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2021-05-05 House Journal

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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                       ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                       THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                             FIRST SESSION                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska Wednesday May 5, 2021                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                        One Hundred Seventh Day                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Stutes at 10:33 a.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 35 members present. Representative Hopkins had                                                                 
been excused from a call of the House today. Representatives                                                                    
Spohnholz and Tarr were absent and their presence was noted later.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman, Acting Majority Leader, moved and asked                                                                  
unanimous consent that Representatives Rasmussen and Tuck be                                                                    
excused from the call of the House today. There being no objection, it                                                          
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Representative Kaufman.                                                             
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the invocation be spread on the journal. There being no objection, it                                                           
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    With deepest respect for all religions and beliefs, I offer the                                                            
       following prayer from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew                                                                
    Chapter 5:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    Blessed are the poor in spirit,                                                                                             
     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                                                                       
    Blessed are those who mourn,                                                                                                
     for they will be comforted.                                                                                                
    Blessed are the meek,                                                                                                       
     for they will inherit the earth.                                                                                           

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    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,                                                                  
     for they will be filled.                                                                                                   
    Blessed are the merciful,                                                                                                   
     for they will be shown mercy.                                                                                              
    Blessed are the pure in heart,                                                                                              
     for they will see God.                                                                                                     
    Blessed are the peacemakers,                                                                                                
     for they will be called children of God.                                                                                   
            Blessed are those who are persecuted because of                                                                    
         righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Father, we ask that you help us gain perspective on our many                                                              
     blessings and encourage us to stay focused and mindful so we                                                              
    may do our jobs well. Amen.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Snyder.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                     CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman, moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
journal for the 106th legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                           
Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                    REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 163                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 163                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to vehicle title applications."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Kreiss-Tomkins, Chair, with                                                             
the following individual recommendations:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (3):  Claman, Story, Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (4):  Eastman, Kaufman, Vance, Tarr                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Administration                                                                                      

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HB 163 was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
**The presence of Representative Spohnholz was noted.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 32                                                                                                                         
The Education Committee considered:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 32(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act establishing the Alaska middle college program for                                                                  
    public school students; relating to the powers of the University of                                                         
    Alaska; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Drummond and Story, Co-                                                                
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (2):  Drummond, Story                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (4):  Cronk, Gillham, Zulkosky, Prax                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                
2.  Zero, University of Alaska                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 32(FIN) was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 65                                                                                                                         
The Health & Social Services Committee considered:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 65(JUD)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to immunity for consulting physicians,                                                                     
    podiatrists, osteopaths, advanced practice registered nurses,                                                               
    physician assistants, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, and                                                            
    pharmacists."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 65(HSS)                                                                                 
    "An Act relating to immunity for consulting physicians,                                                                     
    podiatrists, osteopaths, advanced practice registered nurses,                                                               

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    physician assistants, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists,                                                                
    pharmacists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    (pending title change resolution)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Snyder and Zulkosky, Co-                                                               
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (4):  McCarty, Spohnholz, Snyder, Zulkosky                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Prax, Kurka                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to HCS CSSB 65(HSS):                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Law                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 65(JUD) was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Challenge Alaska                                                                                                     
By Representative Kaufman; Senator Holland                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Dimond High School Lady Lynx Flag Football Team,                                                                     
Cook Inlet Conference Champions                                                                                                 
By Representative Rasmussen; Senator Costello                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Juneau School District Health Team                                                                                   
By Representatives Story, Hannan; Senator Kiehl                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Peter Ray Isackson                                                                                                
By Representative Rauscher; Senator Shower                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Edward Allen Todd                                                                                                 
By Representative Rauscher; Senator Shower                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Jamesena Evelyn Taylor                                                                                            
By Senators Wielechowski, Gray-Jackson                                                                                          

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              INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                     
                            OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 200                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 200 by Representative Kaufman, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to special request specialty organization                                                                  
    registration plates."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 201                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 201 by Representative Kaufman, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to special registration plates commemorating                                                               
    police officers killed in the line of duty."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 202                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 202 by Representative Merrick, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the Alaska permanent fund; relating to                                                                  
    dividends for state residents; relating to the use of certain state                                                         
    income; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                                                          
Ways & Means and the Finance Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 203                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 203 by Representatives Wool, Thompson, and                                                                       
Josephson, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act establishing the offense of misconduct involving                                                                    
    weapons in the sixth degree."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                                                         
Committees.                                                                                                                     

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HB 204                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 204 by Representative Kaufman, entitled:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to the presumption of compensability for a                                                                 
    disability resulting from certain cancers in firefighters."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce                                                                    
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 63                                                                                                                         
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 63                                                                                                           
    "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."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
 TRA RPT CS(TRA) NT 4DP 2NR 376                                                                                                 
 FN1: ZERO(DOT) 376                                                                                                             
 STA RPT CS(STA) NT 6DP 713                                                                                                     
 FN1: ZERO(DOT) 713                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 63(STA)                                                                                               
    "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 relating to the comprehensive,                                                                
    intermodal, long-range transportation plan for the state."                                                                  

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There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
CSHB 63(STA) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                                                
and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 63(STA) was read the third time.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
**The presence of Representative Tarr was noted.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 63(STA) pass the House?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 63(STA)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Carpenter, Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon,                                                                     
Fields, Foster, Gillham, Hannan, Johnson, Josephson, Kaufman,                                                                   
Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Merrick,                                                                  
Nelson, Ortiz, Patkotak, Prax, Rauscher, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder,                                                                 
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Vance, Wool,                                                                  
Zulkosky                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hopkins, Rasmussen, Tuck                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 63(STA) passed the House and was referred to the                                                                   
Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 127                                                                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 127                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
 CRA RPT 6DP                                                        624                                                         
 FN1: (REV) 624                                                                                                                 

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 FIN RPT 7DP 4NR                                                    734                                                         
 FN1: (REV) 734                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
HB 127 be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                                  
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 127 was read the third time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Zulkosky moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                    
abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest.  Objection was                                                           
heard, and she was required to vote.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HB 127 pass the House?"  The roll was                                                               
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 127                                                                                                                          
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  31   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                 
Johnson, Josephson, Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, McCabe,                                                                     
McCarty, McKay, Merrick, Nelson, Ortiz, Patkotak, Prax, Schrage,                                                                
Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton,                                                                 
Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Carpenter, Eastman, Gillham, Kurka, Rauscher, Vance                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hopkins, Rasmussen, Tuck                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
And so, HB 127 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                                             
for engrossment.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                         LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman 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 - Julene Brown                                                                                                         
By Senator Kiehl; Representatives Hannan, Story                                                                                 

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Honoring - Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Fiftieth Anniversary                                                             
By Senator Hoffman                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Mary Lou Meiners                                                                                                  
By Senator Kiehl; Representatives Hannan, Story                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 17                                                                                                                         
The Speaker reversed the committee referrals for the following:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 17                                                                                                           
    "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."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 17 was referred to the Judiciary Committee with further referral to                                                          
the State Affairs Committee.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 51                                                                                                                         
The Speaker reversed the committee referrals for the following:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 51                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to aggravating factors considered at sentencing."                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 51 was referred to the Judiciary Committee with further referral to                                                          
the State Affairs Committee.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 163                                                                                                                        
The Speaker added a Finance Committee referral for the following:                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 163                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to vehicle title applications."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 163 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 22                                                                                                                         
Representative Tilton added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 22                                                                                                           
    "An Act relating to shared animal ownership; and relating to the                                                            
    sharing and sale of raw milk and raw milk products."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 63                                                                                                                         
Representatives Story, Josephson, Tarr, Spohnholz, Wool, and Vance                                                              
added as cosponsors to:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 63(STA)                                                                                               
    "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 relating to the comprehensive,                                                                
    intermodal, long-range transportation plan for the state."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 127                                                                                                                        
Representatives Snyder and Zulkosky added as cosponsors to:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 127                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 63                                                                                                                         
CSHB 63(STA) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                                                     
Clerk, and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 127                                                                                                                        
HB 127 was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk, and                                                                
transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                              ADJOURNMENT                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                
House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., May 6.  There being no objection, the                                                           
House adjourned at 11:49 a.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                           Crystaline Jones                                                                     
                                           Chief Clerk