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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                            THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Saturday                   April 14, 2018                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                               Eighty-ninth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Kelly at 11:39 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Bishop. Senator                                                                 
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Dear Heavenly Father, We'd ask in these final days                                                                    
          towards the end that you give us a double dose of                                                                     
          love, compassion, and understanding as we bring the                                                                   
          peoples' business to a conclusion.                                                                                    
          In your name I pray,       Amen.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
journal for the eighty-eighth legislative day be approved as certified by                                                       
the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 14                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                                                                   
          Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor                                                                   
          to certain members of the military.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 17                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                                                   
          Proclaiming April 2018 as Sexual Assault Awareness                                                                    
          Month.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Messages dated April 13 were read stating the House passed and                                                                  
transmitted for consideration:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                        First Reading and Reference of                                                                       
                              House Resolutions                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HCR 23                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23(RES) BY                                                                               
THE HOUSE RESOURCES COMMITTEE,                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          Supporting enhanced efforts to protect wildlife and                                                                   
          domestic animals in the state from infectious                                                                         
          diseases, foreign pathogens, and nonendemic                                                                           
          parasites.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HCR 30                                                                                                                        
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 30 BY THE HOUSE                                                                                 
RULES COMMITTEE,                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                                                         
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                                                        
          concerning Senate Bill No. 163, relating to                                                                           
          commercial motor vehicles.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and held on the Secretary's desk.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 212                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(RLS) BY THE HOUSE RULES                                                                               
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to funding for school construction                                                                   
          and major maintenance; relating to the regional                                                                       
          educational attendance area and small municipal                                                                       
          school district fund; and providing for an effective                                                                  
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 240                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 240(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to prescription prices available to                                                                  
          consumers; relating to penalties for certain pharmacy                                                                 
          or pharmacist violations; relating to the registration                                                                
          and duties of pharmacy benefits managers; relating to                                                                 
          procedures, guidelines, and enforcement mechanisms                                                                    
          for pharmacy audits; relating to the cost of multi-                                                                   
          source generic drugs and insurance reimbursement                                                                      
          procedures; relating to the duties of the director of the                                                             
          division of insurance; and providing for an effective                                                                 
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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HB 262                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 262(L&C) BY THE HOUSE LABOR                                                                               
AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for                                                                   
          certain nonresident professionals; and relating to the                                                                
          Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                                
          Economic Development."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 306                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to disbursement options under the                                                                    
          Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska and                                                                     
          the Teachers' Retirement System of Alaska for                                                                         
          participants in the defined contribution plan; and                                                                    
          providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 319                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(JUD) am BY THE HOUSE                                                                                  
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to criminal background checks for                                                                    
          marijuana establishment registrations and renewals;                                                                   
          and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 401                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 401(L&C) BY THE HOUSE LABOR                                                                               
AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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            "An Act relating to insurance; relating to credit for                                                              
            reinsurance; relating to insurance standard valuation;                                                             
          and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                                                  
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                               Concur Messages                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 14                                                                                                                         
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 14(FIN) am                                                                    
"An Act relating to transportation network companies and                                                                        
transportation network company drivers; and providing for an                                                                    
effective date" with the following amendment:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 14(RLS)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 163                                                                                                                        
Message dated April 13 was read stating the House passed and                                                                    
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 163(STA)                                                                      
"An Act relating to commercial motor vehicles" with the following                                                               
amendment:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 163(RLS) "An Act relating to commercial motor                                                                     
          vehicles; and relating to overtaking and passing                                                                      
          certain stationary vehicles." (Title Change HCR 30)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 76                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 76 "An Act relating to alcoholic beverages;                                                                     
relating to the regulation of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and                                                        
common carriers of alcoholic beverages; relating to licenses,                                                                   
endorsements, and permits involving alcoholic beverages; relating to                                                            

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the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; relating to offenses involving                                                            
alcoholic beverages; amending Rule 17, Alaska Rules of Minor                                                                    
Offense Procedure; and providing for an effective date" and                                                                     
recommended it be replaced with                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE                                                                                  
          BILL NO. 76(JUD) "An Act relating to alcoholic                                                                        
          beverages; relating to the regulation of                                                                              
          manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and common                                                                     
          carriers of alcoholic beverages; relating to licenses,                                                                
          endorsements, and permits involving alcoholic                                                                         
          beverages; relating to the Alcoholic Beverage                                                                         
          Control Board; relating to offenses involving                                                                         
          alcoholic beverages; amending Rule 17(h), Alaska                                                                      
          Rules of Minor Offense Procedure; and providing for                                                                   
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair. Signing no recommendation:                                                             
Senator Wielechowski. Signing amend: Senators Costello, Shower.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                          
                                                                                                                                
President Kelly added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 20                                                                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                            
NO. 20(JUD) "An Act relating to marriage solemnization; and                                                                     
authorizing elected public officials in the state to solemnize                                                                  
marriages." Signing do pass: Senator Coghill, Chair. Signing no                                                                 
recommendation: Senators Costello, Shower.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Health and Social Services                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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HB 31                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 31(FIN) "An Act relating to law enforcement training in domestic                                                            
violence and sexual assault; relating to sexual assault investigation                                                           
protocols; requiring an inventory and reports on untested sexual                                                                
assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date" and                                                              
recommended the adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee                                                                  
Substitute offered on page 2352. Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman,                                                             
MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators Bishop, von Imhof, Stevens,                                                                       
Micciche. Signing no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 5, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Public Safety                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 110                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 110(L&C) "An Act relating to the Board of Massage Therapists;                                                               
relating to the practice of massage therapy; relating to massage therapy                                                        
establishments; relating to the Department of Commerce, Community,                                                              
and Economic Development; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators                                                                
Bishop, von Imhof, Stevens. Signing no recommendation: Senators                                                                 
Olson, Micciche.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
      Economic Development                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 121                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 121 "An Act                                                                     
relating to occupational safety and health enforcement penalties; and                                                           
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Bishop,                                                              
Vice Chair; Senators von Imhof, Stevens, Micciche. Signing no                                                                   
recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                       
       Development                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 136                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                        
NO. 136(TRA) "An Act relating to motor vehicle franchises, motor                                                                
vehicle dealers, motor vehicle manufacturers, and motor vehicle                                                                 
distributors." Signing do pass: Senator Meyer, Chair; Senators Wilson,                                                          
Giessel, Coghill, Egan.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 215                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 215(FIN) "An Act relating to program receipts; and relating to                                                              
fees for services provided by the Department of Health and Social                                                               
Services." Signing do pass: Senator Bishop, Vice Chair; Senators                                                                
von Imhof, Stevens, Micciche. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                                
Olson.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 318                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 318(FIN) "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of                                                             
Social Work Examiners; relating to the composition of the Board of                                                              
Social Work Examiners; and providing for an effective date." Signing                                                            
do pass: Senator MacKinnon, Cochair; Senators Bishop, von Imhof,                                                                
Stevens, Olson, Micciche.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
           Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
       Economic Development                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 323                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 323 "An Act                                                                     
extending the termination date of the Board of Pharmacy; and                                                                    
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator MacKinnon,                                                           
Cochair; Senators Bishop, von Imhof, Stevens, Olson, Micciche.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                                                  
           Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Commerce, Community and                                                            
       Economic Development                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SJR 9                                                                                                                         
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE JOINT                                                                             
RESOLUTION NO. 9 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of                                                                    
the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund and to                                                                
appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund. Signing no                                                                       
recommendation: Senator Meyer, Chair; Senator Giessel. Signing do                                                               
pass: Senator Wilson. Signing amend: Senators Coghill, Egan.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                                                
     Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Office of the Governor                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The resolution was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 6                                                                                                                          
Senator Meyer, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent CS FOR                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 6(RES) am "An Act establishing the Jonesville                                                                    
Public Use Area" be waived from the Rules Committee for placement                                                               
on the calendar. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                          Special Committee Reports                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 285                                                                                                                        
                                                               April 14, 2018                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mr. President:                                                                                                                  
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee considering CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 285(FIN) "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                
capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                                          
program; and providing for an effective date" and SENATE CS FOR                                                                 
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 285(FIN) respectfully requests limited                                                                    
powers of free conference on the appropriations and language that are                                                           
not identical in the House and Senate versions of HB 285.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Hoffman, Chair; Senators MacKinnon,                                                                 
Olson. Representative Seaton, Chair; Representatives Foster,                                                                    
Thompson.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
President Kelly granted the Senate members limited powers of free                                                               
conference as requested.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 286                                                                                                                        
                                                               April 14, 2018                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mr. President:                                                                                                                  
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee considering CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                          
NO. 286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld) "An Act making                                                                        
appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state                                                             
government and for certain programs; capitalizing funds; amending                                                               
appropriations; and making supplemental appropriations"                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of                                                            
state government and for certain programs; capitalizing funds;                                                                  
amending appropriations; making supplemental appropriations;                                                                    
making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the                                                            
State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and                                                               
providing for an effective date"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
respectfully requests limited powers of free conference on the                                                                  
appropriations and language that are not identical in the House and                                                             
Senate versions of HB 286.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator Hoffman, Chair; Senators MacKinnon,                                                                 
Olson. Representative Seaton, Chair; Representatives Foster,                                                                    
Thompson.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
President Kelly granted the Senate members limited powers of free                                                               
conference as requested.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 6                                                                                                                          
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 6(RES) am "An Act establishing the                                                                        
Jonesville Public Use Area" was read the second time.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be                                                                  
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 6(RES) am was read the third time.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 6(RES) am                                                                      
"An Act establishing the Jonesville Public Use Area" pass the                                                                   
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 6(RES) am                                                                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Shower, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 6(RES) am passed the Senate,                                                                      
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 136                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(TRA) "An Act relating to motor                                                                        
vehicle franchises, motor vehicle dealers, motor vehicle                                                                        
manufacturers, and motor vehicle distributors" was read the second                                                              
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be                                                                  
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(TRA) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senators Meyer, Wilson, Coghill, Egan, Gardner, MacKinnon,                                                                      
Giessel, Bishop, Micciche, von Imhof, Kelly moved and asked                                                                     
unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without                                                            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(TRA)                                                                       
"An Act relating to motor vehicle franchises, motor vehicle dealers,                                                            
motor vehicle manufacturers, and motor vehicle distributors" pass the                                                           
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 136(TRA)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(TRA) passed the Senate, was                                                                   
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 236                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 236(FIN) "An Act extending the Alaska                                                                     
senior benefits payment program" was read the second time.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be                                                                  
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 236(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 236(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act extending the Alaska senior benefits payment program" pass the                                                              
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 236(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 236(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 102                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 102 "An Act relating to funding for Internet                                                                    
services for school districts; and relating to the Alaska higher                                                                
education investment fund" was read the third time.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be held                                                             
in third reading to the April 15 calendar. Without objection, it was so                                                         
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 185                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(EDC) "An Act relating to                                                                             
reemployment of persons who retire under the teachers' retirement                                                               
system" was read the third time.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved 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 2, following "system":                                                                                           
     Insert "; relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System                                                            
of Alaska and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain                                                              
employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit                                                                
and defined contribution plans of the Public Employees'                                                                       
Retirement System of Alaska and the teachers' retirement system;                                                              
and providing for an effective date"                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 29:                                                                                                      
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec 2. AS 14.20.165 is amended to read:                                                                                    
          Sec. 14.20.165. Restoration of tenure rights. A teacher who                                                         
     held tenure rights and who was retired due to disability under                                                             
     AS 14.25.130, but whose disability (1) has been removed, and the                                                           
     removal of that disability is certified by a competent physician                                                           
     following a physical or mental examination, or (2) has been                                                                
     compensated for by rehabilitation or other appropriate restorative                                                         

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     education or training, and that rehabilitation or restoration to                                                           
     health has been certified by the commissioner of administration                                                        
     [DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OF THE                                                                              
     DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE                                                                                          
     DEVELOPMENT], shall be restored to full tenure rights in the                                                               
     district from which the teacher was retired, at such time as an                                                            
        opening for which the teacher is qualified becomes available.                                                          
   * Sec. 3. AS 14.25.009 is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                                  
          Sec. 14.25.009. Applicability of AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220.                                                          
     (a)The provisions of AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220 apply to teachers                                                            
     who are eligible to be members of the teachers' retirement system                                                          
     under AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220 and are not members of the                                                                  
     defined contribution retirement plan under AS 14.25.310 -                                                                  
     14.25.590.                                                                                                                 
          (b)  An employer that participates in the plan shall also                                                             
     participate in the defined contribution retirement plan under                                                              
     AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590.                                                                                                  
   * Sec. 4. AS 14.25.040(a) is amended to read:                                                                              
          (a)  Unless a teacher or member participates in a university                                                          
     retirement program under AS 14.40.661 - 14.40.799 or has elected                                                           
     under AS 14.25.330 or former AS 14.25.540 to participate in the                                                        
     plan established in AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590, a teacher or                                                                 
     member contracting for service with a participating employer is                                                            
     subject to AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec. 8. AS 14.25.050(a) is amended to read:                                                                                
          (a)  Except as provided in (c) and (e) of this section,                                                           
     beginning January 1, 1991, each member shall contribute to the                                                             
     plan an amount equal to 8.65 percent of the member's base salary                                                           
     accrued from July 1 to the following June 30. [THE EMPLOYER                                                                
     SHALL DEDUCT THE CONTRIBUTION FROM THE                                                                                     
     MEMBER'S SALARY AT THE END OF EACH PAYROLL                                                                                 
     PERIOD, AND THE CONTRIBUTION SHALL BE CREDITED                                                                             
     BY THE PLAN TO THE MEMBER CONTRIBUTION                                                                                     
     ACCOUNT. THE CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE DEDUCTED                                                                               
     FROM EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION BEFORE THE                                                                                      

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     COMPUTATION OF APPLICABLE FEDERAL TAXES AND                                                                                
     SHALL BE TREATED AS EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS                                                                                 
     UNDER 26 U.S.C. 414(h)(2). A MEMBER MAY NOT HAVE                                                                           
     THE OPTION OF MAKING THE PAYROLL DEDUCTION                                                                                 
     DIRECTLY IN CASH INSTEAD OF HAVING THE                                                                                     
     CONTRIBUTION PICKED UP BY THE EMPLOYER.]                                                                                   
   * Sec. 9. AS 14.25.050 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                             
read:                                                                                                                           
          (e)  Except as provided in (a) and (c) of this section, a                                                             
     member who first participates in the plan after June 30, 2006, shall                                                       
     contribute to the plan an amount equal to eight percent of the                                                             
     employee's base salary accrued from July 1 to the following                                                                
     June 30.                                                                                                                   
          (f)  The employer shall deduct the contributions under (a) and                                                        
     (e) of this section from the member's salary at the end of each                                                            
     payroll period, and the contributions shall be credited by the plan                                                        
     to the member contribution account. The contributions shall be                                                             
     deducted from employee compensation before the computation of                                                              
     applicable federal taxes and shall be treated as employer                                                                  
     contributions under 26 U.S.C. 414(h)(2). A member may not have                                                             
     the option of making the payroll deduction directly in cash instead                                                        
     of having the contribution picked up by the employer."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec. 11. AS 14.25.130(c) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                                
          (c)  A disabled member receiving a benefit under this section                                                         
     shall undergo a medical examination as often as the administrator                                                          
     considers advisable, but not more frequently than once each year.                                                          
     The administrator shall determine the place of the examination                                                             
     and engage the physician or physicians. If the administrator                                                               
     determines that the examination indicates that the disabled                                                                
     member is no longer incapacitated because of a total and                                                                   
     apparently permanent occupational disability, the administrator                                                            
      may not issue further disability benefits to the disabled member.                                                        
   * Sec. 12. AS 14.25.130 is amended by adding a new subsection to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
          (g)  A person who first becomes a member after June 30,                                                               

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     2006, and who is appointed to disability benefits shall, within 30                                                         
     days after the date disability benefits commence, provide the                                                              
     administrator with proof that the member has applied for                                                                   
     enrollment in a vocational rehabilitation program approved by the                                                          
     administrator. Unless the member demonstrates cause, the benefits                                                          
     terminate at the end of the first month in which the member                                                                
              (1)  fails to provide the administrator with the required                                                         
     proof of application for enrollment;                                                                                       
              (2)  is certified by the administrator as failing to enroll in                                                    
     or cooperate with a vocational rehabilitation program approved                                                             
     under this subsection;                                                                                                     
              (3)  fails to interview for a job; or                                                                             
              (4)  fails to accept a job offered.                                                                               
   * Sec. 13. AS 14.25.168(d) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (d)  A benefit recipient who first became a member before                                                         
     July 1, 2006, or the benefit recipient's surviving spouse may                                                          
     elect major medical insurance coverage in accordance with                                                                  
     regulations and under the following conditions:                                                                            
              (1)  a benefit recipient [PERSON] who has less than 25                                                        
     years of membership service and who is younger than 60 years of                                                            
     age must pay an amount equal to the full monthly group premium                                                             
     for retiree major medical insurance coverage;                                                                              
              (2)  a disabled member, a disabled member who is                                                                  
     appointed to normal retirement, a person 60 years of age or older,                                                         
     or a person who has at least 25 years of membership service is not                                                         
     required to make premium payments.                                                                                         
   * Sec. 14. AS 14.25.168 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                            
read:                                                                                                                           
          (g)  A benefit recipient, or the surviving spouse of a benefit                                                        
     recipient, who first becomes a member after June 30, 2006, may                                                             
     elect major medical insurance coverage that was in effect before                                                           
     July 1, 2006, in accordance with regulations and under the                                                                 
     following conditions:                                                                                                      
              (1)  if the participating member or surviving spouse is not                                                       
     eligible for Medicare, the cost of a monthly premium for retiree                                                           
     major medical insurance coverage elected under this section is                                                             
     equal to the full monthly group premium for retiree major medical                                                          
     insurance coverage;                                                                                                        
              (2)  if the participating member or surviving spouse is                                                           
     eligible for Medicare, the cost of a monthly premium for retiree                                                           

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     major medical insurance coverage is a percentage of the full                                                               
     monthly group premium, as follows:                                                                                         
                   (A)  30 percent if the member had 10 or more, but                                                            
          less than 15, years of service;                                                                                       
                   (B)  25 percent if the member had 15 or more, but                                                            
          less than 20, years of service;                                                                                       
                   (C)  20 percent if the member had 20 or more, but                                                            
          less than 25, years of service;                                                                                       
              (3)  the cost of a monthly premium paid by the member or                                                          
     the member's surviving spouse for retiree major medical insurance                                                          
     coverage is                                                                                                                
                   (A)  15 percent of the full monthly group premium if                                                         
          the participating member has 25 or more, but less than 30,                                                            
          years of service;                                                                                                     
                   (B)  10 percent of the full monthly group premium if                                                         
          the participating member has 30 or more years of service;                                                             
              (4)  a disabled member or a disabled member who is                                                                
     appointed to normal retirement is not required to make premium                                                             
     payments.                                                                                                                  
          (h)  On or after July 1, 2024, and every five years thereafter,                                                       
     the administrator shall adjust the percentages under (g)(2) and (3)                                                        
     of this section as needed to maintain, but not to exceed, over the                                                         
     succeeding five years, an employer normal cost rate for the                                                                
     members and survivors who first become members after June 30,                                                              
     2006, that does not exceed the combined total of the rates under                                                           
     AS 14.25.350(a), (b), (d), and (e) minus the employer normal cost                                                          
     rate attributable to the members who first become members after                                                            
     June 30, 2006, for benefits under AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.167. An                                                             
     adjustment made under this subsection shall remain in effect for                                                           
     five years. In making an adjustment under this subsection, the                                                             
     administrator shall maintain the five percent differences between                                                          
     the percentages in (g)(2)(A), (B), and (C) of this section and the                                                         
     five percent differences between the percentages in (g)(3)(A) and                                                          
     (B) of this section.                                                                                                       
          (i)  When a member is appointed to retirement, the member                                                             
     obtains a vested right to the applicable percentage under (g)(2) or                                                        
     (3) of this section, as adjusted under (h) of this section, that is in                                                     
     effect when the member is appointed to retirement. A member                                                                
     does not obtain a vested right to a percentage under (g)(2) or (3) of                                                      
     this section, as adjusted under (h) of this section, before the                                                            

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     member is appointed to retirement.                                                                                         
   * Sec. 15. AS 14.25.310 is amended to read:                                                                                
          Sec. 14.25.310. Applicability of AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590.                                                          
     The provisions of AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590 apply only to                                                                   
              (1)  teachers who first become members on or after                                                            
     July 1, 2006, and before the effective date of this section who                                                        
     do not transfer to a defined benefit retirement plan under                                                             
     AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220 or AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680;                                                                  
              (2)  teachers described in AS 14.25.330 who elect                                                             
     under that section to become [TO MEMBERS WHO ARE                                                                       
     EMPLOYED BY EMPLOYERS THAT DO NOT                                                                                          
     PARTICIPATE IN THE DEFINED BENEFIT RETIREMENT                                                                              
     PLAN ESTABLISHED UNDER AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220, TO                                                                        
     FORMER MEMBERS UNDER AS 14.25.220, OR TO]                                                                                  
     members; and                                                                                                           
              (3)  teachers who transferred [TRANSFER] into the                                                         
     defined contribution retirement plan under former AS 14.25.540.                                                        
   * Sec. 16. AS 14.25.310 is amended by adding a new subsection to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
          (b)  An employer that participates in the plan shall also                                                             
     participate in the defined benefit retirement plan under                                                                   
     AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220.                                                                                                  
   * Sec. 17. AS 14.25.330 is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                                 
          Sec. 14.25.330. Retirement plan election option. (a) A                                                              
     teacher who is first hired on or after the effective date of this                                                          
     section may make a one-time election to participate in the defined                                                         
     contribution retirement plan under AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590                                                                
     retroactive to the date of hire and may transfer to that plan                                                              
     employee contributions, if any, and employer contributions, if                                                             
     any, that have been made to the defined benefit retirement plan                                                            
     under AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220. Before employer contributions                                                              
     are transferred under this subsection, the administrator shall                                                             
     recalculate them under AS 14.25.070.                                                                                       
          (b)  The election to participate in the defined contribution                                                          
     retirement plan under (a) of this section must be made within 90                                                           
     days after the date of hire and be made in writing on a form and in                                                        
     the manner prescribed by the administrator. Before accepting an                                                            
     election to participate in the defined contribution retirement plan,                                                       
     the administrator shall, within 20 days after the administrator                                                            
     receives notification of the teacher's date of hire, provide the                                                           

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     teacher eligible to make an election to participate in the defined                                                         
     contribution retirement plan under AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590 with                                                           
              (1)  information, including calculations to illustrate the                                                        
     effect of moving the teacher's retirement plan from the defined                                                            
     benefit retirement plan to the defined contribution retirement plan;                                                       
     and                                                                                                                        
              (2)  other information clearly to inform the teacher of the                                                       
     potential consequences of the teacher's election.                                                                          
          (c)  An election made under (a) of this section to participate in                                                     
     the defined contribution retirement plan is irrevocable. Retroactive                                                       
     to the date of hire, the teacher shall be enrolled in the defined                                                          
     contribution retirement plan under AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590, the                                                           
     teacher's participation in the plan shall be governed by the                                                               
     provisions for the defined contribution retirement plan, and the                                                           
     teacher's participation in the defined benefit retirement plan under                                                       
     AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220 shall terminate.                                                                                  
          (d)  When an eligible teacher makes an election under (a) of                                                          
     this section, the administrator shall cause the total amount of the                                                        
     teacher's employee and employer contributions, with investment                                                             
     earnings and losses through the final day of the teacher's                                                                 
     participation in the defined benefit retirement plan, to be                                                                
     actuarially calculated and transferred to the teacher's designated                                                         
     account in the defined contribution retirement plan. The                                                                   
     administrator shall establish transfer procedures by regulation, but                                                       
     the actual transfer may not be later than 30 days after the date the                                                       
     administrator receives the teacher's completed election form under                                                         
     (b) of this section, unless the major financial markets for securities                                                     
     available for a transfer are seriously disrupted by an unforeseen                                                          
     event that also causes the suspension of trading on any national                                                           
     securities exchange in the country where the securities were                                                               
     issued. In that event, the 30-day period may be extended by a                                                              
     resolution of the board. Transfers are not commissionable or                                                               
     subject to other fees and may be in the form of securities or cash                                                         
     as determined by the board. Securities shall be valued on the date                                                         
     of receipt in the teacher's account.                                                                                       
          (e)  An eligible teacher whose accounts are subject to a                                                              
     qualified domestic relations order may not make an election to                                                             
     participate in the defined contribution retirement plan under this                                                         
     section unless the qualified domestic relations order is amended or                                                        
     vacated and court-certified copies of the order are received by the                                                        

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     administrator.                                                                                                             
   * Sec. 18. AS 14.25.485(h) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                              
          (h)  A member who is appointed to disability benefits shall,                                                          
     within 30 days after the date disability benefits commence,                                                                
     provide the administrator with proof that the member has applied                                                           
     for enrollment in a vocational rehabilitation program approved by                                                          
     the administrator. Unless the member demonstrates cause, the                                                               
     benefits terminate at the end of the first month in which the                                                              
     member                                                                                                                     
              (1)  fails to provide the administrator with the required                                                         
     proof of application for enrollment;                                                                                       
              (2)  is certified by the administrator as failing to enroll in                                                    
     or cooperate with a vocational rehabilitation program approved                                                             
     under this subsection;                                                                                                     
              (3)  fails to interview for a job; or                                                                             
              (4)  fails to accept a job offered.                                                                               
   * Sec. 19. AS 39.35.095 is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                               
          Sec. 39.35.095. Applicability of AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680.                                                          
     (a)The provisions of AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680 apply to public                                                              
     employees who are eligible to be members of the public                                                                     
     employees' retirement system under AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680 and                                                            
     are not members of the defined contribution retirement plan under                                                          
     AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990.                                                                                                  
          (b)  A public organization or a municipality or other political                                                       
     subdivision of the state that participates in the plan shall also                                                          
     participate in the defined contribution retirement plan under                                                              
     AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990.                                                                                                  
   * Sec. 20. AS 39.35 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                            
          Sec. 39.35.128. Participation of elected officials of political                                                     
     subdivisions. (a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, a                                                           
     person who is an elected official of a political subdivision of the                                                        
     state and who has not participated in the plan or waived                                                                   
     participation in the plan before July 1, 2019, is a member of the                                                          
     plan if                                                                                                                    
              (1)  the political subdivision has elected under                                                                  
     AS 39.35.600 - 39.35.650 to designate elected officials in the                                                             
     classifications of employees entitled to participate in the plan; and                                                      
              (2)  the elected official receives compensation from the                                                          
     political subdivision for services as an elected official in the                                                           
     amount of at least $2,001 a month.                                                                                         

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          (b)  An elected official entitled to participate under this                                                           
     section, and who either has no previous service under the system                                                           
     with the political subdivision or is retired under the system, may                                                         
     file a waiver of participation in the plan with the administrator                                                          
     within 30 days after the later of July 1, 2019, or the date that the                                                       
     elected official's term of office begins. A waiver is irrevocable for                                                      
     the remainder of the elected official's service as an elected official                                                     
     or employee of the political subdivision.                                                                                  
   * Sec. 21. AS 39.35.160(a) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (a)  Subject to (e) of this section, beginning [BEGINNING]                                                        
     January 1, 1987, each peace officer or firefighter shall contribute                                                        
     to the plan an amount equal to seven and one-half percent of the                                                           
     peace officer's or firefighter's compensation. Except as provided in                                                       
     (d) and (e) of this section, beginning January 1, 1987, each other                                                     
     employee shall contribute to the plan an amount equal to six and                                                           
     three-quarters percent of the employee's compensation. [THE                                                                
     CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE DEDUCTED BY THE                                                                                     
     EMPLOYER AT THE END OF EACH PAYROLL PERIOD.                                                                                
     THE CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE DEDUCTED FROM                                                                                   
     EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION BEFORE COMPUTATION OF                                                                                
     APPLICABLE FEDERAL TAXES, AND THE                                                                                          
     CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE TREATED AS EMPLOYER                                                                                 
     CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER 26 U.S.C. 414(h)(2). A MEMBER                                                                          
     MAY NOT HAVE THE OPTION OF MAKING THE PAYROLL                                                                              
     DEDUCTION DIRECTLY INSTEAD OF HAVING THE                                                                                   
     CONTRIBUTION PICKED UP BY THE EMPLOYER.]                                                                                   
   * Sec. 22. AS 39.35.160 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                            
read:                                                                                                                           
          (e)  Except as provided in (a) and (d) of this section, an                                                            
     employee, including a peace officer or firefighter, who first                                                              
     participates in the plan after June 30, 2006, shall contribute to the                                                      
     plan an amount equal to eight percent of the employee's                                                                    
     compensation.                                                                                                              
          (f)  Contributions under (a) and (e) of this section shall be                                                         
     deducted by the employer at the end of each payroll period. The                                                            
     contributions shall be deducted from employee compensation                                                                 
     before computation of applicable federal taxes, and the                                                                    
     contributions shall be treated as employer contributions under 26                                                          
     U.S.C. 414(h)(2). A member may not have the option of making                                                               
     the payroll deduction directly instead of having the contribution                                                          

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     picked up by the employer.                                                                                                 
   * Sec. 23. AS 39.35.400(e) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (e)  A disabled employee receiving a nonoccupational                                                                  
     disability benefit shall provide the administrator, within one year                                                    
     after appointment to disability benefits and once within each year                                                     
     thereafter until disability benefits are denied or cease, with proof                                               
     that the disabled employee has applied [OF CONTINUING                                                                  
     ELIGIBILITY] to receive disability payments under the Social                                                               
     Security Act. If the disabled employee is otherwise ineligible for a                                                       
     social security payment, the employee shall provide the                                                                    
     administrator with sufficient medical evidence once each year to                                                           
     demonstrate that disability payments under the Social Security Act                                                         
     would be payable had the employee been otherwise eligible. If the                                                          
     disabled employee fails to provide the administrator with evidence                                                         
     of continuing eligibility for disability payments under the Social                                                         
     Security Act or other medical evidence required by the                                                                     
     administrator within 30 days following each anniversary date, the                                                          
     disability benefits from the plan shall cease. If that information is                                                      
     subsequently provided to the administrator, benefit payments will                                                          
     resume beginning for the month following that in which the                                                                 
     information is provided. When disability payments under the                                                                
     Social Security Act cease, it is the responsibility of the disabled                                                        
     employee to notify the administrator immediately.                                                                          
   * Sec. 24. AS 39.35.410 is amended by adding a new subsection to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
          (k)  A person who first becomes an employee after June 30,                                                            
     2006, and who is appointed to disability benefits shall, within 30                                                         
     days after the date disability benefits commence, provide the                                                              
     administrator with proof that the employee has applied for                                                                 
     enrollment in a vocational rehabilitation program approved by                                                              
     administrator. Unless the employee demonstrates cause, the                                                                 
     benefits terminate at the end of the first month in which the                                                              
     employee                                                                                                                   
              (1)  fails to provide the administrator with the required                                                         
     proof of application for enrollment;                                                                                       
              (2)  is certified by the administrator as failing to enroll in                                                    
     or cooperate with a vocational rehabilitation program approved                                                             
     under this subsection;                                                                                                     
              (3)  fails to interview for a job; or                                                                             
              (4)  fails to accept a job offered.                                                                               

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   * Sec. 25. AS 39.35.535(c) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (c)  A benefit recipient may elect major medical insurance                                                            
     coverage in accordance with regulations and under the following                                                            
     conditions:                                                                                                                
              (1)  a person who first became a member before July 1,                                                        
     2006, or the surviving spouse of the person, other than a                                                              
     disabled member or a disabled member who is appointed to                                                                   
     normal retirement, must pay an amount equal to the full monthly                                                            
     group premium for retiree major medical insurance coverage if the                                                          
     person is                                                                                                                  
                   (A)  younger than 60 years of age and has less than                                                          
                        (i)  25 years of credited service as a peace officer                                                    
              under AS 39.35.360 and 39.35.370; or                                                                              
                        (ii)  30 years of credited service under                                                                
              AS 39.35.360 and 39.35.370 that is not service as a peace                                                         
              officer; or                                                                                                       
                   (B)  of any age and has less than 10 years of credited                                                       
          service;                                                                                                              
              (2)  a person who first became a member before July 1,                                                        
     2006, or the surviving spouse of the person is not required to                                                         
     make premium payments for retiree major medical insurance                                                              
     coverage if the person                                                                                                     
                   (A)  is a disabled member;                                                                                   
                   (B)  is a disabled member who is appointed to normal                                                         
          retirement;                                                                                                           
                   (C)  is 60 years of age or older and has at least 10                                                         
          years of credited service; or                                                                                         
                   (D)  has at least                                                                                            
                        (i)  25 years of credited service as a peace officer                                                    
              under AS 39.35.360 and 39.35.370; or                                                                              
                        (ii)  30 years of credited service under                                                                
              AS 39.35.360 and 39.35.370 not as a peace officer;                                                            
              (3)  except as provided in (4) and (5) of this subsection,                                                    
     a benefit recipient who first becomes a member after June 30,                                                          
     2006, or a benefit recipient who is the surviving spouse of a                                                          
     person who first becomes a member after June 30, 2006, may,                                                            
     in accordance with regulations, elect retiree major medical                                                            
     coverage that was in effect before July 1, 2006, and pay an                                                            
     amount equal to the full monthly group premium for retiree                                                             
     major medical insurance coverage; however, except as                                                                   

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     provided in (4) and (5) of this subsection, if the benefit                                                             
     recipient is eligible for Medicare, the cost of a monthly                                                              
     premium is a percentage of the full monthly group premium,                                                             
     as follows:                                                                                                            
                   (A)  30 percent if the member has 10 or more, but                                                        
          less than 15, years of service;                                                                                   
                   (B)  25 percent if the member has 15 or more, but                                                        
          less than 20, years of service;                                                                                   
                   (C)  20 percent if the member has 20 or more, but                                                        
          less than 25, years of service;                                                                                   
                   (D)  15 percent if the member has 25 or more, but                                                        
            less than 30, years of service not as a peace officer;                                                         
              (4)  except as provided in (5) of this subsection, a                                                          
     benefit recipient who first becomes a member after June 30,                                                            
     2006, or a benefit recipient who is the surviving spouse of a                                                          
     person who first becomes a member after June 30, 2006, shall                                                           
     pay a monthly premium that is                                                                                          
                   (A)  15 percent of the cost of a full monthly group                                                      
          premium if the member has 25 or more, but less than 30,                                                           
          years of service as a peace officer; or                                                                           
                   (B)  10 percent of the cost of a full monthly group                                                      
          premium if the member has 30 or more years of service;                                                            
              (5)  a benefit recipient who first becomes a member                                                           
     after June 30, 2006, is not required to make premium                                                                   
         payments for retiree major medical coverage if the recipient                                                      
                   (A)  is a disabled member; or                                                                            
                   (B)  is a disabled member who is appointed to                                                            
          normal retirement;                                                                                                
              (6)  on or after July 1, 2024, and every five years                                                           
     thereafter, the administrator shall adjust the percentages                                                             
     under (3) and (4) of this subsection as needed to maintain, but                                                        
     not to exceed, over the succeeding five years, an employer                                                             
     normal cost rate for the members and survivors who first                                                               
     became members after June 30, 2006, that does not exceed the                                                           
     combined total of the rates under AS 39.35.750(a), (b), (d), and                                                       
     (e) minus the employer normal cost rate attributable to the                                                            
     members who first become members after June 30, 2006, for                                                              
     benefits under AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.530; an adjustment made                                                            
     under this paragraph shall remain in effect for five years; in                                                         
     making an adjustment under this paragraph, the                                                                         

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     administrator shall maintain the five percent differences                                                              
     between the percentages in (3)(A), (B), (C), and (D) of this                                                           
     subsection and the five percent differences between the                                                                
     percentages in (4)(A) and (B) of this subsection;                                                                      
              (7)  when a member is appointed to retirement, the                                                            
     member obtains a vested right to the applicable percentage                                                             
     under (3) or (4) of this subsection, as adjusted under (6) of this                                                     
     subsection, that is in effect when the member is appointed to                                                          
     retirement; a member does not obtain a vested right to a                                                               
     percentage under (3) or (4) of this subsection, as adjusted                                                            
     under (6) of this subsection, before appointment to retirement.                                                        
   * Sec. 26. AS 39.35.620(k) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (k)  Termination of an employer's participation in the plan                                                           
     does not bar future participation in the system by that employer if                                                        
     the employer is current with payments on amounts due under                                                                 
     AS 39.35.625. [IF A PREVIOUSLY TERMINATED                                                                                  
     EMPLOYER RETURNS TO THE SYSTEM, THE EMPLOYER                                                                               
     MAY ONLY PARTICIPATE IN THE PLAN ESTABLISHED                                                                               
     UNDER AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990. EMPLOYEES MAY BE                                                                           
     CREDITED UNDER AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990 ONLY WITH                                                                          
     SERVICE SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE OF RETURN.]                                                                                 
   * Sec. 27. AS 39.35.680(18) is amended to read:                                                                            
              (18)  "employer" means                                                                                            
                   (A)  the State of Alaska;                                                                                    
                   (B)  a political subdivision or public organization of                                                       
          the state that participates in the plan based on a resolution to                                                      
          participate in the plan that was approved by the administrator                                                        
          [ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2006]; or                                                                                       
                   (C)  a political subdivision or public organization of                                                       
          the state that, as a result of consolidation or reorganization                                                        
          [THAT OCCURS ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2006], assumes                                                                       
          liability under the plan of a political subdivision or public                                                         
          organization described in (B) of this paragraph;                                                                      
   * Sec. 28. AS 39.35.700 is amended to read:                                                                                
          Sec. 39.35.700. Applicability of AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990.                                                          
     The provisions of AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990 apply only to                                                                   
              (1)  members first hired on or after July 1, 2006, and                                                    
     before the effective date of this section who do not transfer to                                                       
     a defined benefit retirement plan under AS 14.25.009 -                                                                 
     14.25.220 or AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680;                                                                                 

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              (2)  public employees described in AS 39.35.720 who                                                           
     elect under that section to become [TO MEMBERS WHO ARE                                                                 
     EMPLOYED BY EMPLOYERS THAT DO NOT                                                                                          
     PARTICIPATE IN THE DEFINED BENEFIT RETIREMENT                                                                              
     PLAN ESTABLISHED UNDER AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680, TO                                                                        
     FORMER MEMBERS AS DEFINED IN AS 39.35.680, OR TO]                                                                          
     members; and                                                                                                           
              (3)  members who transferred [TRANSFER] into the                                                          
     defined contribution retirement plan under former AS 39.35.940.                                                        
   * Sec. 29. AS 39.35.700 is amended by adding a new subsection to                                                           
read:                                                                                                                           
          (b)  A public organization as defined in AS 39.35.680 or a                                                            
     municipality or other political subdivision of the state that                                                              
     participates in the plan shall also participate in the defined benefit                                                     
     retirement plan under AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680.                                                                            
   * Sec. 30. AS 39.35.720 is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                                 
          Sec. 39.35.720. Retirement plan election option. (a) A                                                              
     public employee who is first hired on or after the effective date of                                                       
     this section may make a one-time election to participate in the                                                            
     defined contribution retirement plan under AS 39.35.700 -                                                                  
     39.35.990 retroactive to the date of hire and may transfer to that                                                         
     plan employee contributions, if any, and employer contributions,                                                           
     if any, that have been made to the defined benefit retirement plan                                                         
     under AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680. Before employer contributions                                                              
     are transferred under this subsection, the administrator shall                                                             
     recalculate them under AS 39.35.255.                                                                                       
          (b)  The election to participate in the defined contribution                                                          
     retirement plan under (a) of this section must be made within 90                                                           
     days after the date of hire and be made in writing on a form and in                                                        
     the manner prescribed by the administrator. Before accepting an                                                            
     election to participate in the defined contribution retirement plan                                                        
     under AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990, the administrator shall, within 20                                                         
     days after the administrator receives notice of the public                                                                 
     employee's date of hire, provide the employee eligible to make an                                                          
     election to participate in the defined contribution retirement plan                                                        
     with                                                                                                                       
              (1)  information, including calculations to illustrate the                                                        
     effect of moving the employee's retirement plan from the defined                                                           
     benefit retirement plan to the defined contribution retirement plan;                                                       
     and                                                                                                                        

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              (2)  other information clearly to inform the employee of                                                          
     the potential consequences of the employee's election.                                                                     
          (c)  An election made under (a) of this section to participate in                                                     
     the defined contribution retirement plan is irrevocable. Retroactive                                                       
     to the date of hire, the employee shall be enrolled in the defined                                                         
     contribution retirement plan under AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990, the                                                           
     employee's participation in the plan shall be governed by the                                                              
     provisions for the defined contribution retirement plan, and the                                                           
     employee's participation in the defined benefit retirement plan                                                            
     under AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680 shall terminate.                                                                            
          (d)  When an employee makes an election under (a) of this                                                             
     section, the administrator shall cause the total amount of the                                                             
     employee's employee and employer contributions, with                                                                       
     investment earnings and losses through the final day of the                                                                
     employee's participation in the defined benefit retirement plan, to                                                        
     be actuarially calculated and transferred to the employee's                                                                
     designated account in the defined contribution retirement plan.                                                            
     The administrator shall establish transfer procedures by                                                                   
     regulation, but the actual transfer may not be later than 30 days                                                          
     after the date the administrator receives the employee's completed                                                         
     election form under (b) of this section, unless the major financial                                                        
     markets for securities available for a transfer are seriously                                                              
     disrupted by an unforeseen event that also causes the suspension                                                           
     of trading on any national securities exchange in the country                                                              
     where the securities were issued. In that event, the 30-day period                                                         
     may be extended by a resolution of the board. Transfers are not                                                            
     commissionable or subject to other fees and may be in the form of                                                          
     securities or cash as determined by the board. Securities shall be                                                         
     valued on the date of receipt in the employee's account.                                                                   
          (e)  An eligible employee whose accounts are subject to a                                                             
     qualified domestic relations order may not make an election to                                                             
     participate in the defined contribution retirement plan under this                                                         
     section unless the qualified domestic relations order is amended or                                                        
     vacated and court-certified copies of the order are received by the                                                        
     administrator.                                                                                                             
   * Sec. 31. AS 39.35.890(j) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                              
          (j)  A member who is appointed to disability benefits shall,                                                          
     within 30 days after the date disability benefits commence,                                                                
     provide the administrator with proof that the member has applied                                                           
     for enrollment in a vocational rehabilitation program approved by                                                          

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     the administrator. Unless the member demonstrates cause, the                                                               
     benefits terminate at the end of the first month in which the                                                              
     member                                                                                                                     
              (1)  fails to provide the administrator with the required                                                         
     proof of application for enrollment;                                                                                       
              (2)  is certified by the administrator as failing to enroll in                                                    
     or cooperate with a vocational rehabilitation program approved                                                             
     under this subsection;                                                                                                     
              (3)  fails to interview for a job; or                                                                             
              (4)  fails to accept a job offered.                                                                               
   * Sec. 32. AS 14.25.012(c), 14.25.540; AS 39.35.940, and                                                                   
39.35.957(b) are repealed.                                                                                                      
   * Sec. 33. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                         
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     RETIREMENT PLAN ELECTION CHOICE. (a) A teacher who                                                                         
was first hired after June 30, 2006, and before the effective date of this                                                      
section and who is a member of the defined contribution plan of the                                                             
teachers' retirement system under AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590 may make                                                             
a one-time election, within 90 days after the effective date of this                                                            
section, to participate in the defined benefit retirement plan under                                                            
AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220 and to transfer all contributions, including                                                           
employer contributions, that have been made or should be made to the                                                            
defined contribution retirement plan for service the member completes                                                           
before the effective date of the member's participation in the defined                                                          
benefit retirement plan.                                                                                                        
     (b)  A public employee who was first hired after June 30, 2006,                                                            
and before the effective date of this section and who is a member of                                                            
the defined contribution plan of the public employees' retirement                                                               
system under AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990 may make a one-time                                                                       
election, within 90 days after the effective date of this section, to                                                           
participate in the defined benefit retirement plan under AS 39.35.095 -                                                         
39.35.680 and to transfer all contributions, including employer                                                                 
contributions, that have been made or should be made to the defined                                                             
contribution retirement plan for any service the member completes                                                               
before the effective date of the member's participation in the defined                                                          
benefit retirement plan.                                                                                                        
   * Sec. 34. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                         
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     RETIREMENT              PLAN         ELECTION            PROCEDURE;                                                        
REGULATIONS REQUIRED. (a) The election to participate in the                                                                    

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defined benefit retirement plan under sec. 33 of this Act must be made                                                          
in writing on forms and in the manner prescribed by the administrator.                                                          
Before accepting an election to participate in the defined benefit                                                              
retirement plan, the administrator shall provide the employee planning                                                          
on making an election to participate in the defined benefit retirement                                                          
plan with information, including calculations to illustrate the effect of                                                       
moving the employee's retirement plan from the defined contribution                                                             
retirement plan to the defined benefit retirement plan as well as other                                                         
information clearly to inform the employee of the potential                                                                     
consequences of the employee's election.                                                                                        
     (b)  An election made under sec. 33 of this Act to participate in the                                                      
defined benefit retirement plan is irrevocable. On the effective date of                                                        
the election, an eligible employee who makes the election shall be                                                              
enrolled as a member of the defined benefit retirement plan, the                                                                
employee's participation in the plan shall be governed by the                                                                   
provisions for the defined benefit retirement plan, and the employee's                                                          
participation in the defined contribution retirement plan shall                                                                 
terminate. The employee's enrollment in the defined benefit retirement                                                          
plan shall be effective retroactive to the date of hire. An election made                                                       
by an eligible employee who is married is not effective unless the                                                              
election is signed by the employee's spouse.                                                                                    
     (c)  When an eligible employee makes a one-time election under                                                             
sec. 33 of this Act, the administrator shall cause the total amount of                                                          
the employee's employee and employer contributions, with investment                                                             
earnings and losses through the final day of the employee's                                                                     
participation as a member in the defined contribution retirement plan,                                                          
to be actuarially calculated and, subject to (d) of this section,                                                               
transferred to the pension fund in the defined benefit retirement plan.                                                         
On the effective date of the employee's participation in the defined                                                            
benefit retirement plan, the employee shall be credited with service in                                                         
the defined benefit retirement plan that is equal to the employee's                                                             
service in years, including fractional years, recognized for computing                                                          
benefits that may be due from the defined contribution retirement plan.                                                         
The board shall establish transfer procedures by regulation, but the                                                            
actual transfer may not be later than 30 days after the date the                                                                
administrator receives the employee's completed election forms under                                                            
(a) of this section, unless the major financial markets for securities                                                          
available for a transfer are seriously disrupted by an unforeseen event                                                         
that also causes the suspension of trading on any national securities                                                           
exchange in the country where the securities were issued. In that                                                               

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event, the 30-day period may be extended by a resolution of the board.                                                          
Transfers are not commissionable or subject to other fees and may be                                                            
in the form of securities or cash as determined by the board. Securities                                                        
shall be valued on the date of receipt in the employee's account.                                                               
     (d)  If the value actuarially calculated under (c) of this section is                                                      
insufficient to pay for a service credit equal to the employee's actual                                                         
service, the administrator shall allow the employee to create an                                                                
indebtedness up to the amount needed to eliminate the insufficiency;                                                            
however, if that value exceeds the amount needed to pay for a service                                                           
credit equal to the employee's actual service, the administrator shall                                                          
cause the excess to be paid to the employee as a rollover transfer to                                                           
either an individual employee annuity account in the Department of                                                              
Administration under the terms of AS 39.30.150 - 39.30.180 (State of                                                            
Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan) or, if the employee's employer                                                                
does not participate in the State of Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan,                                                          
to an eligible retirement plan as defined in AS 14.25.360(d) or                                                                 
AS 39.35.760(d). An excess under this subsection may not be used to                                                             
purchase service credit in a retirement plan administered under                                                                 
AS 14.25 or AS 39.35.                                                                                                           
     (e)  The provisions of this section are subject to the requirements                                                        
of the Internal Revenue Code and the limitations under AS 14.25.010,                                                            
14.25.320(c) and (d), 14.25.490, AS 39.35.115, 39.35.678,                                                                       
39.35.710(c) and (d), and 39.35.895.                                                                                            
     (f)  In this section,                                                                                                      
          (1)  "administrator" means the commissioner of                                                                        
administration or the person designated by the commissioner of                                                                  
administration under AS 39.35.003 for a public employees' retirement                                                            
plan and under AS 14.25.003 for a teachers' retirement plan;                                                                    
          (2)  "board" means the Alaska Retirement Management Board                                                             
established under AS 37.10.210;                                                                                                 
          (3)  "defined benefit retirement plan" means the retirement                                                           
plan established under                                                                                                          
               (A)  AS 14.25.009 - 14.25.220 for a teacher; or                                                                 
              (B)  AS 39.35.095 - 39.35.680 for a public employee;                                                              
          (4)  "defined contribution retirement plan" means the                                                                 
retirement plan established under                                                                                               
               (A)  AS 14.25.310 - 14.25.590 for a teacher; or                                                                 
              (B)  AS 39.35.700 - 39.35.990 for a public employee;                                                              
          (5)  "Internal Revenue Code" has the meaning given in                                                                 
AS 39.35.990."                                                                                                                  

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Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 14:                                                                                                                
     Delete "This Act applies"                                                                                                  
     Insert "Sections 1, 5 - 7, and 10 of this Act apply"                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 14, following "of":                                                                                                
     Insert "secs. 1, 5 - 7, and 10 of "                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, following line 15:                                                                                                      
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec. 36. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                                           
adding a new section to read:                                                                                                   
     ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS. The commissioner of                                                                               
administration shall adopt regulations under AS 14.25.005 and                                                                   
AS 39.35.005 necessary to implement the changes made by secs. 2 - 4,                                                            
8, 9, and 11 - 35 of this Act. A regulation adopted under this section                                                          
may not take effect before the effective date of the law being                                                                  
implemented by the regulation.                                                                                                  
   * Sec. 37. Sections 34 and 36 of this Act take effect immediately                                                          
under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                                                                          
   * Sec. 38. Sections 2 - 4, 8, 9, 11 - 33, and 35 of this Act take effect                                                   
July 1, 2019."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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 185(EDC)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly,                                                              
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(EDC) "An Act relating to                                                                             
reemployment of persons who retire under the teachers' retirement                                                               
system" was automatically in third reading.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                                                
voting on this and any other education bill considered today due to a                                                           
conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator Begich was                                                              
required to vote.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(EDC)                                                                      
"An Act relating to reemployment of persons who retire under the                                                                
teachers' retirement system" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with                                                          
the following result:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 185(EDC)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(EDC) passed the Senate and                                                                   
was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         Third Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 287                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 287(FIN) "An Act making                                                                            
appropriations for public education and transportation of students; and                                                         
providing for an effective date" was read the third time.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved the bill be returned to second reading                                                               
for all amendments offered today. Without objection, the bill was                                                               
returned to second reading.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, lines 21 - 23:                                                                                                          
     Delete all material.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 25:                                                                                                                
     Delete "sec. 8"                                                                                                            
     Insert "sec. 7"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Micciche objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche rose to a point of order. Senator Kelly cautioned                                                              
members to proceed in order.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 287(FIN)                                                                                                                 
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Hughes, Olson, Shower, Wielechowski,                                                              
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                      
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 1, following "DEVELOPMENT.":                                                                                       
     Insert "(a) The amount necessary to fund the base student                                                                  
allocation at $6,030, when added to the appropriations made to the                                                              
public education fund (AS 14.17.300) by the Thirtieth Alaska State                                                              
Legislature during the Second Regular Session and enacted into law                                                              

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on or before July 1, 2018, estimated to be $25,595,400, is appropriated                                                         
from the general fund to the Department of Education and Early                                                                  
Development to be distributed as grants to school districts according to                                                        
the average daily membership for each district adjusted under                                                                   
AS 14.17.410(b)(1)(A) - (D) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.                                                           
     (b)  The amount necessary to fund the base student allocation at                                                           
$6,030, when added to the appropriations made in secs. 5(c) and (d) of                                                          
this Act, is appropriated from the general fund to the Department of                                                            
Education and Early Development to be distributed as grants to school                                                           
districts according to the average daily membership for each district                                                           
adjusted under AS 14.17.410(b)(1)(A) - (D) for the fiscal year ending                                                           
June 30, 2020.                                                                                                                  
     (c)"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 21:                                                                                                                
     Delete "secs. 4"                                                                                                           
     Insert "secs. 4(b) and (c)"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 24:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Sections 4"                                                                                                        
     Insert "Sections 4(b) and (c)"                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                                               
MacKinnon objected.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 287(FIN)                                                                                                                 
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly,                                                              
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Gardner offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "students;":                                                                                        
     Insert "making other appropriations;"                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, following line 5:                                                                                                       
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 5. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL                                                                                    
SERVICES. The sum of $23,572,600 is appropriated from the general                                                               
fund to the Department of Health and Social Services, public                                                                    
assistance, senior benefits payment program, for the senior benefits                                                            
payment program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 19:                                                                                                                
     Delete "sec. 5"                                                                                                            
     Insert "sec. 6"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 21:                                                                                                                
     Delete "5(c) and (d)"                                                                                                      
     Insert "6(c) and (d)"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 24:                                                                                                                
     Delete "5(c) and (d)"                                                                                                      
     Insert "6(c) and (d)"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 25:                                                                                                                
     Delete "sec. 8"                                                                                                            
     Insert "sec. 9"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gardner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                                                                      
Senator Micciche objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gardner moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                                              
of the following amendment to Amendment No. 3:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 7 of Amendment No. 3:                                                                                              
 "Delete $23,572,600                                                                                                            
 Insert $3,590,000"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Without objection, Amendment No. 3 was amended.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 3 as amended be                                                                        
adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 287(FIN)                                                                                                                 
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 3 as amended?                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly,                                                              
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 3 as amended failed.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 287(FIN) was automatically in                                                                      
third reading.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                             
NO. 287(FIN) "An Act making appropriations for public education                                                                 
and transportation of students; and providing for an effective date"                                                            
pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 287(FIN)                                                                                                                 
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                              
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens, von Imhof,                                                                   
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Hughes, Shower, Wielechowski                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 287(FIN) passed the                                                                        
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent 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.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 was read the                                                                                
second time and was before the Senate on final passage.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 18 Proclaiming November 2018 as Diabetic Eye Disease                                                                        
Awareness Month, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                                  
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                          
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Shower, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SR 9                                                                                                                          
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 9 Relating to management of public                                                                        
land and resources in the state, was read the second time and was                                                               
before the Senate on final passage.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 6:                                                                                                       
     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "WHEREAS section 28 of the Alaska Statehood Act provides,                                                                
"All net profits from operation of Government mines, and all bonuses,                                                           

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royalties, and rentals under leases as herein provided and all other                                                            
payments received under this Act shall be distributed as follows as                                                             
soon as practicable after December 31 and June 30 of each year: (1) 90                                                          
per centum thereof shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury to                                                            
the State of Alaska for disposition by the legislature thereof; and (2)                                                         
10 per centum shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States                                                           
to the credit of miscellaneous receipts."; and"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 17, following "remedies;":                                                                                         
     Insert "and"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 17:                                                                                                      
     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "WHEREAS the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law                                                               
by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2018, allows for oil                                                                  
exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge;                                                             
and                                                                                                                             
     WHEREAS the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides for a 50 percent                                                              
share to Alaska with the federal government for bonuses, royalties,                                                             
and rentals from mineral leases on federal land in the state, in                                                                
contravention of the percentage shares required under the Alaska                                                                
Statehood Act;"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, following line 26:                                                                                                      
     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska Senate demands                                                                         
adherence to the Alaska Statehood Act, which provides that the state                                                            
receive a 90 percent share of all bonuses, royalties, and rentals under                                                         
leases received by the federal government for exploration and                                                                   
development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and be it"                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SR 9                                                                                                                            
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Hughes, Olson, Shower, Wielechowski,                                                              
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                      
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 9 Relating                                                                     
to management of public land and resources in the state, pass the                                                               
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SR 9                                                                                                                            
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly,                                                              
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Shower, Stevens, von Imhof,                                                                  
Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Egan, Gardner                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 9 passed the Senate and was                                                                       
referred to the Secretary for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Special Order of Business                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the following                                                                
Citation Calendar be made a special order of business. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                              Citation Calendar                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - 2018 House Floor Staff                                                                                               
Representative(s) LeDoux                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner,                                                             
Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                    
Shower, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Andrea "Andi" Story                                                                                                  
Representative(s) Parish                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Egan, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Gardner,                                                             
Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Shower,                                                                     
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Jon Allan Peterson                                                                                                   
Representative(s) LeDoux                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Wielechowski, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                              
Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer,                                                                      
Micciche, Olson, Shower, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - YK Delta Women in Philanthropy                                                                                       
Representative(s) Zulkosky                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Hoffman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan,                                                             
Gardner, Giessel, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                    
Shower, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the Citation                                                                 
Calendar be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted                                                              
and referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Citations                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the following                                                                
citation be made a special order of business. Without objection, it was                                                         
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Sophie Woods                                                                                                         
Representative(s) Edgmon                                                                                                        
Senator(s) Hoffman, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan,                                                             
Gardner, Giessel, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                    
Shower, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the citation be                                                              
adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and referred to                                                            
the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules is currently                                                           
in effect.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Engrossment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SB 185                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(EDC) "An Act relating to                                                                             
reemployment of persons who retire under the teachers' retirement                                                               
system" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 287                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 287(FIN) "An Act making                                                                            
appropriations for public education and transportation of students; and                                                         
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 Proclaiming                                                                                 
November 2018 as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, was                                                                      
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                                             
the House for consideration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the Senate                                                                   
stand in adjournment until 11:15 a.m., April 15, 2018. Without                                                                  
objection, the Senate adjourned at 2:35 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Apr 17        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 374 ON-BILL FINANCING OF ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          3:30 PM                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  EDUCATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Monday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 20        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                                                  
              -- Reconvene at 3:00 p.m. --                                                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled:                                                                                 
+= HB  31 SEX ASSAULT TRAINING & EXAM KITS;DOM VIOL                                                                             
+= HB 299 ABC BOARD: EXTEND; DIRECTOR; DECISIONS                                                                                
+= HB 121 OCC. HEALTH AND SAFETY CIVIL PENALTIES                                                                                
+= HB 215 DHSS: PUBLIC HEALTH FEES                                                                                              
+= HB 275 EXTEND: BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 15        Sunday                    Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB 151 DHSS;CINA; FOSTER CARE; CHILD PROTECTION                                                                               
+ HB 267 RELEASE HUNTING/FISHING RECORDS TO MUNI                                                                                
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 176 EMER. MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE PAYMENTS                                                                              
+= HB 213 PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST FUND                                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 17        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB  38 WORKERS' COMP: DEATH;PERM PARTIAL IMPAIR                                                                               
+ HB 400 FEES FOR FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES                                                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 17        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ SB  62 REPEAL CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM                                                                                     
              <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB  62 REPEAL CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM                                                                                    
              <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
              -- NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT THIS MEETING --                                                                         
+ SB 127 CRIMINAL LAW;PAROLE;PROBATION;SENTENCING                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 127 CRIMINAL LAW;PAROLE;PROBATION;SENTENCING                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony <Limited to 2 Minutes> --                                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 20        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+ HB 214 BREE'S LAW; DATING VIOLENCE PROGRAMS                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 20        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 214 BREE'S LAW; DATING VIOLENCE PROGRAMS                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony <Limited to 2 Minutes> --                                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 21        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 20        Friday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          9:00 AM                                                 
+= HB  20 SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE: ELECTED OFFICIALS                                                                                 
+= SB  76 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL; ALCOHOL REG                                                                               
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Monday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+= SB 134 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RTS;GUARDIANS                                                                                 
+= HJR 21 FEDS RESPECT STATE REG OF MARIJUANA                                                                                   
+ HB 123 DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH CARE COSTS                                                                                        
+= HB 208 TRUSTS; COMM PROP TRUSTS; POWERS OF APPT                                                                              
+ SB  81 DHSS CENT. REGISTRY;LICENSE;BCKGROUND CHK                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Wednesday                   Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+ HB 216 CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND                                                                                       
+ HB 355 FIRE;FOREST LAND; CRIMES;FIRE PREVENTION                                                                               
+ HB 342 LAND SALES PRACTICES                                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 20        Friday                      Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
              -- Meeting Postponed  to 3:30 p.m. --                                                                             
+= SJR  7 CONST. AM: VOTER APPROVAL FOR NEW TAXES                                                                               
+= HB 170 AK SECURITIES ACT; PENALTIES; CRT. RULES                                                                              
+= HB 142 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS                                                                                       
+= HB 301 ALCOHOL LICENSES:BEV DISP/RESTAUR./LODGE                                                                              
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 17        Tuesday                     Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Thursday                    Beltz 105 (tsbldg)          1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
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                                  RESOURCES                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 16        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ HCR 23 PROTECT WILDLIFE FROM FOREIGN PATHOGENS                                                                                
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HJR 29 REAUTHORIZE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS ACT                                                                                   
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 197 COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARIES; AGRICULTURE                                                                                  
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 354 DIVE FISHERY ASSESSMENTS                                                                                               
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 18        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 20        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Apr 17        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+ HCR 19 GOVERNOR: AK NATIVE LANGUAGES EMERGENCY                                                                                
+ HB  97 REPEAL AK FIRE STANDS. COUNCIL TAX CREDIT                                                                              
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                TRANSPORTATION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Apr 17        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Apr 19        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 21        Saturday               Anch Lio Lg Conf Rm            10:30 AM                                                  
              Senate Subcommittee                                                                                               
+             Public Comment                                                                                                    
              EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                 
              Public Session                                                                                                    
                   ----------------------------------------                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                            CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                   CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB285 AND HB286                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Apr 14        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          11:00 AM                                                  
+             Organizational Meeting                                                                                            
+ HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                           
+ HB 286 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS