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2019-04-30 Senate Journal

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2019-04-30                     Senate Journal                      Page 0955
SB 80                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 80 "An Act relating to proposing and enacting                                                                   
laws by initiative" was read the third time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved the bill be returned to second reading                                                               
for the purpose of Amendment No. 1 and Amendment No. 2. Without                                                                 
objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "initiative":                                                                                       
     Insert "; and prohibiting the legislature from repealing a law                                                           
within two years after the effective date of the law if the law                                                               
voided a measure proposed for the ballot by initiative"                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 8:                                                                                                       
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 2. AS 24.08 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                               
          Sec. 24.08.025. Law found substantially the same as                                                                 
     measures proposed by initiative. A law determined by the                                                                 
     lieutenant governor to be substantially the same as a measure                                                              
     proposed for the ballot by initiative under AS 15.45.210, and that                                                         
     voids the respective initiative petition, may not be repealed by the                                                       
     legislature within two years of the law's effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Costello objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 80                                                                                                                           
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  5   NAYS:  14   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Gray-Jackson, Kawasaki, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Birch, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                              
Kiehl, Micciche, Reinbold, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Shower                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "initiative":                                                                                       
     Insert "; and prohibiting the state and its agencies and                                                                 
corporations from spending funds to influence the outcome of                                                                  
certain ballot propositions and questions"                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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Page 1, following line 2:                                                                                                       
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Section 1. AS 15.13.145(b) is amended to read:                                                                             
          (b)  Money held by an entity identified in (a)(1) - (3) of this                                                       
     section may be used to influence the outcome of an election                                                                
     concerning a ballot proposition or question, but only if the funds                                                         
     have been specifically appropriated for that purpose by a state law                                                        
     or a municipal ordinance. However, money held by an entity                                                             
     identified in (a)(1) of this section may not be used to influence                                                      
     the outcome of an election concerning whether                                                                          
              (1)  an Act proposed by initiative shall become law;                                                          
              (2)  an Act referred by referendum shall be rejected;                                                         
              (3)  a constitutional amendment shall be adopted;                                                             
              (4)  a constitutional convention shall be called; or                                                          
              (5)  a state official shall be recalled."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 3:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                       
     Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                 
Senator Costello objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SB 80                                                                                                                           
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Gray-Jackson, Hoffman, Hughes, Kawasaki, Kiehl,                                                                  
Micciche, Olson, Reinbold, Wielechowski                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Birch, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Stedman, Stevens,                                                             
von Imhof, Wilson                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Shower                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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SENATE BILL NO. 80 am "An Act relating to proposing and                                                                         
enacting laws by initiative; and prohibiting the state and its agencies                                                         
and corporations from spending funds to influence the outcome of                                                                
certain ballot propositions and questions" was automatically in third                                                           
reading.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved to table SENATE BILL NO. 80 am.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The question being "Shall the Senate table the bill?" The roll was                                                              
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 80 am                                                                                                                        
Shall the Senate Table?                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Birch, Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Giessel, Hoffman, Hughes,                                                              
Micciche, Reinbold, Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wilson                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Begich, Gray-Jackson, Kawasaki, Kiehl, Olson, Wielechowski                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Shower                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 80 am "An Act relating to proposing and                                                                 
enacting laws by initiative; and prohibiting the state and its agencies                                                         
and corporations from spending funds to influence the outcome of                                                                
certain ballot propositions and questions" was tabled.