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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                           THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                FIRST SESSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                 January 16, 2019                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                  Second Day                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                                             
Giessel at 11:03 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Reverend Nancy Campbell,                                                                
White Fields Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous                                                                  
consent the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Dear Heavenly Father,                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          I come before you now, on behalf of the Senate, and I                                                                 
          pray for your peace that passes all understanding to                                                                  
          be here with them today. Bless their meeting and be                                                                   
          their guide as they consider the bills before them and                                                                
          the direction for this session.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          According to Your Word, Lord, James 1:5, "If any of                                                                   
          you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to                                                                    
          all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given                                                              
          to him." I ask that You give them Your wisdom,                                                                        
          Lord, this day.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          "I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence                                                                     
          comes my help? My help comes from the Lord who                                                                        
          made heaven and earth." Psalms 121:1                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          Dear, Lord, I pray You be their help today. Bless the                                                                 
          senators with Your Presence as they meet together                                                                     
                  now, I pray this in Jesus' name,     Amen.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Begich led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Certification                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Costello moved and asked unanimous consent the journal for                                                              
the first legislative day be approved as certified by the Secretary.                                                            
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Reinbold reported the House was informed yesterday the                                                                  
Senate was organized and ready to do business.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          Messages from the Governor                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated December 21, 2018 was received requesting legislative                                                              
approval of the accompanying amended and revised finance plans (as                                                              
required by AS 26.23.020(k)(2)), for the following Disaster                                                                     
Declarations:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
 2013 Spring Flood Disaster                                                                                                     
 2013 November West Coast and Interior Storm Disaster                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The letter and finance plans had been copied to the Finance                                                                     
Committee Cochairs.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated December 17, 2018 was read stating in accordance with                                                              
Article III, Section 13 of the Alaska Constitution and AS 44.19.040, I                                                          
submit the following name for legislative confirmation of appointment                                                           
to the position noted:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Lieutenant Governor Successor                                                                                                 
Michael Johnson                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                                   
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated January 15 was read stating in accordance with Article III,                                                        
Section 25 of the Alaska Constitution, and AS 39.05.080, I submit the                                                           
following list of department heads for confirmation:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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Commissioner, Department of Health and Social Services                                                                        
Adam Crum                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Health and Social Services                                                                  
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                               
Development                                                                                                                   
Tamika Ledbetter                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources                                                                                 
Corri Feige                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation                                                                        
Jason Brune                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Public Safety                                                                                     
Amanda Price                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Judiciary and State Affairs                                                                 
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner & Adjutant General, Department of Military and                                                                   
Veterans Affairs                                                                                                              
Torrence Saxe                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Administration                                                                                    
John Quick                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                                   
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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Commissioner, Department of Transportation and Public                                                                         
Facilities                                                                                                                    
John MacKinnon                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Transportation Committee.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                          
Economic Development                                                                                                          
Julie Anderson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Corrections                                                                                       
Nancy Dahlstrom                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                                 
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner, Department of Revenue                                                                                           
Bruce Tangeman                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Attorney General, Department of Law                                                                                           
Kevin Clarkson                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The appointment was referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                                 
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Resumes and contact information have been transmitted to the Senate                                                             
Secretary’s office.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated January 15 was read stating in accordance with Article                                                             
VII, Section 3 of the Alaska Constitution, and AS 14.40.150, I submit                                                           
the following University of Alaska Regents for confirmation:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska – Board of Regents                                                                                       
Darroll Hargraves                                                                                                               
Appointed: 2/4/2019     Term Expires: 2/1/2027                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Tammera Randolph                                                                                                                
Appointed: 2/4/2019     Term Expires: 2/1/2027                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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The appointments were referred to the Education Committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Resumes and contact information have been transmitted to the Senate                                                             
Secretary’s office.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Letter dated January 14 was read stating:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Under the provision of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I hereby request the opportunity to address a joint                                                               
session of the Thirty-First Alaska State Legislature on Tuesday,                                                                
January 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for presentation of the State of the State                                                        
Address.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Costello moved and asked unanimous consent the Senate                                                                   
accept the Governor’s invitation to meet in Joint Session. Without                                                              
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Communications                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Memo dated January 16 was received from the Senate Rules                                                                        
Committee stating Senator Giessel was selected Vice Chair of the                                                                
Rules Committee for the Thirty-first Alaska State Legislature.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following reports are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the                                                         
Senate:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development:                                                                     
Alaska Energy Authority                                                                                                         
Certification of Capital Reserve Fund Requirement                                                                               
Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project                                                                                              
November 28, 2018                                                                                                               
in accordance with AS 44.83.110                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Office of the Governor                                                                                                          
Alaska Criminal Justice Commission                                                                                              
2018 Annual Report                                                                                                              
November 1, 2018                                                                                                                
in accordance with AS 44.19.647                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Department of Health and Social Services                                                                                        
 Annual Medicaid Reform Report FY 2018                                                                                          
 November 15, 2018                                                                                                              
 in accordance with AS 47.05.270                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 Joint Legislative Report                                                                                                       
 Fraud, Abuse, and Waste, Payment and Eligibility Errors for                                                                    
     FY18                                                                                                                       
 November 2018                                                                                                                  
 in accordance with AS 47.07.076                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 Office of Children's Services                                                                                                  
 2018 Child Welfare Outcomes and Caseworker Retention Report                                                                    
 November 15, 2018                                                                                                              
 in accordance with AS 47.14.112                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     2018 Status Report on the Health Information Exchange System                                                               
     in Alaska                                                                                                                  
 in accordance with AS 18.23.315                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 Final Report to the Legislature                                                                                                
 Healthcare Professions Loan Repayment and Incentive Program                                                                    
 December 2018                                                                                                                  
 in accordance with Ch. 25, SLA 2012                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                                                      
A Report to the Thirtieth State Legislature                                                                                     
Listing Alaska Statutes with Delayed Repeals or Delayed                                                                         
Amendments and Examining Court Decisions and Opinions of the                                                                    
Attorney General Construing Alaska Statutes                                                                                     
December 2018                                                                                                                   
in accordance with AS 24.20.065                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Department of Public Safety                                                                                                     
Statewide Inventory of Sexual Assault Kits - Update                                                                             
November 1, 2018                                                                                                                
in accordance with AS 44.41.070                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                                                              
 Alaska Sustainable Energy Act Annual Report                                                                                    
 2018 Progress Report                                                                                                           
 January 2019                                                                                                                   
 in accordance with AS 44.42.067                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 Alaska International Airports System (AIAS)                                                                                    
 Construction Fund Annual Report and Spending Plan FY19                                                                         
 December 31, 2018                                                                                                              
 in accordance with AS 37.15.420                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                                          
Semi-Monthly Reports:                                                                                                           
 October 31, 2018                                                                                                               
 November 15, 2018                                                                                                              
 November 30, 2018                                                                                                              
 December 14, 2018                                                                                                              
in accordance with Chapter 14, SLA 2014                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Railroad Corporation                                                                                                     
2019 Report to the State                                                                                                        
Five-Year Capital Plan                                                                                                          
December 2018                                                                                                                   
in accordance with AS 42.40.290                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ohio Senate, 132nd Ohio General Assembly, SCR 23                                                                                
Regarding the Tenth Amendment; insisting that federal legislation                                                               
contravening the Tenth Amendment be prohibited or repealed                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights                                                                                                 
Advisory Memorandum of the Alaska Advisory Committee to the U.S                                                                 
Commission on Civil Rights                                                                                                      
Alaska Native Voting Rights - Recommendations                                                                                   
December 11, 2018                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following Budget and Audit Reports were received from Kris                                                                  
Curtis, Legislative Auditor, in accordance with AS 24.20.311 and are                                                            
on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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State of Alaska                                                                                                                 
Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 (Reissued)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development                                                                     
      Board of Barbers and Hairdressers Sunset Review                                                                           
      April 18, 2018                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
      Board of Dental Examiners Sunset Review                                                                                   
      April 26, 2018                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
      Board of Nursing Sunset Review                                                                                            
      April 27, 2018                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
      Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Select Financial Issues                                                            
      A Special Review Audit Report                                                                                             
      July 31, 2018                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
      Big Game Commercial Services Board                                                                                        
      A Sunset Review Audit Report                                                                                              
      September 14, 2018                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Department of Health and Social Services                                                                                        
Statewide Suicide Prevention Council Sunset Review                                                                              
August 3, 2018                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
Matanuska Maid Select Property Disposal                                                                                         
December 27, 2017                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                                                
dated November 16, 2018 was received stating the monetary terms for                                                             
the collective bargaining agreement reached with the Alaska State                                                               
Employees Association - General Government Bargaining Unit in                                                                   
accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
President Giessel referred the report to the Finance Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                                                
dated November 20, 2018 was received stating the monetary terms for                                                             
the collective bargaining agreement reached with the Teachers'                                                                  
Education Association - Mt. Edgecumbe in accordance with                                                                        
AS 23.40.215.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
President Giessel referred the report to the Finance Committee                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Report from the Commissioner of the Department of Administration                                                                
dated November 21, 2018 was received stating the monetary terms for                                                             
the collective bargaining agreement reached with the Alaska Public                                                              
Employees Association - Confidential Employees Association in                                                                   
accordance with AS 23.40.215.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
President Giessel referred the report to the Finance Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        Introduction and Reference of                                                                        
                              Senate Resolutions                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SCR 1                                                                                                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 BY SENATOR                                                                                   
SHOWER,                                                                                                                         
          Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the                                                                    
          Alaska State Legislature relating to the appearance of                                                                
          measures on the daily calendar after the ninetieth day                                                                
          of the regular session.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SJR 1                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1 BY SENATOR                                                                                        
WIELECHOWSKI,                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                                                                       
          State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent                                                                      
          fund, establishing the earnings reserve account, and                                                                  
          relating to the permanent fund dividend.                                                                              
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary and                                                        
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SJR 2                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2 BY SENATOR BEGICH,                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
               Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                                                                 
               State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent                                                                
          fund.                                                                                                                 
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary and                                                        
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SJR 3                                                                                                                         
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3 BY SENATOR SHOWER,                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
              Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                                                                
              State of Alaska relating to the membership of the                                                                
          judicial council.                                                                                                     
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 1                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 1 BY SENATOR WILSON, entitled:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
            "An Act repealing the certificate of need program for                                                              
                  health care facilities; making conforming                                                                    
          amendments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services                                                          
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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SB 2                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 2 BY SENATOR STEVENS, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to special motor vehicle registration                                                                
          plates for combat veterans."                                                                                          
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 3                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 3 BY SENATOR KAWASAKI, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the crime of harassment;                                                                          
          providing for an aggravating factor at sentencing for                                                                 
          certain felonies committed for the sexual gratification                                                               
          of the offender; and relating to registration of sex                                                                  
          offenders."                                                                                                           
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 4                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 4 BY SENATOR COGHILL, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act naming the Scott Johnson Memorial                                                                             
          Bridge."                                                                                                              
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                                                          
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 5                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 5 BY SENATOR STEVENS, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to management of certain municipal                                                                   
          assets by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation."                                                                     
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                                              
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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SB 6                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 6 BY SENATORS BEGICH, Kawasaki, entitled:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to early education programs                                                                          
          provided by school districts; relating to funding for                                                                 
          early education programs; and relating to the duties                                                                  
          of the state Board of Education and Early                                                                             
          Development."                                                                                                         
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 7                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 7 BY SENATOR MICCICHE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act requiring the Department of Health and                                                                        
          Social Services to apply for a waiver to establish                                                                    
          work requirements for certain adults who are eligible                                                                 
          for the state medical assistance program."                                                                            
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services                                                          
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 8                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 8 BY SENATOR BEGICH, entitled:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act restricting the release of certain records of                                                                 
          convictions; amending Rule 37.6, Alaska Rules of                                                                      
            Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                                              
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 9                                                                                                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 9 BY SENATOR KAWASAKI, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to a permanent fund dividend for an                                                                  
          individual whose conviction has been vacated,                                                                         
          reversed, or dismissed; and relating to the calculation                                                               
          of the value of the permanent fund dividend by                                                                        

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          including payment to individuals eligible for a                                                                       
          permanent fund dividend because of a conviction that                                                                  
          has been vacated, reversed, or dismissed."                                                                            
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary and                                                        
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 10                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 10 BY SENATOR KAWASAKI, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                         
          Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing                                                                   
          for an effective date."                                                                                               
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 11                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 11 BY SENATOR KAWASAKI, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for                                                                   
          certain nonresident professionals; and relating to the                                                                
          Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                                
          Economic Development."                                                                                                
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 12                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 12 BY SENATOR MICCICHE, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to assault in the first degree; relating                                                             
          to sex offenses; and relating to credit toward a                                                                      
          sentence of imprisonment for time spent in a                                                                          
          treatment program or under electronic monitoring."                                                                    
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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SB 13                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 13 BY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act directing the Department of Revenue to pay                                                                    
          a supplemental dividend to certain eligible                                                                           
          individuals; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 14                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 14 BY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act repealing certain credits against the oil and                                                                 
          gas production tax; and providing for an effective                                                                    
          date."                                                                                                                
          (Prefile released January 7, 2019)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 15                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 15 BY SENATOR MICCICHE, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to a petition to convene a grand                                                                     
          jury; and repealing and reenacting Rule 16(b)(3),                                                                     
          Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, concerning a                                                                      
          prosecuting attorney's duty to disclose favorable                                                                     
            information to a defendant in a criminal proceeding."                                                              
          (Prefile released January 11, 2019)                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 16                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 16 BY SENATOR MICCICHE, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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          "An Act relating to certain alcoholic beverage                                                                        
          licenses and permits; and relating to the bond                                                                        
          requirement for certain alcoholic beverage license                                                                    
          holders."                                                                                                             
          (Prefile released January 11, 2019)                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 17                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 17 BY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act making a special appropriation from the                                                                       
          earnings reserve account for the payment of                                                                           
          supplemental permanent fund dividends; and                                                                            
          providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
          (Prefile released January 11, 2019)                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 18                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 18 BY SENATOR SHOWER, entitled:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to the use of unmanned aircraft                                                                      
          systems while hunting."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Resources                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 19                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 19 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act making appropriations, including capital                                                                      
          appropriations, supplemental appropriations,                                                                          
          reappropriations, and other appropriations; making                                                                    
          appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for                                                                 
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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Governor's transmittal letter dated January 14:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dear Senate President:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State’s capital                                                          
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Statute 37.07.020 required that I submit a budget for Fiscal                                                             
                                                                              th                                                
Year 2020 (FY2020) to the Legislature and public on December 15                                                                 
of last year. That law also requires that “bills identical in content” to                                                       
those I released in December be delivered to the Legislature before the                                                         
 th                                                                                                                             
4 legislative day of the next regular session for introduction.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Administration will use the next four weeks to prepare, for                                                                 
delivery to you, a responsive state budget for FY2020. I look forward                                                           
to working with the Legislature to finalize a FY2020 capital budget.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Michael J. Dunleavy                                                                                                             
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 20                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 20 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                   
          loan program expenses of state government and for                                                                     
          certain programs; capitalizing funds; amending                                                                        
          appropriations; making appropriations under art. IX,                                                                  
          sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from                                                                 
          the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing                                                                 
          for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 14:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Dear Senate President Giessel:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State’s operating                                                        
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Statute 37.07.020 requires that the Governor submit a budget                                                             
for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) to the Legislature and public by                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
December 15of each year. That law also requires that “bills identical                                                           
in content” to those released in December be delivered to the                                                                   
                           th                                                                                                   
Legislature before the 4 legislative day of the next regular session for                                                        
introduction.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
My Administration is fully engaged in developing an amended budget                                                              
for FY2020 to be delivered in the coming weeks. I look forward to                                                               
working with the Legislature to produce a FY2020 operating budget                                                               
for Alaska.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Michael J. Dunleavy                                                                                                             
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 21                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 21 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                   
          capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                            
          comprehensive mental health program, including                                                                        
          supplemental appropriations; and providing for an                                                                     
          effective date."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Governor's transmittal letter dated January 14:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dear Senate President Giessel:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State’s                                                                  
comprehensive mental health program for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020).                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Statute 37.07.020 requires that the Governor submit a budget                                                             
                                                                    th                                                          
for FY2020 to the Legislature and public by December 15 of each                                                                 
year. That law also requires that “bills identical in content” to those                                                         
                                                                              th                                                
released in December be delivered to the Legislature before the 4                                                               
legislative day of the next regular session for introduction.                                                                   
AS 37.07.020(a)(1) requires the mental health bill to include both                                                              
operating and capital appropriations. The mental health budget reflects                                                         
the requests that were put forward to the Office of Management and                                                              
Budget by the Alaska Mental Health Trust.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
My Administration is fully engaged in developing an amended budget                                                              
for FY2020 to be delivered in the coming weeks. I look forward to                                                               
working with the Legislature to finalize a FY2020 mental health                                                                 
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Michael J. Dunleavy                                                                                                             
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 22                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 22 BY SENATOR STEVENS, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          "An Act relating to management of enhanced stocks                                                                     
          of shellfish; authorizing certain nonprofit                                                                           
          organizations to engage in shellfish enhancement                                                                      
          projects; relating to application fees for salmon                                                                     
          hatchery permits; and providing for an effective                                                                      
          date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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SB 23                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 23 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
      "An Act making special appropriations from the earnings                                                                   
      reserve account for the payment of permanent fund                                                                         
      dividends; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 15:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Giessel:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, sec 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I                                                       
am transmitting a special appropriations bill that authorizes the                                                               
payment of unpaid dividends, which came as a result of executive and                                                            
legislative action, in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The transfer occurs over                                                           
the next three fiscal years.  The bill also authorizes the transfer for the                                                     
payment of the Permanent Fund Dividend Program for the fiscal years                                                             
ending 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Permanent Fund Dividend program was established in 1980, to                                                                 
allow all Alaskans to benefit directly from Alaska’s mineral and                                                                
investment wealth. For years, the Alaska State Legislature, through a                                                           
carefully balanced statutory formula has assured a dividend payment                                                             
that keeps the Permanent Fund on healthy financial footing, while at                                                            
the same time, benefitting the mineral owners – Alaskans.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The past three years, Alaskans have not received the full ownership                                                             
value of their mineral wealth share.  Instead, either through executive                                                         
or legislative action, the dividend payments have been less than the                                                            
statutory formula directs. I intend to follow the law and take                                                                  
restorative action to the unpaid portions of the permanent fund                                                                 
dividends from 2016, 2017, and 2018 to eligible individuals.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Also, in order to restore the trust of Alaskans, I am seeking the                                                               
authorization for the next four fiscal years for the transfer of funds and                                                      
the payment of dividends per the statutory formula that has been used                                                           

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since the first dividend check was issued in 1982.  This is a clear                                                             
signal to Alaskans that we will not pick and choose which laws to                                                               
follow. We will honor the law and will fund the dividend program as                                                             
the law is written.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
As the State of Alaska is coming to terms with balancing revenue with                                                           
expenditures in our annual budgets, I want Alaskans to know that we                                                             
are not going to deny them their ownership share of Alaska’s mineral                                                            
wealth. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Michael J. Dunleavy                                                                                                             
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 24                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 24 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
              "An Act directing the Department of Revenue to pay                                                               
                dividends to certain eligible individuals; and                                                                 
          providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 15:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dear President Giessel:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill that directs the payment of the                                                          
unpaid amounts of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Permanent Fund                                                                       
dividend. The payment of the unpaid amounts would be distributed to                                                             
eligible individuals over the next three years. I believe that this action                                                      
will correct an error that resulted in a decreased dividend.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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The Permanent Fund Dividend Program was established in 1980, to                                                                 
allow all Alaskans to benefit directly from Alaska’s mineral and                                                                
investment wealth. For years, the Alaska State Legislature, through a                                                           
carefully balanced statutory formula, has assured a dividend payment                                                            
that keeps the Permanent Fund on healthy financial footing, while at                                                            
the same time, benefitting the mineral owners, Alaskans themselves.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The past three years, Alaskans have not received the full value of their                                                        
mineral wealth ownership share.  Instead, either through executive or                                                           
legislative action, the dividend payments have been less than the                                                               
statutory formula directs. I intend to follow the law, and take                                                                 
restorative action to pay the unpaid portions of the Permanent Fund                                                             
dividends from 2016, 2017, and 2018 for all eligible individuals.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Eligible individuals will be determined by the receipt of a prior year’s                                                        
dividend and the eligibility for a current year’s dividend. An                                                                  
individual eligible for the 2016 unpaid dividend is a person who                                                                
received the 2016 dividend and is eligible for a 2019 dividend; an                                                              
individual eligible for the 2017 unpaid dividend is a person who                                                                
received a 2017 dividend and is eligible for a 2020 dividend; and an                                                            
individual eligible for the 2018 unpaid dividend is a person who                                                                
received a 2018 dividend and is eligible for a dividend in 2021.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
As our economy faces a recession, and our unemployment rate is one                                                              
of the highest in the nation, the payment of the unpaid amounts of the                                                          
2016, 2017, and 2018 dividends, distributed over the next three years,                                                          
can significantly contribute to improving Alaska’s economy. It will                                                             
restore the trust of Alaskans that we will follow the law and the                                                               
statutory formula that has been used since the first dividend check was                                                         
issued in 1982. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this                                                                 
measure.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Michael J. Dunleavy                                                                                                             
Governor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             Unfinished Business                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
President Giessel made the following appointment:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Criminal Justice Commission                                                                                                   
(AS 44.19.641)                                                                                                                  
Senator Hughes                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                
from a call of the Senate on January 18. Without objection, Senator                                                             
Micciche was excused.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                  
from a call of the Senate from afternoon plane time, January 17                                                                 
through evening plane time, January 21. Without objection, Senator                                                              
Bishop was excused.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Kawasaki moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                
from a call of the Senate from 12:00 p.m., January 17 through                                                                   
10:00 p.m., January 20. Without objection, Senator Kawasaki was                                                                 
excused.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Reinbold moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                
from a call of the Senate from 5:00 p.m., January 18 through                                                                    
2:00 p.m., January 21. Without objection, Senator Reinbold was                                                                  
excused.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                                                 
from a call of the Senate on January 22 and January 23. Without                                                                 
objection, Senator Hoffman was excused.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                Announcements                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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                                 Adjournment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Costello moved and asked unanimous consent the Senate                                                                   
stand in adjournment until 10:30 a.m., January 18, 2019. Without                                                                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:26 a.m.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                    Liz Clark                                                   
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                             
+ indicates teleconference                                                                                                      
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                   FINANCE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Jan 16        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Committee Organization/Introduction of Members &                                                                  
              Staff                                                                                                             
+             Dept. of Revenue, Revenue Forecast                                                                                
              - Commissioner Bruce Tangeman                                                                                     
              -- Presenters Below Postponed to 1/17/19 --                                                                       
+             Dept. of Natural Resources: Production Forecast                                                                   
              - Commissioner Corri Feige                                                                                        
              - Division of O&G, Director Chantal Walsh &                                                                       
              Commercial Analyst Pascal Umekwe                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Jan 17        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
+             Dept. of Natural Resources: Production Highlights                                                                 
              Permitting Issues, & Status of Development on                                                                     
              North Slope                                                                                                       
              - Commissioner Corri Feige                                                                                        
              - Deputy Commissioner Sara Longan                                                                                 
              - Division of O&G, Director Chantal Walsh                                                                         
              -- Presenters Below Postponed from 1/16/19 --                                                                     
+             Dept. of Natural Resources: Production Forecast                                                                   
              - Commissioner Corri Feige                                                                                        
              - Division of O&G, Director Chantal Walsh &                                                                       
              Commercial Analyst Pascal Umekwe                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Jan 18        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                                                 
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                                              
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                                    RULES                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Jan 16        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:30 AM                                                 
              Organizational Meeting