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LR034

Resolve: LR034

Year: 86

Source Bill: HCR55

Source Root: HCR055

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 34

Relating to the eighteenth annual Girls' State.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the eighteenth annual Girls' State will be held under the sponsorship of the American Legion Auxiliary and cooperating organizations; and

WHEREAS this outstanding annual program of the American Legion Auxiliary ranks high among the efforts of several Alaskan organizations to bring to the youth delegates an awareness of their future roles in state and local government; and

WHEREAS this week-long youth citizen exercise of Girls' State is made possible by an admirable combination of volunteer service and the free enterprise of generous people and organizations without placing a financial burden on government or on the taxpayer; and

WHEREAS it is consistent with these standards for the legislature to encourage state and local legislators and other public officials and agencies to volunteer their services and provide copies of state publications and materials that form an important part of the program;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature salutes the sponsors of and participants in the eighteenth annual Girls' State program; commends those government officials and agencies and private individuals and organizations who support and participate in this exercise in youth citizenship; and pledges to continue to provide legislative materials, advice and encouragement to the Girls' State program as it does to similar worthy civic efforts.

LR035

Resolve: LR035

Year: 86

Source Bill: HCR56

Source Root: HCR056

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 35

Relating to the twentieth annual Boys' State.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the twentieth annual Boys' State will be held under the sponsorship of the American Legion and cooperating organizations; and

WHEREAS this fine annual program is dedicated to increasing the delegates awareness of their future roles in state and local government as well as promoting interest and knowledge about the operation of our system of government; and

WHEREAS it is only through an admirable combination of volunteer effort and the enterprising talents of generous individuals who do not receive government or taxpayer monetary support that this week-long youth citizenship exercise known as Boys' State takes place; and

WHEREAS the legislature would like to encourage state and local legislators and other public officials and agencies to volunteer their services and to provide copies of state publications and materials related to the program;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature applauds the sponsors of and participants in the twentieth annual Boys' State program; commends to the attention of government officials and agencies and private individuals and organizations the opportunity to support and participate in this exercise in youth citizenship; and promises to continue to provide legislative materials, advice and encouragement to the Boys' State program as it does to similar worthy civic efforts.

LR036

Resolve: LR036

Year: 86

Source Bill: CSHCR8(O&G)

Source Root: HCR008

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 36

Relating to a natural gas pipeline.

rwn BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the strength and well being of the state's economy will depend on long-term energy sources; and

WHEREAS declining revenue is requiring that the state execute its long-term energy planning with a minimum amount of speculation and preconstruction expenditures; and

WHEREAS in-state uses of the state's resources will directly benefit citizens with increased employment and lower energy costs; and

WHEREAS in-state use of resources will decrease dependence on products and pricing of domestic and foreign suppliers, thus helping to end vulnerability to world resource market depressions; and

WHEREAS one of the state's most abundant, usable, long-term, environmentally efficient energy sources is natural gas; and

WHEREAS the residents of the Interior and Railbelt need an energy source for home heating and electrical generation; and

WHEREAS a major generating source is needed at each end of the Fairbanks - Anchorage intertie; and

WHEREAS a natural gas pipeline will eventually pass near Fairbanks if North Slope gas is transported either to tidewater or through Canada to the continental United States; and

WHEREAS both in-state uses and foreign and domestic marketing will depend on the construction of such a line;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature encourages the Governor to consider, as an alternative to other energy proposals, the long-term benefits to residents of the state from a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Fairbanks, with spurs to other Interior communities; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the legislature will cooperate with the administration to remove any barriers that may have delayed progress in building a natural gas pipeline.

LR037

Resolve: LR037

Year: 86

Source Bill: HJR53AM

Source Root: HJR053

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 37

Relating to the United States and Soviet Union boundary dispute and the resources in the area under dispute.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the Navarin Basin oil and gas lease sale in April 1984, resulted in total accepted bids of $631,200,000, of which $108,174,000 was for an area claimed by the Soviet Union; and

WHEREAS the winning bidders for the 17 tracts in the area claimed by the Soviet Union not only are precluded from exploring for oil and gas in these valuable seabed areas, but their bid deposit money is being held in a suspense account by the U.S. Department of the Interior and is yielding only the U.S. Treasury rate of return; and

WHEREAS there are hundreds of American jobs at stake at the drilling sites and at industry support sites; and

WHEREAS the question of territorial jurisdiction also has implications for bottom fishery operations for American fishermen; and

WHEREAS the normal depiction of lines on the globe are by the arc of a great circle, especially when they involve great distances in the open ocean, such as the 1867 Convention Line marking the boundary between the United States and Russia; and

WHEREAS the U.S. Department of State's International Boundary Study #14 ("U.S. - Russia Convention Line of 1867"), which was published in 1965, depicted the 1867 Convention Line by arcs of a great circle; and

WHEREAS discussions have been conducted between the U.S. Department of State and the Soviet Government over this issue since 1981, with the latest round being held in Moscow on July 23 and 24, 1984, with the American delegation led by Davis R. Robinson, the Legal Adviser of the U.S.

Department of State; and

WHEREAS Article IV, Sec. 3 of the United States Constitution provides that "The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States"; and

WHEREAS the western-most limit to the oil and gas leasing program of the U.S. Department of the Interior for the Outer Continental Shelf in the Bering Sea has been set by the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. - Russia Convention Line of 1867; and

WHEREAS the leasing program involving the 1867 Convention Line in the Bering Sea includes the Navarin Basin and the Norton Basin; and

WHEREAS there are highly significant oil and gas deposits estimated by the U.S. Department of the Interior in these basins; and

WHEREAS these potential hydrocarbon energy deposits are a vital part of the future energy production for the United States and its goal of energy independence; and

WHEREAS the leasing schedule for sales of oil and gas includes the Navarin Basin in April 1984 and March 1986, the St. George Basin in May 1985 and April 1987, and the Norton Basin in December 1985; and

WHEREAS the area is estimated to contain approximately 100,000 tons of sustainable yield of pollock that is presently being fished exclusively by foreign fishing fleets; and

WHEREAS during the announcement of the Navarin Basin's April 1984 sale, the U.S. Department of the Interior revealed that the Soviet Union was demanding part of the Outer Continental Shelf in the Navarin Basin and that the U.S. Department of State was requiring that the proposed oil and gas lease sales in the area claimed by the Soviet Government be held in abeyance, that is, the bids received and retained but the leases not awarded until the matter is resolved; and

WHEREAS the Federal Register announcement described the dispute as follows:

"The differing claims relate to differing depictions of the line established by the 1867 Convention Ceding Alaska between the United States and Russia. The United States depicts the 1867 Convention Line as the maritime boundary by arcs of a great circle while the Soviet Union depicts the 1867 Convention Line as rhumb lines."; and

WHEREAS the area of the Outer Continental Shelf demanded by the Soviet Union between the arc-of-a-great-circle and the rhumb-line depictions in the Bering Sea amounts to approximately 18,000 square miles;

and

WHEREAS an agreement to concede this area to the Soviet Union would contribute to the petroleum production and bottom fishery potential of the Soviet Union;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature finds that it is in the best interests of the United States and of the State of Alaska that the U.S. Department of State not yield to the demands of the Soviet Union to set the western-most Outer Continental Shelf limit of the United States in the Bering Sea by a rhumb-line depiction rather than the arc-of-a-great- circle depiction of the U.S. - Russia Convention Line of 1867; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be understood as the sentiments of the State of Alaska concerning the interests of the United States in adhering to the arc-of-a-great-circle depiction in the diplomatic discussions regarding the question; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED the United States Department of State is urged to adopt a firm stance and aggressively pursue a resolution of the Bering Sea Boundary dispute favorable to the interests of the government and the people of the United States.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, to the Honorable George Bush, Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; to the Honorable George Shultz, Secretary of State; to the Honorable Donald Hodel, Secretary of the Interior; and Mr. William Bettenberg, director, Minerals Management Service;

to the Honorable John S. Herrington, Secretary of Energy; to the Honorable Malcom Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce; to the Honorable Walter B. Jones, Chairman, House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries; to the Honorable John C.

Danforth, Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.

LR038

Resolve: LR038

Year: 86

Source Bill: SCR24

Source Root: SCR024

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 38

Relating to appointment of representatives to the Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS fishing on the Pacific Coast plays a vital role in economic development; and

WHEREAS there is an obvious need for developing means for protecting and fostering Pacific fishing so as to maximize yield while protecting the resource for future generations; and

WHEREAS the subjects that require interstate cooperation are many and know no state boundaries;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, joining with the presiding officers of the other jurisdictions shall appoint, respectively, two senators and two representatives to represent Alaska on the Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, which shall operate as a clearinghouse for opinion from all the various interests involved in Pacific fishing, and which shall include among its duties the duty to report to the legislatures of the participating jurisdictions and to the state delegations in the United States Congress concerning means of protecting and fostering Pacific fishing in the participating jurisdictions.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the presiding officers of the legislatures of Washington, California, and Oregon.

LR039

Resolve: LR039

Year: 86

Source Bill: CSHJR67(SA)

Source Root: HJR067

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 39

Requesting the United States Congress to establish advanced all-weather satellite coverage of North Pacific waters.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS remote sensing of the ocean is playing an increasingly important role in fishery research, fish harvesting, and marine safety along the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada; and

WHEREAS satellite sensors give a unique view of the ocean surface and provide extensive and detailed images of sea surface temperature, color, mixed layer depth, currents, and wave action; and

WHEREAS the oceanic measurements taken by the satellite are used in determining variations in ocean conditions that play key roles in causing fluctuations in stocks of fishes and their vulnerability to harvesting; and WHEREAS this timely information on the changing ocean, rather than on average ocean conditions, is necessary to understand and eventually predict the effects of the marine environment on fish populations; and

WHEREAS up-to-date weather information can provide the fishing fleet accurate weather data that will increase the safety and efficiency of fish harvesting; and

WHEREAS the use of satellite sensors combined with conventional data collection techniques provides a powerful tool toward ensuring the wise use of living marine resources; and

WHEREAS this information can provide valuable clues as to where foreign fishing fleets may be targeting certain North American fish stocks on the high seas; and

WHEREAS these clues can lead the United States Coast Guard and other enforcement agencies to the precise locations where harmful interception of North American fish are taking place; and

WHEREAS several manufacturers have developed oceanographic color displays designed to receive signals from a satellite and to display, in color, an absolute surface temperature distribution for a large water area; and

WHEREAS in order to provide this information to fishermen, enforcement agencies, and research facilities, receiving stations need to be established in Alaska to monitor the North Pacific region; and

WHEREAS an all-weather satellite is needed to provide this detailed information because it is not dependent on cloud cover conditions; and

WHEREAS the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has abandoned the Gilmore Creek Satellite Receiving Station and this station can be used by the National Weather Service to receive satellite data in Alaska;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature finds establishment of all-weather satellite and receiving stations would benefit the fishermen, marine researchers, enforcement agents, and merchant mariners of the United States and Alaska; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the United States Congress to establish an all-weather monitoring satellite for the waters of the North Pacific Ocean; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the legislature respectfully requests that Congress transfer NASA's Gilmore Creek Satellite Receiving Station to the National Weather Service and provide funding for its use; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the legislature also requests that funds be allocated for the purchase of oceanographic color displays for the receiving stations and for the distribution of this data to fishermen, researchers, enforcement agencies, and merchant mariners.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States;

the Honorable George Bush, Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives; Richard E. Hallgren, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services (National Weather Service), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.

LR040

Resolve: LR040

Year: 86

Source Bill: SCR26

Source Root: SCR026

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 40

Suspending Uniform Rule 41(b) of the Alaska State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 155.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

That under Rule 54 of the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature the provisions of Rule 41(b) of the Uniform Rules are suspended in the consideration of House Bill No. 155.

LR041

Resolve: LR041

Year: 86

Source Bill: CSSCR32(SA)

Source Root: SCR032

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 41

Relating to the bicentenary of the United States Constitution.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the Constitution of the United States is the oldest written frame of government that has been in continuous use by a free people on earth; and

WHEREAS government under the Constitution in America has provided an example of self-government that has inspired a yearning for freedom all over the world; and

WHEREAS the bicentenary of the Constitution in 1987 is also the 211th year of the independence of the United States; and

WHEREAS the State of Alaska proudly takes its place among the Union of States under the Constitution; and

WHEREAS in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the American Constitution, we should take the opportunity to celebrate our freedom and to reflect on the frame of government that makes it possible; and

WHEREAS the Constitution is often cited, less often read, and too often taken for granted by citizens who owe their place in a free government to its wise dispositions;

and

WHEREAS this anniversary offers us a splendid opportunity to examine and strengthen the foundations of our democratic republic by encouraging public discussion and observance of the Constitution in our cities and villages, in our schools and universities;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Governor to appoint a commission to commemorate the bicentenary of the Constitution of the United States of America; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the year 1987 shall be proclaimed the Year of the Constitution of the United States of America, to be commemorated by appropriate public observances for citizens throughout the state.

LR042

Resolve: LR042

Year: 86

Source Bill: SJR47

Source Root: SJR047

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 42

Requesting additional action by the United States to reduce high seas interception of Alaska-bound salmon.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS salmon is one of Alaska's most important natural resources; and

WHEREAS Alaskans are heavily dependent upon the harvest of salmon as a source of employment, tax revenue, food, and recreation; and

WHEREAS high seas interceptions by the Japanese mothership and landbased gillnet fleets deprive Alaskans of an estimated $25,000,000 worth of salmon per year; and

WHEREAS a recently completed agreement calls for only a very gradual phase out of the Japanese mothership fishery in international waters of the Bering Sea; and

WHEREAS the agreement allows the mothership fleet to fish for 140 fleet days within the U.S. 200-mile exclusive economic zone in the Bering Sea during which the Alaska Department of Fish and Game believes significant numbers of Alaska salmon will be intercepted; and

WHEREAS the agreement would move the land-based fleet only one degree to the west of the present abstention line, a movement state fisheries scientists believe would not significantly reduce interceptions of Alaska salmon; and

WHEREAS only one U.S. observer would be placed on Japanese enforcement vessels patrolling the abstention line for the land-based fleet, and no U.S. observers will be allowed on the Japanese fishing vessels; and

WHEREAS the issue of cleanup and responsibility for miles of abandoned pelagic drift nets from the Japanese fishing vessels was not addressed by the agreement; and

WHEREAS the social and economic impacts upon Alaskans of the Japanese high seas interceptions are distressing, particularly in Western Alaska where average annual incomes are well below federal poverty guidelines; and WHEREAS the Japanese continue to enjoy the privilege of fishing within our 200-mile exclusive economic zone and purchasing raw fisheries resources directly from American fishermen;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature expresses its extreme disappointment in the terms of the agreement as accomplishing too little too slowly; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska Congressional delegation urge the State Department to aggressively pursue continued efforts to obtain from Japan further reductions in the interception rates of Alaska salmon by the high seas fleets; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the U.S. Coast Guard to station one cutter to patrol the abstention line for the Japanese land-based fleet during the entire fishing season; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Congress to provide funding for the three-to-five year research and monitoring program, including on-board observers, in support of the renegotiations called for in 1990 under the terms of the agreement.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States;

the Honorable George Schultz, Secretary of State; the Honorable Robert Dole, U.S. Senate Majority Leader; the Honorable Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Speaker of the U.S.

House of Representatives; to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S.

Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress; to Admiral James S. Gracey, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; to Mr. William Gordon, assistant administrator for fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service; to Mr. Jim Campbell, chairman, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; and to Mr. Clem Tillion, chairman, International North Pacific Fisheries Council.

LR050

Resolve: LR050

Year: 86

Source Bill: SJR35

Source Root: SJR035

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 50

Urging repeal of a United Nations resolution equating Zionism with racism.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS, at the urging of the Soviet Union and other anti-Semitic countries, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on November 10, 1975, that asserted that Zionism is a form of racism; and

WHEREAS Zionism is more accurately described as the liberation movement of Jewish people revolting against anti-Semitic oppression while seeking restoration of peaceful Jewish independence in their ancient homeland; and

WHEREAS the United Nations resolution directly contravenes the most basic principles of the United Nations Charter by singling out for slanderous attack the liberation movement of the Jewish people; and

WHEREAS that resolution undermines universal human rights values by fueling the flames of anti-Semitism; and

WHEREAS the United States Congress sharply condemned this United Nations action in 1975 and the United States Senate formally denounced the action again in 1985 by adoption of S. J. Resolution 98 which called upon other countries to join in the denunciation;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that it

(1) soundly condemns any assertion that Zionism is comparable to racism;

(2) unequivocally charges that an assertion equating Zionism with racism is tantamount to bigotry itself; and

(3) strongly urges repeal of United Nations Resolution 3379 which inaccurately linked Zionism with racism; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the United States is respectfully requested to direct the United States Ambassador and the United States delegation to the United Nations to work determinedly for adoption by the United Nations of a resolution that would have the dual purpose of repealing Resolution 3379 and acknowledging the integrity and legitimacy of Zionism; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress should continue to call upon other countries to condemn United Nations Resolution 3379.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States;

the Honorable Vernon A. Walters, United States Ambassador to the United Nations; the Honorable George Bush, Vice-President of the United States and President of the United States Senate; the Honorable Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.

LR051

Resolve: LR051

Year: 86

Source Bill: SCR42

Source Root: SCR042

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 51

Relating to a legislative committee to study the state's tax policy.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the State of Alaska has a tax structure that has not been comprehensively reviewed for fairness and equity; and

WHEREAS it is in the state's best interest to have a long-term tax policy that is broad, stable, and accountable; and

WHEREAS the State of Alaska lacks the necessary information to develop a comprehensive approach to existing state taxes, tax credits, licenses and user fees; and

WHEREAS an examination of the relationship between minimizing taxes and fostering economic growth is critical to the understanding of the state's tax structure;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that under Uniform Rule 21 a joint special committee on tax policy is established consisting of three members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, three ex-officio members from the private sector appointed by the governor and one ex-officio representative each from the Office of Management of Budget and the Department of Revenue to conduct research, hold public hearings and take testimony and collect data on the state's tax policy; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that before the committee dissolves on the 11th day of the Second Session of the Fifteenth Legislature, it submit a written report to the legislature that addresses the merits of and makes recommendations concerning a long-term, broad-based and stable tax policy to minimize taxes and foster economic growth.

LR052

Resolve: LR052

Year: 86

Source Bill: HCR62

Source Root: HCR062

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 52

Suspending Uniform Rules 41(b), 24(c), and 35 of the Alaska State Legislature concerning Senate Bill No. 402.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

That under Rule 54 of the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature the provisions of Rule 41(b), Rule 24(c), and Rule 35 of the Uniform Rules, regarding changes to the title of a bill, are suspended in consideration of Senate Bill No. 402, relating to ice classics.

LR053

Resolve: LR053

Year: 86

Source Bill: HCSCSSCR36(FIN)

Source Root: SCR036

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 53

Establishing a joint special committee on mental health trust land.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the United States Congress granted 1,000,000 acres of land to the Territory of Alaska to be administered as a public trust for the necessary expenses and support of mental health in the territory; and

WHEREAS in October 1985, the Alaska Supreme Court determined that the 1978 decision of the Alaska Legislature to redesignate mental health trust land as general grant land had breached the trust established by the Congress;

and

WHEREAS the funding level for the mental health programs in the state is one of the lowest in the nation on a per capita basis; and

WHEREAS the legislature, the administration, and mental health advocates agree that the state must comply with the intent of the Congress that mental health programs in the state receive sufficient funding; and

WHEREAS it is not in the public interest that continued litigation over the mental health land trust divert attention from the underlying goal of increased funding for mental health programs and care in the state;

and

WHEREAS present state statutes do not explicitly provide for the management of mental health trust land for maximum revenue production; and

WHEREAS the return of mental health trust land to trust status precludes management of mental health trust land for its highest and best use;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that a Joint Special Committee on Mental Health Trust Land is established under Uniform Rule 21; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Joint Special Committee on Mental Health Trust Land is composed of three members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, and two public members interested in the mental health trust land issue; the public members shall be selected by the other members of the Joint Special Committee on Mental Health Trust Land; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that one member appointed from the House of Representatives be from the membership of the House Finance Committee and one member appointed from the Senate be from the membership of the Senate Finance Committee; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Joint Special Committee on Mental Health Trust Land develop, after public hearings, a proposal to resolve the mental health trust litigation and recommend a level of appropriations adequate to provide sufficient funding for mental health programs in the future;

and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee is authorized to meet during and between sessions of the legislature and is to report its recommendations and findings on the first day of the First Session of the Fifteenth State Legislature; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee terminates on the 10th day of the First Session of the Fifteenth State Legislature.

LR054

Resolve: LR054

Year: 86

Source Bill: SCSHCR18(RES)

Source Root: HCR018

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 54

Relating to the Bristol Bay salmon management policies of the Department of Fish and Game.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the salmon fisheries are critical to the economy of the Bristol Bay region; and

WHEREAS changes in fisheries management by the Department of Fish and Game can have significant economic impacts on the resident fishermen of the state; and

WHEREAS the department has significantly altered the management strategy for the Bristol Bay management area in an attempt to rebuild certain year classes of sockeye salmon; and

WHEREAS, while the most extreme changes have been made to the management of the Kvichak River, changes also have resulted on the Naknek, Igushik, Nushagak, Egegik, and Ugashik Rivers; and

WHEREAS these changes in escapement goals have resulted in numerous fishing closures that have had significant economic impacts on resident fishermen of the state; and

WHEREAS Bristol Bay residents are directly affected by the changes and often are unaware of the reasons for the management changes; and

WHEREAS the commissioner of fish and game has a responsibility to disseminate statistics, data, and information that tend to promote the management, protection, maintenance, and improvement of fishery resources of the state;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Governor to direct the Department of Fish and Game to hold public meetings in the Bristol Bay region in order to explain the intent of the department's change in sockeye salmon management strategy and its plans for implementation.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Bill Sheffield, Governor; to the Honorable Don Collinsworth, commissioner of fish and game; and to the Honorable Loren Lounsbury, commissioner of commerce and economic development.

LR055

Resolve: LR055

Year: 86

Source Bill: SCSHJR60(SA)

Source Root: HJR060

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 55

Relating to the International Year of Peace.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the United Nations has designated 1986 as the International Year of Peace; and

WHEREAS individuals, families, public and private organizations, local churches, world religions, and governments at every level are understandably horrified at the potential for mass destruction of society and of social institutions in the event of nuclear or widespread, prolonged conventional warfare; and

WHEREAS Alaskans, like all Americans, seek global peace in a world of democratic governments, open borders among nations, and universal education; and

WHEREAS global peace is not possible where there is racism, organized subversion by totalitarian dictatorships, persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, and military aggression;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature recognizes and endorses the International Year of Peace;

and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that in celebrating the International Year of Peace, recognition be given to the men and women who have given us peace through strength by their participation and dedication to the Armed Forces of the United States; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature calls upon every level of government in Alaska - municipal, state, and federal - to foster global peace in 1986 and in future years through exchanges of visits by citizens of every nation, through increased communication among nations, through public observances and school programs celebrating the International Year of Peace, and through any other means conducive to peace on earth.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; to the Honorable Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.

SR007

Resolve: SR007

Year: 86

Source Bill: SR8AM

Source Root: SR0008

SENATE RESOLVE NO. 07

Relating to the use of Alaska wood.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE:

WHEREAS the state has been importing annually the equivalent of at least 100,000,000 board feet of dimension lumber; and

WHEREAS Alaska's forests could provide much of the state's domestic needs for wood products; and

WHEREAS 8 to 10 jobs would be generated directly and indirectly for each 1,000,000 board feet of timber harvested and processed into lumber locally; and

WHEREAS the utilization of local wood for domestic purposes would stimulate the state's forest products industry and help to diversify the economy of the state;

and

WHEREAS, in recognition of the benefits derived from the uses of locally grown timber, previous legislatures have passed a Forest Products Preference Act, which provides in part:

Sec. 36.15.010. USE OF LOCAL FOREST PRODUCTS REQUIRED IN PROJECTS FINANCED BY PUBLIC MONEY. In a project financed by state money in which the use of timber, lumber, and manufactured lumber products is required, only timber, lumber, and manufactured lumber products originating in this state from local forests shall be used wherever practicable.

Sec. 36.15.020. INSERTION OF CLAUSE IN CALLS FOR BIDS AND IN CONTRACTS. A clause containing the substance of AS 36.15.010 shall be inserted in all calls for bids and in all contracts awarded.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate that local and state governmental agencies that routinely purchase wood or initiate the purchase of wood for domestic use should follow the existing provisions of law; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development is encouraged to undertake an educational program to make the public aware of the overall advantages of using Alaska wood wherever practicable in Alaska construction; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the owners of forest lands both public and private are encouraged to meet the domestic demand for forest products by supplying an adequate amount of timber for local processors and local manufacturers.

SR008

Resolve: SR008

Year: 86

Source Bill: SR10

Source Root: SR0010

SENATE RESOLVE NO. 8

Establishing a Select Committee on State Licensing Procedures.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE:

WHEREAS Alaska's statutes now contain numerous licensing requirements; and

WHEREAS the various statutes are not uniform with respect to licensing procedures and contain complicated and inconvenient requirements for obtaining licenses; and

WHEREAS due to reduced state revenue it is now critically important for state government to operate as efficiently as possible;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate that

(1) there be established by the Senate a Select Committee on State Licensing Procedures charged with the responsibility of reviewing state licensing procedures and requirements, and reporting its recommendations for streamlining licensing procedures to the Senate no later than January 19, 1987;

(2) the committee shall consist of three members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate;

(3) to the greatest possible extent, the committee shall use existing legislative staff and office space;

(4) expenses of the committee may be paid from any funds available to the leadership of the Senate;

(5) the committee may meet during the Second Session of the Fourteenth Legislature and between sessions;

(6) the committee terminates January 19, 1987.

SR010

Resolve: SR010

Year: 86

Source Bill: SR13AM

Source Root: SR0013

SENATE RESOLVE NO. 10

Honoring the Pages, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Alaska Senate.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE:

WHEREAS the Senate of the Fourteenth Alaska State Legislature is extremely proud to call to the attention of all Alaskans those individuals who have served as Pages, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms to the Alaska State Senate; and

WHEREAS these individuals, through their dedication and hard work, have assisted our state government to operate more smoothly; and

WHEREAS in their youthful faces and distinctive personalities we see tomorrow's leaders today, and we are assured of the bright promise Alaska's future holds; and

WHEREAS the Alaska Senate wishes to call attention to these Alaskans who have distinguished themselves by their service to their state government:

Shana Crondahl Cindy Dyson Kristin Erickson

Zarak Malacas

Patrick Lounsbury Tracy Van Leuven Kelly Growden And to Jack Gibbons, Sergeant-at-Arms and John Alcantra, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms; and

WHEREAS the Alaska Senate is proud of these young Alaskans and the responsibility they have exhibited in their tireless service to the State of Alaska;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska Senate encourages these young Alaskans to continue in their hard work and determination; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska Senate sincerely offers its thanks and appreciation to these young Alaskans for all they have so generously given us.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to Jack Gibbons, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Alaska Senate; John Alcantra, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Alaska Senate;

and to Shana Crondahl, Cindy Dyson, Kristin Erickson, Kelly Growden, Patrick Lounsbury, Zarak Malacas, and Tracy Van Leuven, Pages of the Alaska Senate.

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HR001

Resolve: HR001

Year: 87

Source Bill: HR 1

Source Root: HR 1

HOUSE RESOLVE NO. 1

Establishing a House Special Committee on Telecommunications.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES:

WHEREAS adequate telecommunications facilities and services are essential to the conduct of government, commerce, and private life in the state; and

WHEREAS the future development of the state will depend greatly on the innovative use of new telecommunications services and techniques;

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives that a House Special Committee on Telecommunications is established to study issues relating to telecommunications in the state; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the speaker of the house shall determine the number of representatives to be members of the committee, and shall appoint the members and designate a member to chair the committee; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the House Special Committee on Telecommunications may meet during and between sessions of the legislature, and is terminated on the convening of the First Session of the Sixteenth Legislature.

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