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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                            THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                FIRST SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                      Friday                      April 7, 2017                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                               Eighty-first Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Kelly at 11:05 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Kirk Elmore,                                                                     
Landmark Apostolic Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                                                      
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                                                          
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Today God I want to first and foremost acknowledge                                                                    
          you and your many blessings to your people. Thank                                                                     
          you for giving us an opportunity to make a difference                                                                 
          in the lives of people who you place in our path. To                                                                  
          be a reflection of your grace and kindness by our                                                                     
          actions and through our words.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          In Romans 12:10-11(KJV) the bible says, "Love one                                                                     
          another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another                                                                   
          in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be                                                                      
          fervent in spirit, serve the Lord." Lord Jesus in this                                                                
          chamber there are men and women whose office is to                                                                    
          serve the people of Alaska. God this task is not an                                                                   
          easy one. With it comes a great burden. The                                                                           
          difficulties of making decisions that affect our great                                                                
          state can be overwhelming. I pray here today that                                                                     
          God you will equip these men and women and lead                                                                       
          them as they consider the matters set before them.                                                                    
          Let them do this with love, compassion and the                                                                        

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          common good. Lord Jesus I pray for their strength                                                                     
          and wisdom. I lift up their families and ask for your                                                                 
          blessings to be on them all. As a public servant let                                                                  
          their words and actions be ones that are considerate                                                                  
          of the diversity and unique needs of our state. Let us                                                                
          remember that being humble is still a virtue and                                                                      
            honesty and truth will stand against popular opinion.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Today God I ask that your spirit fill these halls let it                                                              
          move in this chamber and let it guide these elected                                                                   
          officials as they lead our state into a time of hope and                                                              
          prosperity. In the Name of Jesus I pray.            Amen.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
journal for the eightieth legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                       
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following reports are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                         
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Department of Fish and Game                                                                                                     
Board of Game                                                                                                                   
2016 Report of Changes Made to Resident and Nonresident Big Game                                                                
Hunting Opportunity Allocations                                                                                                 
in accordance with AS 16.05.050                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Energy Authority                                                                                                         
Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project                                                                                              
Alaska Intertie Project                                                                                                         
Annual Capital Project Status Reports                                                                                           
in accordance with AS 44.83.950                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development                                                                      
Alaska Minerals Commission                                                                                                      
2017 Report                                                                                                                     
in accordance with AS 44.33.431                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Aerospace Corporation                                                                                                    
2016 Annual Report                                                                                                              
January 30, 2017                                                                                                                
in accordance with AS 26.27.100                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                        
2017 Prescription Drug Monitoring Report to the Thirtieth Legislature                                                           
February 3, 2017                                                                                                                
in accordance with AS 17.30.200                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Department of Labor and Workforce Development                                                                                   
2015 Report on Nonresidents Working in Alaska                                                                                   
January 2017                                                                                                                    
in accordance with AS 36.10.130                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Report dated April 7 was read stating:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Labor and Commerce                                                                         
Committee reviewed the following and recommends the appointments                                                                
be forwarded to a joint session for consideration:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                      
Wayne Hogue - Kotzebue                                                                                                          
Donovan Rulien II - Anchorage                                                                                                   
Marja Beltrami - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                              
Robert Klein - Anchorage                                                                                                        
Rex Leath - Wasilla                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land                                                                
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
Jeffrey Koonce - Anchorage                                                                                                      
Elizabeth Johnston - Fairbanks                                                                                                  
John Kerr - Anchorage                                                                                                           
Richard Jones - Juneau                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
Michelle McMullin - Anchorage                                                                                                   
Jennifer Lombardo - Anchorage                                                                                                   
Terriann Shell - Big Lake                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                               
Jonathan Vito - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Brian Larson - Soldotna                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                     
Michael Moriarty - Seward                                                                                                       
Steven Scheller - Fairbanks                                                                                                     
Gail Walden - Wasilla                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Fishermen's Fund Advisory and Appeals Council                                                                                 
Clay Bezenek - Ketchikan                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                 
Elizabeth Pierce - Anchorage                                                                                                    
Lee Holen - Anchorage                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Marijuana Control Board                                                                                                       
Nicholas Miller - Anchorage                                                                                                     
Peter Mlynarik - Soldotna                                                                                                       
Mark Springer - Bethel                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                           
Nicole Jenkins - Palmer                                                                                                         
Karen Cunningham - Anchorage                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Board of Massage Therapists                                                                                                   
Traci Gilmour - Juneau                                                                                                          
Jill Motz - Wasilla                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                                      
Kathy Roberts - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Dana Brown - Fairbanks                                                                                                          
Kathryn Ostrom - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Board of Nursing                                                                                                              
Joseph Lefleur - Ketchikan                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                   
Thomas Trosvig - Kodiak                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                               
Erik Christianson - Ketchikan                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                             
James Henderson - Soldotna                                                                                                      
Lana Bell - Anchorage                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                         
Jennifer Carlson - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
Rebecca Bingham - Anchorage                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Board of Professional Counselors                                                                                              
Eleanor Vinson - Juneau                                                                                                         
Harold Henderson - Wasilla                                                                                                      
Anne Brainerd Marko - Fairbanks                                                                                                 
Debra Hamilton - Soldotna                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                   
Deborah Gideon - Anchorage                                                                                                      
Suzanne Dutson - Juneau                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                                     
Renee Piszczek - Fairbanks                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Real Estate Commission                                                                                                        
Eric Bushnell - Wasilla                                                                                                         
Guy Mickel - Ward Cove                                                                                                          
David Pruhs - Fairbanks                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                      
Deirdre Ford - Anchorage                                                                                                        
Stephen Hagedorn - Anchorage                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                            
Brett Stubbs - Anchorage                                                                                                        
Linda Murphy - Soldotna                                                                                                         
Donna Phillips - Girdwood                                                                                                       
Aaron Plikat - Anchorage                                                                                                        
Lake Williams - Fairbanks                                                                                                       
Saleutogi Letuligasenoa - Fairbanks                                                                                             
Rick Traini - 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 Costello, Chair; Senators Hughes, Meyer,                                                            
Stevens, Gardner.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 80                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 80 "An Act relating to telecommunications services for certain                                                              
disabled subscribers; and providing for an effective date" and                                                                  
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 80(L&C)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Costello, Chair; Senator Stevens. Signing no                                                           
recommendation: Senator Hughes.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                 
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 95                                                                                                                         
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                                                                         
NO. 95 "An Act relating to the mariculture revolving loan fund and                                                              
loans and grants from the fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                           

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Signing do pass: Senator Costello, Chair; Senators Hughes, Stevens.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community                                                                 
      and Economic Development                                                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 102                                                                                                                        
The Education Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 102 "An                                                                      
Act relating to funding for Internet services for school districts; and                                                         
relating to the Alaska higher education investment fund." Signing do                                                            
pass: Senator Hughes, Chair; Senators Giessel, Coghill. Signing no                                                              
recommendation: Senators Begich, Stevens.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Education and                                                                             
      Early Development                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 103                                                                                                                        
The Education Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 103 "An                                                                      
Act establishing the Alaska education innovation grant program;                                                                 
eliminating the Alaska education grant program and the Alaska                                                                   
performance scholarship program; redesignating the Alaska higher                                                                
education investment fund as the Alaska education innovation grant                                                              
fund; and providing for an effective date." Signing amend: Senator                                                              
Hughes, Chair; Senators Begich, Giessel, Stevens. Signing no                                                                    
recommendation: Senator Coghill.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Education and                                                                             
      Early Development                                                                                                         
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Education and                                                                             
      Early Development                                                                                                         
     Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Education and                                                                             
      Early Development                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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SB 104                                                                                                                        
The Education Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 104 "An                                                                      
Act relating to the duties of the state Board of Education and Early                                                            
Development; and relating to school curriculum." Signing amend:                                                                 
Senator Hughes, Chair; Senators Giessel, Coghill. Signing no                                                                    
recommendation: Senators Begich, Stevens.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Education and                                                              
      Early Development                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 10                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10 BY SENATOR                                                                                  
COSTELLO,                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                  Proclaiming 2018 to be the Alaska Year of                                                                    
          Innovation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
State Affairs Committees.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 108                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 108 BY SENATOR GIESSEL, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
            "An Act relating to the State Medical Board; relating                                                              
               to the licensing of physicians, osteopaths, and                                                                 
          podiatrists; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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SB 109                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 109 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                               
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to background investigation                                                                          
          requirements for state employees whose job duties                                                                     
          require access to certain federal tax information;                                                                    
          relating to persons under contract with the state with                                                                
          access to certain federal tax information; establishing                                                               
          state personnel procedures required for employee                                                                      
          access to certain federal tax information; and                                                                        
          providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Labor and                                                                               
  Workforce Development                                                                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Corrections                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Governor's transmittal letter dated April 6:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Kelly:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to personnel and                                                                
procurement procedures, including national criminal history record                                                              
checks, for State employees and contractors accessing certain federal                                                           
tax information.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill would establish procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of                                                         
certain federal tax information in the manner required by the Internal                                                          
Revenue Service (IRS) security and safeguarding requirements in 26                                                              
U.S.C. 6103(p)(4)(C) and Publication 1075 (published by the                                                                     
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and updated                                                                
September 30, 2016). The IRS requirements apply to State and local                                                              
agencies that obtain certain federal tax information directly from the                                                          

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IRS, an IRS authorized secondary source such as the Social Security                                                             
Administration, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, the                                                            
Bureau of Fiscal Service, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid                                                                 
Services, or another entity acting on behalf of the IRS pursuant to an                                                          
agreement under 26 U.S.C. 6103(p)(2)(B). The recently updated IRS                                                               
security guidelines in Publication 1075 require:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     · All State employees and contractors with access to certain                                                               
          federal tax information must undergo fingerprinting and a                                                             
          national criminal history record check conducted by the                                                               
          Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).                                                                                
     · Agencies must develop a written policy that requires                                                                     
          employees and contractors with access to certain federal tax                                                          
          information to complete a background investigation. The                                                               
          policy must include criteria to define qualifications to access                                                       
          federal tax information.                                                                                              
     · The background investigation for each employee or contractor                                                             
          must be done every ten years.                                                                                         
     · The background investigation also must include a check of                                                                
          local law enforcement agency records for the past five years                                                          
          and validation of the employee's eligibility to legally work in                                                       
          the United States.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Legislation is necessary to require fingerprinting and an FBI national                                                          
criminal history record check. Under Public Law 92-544, the FBI can                                                             
conduct a national criminal history record check for a noncriminal                                                              
justice purpose if required by a federal law or if a state has enacted a                                                        
statute requiring this record check.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Some State agencies already receive information directly from the                                                               
IRS, or an IRS-authorized source, and this continued access is vital.                                                           
The Department of Revenue, Child Support Services                                                                               
Division (CSSD), uses federal tax information to collect child support                                                          
payments from noncustodial parents. In FY16, CSSD collected over                                                                
$8.6 million in past due child support through the federal tax refund                                                           
offset program. CSSD paid these garnished funds to the custodial                                                                
parent or to the State for reimbursement of Temporary Aid to Needy                                                              
Families benefits provided to the custodial parent. Continued access to                                                         
federal tax information is critical to CSSD's efforts to collect child                                                          
support for Alaskan families.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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The Department of Revenue uses federal tax information to ensure                                                                
compliance for corporate income tax, motor fuel tax, and mining tax.                                                            
It provides an auditing tool that can confirm that the correct amount of                                                        
tax is paid to the State. The loss of federal tax information could                                                             
impede audits and possibly allow businesses to escape paying the full                                                           
amount of taxes due.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD)                                                                       
Unemployment Insurance program is required by federal law to use                                                                
the treasury offset program to recover certain unemployment                                                                     
compensation or risk loss of federal funding - over $22 million.                                                                
AS 23.20.486 authorizes DOLWD to participate in the federal offset                                                              
program, which includes confidential tax information subject to the                                                             
safeguard requirements. DOLWD is currently working on                                                                           
programming and testing and expects to begin participation in the                                                               
program in the spring of 2017. The Alaska unemployment                                                                          
compensation program estimates it will collect an estimated $300,000                                                            
to $400,000 annually through the offset program.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
To ensure continued access to federal tax information, the bill creates                                                         
a new chapter in AS 39 for establishing State personnel procedures for                                                          
State employees who access certain federal tax information. The bill                                                            
also creates a new section in AS 30.36, establishing similar procedures                                                         
for State contractors who access certain federal tax information. Those                                                         
procedures include fingerprinting and an FBI national criminal history                                                          
record check. Last, the bill amends AS 12.62.400 by adding a new                                                                
subsection authorizing the Department of Public Safety to submit the                                                            
fingerprints to the FBI and obtain a national criminal history record                                                           
check.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Bill Walker                                                                                                                     
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SB 110                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 110 BY THE SENATE LABOR &                                                                                       
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                "An Act establishing the Travel Alaska Board;                                                                  
               relating to a tourism marketing assessment; and                                                                 
          establishing a tourism marketing fund."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 93                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 93 "An Act relating to security freezes on the                                                                  
credit reports or records of incapacitated persons and certain minors"                                                          
was read the second time.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Senator Gardner objected.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 93 will advance to third reading on the April 10                                                                
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Senate Bills in Third Reading                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 5                                                                                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) "An Act prohibiting certain                                                                       
groups from soliciting and accepting contributions or from making                                                               
certain contributions and expenditures during a regular or special                                                              
legislative session; and prohibiting some lobbyists from making                                                                 
campaign contributions to certain groups" which had been held in third                                                          
reading (page 777) was before the Senate.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski moved that the bill be returned to second                                                                  
reading for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being                                                                     
Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned to second                                                             
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3, following "session;":                                                                                         
     Insert "prohibiting a legislator from soliciting a contribution to                                                       
a political party from a lobbyist;"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 6:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "a new subsection"                                                                                                  
     Insert "new subsections"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 11:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
          "(j)  A legislator may not solicit a contribution to a political                                                      
     party from an individual required to register as a lobbyist under                                                          
     AS 24.45."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Micciche objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 5(JUD)                                                                                                                     
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Kelly, Olson, Wielechowski                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                                     
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) was automatically in third                                                                        
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved that the bill be returned to second                                                                  
reading for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being                                                                     
Amendment No. 2. Without objection, the bill was returned to second                                                             
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3, following "session;":                                                                                         
     Insert "prohibiting a political party from soliciting or accepting                                                       
a contribution from a lobbyist for the purpose of influencing the                                                             
outcome of the election of a candidate for the legislature;"                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 21:                                                                                                                
     Delete "restriction"                                                                                                       
     Insert "restrictions"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 22, following "(g)":                                                                                               
     Insert "or (l)"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 24:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
          "(l) A political party may not solicit or accept a contribution                                                       
     from an individual required to register as a lobbyist under                                                                
     AS 24.45 for the purpose of influencing the outcome of the                                                                 
     election of a candidate for the legislature."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                 
Senator Micciche objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 5(JUD)                                                                                                                     
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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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.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) was automatically in third                                                                        
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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 Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3, following "session;":                                                                                         
     Insert "prohibiting the immediate family of certain lobbyists                                                            
from making contributions to certain candidates for the                                                                       
legislature;"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 22, following "section":                                                                                           
     Insert ", the restrictions on contributions by an individual who is a                                                      
member of the immediate family of an individual required to register                                                            
as a lobbyist under AS 24.45 in (l) of this section,"                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 24:                                                                                                      
     Insert new subsections to read:                                                                                            
          "(l)  An individual who is a member of the immediate family                                                           
     of an individual required to register as a lobbyist under AS 24.45                                                         
     may not, at any time that the individual is subject to the                                                                 
     registration requirement under AS 24.45 and for one year after the                                                         
     date of the individual's initial registration, or its renewal, make a                                                      
     contribution to a candidate for the legislature. However, an                                                               
     individual who is a member of the immediate family of an                                                                   
     individual required to register as a lobbyist under AS 24.45 may                                                           
     make a contribution to a candidate for the legislature in a district                                                       
     in which the individual is eligible to vote or will be eligible to                                                         
     vote on the date of the election. An individual subject to the                                                             
     restrictions under this subsection shall report to the commission,                                                         

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     on a form provided by the commission, each contribution made                                                               
     while subject to this section. Upon request of the commission, the                                                         
     individual shall submit the information required under this                                                                
     subsection electronically.                                                                                                 
          (m) In this section, "immediate family" has the meaning given                                                         
     in AS 24.60.990."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                                                                 
Senator Micciche objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 5(JUD)                                                                                                                     
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 3?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Hughes, Olson,                                                                          
Wielechowski                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                      
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 4:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "and"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 4, following "groups":                                                                                           
     Insert "; requiring a legislator to abstain from taking or                                                               
withholding official action or exerting official influence that could                                                         
benefit or harm the legislator, a member of the legislator's                                                                  
immediate family, an employer of the legislator, or an employer of                                                            
a member of the legislator's immediate family; relating to voting                                                             
in an instance where the legislator may have a conflict of interest                                                           
because of a financial or ownership interest of the legislator or a                                                           
member of the legislator's immediate family, or an employer of                                                                
the legislator or a member of the legislator's immediate family;                                                              
and providing for an effective date"                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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Page 7, following line 21:                                                                                                      
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec. 6. AS 24.60.030(e) is amended to read:                                                                                
          (e)  A legislator may not directly, or by authorizing another to                                                      
     act on the legislator's behalf,                                                                                            
              (1)  agree to, threaten to, or state or imply that the                                                            
     legislator will take or withhold a legislative, administrative, or                                                         
     political action, including support for or opposition to a bill,                                                       
     employment, nominations, and appointments, as a result of a                                                                
     person's decision to provide or not provide a political contribution,                                                      
     donate or not donate to a cause favored by the legislator, or                                                              
     provide or not provide a thing of value;                                                                                   
              (2)  state or imply that the legislator will perform or                                                           
     refrain from performing a lawful constituent service as a result of                                                        
     a person's decision to provide or not provide a political                                                                  
     contribution, donate or not donate to a cause favored by the                                                               
     legislator, or provide or not provide a thing of value; or                                                                 
              (3)  [UNLESS REQUIRED BY THE UNIFORM RULES                                                                        
     OF THE ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE,] take or withhold                                                                         
     official action or exert official influence that could substantially                                                       
     benefit or harm the financial or ownership interest of the                                                         
     legislator or a [ANOTHER] person                                                                                       
                   (A)  who is a member of the legislator's immediate                                                       
          family;                                                                                                           
                   (B)  by [WITH] whom the legislator or a member of                                                    
          the legislator's immediate family is employed;                                                                    
                   (C)  with whom the legislator or a member of the                                                         
          legislator's immediate family is negotiating for employment;                                                  
                   (D)  from whom the legislator or a member of the                                                         
          legislator's immediate family has, in the immediately                                                             
          preceding 12-month period, received more than $4,000 of                                                           
          income;                                                                                                           
                   (E) from whom the legislator reasonably believes                                                         
          the legislator or a member of the legislator's immediate                                                          
          family will, in the immediately following 12-month period,                                                        
          receive more than $4,000 of income.                                                                               
   * Sec. 7. AS 24.60.030(g) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                               
          (g)  Except for action on an appropriation bill that meets the                                                        
     requirements of AS 37.07.020(a) or 37.07.100 (Executive Budget                                                             
     Act) or a budget proposed by the Alaska Mental Health Trust                                                                

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     Authority under AS 47.30.046(a), when action by the legislature                                                            
     on a question that is before the legislature may substantially                                                             
     benefit or harm the financial or ownership interest of a legislator                                                        
     or another person described under (e)(3) of this section, the                                                              
     legislator shall request to be excused from                                                                                
              (1)  participating in the action and abstain from                                                                 
     expressing a recommendation, objection, or nonobjection relating                                                           
      to the question when it is before a committee of the legislature;                                                        
              (2)  voting on the question when it is before a committee                                                         
     of the legislature and, after making the request, abstain from                                                             
     voting unless otherwise permitted or required by a majority vote                                                           
     of the committee;                                                                                                          
              (3)  voting on the question when it is before a house of                                                          
     the legislature and, after making the request, abstain from voting if                                                      
     permitted by majority vote of the house.                                                                                   
   * Sec. 8. AS 24.60.030(j) is amended to read:                                                                              
          (j)  In this section,                                                                                                 
              (1)  "administrative hearing" means a quasi-judicial                                                          
     hearing before an agency; "administrative hearing" does not                                                                
     include an informal conference or review held by an agency                                                                 
     before a final decision is issued or a rate-making proceeding or                                                           
     other nonadjudicative public hearing;                                                                                  
              (2)  "substantially benefit or harm" means the effect                                                         
     on the person's financial or ownership interest is greater than                                                        
     the effect on the financial or ownership interest of the general                                                       
     public of the state.                                                                                                   
   * Sec. 9. AS 24.60.990(a) is amended by adding a new paragraph to                                                          
read:                                                                                                                           
              (17)  "financial or ownership interest" includes a property                                                       
     interest, a professional or private relationship, or an interest or                                                        
     involvement in a business, that is or may be a source of income, or                                                        
     from which, or as a result of which, a person has received, will                                                           
     receive, or expects to receive a financial benefit; "financial or                                                          
     ownership interest" does not include an interest of the state.                                                             
   * Sec. 10. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                         
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     CONDITIONAL EFFECT. Sections 6 - 10 of this Act take effect                                                                
only if the Thirtieth Alaska State Legislature passes a resolution that                                                         
amends Rule 34(b), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, to                                                            
require a member to request to be excused from voting on a question                                                             

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before a house of the legislature when the member has a conflict of                                                             
interest that is reasonably likely to influence the member's vote on the                                                        
question, and to allow a member's abstention from voting to be                                                                  
approved or disapproved by a majority vote.                                                                                     
   * Sec. 11. If, under sec. 10 of this Act, secs. 6 - 10 of this Act take                                                    
effect, they take effect on the later of the effective date of the                                                              
amendment made to Rule 34(b), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                 
Legislature, as described in sec. 10 of this Act or on the date described                                                       
in AS 01.10.070(c)."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4.                                                                 
Senator Micciche objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 5(JUD)                                                                                                                     
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 4?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly,                                                              
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 4 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) was automatically in third                                                                        
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) "An                                                                    
Act prohibiting certain groups from soliciting and accepting                                                                    
contributions or from making certain contributions and expenditures                                                             
during a regular or special legislative session; and prohibiting some                                                           
lobbyists from making campaign contributions to certain groups" pass                                                            
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 5(JUD)                                                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner,                                                              
Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                    
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) passed the Senate and                                                                     
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 54                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 54(FIN) which had been held in third                                                                     
reading (page 778) was before the Senate.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 54(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to crime and criminal law; relating to violation of                                                                
condition of release; relating to sex trafficking; relating to sentencing;                                                      
relating to imprisonment; relating to parole; relating to probation;                                                            
relating to driving without a license; relating to the pretrial services                                                        
program; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The                                                             
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 54(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner,                                                              
Giessel, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Hoffman                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 54(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                                                                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                         
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                       Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 54                                                                                                                         
Senator Coghill gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE                                                                 
BILL NO. 54(FIN) and moved and asked unanimous consent that it be                                                               
taken up. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was before                                                          
the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                      
NO. 54(FIN) "An Act relating to crime and criminal law; relating to                                                             
violation of condition of release; relating to sex trafficking; relating to                                                     
sentencing; relating to imprisonment; relating to parole; relating to                                                           
probation; relating to driving without a license; relating to the pretrial                                                      
services program; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                                                 
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 54(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                                              
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner,                                                              
Giessel, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Hoffman                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 54(FIN) passed the Senate on                                                                     
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                                                                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                         
clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                                                         
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 97 which had been held in third reading                                                                         
(page 778) was before the Senate.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 97 "An Act relating to                                                               
pension obligation bonds" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with                                                             
the following result:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                           
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner,                                                              
Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche,                                                                    
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 97 passed the Senate and was referred to                                                                
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - National Geodetic Survey and NOAA Commissioned                                                                       
Corps Officers                                                                                                                  
Senator(s) Stevens, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                
Representative(s) Stutes                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - 25th Anniversary of the Kenai River Classic                                                                          
Representative(s) Kawasaki                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Meyer, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy,                                                           
Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - William Starr                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Saddler                                                                                                       
Senator(s) MacKinnon, Kelly, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy,                                                               
Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0841
Honoring - Colleen Carlson                                                                                                      
Representative(s) Josephson                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Gardner, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Paul Campbell                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Josephson                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Gardner, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - 2017 House Floor Staff                                                                                               
Representative(s) LeDoux, Edgmon                                                                                                
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Hoffman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill,                                                               
Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                  
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Trans-Alaska Pipeline Operations 40th Anniversary                                                                    
Representative(s) Saddler                                                                                                       
Senator(s) Giessel, MacKinnon, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill,                                                                  
Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Hoffman, Hughes, Meyer,                                                                      
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Mrs. Alaska United States Organization                                                                               
Representative(s) Reinbold                                                                                                      
Senator(s) MacKinnon, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                 
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Meyer,                                                                       
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Linda Behnken                                                                                                        
Representative(s) Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Ernest Barden, Jr.                                                                                                
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                              
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                     
Representative(s) LeDoux                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ronald Goughnour, PE, PMP                                                                                         
Senator(s) Gardner, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
Representative(s) Drummond                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Jerry Greer                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Josephson                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Gardner, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ann Lagerlef                                                                                                      
Representative(s) Josephson                                                                                                     
Senator(s) Gardner, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - David Lewis Sarber                                                                                                
Representative(s) Josephson, Grenn                                                                                              
Senator(s) Gardner, Costello, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                     
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski,                                                                     
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Marie Giesbrecht                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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In Memoriam - Teri Rofkar                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Douglas Colin MacAllister                                                                                         
Representative(s) Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Adeline Jean St. Clair                                                                                            
Representative(s) Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Molly Parks                                                                                                       
Representative(s) Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Cecilia Ruby Seliotes Bolling                                                                                     
Representative(s) Ortiz                                                                                                         
Senator(s) Stedman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                                   
Dunleavy, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon,                                                                   
Meyer, Micciche, Olson, 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.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 10                                                                                                                        
Senators Hughes, Begich moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                 
shown as cosponsors on SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                             
NO. 10 Proclaiming 2018 to be the Alaska Year of Innovation.                                                                    
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 54                                                                                                                         
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                                               
a cosponsor on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 54(FIN) "An Act                                                                           
relating to crime and criminal law; relating to violation of condition of                                                       
release; relating to sex trafficking; relating to sentencing; relating to                                                       
imprisonment; relating to parole; relating to probation; relating to                                                            
driving without a license; relating to the pretrial services program; and                                                       
providing for an effective date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 6                                                                                                                          
Senator Bishop moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                                               
cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 6 "An Act relating to industrial                                                                   
hemp; and relating to controlled substances." Without objection, it was                                                         
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
President Kelly made the following appointments:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute                                                                                            
Board of Directors, Ex Officio Members                                                                                        
Senator Micciche                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman, alternate                                                                                                      
Senator Stevens, alternate                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 5                                                                                                                          
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 5(JUD) "An Act prohibiting certain                                                                       
groups from soliciting and accepting contributions or from making                                                               
certain contributions and expenditures during a regular or special                                                              
legislative session; and prohibiting some lobbyists from making                                                                 
campaign contributions to certain groups" was engrossed.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 54                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 54(FIN) "An Act relating to crime and                                                                    
criminal law; relating to violation of condition of release; relating to                                                        
sex trafficking; relating to sentencing; relating to imprisonment;                                                              
relating to parole; relating to probation; relating to driving without a                                                        
license; relating to the pretrial services program; and providing for an                                                        
effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                                            
and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 97                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 97 "An Act relating to pension obligation bonds"                                                                
was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted                                                            
to the House for consideration.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Kelly, Acting Majority Leader, moved and asked unanimous                                                                
consent that the Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m.,                                                                  
April 10, 2017. Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:08 p.m.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 106 MUNI TAX EXEMPTION: ECON DEVEL PROPERTY                                                                                
+= SB  61 GAME REFUGE/CRIT HABITAT AREA BOUNDARIES                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+ SB  99 PRE-ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS/FUNDING                                                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB 102 INTERNET FOR SCHOOLS; FUNDING                                                                                         
+= SB 103 ED GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIP;INNOVATIVE ED FUND                                                                              
+= SB 104 EDUCATION CURRICULUM                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                             Capitol 106          8:00 AM                                                 
              Joint with the House Education Committee                                                                          
+             Presentation: Alaska Council on School                                                                            
              Administrators                                                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0847
                            EDUCATION (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+= SCR  5 ALASKA READS DAY                                                                                                      
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
+ HB  86 STUDENT LOAN DEFAULT/OCC. LICENSE RENEWAL                                                                              
+ HB 135 SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM                                                                                      
+= HB  64 READING PROFICIENCY TASK FORCE; DYSLEXIA                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB  45 EXEMPTION: LICENSING OF CONTRACTORS                                                                                    
+ SB  78 PERM FUND DIVIDEND CONTRIBUTIONS/LOTTERY                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB   6 INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCTION                                                                                            
+= HB  16 DRIV. LICENSE REQ;DISABILITY:ID &TRAINING                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
              -- Postponed to 1:45 p.m. --                                                                                      
+ HB  48 ARCHITECTS,ENGINEERS,SURVEYORS: EXTEND BD                                                                              
+ SB  50 INCREASE STUDDED TIRE FEE                                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB  31 NO ST. EMPLOYEE PAY INCREASE FOR 2 YRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          10:30 AM                                                  
              -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB 107 ALASKA CAPITAL INCOME FUND                                                                                             
+ SB  88 AK MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND EXCHANGE                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0848
                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 102 INTERNET FOR SCHOOLS; FUNDING                                                                                          
+ SB 103 ED GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIP;INNOVATIVE ED FUND                                                                               
+ SB 104 EDUCATION CURRICULUM                                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB  23 APPROP: CAPITAL BUDGET                                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+ SB  51 EXTEND BOARD OF VETERINARY EXAMINERS                                                                                   
+ SB  83 PROTECT: VULNERABLE ADULTS/LONG TERM CARE                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 15        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Sunday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0849
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB  72 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT.                                                                             
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+ HJR 14 FCC: INCREASE RURAL HEALTH CARE BUDGET                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 186 FOOD DONATIONS                                                                                                         
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 186 FOOD DONATIONS                                                                                                        
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              -- Postponed to 1:45 p.m. --                                                                                      
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Drew Phoenix, State Commission for Human Rights                                                                   
              Bryce Johnson, Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                    
              William Granger, Board of Governors of the                                                                        
              Alaska Bar                                                                                                        
+ SB 100 MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY                                                                              
+ HB 106 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND                                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB  16 FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS                                                                                    
              <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                           
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+= SB  15 E-CIGS: SALE TO AND POSSESSION BY MINOR                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0850
                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Lynne Gallant, Alaska Judicial Council                                                                            
              David Barton, State Commission for Human Rights                                                                   
+ SB  58 DEPT OF LAW: ADVOCACY BEFORE FERC                                                                                      
+ HB 108 FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS                                                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                                            
              Jahna Lindemuth, Attorney General                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony on Appointee --                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB   8 ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN PROTECTIVE ORDERS                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB  95 MARICULTURE REVOLVING LOAN FUND                                                                                       
+= SB  80 TELECOMMUNICATIONS: DISABLED SUBSCRIBERS                                                                              
+= SB  62 REPEAL CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM                                                                                    
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+ SCR 10 ALASKA YEAR OF INNOVATION                                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB  81 AK ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOANS: ELIGIBILITY                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 157 LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSN.                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                         LABOR & COMMERCE (continued)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB 102 LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+= SB  85 AK WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD;FUNDS                                                                                   
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB  49 EXTEND BOARD OF DIRECT-ENTRY MIDWIVES                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 07        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB  86 ALASKA RAILROAD CORPORATION LAND                                                                                       
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB  65 JONESVILLE PUBLIC USE AREA                                                                                            
+= SB  28 MUNICIPAL LAND SELECTIONS: PETERSBURG                                                                                 
+= SB  89 SHELLFISH ENHANCE. PROJECTS; HATCHERIES                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 10        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  

2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0852
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= SB   8 PFD CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS                                                                               
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+= HB  78 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY                                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 148 SECOND CLASS BOROUGH SERVICE AREAS                                                                                     
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ SB 106 MUNI TAX EXEMPTION: ECON DEVEL PROPERTY                                                                                
              <Pending Referral>                                                                                                
+ HB  87 CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BD FISHERIES/GAME                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 11        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 12        Wednesday                  House Finance 519            7:00 AM                                                 
+             Other Committee Business                                                                                          
              - IT Subcommittee Recommendations                                                                                 
              - Stoel Rives Update                                                                                              
              - West Benson LIO                                                                                                 
              EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                 
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2017-04-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0853
                        OMBUDSMAN SELECTION COMMITTEE                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08        Saturday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          8:00 AM                                                 
              Ombudsman Selection Process                                                                                       
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                     VICTIMS ADVOCATE SELECTION COMMITTEE                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Apr 08        Saturday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          2:00 PM                                                 
              Victims' Advocate Selection Process                                                                               
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                JOINT SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 13        Thursday                     House Chamber            11:00 AM                                                  
              Consideration of Governor's Appointees