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2021-02-19 House Journal

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                              HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                        THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                              FIRST SESSION                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Friday             February 19, 2021                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                            Thirty-second Day                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Stutes at 10:45 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 37 members present.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Representatives Rasmussen, Shaw, and Spohnholz be excused from a                                                                
call of the House today. There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The presence of Representative Shaw was noted later.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Representative Rauscher.                                                            
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the invocation be spread on the journal. There being no objection, it                                                           
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     It is with the deepest respect for all religions that I offer this                                                         
     prayer:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Father God in Heaven, we come to you with offerings of                                                                     
     thanksgiving, prayer and petition.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Hallowed is your name above all and your kingdom has no end.                                                               
     Thank you for your son, who died on the cross that we may live                                                             
     with you eternally in heaven.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     We thank you for our parents, those living and those that have                                                             
     passed before us. We thank you for our children and our spouses.                                                           

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     We give thanks for our homes, our health, our income, and our                                                              
     privilege to serve as legislators.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Father God, we recognize we cannot take a single breath without                                                            
     you. You are our provider. You forgive our iniquities time and                                                             
     time again. Thank you for the strength to forgive those around us                                                          
     in the same manner.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Father God, help us to recognize our calling as an opportunity to                                                          
     be able to make a difference and we ask that we not take it lightly.                                                       
     Yet, as we work alongside our colleagues, remind us of their need                                                          
     to represent their district with the same individuality and passion                                                        
     as we represent our own.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Father God, heal the broken hearts of the foster child, give a stable                                                      
     and loving environment to them. Help us to provide for them hope                                                           
     and an answer to their prayers.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     We pray for the unborn child in this world. Give assurance to the                                                          
    recovering addict and a lighted path to those who are still lost.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     We pray for our children and grandchildren as they grow and learn                                                          
     to become productive and giving in nature.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Father God, we ask that you watch over this session, keep us                                                               
     humble, keep us civil, keep our action pure in heart.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     I ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Tilton.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The journal for the 31st legislative day was not certified today.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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Representative Edgmon introduced the following House staff:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Olivia Piteša, Page - Juneau                                                                                               
     Hanna Davis, Page - Juneau                                                                                                 

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     Ben Krall, Page - Juneau                                                                                                   
     Savaya Bieber, Page - Soldotna                                                                                             
     Griffin Young, Page - Juneau                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                             EXECUTIVE ORDERS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
EO 119                                                                                                                        
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 119                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         Separating the Department of Health and Social Services into                                                           
         two departments - the Department of Health and the                                                                     
         Department of Family and Community Services.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services                                                            
and Finance Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 18 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 23, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting an Executive Order to separate the                                                              
Department of Health and Social Services into two departments – the                                                             
Department of Health and the Department of Family and Community                                                                 
Services. This reorganization is necessary for efficient administration                                                         
of services for public assistance programs, protection of vulnerable                                                            
adults and children, behavioral health, and for the administration of                                                           
grants related to these services.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Department of Health will have responsibility for administering                                                             
medical and public assistance programs, disability services, and public                                                         
health programs. The Department of Family and Community Services                                                                
will have responsibility for overseeing child welfare services, the                                                             
Alaska Pioneers’ Home and Veterans’ Home, delinquency services,                                                                 
foster care, and the state psychiatric hospital.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This reorganization will strengthen outcomes and improve service                                                                
delivery by enabling the newly mission-focused departments to                                                                   

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operate more efficiently. This new structure will improve public health                                                         
and enhance the state’s ability to protect vulnerable adults, children,                                                         
and senior citizens.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
These changes will be effective July 1, 2021. Separately, my                                                                    
administration will be submitting budget amendments to account for                                                              
the reorganization.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
EO 120                                                                                                                        
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 120                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         Transferring the Violent Crimes Compensation Board from                                                                
         the Department of Administration to the Department of Public                                                           
         Safety.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 18 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 23, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting an Executive Order transferring the                                                             
Violent Crimes Compensation Board, currently housed in the                                                                      
Department of Administration, to the Department of Public Safety.                                                               
The board’s mission fits more appropriately in the Department of                                                                
Public Safety. The board will be in the Department of Public Safety                                                             
for administrative purposes, and all board functions will continue as                                                           
usual. With this move, the board will continue its current functions                                                            
uninterrupted.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       

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                         MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A messaged dated February 3 was read stating the Senate passed the                                                              
following, and it is transmitted for consideration:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                       FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                           
                          OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SCR 1                                                                                                                         
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 am by Senator                                                                                
Stevens:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Suspending Rules 24(a) and 34(c), Uniform Rules of the Alaska                                                              
     State Legislature, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic;                                                                   
     authorizing the presiding officers to allow members to attend a                                                            
     session by videoconference or teleconference in certain                                                                    
     circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and relating to                                                            
     sessions where members are authorized to attend a session by                                                               
     videoconference or teleconference.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional                                                                
Affairs and State Affairs Committees.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                              COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The following were received:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A letter dated May 18, 2020, was received from Joel Bolger, Chief                                                               
Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, stating that he nominated the                                                              
following alternate member to the Select Committee on Legislative                                                               
Ethics pursuant to AS 24.60.131(b)(3):                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Gerald (Jerry) McBeath                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
A letter dated January 20, 2021, was received from Joel Bolger, Chief                                                           
Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, stating that he reappointed the                                                            
following public member to the Select Committee on Legislative                                                                  
Ethics pursuant to AS 24.60.130(b):                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Dennis "Skip" Cook                                                                                                         

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The Speaker referred the appointments to the Judiciary Committee.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Monetary Terms of Agreement                                                                                                     
Between the State and Public Safety Employees Association                                                                       
January 29, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 23.40.215)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dept. of Administration                                                                                                         
Monetary Terms of Agreement                                                                                                     
Between the State and General Government Union                                                                                  
January 29, 2021                                                                                                                
(as required by AS 23.40.215)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker referred the monetary terms to the Finance Committee.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                        INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Fred Agree                                                                                                           
By Representative Vance                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Father Tom Brundage                                                                                               
By Representatives McCarty, Merrick                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Mollie Anne Boyer                                                                                                 
By Senator Wilson; Representative Rauscher                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                   
                              OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 104                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 104 by Representative Josephson, entitled:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to vehicle registration and registration fees;                                                            
     relating to the motor fuel tax; and providing for an effective date."                                                      
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                                                          
Committees.                                                                                                                     

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HB 105                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 105 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the duties of the commissioner of corrections;                                                         
     relating to the detention of minors; relating to minors subject to                                                         
     adult courts; relating to the placement of minors in adult                                                                 
     correctional facilities; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Health &                                                              
Social Services Committees.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Corrections                                                                                                  
2.  Zero, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                     
3.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 18 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to amending state law to                                                        
bring the Division of Juvenile Justice into compliance with recent                                                              
changes to federal law.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Specifically, in December 2018, the President signed the Juvenile                                                               
Justice Reform Act (JJRA) that amends and reauthorizes the Juvenile                                                             
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) which is the                                                                     
principle law governing juvenile justice practices.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
This bill brings state law into compliance with new JJRA requirements                                                           
related to the detention and placement of juveniles under the age of 18                                                         
in adult jails or correctional facilities. These new federal requirements                                                       
go into effect on December 21, 2021. Additionally, the proposal                                                                 
amends AS 47.10 to bring state law into compliance with JJRA                                                                    
provisions related to status offenders (runaways and missing children)                                                          
being held in secure juvenile facilities without requisite court findings.                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 106                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 106 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to missing persons under 21 years of age."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                     
2.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 18 follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
"Dear Speaker Stutes:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill updating the timeframes for                                                              
reporting missing persons under the age of 21 to state and national                                                             
databases.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Recent changes in Federal law require all law enforcement agencies to                                                           
complete and transmit reports of missing persons under the age of 21                                                            
into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) no more than two                                                              
hours after a person has been reported missing. Time is of the essence                                                          
in cases involving this vulnerable population in order to marshal                                                               
quickly as many resources as possible to search for the missing person.                                                         
Current state law gives law enforcement 24 hours to enter a missing                                                             
person’s report into the Alaska Public Safety Information Network                                                               
(APSIN) and the NCIC, and only on persons under the age of 18. The                                                              
bill amends AS 18.65.620 and AS 47.10.141 to bring state law in line                                                            

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with federal requirements, and to align with the current practice of                                                            
Alaska’s law enforcement agencies.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Persons under the age of 21 who go missing are at an increased risk of                                                          
being harmed. It is crucial that reports are met with urgency. The bill                                                         
will bring Alaska into federal compliance and ensure that we are                                                                
leveraging state and national databases to bring these young people                                                             
home safely.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Sincerely,                                                                                                                      
/s/                                                                                                                             
Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                                   
Governor"                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                   CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                          LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House approve the citations on the calendar. There being no objection,                                                          
the following citations were approved and sent to enrolling:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dr. Norio Yamamoto                                                                                                   
By Representative Fields                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Norton Sound Health Corporation                                                                                      
By Representative Foster; Senator Olson                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                           UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker made the following appointments:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HR 1                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Arctic Policy, Economic Development,                                                                 
& Tourism: Story, Snyder, Patkotak, Tarr, Prax, McKay                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HR 2                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Energy: Story, Claman, Zulkosky,                                                                     
Fields, Rauscher, Kaufman                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HR 3                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Fisheries: Tarr, Kreiss-Tomkins, Story,                                                              
Ortiz, Vance, McCabe                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HR 4                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: Spohnholz,                                                             
Stutes, Tarr, Claman, Rauscher, Nelson                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HR 5                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs: Ortiz, Fields, Drummond,                                                             
Cronk                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HR 6                                                                                                                          
House Special Committee on Ways & Means: Wool, Josephson,                                                                       
Schrage, Story, Prax, Eastman                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Legislative Council:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Stutes                                                                                                           
Representative Edgmon                                                                                                           
Representative Tuck                                                                                                             
Representative Claman                                                                                                           
Representative McCabe                                                                                                           
Representative Tilton                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Legislative Budget & Audit Committee:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Spohnholz                                                                                                        
Representative Josephson                                                                                                        
Representative Foster                                                                                                           
Representative Kaufman                                                                                                          
Representative Ortiz (alternate)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Joint Armed Services Committee:                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman, Co-chair                                                                                                 
Representative Spohnholz                                                                                                        
Representative Stutes                                                                                                           
Representative Tarr                                                                                                             
Representative Nelson                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HJR 12                                                                                                                        
The Speaker removed the State Affairs Committee referral for the                                                                
following:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 12                                                                                              
     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.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HJR 12 is in the Resources Committee.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 13                                                                                                                         
The Speaker removed the State Affairs Committee referral and added                                                              
a Judiciary Committee referral for the following:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     HOUSE BILL NO. 13                                                                                                          
     "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."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 13 is in the Health & Social Services Committee with further                                                                 
referral to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 27                                                                                                                         
The Speaker added a Finance Committee referral for the following:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 27                                                                                                          
     "An Act naming the irene Webber Bridge."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 27 is in the Transportation Committee.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 34                                                                                                                         
The Speaker removed the State Affairs Committee referral and added                                                              
a Finance Committee referral for the following:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 34                                                                                                          
     "An Act naming the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots' Memorial Bridge."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 34 is in the House Special Committee on Military & Veterans'                                                                 
Affairs with further referral to the Finance Committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 38                                                                                                                         
The Speaker removed the Judiciary Committee referral and added a                                                                
State Affairs Committee referral for the following:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 38                                                                                                          
     "An Act relating to the Alaska Police Standards Council; relating                                                          
     to the Department of Public Safety; and providing for an effective                                                         
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 38 is in the House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs with                                                                  
further referral to the State Affairs Committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 65                                                                                                                         
The Speaker added a Resources Committee referral for the following:                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 65                                                                                                          
     "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."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 65 is in the House Special Committee on Fisheries with further                                                               
referral to the Resources and Judiciary Committees.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 76                                                                                                                         
The Speaker removed the Health & Social Services Committee                                                                      
referral for the following:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                                                                          
     "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."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 76 is in the Finance Committee.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 43                                                                                                                         
The Speaker removed the Health & Social Services Committee                                                                      
referral and added an Education Committee referral for the following:                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 43                                                                                                          
     "An Act extending the termination date of the special education                                                            
     service agency; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 43 is in the Education Committee with further referral to the                                                                
Finance Committee.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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HB 99                                                                                                                         
The Speaker removed the Health & Social Services Committee                                                                      
referral and added a Finance Committee referral for the following:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 99                                                                                                          
     "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."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 99 is in the Labor & Commerce Committee with further referral to                                                             
the Finance Committee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
**The presence of Representative Shaw, who was excused (page 175),                                                              
was noted.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved that the House confirm the appointments                                                               
of Representatives Hannan and Johnson and Representatives Tuck and                                                              
Eastman (alternates) to the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House confirm the appointments of                                                               
Representatives Hannan and Johnson and Representatives Tuck and                                                                 
Eastman (alternates) to the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics?"                                                            
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Confirm - Representatives Hannan and Johnson                                                                                    
Representatives Tuck and Eastman, alternate                                                                                     
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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, Prax, Rauscher, Schrage,                                                               
Shaw, Snyder, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Vance,                                                               
Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Rasmussen, Spohnholz                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
And so, the appointments were confirmed.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            

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Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following members be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                                             
no objection, the members were excused as noted:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Cronk – from 12:30 p.m., today to 8:00 a.m.,                                                                     
February 22                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson – from 1:30 p.m., today to 1:30 p.m.,                                                                  
February 21                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck – from 1:30 p.m., today to 6:00 p.m., February 21                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz – from 8:00 a.m., February 20 to 9:00 p.m.,                                                                
February 21                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative McCabe – from 2:00 p.m., today to 3:00 p.m.,                                                                     
February 22                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 57                                                                                                                         
Representative Kreiss-Tomkins added as a cosponsor to:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 57                                                                                                          
     "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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                              ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                               ADJOURNMENT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House adjourn until 11:00 a.m., February 22. There being no                                                                     
objection, the House adjourned at 11:31 a.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                             Crystaline Jones                                                                   
                                             Chief Clerk