safety Committee; supporting                                                                
    the adoption of prevention measures into international agreements                                                           
    to ensure clear, universal, and enforceable marine safety measures                                                          

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    in the Arctic; urging the state's delegation in the United States                                                           
    Congress and the governor to promote the adoption of spill                                                                  
    prevention measures into international agreements; and urging the                                                           
    President of the United States and the United States Department of                                                          
    State to initiate negotiations to enter into international agreements                                                       
    to ensure safe and environmentally responsible marine operations                                                            
    in the Arctic.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    (technical title correction)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHJR                                                                
19(AET) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                 
placed on final passage.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHJR 19(AET) will advance to third reading on tomorrow's                                                                       
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          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 - Claire Smith                                                                                                         
By Representatives Birch, Edgmon, 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, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake,                                                            
Wilson, Wool                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Patricia Ann Stutes, Victor Ashenfelder, and Sidney A.                                                               
Eilerson                                                                                                                        
By Representatives Stutes, 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, Seaton, Spohnholz, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck,                                                            
Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Stevens                                                                                         

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Honoring - American Heritage Girls                                                                                              
By Representatives Eastman, 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, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton,                                                           
Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool; Senator Dunleavy                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following member be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                                              
no objection, the member was excused as noted:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Birch - from 7:00 a.m., May 13 to 10:00 a.m., May 15                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                       CONCUR IN SENATE AMENDMENTS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 59                                                                                                                         
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House consider the Senate message (page 881) on the following:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                                                               
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                 
    expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                                              
    program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                                                 
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved that the House concur in the Senate                                                                   
amendment and recommended that the members vote no.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House concur in the Senate                                                                      
amendment, thus adopting SCS CSHB 59(FIN)?"  The roll was taken                                                                 
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 59(FIN)                                                                                                                
Concur                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  1   NAYS:  34   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Talerico                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Birch, Claman, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon, Fansler, Foster,                                                               
Grenn, Guttenberg, Johnson, Johnston, Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito,                                                                
Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Millett, Neuman, Ortiz, Parish,                                                                   
Pruitt, Rauscher, Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard,                                                          
Tarr, Tilton, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Chenault, Gara, Knopp, Thompson                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Spohnholz                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
And so, the House failed to concur in the Senate amendment.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate and respectfully requested it to                                                            
recede.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In the event the Senate fails to recede from its amendment, the                                                                 
Speaker appointed the following members to a Conference Committee                                                               
to meet with a like committee from the Senate to consider the above                                                             
bills:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    Representative Seaton, Chair                                                                                                
    Representative Foster                                                                                                       
    Representative Pruitt                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that, without objection, the House would revert to:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A message dated May 12 was read stating the Senate invited the                                                                  
House to a joint session at 1:00 p.m., May 16 to consider confirmation                                                          
of the Governor's appointments.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                        SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes, Acting Majority Leader, moved and asked                                                                  
unanimous consent that the notice and publication requirements be                                                               

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waived and the citation, In Memoriam - David Grunwald, be taken up as                                                           
a Special Order of Business.  Representative Tilton objected and                                                                
withdrew her objection. There being no further objection, it was so                                                             
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
House approve the citation In Memoriam - David Grunwald.  There                                                                 
being no objection, the following citation was approved and sent to                                                             
enrolling:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - David Grunwald                                                                                                    
By Representatives Tilton, Johnson, 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, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard,                                                                 
Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, Westlake, Wilson, Wool                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HJR 21                                                                                                                        
The Speaker removed the Judiciary Committee referral and added a                                                                
State Affairs Committee referral for the following:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 21                                                                                               
    Urging the federal government to respect previous federal                                                                   
    guidance on marijuana policy; and urging the federal government                                                             
    not to interfere in state marijuana policy.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HJR 21 was removed from the Judiciary Committee and referred to                                                                 
the State Affairs Committee.  The bill was reprinted today.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that, without objection, the House would recess to                                                           
a call of the Chair; and so, the House recessed at 12:18 p.m.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                              AFTER RECESS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker called the House back to order at 3:13 p.m.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
**The presence of Representative Gara who was excused (page 1359)                                                               
was noted.                                                                                                                      

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The Speaker stated that, without objection, the House would revert to:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 59                                                                                                                         
A message dated May 12 was read stating the Senate failed to recede                                                             
from its amendment to:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                                                               
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                 
    expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                                              
    program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
namely:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                                                 
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The President appointed the following members to a Conference                                                                   
Committee to meet with a like committee from the House to consider                                                              
the bills:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
 Senator Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                         
 Senator MacKinnon                                                                                                              
 Senator Olson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The House members of the Conference Committee were appointed                                                                    
May 12 (page 1370).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A message dated May 12 was read stating the Senate passed the                                                                   
following, and it is transmitted for consideration:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                       FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                           
                             OF SENATE BILLS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 23                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(FIN) am by the Senate Finance                                                                         
Committee, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act making appropriations, including capital appropriations,                                                            
    supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and other                                                                    

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    appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations                                                              
    to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
               INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                    
                          OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HCR 11                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11 by the House Rules                                                                           
Committee:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
    Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                              
    the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 100,                                                               
    relating to municipal liens.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
following member be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                                              
no objection, the member was excused as noted:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sullivan-Leonard - from 8:00 a.m., May 13 to                                                                     
9:45 p.m., May 14 (amended from page 1359)                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HJR 19                                                                                                                        
Representative Josephson added as a cosponsor to:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19                                                                                               
    Commending the Arctic Waterways Safety Committee; supporting                                                                
    the adoption of prevention measures into international agreements                                                           
    to ensure clear, universal, and enforceable marine safety measures                                                          
    in the Arctic; and urging the state's delegation in the United States                                                       
    Congress and the governor to promote the adoption of spill                                                                  
    prevention measures into international agreements; urging the                                                               
    President of the United States and the United States Department of                                                          
    State to initiate negotiations to enter into international agreements                                                       
    to ensure safe and environmentally responsible marine operations                                                            
    in the Arctic.                                                                                                              

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HB 200                                                                                                                        
Representative Stutes added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 200                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing a top two nonpartisan open primary election                                                            
    system for elective state executive and state and national                                                                  
    legislative offices; repealing the special runoff election for the                                                          
    office of United States senator or United States representative;                                                            
    changing appointment procedures relating to precinct watchers                                                               
    and members of precinct election boards, election district absentee                                                         
    and questioned ballot counting boards, and the Alaska Public                                                                
    Offices Commission; requiring certain written notices to appear in                                                          
    election pamphlets and polling places; relating to declarations of                                                          
    candidacy and letters of intent; and amending the definition of                                                             
    'political party.'"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 240                                                                                                                        
Representative Ortiz added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 240                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the registration and duties of pharmacy                                                                 
    benefits managers; relating to procedures, guidelines, and                                                                  
    enforcement mechanisms for pharmacy audits; relating to the cost                                                            
    of multi-source generic drugs and insurance reimbursement                                                                   
    procedures; relating to the duties of the director of the division of                                                       
    insurance; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 63                                                                                                                         
Representative Josephson added as a cross sponsor to:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 63(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act prohibiting smoking in certain places; relating to                                                                  
    education on the smoking prohibition; and providing for an                                                                  
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                               ENGROSSMENT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HCR 9                                                                                                                         
HCR 9 was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk, and                                                                 
transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                                    

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SB 3                                                                                                                          
HCS SB 3(TRA) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                    
Clerk, and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                               ENROLLMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 49                                                                                                                         
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                                                           
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:47 a.m.,                                                            
May 11.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 49(L&C)                                                                                 
    "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified                                                            
      Direct-Entry Midwives; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                              ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
With appointment of the Conference Committee on the operating                                                                   
budget, Rule 23(d) of the Uniform Rules is in effect as of May 10.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                               ADJOURNMENT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., May 13.  There being no objection,                                                              
the House adjourned at 3:16 p.m.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                             Crystaline Jones                                                                   
                                             Chief Clerk                                                                        

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                           HOUSE JOURNAL INDEX                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB   6  1361                                                                                                                    
HB  49  1375                                                                                                                    
HB  59        1369-1370, 1372                                                                                                   
HB  74  1363-1364                                                                                                               
HB 104  1360-1361                                                                                                               
HB 159  1362-1363                                                                                                               
HB 200  1374                                                                                                                    
HB 240  1374                                                                                                                    
HB 248  1363                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HCR  9        1366-1367, 1374                                                                                                   
HCR 11  1373                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HJR 19        1367-1368, 1373                                                                                                   
HJR 21  1371                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB   3        1364-1366, 1375                                                                                                   
SB  23        1372-1373                                                                                                         
SB  63  1374