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2021-02-18 House Journal

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                               HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                         THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                               FIRST SESSION                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                   Thursday              February 18, 2021                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                             Thirty-first Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to Uniform Rule 13 the House was called to order by Speaker                                                            
Stutes at 10:40 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 39 members present. Representative Prax was absent                                                             
and later excused (page 166).                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Representative Tuck.                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the invocation be spread on the journal.  There being no objection, it                                                          
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
With the deepest respect for the religious beliefs of all Alaskans, I                                                           
offer the following prayer:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Dear Father God,                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     You are the God of all creations, and we thank you that you have                                                           
     created us for your glory.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     We would like to pray a special prayer for all those who are                                                               
     working the front lines during this pandemic.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Whether in the factory, the fields, the mines, the hospital clinics,                                                       
     our schools, the armed services, the retail and hospitality                                                                
     industries, the construction jobsite, the business office, or here in                                                      
     government… may all workers carry themselves with honor and                                                                
     be kept safe from any harm or illness.                                                                                     

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     We also stand together and pray for those who are unemployed or                                                            
     underemployed.  May they not become discouraged; may they                                                                  
     continue to find ways to learn and grow in their time of being out                                                         
     of work.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     As stewards of your abundant resources, please help us work                                                                
     together to provide for those who are suffering from                                                                       
     unemployment so that they do not lose hearth and home.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     May those out of work experience tangible evidence of our                                                                  
     support and may meaningful work come quickly to them.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     For all those who agree, we say…Amen.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Tarr.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
journal for the 29th and 30th legislative days be approved as certified                                                         
by the Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Letters dated November 3, December 28, 2020, and January 8, 18, 19,                                                             
and 26, and February 2, 2021, were received stating that on February                                                            
4, 2020, and January 19, 2021, in accordance with Article III, Sections                                                         
26 and 27 of the Alaska Constitution and Alaska Statue 39.05.080, the                                                           
Governor submitted a list of appointees for confirmation.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The following appointees have withdrawn themselves from                                                                         
consideration, effective immediately:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                               
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
Eric Milliken                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                              
Rex Leath                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
Cheryl Brantley                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Nursing                                                                                                              
Emily Henry                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar                                                                                          
Jerry Nankervis                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following appointees are withdrawn from consideration, effective                                                            
immediately:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
Zera "Blake" Thomas                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
State Commission for Human Rights                                                                                             
Jamie Allard                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A letter dated January 29 was received stating that on January 19 in                                                            
accordance with Article III, Section 25 of the Alaska Constitution and                                                          
Alaska Statue 39.05.080, the Governor submitted a list of heads of                                                              
state for confirmation.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following appointee has withdrawn his name from consideration,                                                              
effective immediately:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Attorney General, Department of Law                                                                                           
Clyde “Ed” Sniffen                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following letter dated December 16, 2020, was received:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
This letter confirms my Administration’s position that Executive                                                                
Branch Department heads and Boards and Commissions appointees to                                                                
Executive Branch Boards, who have not received a confirmation vote,                                                             
continue to serve under valid appointments. I am also exercising my                                                             
constitutional authority under the Alaska Constitution, Article III,                                                            
Section 27 to continue their appointments.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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By February 3, 2021, I will present the names of those previously                                                               
appointed under Article III, but not confirmed, along with any new                                                              
appointments, to the 32nd Alaska State Legislature so they may                                                                  
consider the appointments through the normal confirmation process.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency dated October 28, 2020, and                                                                 
accompanying letter dated October 29, 2020, regarding the July 21                                                               
earthquake impacting the Aleutians East Borough and Lake and                                                                    
Peninsula Borough, were received. The declaration and accompanying                                                              
letter were copied to the Finance Committee Co-chairs and are on file                                                           
in the Chief Clerk's Office.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Public Health Disaster Emergency and                                                                           
accompanying letter dated November 6, 2020, and memorandums                                                                     
from Adam Crum, Commissioner of Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                               
and Torrence Saxe, Commissioner of Dept. of Military & Veterans'                                                                
Affairs, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, were received. The                                                                    
declaration, accompanying letter, and memorandums were copied to                                                                
the Finance Committee Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief Clerk's                                                            
office.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency dated December 5, 2020, and                                                                 
accompanying letter dated December 7, 2020, regarding the severe                                                                
storm damage affecting Southeast Alaska, were received. The                                                                     
declaration and accompanying letter were copied to the Finance                                                                  
Committee Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Public Health Disaster Emergency and                                                                           
accompanying letter dated December 15, 2020, and memorandum                                                                     
from Adam Crum, Commissioner of Dept. of Health & Social                                                                        
Services, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, were received. The                                                                   
declaration, accompanying letter, and memorandum were copied to the                                                             
Finance Committee Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief Clerk's                                                                
office.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
An amendment dated December 29, 2020, to the Declaration of                                                                     
Disaster Emergency dated December 5, 2020, and accompanying letter                                                              

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were received. The amendment and letter were copied to the Finance                                                              
Committee Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Public Health Disaster Emergency and                                                                           
accompanying letter dated January 14, regarding the COVID-19                                                                    
outbreak, were received. The declaration, accompanying letter, and a                                                            
memorandum from Adam Crum, Commissioner of the Department of                                                                    
Health and Social Services, were copied to the Finance Committee                                                                
Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
A Declaration of Disaster Emergency dated January 15 and                                                                        
accompanying letter, regarding the November 2020 severe storm                                                                   
damage in the City and Native Village of Shishmaref and the City of                                                             
Nome, were received. The declaration and accompanying letter were                                                               
copied to the Finance Committee Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief                                                          
Clerk's Office.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following letter dated January 15 was received:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
"President Giessel and Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Based on the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency                                                                        
Management's (DHS&EM) continuing programmatic work with                                                                         
disaster applicants, project adjustments will require additional                                                                
authority for the 2020 Southeast Storm (AK272). In this case, the                                                               
Individual Assistance Program projects and the response costs will                                                              
exceed the initial $1,000,000 in the Governor declaration.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The total additional State General Funds required for this disaster is                                                          
$1,500,000. The Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) has a current cash                                                                   
balance of $6,348,552. The Division of Homeland Security and                                                                    
Emergency Management continues to work through the 2020                                                                         
Southeast Storm disaster to determine if federal disaster support will                                                          
be requested once they have completed the necessary Joint                                                                       
Preliminary Damage Assessment with FEMA.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
I am requesting your concurrence that the legislature should not be                                                             
convened to approve the transfer of funds. A draft concurrence letter                                                           
for the disaster is also enclosed.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The letter and preliminary finance plan were copied to the Finance                                                              
Committee Co-chairs and are on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
A message dated January 21 was read stating under the provision of                                                              
art. III sec. 18, Constitution of the State of Alaska, the Governor                                                             
requests the opportunity to address the Thirty-Second Alaska State                                                              
Legislature on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., for presentation of                                                           
the State of the State address. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the                                                           
State of the State address will be televised.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                         MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A message dated February 10 was read stating the Senate ratified the                                                            
following members to the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Dennis "Skip" Cook                                                                                                              
Joyce M. Anderson                                                                                                               
Gerald (Jerry) McBeath (alternate)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
A message dated February 15 was received stating the Senate accepted                                                            
the request of Chief Justice Bolger to address the Alaska State                                                                 
Legislature at 11:00 a.m., February 17.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                              COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A message dated February 8 was received from Chief Justice Joel                                                                 
Bolger requesting the opportunity to address a joint session of the                                                             
Alaska State Legislature for the annual State of the Judiciary address                                                          
at 11:00 a.m., February 17.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following were received:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Biennial Procurement Report                                                                                                     
A Summary of Executive Branch Activity for Fiscal Years 2019, 2020                                                              
November 23, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 36.30.540)                                                                                                   

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Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Annual Disposal of State-Owned Firearms and Ammunition Report                                                                   
January 1, 2021                                                                                                                 
(as required by AS 18.65.340)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Division of Retirement & Benefits                                                                                               
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports of:                                                                                      
Public Employees' Retirement System                                                                                             
Teachers' Retirement System                                                                                                     
December 15, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 39.35.004 and 14.25.004 respectively)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Division of Finance                                                                                                             
Compensation and Travel Report of Executive Positions for 2020                                                                  
http://doa.alaska.gov/dof/reports/ctep.html                                                                                     
(as required by AS 37.05.210)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Office of Administrative Hearings                                                                                               
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
January 31, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 44.64.020)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education                                                                                    
Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                          
Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development                                                                                          
University of Alaska                                                                                                            
Alaska Performance Scholarship Outcomes Report 2021                                                                             
January 25, 2021                                                                                                                
https://acpe.alaska.gov/REPORTS                                                                                                 
(as required by AS 14.43.840)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Corrections                                                                                                            
Interstate Commission                                                                                                           
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
January 29, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 33.36.135)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Alaska Court System                                                                                                             
FY 2020 Annual Report                                                                                                           
https://courts.alaska.gov/admin/index.htm#annualrep                                                                             
(as required by AS 22.20.310)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Criminal Justice Commission                                                                                              
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
October 30, 2020                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 44.19.647)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Energy Authority                                                                                                         
Susitna-Watana Hydro Project                                                                                                    
2020 Report                                                                                                                     
www.susitna-watanahydro.org                                                                                                     
(as required by AS 44.83.085)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Energy Authority                                                                                                         
Renewable Energy Fund                                                                                                           
Status Report                                                                                                                   
January 2021                                                                                                                    
(as required by AS 42.45.045)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Environmental Conservation                                                                                             
Alaska Drinking Water and Clean Water Funds                                                                                     
Annual Loan Fund Report Fiscal Year 2020                                                                                        
January 26, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 37.05.035 and AS 46.03.032)                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                                                                                              
2020 Annual Report                                                                                                              
https://www.ahfc.us/annual                                                                                                      
(as required by AS 18.56.200)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority                                                                                
Interior Energy Project                                                                                                         
Quarterly Report to the Alaska State Legislature                                                                                
October 2020                                                                                                                    
www.interiorenergyproject.com                                                                                                   
(as required by Chapter No. 39, SLA 2015)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority                                                                                
Interior Energy Project                                                                                                         
Quarterly Report to the Alaska State Legislature                                                                                
January 2021                                                                                                                    
www.interiorenergyproject.com                                                                                                   
(as required by Chapter No. 39, SLA 2015)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                          
Online With Libraries (OWL) Videoconferencing Evaluation                                                                        
November 19, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by Chapter 8, SLA 2020)                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                          
Annual Report on School Performance                                                                                             
February 1, 2021                                                                                                                
https://education.alaska.gov/compass/report-card                                                                                
(as required by AS 14.03.120)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                          
2020 Annual Report                                                                                                              
February 15, 2021                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 14.03.078)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                            
Status of Brown Bears and Other Natural Resources                                                                               
McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge                                                                                    
2020 Annual Report                                                                                                              
January 29, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 16.20.162)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                            
Division of Wildlife Conservation                                                                                               
Board of Game Allocation of Big Game Hunting                                                                                    
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
February 1, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 16.05.050)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Annual Medicaid Reform Report: Fiscal Year 2020                                                                                 
November 16, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 47.05.270)                                                                                                   

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Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Office of Children's Services                                                                                                   
Employee Recruitment and Retention Report to the Legislature                                                                    
November 13, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 47.14.112)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Office of Children's Services                                                                                                   
Response to 2020 Alaska Citizens' Review Panel Report                                                                           
http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Documents/Publications/pdf/2020_CRP_Re                                                               
sponse.pdf                                                                                                                      
October 1, 2020                                                                                                                 
(as required by AS 47.14.255)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Health Information Technology Office                                                                                            
Alaska Health Information Exchange                                                                                              
2020 Progress And Recommendations Report                                                                                        
December 2020                                                                                                                   
(as required by AS 18.23.315)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Dept. of Corrections                                                                                                            
Joint Annual Report on Recidivism Reduction                                                                                     
Fiscal Year 2020                                                                                                                
January 16, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 47.38.100)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Dept. of Law                                                                                                                    
Joint Legislative Report                                                                                                        
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, Payment and Eligibility Errors for FY 20                                                               
November 2020                                                                                                                   
(as required by AS 47.07.076)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development                                                                                        
Technical and Vocational Education Program                                                                                      
Annual Report Fiscal Year 2020                                                                                                  
February 1, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 23.15.835)                                                                                                   

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Dept. of Law                                                                                                                    
Activities of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform                                                               
State Laws                                                                                                                      
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
December 29, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 44.23.040)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Law                                                                                                                    
Federal Laws and Litigation Report                                                                                              
January 15, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 44.23.020)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                                                      
Division of Legal and Research Services                                                                                         
Report Listing Alaska Statutes with Delayed Repeals or Delayed                                                                  
Amendments and Examining Court Decisions and Opinions of the                                                                    
Attorney General Construing Alaska Statutes                                                                                     
December 2020                                                                                                                   
(as required by AS 24.20.065)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                                      
Division of Mining, Land, and Water                                                                                             
2021 Reports to the Alaska Legislature on:                                                                                      
Identified RS 2477 Rights-of-Way                                                                                                
Availability of the Annual Mining Report                                                                                        
Status of the Land Disposal Income Fund                                                                                         
Status of Land in the Land Disposal Bank                                                                                        
Water Removals and Exports                                                                                                      
Notification of Interim Classifications (Closing Land to Mineral                                                                
Entry)                                                                                                                          
Cooperative Resource Management or Development Agreements                                                                       
Efforts to Maintain or Enhance Access to and along Fishing Streams                                                              
January 2021                                                                                                                    
(as required by AS 19.30.400, 27.05.60, 38.04.022, 38.04.020,                                                                   
46.15.020, 38.05.300, 38.05.027, and 38.04.205, respectively)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                                      
Division of Oil and Gas                                                                                                         
5-Year Program of Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sales and Gas-Only                                                                 
Lease Sales                                                                                                                     
January 27, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by 38.05.180)                                                                                                      

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Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                                      
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation                                                                                        
Incompatible Use in a Park, Area, or Preserve                                                                                   
Disabled Veteran Campsite Permit Report                                                                                         
January 31, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 41.21.020 and AS 41.21.026)                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                          
2020 Report on Untested Sexual Assault Examination Kits                                                                         
October 30, 2020                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 44.41.070)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                          
2020 Annual Drug Report                                                                                                         
February 1, 2021                                                                                                                
https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/2b95494e-3125-44f1-962b-                                                                        
8233a2959d62/2020-Annual-Drug-Report                                                                                            
(as required by 18.65.085)                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                                 
Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report                                                                                                  
November 13, 2020                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 42.05.211 and 42.06.220)                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                                
Alaska ABLE                                                                                                                     
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
January 19, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 06.65.350)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                                
Alaska Marine Highway System Fund                                                                                               
Alaska Marine Highway Vessel Replacement Fund                                                                                   
Investment Earnings Reports                                                                                                     
January 20, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 19.65.070 and 37.05.550)                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                                
Alaska Marine Highway Fund                                                                                                      
Annual Financial Report                                                                                                         
Fiscal Year 2020                                                                                                                
December 4, 2020                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 19.65.070)                                                                                                   

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Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                                
Oil and Gas Tax Credit Certificates Purchased in 2020                                                                           
February 5, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 43.05.230)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Task Force on Therapeutic Courts                                                                                                
Evaluations and Recommendations Final Report                                                                                    
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/get_documents.asp?session=31&docid=102274                                                            
January 18, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by SCR 9, Legislative Resolve No. 23, 2020)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities                                                                                     
Alaska Sustainable Energy Act                                                                                                   
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
2020 Progress Report                                                                                                            
January 2021                                                                                                                    
(as required by AS 44.42.067)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska                                                                                                            
Alaska's University for Alaska's Schools 2020 Report                                                                            
February 15, 2021                                                                                                               
(as required by AS 14.40.190)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska Fairbanks                                                                                                  
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences                                                                                         
Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center                                                                                        
Annual Report Fiscal Year 2020                                                                                                  
January 2021                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following audit reports were received from the Division of                                                                  
Legislative Audit, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, as required                                                            
by AS 24.20.311:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2020 Annual Report, Unabridged                                                                                                  
2020 Annual Report, Condensed                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Court System                                                                                                             
Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association                                                                                
Sunset Review                                                                                                                   
June 9, 2020                                                                                                                    

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Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                            
Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                                        
Sunset Review                                                                                                                   
June 19, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                            
Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                                     
Sunset Review                                                                                                                   
April 8, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                            
Regulatory Commission of Alaska FY19 Annual Report                                                                              
Special Review                                                                                                                  
April 6, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Education & Early Development, and Dept. of Health &                                                                   
Social Services                                                                                                                 
Special Education Service Agency                                                                                                
Sunset Review                                                                                                                   
April 3, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Office of the Governor                                                                                                          
Alaska Criminal Justice Commission                                                                                              
Sunset Review                                                                                                                   
June 12, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Office of Children's Services Compliance with Foster Care Reform                                                                
Laws, Part 1                                                                                                                    
Special Review                                                                                                                  
November 10, 2020                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Eligibility                                                                    
Special Review                                                                                                                  
August 27, 2020                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                               
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Transportation                                                                 
Costs                                                                                                                           
Special Review                                                                                                                  
October 28, 2020                                                                                                                

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Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                                      
Citizens' Advisory Commission on Federal Areas                                                                                  
Sunset Review                                                                                                                   
April 8, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                                
Mustang Operations Center 1 LLC Loan                                                                                            
Special Review                                                                                                                  
July 24, 2020                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following report of the Committee on Committees, dated February                                                             
18, was received:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Committee on Committees met and submits the following names                                                                 
of Representatives to serve on the respective House committees:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Rules: Edgmon, Chair; Stutes, Vice Chair; Merrick, Foster, Tilton,                                                              
Shaw, Eastman                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Finance: Merrick and Foster, Co-chairs; Ortiz, Vice-chair; Wool,                                                                
Edgmon, Josephson, Rasmussen, Thompson, LeBon, Carpenter,                                                                       
Johnson                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Community & Regional Affairs: Schrage and Hannan, Co-chairs;                                                                    
Patkotak, Vice-Chair; Drummond, Prax, McCarty, McCabe                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Education: Drummond and Story, Co-chairs; Zulkosky, Hopkins,                                                                    
Prax, Cronk, Gillham                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Health & Social Services: Zulkosky and Snyder, Co-chairs;                                                                       
Spohnholz, Fields, McCarty, Prax, Kurka                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Judiciary: Claman, Chair; Drummond, Snyder, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                     
Eastman, Kurka, Vance                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Labor & Commerce: Fields and Spohnholz, Co-chairs; Schrage,                                                                     
Snyder, Nelson, Kaufman, McCarty                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Resources: Patkotak, Chair; Fields, Hopkins, Schrage, Hannan,                                                                   
Rauscher, Cronk, Gillham, McKay                                                                                                 

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State Affairs: Kreiss-Tomkins, Chair; Tarr, Story, Claman, Vance,                                                               
Kaufman, Eastman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Transportation: Hopkins and Spohnholz, Co-chairs; Drummond,                                                                     
Hannan, McKay, McCabe, Cronk                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Stutes, Chair; and                                                                      
Representatives Edgmon, Tuck, Foster, Merrick, Tilton, and Shaw.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House adopt the Committee on Committees report.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman objected.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House adopt the Committee on                                                                    
Committees report?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Committee on Committees Report                                                                                                  
Adopt                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  22   NAYS:  17   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak,                                                                   
Rasmussen, Schrage, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck,                                                               
Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Carpenter, Cronk, Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman,                                                                    
Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Nelson, Rauscher, Shaw,                                                                   
Thompson, Tilton, Vance                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Prax                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, the motion passed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                 * * * * *                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
In accordance with Uniform Rule 3, Representative Edgmon                                                                        
nominated Crystaline Jones as Chief Clerk of the House for the Thirty-                                                          
Second Alaska State Legislature and moved and asked unanimous                                                                   
consent that the nominations be closed and Crystaline Jones be elected                                                          
as Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Edgmon introduced the following Clerk's staff:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
  Krisztina Bury   Londi Ensor                                                                                                  
  Abbey Janes    Christine Sayler                                                                                               
  Jackie Schulz   Lou Taylor                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Edgmon appointed Micaela Bradner as Sergeant-at-                                                                 
arms of the House for the Thirty-Second Alaska State Legislature.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker appointed Representatives Schrage and Rasmussen to                                                                  
advise the Governor that the House is in session and ready to do                                                                
business.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker appointed Representatives Tarr and Gillham to advise the                                                            
Senate that the House is in session and ready to do business.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that, without objection, the House would stand at                                                            
ease; and so, the House stood at ease at 10:50 a.m.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                               AFTER AT EASE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker called the House back to order at 10:57 a.m.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Schrage reported that the Governor was notified that                                                             
the House is in session and ready to do business.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tarr reported that the Senate was notified that the                                                              
House is in session and ready to do business.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                         INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Norio Yamamoto                                                                                                   
By Representative Fields                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Norton Sound Health Corporation                                                                                      
By Representative Foster; Senator Olson                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Honoring - Commander Barry McConnell                                                                                            
By Senators Gray-Jackson, Revak; Representative Schrage                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Stephen Michael Dryden                                                                                            
By Senator Wilson                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Glen Simpson                                                                                                      
By Senator Myers; Representative Prax                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                   
                           OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HR 1                                                                                                                          
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1 by Representatives Stutes and Tuck:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Arctic Policy,                                                                   
     Economic Development, and Tourism.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and is on today's calendar.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HR 2                                                                                                                          
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2 by Representatives Stutes and Tuck:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Energy.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and is on today's calendar.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HR 3                                                                                                                          
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3 by Representatives Stutes and Tuck:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Fisheries.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and is on today's calendar.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HR 4                                                                                                                          
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4 by Representatives Stutes and Tuck:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Military and                                                                     
     Veterans' Affairs.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and is on today's calendar.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HR 5                                                                                                                          
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 5 by Representatives Stutes and Tuck:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and is on today's calendar.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HR 6                                                                                                                          
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6 by Representative Stutes:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and is on today's calendar.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HCR 1                                                                                                                         
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 by Representative                                                                             
Eastman:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Suspending certain Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature                                                           
     during the First Regular Session of the Thirty-Second Alaska                                                               
     State Legislature to allow the house of representatives to organize                                                        
     to do business; and providing for temporary rules for the house of                                                         
     representatives.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs, State Affairs, Judiciary, and Finance Committees.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HCR 2                                                                                                                         
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2 by Representatives                                                                            
Stutes and Kreiss-Tomkins:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Supporting the Alaska Ocean Cluster in its mission, efforts, and                                                           
     vision for a vibrant coastal economy in the state, its promotion of                                                        
     a diversified and resilient state economy that creates value from                                                          
     ocean resources, and its building of a statewide integrated                                                                
     ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship relating to the                                                               
     state's ocean economy.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Resources Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HJR 1                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1 by Representatives Kreiss-                                                                         
Tomkins and Hopkins:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to the Alaska permanent fund and to appropriations from                                                           
     the Alaska permanent fund.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                                               
1 by Representatives Kreiss-Tomkins and Hopkins:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to the Alaska permanent fund and to appropriations from                                                           
     the Alaska permanent fund.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary and                                                        
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 2                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2 by Representative Claman:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to the duration of regular sessions of the legislature.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 3                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3 by Representative Rauscher:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to terms of legislators.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs, State Affairs, and Judiciary Committees.                                                                               

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HJR 4                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4 by Representative Rauscher:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Encouraging Congress to pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity                                                               
     Act of 2019 or a similar bill.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 5                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5 by Representative Rauscher:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Encouraging Congress to enact legislation allowing people over                                                             
     18 years of age to purchase handguns.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HJR 6                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6 by the House Rules Committee                                                                       
by request of the Governor:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to an appropriation limit; and relating to the budget                                                             
     reserve fund.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill proposing a resolution to amend                                                          
the Constitution of the State of Alaska, Article IX, Sections 16 and 17.                                                        

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The proposed amendment would change the baseline for the                                                                        
constitutional appropriation limit so that appropriations for a fiscal                                                          
year would not exceed the average of the appropriations for the                                                                 
previous three years plus the cumulative percent change in inflation or                                                         
population, whichever is greater, over the previous three year period.                                                          
The amendment would exempt from the spending limit appropriations                                                               
to state savings accounts, the permanent fund and for permanent fund                                                            
dividend payments, appropriations of bond proceeds and the principal                                                            
and interest on those bonds, and appropriations of money from a non-                                                            
state source.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Additionally, the proposed amendment would change the budget                                                                    
reserve fund established in Article IX, Section 17 so that it can only be                                                       
used as a funding source, if the amount in the general fund for a given                                                         
year, is less than the appropriation limit. The budget reserve would be                                                         
available for no other purpose.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
We must develop a stable and sustainable budget in order to assure                                                              
economic growth in our State. This amendment provides an important                                                              
tool for curbing unsustainable growth in government spending by                                                                 
indexing future appropriations to those made in prior fiscal years while                                                        
ensuring the State has a reserve balance to stabilize revenues during                                                           
years of unexpected decline.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
This resolution is a simple but powerful way to structurally cap                                                                
government growth. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this                                                              
measure.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 7                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 7 by the House Rules Committee                                                                       
by request of the Governor:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to the Alaska permanent fund, appropriations from the                                                             
     permanent fund, and the permanent fund dividend.                                                                           

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was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a resolution to amend the Constitution                                                          
of the State of Alaska, Article IX, Section 15. The proposed                                                                    
amendment would establish a percent-of-market-value (POMV) rule                                                                 
to limit annual expenditures from the permanent fund and establish the                                                          
permanent fund dividend (PFD) in the Alaska Constitution.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Since it was created by constitutional amendment in 1976, the                                                                   
permanent fund has become a vital component to Alaska's financial                                                               
and economic health. Alaskans had the foresight to ensure that a                                                                
portion of Alaska's newfound oil wealth would be saved for the future                                                           
benefit of our state. The PFD, established soon thereafter, has created                                                         
a critical link between the people and their government by providing                                                            
every Alaskan a share of the state's natural resource wealth.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Today, the permanent fund and the earnings it generates are Alaska's                                                            
largest source of revenue. It has never been more important for us to                                                           
increase protections of the fund for future generations. I'm proposing                                                          
the adoption of a spending rule limiting yearly withdraws to a                                                                  
percentage of its market value as the most effective means to preserve                                                          
the fund. The resolution would also require that a portion of funds                                                             
withdrawn be used for a dividend and require that any future change to                                                          
the dividend program be approved by the voters.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
With this resolution, we respect the will of the people and the                                                                 
Constitutional Convention delegates who wanted all Alaskans to                                                                  
benefit from our state's natural resources. The resolution will protect                                                         
the permanent fund and the dividend program. I urge your prompt and                                                             
favorable action on this measure.                                                                                               

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This amendment would be placed before the voters at the next state                                                              
general election.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 8                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8 by the House Rules Committee                                                                       
by request of the Governor:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to prohibiting the establishment of a state tax without the                                                       
     approval of the voters of the state; and relating to the initiative                                                        
     process.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a resolution to amend the Constitution                                                          
of the State of Alaska, Article IX, Section 1 and Article XI, Section 6.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The proposed amendment would provide that any law establishing a                                                                
state tax shall not take effect absent a vote of the majority of the voters                                                     
of the state. Additionally, the amendment would require that any voter                                                          
initiative establishing a state tax would not take effect unless approved                                                       
by the legislature.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
I'm proposing this measure as the most effective means of involving                                                             
Alaskans in the decisions to levy taxes to pay for State services. This                                                         

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proposal preserves the legislature's taxing authority while also                                                                
recognizing the people's voice as exercised through the ballot box.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
This amendment would be placed before the voters at the next state                                                              
general election.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 9                                                                                                                         
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9 by Representative Kreiss-                                                                          
Tomkins:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                                                                 
     Alaska relating to actions upon veto.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 10                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10 by Representative Tuck:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                            
     relating to the Alaska permanent fund and establishing the                                                                 
     earnings reserve account.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 11                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11 by Representatives McKay,                                                                         
Vance, and Wool:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Requesting the United States Congress to pass legislation that                                                             
     provides a temporary waiver of the Passenger Vessel Services Act                                                           
     to allow cruise ships to sail directly to the state from other United                                                      
     States ports.                                                                                                              

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was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Arctic Policy, Economic Development, & Tourism and the                                                                          
Transportation Committee.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HJR 12                                                                                                                        
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 12 by Representatives Rauscher,                                                                      
Patkotak, McKay, McCabe, Cronk, Shaw, Johnson, Thompson,                                                                        
Nelson, Carpenter, Merrick, Gillham, Rasmussen, Tilton, Vance, Prax,                                                            
Kaufman, McCarty, Kurka, LeBon, Eastman, and Josephson:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Urging the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of                                                             
     Land Management, to honor the recent lease sales and proceed                                                               
     with permitting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; urging the                                                         
     President of the United States to defend the 2020 Record of                                                                
     Decision approving the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing                                                                   
     Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; opposing                                                                   
     designation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a National                                                           
     Monument; and urging the Alaska delegation in Congress to                                                                  
     uphold sec. 20001 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and State Affairs                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                   
                              OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 1                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 1 by Representatives Rauscher and Hopkins,                                                                       
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act providing for audits of CARES Act funds expended for                                                               
     the community assistance program and direct grants to                                                                      
     municipalities and communities."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 2                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 2 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the minimum age of persons allowed to sell                                                             
     cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, electronic smoking products, products                                                         
     containing nicotine, or products containing tobacco."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and Judiciary Committees.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 3                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 3 by Representative Johnson, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the definition of 'disaster.'"                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 4                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 4 by Representative Johnson, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act providing immunity from liability and disciplinary action                                                          
     for occupational licensees for exposure of clients to COVID-19;                                                            
     providing immunity from liability for persons engaging in                                                                  
     business and their employees for exposure of customers to                                                                  
     COVID-19; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Judiciary Committees.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 5                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 5 by Representatives Tarr, Foster, Tuck, Zulkosky,                                                               
and Spohnholz, entitled:                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to sexual abuse of a minor; relating to sexual                                                            
     assault; relating to the code of military justice; relating to consent;                                                    

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     relating to the testing of sexual assault examination kits; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 6                                                                                                                          
This prefile was not introduced.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 7                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 7 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to restrictions placed on users of interactive                                                            
     computer services based on content or viewpoint; and adding                                                                
     unlawful acts to the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer                                                            
     Protection Act."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Labor &                                                              
Commerce, and Judiciary Committees.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 8                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 8 by Representatives Hannan and Hopkins,                                                                         
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to professional and occupational licensing; and                                                           
     relating to protection of children and vulnerable adults."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Judiciary Committees.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 9                                                                                                                          
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 9 by Representative Hannan, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the taxation of income of individuals, partners,                                                       
     shareholders in S corporations, trusts, and estates; relating to a                                                         
     payment against the individual income tax from the permanent                                                               
     fund dividend disbursement; repealing tax credits applied against                                                          
     the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          

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was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Labor &                                                              
Commerce, and Finance Committees.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 10                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 10 by Representatives Hannan and Kreiss-                                                                         
Tomkins, entitled:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the Funter Bay marine park unit of the state                                                           
     park system; relating to protection of the social and historical                                                           
     significance of the Unangax^ cemetery located in Funter Bay;                                                               
     providing for the amendment of the management plan for the                                                                 
     Funter Bay marine park unit; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 11                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 11 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to assault in the third and fourth degrees; and                                                           
     relating to reckless endangerment."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs, State Affairs, and Judiciary Committees.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 12                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 12 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the relocating and convening of the legislature                                                        
     at the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage; relating to the                                                        
     regulation of lobbying; relating to annual student guests of the                                                           
     legislature; relating to locations of sessions of the legislature;                                                         
     relating to the Legislative Ethics Act; relating to the relocation of                                                      
     functions of state government; and providing for an effective                                                              
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs, State Affairs, Judiciary, and Finance Committees.                                                                      

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HB 13                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 13 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to shared child custody; relating to relocation of                                                        
     a child out of state; and relating to a presumption of the best                                                            
     interests of the child in child custody and visitation                                                                     
     determinations."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and State Affairs Committees.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 14                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 14 by Representatives Thompson and Prax,                                                                         
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to licensure of nursing professionals; relating to a                                                      
     multistate nurse licensure compact; and providing for an effective                                                         
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Labor & Commerce Committees.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 15                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 15 by Representatives Thompson and Prax,                                                                         
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to occupational licensing; relating to temporary                                                          
     licenses and permits; relating to certification of teachers; and                                                           
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Education Committees.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 16                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 16 by Representative Johnson, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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     "An Act relating to the right of first refusal of a volunteer search                                                       
     and rescue group with respect to surplus state property."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and State Affairs Committees.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 17                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 17 by Representatives Josephson, Hopkins, Tarr,                                                                  
and Hannan, entitled:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act adding to the powers and duties of the State Commission                                                            
     for Human Rights; and relating to and prohibiting discrimination                                                           
      based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 18                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 18 by Representative Kreiss-Tomkins, entitled:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to national board certification for public school                                                         
     teachers."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Education                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 19                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 19 by Representatives Kreiss-Tomkins and Fields,                                                                 
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to instruction in a language other than English;                                                          
     and establishing limited language immersion teacher certificates."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Labor &                                                               
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 20                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 20 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act requiring the state medical assistance program to provide                                                          
     services; relating to cost containment of the state medical                                                                
     assistance program; relating to payment for adult dental services;                                                         
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 21                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 21 by Representatives Wool and Fields, entitled:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the Board of Regents of the University of                                                              
     Alaska."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and State Affairs                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 22                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 22 by Representative Tarr, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to shared animal ownership; and relating to the                                                           
     sharing and sale of raw milk and raw milk products."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and Resources Committees.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 23                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 23 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to elections and voter registration; relating to                                                          
     ballot custody, retention, and destruction; prohibiting possession                                                         
     of another voter's ballot; requiring signature verification;                                                               
     establishing an election offense hotline; and providing for an                                                             
     effective date."                                                                                                           

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was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 24                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 24 by Representatives Hopkins and Tarr, entitled:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act requiring certain school districts to give teachers who are                                                        
     nursing mothers reasonable breaks and a location to express breast                                                         
     milk."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Labor &                                                               
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 25                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 25 by Representative Hopkins, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the duties of the state Board of Education and                                                         
     Early Development; relating to statewide standards for instruction                                                         
     in social-emotional learning; and providing for an effective date."                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and State Affairs                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 26                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 26 by Representatives Stutes and Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                 
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of                                                           
     Fisheries and the Board of Game by the members of the respective                                                           
     boards; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Resources Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 27                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 27 by Representative Stutes, entitled:                                                                           

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     "An Act naming the irene Webber Bridge."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation Committee.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 28                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 28 by Representatives Stutes and Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                 
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the registration of commercial vessels; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Finance Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 29                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 29 by Representatives Rauscher and Hopkins,                                                                      
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to liability of an electric utility for contact                                                           
     between vegetation and the utility's facilities; and relating to                                                           
     vegetation management plans."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Labor &                                                               
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 30                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 30 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to notice of workers' compensation death                                                                  
     benefits; relating to the payment of workers' compensation                                                                 
     benefits in the case of permanent partial impairment; relating to                                                          
     the payment of workers' compensation death benefits; and                                                                   
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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HB 31                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 31 by Representative Ortiz, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to daylight saving time; and providing for an                                                             
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 32                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 32 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act providing civil immunity to recreational vehicle park                                                              
     owners for certain damages; and providing civil immunity from                                                              
     liability related to the inherent risks of camping."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 33                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 33 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to penalties for discharges of oil and other                                                              
     pollution violations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 34                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 34 by Representatives Shaw and LeBon, entitled:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act naming the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots' Memorial Bridge."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Military & Veterans' Affairs and the State Affairs Committee.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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HB 35                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 35 by Representative Shaw, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to mobile intensive care paramedics; relating to                                                          
     duties of the State Medical Board and the Department of Health                                                             
     and Social Services; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Labor & Commerce Committees.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 36                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 36 by Representative Claman, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to an application for a license to operate as a                                                           
     dealer in motor vehicles; and requiring a dealer in motor vehicles                                                         
     to maintain liability and property insurance."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 37                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 37 by Representative Wool, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to deposits into the dividend fund; relating to                                                           
     income of and appropriations from the earnings reserve account;                                                            
     relating to the taxation of income of individuals, partners,                                                               
     shareholders in S corporations, trusts, and estates; relating to a                                                         
     payment against the individual income tax from the permanent                                                               
     fund dividend disbursement; repealing tax credits applied against                                                          
     the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs, State Affairs, and Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 38                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 38 by Representatives Zulkosky, Hopkins, and                                                                     
Kreiss-Tomkins, entitled:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the Alaska Police Standards Council; relating                                                          
     to the Department of Public Safety; and providing for an effective                                                         
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Tribal Affairs and the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 39                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 39 by Representative Hopkins, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to voter preregistration for minors at least 16                                                           
     years of age."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 40                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 40 by Representative LeBon, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the practice of naturopathy; establishing the                                                          
     Naturopathy Advisory Board; relating to the licensure of                                                                   
     naturopaths; relating to disciplinary sanctions for naturopaths;                                                           
     relating to the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                                                     
        Economic Development; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 41                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 41 by Representatives Ortiz and Fields, 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                                                              

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     hatchery permits and shellfish enhancement project permits;                                                                
     allowing the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to market aquatic                                                          
     farm products; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Finance Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 42                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 42 by Representative Story, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for                                                                  
     individuals serving in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric                                                                
     Administration Commissioned Officer Corps and the United                                                                   
     States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps for purposes of                                                            
     permanent fund dividend eligibility; and providing for an effective                                                        
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 43                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 43 by Representative Story, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act extending the termination date of the special education                                                            
     service agency; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 44                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 44 by Representative Thompson, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the practice of accounting."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Labor &                                                           
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 45                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 45 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to presumption of compensability for workers'                                                             
     compensation claims related to contagious diseases; and providing                                                          
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 46                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 46 by Representative Thompson, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act establishing a state lottery; providing for participation in                                                       
     multi-state lotteries; establishing the Alaska State Lottery Board in                                                      
     the Department of Revenue; relating to confidentiality of                                                                  
     information regarding lottery winners; requiring background                                                                
     investigations by the Department of Public Safety; and providing                                                           
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Labor &                                                              
Commerce, and Finance Committees.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 47                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 47 by Representatives Story, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                     
Fields, and Ortiz, entitled:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act renaming the Alaska Native Language Preservation and                                                               
     Advisory Council as the Council for Alaska Native Languages;                                                               
     and relating to the Council for Alaska Native Languages."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Tribal Affairs and the State Affairs Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 48                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 48 by Representatives Story and Fields, entitled:                                                                

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     "An Act relating to eligibility for the Alaska performance                                                                 
     scholarship program."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 49                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 49 by Representative Story, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act making special appropriations from the general fund for                                                            
     early literacy programs in public schools; and providing for an                                                            
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 50                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 50 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to municipal regulation of trapping; and                                                                  
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Judiciary                                                             
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 51                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 51 by Representatives Josephson and Hopkins,                                                                     
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to aggravating factors considered at sentencing."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 52                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 52 by Representatives Vance and Gillham,                                                                         
entitled:                                                                                                                       

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     "An Act providing that operation of the Tutka Bay Lagoon                                                                   
     Hatchery in Kachemak Bay is compatible with the functions of                                                               
      Kachemak Bay State Park; and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Resources Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 53                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 8)                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 53 by Representative McCarty, entitled:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to residency requirements for public school                                                               
     enrollment for certain children of active duty military and                                                                
     National Guard members."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Military & Veterans' Affairs and the Education Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 54                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 54 by Representative Tarr, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act establishing the Alaska Invasive Species Council in the                                                            
     Department of Fish and Game; relating to management of invasive                                                            
     species; relating to invasive species management decals; and                                                               
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee and                                                             
the House Special Committee on Fisheries.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 55                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 55 by Representatives Josephson, Tuck, Wool, and                                                                 
Ortiz, entitled:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to participation of certain peace officers and                                                            
     firefighters in the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of                                                      
     the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; relating to                                                             
     eligibility of peace officers and firefighters for medical, disability,                                                    
     and death benefits; relating to liability of the Public Employees'                                                         

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     Retirement System of Alaska; and providing for an effective                                                                
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 56                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 56 by Representative Foster, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to power cost equalization; relating to the power                                                         
     cost equalization endowment fund; and providing for an effective                                                           
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 57                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 57 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the budget reserve fund established under art.                                                         
     IX, sec. 17(d), Constitution of the State of Alaska; relating to                                                           
     money available for appropriation for purposes of applying art.                                                            
     IX, sec. 17, Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for                                                        
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 58                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 58 by Representatives Claman, Zulkosky, Kreiss-                                                                  
Tomkins, Hopkins, Spohnholz, Tarr, Hannan, and Fields, entitled:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to insurance coverage for contraceptives and                                                              
     related services; relating to medical assistance coverage for                                                              
     contraceptives and related services; and providing for an effective                                                        
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Labor & Commerce Committees.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 59                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 59 by Representatives Claman and Fields, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to workplace violence protective orders; relating                                                         
     to the crime of violating a protective order; relating to the powers                                                       
     of district judges and magistrates; amending Rules 4 and 65,                                                               
     Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of                                                               
     Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 60                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 60 by Representative Claman, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to mental health education."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 61                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 61 by Representative Claman, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to commercial interior designers and commercial                                                           
     interior design; establishing registration and other requirements                                                          
     for the practice of professional commercial interior design;                                                               
     relating to the State Board of Registration for Architects,                                                                
     Engineers, and Land Surveyors; relating to liens for labor or                                                              
     materials furnished; relating to the procurement of commercial                                                             
     interior design services; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

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HB 62                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 62 by Representatives Claman and Fields, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to solemnization of marriage."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 63                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 63 by Representatives Stutes, Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                    
Hannan, Fields, and Ortiz, entitled:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Transportation                                                         
     and Public Facilities; renaming the Alaska Marine Transportation                                                           
     Advisory Board the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board;                                                                 
     relating to the membership and duties of the Alaska Marine                                                                 
     Highway Operations Board; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and State                                                            
Affairs Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 64                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 64 by Representatives Stutes and Ortiz, entitled:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to regional fishery development associations; and                                                         
     relating to developing fishery management assessments."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Finance Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 65                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 65 by Representative Stutes, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the duties and powers of certain unconfirmed                                                           
     appointees to the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          

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was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 66                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 66 by Representative Tuck, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to voting, voter qualifications, and voter                                                                
     registration; relating to poll watchers; relating to absentee ballots                                                      
     and questioned ballots; relating to election worker compensation;                                                          
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 67                                                                                                                         
(Prefile released January 15)                                                                                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 67 by Representatives Story and Drummond,                                                                        
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act making a special appropriation from the general fund for                                                           
     K-12 public schools to support student recovery from academic                                                              
     losses as a result of COVID-19; and providing for an effective                                                             
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 68                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 68 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act making supplemental appropriations; amending                                                                       
     appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              

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Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental                                                                 
appropriations for the state's operating and capital expenses for fiscal                                                        
year 2021.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
This supplemental appropriation bill includes $1.235 billion in                                                                 
unrestricted general funds, $12.7 million in designated general funds,                                                          
$26.1 million in other state funds, and $22.2 million in federal funds.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
I urge the Legislature to take quick action on this appropriation bill as                                                       
it contains items that are time-sensitive and critical to the state's                                                           
economic recovery. The bill includes a supplemental permanent fund                                                              
dividend payment which will provide much-needed financial relief to                                                             
Alaskans and also includes a number of important capital projects that                                                          
were not enacted last year due to the pandemic-related early                                                                    
adjournment of the Legislature.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
I look forward to working with the Legislature on the quick passage                                                             
and implementation of this bill.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 69                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 69 by the House 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                                                                        
     reappropriations; making supplemental 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.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     

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"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to appropriations for the                                                       
state's operating expenses for fiscal year 2022 and supplemental                                                                
appropriations for fiscal year 2021.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
This appropriation bill includes $4.160 billion unrestricted general                                                            
funds, $862.6 million designated general funds, $1.604 billion other                                                            
state funds, and $2.902 billion federal funds.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The fiscal year 2022 budget reduces total agency operational spending,                                                          
increases strategic investments in public safety and emergency                                                                  
management, and funds K-12 education at the full formula level. My                                                              
administration continues to focus on modernizing and improving                                                                  
service delivery and on driving operational efficiencies within our                                                             
agencies.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
My administration looks forward to working with the Legislature on                                                              
the timely passage and implementation of the fiscal year 2022                                                                   
operating budget.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 70                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 70 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act making appropriations, including capital appropriations,                                                           
     reappropriations, and other appropriations; making supplemental                                                            
     appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and                                                             
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to appropriations for the                                                       
state's capital budget for fiscal year 2022 and supplemental capital                                                            
appropriations for fiscal year 2021.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
This appropriation bill includes $41.2 million in unrestricted general                                                          
funds, $73.4 million in designated general funds, $174.3 million in                                                             
other state funds, and $1.174 billion in federal funds.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The fiscal year 2022 proposed capital budget generates economic                                                                 
activity for the state by investing in important infrastructure projects,                                                       
provide matching funds for federal transportation, water, and sewer                                                             
programs, in addition to funding deferred maintenance on aging state                                                            
assets.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
I look forward to working with the Legislature on the timely passage                                                            
and implementation of the fiscal year 2022 capital budget.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 71                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 71 by the House 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; making supplemental appropriations; and providing for                                                             
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
A letter dated January 19, with accompanying spreadsheets, to the                                                               
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority from Neil Steininger, Director,                                                            
Office of Management and Budget, was attached (as required by AS                                                                
37.14.003) and is on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                          

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The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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 years 2021 and 2022.                                                             
As required by statute, this bill includes both operating and capital                                                           
appropriations.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
This budget includes $153.8 million in unrestricted general funds,                                                              
$63.4 million in designated general funds, and $16.7 million in Mental                                                          
Health Trust Authority funds.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The fiscal year 2022 proposed mental health budget includes items                                                               
forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget by the Alaska                                                                  
Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) in support of programs and                                                                
activities that are focused on meeting the treatment and service needs                                                          
of Trust beneficiaries, and making changes that will improve their                                                              
quality of life.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
I look forward to working with the Legislature on the timely passage                                                            
and implementation of the fiscal year 2022 budget for Alaska's                                                                  
comprehensive mental health program.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 72                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 72 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act making an appropriation 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 Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to special appropriations                                                       
for the payment of permanent fund dividends for fiscal year 2022.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
This bill appropriates $2.023 billion from the permanent fund earnings                                                          
reserve account to pay a permanent fund dividend to every qualified                                                             
Alaska resident at the full statutory formula, estimated to be $3,000 for                                                       
each individual.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
I look forward to working with the Legislature on the timely passage                                                            
and implementation of the fiscal year 2022 permanent fund dividend                                                              
appropriation.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 73                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 73 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to use of income of the Alaska permanent fund;                                                            
     relating to the amount of the permanent fund dividend; relating to                                                         
     the duties of the commissioner of revenue; relating to an advisory                                                         
     vote on the permanent fund; providing for an effective date by                                                             
     repealing the effective date of sec. 8, ch. 16, SLA 2018; and                                                              
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                      
2.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor                                                                                              
3.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor/Dept. of Revenue                                                                             

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The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the Alaska permanent                                                         
fund and the permanent fund dividend.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The bill would establish a new statutory framework for annual                                                                   
spending from the Alaska permanent fund. It provides that five percent                                                          
of the average market value (POMV) of the permanent fund would be                                                               
eligible for annual appropriation by the legislature subject to the                                                             
limitation that an appropriation may not exceed the balance in the                                                              
earnings reserve account. It would further provide that of the amount                                                           
available for appropriation – fifty percent of the amount would be                                                              
available for permanent fund dividends and the remaining fifty percent                                                          
would be available for appropriation to the general fund.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill would further provide that a special statewide election be held                                                        
to take an advisory vote of qualified voters to advise the legislature on                                                       
whether the statutory changes accomplished by this bill should                                                                  
continue to be the state's law regarding spending from the permanent                                                            
fund. The inclusion of an advisory vote ensures that Alaska residents                                                           
have a voice in the decisions we make regarding the permanent fund.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
I propose this measure in order to resolve the current conflict between                                                         
the statutes governing the annual POMV draw and the calculation of                                                              
the permanent fund dividend. We must establish a reasonable rule that                                                           
protects this increasingly important source of state revenue, limits the                                                        
draw on the fund's earnings and provides for an annual dividend for                                                             
Alaska residents.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 74                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 74 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act authorizing and relating to the issuance of bonds by the                                                           
     Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for safe and clean water and                                                            
     hygienic sewage disposal facility capital projects and                                                                     
     transportation projects; providing for the repayment of the bonds                                                          
     and bond costs; relating to the dividend paid to the state by the                                                          
     Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an                                                                   
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill to authorize the Alaska Housing                                                          
Finance Corporation (AHFC) to issue bonds to finance capital                                                                    
improvement for water and sewer projects and to provide state                                                                   
matching funds for eligible federal highway and aviation                                                                        
transportation projects. The repayment of the costs of the bonds would                                                          
be offset by a reduction in the dividend AHFC pays to the state.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This bill will enable important transportation infrastructure                                                                   
improvements throughout Alaska and improve public health by                                                                     
investing in village safe water and sewage disposal facility projects.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 Sincerely,                                                                                                                     
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       

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HB 75                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 75 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to employer contributions to the Public                                                                   
     Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; and providing for an                                                               
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor/Retirement Payments                                                                          
2.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor/Various Departments                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to employer                                                                     
contributions to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This bill requires the State of Alaska, as an employer, to pay the                                                              
actuarially determined normal cost and past service cost at the                                                                 
contribution rate annually adopted by the Alaska Retirement                                                                     
Management Board under AS 37.20.220 for all actively employed                                                                   
defined benefit PERS members. The bill requires the State of Alaska,                                                            
as an employer, to pay the actuarially determined normal cost and all                                                           
contributions required under AS 39.30.370 and AS 39.35.750 for all                                                              
actively employed defined contribution PERS members. This change                                                                
will allow the State to collect plan benefit costs across its entire                                                            
payroll base regardless of funding source. Significantly, the bill does                                                         
not change contribution rates for other PERS employers.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Currently, as an employer, the State of Alaska contributes 22 percent                                                           
of base salaries for all actively employed PERS members on a payroll-                                                           
by-payroll basis. In addition, under AS 39.35.280, the State is required                                                        
to make an additional contribution on behalf of its employees towards                                                           

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the plan's past service liability. The bill eliminates the requirement for                                                      
the State to make these additional contributions on behalf of its                                                               
employees, as that amount will now be paid directly to the system by                                                            
applying the board adopted actuarial contribution rate.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
This bill provides increased flexibility to the State of Alaska as an                                                           
employer, without impacting other employers and while continuing to                                                             
ensure the soundness and stability of the PERS system.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 76                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 76 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act extending the January 15, 2021, governor's declaration of                                                          
     a public health disaster emergency in response to the novel                                                                
     coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; providing for a                                                                   
     financing plan; making temporary changes to state law in response                                                          
     to the COVID-19 outbreak in the following areas: occupational                                                              
     and professional licensing, practice, and billing; telehealth;                                                             
     fingerprinting requirements for health care providers; charitable                                                          
     gaming and online ticket sales; access to federal stabilization                                                            
     funds; wills; unfair or deceptive trade practices; and meetings of                                                         
     shareholders; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                  
2.  Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                     
3.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
4.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Military & Veterans' Affairs                                                                        

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The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 21 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the extension of the                                                         
public health disaster declaration issued on January 15, 2021. This bill                                                        
would extend the public health disaster emergency period to                                                                     
September 30, 2021, or until the commissioner of the Department of                                                              
Health and Social Services certifies to the governor that there is no                                                           
longer an outbreak of COVID-19 or an imminent threat of an outbreak                                                             
in the State of Alaska, whichever is earlier. The bill includes a number                                                        
of important provisions to protect the public and economic health of                                                            
the State residents during this unprecedented public health emergency                                                           
period.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 77                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 77 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act repealing the certificate of need program for health care                                                          
     facilities; making conforming amendments; and providing for an                                                             
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 78                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 78 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to funding for correspondence programs; and                                                               
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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was read the first time and referred to the Education and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1. Zero, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                 
2. Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development/Fund                                                                          
 Capitalization                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 28 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to state funding for                                                            
correspondence programs operated by school districts.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
This bill makes changes to the "average daily membership" (ADM)                                                                 
and how it is adjusted in the formula under AS 14.17.410 for funding                                                            
school operational costs. ADM is a defined term under AS                                                                        
14.17.990(1). An ADM is essentially equivalent to one student, as                                                               
measured by fulltime attendance in a 20-day October count period.                                                               
The starting point for calculating basic need in the formula is the                                                             
ADM of each school. That number is subject to adjustment in various                                                             
ways to reflect the cost of education more accurately in different                                                              
places and for different students in the state. After the various                                                               
adjustments in the formula are calculated, the adjusted ADM is then                                                             
multiplied by the base student allocation under AS 14.17.470 (a                                                                 
general reflection of per student cost) to determine basic need.                                                                
Currently, 90 percent of the ADM of correspondence students in a                                                                
district is added to the ADM after various adjustments. This means                                                              
that under current law a district does not receive the full value of an                                                         
ADM for a correspondence student nor the extra funding (the ADM                                                                 
multipliers) for special needs students and secondary vocational and                                                            
technical instruction in a correspondence program.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill would increase state funding to districts for correspondence                                                           
programs in two ways. First, under AS 14.17.430, the funding                                                                    
eligibility calculation for correspondence programs (including a                                                                
centralized correspondence program, if re-instituted) would be based                                                            

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on the full value of an ADM rather than the current value of 90 percent                                                         
of an ADM. Second, under AS 14.17.410(b)(1)(C), the ADM of                                                                      
correspondence students would be included in the funding formula                                                                
before the multipliers for special needs students and secondary school                                                          
vocational and technical instruction are applied to the ADM of the                                                              
district.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 79                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 79 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to salt water sport fishing operators and salt                                                            
     water sport fishing guides; and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Finance Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 28 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill regarding sportfish guide and                                                            
operator licensing.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
This bill would reinstitute the saltwater sportfishing guide and                                                                
operator licensing standards, saltwater guide and operator fees, and                                                            
logbook reporting requirements for those saltwater guides. The                                                                  
logbook data provided by saltwater fishing guides and services                                                                  
provides critical information that informs sustainable fisheries                                                                

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management decisions under treaties for the management of halibut                                                               
and salmon. Further, the Board of Fisheries management plans benefit                                                            
from updated and complete information. This bill would establish                                                                
license fees for saltwater sportfishing guide services and set                                                                  
responsible operating standards for guides. These standards are                                                                 
designed to ensure a level of professionalism to protect Alaskans and                                                           
visitors who use the saltwater guide industry, but they do not establish                                                        
overly-burdensome or unnecessary requirements not directly related to                                                           
key sportfishing components. This type of "right-sized" state law                                                               
allows for a robust industry while still protecting our fisheries                                                               
resources and users of the industry services.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 80                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 80 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act establishing the sport fishing hatchery facilities account;                                                        
     establishing the sport fishing facility surcharge; and providing for                                                       
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Fisheries and the Finance Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 28 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to sportfish hatchery                                                           
bond surcharges.                                                                                                                

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This bill would allow the Department of Fish and Game to continue to                                                            
collect a sportfishing license surcharge that expired on January 1,                                                             
2021. The expired sportfishing facility surcharge was collected in                                                              
order to pay off bonds issued to construct and renovate two hatcheries.                                                         
The surcharge also funded increases in hatchery production in                                                                   
Southeast Alaska. The statutes authorizing the bonds and the surcharge                                                          
sunsetted following the repayment of the bond obligations, but the                                                              
funds collected provided significant benefits to Alaska's sport fishing                                                         
community. This bill would reinstate statutory authority for the                                                                
department to collect a reduced surcharge to fund ongoing                                                                       
maintenance and operation of the department's sport fishing hatchery                                                            
facilities, so they can continue providing hatchery salmon for sport                                                            
fishing in Southeast Alaska. This is an effective way to support                                                                
economic development with only a small surcharge; accordingly, I                                                                
urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 81                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 81 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act authorizing the commissioner of natural resources to                                                               
     modify a net profit share lease."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                   
2.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 28 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill authorizing the renegotiation of                                                         
North Slope net profit share leases.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The bill would authorize the Commissioner of the Department of                                                                  
Natural Resources to modify North Slope net profit share leases where                                                           
net profit share has hindered development of known oil and gas pools                                                            
within units because of the percentage of profits returned to the state in                                                      
addition to royalties and taxes. Modifications to net profit shares                                                             
would be consistent with the existing royalty modification process.                                                             
The bill would allow the Commissioner to modify a net profit share                                                              
lease to encourage production or prolong production or economic life                                                            
of an oil or gas field or pool. A modification, however, could not result                                                       
in a share reserved to the state of less than 10 percent of the net profit                                                      
derived from the lease.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The benefits of the bill would include incentivizing development and                                                            
production of known oil and gas resources within units in production                                                            
or in non-unitized areas with net profit share leases. An increase in                                                           
development and production on the North Slope would generate                                                                    
additional revenue for the state; that result requires modification of                                                          
leases to reflect production realities. I urge your prompt and favorable                                                        
action on this bill.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 82                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 82 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to surface use restrictions for oil and gas leases;                                                       
     relating to gas leases in Kachemak Bay; relating to the renewable                                                          
     energy grant fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee and                                                             
the House Special Committee on Fisheries.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 28 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to non-surface oil and                                                          
gas leases in areas with surface use restrictions.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Protections set out in AS 38.05.184 preclude Alaska from leasing                                                                
various tracts of state land for gas development. The gas reservoirs in                                                         
Cook Inlet do not abide by lines demarcated by AS 38.05.184. Indeed,                                                            
certain surface leases on both state and private onshore land in the                                                            
Cook Inlet area have the potential to produce gas from adjacent                                                                 
deposits lying beneath the seabed. Without this legislation, the state                                                          
may be left without a clear mechanism to collect royalties from gas                                                             
being produced from such undersea areas by adjacent leaseholders.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The proposed bill would open a small portion of land in the southern                                                            
Kenai Peninsula to non-surface leasing. Specifically, the bill would                                                            
allow the Department of Natural Resources to offer non-surface, gas-                                                            
only leases within Township 5 South, Range 15 West, Seward                                                                      
Meridian. The sale of the leases would follow the process provided by                                                           
AS 38.05.180. Lessees would be prohibited from using the surface of                                                             
the leased area to drill for or extract gas, allowing the State of Alaska                                                       
to collect royalties on gas that might otherwise be produced by                                                                 
adjacent leaseholders. By prohibiting surface use, the bill adequately                                                          
protects the habitat while ensuring the state obtains its fair share of gas                                                     
produced from state land.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill would also add a new section to the Alaska Land Act to                                                                 
clarify that, when a statute restricts the surface use of an oil and gas                                                        
lease area, it does not also restrict subsurface uses unless specifically                                                       
provided. Adding this section would pave the way to allow subsurface                                                            
oil and gas leasing in additional areas in the future.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The bill would also authorize appropriations from the proceeds of the                                                           
gas-only lease sales to the renewable energy grant fund, after                                                                  
constitutional deposits are made to the Alaska Permanent Fund.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 83                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 83 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the licensure of nursing professionals; relating                                                       
     to a multistate nurse licensure compact; and providing for an                                                              
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services and                                                        
Labor & Commerce Committees.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                     
2.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
3. Fiscal, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic                                                                             
 Development                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 29 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to a Multistate Nurse                                                           
Licensure Compact.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
This bill would allow Alaska to adopt the Multistate Nurse Licensure                                                            
Compact, which would strengthen the State's healthcare delivery                                                                 
system by reducing barriers to licensure for Registered and Licensed                                                            
Practical Nurses, and by increasing opportunities for nurses from other                                                         
states to practice in the State.                                                                                                

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The Multistate Nurse Licensure Compact would allow Registered and                                                               
Practical Nurses in any of the 34 participating states to practice in                                                           
Alaska without being subject to a time-consuming licensing process. It                                                          
would also provide Alaska nurses with a multistate license to practice                                                          
in the other 34 participating states, as well. This bill would not affect                                                       
Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses                                                               
(APRNs), or anyone else who wishes to practice under an Alaska-only                                                             
nursing license. For those practitioners, this bill preserves the                                                               
availability of temporary licenses and licensure by credentials.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This bill would codify the Nurse Licensure Compact as a new statute,                                                            
AS 08.69. Conforming changes to the existing nursing statute, AS                                                                
08.68, would be made to accommodate the Compact's requirements.                                                                 
The Compact's requirements for multistate licensure are rigorous,                                                               
exceeding those in our present statute, and supporting high-quality                                                             
care for all Alaskans.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The Compact would establish a commission with rulemaking,                                                                       
enforcement, and financial assessment provisions. Alaska would                                                                  
appoint one person to be the compact administrator within the state.                                                            
The single-state and multi-state nurse licensing programs would have                                                            
separate receipt support funding, which means the multistate licensing                                                          
program will not impact the costs for the single-state licensees.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
This bill is a win-win, keeping our present licensure options for CNAs,                                                         
APRNs, and Alaska-only licensees, while opening Alaska's diverse                                                                
communities to multistate licensed RNs and LPNs to help fill the                                                                
hundreds of nursing vacancies across the state. This legislation is                                                             
strongly supported by healthcare facilities and nurses throughout                                                               
Alaska, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 84                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 84 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         

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     "An Act making supplemental appropriations, reappropriations,                                                              
     and other appropriations; 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.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 1 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental                                                                 
appropriations for the State's operating and capital expenses for fiscal                                                        
year 2021.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
This appropriation bill includes $8.5 million in unrestricted general                                                           
funds, $1.3 million in designated general funds, $50.4 million in other                                                         
state funds, and $3.9 million in federal funds.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The items in this supplemental appropriation bill are necessary for                                                             
continued operations for the current fiscal year and I urge quick action                                                        
on this bill by the Legislature.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
I look forward to working with the Legislature on the timely passage                                                            
and implementation of the supplemental items in this bill.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 85                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 85 by Representative LeBon by request, entitled:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the Alaska Banking Code; relating to mutual                                                            
     savings banks; relating to interstate state banks and international                                                        
     banks; relating to the pledging of bank assets as collateral security                                                      
     to tribal organizations; relating to the pledging of bank assets for                                                       

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     interest swap agreements; relating to state business licenses;                                                             
     relating to persons who make loans secured by interests in vessels                                                         
     or facilities; relating to liability for the release or threatened                                                         
     release of hazardous substances; relating to the Model Foreign                                                             
     Bank Loan Act; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 86                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 86 by Representative Rauscher, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the establishment and maintenance of an                                                                
     Internet website providing information on state government                                                                 
     financial transactions and specifying the information to be made                                                           
     available on the website."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 87                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 87 by Representatives Wool and Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                                   
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to electric-assisted bicycles."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Judiciary                                                        
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 88                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 88 by Representatives Tarr and Spohnholz,                                                                        
entitled:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to an annual report concerning the payment of                                                             
     equal pay for comparable work; increasing the minimum wage;                                                                
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Labor &                                                           
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 89                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 89 by Representative Tarr, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to disclosure of employee compensation; and                                                               
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Labor &                                                           
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 90                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 90 by Representative Wool, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to rental vehicles; relating to vehicle rental                                                            
     networks; relating to liability for vehicle rental taxes; and                                                              
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 91                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 91 by Representative Wool, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act exempting veterinarians from the requirements of the                                                               
     controlled substance prescription database."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Resources Committees.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 92                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 92 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to borrowing in anticipation of revenues; relating                                                        
     to revenue anticipation notes; relating to line of credit agreements;                                                      
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                      

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The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 4 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to revenue anticipation                                                         
borrowing (AS 43.08).                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Alaska Constitution, Article IX, Section 10, authorizes interim                                                             
borrowing in anticipation of the collection of revenues. This bill                                                              
updates the statutes on revenue anticipation borrowing to grant the                                                             
Commissioner of Revenue authority to enter into revenue anticipation                                                            
notes and line of credit agreements when the Commissioner considers                                                             
it in the State’s best financial interest to do so.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The bill expands the State’s capacity to manage its short-term cash                                                             
flow by increasing financial flexibility and leveraging modern                                                                  
borrowing tools.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 93                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 93 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general                                                              
     obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of state                                                               
     infrastructure projects, including construction, communications,                                                           
     major maintenance, public safety, and transportation projects; and                                                         
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor                                                                                              
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    

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The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 4 follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to voter approval of                                                            
general obligation bonds in the amount of $356,405,952 for the                                                                  
purpose of funding capital improvement projects. These infrastructure                                                           
projects include critical airport, highway, road, and bridge                                                                    
improvements; school major maintenance; upgrades and repairs of                                                                 
state facilities, and communication systems.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
This bill proposes to put the question of issuing these general                                                                 
obligation bonds before qualified voters at a statewide special election                                                        
to be held 90 to 120 days after adjournment of the First Regular                                                                
Session of the Thirty-Second Alaska State Legislature. If ratified,                                                             
these projects will benefit Alaskans statewide by stimulating our                                                               
economy, stabilizing our construction industry, and improving                                                                   
transportation, education, and other critical facilities throughout the                                                         
State.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 94                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 94 by Representative Foster, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act prohibiting the use of certain restrictive provisions in                                                           
     leases of space for business use in certain federally established                                                          
     zones; and adding an unlawful act to the Alaska Unfair Trade                                                               
     Practices and Consumer Protection Act."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Labor &                                                           
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 95                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 95 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to elections and election investigations."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Law                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11 follows:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill authorizing the Attorney General                                                         
to investigate potential violations of election laws or regulations.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
This legislation would permit the Attorney General to investigate                                                               
alleged election violations identified by the director of the Division of                                                       
Elections, a member of the public, or by the Attorney General. A                                                                
member of the public may submit a complaint alleging a violation to                                                             
the Division of Elections within 30 days of the election or the                                                                 
violation, whichever is later. If the complaint alleges a violation of AS                                                       
15.13, the Division will forward the complaint to the Alaska Public                                                             
Offices Commission for further review. For other election related                                                               
allegations, the Division of Elections does a preliminary review for                                                            
completeness, requests missing information as necessary, and may                                                                
also dismiss complaints that are determined to be frivolous. Otherwise,                                                         
complaints are forwarded to the Attorney General for action.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
In investigating an allegation, the Attorney General has the authority                                                          
to compel witness testimony, issue subpoenas, and to produce                                                                    
documents or other evidence. The Attorney General also has the                                                                  
authority to hold hearings, administer oaths, make interrogatories,                                                             
require written affidavits, and examine documentary evidence. Upon                                                              
concluding an investigation, the Attorney General will share the                                                                

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results with the Division of Elections. If the Attorney General                                                                 
determines a violation of an election law or regulation has occurred,                                                           
the Attorney General may bring a civil action to compel compliance                                                              
with the law. The information collected over the course of the                                                                  
investigation will remain confidential unless it is used as the basis for                                                       
a decision by the Division of Elections or is used in the civil action.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
If the Attorney General brings a civil action in court, the Attorney                                                            
General may petition for, and the court may award the state, a civil                                                            
penalty of up to $25,000 per violation. The court may also award the                                                            
state reasonable attorney’s fees and investigation costs.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 96                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 96 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to elections; and providing for an effective date."                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and                                                       
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to election integrity (AS                                                       
15.07, 15.15, 15.20). This bill would provide additional tools for the                                                          

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Division of Elections to increase public trust in our elections. Ensuring                                                       
the integrity of our elections is critical to the preservation of our                                                           
democracy. This bill would strengthen and improve key aspects of                                                                
Alaska’s election process specifically related to tabulation machine                                                            
audits, voter signature verification, the costs associated with recounts,                                                       
and mail-in-only voting in small communities.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Division of Elections needs more flexibility to conduct audits on                                                           
the tabulation machines used to count votes. This bill would permit the                                                         
division director to conduct additional hand counts and to audit more                                                           
precincts as appropriate, to help ensure public confidence in the                                                               
integrity of our election results.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The bill would clarify that a voter’s signature and at least two voter                                                          
identifiers are required on an absentee ballot envelope in order for that                                                       
absentee ballot to be valid and counted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
In addition, the bill would allow the director to set by regulation, the                                                        
amount of money required to be put on deposit prior to a recount being                                                          
initiated. That amount is currently set in statute. This will ensure that                                                       
recount deposits are sufficient to cover the actual cost of conducting                                                          
the recount.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Finally, the bill would allow communities with populations of less                                                              
than 750 to conduct elections exclusively by mail, instead of in-                                                               
person. At times, including during the current COVID-19 pandemic,                                                               
for health, safety, and other legitimate reasons, small communities in                                                          
our state have been unable to open and operate physical polling                                                                 
locations. This bill would permit the Division of Elections to work                                                             
cooperatively with these communities to determine alternative ways of                                                           
ensuring every voter is able to exercise their right to vote.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 97                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 97 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         

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     "An Act relating to the veterans' land purchase discount;                                                                  
     establishing state land vouchers; relating to the permanent fund                                                           
     dividend; relating to the duties of the Department of Revenue;                                                             
     authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to accept state                                                            
     land vouchers; relating to eligibility for public assistance; and                                                          
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Military & Veterans' Affairs and the Resources and Finance                                                                      
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                   
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                   
3.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill that creates an option for                                                               
Alaskans to choose to receive a voucher toward the purchase of State                                                            
land in lieu of a cash permanent fund dividend payment.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The voucher, issued by the Department of Revenue, would have a                                                                  
value set at twice the amount of the dividend as calculated by the                                                              
statutory dividend formula. Dividend land vouchers do not expire, are                                                           
transferable to another person, and can be used as payment for land                                                             
sales contracts on or after the effective date of this bill. Vouchers may                                                       
be combined with other vouchers or used individually, to purchase                                                               
land offered for sale by the Department of Natural Resources. The                                                               
vouchers may also be used in combination with the veterans’ land                                                                
purchase price discount or separately towards restricted land sale                                                              
purchases.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Dividend vouchers are considered income or financial resources in                                                               
determining eligibility for public assistance or state programs. If an                                                          
individual who selects to receive a voucher over a cash dividend, is the                                                        

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subject to a writ of garnishment, or other debt collection, a creditor                                                          
may lay claim against the voucher up to the amount of that year’s cash                                                          
dividend.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The Department of Revenue will annually report the number and value                                                             
of vouchers issued and the Department of Natural Resources will                                                                 
report the number and value of vouchers accepted for land sales.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In order to help Alaskans maximize the value of the annual dividend,                                                            
to encourage economic development in our state, and to move more                                                                
public land into private ownership, I urge your prompt and favorable                                                            
action on this measure.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 98                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 98 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to forest land use plans; relating to forest land                                                         
     use plan appeals; relating to negotiated timber sales; and providing                                                       
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to timber sales and                                                             
harvests.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Under current law, negotiated timber sales are authorized by three                                                              
different statutes. This bill creates one comprehensive negotiated                                                              
timber sale statute to provide the Commissioner of the Department of                                                            
Natural Resources with the flexibility to negotiate timber sales to                                                             
balance the evolving economics of the timber industry with the Alaska                                                           
Constitution’s mandate for resource development in the public                                                                   
interest.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The bill also amends statutes on forest land use plans. Under current                                                           
law, such plans can be appealed or reconsidered under AS                                                                        
44.37.011(b) and 11 AAC 02, and a timber sale contract entered into                                                             
based on the commissioner’s best interest finding (BIF) may be                                                                  
appealed in the process outlined in AS 38.05.035(i). This leaves a                                                              
timber sale subject to appeals at multiple stages, creating the risk of                                                         
delays in timber harvests, and raising uncertainty among timber                                                                 
purchasers, processors, and investors. The bill remedies this situation                                                         
by making forest land use plans non-appealable or subject to                                                                    
reconsideration under AS 44.37.011(b), while leaving intact other                                                               
significant public process protections, including: the right to appeal a                                                        
commissioner’s best interest finding concerning a timber sale under                                                             
AS 44.37.011(b); the public notice and written best interest finding                                                            
requirements in AS 38.05.035(e)(6)(A); public notice requirements for                                                           
negotiated sales of 500,000 board feet of timber or less in 38.05.945;                                                          
and the requirement for public notice of disposal of state interests in                                                         
Article VIII, Section 10, of the Alaska Constitution.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The bill allows the department to negotiate more than one sale each                                                             
year with a single purchaser of more than 500,000 board feet of timber                                                          
under AS 35.05.118 and preserves the exemption of negotiated sales                                                              
of more than 500,000 board feet of timber from the written best                                                                 
interest finding requirement under AS 38.05.035(e)(6)(A).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
This bill will result in more efficient land use planning and more                                                              
predictable timber harvests, while retaining robust public and agency                                                           
participation in the process.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       

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HB 99                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 99 by Representative Claman, entitled:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the State Physical Therapy and Occupational                                                            
     Therapy Board; relating to the practice of physical therapy; and                                                           
     relating to the practice of occupational therapy."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Labor & Commerce Committees.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 100                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 100 by Representative Wool, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to allocations of funding for the Alaska                                                                  
     Workforce Investment Board; and providing for an effective                                                                 
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                                                
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 101                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 101 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to credit for reinsurance; and providing for an                                                           
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Labor &                                                           
Commerce Committees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 17 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill updating the insurance code to                                                           

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conform to changes in the credit for reinsurance model law adopted by                                                           
the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). This                                                                
will ensure Alaska maintains its accredited status with the NAIC and                                                            
improve nationwide uniformity in the regulation of insurance.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Reinsurance is a type of insurance that insurers purchase from other                                                            
insurers to insure themselves, in all or in part, against contracted                                                            
insurance risk. In doing so, insurers distribute risks among themselves.                                                        
Credit for reinsurance is an accounting method that allows reinsurance                                                          
to be treated as an asset.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
This bill allows United States reinsurers easier financial access to                                                            
qualified alien jurisdictions and assists in making the Alaska insurance                                                        
market more competitive by allowing qualified and well-capitalized                                                              
alien insurers to compete in United States’ markets on a more                                                                   
equitable basis. Specifically, the bill makes changes to AS 21.12.020                                                           
Reinsurance Credit Allowed a Domestic Ceding Insurer, to conform                                                                
our state insurance code to recent changes made in NAIC’s                                                                       
reinsurance model law.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There are potentially severe consequences if the legislation and                                                                
accompanying regulations are not adopted before September 2022.                                                                 
The Federal Office of Insurance (OIC) has negotiated a treaty with the                                                          
European Union guaranteeing that each jurisdiction will enact the                                                               
legislation. States risk significant loss of sovereignty in insurance                                                           
regulation should the OIC begin a formal review and find that a                                                                 
jurisdiction is out of treaty compliance. In that instance, OIC could use                                                       
federal legislation to preempt local laws across all jurisdictions.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The changes contained in this proposal will ensure that Alaska’s                                                                
insurance market remains competitive and current with national                                                                  
standards and accreditation.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 102                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 102 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         

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     "An Act relating to the state insurance catastrophe reserve                                                                
     account; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Administration                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 17 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State Insurance                                                          
Catastrophe Reserve Account.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The State of Alaska, through its self-insurance program, maintains                                                              
insurance coverage to protect state assets and operations, and adequate                                                         
reserves to satisfy all foreseeable claims or judgements. The State                                                             
Insurance Catastrophe Reserve Account was established in 1987 to                                                                
obtain insurance, establish a self-insurance reserve, and to satisfy                                                            
ongoing claims and judgments. When it was originally established, the                                                           
account was primarily intended as a reserve against large catastrophic                                                          
losses. However, because the reserve balance is capped at $5,000,000,                                                           
the State has been acquiring excess coverage on the market to                                                                   
adequately protect against catastrophic losses. Market forces have                                                              
changed, insurance rates continue to increase, and it is no longer cost                                                         
effective for the state to purchase excess insurance. The Reserve’s                                                             
balance is typically capitalized through lapsing appropriations at the                                                          
end of the fiscal year. By increasing the statutory cap to $50,000,000                                                          
and slowly increasing the Reserve balance, the State will once again                                                            
be able to fully self-insure against property losses. This change is                                                            
estimated to save $3 million the first year and up to $6 million                                                                
annually within four years.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
This measure will provide the State flexibility, control, and cost                                                              
savings in its self-insurance program.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 103                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 103 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to house rules for assisted living homes."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Health &                                                          
Social Services Committees.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 17 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to house rules for                                                              
assisted living homes.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill would bring Alaska law into compliance with recent Centers                                                             
of Medicare and Medicaid Services changes related to home- and                                                                  
community-based services. These requirements ensure that assisted                                                               
living homes provide care that is as close to independent community                                                             
living as possible. The bill adds a citation to the Alaska Statutes                                                             
related to setting house rules in assisted living homes. For example,                                                           
assisted living settings may not adopt house rules that unreasonably                                                            
restrict the right of one resident over the right of another resident.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Alaska statutes must be in compliance before March 2022 in order for                                                            
the state to continue receiving federal reimbursements for home- and                                                            
community-based waiver services.                                                                                                

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I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                    CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                    SECOND READING OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HR 1                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                                                                     
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Arctic Policy,                                                                   
     Economic Development, and Tourism.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HR 1 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HR 1                                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  28   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan, Hopkins,                                                                
Josephson, Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCarty,                                                                      
Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak, Rasmussen, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder,                                                                     
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Thompson, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Carpenter, Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, McCabe, McKay,                                                                     
Nelson, Rauscher, Tarr, Tilton                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Claman, Prax                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
And so, HR 1 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                               
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HR 2                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                                                     
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Energy.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HR 2 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HR 2                                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon,                                                                     
Fields, Foster, Gillham, Hannan, Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson,                                                                   
Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty,                                                                         
McKay, Merrick, Nelson, Ortiz, Patkotak, Rasmussen, Rauscher,                                                                   
Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                
Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Prax                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, HR 2 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                               
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HR 3                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                                                     
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Fisheries.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HR 3 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HR 3                                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon,                                                                     
Fields, Foster, Gillham, Hannan, Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson,                                                                   
Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty,                                                                         
McKay, Merrick, Nelson, Ortiz, Patkotak, Rasmussen, Rauscher,                                                                   

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Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                
Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Prax                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, HR 3 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                               
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HR 4                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4                                                                                                     
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Military and                                                                     
     Veterans' Affairs.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HR 4 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HR 4                                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon,                                                                     
Fields, Foster, Gillham, Hannan, Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson,                                                                   
Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty,                                                                         
McKay, Merrick, Nelson, Ortiz, Patkotak, Rasmussen, Rauscher,                                                                   
Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                
Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Prax                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, HR 4 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                               
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HR 5                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 5                                                                                                     
     Establishing a House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Eastman objected.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HR 5 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HR 5                                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields,                                                                      
Foster, Hannan, Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson, Kaufman,                                                                           
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Merrick, Nelson,                                                                 
Ortiz, Patkotak, Rasmussen, Rauscher, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder,                                                                    
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool,                                                            
Zulkosky                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Gillham, Kurka                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Prax                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, HR 5 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                               
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HR 6                                                                                                                          
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6                                                                                                     
         Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson objected.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Carpenter placed a call of the House and lifted the call.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Carpenter moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                 
Representative Prax be excused from the call of the House today.                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HR 6 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                                                           
with the following result:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HR 6                                                                                                                            
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  21   NAYS:  18   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak,                                                                   
Schrage, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck, Wool,                                                                    
Zulkosky                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Carpenter, Cronk, Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman,                                                                    
Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Nelson, Rasmussen,                                                                        
Rauscher, Shaw, Thompson, Tilton, Vance                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Prax                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, HR 6 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                               
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                            UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker made the following appointments:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HR 1                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Arctic Policy, Economic Development,                                                                 
& Tourism: Hopkins, Chair                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HR 2                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Energy: Schrage, Chair                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HR 3                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Fisheries: Stutes, Chair                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HR 4                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: Tuck,                                                                  
Chair                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HR 5                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs: Zulkosky, Chair                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HR 6                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Ways & Means: Spohnholz, Chair                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Legislative Council                                                                                                             
 Representative Hannan, Chair                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Legislative Budget & Audit Committee                                                                                            
 Representative Tuck, Vice Chair                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCR 1                                                                                                                         
Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                     
withdraw the following:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                                                          
     Suspending certain Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature                                                           
     during the First Regular Session of the Thirty-Second Alaska                                                               
     State Legislature to allow the house of representatives to organize                                                        
     to do business; and providing for temporary rules for the house of                                                         
     representatives.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A message dated October 14, 2020, was received stating pursuant to                                                              
AS 44.33.431 Speaker Edgmon reappointed the following to a three-                                                               
year term on the Alaska Minerals Commission:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
 Gregory A. Beischer                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A message dated December 2, 2020, was received stating pursuant to                                                              
AS 14.11.014 Speaker Edgmon appointed the following to the Bond                                                                 
Reimbursement and Grant Review Committee:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following memorandum dated November 5, 2020 from Hilary V.                                                                  
Martin, Revisor of Statutes, was received:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
"We have discovered a manifest error in sec. 15, ch. 64, SLA 2018, as                                                           
follows:                                                                                                                        

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Page 10, line 14:                                                                                                               
 Delete "Township 16 North"                                                                                                     
 Insert "Township 15 North"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 10, line 14 is clearly erroneous because public records indicate                                                           
that the Alaska Railroad does not own land in Sections 25, 26, and 35,                                                          
Township 16 North, Range 2 West, Seward Meridian.  Those sections                                                               
are submerged lands in Cook Inlet that are owned by the State of                                                                
Alaska.  Public records indicate that the Alaska Railroad owns land in                                                          
Sections 25, 26, and 35, Township 15 North, Range 2 West, Seward                                                                
Meridian.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Please publish a copy of this in the journal in order to provide notice                                                         
of the error under AS 01.05.031."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                               ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House adjourn until 10:00 a.m., February 19.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the House adjourned at 12:36 p.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                              Crystaline Jones                                                                  
                                              Chief Clerk