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2017-03-15 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                            THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                FIRST SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                   March 15, 2017                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                               Fifty-eighth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Kelly at 11:09 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, The Reverend Gordon Blue,                                                               
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                                                  
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and                                                               
          contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          Creator God, I thank you for the gift of Psalm 51,                                                                    
          which is in our lection today, and for the blessing of a                                                              
          contrite heart, valid from the time of David's reign,                                                                 
          through the generations.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Lord, I thank you that when you act there is justice                                                                  
             and love, and your property is always to have mercy.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Have mercy on us Lord. We have not done what we                                                                       
          should, and we have done what we should not have                                                                      
          done, and we have not loved our neighbors as                                                                          
          ourselves.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right                                                                  
          spirit within us.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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          Give us the joy of your saving help again and sustain                                                                 
          us with your bountiful Spirit.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Grant us mercy, Lord, grant these women and men,                                                                      
          our Senators, The light of your mercy in the exercise                                                                 
          of their duties that this may bring goodness to the                                                                   
          people of Alaska, whom they have come here to                                                                         
                            serve.          Amen.                                                                              
          (Psalm 51:11, 13, 18)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
journals for the fifty-sixth and fifty-seventh legislative days be                                                              
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                                            
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Message dated March 13 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 23                                                                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 23(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                           
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act creating a fund in the Department of Public                                                                   
          Safety; providing for payment of certain medical                                                                      
          insurance premiums for surviving dependents of                                                                        
          certain peace officers or firefighters who die in the                                                                 
          line of duty; relating to contributions from permanent                                                                
          fund dividends to the peace officer and firefighter                                                                   
          survivors' fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Disclosure letters received from the Select Committee on Legislative                                                            
Ethics, in accordance with AS 24.60, will be published in Senate                                                                
Journal Supplement No. 3 and House and Senate Joint Journal                                                                     
Supplement No. 7.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                           
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development                                                                      
2016 Report on Economic Growth due to Business and Industrial                                                                   
Development Corporations (BIDCO)                                                                                                
in accordance with AS 10.13.590                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Report dated March 13 was read stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Resources Committee reviewed                                                               
the following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a                                                                 
joint session for consideration:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Board of Fisheries                                                                                                            
Frederick (Fritz) Johnson - Dillingham                                                                                          
John Jensen - Petersburg                                                                                                        
Reed Morisky - Fairbanks                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individuals during any further sessions.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Giessel, Chair; Senators Wielechowski,                                                              
Hughes, von Imhof, Stedman, Meyer.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Report dated March 14 was read stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the State Affairs Committee                                                                    
reviewed the following and recommends the appointments be                                                                       
forwarded to a joint session for consideration:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                                               
Bryce Johnson - Juneau                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Public Offices Commission                                                                                              
Adam Schwemley - Palmer                                                                                                         
Robert Clift - Anchorage                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individuals during any further sessions.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Dunleavy, Chair; Senators Egan, Coghill,                                                            
Giessel, Wilson.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Report dated March 15 was read stating:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Education Committee reviewed                                                               
the following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a                                                                 
joint session for consideration:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Professional Teaching Practices Commission                                                                                    
Maureen van Wagner - Anchorage                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                                         
Karen Perdue - Fairbanks                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individuals during any further sessions.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Hughes, Chair; Senators Begich, Giessel,                                                            
Stevens, Coghill.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Reports dated March 15 were read stating:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Finance Committee reviewed                                                                 
the following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a                                                                 
joint session for consideration:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska Board of Regents                                                                                         
Karen Perdue - Fairbanks                                                                                                        
Mary Hughes - Anchorage                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees                                                                        
Christopher Cooke - Anchorage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
This does not reflect an intent by any of the members to vote for or                                                            
against the confirmation of the individuals during any further sessions.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senators Hoffman, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators                                                             
Bishop, von Imhof, Dunleavy, Olson, Micciche.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 4                                                                                                                          
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SPONSOR                                                                             
SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 4 "An Act relating to the                                                                        
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers; relating to a limited license to                                                             
practice non-chemical barbering; relating to a license to practice hair                                                         
braiding; relating to the Department of Environmental Conservation;                                                             
and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator                                                                  
Costello, Chair. Signing no recommendation: Senators Hughes,                                                                    
Meyer, Stevens, Gardner.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                       
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Environmental                                                                       
      Conservation                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 16                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 16 "An Act adopting and relating to the Revised Uniform                                                                     
Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act." Signing do pass: Senator                                                               
Costello, Chair; Senators Hughes, Meyer, Stevens, Gardner.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 17                                                                                                                         
President Kelly added a Finance Committee referral to SENATE BILL                                                               
NO. 17 "An Act authorizing the University of Alaska to establish,                                                               
through an agreement with the University of Hawaii, the Ted Stevens -                                                           
Daniel K. Inouye Exchange Program for political science students at                                                             
the University of Alaska and the University of Hawaii to                                                                        
commemorate the bipartisan friendship between Senator Ted Stevens                                                               
and Senator Daniel K. Inouye."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 31                                                                                                                         
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 31 "An                                                                   
Act relating to compensation, merit increases, and pay increments for                                                           
certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by                                                                
collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
Signing no recommendation: Senator Dunleavy, Chair; Senators                                                                    
Coghill, Giessel. Signing do not pass: Senator Egan. Signing amend:                                                             
Senator Wilson.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Office of the Governor                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 32                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 32 "An Act relating to biological products; relating to the practice                                                        
of pharmacy; relating to the Board of Pharmacy; and providing for an                                                            
effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators                                                             
Hughes, Meyer, Stevens, Gardner.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
President Kelly added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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HB 77                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 77 am "An                                                                     
Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                                                                      
recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an effective                                                          
date." Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair; Senator Meyer.                                                                  
Signing no recommendation: Senators Kelly, Costello, Wielechowski.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 80                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 80(ENE) "An Act adopting the Municipal Property Assessed                                                                    
Clean Energy Act; authorizing municipalities to establish programs to                                                           
impose assessments for energy improvements in regions designated by                                                             
municipalities; imposing fees; and providing for an effective date" and                                                         
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 80(FIN)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Hoffman, Cochair. Signing no                                                                           
recommendation: Senator MacKinnon, Cochair; Senators von Imhof,                                                                 
Dunleavy, Olson, Micciche.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce,                                                                           
      Community and Economic Development                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 104                                                                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered 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 of Civil                                                                
Procedure, and Rules 511(c) and (e), Alaska Rules of Appellate                                                                  
Procedure; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                                               
Senator Coghill, Chair; Senators Wielechowski, Costello, Kelly,                                                                 
Meyer.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Alaska Judiciary System                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 26                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) "An Act relating to an                                                                           
appropriation limit; relating to the budget responsibilities of the                                                             
governor; relating to the Alaska permanent fund, the earnings of the                                                            
Alaska permanent fund, and the earnings reserve account; relating to                                                            
the mental health trust fund; relating to deposits into the dividend                                                            
fund; relating to the calculation and payment of permanent fund                                                                 
dividends; and providing for an effective date" was read the third time.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                                          
the purpose of all amendments offered today. Without objection, the                                                             
bill was returned to second reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dunleavy offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 5, following "dividends;":                                                                                       
     Insert "increasing the amount of the 2016 permanent fund                                                                 
dividend and directing the Department of Revenue to pay a                                                                     
supplemental dividend to eligible individuals;"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 9, following the second occurrence of "the":                                                                       
     Insert "(1)"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 11, following "years":                                                                                             
     Insert: ";                                                                                                                 
          (2)  sum of $683,234,813 be appropriated from the earnings                                                            
reserve account (AS 37.13.145) to the dividend fund                                                                             
(AS 43.23.045(a)) for the payment of supplemental 2016 permanent                                                                
fund dividends to eligible individuals who received a 2016 permanent                                                            
fund dividend."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Page 8, following line 15:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 19. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                        
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     2016 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND. The commissioner of                                                                          
revenue shall pay a supplemental 2016 permanent fund dividend to                                                                
each eligible individual who received a 2016 permanent fund                                                                     
dividend. The commissioner shall determine the total amount of the                                                              
dividend by dividing the amount appropriated by the Thirtieth Alaska                                                            
State Legislature from the earnings reserve account (AS 37.13.145) to                                                           
the dividend fund (AS 43.23.045(a)) for payment of supplemental                                                                 
2016 permanent fund dividends by the number of individuals who                                                                  
received a 2016 permanent fund dividend."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, following line 21:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 21. CONTINGENCY. Section 19 of this Act is contingent on                                                           
passage by the Thirtieth Alaska State Legislature and enactment into                                                            
law before May 1, 2017, of an appropriation from the earnings reserve                                                           
account (AS 37.13.145) to the dividend fund (AS 43.23.045(a)) for the                                                           
payment of supplemental 2016 permanent fund dividends."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 22:                                                                                                                
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
   "* Sec. 22. Sections 19 - 21 of this Act take effect immediately                                                           
under AS 01.10.070(c)."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 24:                                                                                                                
     Delete "secs. 20 and 21"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 22 and 23"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dunleavy moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                      
adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator MacKinnon objected.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved to table Amendment No. 1.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be tabled?" The roll was                                                             
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Lay Amendment No. 1 on the Table?                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman,                                                                      
Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 was tabled.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wielechowski, Gardner, Begich offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, lines 12 - 17:                                                                                                          
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
          "(b)  The appropriation limit in (a) of this section does not                                                         
     apply to                                                                                                                   
              (1) an appropriation                                                                                              
                   (A) to the Alaska permanent fund;                                                                            
                   (B) required to pay debt obligations of the state; or                                                        
                   (C) for a capital project; or                                                                                
              (2) a transfer for payment of permanent fund dividends."                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 5:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "AS 37.13.146(a)"                                                                                                   
     Insert "AS 37.13.146"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, lines 9 - 10:                                                                                                           
     Delete "an amount that does not exceed the amount available for                                                            
distribution"                                                                                                                   
     Insert "75 percent of the amount available for distribution as                                                             
calculated"                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 5, line 16:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Appropriations"                                                                                                  
     Insert "Transfers"                                                                                                       
     Delete "(a)"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 17:                                                                                                                
     Delete "legislature may appropriate"                                                                                       
     Insert "corporation shall transfer"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 18:                                                                                                                
     Delete "general fund"                                                                                                      
     Insert "earnings reserve account"                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, lines 30 - 31:                                                                                                          
     Delete "appropriated [OF INCOME OF THE ALASKA                                                                          
PERMANENT FUND TRANSFERRED]"                                                                                                    
     Insert "[OF INCOME OF THE ALASKA PERMANENT FUND]                                                                           
transferred"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 6, line 25:                                                                                                                
     Delete "appropriated"                                                                                                  
     Insert "transferred"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 6, line 28, through page 8, line 12:                                                                                       
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 22:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Section 19"                                                                                                        
     Insert "Section 18"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 24:                                                                                                                
     Delete "secs. 20 and 21"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 19 and 20"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                  
adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator MacKinnon objected.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                               
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Hughes, Olson,                                                                          
Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                      
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 5, following "dividends;":                                                                                       
     Insert "authorizing an advisory vote on legislative action that                                                          
changes the appropriation limit, changing the deposit into the                                                                
Alaska permanent fund, the calculation of the permanent fund                                                                  
dividend, the calculation of net income, and the amount available                                                             
for distribution from the earnings reserve account; making the                                                                
legislative action contingent on the advisory vote receiving an                                                               
affirmative majority vote;"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 6, lines 20 - 22:                                                                                                          
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 15:                                                                                                                
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 8, lines 22 - 25:                                                                                                          
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
"* Sec. 18. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                           
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     ADVISORY VOTE. At a special election to be held on                                                                         
September 12, 2017, in substantial compliance with the election laws                                                            
of the state, including absentee voting and the preparation, publication,                                                       
and mailing of an election pamphlet under AS 15.58, the lieutenant                                                              
governor shall place before the qualified voters of the state a question                                                        
advisory to the legislature and the governor. The election pamphlet for                                                         
the special election must comply with AS 15.58.020(a)(6), including                                                             
the requirement that the pamphlet contain statements that advocate                                                              
voter approval or rejection of the question. Notwithstanding                                                                    
AS 15.80.005 and other laws relating to preparation of the ballot                                                               
proposition, the question shall appear on the ballot in the following                                                           
form:                                                                                                                           
                               Q U E S T I O N                                                                                 
              Do you approve of the passage by the Alaska State                                                                
     Legislature of a bill that changes the appropriation limit,                                                                
     changes the deposit into the Alaska permanent fund,                                                                        
     changes the calculation of the permanent fund dividend,                                                                    
     and changes the calculation of net income and the amount                                                                   
     available for distribution from the earnings reserve                                                                       
     account established under AS 37.13.145?                                                                                    
                   Yes [  ]   No [  ]                                                                                           
   * Sec. 19. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                         
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     NOTICE TO THE REVISOR OF STATUTES. The director of                                                                         
elections shall notify the revisor of statutes when the results of the                                                          
election have been certified under AS 15.15.450 if the advisory vote                                                            
authorized in sec. 18 of this Act receives an affirmative majority vote.                                                        
   * Sec. 20. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                         
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     CONDITIONAL EFFECT. Sections 1 - 17 of this Act take effect                                                                
only if the director of elections notifies the revisor of statutes under                                                        
sec. 19 of this Act that the question in the advisory vote under sec. 18                                                        
of this Act received an affirmative majority vote.                                                                              
   * Sec. 21. If, under sec. 20 of this Act, secs. 1 - 17 of this Act take                                                    
effect, they take effect on July 1 in the year following the year in                                                            
which the notice is given under sec. 19 of this Act.                                                                            

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   * Sec. 22. Sections 17 and 18 of this Act take effect immediately                                                          
under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                                                                          
   * Sec. 23. Section 8 of this Act takes effect July 1, 2020.                                                                
   * Sec. 24. Except as provided in secs. 21 - 23 of this Act, this Act                                                       
takes effect July 1, 2017."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                                                                 
Senator MacKinnon objected.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 3?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Hughes, Olson, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                             
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 4:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 4:                                                                                                       
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
   "* Sec. 3. AS 37.05.540(a), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, is                                                           
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          (a)  There is established as a separate fund in the state treasury                                                    
     the budget reserve fund. The budget reserve fund consists of                                                               
     appropriations to the fund. Money received by the state that is                                                        
     subject to the appropriation limit under (b) of this section and                                                       
     that exceeds that limit may be appropriated to the budget                                                              
     reserve fund.                                                                                                          
   * Sec. 4. AS 37.05.540 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                             
read:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          (f) Except for appropriations to the permanent fund or for                                                            
     Alaska permanent fund dividends, appropriations to the budget                                                              
     reserve fund, appropriations of revenue bond proceeds,                                                                     
     appropriations required to pay the principal and interest on general                                                       
     obligation bonds, and appropriations of money received from a                                                              
     nonstate source in trust for a specific purpose, including revenue                                                         
     of a public enterprise or public corporation of the state that issues                                                      
     revenue bonds, appropriations from the mental health trust                                                                 
     settlement income account (AS 37.14.036), and appropriations                                                               
     made to the mental health trust fund (AS 37.14.031),                                                                       
     appropriations from the treasury made in a fiscal year may not                                                             
     exceed appropriations made in the preceding fiscal year by more                                                            
     than five percent plus the change in population and inflation since                                                        
     the beginning of the preceding fiscal year. For purposes of                                                                
     applying this limit, an appropriation is considered to be made in                                                          
     the fiscal year in which it is enacted and a reappropriation remains                                                       
     attributed to the fiscal year in which the original appropriation is                                                       
     enacted. The determination of the change in population for                                                                 
     purposes of this subsection shall be based on an annual estimate of                                                        
     population by the Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                        
     Development. The determination of the change in inflation for                                                              
     purposes of this subsection shall be based on the Consumer Price                                                           
     Index for all urban consumers for Anchorage prepared by the                                                                
     United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The amount of money                                                              
     received by the state that is subject to the appropriation limit                                                           
     includes the balance in the general fund carried forward from the                                                          
     preceding fiscal year.                                                                                                     
          (g) If the legislature determines that the money subject to the                                                       
     appropriation limit received by the state in a fiscal year is less than                                                    
     the maximum permitted to be appropriated under (f) of this                                                                 
     section, up to 25 percent of the balance of the budget reserve fund                                                        
     may be appropriated to the general fund.                                                                                   
          (h) Notwithstanding other provisions of this section,                                                                 
     appropriations may be made from the budget reserve fund needed                                                             
     by the governor to meet a disaster. In this subsection, "disaster"                                                         
     has the meaning given in AS 26.23.900."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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Page 3, following line 13:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 8. AS 37.13.010(a), as amended by sec. 7 of this Act, is                                                              
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          (a)  Under art. IX, sec. 15, of the state constitution, there is                                                      
     established as a separate fund the Alaska permanent fund. The                                                              
     Alaska permanent fund consists of                                                                                          
              (1)  25 percent of all mineral lease rentals, royalties,                                                          
     royalty sale proceeds, net profit shares under AS 38.05.180(f) and                                                         
     (g), and federal mineral revenue sharing payments received by the                                                          
     state from mineral leases issued on or before December 1, 1979,                                                        
     and 25 percent of all bonuses received by the state from mineral                                                           
     leases issued on or before February 15, 1980;                                                                          
              (2)  50 percent of all mineral lease rentals, royalties,                                                      
     royalty sale proceeds, net profit shares under AS 38.05.180(f)                                                         
     and (g), and federal mineral revenue sharing payments                                                                  
     received by the state from mineral leases issued after                                                                 
     December 1, 1979, and 50 percent of all bonuses received by                                                            
     the state from mineral leases issued after February 15, 1980;                                                          
     and                                                                                                                        
              (3) [(2)]  any other money appropriated to or otherwise                                                       
        allocated by law or former law to the Alaska permanent fund."                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, following line 25:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 10. AS 37.13.140, as amended by sec. 9 of this Act, is                                                                
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          Sec. 37.13.140. Income. Net income of the fund includes                                                             
     income of the earnings reserve account established under                                                                   
     AS 37.13.145. Net [THE CORPORATION SHALL                                                                               
     DETERMINE THE NET] income of the fund shall be computed                                                                
     annually as of the last day of the fiscal year in accordance with                                                      
     generally accepted accounting principles, excluding any                                                                    
     unrealized gains or losses. Income available for distribution                                                          
     equals 21 percent of the net income of the fund for the last five                                                      
     fiscal years, including the fiscal year just ended, but may not                                                        
     exceed net income of the fund for the fiscal year just ended                                                           
     plus the balance in the earnings reserve account described in                                                          
     AS 37.13.145."                                                                                                         

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Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, lines 17 - 26:                                                                                                          
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, following line 6:                                                                                                       
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 13.  AS 37.13.145(d), as amended by sec. 12 of this Act, is                                                           
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          (d) Notwithstanding (g) of this section, income [INCOME]                                                          
     earned on money awarded in or received as a result of State v.                                                             
     Amerada Hess, et al., 1JU-77-847 Civ. (Superior Court, First                                                               
     Judicial District), including settlement, summary judgment, or                                                             
     adjustment to a royalty-in-kind contract that is tied to the outcome                                                       
     of this case, or interest earned on the money, or on the earnings of                                                       
     the money shall be treated in the same manner as other income of                                                           
     the Alaska permanent fund, except that it is not available for                                                             
     distribution to the dividend fund or for transfers to the                                                              
     principal under (h) of this section [AS 37.13.140(b) AND (c)],                                                     
     and shall be annually deposited into the Alaska capital income                                                             
     fund (AS 37.05.565)."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, following line 14:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 15. AS 37.13.145 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                              
read:                                                                                                                           
          (g)  At the end of each fiscal year, the corporation shall                                                            
     transfer from the earnings reserve account to the dividend fund                                                            
     established under AS 43.23.045 50 percent of the income                                                                    
     available for distribution under AS 37.13.140.                                                                             
          (h)  After the transfer under (g) of this section, the corporation                                                    
     shall transfer from the earnings reserve account to the principal of                                                       
     the fund an amount sufficient to offset the effect of inflation on                                                         
     the principal of the fund during that fiscal year. However, none of                                                        
     the amount transferred shall be applied to increase the value of                                                           
     that portion of the principal attributed to the settlement of State v.                                                     

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     Amerada Hess, et al., 1JU-77-847 Civ. (Superior Court, First                                                               
     Judicial District) on July 1, 2004. The corporation shall calculate                                                        
       the amount to transfer to the principal under this subsection by                                                        
              (1)  computing the average of the monthly United States                                                           
     Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for each of the two                                                           
     previous calendar years;                                                                                                   
              (2)  computing the percentage change between the first                                                            
     and second calendar year average; and                                                                                      
              (3)  applying that rate to the value of the principal of the                                                      
     fund on the last day of the fiscal year just ended, including that                                                         
     portion of the principal attributed to the settlement of State v.                                                          
     Amerada Hess, et al., 1JU-77-847 Civ. (Superior Court, First                                                               
     Judicial District)."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, following line 24:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 18. AS 37.13.300(c), as amended by sec. 17 of this Act, is                                                            
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          (c) Net income from the mental health trust fund may not be                                                           
     included in the computation of net income available for                                                                
     distribution under AS 37.13.140 [AS 37.13.140(b)]."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 6, following line 19:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 20. AS 43.23.025(a), as amended by sec. 19 of this Act, is                                                            
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          (a) By October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall                                                                 
     determine the value of each permanent fund dividend for that year                                                          
     by                                                                                                                         
              (1) determining the total amount available for dividend                                                           
     payments, which equals                                                                                                     
                   (A) the amount of income of the Alaska permanent                                                         
          fund transferred [APPROPRIATED] to the dividend fund                                                              
          under AS 37.13.145(g) [AS 37.13.146] during the current                                                           
          year;                                                                                                                 

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                   (B) plus the unexpended and unobligated balances of                                                          
          prior fiscal year appropriations that lapse into the dividend                                                         
          fund under AS 43.23.045(d);                                                                                           
                   (C) less the amount necessary to pay prior year                                                              
          dividends from the dividend fund in the current year under                                                            
            AS 43.23.005(h), 43.23.021, and 43.23.055(3) and (7);                                                              
                   (D) less the amount necessary to pay dividends from                                                          
          the dividend fund due to eligible applicants who, as                                                                  
          determined by the department, filed for a previous year's                                                             
          dividend by the filing deadline but who were not included in a                                                        
          previous year's dividend computation;                                                                                 
                   (E) less appropriations from the dividend fund during                                                        
          the current year, including amounts to pay costs of                                                                   
          administering the dividend program and the hold harmless                                                              
          provisions of AS 43.23.075;                                                                                           
              (2) determining the number of individuals eligible to                                                             
     receive a dividend payment for the current year and the number of                                                          
     estates and successors eligible to receive a dividend payment for                                                          
     the current year under AS 43.23.005(h); and                                                                                
              (3) dividing the amount determined under (1) of this                                                              
     subsection by the amount determined under (2) of this                                                                      
     subsection."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 6, following line 27:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 23. AS 43.23.045(a), as amended by sec. 22 of this Act, is                                                            
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          (a) The dividend fund is established as a separate fund in the                                                        
     state treasury. [THE FUND CONSISTS OF MONEY                                                                                
     APPROPRIATED TO IT UNDER AS 37.13.146.] The dividend                                                                       
     fund shall be administered by the commissioner and shall be                                                                
     invested by the commissioner in the same manner as provided in                                                             
     AS 37.10.070."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 8, following line 12:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 25. AS 43.23.055, as amended by sec. 24 of this Act, is                                                               
amended to read:                                                                                                                
          Sec. 43.23.055. Duties of the department. The department                                                            
     shall                                                                                                                      
              (1) annually pay permanent fund dividends from the                                                                
               dividend fund [, WITHOUT FURTHER APPROPRIATION];                                                                
              (2) subject to AS 43.23.011 and paragraph (8) of this                                                             
     section, adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative                                                                  
     Procedure Act) that establish procedures and time limits for                                                               
     claiming a permanent fund dividend; the department shall                                                                   
     determine the number of eligible applicants by October 1 of the                                                            
     year for which the dividend is declared and pay the dividends by                                                           
     December 31 of that year;                                                                                                  
              (3) adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative                                                              
     Procedure Act) that establish procedures and time limits for an                                                            
     individual upon emancipation or upon reaching majority to apply                                                            
     for permanent fund dividends not received during minority                                                                  
     because the parent, guardian, or other authorized representative                                                           
     did not apply on behalf of the individual;                                                                                 
              (4) assist residents of the state, particularly in rural areas,                                                   
     who because of language, disability, or inaccessibility to public                                                          
     transportation need assistance to establish eligibility and to apply                                                       
     for permanent fund dividends;                                                                                              
              (5) use a list of individuals ineligible for a dividend under                                                     
     AS 43.23.005(d) provided annually by the Department of                                                                     
     Corrections and the Department of Public Safety to determine the                                                           
     number and identity of those individuals;                                                                                  
              (6) adopt regulations that are necessary to implement                                                             
     AS 43.23.005(d);                                                                                                           
              (7) adopt regulations that establish procedures for the                                                           
     parent, guardian, or other authorized representative of a disabled                                                         
     individual to apply for prior year permanent fund dividends not                                                            
     received by the disabled individual because no application was                                                             
     submitted on behalf of the individual;                                                                                     
              (8) adopt regulations that establish procedures for an                                                            
     individual to apply to have a dividend disbursement under                                                                  
     AS 37.25.050(a)(2) reissued if it is not collected within two years                                                        
     after the date of its issuance; however, the department may not                                                            

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     establish a time limit within which an application to have a                                                               
     disbursement reissued must be filed;                                                                                       
              (9) provide any information, upon request, contained in                                                           
     permanent fund dividend records to the child support services                                                              
     agency created in AS 25.27.010, or the child support enforcement                                                           
     agency of another state, for child support purposes authorized                                                             
     under law; if the information is contained in an electronic data                                                           
     base, the department shall provide the requesting agency with                                                              
     either                                                                                                                     
                   (A) access to the data base; or                                                                              
                   (B) a copy of the information in the data base and a                                                         
          statement certifying its contents;                                                                                    
              (10) establish a fraud investigation unit for the purpose of                                                      
     assisting the                                                                                                              
                   (A) Department of Law in the prosecution of                                                                  
          individuals who apply for or obtain a permanent fund                                                                  
          dividend in violation of a provision in AS 11, by detecting                                                           
          and investigating those crimes; and                                                                                   
                   (B) commissioner to detect and investigate the                                                               
          claiming or paying of permanent fund dividends that should                                                            
          not have been claimed by or paid to an individual and to                                                              
          impose the penalties and enforcement provisions under                                                                 
          AS 43.23.035."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, following line 14:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 27. AS 37.05.545; AS 37.07.020(f); AS 37.13.140(b),                                                                
37.13.140(c), 37.13.145(e), 37.13.145(f), 37.13.146; and                                                                        
AS 43.23.025(c) are repealed July 1, 2020."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 22:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Section 19"                                                                                                        
     Insert "Section 29"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 8, line 23:                                                                                                                
     Delete all material and insert:                                                                                            
   "* Sec. 31.  Sections 3, 4, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 23, and 25 of this Act                                                  
take effect July 1, 2020."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 8, line 24:                                                                                                                
     Delete "secs. 20 and 21"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 30 and 31"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4.                                                                 
Senator MacKinnon objected.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 4?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Hughes, Olson, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                             
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 4 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) was automatically in third                                                                       
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to an appropriation limit; relating to the budget                                                                  
responsibilities of the governor; relating to the Alaska permanent fund,                                                        
the earnings of the Alaska permanent fund, and the earnings reserve                                                             
account; relating to the mental health trust fund; relating to deposits                                                         
into the dividend fund; relating to the calculation and payment of                                                              
permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date" pass                                                             
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Dunleavy, Gardner, Hughes, Olson, Wielechowski,                                                                  
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved for the adoption of the effective date clauses.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The                                                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Effective Date Clauses                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                             
Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von                                                                
Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
and so, the effective date clauses were adopted.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 26                                                                                                                         
Senator Micciche gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE                                                                
BILL NO. 26(FIN) "An Act relating to an appropriation limit; relating                                                           
to the budget responsibilities of the governor; relating to the Alaska                                                          
permanent fund, the earnings of the Alaska permanent fund, and the                                                              
earnings reserve account; relating to the mental health trust fund;                                                             
relating to deposits into the dividend fund; relating to the calculation                                                        
and payment of permanent fund dividends; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date" and moved and asked unanimous consent that it be                                                                
taken up. Senator Gardner objected.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall the reconsideration be taken up the same                                                             
day?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Take up Reconsideration Same Day?                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von                                                                
Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, the bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                      
NO. 26(FIN) "An Act relating to an appropriation limit; relating to the                                                         
budget responsibilities of the governor; relating to the Alaska                                                                 
permanent fund, the earnings of the Alaska permanent fund, and the                                                              
earnings reserve account; relating to the mental health trust fund;                                                             
relating to deposits into the dividend fund; relating to the calculation                                                        
and payment of permanent fund dividends; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                         
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                      
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Hughes, Olson,                                                                          
Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) passed the Senate on                                                                     
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved for the adoption of the effective date clauses.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The                                                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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CSSB 26(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Effective Date Clauses                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                                   
Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von                                                                
Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and so, the effective date clauses were adopted and the bill was                                                                
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Roxy Wright                                                                                                          
Senator(s) Coghill, Bishop, Kelly, Begich, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan,                                                            
Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                  
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - University of Alaska Fairbanks Centennial                                                                            
Representative(s) Kawasaki, Wool                                                                                                
Senator(s) Kelly, Bishop, Begich, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan,                                                            
Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                  
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
citations be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and                                                         
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
following citation be made a special order of business. Without                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Order of Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Joseph Chaney                                                                                                     
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
citation be adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and                                                            
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from 2:00 p.m. plane time, March 19 through                                                           
9:30 a.m. plane time, March 23. Without objection, Senator Stevens                                                              
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dunleavy moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, March 17 through                                                           
evening plane time, March 19. Without objection, Senator Dunleavy                                                               
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate from 8:00 p.m. plane time, March 17 through                                                           
9:45 p.m. plane time, March 19. Without objection, Senator Coghill                                                              
was excused.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                   
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, March 17 through                                                           
plane time, March 19. Without objection, Senator Meyer was excused.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 26                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) "An Act relating to an                                                                           
appropriation limit; relating to the budget responsibilities of the                                                             
governor; relating to the Alaska permanent fund, the earnings of the                                                            
Alaska permanent fund, and the earnings reserve account; relating to                                                            
the mental health trust fund; relating to deposits into the dividend                                                            

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fund; relating to the calculation and payment of permanent fund                                                                 
dividends; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed                                                           
by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                                                 
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                                              
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 16, 2017. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 3:08 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+ HB   8 ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN PROTECTIVE ORDERS                                                                               
+ SB  77 SECOND CLASS BOROUGH SERVICE AREAS                                                                                     
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                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Karen Perdue                                                                                                      
              Maureen Van Wagner                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
              -- Meeting Postponed to 9:30 a.m. --                                                                              
              -- Time Change --                                                                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              State Assessment Review Board - Wendy Lawrence                                                                    
              Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of                                                                     
              Trustees - Christopher Cooke                                                                                      
              University of Alaska Board of Regents - Karen                                                                     
              Perdue and Mary Hughes                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:00 PM                                                 
              -- Meeting Postponed to 3:30 p.m. --                                                                              
+= SB  22 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
              Public Testimony Rescheduled to Friday 3/17/2017                                                                  
+= SB  24 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
              Public Testimony Rescheduled to Friday 3/17/2017                                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB  22 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+= SB  24 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              Public Testimony on SB 22 and SB 24:                                                                              
              Written Comments for the Official Public Record                                                                   
              Can be Sent to Finance.Committee@akleg.gov                                                                        
              9:00 - 10:30 Juneau                                                                                               
              Break for Lunch                                                                                                   
              1:00 - 2:00 Glennallen, Seward, Homer                                                                             
              2:00 - 3:30 Statewide Offnet                                                                                      
              3:30 - 5:00 Anchorage                                                                                             
              5:00 - 6:00 Kenai, Kodiak, Dillingham                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB  22 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
+= SB  24 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB  22 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+= SB  24 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              Public Testimony on SB 22 and SB 24:                                                                              
              Written Comments for the Official Public Record                                                                   
              Can be Sent to Finance.Committee@akleg.gov                                                                        
              1:30 - 2:30 Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalaska                                                                      
              2:30 - 3:15 Barrow, Tok, Delta Junction                                                                           
              3:15 - 4:15 Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg                                                                       
              4:15 - 5:00 Sitka, Cordova, Valdez                                                                                
              5:00 - 6:00 Fairbanks, Mat-Su                                                                                     

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                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              -- Meeting Postponed  to 5:30 p.m. --                                                                             
+             Consideration of Governor's Appointees:                                                                           
              Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees                                                                   
              - Christopher Cooke                                                                                               
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB  83 PROTECT: VULNERABLE ADULTS/LONG TERM CARE                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+ SB  69 MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS 5TH DEGREE                                                                                
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled to 03/17/17>                                                                            
+= SB  55 OMNIBUS CRIME/CORRECTIONS                                                                                             
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled to 03/17/17>                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB  55 OMNIBUS CRIME/CORRECTIONS                                                                                             
              <Bill Held Over from 03/15/17>                                                                                    
+= SB  69 MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS 5TH DEGREE                                                                               
              <Bill Held Over from 03/15/17>                                                                                    
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Governor's Appointees to State Boards                                                                             
              & Commissions                                                                                                     
              Board of Barbers & Hairdressers                                                                                   
              Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                   
              Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                         
              Board of Marital & Family Therapy                                                                                 
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                         LABOR & COMMERCE (continued)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
   (continued from previous page)                                                                                             
              Board of Massage Therapists                                                                                       
              Occupational Safety & Health Review Board                                                                         
              State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy                                                                     
              Board                                                                                                             
              Board of Professional Counselors                                                                                  
              Board of Psychologists and Psychological                                                                          
              Associate Examiners                                                                                               
              Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                          
              Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                       
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ SB  71 COMMERCIAL FISHING LOANS                                                                                               
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ SB  75 LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Consideration of Governor's Appointees:                                                                           
              Big Game Commercial Services Board:                                                                               
              - Thomas Atkins                                                                                                   
              - Tom Sullivan                                                                                                    
              Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources:                                                                    
              - Andy Mack                                                                                                       
              -- Public Testimony on Appointees --                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mar 17        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Presentation on Potential LNG Opportunities in                                                                    
              Houston, Alaska:                                                                                                  
              - Roger Purcell, Verne Rupright, Dave Nufer                                                                       
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Review of Governor's Appointees:                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony <Limited to 3 Minutes> --                                                                     
              Luis Nieves - Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                     
              Ronda Wallace - Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                   
+ HB   3 NATL GUARD LEAVE/REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS                                                                                   
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+ SCR  6 COOPER LANDING BYPASS                                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 16        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                           ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mar 23        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532          11:30 AM                                                  
+             Briefings by:                                                                                                     
              Lieutenant General Kenneth S. Wilsbach                                                                            
              - Commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace                                                                     
              Command Region                                                                                                    
              - Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern                                                                       
              Command                                                                                                           
              - Commander, Eleventh Air Force                                                                                   
              Major General Bryan R. Owens                                                                                      
              - Commanding General, U.S. Army AK                                                                                
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                     ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE (continued)                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
   (continued from previous page)                                                                                             
              Rear Admiral Michael F. McAllister                                                                                
              - Commander, Seventeenth U.S. Coast Guard District                                                                
              Major General Laurel J. Hummel                                                                                    
              - The Adjutant General, AK National Guard                                                                         
              - Commissioner, AK Dept. of Military & Veterans'                                                                  
              Affairs                                                                                                           
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                            MISCELLANEOUS MEETINGS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mar 15        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                                                 
              Lunch & Learn:                                                                                                    
              Addressing Opioid Addiction One Reentrant at a                                                                    
              Time                                                                                                              
              Presented by Cathleen McLaughlin and Dr. Jyll Green                                                               
              Sponsored by Senator Micciche                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mar 22        Wednesday                          Capitol 106         12:00 PM                                                 
              Lunch & Learn:                                                                                                    
              Alaska Chapter of the American Foundation for                                                                     
              Suicide Prevention                                                                                                
              Sponsored by Senator Hoffman                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mar 28        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                                                 
              Lunch & Learn:                                                                                                    
              Presentation by Coastal Mayors on                                                                                 
              "Importance of the Alaska Marine Highway System"                                                                  
              Sponsored by Senator Stevens