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2021-05-14 House Journal

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2021-05-14                     House Journal                      Page 1064
     Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.                                                                  
     Let it burn away the fog so that each of us sees each other                                                                
     clearly, so that we can move beyond labels, beyond accents,                                                                
     gender, sexual orientation, or skin color. Let the warmth and                                                              
     brightness of the sun melt our selfishness, so that we can                                                                 
     share the joy and sorrow of our neighbors. And let the light of                                                            
     the sun be so strong that we will see all people as our                                                                    
     Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to                                                                   
     surround us with your beauty, and let the mountains teach our                                                              
     hearts to reach upward to heaven. Then, Dear God, grant us                                                                 
     comfort, give us peace, and allow us strength to enable us to                                                              
     stand up, fight for, and be a voice for equality.                                                                          
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Tilton.                                                                      
                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                          
Representative Claman moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
journal for the 115th legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                           
Chief Clerk. There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                        MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                                                           
The following Governor's proclamations dated May 13 were read:                                                                  
"Under the authority of Article II, Section 9, and Article III, Section                                                         
17, Constitution of the State of Alaska, and in the public interest, I call                                                     
the Thirty-Second Legislature of the State of Alaska into its first                                                             
special session at Juneau, Alaska, in the legislative chambers, on May                                                          
20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following subjects:                                                                     
     • HB 69, or similar bill making appropriations for the operating                                                           
         and loan program expenses of state government and for                                                                  
         certain programs; capitalizing funds; amending                                                                         
         appropriations; making capital appropriations, supplemental                                                            
         appropriations, and reappropriations; making appropriations                                                            
         under Article IX, Section 17(c), Constitution of the State of                                                          
           Alaska, from the Constitutional Budget Reserve fund;