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2019-04-16 House Journal

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                               HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                               FIRST SESSION                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska Tuesday April 16, 2019                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                             Ninety-second Day                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Edgmon at 10:34 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 38 members present.  Representatives Kreiss-                                                                   
Tomkins and Neuman had been excused from a call of the House                                                                    
today.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
An instrumental invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Finn Morley,                                                            
Juneau-Douglas High School Sophomore.  Representative Shaw                                                                      
moved and asked unanimous consent that the invocation be spread on                                                              
the journal.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
           "Alaska's Flag" words by Marie Drake, music by Elinor                                                               
                                 Dusenbury                                                                                     
                     Performed on cello by Finn Morley                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Jackson.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the journal for the 91st legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                        
Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                         MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A message dated April 15 was read stating the Senate passed the                                                                 
following, and they are transmitted for consideration:                                                                          

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                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                          
                           OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SJR 8                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8 by Senator Costello:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Supporting the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada                                                             
     Agreement on trade; encouraging the federal Administration to                                                              
     remove the steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada                                                               
     and Mexico; and urging the United States Congress and the                                                                  
     federal Administration to call on Canada and Mexico to remove                                                              
     retaliatory tariffs on all goods and services exported from the                                                            
     United States.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce                                                                    
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SJR 11                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11(TRA) by the                                                                               
Senate Transportation Committee:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Urging the United States to issue a Presidential permit authorizing                                                        
     a railroad crossing of the Alaska-Canada border from state land                                                            
     into Yukon, Canada; and supporting cooperation between the                                                                 
     United States and Canada to establish a public-private partnership                                                         
     for construction of a railroad from Alberta, Canada, to the state                                                          
     that would connect the Alaska Railroad to the North American                                                               
     railroad system.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation Committee.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                          
                              OF SENATE BILLS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 83                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 83 by Senator Birch, entitled:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska;                                                                   
     relating to the public utility regulatory cost charge; relating to the                                                     
     regulation of telecommunications; relating to exemptions, charges,                                                         

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     and rates applicable to telecommunications utilities; relating to                                                          
     regulation of telephone services; and relating to alternate operator                                                       
     services."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                      REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Judiciary Committee reviewed the qualifications of the following                                                            
and recommends the appointment be forwarded to a joint session for                                                              
consideration:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                Jane Mores                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
as a member of the Commission on Judicial Conduct.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Claman, Chair; and                                                                      
Representatives Wool, LeDoux, Stutes, Shaw, and Kopp.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Judiciary Committee reviewed the qualifications of the following                                                            
and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a joint session for                                                             
consideration:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                             Cynthia Erickson                                                                                  
                        Alice "Debbie" Fullenwider                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
as members of the State Commission for Human Rights.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Claman, Chair; and                                                                      
Representatives Eastman, Wool, Kopp, Shaw, Stutes, and LeDoux.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Labor & Commerce Committee reviewed the qualifications of the                                                               
following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a joint                                                               
session for consideration:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                              Marisha Dieters                                                                                  
                               Wendy Monrad                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
as members of the Board of Nursing.                                                                                             

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                               Mindy Swisher                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
as a member of the Board of Social Work Examiners.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The reports were signed by Representatives Wool and LeDoux, Co-                                                                 
chairs; and Representatives Hannan, Revak, Stutes, Talerico, and                                                                
Fields.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Resources Committee reviewed the qualifications of the following                                                            
and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a joint session for                                                             
consideration:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          Marit Carlson-Van Dort                                                                               
                               Gerad Godfrey                                                                                   
                              Karl Johnstone                                                                                   
                               Israel Payton                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
as members of the Board of Fisheries.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Lincoln and Tarr, Co-chairs;                                                           
and Representatives Rasmussen, Rauscher, Hopkins, Talerico,                                                                     
Hannan, Tuck, and Spohnholz.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                       REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The House Special Committee on Fisheries reviewed the qualifications                                                            
of the following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a                                                              
joint session for consideration:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Marit Carlson-Van Dort                                                                               
                               Gerad Godfrey                                                                                   
                              Karl Johnstone                                                                                   
                               Israel Payton                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
as members of the Board of Fisheries.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Stutes, Chair; and                                                                      
Representatives Vance, Edgmon, and Tarr.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                         INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Chef Kellie Puff                                                                                                     
By Representative Josephson                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Leola Rutherford                                                                                                     
By Representatives Josephson, Johnston                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kaitlyn Gilmour                                                                                                      
By Representative Josephson                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Mary Kauffman                                                                                                        
By Representative Ortiz; Senator Stedman                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - William G. Moran, Jr.                                                                                                
By Representative Ortiz; Senator Stedman                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Bob Teachworth                                                                                                       
By Senator von Imhof; Representative Kopp                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Anchorage Christian School, 2019 3A Girls State                                                                      
Basketball Champions                                                                                                            
By Representative Pruitt; Senator Giessel                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Anchorage Christian School, 2019 3A Boys State                                                                       
Basketball Champions                                                                                                            
By Representative Pruitt; Senator Giessel                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Anchorage Christian School, 2018 Track & Field State                                                                 
Champions                                                                                                                       
By Representative Pruitt                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Marathon Petroleum Corporation, 50 Years of Serving                                                                  
Alaska                                                                                                                          
By Representative Carpenter                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Victoria M. Pennison-Johnson                                                                                      
By Representative Carpenter                                                                                                     

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In Memoriam - Wayne John Tobuk, Sr.                                                                                             
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Francis Suluk Alvanna                                                                                             
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Thomas Eli "Topsekok" Menadelook, Jr.                                                                             
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Sophie Beatus                                                                                                     
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ted Jones                                                                                                         
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ronna Lynn Engstrom                                                                                               
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Ralph Keoni Anaullaqtaq Atmaq Ivanoff                                                                             
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Timothy Martin "Anaqasuk" Towarak                                                                                 
By Senator Olson; Representative Foster                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Vernon H. Boyles                                                                                                  
By Senators Birch, Coghill, Bishop                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                   
                           OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HJR 16                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16 by Representative Tuck:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to a biennial state budget and to appropriations from the                                                         
     budget reserve fund.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                   
                              OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 108                                                                                                                        
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108 by                                                                                    
Representatives LeDoux and Revak, entitled:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act requiring the establishment of a reading program in                                                                
     school districts for grades kindergarten through three; providing                                                          
     for student retention in grade three; and providing for a report on                                                        
     the reading program and on student retention."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 136                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 136 by Representative Hopkins, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to public school funding for social and emotional                                                         
     learning; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 137                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 137 by Representative Tuck, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the taking of big game by nonresidents; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                    CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                       THIRD READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 35                                                                                                                         
The following, which was advanced to third reading from the April 15                                                            
calendar (page 623), was read the third time:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 35(FSH)                                                                                              
     "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of                                                           
     Fisheries and the Board of Game by the members of the respective                                                           
     boards; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                                               
35(FSH) be returned to second reading for the purpose of considering                                                            
amendments.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Pruitt:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 3, following "resources":                                                                                          
     Insert "and the member's deliberations and participation in the                                                            
matter occur at a public meeting of the respective board or are                                                                 
otherwise made a public record open to inspection by the public"                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 35(FSH)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  24   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Eastman, Jackson, Johnson, Merrick, Pruitt,                                                                   
Rasmussen, Rauscher, Revak, Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico,                                                                   
Tilton, Vance                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Johnston, Josephson, Knopp, Kopp, LeBon, LeDoux,                                                                       
Lincoln, Ortiz, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck,                                                                 
Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kreiss-Tomkins, Neuman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Eastman:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 6, following "matter.":                                                                                            
     Insert "In this subsection, "personal or financial interest" does not                                                      
include the involvement of a member, or an immediate family member                                                              
of a member, in personal use fishing, as defined in AS 16.05.940."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 35(FSH)                                                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  25   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Eastman, Jackson, Johnson, Merrick, Pruitt,                                                                   
Rasmussen, Rauscher, Revak, Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico,                                                                   
Tilton                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Johnston, Josephson, Knopp, Kopp, LeBon, LeDoux,                                                                       
Lincoln, Ortiz, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck,                                                                 
Vance, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kreiss-Tomkins, Neuman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 35(FSH) was automatically in third reading.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 35(FSH) pass the House?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 35(FSH)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  29   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Carpenter, Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster,                                                                     
Hannan, Hopkins, Jackson, Johnston, Josephson, Knopp, Kopp,                                                                     
LeBon, LeDoux, Lincoln, Ortiz, Revak, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes,                                                                 
Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, Vance, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Johnson, Merrick, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rauscher,                                                                  
Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Tilton                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Kreiss-Tomkins, Neuman                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 35(FSH) passed the House.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                     
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 35(FSH) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                           LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the House approve the citation on the calendar.  There being no                                                                 
objection, the following citation was approved and sent to enrolling:                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Commemorating - Law Enforcement Memorial Day, May 15, 2019                                                                      
By Representatives Edgmon, Kopp                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                            UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the following members be excused from a call of the House.  There                                                               
being no objection, the members were excused as noted:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman – from 7:00 a.m., April 18 to 10:00 a.m.,                                                                 
April 20                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes – from 10:00 a.m., April 18 to 1:00 p.m.,                                                                 
April 21                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Shaw – from 11:00 a.m., April 18 to 10:00 p.m.,                                                                  
April 21                                                                                                                        

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Representative Ortiz – from noon, April 18 to 10:00 p.m., April 21                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Edgmon – from noon, April 18 to 7:30 p.m., April 21                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Zulkosky – from 6:00 p.m., April 18 to 8:00 a.m.,                                                                
April 22                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson – from noon, April 19 to 10:30 p.m.,                                                                   
April 21                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Rauscher – from 5:00 a.m., April 20 to 10:00 a.m.,                                                               
April 24                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 114                                                                                                                        
Representative Story added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 114                                                                                                         
     "An Act relating to a workforce enhancement program for health                                                             
     care professionals employed in the state; and providing for an                                                             
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 122                                                                                                                        
Representative Hopkins added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 122                                                                                                         
     "An Act relating to the Funter Bay marine park unit of the state                                                           
     park system; relating to protection of the social and historical                                                           
     significance of the Unangax^ cemetery located in Funter Bay and                                                            
     providing for the amendment of the management plan for the                                                                 
     Funter Bay marine park unit; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                ENGROSSMENT                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 35                                                                                                                         
CSHB 35(FSH) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                     
Clerk, and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                               ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   

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The following meetings today were changed:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
House Special Committee on Arctic Policy, Economic Development,                                                                 
& Tourism                                                                                                                       
CHANGED TO:                                     15 min. after adjournment                                                       
                                                                                                                                
House Special Committee on Energy                                                                                               
CHANGED TO:                                     15 min. after adjournment                                                       
                                                                                                                                
House Special Committee on Fisheries                         CANCELED                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., April 17.  There being no                                                                   
objection, the House adjourned at 12:07 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                              Crystaline Jones                                                                  
                                              Chief Clerk