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HR010

Resolve: HR010

Year: 88

Source Bill: HR14

Source Root: HR0014

HOUSE RESOLVE NO. 10

Establishing a House Special Committee on Economic Recovery.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

WHEREAS Legislative Resolve 44 established a Joint Committee on Economic Recovery; and

WHEREAS the work of the House members of the joint committee, through public hearings and committee actions, has been beneficial to the state and is still continuing, though the committee will terminate on the final day of the Second Regular Session of the Fifteenth Alaska State Legislature; and

WHEREAS it is in the best interests of the state that the activities undertaken by the House members of the joint committee be continued until the beginning of the Sixteenth Alaska State Legislature;

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives that a House Special Committee on Economic Recovery is established, consisting of members of the House appointed by the Speaker of the House, to consider methods of improving the state's economy and make recommendations to the Sixteenth Alaska State Legislature on appropriate courses of action to be adopted; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the special committee is authorized to meet during the interim and is terminated on the first day of the First Regular Session of the Sixteenth Alaska State Legislature.

LR001

Resolve: LR001

Year: 87

Source Bill: HJR 8 AM S

Source Root: HJR 8

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 1

Relating to reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

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

WHEREAS the 99th Congress adjourned without reauthorizing the Surface Transportation Assistance Act; and

WHEREAS the failure to reauthorize the Surface Transportation Assistance Act results in suspension of funding for federal-aid highway construction, rehabilitation, and safety projects throughout the nation; and

WHEREAS over $150,000,000 in new highway planning, engineering, and construction projects are planned in Alaska for 1987 and these projects are necessary to improve the highway transportation system to foster future economic development and to prevent hardship to those employed in the transportation construction industry and related fields; and

WHEREAS the construction season in Alaska is limited to seven months a year and further delays in reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act prevent construction of needed projects during 1987; and

WHEREAS Alaska, because of its size and unique environment, is dependent upon federal-aid highway funds for the development of a viable transportation system; and

WHEREAS the present formulas for allocation of federal-aid highway funds take into consideration the vast area of Alaska that must be served by highway transportation and equitably distribute the available funds among the states; and

WHEREAS Alaska is experiencing a severe economic recession and high unemployment and further delays in the highway construction program for 1987 will aggravate the present economic situation;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Congress to expeditiously enact legislation reauthorizing the Surface Transportation Assistance Act and to maintain the present formulas for allocation of federal-aid highway funds among the states.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable George Bush, Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Jim Wright, Speaker of the U.S. 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.

LR002

Resolve: LR002

Year: 87

Source Bill: HCS SJR 13(SA)

Source Root: SJR 13

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 2

Relating to United States Coast Guard reorganization.

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

WHEREAS the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard has announced a plan to relocate 78 military and civilian positions from Alaska, all of which are currently located in Juneau; and

WHEREAS the plan will have an inordinate effect on Juneau, forcing an estimated 360 people to relocate at a time when Juneau and the state as a whole are suffering from a substantial population loss because of an economic downturn; and

WHEREAS the relocation plan is likely to result in less active enforcement of fishing laws in the intense fisheries of the state, which could have a negative effect on the state's economy and efforts to develop international trade; and

WHEREAS the U.S. Coast Guard conducts vital search and rescue missions for Alaska fishermen and, by its efforts, has saved many lives; and

WHEREAS the fatality rate from recreational boating accidents in Alaska is 20 times the national average, so it is imperative that the U.S. Coast Guard maintain its ability to provide timely response on rescue missions; and

WHEREAS the increasing vessel activity in the Gulf of Alaska, national security interests, and increasing foreign fishing off Alaska all indicate a need for a greater U.S. Coast Guard presence in Alaska; and

WHEREAS the state's geographic isolation from the rest of the nation, unique environment, and vast coastal area make it impossible for the U.S. Coast Guard to cover Alaska from bases outside the state;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature opposes the portion of the United States Coast Guard reorganization plan that calls for the relocation of Coast Guard personnel from Alaska; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature supports efforts by the Alaska delegation in the Congress to keep United States Coast Guard positions in Alaska and to centralize support services in Alaska, rather than in other locations in the United States.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Transportation; and Admiral Paul A. Yost, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; 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 Con-gress.

LR003

Resolve: LR003

Year: 87

Source Bill: HCR 7

Source Root: HCR 7

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 3

Honoring the 100th Birthday of Ernest Gruening.

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

WHEREAS Friday, February 6, 1987, is the 100th birthday of the late Ernest Gruening; and

WHEREAS Ernest Gruening was appointed as the territorial Governor of Alaska by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 6, 1939, and served in that office until April 10, 1953, during which time he led the effort to bring Alaska forward into the twentieth century; and

WHEREAS Ernest Gruening brought Alaska to the attention of the nation and greatly assisted in the achievement of statehood for Alaska in 1959; and

WHEREAS Ernest Gruening continued this tradition of distinguished service to Alaska in the United States Senate, from 1959 until 1969, where he was recognized internationally for his actions; and

WHEREAS Ernest Gruening continued to deeply care for and work towards the best interests of the state until his death in 1974;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature through this action recognizes and commemorates 1987 as the centennial of Ernest Gruening's birth, and urges all citizens of the state to join in honoring his memory.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to members of Ernest Gruening's immediate family.

LR004

Resolve: LR004

Year: 87

Source Bill: SCR 1

Source Root: SCR 1

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 4

Relating to Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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

WHEREAS there are an estimated 9,081 children and adults with develop-mental disabilities in the state; and

WHEREAS these persons have severe chronic disabilities attributed to mental or physical impairment that begin early in life and result in sub-stantial limitations in major life activities such as self-care, mobility, language, learning, and self--direction; and

WHEREAS persons with developmental disabilities need inter- disciplinary or generic service and treatment for extended periods of their lives; and

WHEREAS persons with developmental disabilities often have the capability to become more independent and economically self-- sufficient; and

WHEREAS the services and expertise provided by professional personnel, parents, and concerned citizens enable persons with developmental disabil-ities to participate more freely in education, employment, and community living; and

WHEREAS increasingly more persons with developmental disabilities are living in the community, enabling them to live less restricted lives; and

WHEREAS through increased awareness of these programs, the public will better understand the potential and needs of persons with developmental disabilities;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that March 1987 is designated as "Alaska Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month," and that state and local government officials are requested to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities.

LR005

Resolve: LR005

Year: 87

Source Bill: HCR 1 AM S

Source Root: HCR 1

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 5

Relating to the highway between Eklutna and Palmer.

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

WHEREAS the highway between Eklutna and the Glenn Highway and Parks Highway intersection is a main artery for commercial and residential traffic; and

WHEREAS during the peak days of operation of the Alaska State Fair at Palmer, traffic on the highway greatly exceeds the maximum capacity of the highway; and

WHEREAS the highway is presently only a two-lane highway; and

WHEREAS the latest annual statistics concerning the daily traffic volume reflect a substantial increase in traffic volume; and

WHEREAS the commercial and residential use of this highway is expected to increase even further;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Governor to direct the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to proceed as expeditiously as possible with the Glenn Highway widening, Eklutna North project; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Governor to direct the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to continue the emergency traffic control program, as implemented in 1986, during peak days of operation of the Alaska State Fair in order to reduce traffic congestion and hazardous driving conditions on the highway between Eklutna and the Glenn Highway and Parks Highway intersection.

LR006

Resolve: LR006

Year: 87

Source Bill: HJR 21

Source Root: HJR 21

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 6

Disapproving the Local Boundary Commission recommendation for annexation of territory to the City of Dillingham.

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

WHEREAS, under art. X, sec. 12, Constitution of the State of Alaska, the Local Boundary Commission has presented to the legislature its recommendation dated January 28, 1987, entitled "Recommendation for the Annexation of Territory to the City of Dillingham"; and

WHEREAS a recommendation of the Local Boundary Commission presented to the legislature becomes effective 45 days after presentation or at the end of the session, whichever is earlier, unless disapproved by a resolution concurred in by the majority of the members of each house;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the recommendation of the Local Boundary Commission dated January 28, 1987, and entitled "Recommendation for the Annexation of Territory to the City of Dillingham" is disapproved.

LR007

Resolve: LR007

Year: 87

Source Bill: HJR 6 AM

Source Root: HJR 6

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 7

Relating to reciprocal competition in marine transportation services between United States and Canadian companies operating in Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

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

WHEREAS Canadian maritime transportation companies are providing cargo services from Canadian ports to communities in Alaska under a provision of 46 U.S.C. 883 (Jones Act); and

WHEREAS United States maritime transportation companies are prohibited from serving communities in the Yukon Territory under an order issued by the Canadian government; and

WHEREAS the United States and Canada have historically cooperated to ensure that the communities of Alaska and the Yukon Territory are well served by competitive, efficient, and cost-effective marine and surface transportation of goods; and

WHEREAS only practical cooperation between the United States and Canada can assure competitive, cost-effective, and efficient marine transportation services to the communities of Alaska and the Yukon Territory; and

WHEREAS reciprocal and equal treatment under the laws of each country is necessary to ensure that companies of neither country have an unfair competitive advantage; and

WHEREAS the current situation in which Canadian marine transportation companies are permitted to move cargo between Alaska ports while United States companies are prohibited from providing similar service through Alaska ports to communities in the Yukon Territory is unfair;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Commerce to pursue equitable and reciprocal treatment from the Canadian government for United States marine transportation companies seeking to provide services to the Yukon Territory and to take action limiting the authority of Canadian marine transportation companies to operate in Alaska until the Canadian government grants rights to United States companies to operate in the Yukon Territory; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Congress to amend 46 U.S.C. 883 (Jones Act) to require that the authority for Canadian marine transportation companies to operate between ports of Alaska is contingent upon a reciprocal grant of authority by the Canadian government for United States marine transportation companies to provide service to communities of the Yukon Territory; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that nothing in this resolution should be construed to mean that the Alaska State Legislature supports amending 46 U.S.C. 883 (Jones Act) in a way that would diminish the effects of the third proviso of that Act; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Alaska delegation in Congress to initiate legislation and to seek administrative action to ensure that United States marine transportation companies are accorded the same treatment in Alaska and Yukon Territory markets as are Canadian marine transportation companies.

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 George P. Shultz, Secretary of State; the Honorable Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Transportation; the Honorable Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce; the Honorable John C. Stennis, President pro tempore of the United States Senate; the Honorable Jim Wright, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Honorable John C. Danforth, Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Honorable Lloyd Bentsen, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance; the Honorable Bob Packwood, Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Finance; the Honorable Claiborne Pell, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; the Honorable Jesse Helms, Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; the Honorable John D. Dingell, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; the Honorable Norman F. Lent, Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; the Honorable Dante B. Fascell, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; the Honorable William S. Broomfield, Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; the Honorable Walter B. Jones, Chairman of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries; the Honorable Robert W. Davis, Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries; the Honorable Dan Rostenkowski, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means; the Honorable John J. Duncan, Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means; 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.

LR008

Resolve: LR008

Year: 87

Source Bill: CSHJR 17(L&C)

Source Root: HJR 17

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 8

Relating to the use and recording of trade names to designate seafood products of Alaska origin.

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

WHEREAS the State of Alaska has expended significant financial re-sources through the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and otherwise to successfully promote Alaska seafood products in the United States and in international markets; and

WHEREAS Alaska seafood resources and the developing Alaska seafood industry are vital to Alaska's economy; and

WHEREAS advertising and promotion of Alaska seafood products by the State of Alaska have contributed to a significant increase in the consumption of seafood products of Alaska origin; and

WHEREAS the advertising and promotion have been designed specifically to promote all seafood of Alaska generically, thereby placing significant value on the origin of the seafood products; and

WHEREAS the advertising and promotion have led domestic and foreign consumers to associate seafood of Alaska origin with cold, clean conditions, free of potentially harmful pollutants and additives; and

WHEREAS some business entities in the United States may try to capitalize on the commercial value of the name "Alaskan" with respect to seafood; and

WHEREAS consumers are entitled to rely on their expectation that products labeled in a manner that suggests they originated in or were produced in Alaska are, in fact, of Alaska origin; and

WHEREAS one purpose of establishing a trade name is to truthfully inform consumers about the nature and origin of a product; and

WHEREAS granting the right to use a trade name that falsely implies a certain seafood product is of Alaska origin is unfair and deceptive to consumers and undermines the purpose for which trade names were created; and

WHEREAS problems that could arise from seafood products sold under a deceptive label would reflect badly on seafood products of Alaska origin, thereby causing great financial harm to Alaska's seafood marketing programs; and

WHEREAS numerous Alaska communities have adopted resolutions opposing the use of trade names that falsely imply that seafood products are of Alaska origin; and

WHEREAS the Entry, Licensing, and Restricted Merchandise Branch, U.S. Customs Service, has denied the application to record the trade name of the Alaskan Seafood Company, an Arizona corporation trading in seafood manufactured in Mexico;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature commends the Entry, Licensing, and Restricted Merchandise Branch, U.S. Customs Service, for its recent denial of the Alaskan Seafood Company application, and respectfully requests that the branch reject any application to record a trade name that falsely suggests that seafood products are of Alaska origin.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent 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 William Von Raab, Commissioner of Customs; to Donald W. Lewis, Director, Entry Procedures and Penalties Division, U.S. Customs Service; to Steve I. Pinter, Chief, Entry, Licensing, and Restricted Merchandise Branch, U.S. Customs Service; to Tony Smith, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development; and to Merry Tuten, Executive Director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

LR009

Resolve: LR009

Year: 87

Source Bill: SCS SSHJR 5(RES)

Source Root: HJR 5

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 9

Relating to the reflagging of foreign fish processing vessels.

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

WHEREAS the United States is making progress toward the goal of full use of the groundfish resources off the coast of Alaska; and

WHEREAS the groundfish processing capacity of United States processing plants has been unable to keep pace with the ground- fish harvesting capacity of United States fishermen, which is supported largely by foreign proces-sors; and

WHEREAS federal law allows foreign processors to "reflag", i.e., document foreign-built vessels as United States vessels; and

WHEREAS the vessel ownership requirements of federal documentation laws are written so broadly to allow foreign processors to retain effective control of a reflagged processing vessel by setting up a token United States corporation; and

WHEREAS several operations involving reflagging are being considered; and

WHEREAS continuing to allow the reflagging of foreign processing vessels would harm United States processors by hindering their efforts to reach the goal of full use of the groundfish resources; and

WHEREAS reflagged foreign processing vessels could destroy Alaskan shore-based processing, which is the economic basis of many Alaskan coastal communities, by invading the salmon, crab, halibut, shrimp, and other fisheries traditionally relied upon by Alaska processors; and

WHEREAS the reflagging of foreign processing vessels could prevent United States processing plants from gaining entry into the foreign market; and

WHEREAS the reflagging of foreign processing vessels would impede the formation of capital in the United States for investment in processing vessels built in the United States; and

WHEREAS the reflagging of foreign processing vessels would be a deterrent to the employment of the United States labor force; and

WHEREAS the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has unanimously endorsed the call for a solution to the significant problem of reflagging foreign processing vessels;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the Congress of the United States is urgently requested to pass legislation that would prevent the foreign take-over of United States fisheries through use of the reflagging mechanism; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that any legislation passed by the Congress contain a provision that all seamen and fish processing workers on a United States documented fish processing vessel be United States citizens.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable George Bush, Vice-President of the United States and President of the United States Senate; the Honorable John Stennis, President pro tempore of the United States Senate; the Honorable Robert Byrd, Senate Majority Leader; the Honorable Jim Wright, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; the Honorable Ernest Hollings, Chairman, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Honorable Walter B. Jones, Chairman, House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Repre-sentative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress; and to Mr. James Campbell, Chairman of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

LR010

Resolve: LR010

Year: 87

Source Bill: CSSCR16(RLS)

Source Root: SCR016

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 10

Relating to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Week.

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

WHEREAS fetal alcohol syndrome is one of the three major causes in the United States of birth defects accompanied by mental retardation, and the only preventable one; and

WHEREAS fetal alcohol syndrome can result in serious health problems, such as heart defects, growth deficiencies associated with mental retardation, and developmental disabilities that retard a child's ability to walk and speak; and

WHEREAS fetal alcohol syndrome has only recently been discovered to be a major health problem and many questions regarding the illness remain unanswered; and

WHEREAS, without exception, mothers of infants born with fetal alcohol syndrome consumed alcohol during pregnancy; and

WHEREAS pregnant women who consume alcohol also risk having babies with a series of other health problems, called fetal alcohol-related birth effects, which include increased irritability and hyperactivity; and

WHEREAS fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol-related birth effects can be prevented if pregnant women and women who plan to become pregnant abstain from alcohol consumption; and

WHEREAS the Surgeon General has issued an advisory that pregnant women and women who plan to become pregnant should not consume alcohol;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Governor to proclaim May 10 - 16, 1987, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Week, and to request that schools, health care organizations and practitioners, and other public and private agencies observe the week with appropriate activities.

LR011

Resolve: LR011

Year: 87

Source Bill: SCR19AMH

Source Root: SCR019

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 11

Relating to the promotion of the Iditarod Race.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the Iditarod Race is the longest sled dog race in the world; and

WHEREAS the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was conceived of and organized by Joe Redington, Sr., of Knik; and

WHEREAS the first race began in Anchorage on March 3, 1973, and ended at Nome on April 3, 1973; and

WHEREAS the race has been run every year since 1973 and in 1976 was declared Alaska's official sled dog race; and

WHEREAS in 1976, Congress declared the Iditarod as a National Historic Trail; and

WHEREAS the Iditarod follows the old dog team mail route blazed in 1910 from Knik to Nome, crossing two mountain ranges, following the Yukon River for about 150 miles, going through several bush villages, and crossing the pack ice of Norton Sound; and

WHEREAS the Iditarod Race has become a major international racing challenge; and

WHEREAS the Iditarod has significance beyond the race itself because it commemorates a historic event: the successful effort of Leonhard Seppala to deliver 300,000 units of life-saving diphtheria serum to epidemic-threatened Nome; and

WHEREAS the commemoration of the historic event promotes tourism by portraying a positive image of Alaska throughout the world;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the Governor is respectfully requested to encourage the division of tourism in the Department of Commerce and Economic Development to feature the Iditarod Race in its promotion of the State; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is also requested to encourage the division of tourism to allocate more resources to the promotion of the Iditarod Race.

LR012

Resolve: LR012

Year: 87

Source Bill: CSSJR18(TRSP)

Source Root: SJR018

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 12

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway and requesting the issuance of commemorative postal stamps by the United States Postal Service and the Canada Post Corporation.

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

WHEREAS 1992 will be the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway from northern British Columbia, through the Yukon Territory, and into Alaska; and

WHEREAS the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, helped to ensure that Alaska and the Northwest would remain free from foreign occupation in World War II; and

WHEREAS the Alaska Highway was considered an engineering miracle when its 1500 miles were built in nine months of 1942 through rough terrain and during extremely unfavorable weather conditions; and

WHEREAS the construction of the Alaska Highway was undertaken by the following units of the United States Army Corps of Engineers:

(1) 18th and 35th Combat Engineer Regiments;

(2) 340th and 341st General Services Regiments;

(3) 93rd, 95th, and 97th Army Engineer Regiments;

(4) 133rd, 134th, 140th, and 141st Quartermaster Truck Companies;

(5) 428th Engineer Heavy Dump Truck Company;

(6) 73rd and 74th Light Pontoon Companies;

(7) 29th and 648th Engineer Topographic Battalions; and

WHEREAS, since the end of World War II, the Alaska Highway has carried the lifeblood of the economies of Alaska, the Yukon Territory, and northern British Columbia along its route; and

WHEREAS it is appropriate that the 50th anniversary of the construction of the highway be celebrated by the issuance of a commemorative stamp; and

WHEREAS the Government of Canada is also being requested to issue a commemorative stamp on this occasion;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the United States Postal Service is requested to issue a commemorative stamp on the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED the United States Postal Service is requested to coordinate with the Canada Post Corporation the simultaneous issuance of a Canadian stamp commemorating the completion of the Alaska Highway.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Preston R. Tisch, Postmaster General; to Mr. Belmont Faries, Chairman of the Stamp Advisory Committee of the U.S. Postal Service; to the Honorable Don Landers, President, Canada Post Corporation; 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.

LR013

Resolve: LR013

Year: 87

Source Bill: HJR30

Source Root: HJR030

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 13

Urging the League of Women Voters to consider Anchorage as a site of a Presidential debate sponsored by the League.

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

WHEREAS the League of Women Voters of the United States has a strong and consistent record of providing open and fair opportunities for the American voters to view prospective Presidential candidates; and

WHEREAS the League of Women Voters Education Fund has proposed a schedule of four Presidential debates for the 1988 Presidential election; and

WHEREAS western states in general, and Alaska in particular, have not benefited directly from previous Presidential debates; and

WHEREAS Anchorage has all of the facilities, volunteers, transportation networks, and access to electronic media necessary to host a successful Presidential debate; and

WHEREAS hosting one of the 1988 Presidential debates would be a great benefit to Alaska and Anchorage, both at home and abroad;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature supports the League of Women Voters Education Fund schedule of 1988 Presidential debates; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the League of Women Voters Education Fund to consider Anchorage, Alaska as the site for one of the scheduled debates.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to Nancy Neuman, President, League of Women Voters Education Fund; to Gay Leslie, President of the League of Women Voters of Alaska; and to Charlotte Fox, President of the League of Women Voters of Anchorage.

LR014

Resolve: LR014

Year: 87

Source Bill: SCSCSHJR15(RES)AMS

Source Root: HJR015

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 14

Relating to high seas drift nets.

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

WHEREAS Alaska's salmon resources have a tremendous value to all of the residents of the state; and

WHEREAS Alaska commercial fishermen depend upon healthy salmon populations to maintain their incomes and lifestyles; and

WHEREAS shore-based and floating processors rely on healthy salmon populations to keep their industry healthy, which, in turn, promotes a healthy Alaska economy; and

WHEREAS numerous rural communities in Alaska depend upon a reliable subsistence salmon harvest for their most basic nutritional needs and for the continuation of their traditional way of life; and

WHEREAS numerous salmon stocks, including, among others, Kuskokwim River salmon and Yukon River salmon, are showing a marked and dangerous trend of annual declines in the number of returning fish; and

WHEREAS high seas drift nets widely used by foreign fishing vessels in the fishery conservation zone indiscriminately harvest mixed stocks of salmon, containing a high proportion of salmon originating in North America; and

WHEREAS high seas drift nets wastefully kill nontarget fish species, seabirds, and marine mammals, including the Pribilof Island fur seal; and

WHEREAS these nets are made of nonbiodegradable and nondestructible plastics; and

WHEREAS 600 miles of high seas drift nets are estimated to be lost each year, and these nets present a hazard to navigation and continue to catch salmon, other fish, seabirds, and marine mammals; and

WHEREAS there is no reliable means of monitoring the destructive effect of these high seas drift nets on marine animals of the Bering Sea and North Pacific; and

WHEREAS intensive and persistent efforts by the Alaska fishing industry and by environmental groups have been largely unsuccessful in achieving international regulation and reduction of the use of high seas drift nets;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urgently requests the Congress to pass S. 62, a bill "To improve efforts to monitor, assess, and reduce the adverse impacts of drift nets."

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable George Bush, Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Jim Wright, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Clement V. Tillion, Chairman, United States Section, International North Pacific Fisheries Commission; 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.

LR015

Resolve: LR015

Year: 87

Source Bill: SCR6

Source Root: SCR006

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 15

Relating to designation by the Governor of Suntrana Mine as a Historic Site.

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

WHEREAS state law permits the Governor to designate state land as a historic site when designation would prevent the loss of a site of historical significance; and

WHEREAS the site of the former coal mine at Suntrana qualifies for designation as a historic site under state law; and

WHEREAS the Suntrana Mine contains unique machinery used in the extraction of coal on the site since 1918 that could be lost if the site is not protected; and

WHEREAS the site contains other historic properties and trails that merit protection and maintenance as a significant part of Alaska's history;

BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the Governor is respectfully requested to designate the state land that constitutes the site of the former Suntrana Mine as the Suntrana Mine Historic Site.

LR016

Resolve: LR016

Year: 87

Source Bill: HJR33

Source Root: HJR033

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 16

Relating to the shipping of Alaska oil.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS on January 16, 1987, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a United States Department of Transportation rule under which three very large crude oil carrier ships, the Arco Independence, the Arco Spirit, and the Brooklyn, were allowed to operate in the United States domestic shipping market; and

WHEREAS the court decision would require all three ships to stop domestic shipping of Alaska oil by July 16, 1987, unless the United States Department of Transportation adopts another rule to allow the ships to continue their domestic shipping; and

WHEREAS a fourth ship, the Bayridge, that is used in Alaska oil shipping may also be affected by the court decision; and

WHEREAS Alaska oil production has increased significantly in the last year, and these four ships currently move 200,000 barrels of Alaska oil to market every day; and

WHEREAS if the four ships are prohibited from engaging in domestic shipping, a large number of much smaller, less efficient, and more expensive ships will be required to take their place to transport Alaska oil to market, and this change would raise the cost of transportation for all Alaska oil shipped in these smaller ships by an estimated $.25 to $1.00 per barrel, and netback values on the oil would decline accordingly; and

WHEREAS if the Arco Independence, the Arco Spirit, and the Brooklyn are not allowed to engage in the domestic shipment of Alaska oil, the direct economic loss to the state will be between $18,000,000 and $150,000,000 annually; and

WHEREAS if the United States Department of Transportation fails to adopt a rule by July 16, 1987, allowing these four ships to operate in the domestic shipping market, the transportation of Alaska oil may be disrupted, the transportation costs will increase dramatically, and the state and the federal government will lose a significant amount of revenue; and

WHEREAS the substitution of a large number of smaller ships could disrupt the transportation of Alaska oil because the smaller ships are often older, less well-equipped, and less safe, and because the increased number of ships could cause congestion at docking facilities; and

WHEREAS the best-equipped and safest ships should be used for the transportation of oil in order to protect the environment and communities through which the ships pass;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully urges the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation to adopt before July 16, 1987, a rule that would enable the Arco Independence, the Arco Spirit, the Bayridge, and the Brooklyn to continue to operate in the United States domestic shipping market without interruption.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Elizabeth H. Dole, Secretary of the U.S. Department of 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.

LR017

Resolve: LR017

Year: 87

Source Bill: SCR15

Source Root: SCR015

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 17

Relating to the use of Alaska wood products.

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

WHEREAS in the current economic climate it is especially important that public expenditures for forest products encourage utilization of Alaska produced wood; and

WHEREAS to that end it is important that the state set a good example for others buying forest products, both in the public and private sectors of Alaska; and

WHEREAS at present 85 percent of the forest products used in the state are imported from Canada and the "lower 48"; and

WHEREAS recent laboratory tests comparing the compressive strengths and flexural strengths of Sitka spruce, white spruce, and birch, of Alaska origin with second-growth Douglas fir imported into the state demonstrate that Alaska birch and white spruce have greater compressive strength and flexural strength than the imported Douglas fir, and the Sitka spruce test results demonstrate only slightly less compressive strength and flexural strength than the imported Douglas fir; and

WHEREAS AS 36.15.050 requires preferential treatment for Alaska timber and lumber, when competitively priced, available, and of like quality compared with those products harvested or produced outside the state;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the Governor to submit a report to the legislature within 60 days after the adoption of this resolution, specifying the orders, procedures, and administrative practices that are being used to implement the present policy of the law; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is respectfully requested to make implementation of the law a matter of priority for the state, and, as required by law, to cause explicit reference to the provisions of AS 36.15.050 to be included in each contract that contemplates the use of wood or wood products; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the commissioner of administration remind each municipality and school district of the state of the provisions of AS 36.15.050 and the need for compliance with those provisions; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is requested to submit to the legislature an annual report regarding the use of Alaska timber and lumber under public contracts, with recommendations for improvements in the law.

LR018

Resolve: LR018

Year: 87

Source Bill: CSSJR24(C&RA)

Source Root: SJR024

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 18

Relating to the establishment of a priority access zone at Unalaska for domestic fishermen and processors.

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

WHEREAS the 200-mile exclusive economic zone was established to encourage the development of the domestic seafood industry; and

WHEREAS the allocation of fish in the 200-mile exclusive economic zone is granted on a priority basis, with domestic fishermen and processors given first preference; and

WHEREAS the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act is intended to stimulate new jobs and new sales for the domestic seafood industry; and

WHEREAS foreign processors operating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands are restricting the growth of the domestic industry; and

WHEREAS on-shore processing plants provide employment opportunities for Alaska workers, contribute to the state through the payment of taxes, and stimulate economic growth in coastal communities; and

WHEREAS the establishment of a domestic annual processing (DAP) priority access zone for the Unalaska area will encourage the development of on-shore processing plants and continue to allow domestic floating processors to operate; and

WHEREAS the cities of Unalaska and Akutan have requested that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council establish a DAP priority access zone covering the area within a 100-mile radius of the City of Unalaska;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to create a DAP priority access zone covering the area within a 100-mile radius of the City of Unalaska.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce; to James Campbell, Chairman, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; 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.

LR019

Resolve: LR019

Year: 87

Source Bill: SJR34

Source Root: SJR034

LEGISLATIVE RESOLVE NO. 19

Relating to resident hire on federal projects and jobs in the state.

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

WHEREAS because of its unique climate and its distance from the contiguous states, Alaska has historically suffered from unique social, geographic, and economic conditions that result in an unstable economy; and

WHEREAS the promotion of a resident-based workforce is good local, state, and federal public policy; and

WHEREAS the rate of unemployment among residents of the state is one of the highest in the nation; and

WHEREAS the unstable economy is a hardship on the residents of the state and is aggravated by the large numbers of seasonal and transient workers; and

WHEREAS chronic unemployment leads to severe social problems, including crime, alcoholism, domestic violence, suicide, child abuse, and drug abuse; and

WHEREAS the number of state residents who are unable to find work is considerably higher than is reflected by unemployment rates based on nationally accepted measures, in part because many rural state residents who wish to work do not seek employment as frequently as necessary to meet federal definitions of unemployment because of continuing lack of employment opportunities in rural areas of the state; and

WHEREAS construction projects funded wholly or partially with federal funds have traditionally accounted for a substantial percentage of the available employment in the state; and

WHEREAS federal construction spending in Alaska has a significantly greater effect on the state's economy than is the case in most other states; and

WHEREAS permanent, temporary, and seasonal jobs funded through federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service have traditionally accounted for a substantial percentage of the available jobs in Alaska, particularly in rural areas of the state; and

WHEREAS it is inherently fair that unemployed local residents in areas of high unemployment have first chance at being hired for jobs created by government spending in those areas; and

WHEREAS, for constitutional reasons, many aspects of laws requiring local hire for government funded projects are better addressed by federal legislation than by state legislation;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature encourages the federal government to hire as many state residents as possible and practicable for federal positions located in the state, including temporary and seasonal positions; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that members of the Alaska delegation in Congress are requested to introduce and seek the passage of federal legislation giving an employment preference to unemployed qualified state residents on all construction projects in the state that are wholly or partially funded with federal funds.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; the Honorable Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce; the Honorable Caspar W. Weinberger, Secretary of Defense; the Honorable Donald P. Hodel, Secretary of the Interior; the Honorable William E. Brock III, Secretary of Labor; 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; and to John Katz, Director of State/Federal Relations, Office of the Governor.

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