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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                            THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                SECOND SESSION                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Tuesday                       May 8, 2018                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          One Hundred Thirteenth Day                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Kelly at 11:53 a.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Shower was                                                                    
excused from a call of the Senate.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Meyer. Senator                                                                  
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                                                    
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Let us pray,                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the privilege of                                                                      
          serving in the Alaska State Senate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          We pray that you will give us the strength and                                                                        
          wisdom to make the right decisions for the People of                                                                  
          Alaska, who have placed their trust in us to represent                                                                
          them. Lord, let us not forget the children, the elderly,                                                              
          the poor and those with special needs who are not                                                                     
          able to communicate their needs to us.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          We need your help. Lord, for we are simply twenty                                                                     
          Senators who are trying to do our very best, for what                                                                 
          is best, for the State of Alaska.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          Thank you for the freedom that we enjoy in this                                                                       
          country. Please be with those who protect our                                                                         
          freedom. Please be with the men and women serving                                                                     
          our country inside and outside of our borders. Keep                                                                   
          them safe and bring them home soon.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Let us each be an example of You.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                         In Jesus' Name,        Amen.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                     
journal for the one hundred twelfth legislative day be approved as                                                              
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                           Messages from the House                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 3                                                                                                                          
Message dated May 7 was read stating the House concurred in the                                                                 
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 3(MLV), thus                                                                          
adopting:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 3(STA) "An Act relating to the employment                                                                         
          rights of employees in the state who are members of                                                                   
          the National Guard of another state, territory, or                                                                    
          district of the United States."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 31                                                                                                                         
Message dated May 7 was read stating the House concurred in the                                                                 
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 31(FIN), thus                                                                         
adopting:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                                       
          NO. 31(STA) "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."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Standing Committee Reports                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 142                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 142 "An Act                                                                    
making appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental                                                           
appropriations, reappropriations, and other appropriations; making                                                              
appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date"                                                        
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 142(FIN) "An Act                                                                               
          making appropriations, including capital                                                                              
          appropriations, supplemental appropriations,                                                                          
          reappropriations, and other appropriations; amending                                                                  
          appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize                                                                   
          funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, Senators Bishop,                                                                   
von Imhof, Stevens, Micciche. Signing amend: Senator Olson.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 212                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 212(RLS) "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" and recommended it be replaced with                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 212(FIN)                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Signing do pass: Senators Hoffman, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators                                                                
Bishop, von Imhof, Stevens, Olson, Micciche.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Education and Early                                                                       
      Development                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 233                                                                                                                        
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                              
NO. 233(FIN) am "An Act relating to the insurance tax education                                                                 
credit, the income tax education credit, the oil or gas producer                                                                
education credit, the property tax education credit, the mining business                                                        
education credit, the fisheries business education credit, and the                                                              
fisheries resource landing tax education credit; providing for an                                                               
effective date by repealing the effective dates of secs. 3, 5, 7, 10, 14,                                                       
16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 35, 37, 39, 42, 44, 46, 49, 51, 53, and 55,                                                     
ch. 92, SLA 2010, sec. 14, ch. 7, FSSLA 2011, secs. 15, 17, 19, 21,                                                             
23, and 25, ch. 74, SLA 2012, sec. 49, ch. 14, SLA 2014, secs. 37, 40,                                                          
43, and 46, ch. 15, SLA 2014, and secs. 26 and 31, ch. 61, SLA 2014;                                                            
providing for an effective date by amending the effective date of secs.                                                         
1, 2, and 21, ch. 61, SLA 2014; and providing for an effective date"                                                            
and recommended it be replaced with                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                         
          NO. 233(FIN)                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Signing amend: Senator MacKinnon, Cochair. Signing do pass:                                                                     
Senators Bishop, von Imhof, Stevens, Olson, Micciche.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
     Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                          Special Committee Reports                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 26                                                                                                                         
The following report was received and distributed at 9:51 a.m., May 8:                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                 May 8, 2018                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. President:                                                                                                                  
Mr. Speaker:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considered CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN) and HOUSE CS                                                                          
FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26(FIN)(efd fld H) and                                                                               
recommends                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26                                                                                  
          "An Act relating to the earnings of the Alaska                                                                        
          permanent fund and the earnings reserve account;                                                                      
          relating to the mental health trust fund; and providing                                                               
          for an effective date." (Title Change SCR 29)                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
be adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 15, indeterminate, Conference Committee                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Signing the report: Senator MacKinnon, Chair, Senators Hoffman,                                                                 
Egan; Representative Foster, Chair, Representatives Seaton,                                                                     
Thompson.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved the Senate adopt the Conference Committee                                                                
Report.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate adopt the Conference                                                                      
Committee Report?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CCS SB 26                                                                                                                       
Shall the Senate Adopt the Conference                                                                                           
Committee Report?                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Hughes, Olson, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the report was adopted, thus adopting:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 26                                                                                  
          "An Act relating to the earnings of the Alaska                                                                        
          permanent fund and the earnings reserve account;                                                                      
          relating to the mental health trust fund; and providing                                                               
          for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved for the adoption of the effective date clauses.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The                                                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CCS SB 26                                                                                                                       
Effective Date Clauses                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                     
von Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the effective date clauses were adopted.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 29                                                                                                                        
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                   
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29. Without                                                                                    
objection, the resolution was before the Senate on final passage.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 29 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 26,                                                                 
relating to an appropriation limit; relating to the budget responsibilities                                                     
of the governor; relating to the Alaska permanent fund, the earnings of                                                         
the Alaska permanent fund, and the earnings reserve account; relating                                                           
to the mental health trust fund; relating to deposits into the dividend                                                         
fund; and relating to the calculation and payment of permanent fund                                                             
dividends, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                                              
result:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCR 29                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                     
von Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                    Recess                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
President Kelly stated the Senate would stand in recess to a call of the                                                        
Chair. There being no objection, the Senate recessed at 12:25 p.m.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                 After Recess                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Senate reconvened at 3:01 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                        Consideration of the Calendar                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 142                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 142 "An Act making appropriations, including                                                                    
capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations,                                                          
and other appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds;                                                            
and providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                   
for the adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on                                                                 
page 2995. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                               
There being no further objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                                            
NO. 142(FIN) "An Act making appropriations, including capital                                                                   
appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and                                                              
other appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations                                                            
to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senators Stedman, MacKinnon offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 10, line 12:                                                                                                               
     Delete "3,031,100" in both places                                                                                          
     Insert "3,031,105" in both places                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Adjust fund sources and totals accordingly.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stedman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                      
Senator Begich objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no                                                            
further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 37, following line 15:                                                                                                     
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 26. HOUSE DISTRICT 39. The sum of $2,000,000 is                                                                       
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Commerce,                                                               
Community, and Economic Development, for payment as a grant                                                                     
under AS 37.05.315 to the City of Nome for design of an Arctic deep                                                             
draft port in Nome."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 38, line 2:                                                                                                                
     Delete "26"                                                                                                                
     Insert "27"                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 38, line 10:                                                                                                               
     Delete "and 24 - 26"                                                                                                       
     Insert "24, 25, and 27"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Page 38, line 12:                                                                                                               
     Delete "secs. 28 and 29"                                                                                                   
 Insert "secs. 29 and 30"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                                                
Micciche objected.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 142(FIN) am                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Egan, Gardner, Hughes, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Kelly,                                                                      
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 37, following line 2:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
   "* Sec. 24. HOUSE DISTRICTS 13 - 28. The sum of $100,000 is                                                                
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Commerce,                                                               
Community, and Economic Development for payment as a grant under                                                                

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AS 37.05.316 to the Anchorage Coalition of Community Patrols, Inc.,                                                             
for operation of community patrols for the fiscal years ending June 30,                                                         
2019, June 30, 2020, June 30, 2021, and June 30, 2022."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 38, line 2:                                                                                                                
     Delete "26"                                                                                                                
     Insert "27"                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 38, line 10:                                                                                                               
     Delete "24 - 26"                                                                                                           
     Insert "25 - 27"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 38, line 12:                                                                                                               
     Delete "secs. 28 and 29"                                                                                                   
     Insert "secs. 29 and 30"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                                                                 
Senator MacKinnon objected.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                     
adoption of the following amendment to Amendment No. 3:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 6, following "patrols":                                                                                            
 Insert: "for gas cards, decals, radios, and safety equipment"                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski objected, then withdrew his objection. There                                                               
being no further objection, Amendment No. 3 was amended.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon withdrew her objection to Amendment No. 3, and                                                                
so Amendment No. 3 as amended was adopted.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senators Wilson, MacKinnon offered Amendment No. 4:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 36, following line 19:                                                                                                     
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
  "(j)  The sum of $4,500,000 is appropriated from the general fund to                                                          
the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for the Knik                                                             
Arm Crossing project."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4. Senator                                                               
Gardner objected.                                                                                                               

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 142(FIN) am                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 4?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof,                                                                 
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 4 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be                                                                  
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 142(FIN) am was read the third time.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 142(FIN) am                                                                   
"An Act making appropriations, including capital appropriations,                                                                
supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and other                                                                        
appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to                                                               
capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                        
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 142(FIN) am                                                                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof,                                                                 
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 142(FIN) am 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.                                                       
Senator Begich objected.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The                                                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 142(FIN) am                                                                                                                
Effective Date Clauses                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof,                                                                 
Wilson                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the effective date clauses were adopted.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 44                                                                                                                         
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA)                                                                            
"An Act requiring a legislator to abstain from taking or withholding                                                            
official action or exerting official influence that could benefit or harm                                                       
an immediate family member or certain employers; and requiring a                                                                
legislator to request to be excused from voting in an instance where                                                            
the legislator may have a financial conflict of interest" was read the                                                          
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                                                 
adoption of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on                                                            
page 2410. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                               
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                                                                          
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA) "An Act                                                                           
relating to campaign expenditures and contributions; relating to the per                                                        
diem of members of the legislature; relating to limiting gifts by                                                               

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lobbyists to legislators and legislative employees; requiring a legislator                                                      
to abstain from taking or withholding official action or exerting                                                               
official influence that could benefit or harm an immediate family                                                               
member or certain employers; requiring a legislator to request to be                                                            
excused from voting in an instance where the legislator may have a                                                              
financial conflict of interest; and providing for an effective date" was                                                        
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be                                                                  
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE                                                                               
BILL NO. 44(STA) was read the third time.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                         
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA) "An Act relating to                                                                       
campaign expenditures and contributions; relating to the per diem of                                                            
members of the legislature; relating to limiting gifts by lobbyists to                                                          
legislators and legislative employees; requiring a legislator to abstain                                                        
from taking or withholding official action or exerting official influence                                                       
that could benefit or harm an immediate family member or certain                                                                
employers; requiring a legislator to request to be excused from voting                                                          
in an instance where the legislator may have a financial conflict of                                                            
interest; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                                                       
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSSSHB 44(STA)                                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, von Imhof, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Coghill, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wilson                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                                                             
HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA) passed the Senate.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Micciche moved for the adoption of the effective date clauses.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?" The                                                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSSSHB 44(STA)                                                                                                              
Effective Date Clauses                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the effective date clauses were adopted.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 19                                                                                                                        
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent to take up                                                                   
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 44, requiring a legislator to                                                            
abstain from taking or withholding official action or exerting official                                                         
influence that could benefit or harm an immediate family member or                                                              
certain employers; and requiring a legislator to request to be excused                                                          
from voting in an instance where the legislator may have a financial                                                            
conflict of interest, which had been held on the Secretary's desk                                                               
(page 2432). Without objection, the resolution was before the Senate                                                            
on final passage.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                                                         
NO. 19 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules                                                              
of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 44,                                                                  
requiring a legislator to abstain from taking or withholding official                                                           
action or exerting official influence that could benefit or harm an                                                             
immediate family member or certain employers; and requiring a                                                                   
legislator to request to be excused from voting in an instance where                                                            
the legislator may have a financial conflict of interest, pass the                                                              
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SCR 19                                                                                                                          
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman,                                                               
Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stevens,                                                                      
von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Coghill, Stedman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19 passed the                                                                          
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 219                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 219(JUD) "An Act relating to                                                                              
background investigation requirements for state employees whose job                                                             
duties require access to certain federal tax information; relating to                                                           
current or prospective contractors with the state with access to certain                                                        
federal tax information; establishing state personnel procedures                                                                
required for employee access to certain federal tax information; and                                                            
providing for an effective date" was read the 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. 219(JUD) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 219(JUD) "An                                                                   
Act relating to background investigation requirements for state                                                                 
employees whose job duties require access to certain federal tax                                                                
information; relating to current or prospective contractors with the                                                            
state with access to certain federal tax information; establishing state                                                        
personnel procedures required for employee access to certain federal                                                            
tax information; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                                         
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 219(JUD)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 219(JUD) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the vote on the                                                              
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 306                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(FIN) "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 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. 306(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(FIN) "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" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                                            
following result:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 306(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the vote on the                                                              
passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause.                                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by the                                                             
President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 346                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 346(L&C) "An Act relating to the                                                                          
licensure of dentists" was read the second time                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator MacKinnon, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent                                                                   
for the adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered                                                             
on page 2946. Senator Gardner objected, then withdrew her objection.                                                            
There being no further objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                                                    
BILL NO. 346(FIN) "An Act relating to the licensure of dentists; and                                                            
providing for an effective date" was adopted.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the bill be                                                                  
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                                             
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 346(FIN) was read the                                                                       
third time.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 346(FIN) "An Act relating to the licensure of dentists; and                                                                 
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 346(FIN)                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Dates                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Gardner, Giessel,                                                               
Hoffman, Hughes, Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                      
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 346(FIN)                                                                            
passed the Senate.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          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 - Nigel Sharp                                                                                                          
Representative(s) Johnston                                                                                                      
Senator(s) Costello, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Egan, Gardner,                                                             
Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                    
Shower, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Suzanne King                                                                                                      
Representative(s) Stutes, LeDoux                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stevens, Meyer, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                            
Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Shower, Stedman, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Clinton S. Rosales                                                                                                
Representative(s) Stutes, LeDoux                                                                                                
Senator(s) Stevens, Meyer, Kelly, Begich, Bishop, Coghill, Costello,                                                            
Egan, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes, MacKinnon, Micciche,                                                                   
Olson, Shower, Stedman, von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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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.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 44                                                                                                                         
Senator Wielechowski moved and asked unanimous consent to be                                                                    
shown as a cross sponsor on SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                                        
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA) "An Act relating to                                                                       
campaign expenditures and contributions; relating to the per diem of                                                            
members of the legislature; relating to limiting gifts by lobbyists to                                                          
legislators and legislative employees; requiring a legislator to abstain                                                        
from taking or withholding official action or exerting official influence                                                       
that could benefit or harm an immediate family member or certain                                                                
employers; requiring a legislator to request to be excused from voting                                                          
in an instance where the legislator may have a financial conflict of                                                            
interest; and providing for an effective date." Without objection, it was                                                       
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                        Reconsideration of House Bills                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 44                                                                                                                         
Senator Begich gave notice of reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR                                                                  
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA)                                                                            
"An Act relating to campaign expenditures and contributions; relating                                                           
to the per diem of members of the legislature; relating to limiting gifts                                                       
by lobbyists to legislators and legislative employees; requiring a                                                              
legislator to abstain from taking or withholding official action or                                                             
exerting official influence that could benefit or harm an immediate                                                             
family member or certain employers; requiring a legislator to request                                                           
to be excused from voting in an instance where the legislator may have                                                          
a financial conflict of interest; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent the                                                                          
reconsideration be taken up. Senator Gardner objected.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall the Senate take up reconsideration the same                                                          
day?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSSSHB 44(STA)                                                                                                              
Take up Reconsideration Same Day?                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Egan, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                               
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gardner, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Shower                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, the motion failed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                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 142                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 142(FIN) am "An Act making                                                                               
appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental                                                                  
appropriations, reappropriations, and other appropriations; amending                                                            
appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and                                                                  
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                                                         
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 346                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 346(FIN) "An Act                                                                            
relating to the licensure of dentists; and providing for an effective                                                           
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                                                  
returned to the House for consideration.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SCR 19                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 19 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 44, requiring a legislator to                                                            

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abstain from taking or withholding official action or exerting official                                                         
influence that could benefit or harm an immediate family member or                                                              
certain employers; and requiring a legislator to request to be excused                                                          
from voting in an instance where the legislator may have a financial                                                            
conflict of interest, was engrossed, signed by the President and                                                                
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCR 29                                                                                                                        
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 Suspending Rules                                                                            
24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 26, relating to an                                                                      
appropriation limit; relating to the budget responsibilities of the                                                             
governor; relating to the Alaska permanent fund, the earnings of the                                                            
Alaska permanent fund, and the earnings reserve account; relating to                                                            
the mental health trust fund; relating to deposits into the dividend                                                            
fund; and relating to the calculation and payment of permanent fund                                                             
dividends, 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 11:00 a.m., May 9, 2018. Without                                                                     
objection, the Senate adjourned at 4:59 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
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= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
May 08        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:30 AM                                                 
+ HB 331 TAX CREDIT CERT. BOND CORP; ROYALTIES                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
              Department of Revenue                                                                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
+= HB 212 REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
May 08        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
+= HB 331 TAX CREDIT CERT. BOND CORP; ROYALTIES                                                                                 
              -- Public Testimony --                                                                                            
+ HB 260 FISH & GAME LICENSES;ELECTRONIC FORM                                                                                   
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 09        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:30 AM                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
May 09        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            1:30 PM                                                 
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                                    RULES                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
May 08        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           4:00 PM                                                 
+= HB 312 CRIMES AGAINST MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS                                                                                  
              -- Testimony <Invitation Only> --                                                                                 
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
May 17        Thursday               Anch Lio Lg Conf Rm              8:00 AM                                                 
+             Public Comment                                                                                                    
              Chair/Staff Report                                                                                                
              2019 Ethics Training                                                                                              
              EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                 
              Public Session                                                                                                    
              Other Business                                                                                                    
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                            CONFERENCE COMMITTEES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB 26                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
May 08        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+= SB  26 APPROP LIMIT & PER FUND:DIVIDEND;EARNINGS