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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                        ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                       THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                             FIRST SESSION                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                  Saturday                  May 15, 2021                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                      One Hundred Seventeenth Day                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                                                
Stutes at 2:01 p.m.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 37 members present.  Representative Nelson had                                                                 
been excused from a call of the House today.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Representatives Carpenter and Rasmussen be excused from a call of                                                               
the House today.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Representative Tilton.                                                              
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the invocation be spread on the journal.  There being no objection, it                                                          
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    Dear Heavenly Father,                                                                                                       
    I come before you with a humble and grateful heart. I ask you                                                               
    to give us, as stewards of this great state, wisdom and to all                                                              
    the other elected and appointed officials tasked with serving                                                               
    our fellow Alaskans.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
    Please give us the wisdom to make thoughtful and gracious                                                                   
    decisions on the difficult issues we are facing on behalf of all                                                            
    Alaskans.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
    We ask that you help each of us submit ourselves to you God,                                                                
    the ultimate authority in our lives. We pray that you would                                                                 
    move on our hearts to protect those who cannot protect                                                                      
    themselves.                                                                                                                 

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    Help us to recognize rights are not granted by the government,                                                              
    they are given by you.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
    We pray we would use government to help secure peaceful                                                                     
    and quiet living in our communities while respecting the                                                                    
    proper role of your institutions.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    We know we are subject to fall short, so we ask for an extra                                                                
    measure of humbleness for each of us to know wisdom only                                                                    
    comes from you, Lord.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
    Please protect and strengthen our families while we are                                                                     
    separated from them doing the work our fellow Alaskans                                                                      
    elected us to do. We ask all this in Jesus' name. Amen.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Tuck.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                      CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
journal for the 116th legislative day be approved as certified by the                                                           
Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                        MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A message dated May 14 was read stating the Senate passed the                                                                   
following, and they are transmitted for consideration:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                      FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                            
                         OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SJR 15                                                                                                                        
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15 by Senator Begich:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Recognizing and honoring the relationship between Canada and                                                                
    the state; and recognizing the importance of the United States-                                                             
    Mexico-Canada Agreement.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce                                                                    
Committee.                                                                                                                      

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                      FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                                            
                            OF SENATE BILLS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 134                                                                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 134(RES) by the Senate Resources                                                                         
Committee, entitled:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to master guide-outfitter qualifications for                                                               
    licensure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 198                                                                                                                        
The State Affairs Committee considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 198                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing September 10 as Alaska Community Health                                                                
    Aide Appreciation Day."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Kreiss-Tomkins, Chair, with                                                             
the following individual recommendations:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (4):  Claman, Story, Tarr, Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  Vance, Kaufman                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Administration                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 198 was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 12                                                                                                                         
The Labor & Commerce Committee considered:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE BILL NO. 12                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for military                                                                
    spouses; and relating to the Department of Commerce,                                                                        
    Community, and Economic Development."                                                                                       

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The report was signed by Representatives Fields and Spohnholz, Co-                                                              
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (6):  Kaufman, Schrage, McCarty, Snyder, Fields, Spohnholz                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Zero, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SB 12 was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 101                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 101(FIN)                                                                                             
    "An Act relating to the membership of the Citizens' Advisory                                                                
    Commission on Federal Management Areas in Alaska; extending                                                                 
    the termination date of the Citizens' Advisory Commission on                                                                
    Federal Management Areas in Alaska; and providing for an                                                                    
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Patkotak, Chair, with the                                                               
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (5):  McKay, Cronk, Rauscher, Gillham, Patkotak                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (3):  Fields, Hopkins, Schrage                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 101(FIN) was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                     REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 188                                                                                                                        
The House Special Committee on Fisheries considered:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 188                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to a seafood product development tax credit;                                                               
    providing for an effective date by repealing secs. 32 and 35, ch.                                                           
    61, SLA 2014; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Tarr, Chair, with the                                                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (2):  Stutes, Tarr                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (2):  McCabe, Vance                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Amend (2):  Kreiss-Tomkins, Ortiz                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 188 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 202                                                                                                                        
The House Special Committee on Ways & Means considered:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 202                                                                                                          
    "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."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representative Spohnholz, Chair, with the                                                              
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (1):  Wool                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Do not pass (1):  Eastman                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Amend (4):  Josephson, Schrage, Story, Spohnholz                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor/Dept. of Revenue                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 202 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                                   

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                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                                               
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Linda and Shara Davis                                                                                                
By Representative Zulkosky; Senator Hoffman                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Roy John Burkhart                                                                                                 
By Senator Hughes; Representatives Johnson, Tilton                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Marie S. Monnseratt                                                                                               
By Senator Wielechowski                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Manuel E. Macedo                                                                                                  
By Senator Wielechowski                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
               INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                                                    
                          OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HCR 7                                                                                                                         
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7 by Representatives                                                                            
Thompson, Cronk, Fields, and Kreiss-Tomkins:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
    Requesting that the Alaska Energy Authority develop an                                                                      
    infrastructure plan to reduce power costs in the state.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
was read the first time.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that HCR 7                                                                
be taken up and withdrew the motion.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCR 7 is under unfinished business.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 148                                                                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 148                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the Alaska Coordinate System of 2022."                                                                  

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Amendment No. 1 was offered  by Representative Shaw:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, lines 6 - 19:                                                                                                           
    Delete all material and insert:                                                                                             
"* Sec. 4. AS 38.20.040 is amended to read:                                                                                   
         Sec. 38.20.040. Use of coordinate system. The plane                                                                  
    coordinates of a point on the earth's surface, to be used in                                                                
    expressing the position or location of the point in the appropriate                                                         
    zone of this system, consist of two distances, expressed in U.S.                                                        
    Survey feet and decimals of a U.S. Survey foot when using the                                                       
    Alaska Coordinate System of 1927 and expressed in meters and                                                                
    decimals of a meter when using the Alaska Coordinate System of                                                              
    1983 and expressed in meters and decimals of a meter or                                                                 
    International feet and decimals of an International foot when                                                           
    using the Alaska Coordinate System of 2022. One of these                                                                
    distances, known as the "x-coordinate," gives the position in an                                                            
    east-and-west direction; the other known as the "y-coordinate"                                                              
    gives the position in a north-and-south direction. These                                                                    
    coordinates shall be made to depend on [UPON] and conform to                                                            
    the coordinates of the National Spatial Reference System                                                                
    [NORTH AMERICAN HORIZONTAL GEODETIC CONTROL                                                                                 
    NETWORK] as determined by the National Geodetic Survey,                                                                     
    National Ocean Service."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Shaw moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 to Amendment No. 1 was not offered.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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HB 148                                                                                                                          
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  34   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Gillham, Hannan,                                                                  
Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe,                                                                     
McCarty, McKay, Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak, Prax, Rauscher, Schrage,                                                              
Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton,                                                                 
Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Drummond, Eastman, Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
HB 148 am be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                               
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 148 am was read the third time.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall HB 148 am pass the House?"  The roll was                                                            
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 148 am                                                                                                                       
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon, Fields, Foster,                                                                
Gillham, Hannan, Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson, Kaufman,                                                                          
Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Merrick,                                                                  
Ortiz, Patkotak, Prax, Rauscher, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz,                                                              
Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, HB 148 am passed the House and was referred to the Chief                                                                
Clerk for engrossment.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 151                                                                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 151                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to unemployment benefits during a period of                                                                
    state or national emergency resulting from a novel coronavirus                                                              
    disease (COVID-19) outbreak; and providing for an effective                                                                 
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                  Journal Page                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 151(FIN)                                                                                              
    "An Act relating to unemployment benefits; and providing for an                                                             
    effective date."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered  by Representative Wool:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 Delete "September 6"                                                                                                           
 Insert "December 31"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wool moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurka objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                                              
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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CSHB 151(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  17   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, Ortiz, Schrage, Snyder,                                                                     
Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cronk, Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon,                                                                 
McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Merrick, Patkotak, Prax, Rauscher, Shaw,                                                                
Thompson, Tilton                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB
151(FIN) am be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                                             
placed on final passage.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 151(FIN) am will advance to third reading on the May 17                                                                    
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                     SENATE BILLS IN SECOND READING                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 28                                                                                                                         
The following, which was held in second reading from the May 14                                                                 
calendar (page 1085), was before the House:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 28(STA)                                                                                 
    "An Act establishing April 24 of each year as Vic Fischer and                                                               
    Jack Coghill Constitution of the State of Alaska Day; and                                                                   
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 2 was not offered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 3 was offered  by Representative Johnson:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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    Delete "Vic Fischer"                                                                                                      
    Insert "Katie Hurley, Vic Fischer,"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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    Delete "Vic Fischer"                                                                                                        
    Insert "Katie Hurley, Vic Fischer,"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 7, following "honor":                                                                                              
    Insert "Katie Hurley, Chief Clerk of the Alaska Constitutional                                                              
Convention, and"                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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    Delete "Vic Fischer"                                                                                                        
    Insert "Katie Hurley, Vic Fischer,"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Johnson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 3 out of order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman rose to a point of order regarding the basis of                                                          
the ruling.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker, citing Section 402 of Mason's Manual, stated that                                                                  
Amendment No. 3 was dilatory.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the Ruling of the Chair be sustained?"  The                                                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Sustain Ruling of the Chair/Amendment No. 3 Ruled Out of Order                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  21   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1                                                                              

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Yeas:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak,                                                                   
Schrage, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck, Wool,                                                                    
Zulkosky                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cronk, Eastman, Gillham, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe,                                                                  
McCarty, McKay, Prax, Rauscher, Shaw, Thompson, Tilton, Vance                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Johnson                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
And so, the ruling of the Chair was sustained.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 4 out of order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurka rose to a point of order regarding the basis of the                                                        
ruling.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that Amendment No. 4 was dilatory.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurka objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the Ruling of the Chair be sustained?"  The                                                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Sustain Ruling of the Chair/Amendment No. 4 Ruled Out of Order                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  26   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                 
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, McCarty, Merrick, Ortiz,                                                                    
Patkotak, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr,                                                                
Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe,                                                                
McKay, Prax, Rauscher, Vance                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 4 was ruled out of order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 5 was offered  by Representative Kurka:                                                                            

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Page 1, line 7, following "honor":                                                                                              
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Representative Kurka moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                     
Amendment No. 5 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 5 out of order.  There being no                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 6 was offered  by Representative Kurka:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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Page 1, line 6, following "Alaska Day.":                                                                                      
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Page 1, line 7, following "honor":                                                                                              
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Page 1, line 9, following "State of Alaska":                                                                                    
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Representative Kurka moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                     
Amendment No. 6 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 6 out of order.  There being no                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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Amendment No. 7 was offered  by Representative Kurka:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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Page 1, line 6, following "Alaska Day.":                                                                                      
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Page 1, line 7, following "honor":                                                                                              
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Page 1, line 9, following "State of Alaska":                                                                                    
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Representative Kurka moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                     
Amendment No. 7 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 7 out of order.  There being no                                                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 8 was offered  by Representative Kurka:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1 (title amendment):                                                                                               
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Page 1, line 6, following "Alaska Day.":                                                                                      
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Page 1, line 7, following "honor":                                                                                              
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 Insert "Frank Peratrovich,"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurka moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                     
Amendment No. 8 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 8 out of order.                                                                                 

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Representative Kurka objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the ruling of the Chair be sustained?"  The                                                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Sustain Ruling of the Chair/Amendment No. 8 Ruled Out of Order                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  29   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Gillham,                                                                
Hannan, Hopkins, Josephson, Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon,                                                                     
McCabe, McCarty, Merrick, Patkotak, Rauscher, Schrage, Shaw,                                                                    
Snyder, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Wool, Zulkosky                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Johnson, Kurka, McKay, Prax, Vance                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Ortiz, Spohnholz                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
And so, the ruling of the Chair was sustained.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Amendment Nos. 9 - 41 were not offered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 42 was offered  by Representative Prax:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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Insert "Ada B. Wien, Vic Fischer, Frank Peratrovitch,"                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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Insert "Ada B. Wien, Vic Fischer, Frank Peratrovitch,"                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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Insert "Ada B. Wien, Frank Peratrovitch,"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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Insert "Ada B. Wien, Vic Fischer, Frank Peratrovitch,"                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Prax moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                      
Amendment No. 42 be adopted.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker ruled Amendment No. 42 out of order.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Prax objected.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the ruling of the Chair be sustained?"  The                                                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Sustain Ruling of the Chair/Amendment No. 42 Ruled Out of Order                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  23   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  1                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                 
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, McCarty, Merrick, Ortiz,                                                                    
Patkotak, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tuck,                                                                
Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe,                                                                
McKay, Prax, Rauscher, Thompson, Tilton, Vance                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Tarr                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, the ruling of the Chair was sustained.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 43 was offered  by Representative Eastman:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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 Insert "Alaska Constitutional Convention Day"                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 43 be adopted.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Tuck objected.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 43 be adopted?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 43                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  25   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman, Kurka, McCabe,                                                                       
McKay, Prax, Rauscher, Story, Tilton, Vance                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                 
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon, McCarty, Merrick,                                                                    
Ortiz, Patkotak, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Stutes, Tarr,                                                                
Thompson, Tuck, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 43 was not adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Amendment Nos. 44 - 46 were not offered.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 47 was offered  by Representative Eastman:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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of the State of Alaska Day"                                                                                                     
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Representative Eastman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                   
Amendment No. 47 be adopted.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Drummond objected.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 47 be adopted?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA)                                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 47                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  25   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Cronk, Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon,                                                                 
McCabe, McKay, Prax, Tilton, Vance                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, McCarty, Merrick, Ortiz,                                                                    
Patkotak, Rauscher, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes,                                                            
Tarr, Thompson, Tuck, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, Amendment No. 47 was not adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS                                                                  
CSSB 28(STA) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                                                
and placed on final passage.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 28(STA) will advance to third reading on the May 17                                                                    
calendar.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                      THIRD READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 28                                                                                                                         
The following, which was advanced to third reading from the May 14                                                              
calendar (page 1075), was read the third time:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 28(FIN)                                                                                               
    "An Act relating to the registration of commercial vessels; and                                                             
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB
28(FIN) be returned to second reading for the specific purpose of                                                               
considering Amendment No. 1.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 28(FIN) be returned to second                                                                  
reading for the specific purpose of considering Amendment No. 1?"                                                               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                

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CSHB 28(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Return to Second for Amendment No. 1                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  21   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Cronk, Eastman, Gillham, Johnson, Kaufman, Kurka, LeBon,                                                                 
McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Prax, Rauscher, Shaw, Thompson, Tilton,                                                                 
Vance                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Claman, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Hannan,                                                                        
Hopkins, Josephson, Kreiss-Tomkins, Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak,                                                                   
Schrage, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck, Wool,                                                                    
Zulkosky                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 28(FIN) was not returned to second reading.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Fields rose to a point of order regarding confining                                                              
remarks to the bill.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker cautioned the member to confine remarks to the bill.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 28(FIN) pass the House?"  The roll                                                             
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 28(FIN)                                                                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  33   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Edgmon, Fields, Foster, Gillham,                                                                
Hannan, Hopkins, Josephson, Kaufman, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeBon,                                                                     
McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Merrick, Ortiz, Patkotak, Rauscher,                                                                     
Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz, Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson,                                                                
Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Eastman, Johnson, Kurka, Prax                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 28(FIN) passed the House.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

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Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll                                                             
call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                              
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
And so, CSHB 28(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for                                                                        
engrossment.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                         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 - Gina Del Rosario                                                                                                     
By Representatives Story, Hannan; Senator Kiehl                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Jon Conwell                                                                                                          
By Representative Edgmon                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - Kristi Wood                                                                                                          
By Representatives Snyder, Tarr                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Honoring - New Squids on the Dock, Tsunami Bowl Champions                                                                       
By Senator Kiehl; Representatives Hannan, Story                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Susan Margaret Wagnon                                                                                             
By Representative McCarty                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Reverend Lawrence "Larry" Rorem                                                                                   
By Representatives Story, Hannan; Senator Kiehl                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Bertha Bucher                                                                                                     
By Senators Kawasaki, Myers; Representative Prax                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
In Memoriam - Carolyne Vance Wallace                                                                                            
By Senator Bishop                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                      CONCUR IN SENATE AMENDMENTS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 115                                                                                                                        
Representative Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House consider the Senate message (page 1015) on the following:                                                                 

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 115 am                                                                                                       
    "An Act relating to aquatic farming and hatchery site leases; and                                                           
    requiring the director of the division of lands to provide the                                                              
    legislature with an annual report relating to aquatic farming and                                                           
    hatchery site leases."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 115(RES)                                                                                       
    (same title)                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tuck moved that the House concur in the Senate                                                                   
amendment and recommended that the members vote yes.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House concur in the Senate                                                                      
amendment?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SCS HB 115(RES)                                                                                                                 
Concur                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Claman, Cronk, Drummond, Eastman, Edgmon, Fields, Foster,                                                                
Gillham, Hannan, Hopkins, Johnson, Josephson, Kaufman,                                                                          
Kreiss-Tomkins, Kurka, LeBon, McCabe, McCarty, McKay, Merrick,                                                                  
Ortiz, Patkotak, Prax, Rauscher, Schrage, Shaw, Snyder, Spohnholz,                                                              
Story, Stutes, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Vance, Wool, Zulkosky                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Carpenter, Nelson, Rasmussen                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
And so, the House concurred in the Senate amendment, thus adopting                                                              
SCS HB 115(RES).                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 166                                                                                                                        
Representatives Johnson, Thompson, Carpenter, and Gillham added as                                                              
cosponsors to:                                                                                                                  

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HOUSE BILL NO. 166                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the issuance of vehicle registration plates."                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 187                                                                                                                        
Representative Kreiss-Tomkins added as a cosponsor to:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 187                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the elimination or modification of state agency                                                         
    publications that are outdated, duplicative, or excessive or that                                                           
    could be improved or consolidated with other publications or                                                                
    exclusively delivered electronically; and providing for an effective                                                        
    date."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 198                                                                                                                        
Representative Schrage added as a cosponsor to:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE BILL NO. 198                                                                                                          
    "An Act establishing September 10 as Alaska Community Health                                                                
    Aide Appreciation Day."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 32                                                                                                                         
Representative Vance added as a cross sponsor to:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    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."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 28                                                                                                                         
Representative Tuck added as a cross sponsor to:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 28(STA)                                                                                 
    "An Act establishing April 24 of each year as Vic Fischer and                                                               
    Jack Coghill Constitution of the State of Alaska Day; and                                                                   
    providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                                                    
HB 28                                                                                                                         
CSHB 28(FIN) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                                              
and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                                                

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HB 148                                                                                                                        
HB 148 am 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 Tuck moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                                  
House adjourn until 10:30 a.m., May 17.  There being no objection,                                                              
the House adjourned at 4:40 p.m.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                            Crystaline Jones                                                                    
                                            Chief Clerk