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2019-06-09 House Journal

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                               HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                           FIRST SPECIAL SESSION                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Sunday                    June 9, 2019                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                             Twenty-fifth Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Edgmon at 2:25 p.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 37 members present.  Representatives Hannan and                                                                
Neuman had been excused from a call of the House today.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
Representative Tarr be excused from a call of the House today.  There                                                           
being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Representative                                                                      
Josephson.  Representative Shaw moved and asked unanimous consent                                                               
that the invocation be spread on the journal.  There being no objection,                                                        
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
      I ask you to join me in the following prayer with great respect                                                          
     of the myriad of faiths we share. The following is from Pope                                                               
     Francis who offered this on World Environment Day, June 5:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
        All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and                                                            
                    in the smallest of your creatures.                                                                         
             You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.                                                                 
                 Pour out upon us the power of your love,                                                                      
                   that we may protect life and beauty.                                                                        
                   Fill us with peace, that we may live                                                                        
                 as brothers and sisters, harming no one.                                                                      
                            O God of the poor,                                                                                 

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       help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,                                                            
                         so precious in your eyes.                                                                             
                        Bring healing to our lives,                                                                            
             that we may protect the world and not prey on it,                                                                 
          that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.                                                               
                             Touch the hearts                                                                                  
                      of those who look only for gain                                                                          
                 at the expense of the poor and the earth.                                                                     
               Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,                                                                   
                 to be filled with awe and contemplation,                                                                      
                to recognize that we are profoundly united                                                                     
      with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.                                                           
                 We thank you for being with us each day.                                                                      
                  Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle                                                                       
                    for justice, love and peace. Amen.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Thompson.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the journal for the 7th through 24th legislative days of the first special                                                      
session be approved as certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no                                                            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 39                                                                                                                         
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considering CSSSHB 39(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld) and SCS CSSSHB                                                                   
39(FIN) am S recommends the following be adopted:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 39                                                                                 
     "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                   
     program expenses of state government and for certain programs;                                                             
     capitalizing funds; amending appropriations; making                                                                        
     supplemental appropriations and reappropriations; and providing                                                            
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Foster (Chair), Wilson,                                                                
Tilton; and Senators Stedman (Chair), von Imhof, Olson.                                                                         

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The report was received in the Chief Clerk's office at 9:23 p.m.,                                                               
June 8.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The report is under Unfinished Business.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 40                                                                                                                         
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considering CSSSHB 40(FIN) and SCS CSSSHB 40(FIN)                                                                               
recommends the following be adopted:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 40                                                                                 
     "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                
     expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                                             
     program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Foster (Chair), Wilson,                                                                
Tilton; and Senators Stedman (Chair), von Imhof, Olson.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The report was received in the Chief Clerk's office at 9:23 p.m.,                                                               
June 8.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The report is under Unfinished Business.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                            UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 39                                                                                                                         
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the House consider the Conference Committee with limited powers of                                                              
free conference report on CSSSHB 39(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld) and                                                                
SCS CSSSHB 39(FIN) am S.  There being no objection, it was so                                                                   
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman rose to a point of order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker cautioned the member to confine remarks to the changes.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved that the House adopt the Conference                                                               
Committee with limited powers of free conference report, thus                                                                   
adopting CCS SSHB 39, and recommended that the members vote yes.                                                                

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The question being:  "Shall the House adopt the report?"  The roll was                                                          
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CCS SSHB 39                                                                                                                     
Adopt                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  22   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Drummond, Fields, Foster, Hopkins, Johnston,                                                                     
Josephson, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, Lincoln, Ortiz,                                                                  
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Thompson, Tuck, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky,                                                               
Edgmon                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Jackson, Johnson, LeDoux, Merrick, Pruitt,                                                                      
Rasmussen, Rauscher, Revak, Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico,                                                                   
Tilton, Vance, Carpenter                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hannan, Neuman, Tarr                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, the House adopted CCS SSHB 39.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved the effective date clause.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?"  The                                                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CCS SSHB 39                                                                                                                     
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  34   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Drummond, Fields, Foster, Hopkins, Johnson, Johnston,                                                                    
Josephson, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, LeDoux, Lincoln,                                                                 
Merrick, Ortiz, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rauscher, Revak, Shaw,                                                                       
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Talerico, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Vance,                                                              
Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky, Carpenter, Claman, Edgmon                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Jackson, Sullivan-Leonard                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hannan, Neuman, Tarr                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, the effective date clause was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 40                                                                                                                         
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the House consider the Conference Committee with limited powers of                                                              
free conference report CSSSHB 40(FIN) and SCS CSSSHB 40(FIN).                                                                   
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved that the House adopt the Conference                                                               
Committee with limited powers of free conference report, thus                                                                   
adopting CCS SSHB 40, and recommended that the members vote yes.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House adopt the report?"  The roll was                                                          
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CCS SSHB 40                                                                                                                     
Adopt                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  35   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Fields, Foster, Hopkins, Jackson, Johnson, Johnston,                                                                     
Josephson, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, LeDoux, Lincoln,                                                                 
Merrick, Ortiz, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rauscher, Revak, Shaw,                                                                       
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Thompson,                                                                 
Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky, Claman, Drummond,                                                                  
Edgmon                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Carpenter                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hannan, Neuman, Tarr                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, the House adopted CCS SSHB 40.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                   
                           OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HCR 101                                                                                                                       
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 101 by the House                                                                                
Rules Committee:                                                                                                                

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     Relating to the earnings of the Alaska permanent fund and                                                                  
     establishing a bicameral legislative working group on the use of                                                           
     earnings of the Alaska permanent fund.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and taken up later under Unfinished Business.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                    CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                       SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 1005                                                                                                                       
The following is in the Finance Committee:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 1005                                                                                                        
     "An Act making special appropriations for the payment of                                                                   
     permanent fund dividends; making appropriations under art. IX,                                                             
     sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the                                                                  
     constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective                                                         
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                      SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 19                                                                                                                         
The following is in the Finance Committee:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                                              
     19(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."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                            UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HCR 101                                                                                                                       
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the following be taken up:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 101                                                                                        
     Relating to the earnings of the Alaska permanent fund and                                                                  
     establishing a bicameral legislative working group on the use of                                                           
     earnings of the Alaska permanent fund.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman objected                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HCR 101 be taken up?"  The roll was                                                                 
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCR 101                                                                                                                         
Take up                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  23   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Fields, Foster, Hopkins, Johnston, Josephson, Knopp, Kopp,                                                               
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, LeDoux, Lincoln, Ortiz, Spohnholz, Story,                                                                
Stutes, Thompson, Tuck, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky, Claman,                                                                         
Drummond, Edgmon                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Jackson, Johnson, Merrick, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rauscher,                                                                  
Revak, Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tilton, Vance, Carpenter,                                                              
Eastman                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hannan, Neuman, Tarr                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, the motion passed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HCR 101 pass the House?"  The roll was                                                              
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCR 101                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  22   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Foster, Hopkins, Johnston, Josephson, Knopp, Kopp,                                                                       
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, Lincoln, Ortiz, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes,                                                                
Thompson, Tuck, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky, Claman, Drummond,                                                                       
Fields, Edgmon                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Jackson, Johnson, LeDoux, Merrick, Pruitt, Rasmussen,                                                                    
Rauscher, Revak, Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tilton, Vance,                                                               
Carpenter, Eastman                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hannan, Neuman, Tarr                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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And so, HCR 101 passed the House and was referred to the Chief                                                                  
Clerk for engrossment.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the following member be excused from a call of the House.  There                                                                
being no objection, the member was excused as noted:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Shaw – from noon, June 10 to 10:00 p.m., June 16                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                ENGROSSMENT                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HCR 101                                                                                                                       
HCR 101 was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk, and                                                               
transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                               ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
With appointment of the Conference Committee on the operating                                                                   
budget, Rule 23(d) of the Uniform Rules is in effect as of May 6.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., June 10.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House adjourn?"  The roll was taken                                                             
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Adjourn                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  23   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Hopkins, Johnston, Josephson, Knopp, Kopp, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                               
LeBon, LeDoux, Lincoln, Ortiz, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Thompson,                                                              
Tuck, Wilson, Wool, Zulkosky, Claman, Drummond, Fields, Foster,                                                                 
Edgmon                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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Nays:  Jackson, Johnson, Merrick, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rauscher,                                                                  
Revak, Shaw, Sullivan-Leonard, Talerico, Tilton, Vance, Carpenter,                                                              
Eastman                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hannan, Neuman, Tarr                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, the House adjourned at 4:06 p.m.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                              Crystaline Jones                                                                  
                                              Chief Clerk