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Fighting Crime & Improving Public Safety
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"The House Judiciary Committee dealt with a plethora of proposed legislation this session. One of the major bills we worked on was Governor Murkowski‘s ‘crime package.’ Although we spent a great deal of time revising the details of this bill, there were major policy changes that required more time. We will continue working on this bill during the next session until we have a package that will add much-needed protection for the people of Alaska. I am incredibly proud of all the committee members who worked to exhaustion throughout the session to craft quality legislation. I believe our work will have long-term benefits for the citizens of Alaska."

- Rep. Lesil McGuire
Chair, House Judiciary Committee

Image by Bud CurtisThe Republican-led Majority is dedicated to making Alaska a safer place to live, work, and play. We are working to reduce the amount of crime on our streets and in our villages. We passed legislation this session that increases protection for women and children from sexual predators. We effectively removed tools from criminals and improved the tools of our crime fighters. We also approved legislation that significantly improves public safety in Alaska and increases our homeland security.

Protecting Women and Children from Sexual Predators

  • HB 1 enables stalking victims not involved in domestic violence cases to obtain a protective order against the stalker; and makes it a crime to violate child and stalking protective orders.
  • HB 2 raises the statute of limitations for sexual misdemeanor crimes and the removes the statute for unlawful exploitation of a minor.
  • HB 12 makes obscene email or email that threatens injury or sexual contact a method of harassment under law.
  • HB 52 increases punitive sentences for sexual predators and allows law enforcement to confiscate computer equipment used in the crime for enhanced law enforcement.
  • HB 92 helps protect children from abuse and neglect by adding clergy to the list of those who are mandated to report abuse to the authorities.

Confiscating the Tools of Criminals

  • HB 52 increases punitive sentences for sexual predators and allows law enforcement to confiscate computer equipment used in the crime for enhanced law enforcement.
  • SB 53 allows courts to revoke the driving privileges of any driver who violates traffic laws that contribute to an automobile accident, which results in a death.

Providing Better Tools for Law Enforcement

  • HB 49 expands the Alaska State Database of DNA Samples to include all persons convicted of felony convictions or certain sexual misdemeanor offenses, which will help solve crimes, prevent future crimes, exonerate the innocent, and increase cost efficiencies for the state.
  • HB 114 helps law enforcement in remote rural communities by allowing a faxed affidavit in support of a search warrant to be accepted without restriction, just as if it had been hand-delivered to the court, in order to avoid delays that would interfere with an ongoing investigation.
  • SB 41 provides the legal tools for the fiduciaries of the Medicaid program to establish program integrity and maintain maximum fiscal control.
  • SB 45 provides prosecutors with the necessary tools to deter and punish those who hinder the investigative work of the legislative budget and audit committee.

Ensuring Public Safety for Alaskans

  • HB 59 protects unsuspecting residents and their children from chemicals that an illegal drug lab can leave behind by requiring property owners to clean up hazardous materials after law enforcement agencies discover an illegal lab.
  • HB 127 ensures that roadside memorials do not pose a hazard to traffic.
  • HB 224 creates civil penalties for selling or possessing contraband cigarettes.
  • HB 229 allows prisoners with medical or cognitive disabilities to be released on parole if he or she does not pose a threat to the public. HB 229 also authorizes a SARS control program.
  • HJR 27 urges the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska Federal prisoners.

Supporting Homeland Security

  • HCR 2 supports extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson AFB to the Fort Greeley anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction, which is critical to the national defense mission of the missile launch facility and for improved homeland security.
  • HCR 7 allows legislators to call an executive session when the subject matter involves national, state, or governmental security.
  • HJR 18 supports President George Bush's decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and supports the American troops involved in that military action.
  • HJR 29 urges the Coast Guard to create an ROTC program at the University of Alaska Southeast and to create JROTC programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and Kodiak High School.
  • SJR 9 expresses confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.
  • SB 26 ensures that state employees who are members of reserve and auxiliary military units, including the Alaska National Guard, Alaska Naval Militia, and The Alaska State Defense Force will not be financially penalized while on active duty.

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2003 Successful Legislation

HCR 2 : Extend Alaska Railroad To Ft. Greely
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 12
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the extension of the Alaska Railroad to Fort Greely to serve the anti-ballistic missile launch facility.

04-11-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 2 by a vote of 16 to one on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HCR 2 supports a 70-mile extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson Air Force Base to the Fort Greely anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction.
Permanently Filed: 05-02-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Concurrent Resolution 2 : Supports extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson AFB approximately 70 miles to the Fort Greeley anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction. This extension support the expansion of Alaska's transportation corridors, the critical national defense mission of the missile launch facility, and improved homeland security. It is assistive in reaching the long-term goal of linking the Alaska Railroad with the Canadian rail system and the "Lower 48" states.

HCR 7 : Uniform Rules: Executive Sessions
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 16
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to executive sessions of legislative bodies; and providing for an effective date for the amendment.

05-03-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 7 by a vote of 15 to zero on Saturday. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HCR 7 allows for legislators to call an executive session when the subject matter involves national, state, or governmental security.
Permanently Filed: 05-08-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Concurrent Resolution 7 : Allows for legislators to call an executive session when the subject matter involves national, state, or governmental security. It is important to have this authority when on occasion, the need of a legislative body to hear confidential briefings from state, federal and local officials charged with Homeland Security. This amendment to the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules slightly broadens the reasons that a legislative body may be able to convene an executive session.

HJR 18 : Supporting Military Action Against Iraq
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Supporting the men and women of the United States armed forces in the military action to free Iraq and to protect the world from Saddam Hussein.

04-04-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 18 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 18 supports President George Bush's decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and supports the American troops involved in that military action.
HJR 18 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Joint Resolution 18 : Supports President George Bush's decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and supports the American troops involved in that military action.

HJR 27 : Support Anchorage Jail Expansion
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 28
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the Anchorage Jail.

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 27 by a vote of 20 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HJR 27 the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska federal prisoners.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Joint Resolution 27 : Urges the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska federal prisoners.

HJR 29 : US Coast Guard ROTC Program
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 30
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the establishment of Reserve Officer Training Corps programs in Alaska by the United States Coast Guard.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 29 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 29 urges the Coast Guard to create an ROTC program at the University of Alaska Southeast and to create JROTC programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and Kodiak High School.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Joint Resolution 29 : Urges the Coast Guard to create an ROTC program at the University of Alaska Southeast and to create JROTC programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and Kodiak High School.

HB 1 : Stalking & Protective Orders
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order; and amending Rules 4 and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 1 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Harry Crawford (D-Anchorage), HB 1 allows the victims of stalking to seek and obtain a protective order in cases of stalking that are not crimes involving domestic violence. The bill streamlines the process for public safety and judicial practitioners by harmonizing the arrest and notification procedures to mirror those already in place for domestic violence situations. The bill adds the crime of violation of a child protective order and of a violation of a stalking protective order; these changes also reflect existing practitioner procedures.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 1 : Allows the victims of stalking to seek and obtain a protective order in cases of stalking that are not crimes involving domestic violence. The bill streamlines the process for public safety and judicial practitioners by harmonizing the arrest and notification procedures to mirror those already in place for domestic violence situations. The bill adds the crime of violation of a child protective order and of a violation of a stalking protective order; these changes also reflect existing practitioner procedures.

HB 2 : Civil Statute Of Limitations/Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; and providing for an effective date.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 2 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer, HB 2 establishes the civil statute of limitations at three years for misdemeanor sexual assault, misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor, incest, and felony indecent exposure. Under HB 2, Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor, a class B felony, is added to the list of sexual assault crimes in which the civil statute of limitations is removed.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 2 : Establishes the civil statute of limitations at three years for misdemeanor sexual assault, misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor, incest, and felony indecent exposure. Under HB 2, Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor, a class B felony, is added to the list of sexual assault crimes in which the civil statute of limitations is removed.

HB 12 : Harassment By Electronic Communication
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to harassment.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 12 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Representative Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 12 adds obscene email and email that threatens physical injury or sexual contact to the legal definition of harassment.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 12 : Expands the list of methods of harassment under law to include sending of obscene electronic communications or sending electronic communications that threaten physical injury or sexual contact.

HB 49 : Expand DNA Database
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the DNA identification registration system; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 49 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 49 requires all convicted felons and sexual offenders, including those in custody, to submit DNA samples to the Alaska State Database. Juveniles adjudicated and in custody on the same offenses must also submit samples to the database.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 49 : Expands the Alaska State Database of DNA Samples to include all persons convicted of felony convictions or certain sexual misdemeanor offenses. It requires the collection of DNA samples from those juveniles adjudicated as a delinquent for committing these same offenses. HB 49 also requires all those offenders and minors currently incarcerated for felony convictions or certain sexual misdemeanor offenses to provide samples to the Department of Public Safety. Expanding the state databases to include all convicted offenders will help solve crimes, prevent future crimes, exonerate the innocent, and increase cost efficiencies for the state.

HB 52 : Sex Crime And Pornography Forfeitures
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the forfeiture of property used to possess or distribute child pornography, to commit indecent viewing or photography, to commit a sex offense, or to solicit the commission of, attempt to commit, or conspire to commit possession or distribution of child pornography, indecent viewing or photography, or a sexual offense.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 52 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 52 will give courts additional punitive sentencing options against sexual predators and award forfeited computer technology to law enforcement agencies for ongoing monitoring operations. HB 52 also makes providing billing services for a child pornography website a felony.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

House Bill 52 : Gives courts additional punitive sentencing options against sexual predators and award forfeited computer technology to law enforcement agencies for ongoing monitoring operations. HB 52 also makes providing billing services for a child pornography website a felony.

HB 59 : Cleanup Of Illegal Drug Sites
Signed into Law! Chapter 142 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or stored; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 59 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 59 will require the property owner to clean up hazardous materials when law enforcement agencies discover an illegal drug lab. The owner must provide test results that show the levels of contamination to be below Department of Environmental Conservation limits (DEC) before the property can be used again. The DEC or a law enforcement entity will provide cleanup guidelines, testing procedures and a list of laboratories for testing the property to the property owner. Future property buyers must be notified of the previous presence of a lab on the property.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 59 : Will require the property owner to clean up hazardous materials when law enforcement agencies discover an illegal drug lab. The owner must provide test results that show the levels of contamination to be below Department of Environmental Conservation limits (DEC) before the property can be used again. The DEC or a law enforcement entity will provide cleanup guidelines, testing procedures and a list of laboratories for testing the property to the property owner. Future property buyers must be notified of the previous presence of a lab on the property. This bill protects unsuspecting residents and their children from chemicals that an illegal lab can leave behind.

HB 92 : Clergy To Report Child Abuse
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to reports by members of the clergy and custodians of clerical records who have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has suffered harm as a result of child abuse or neglect.

04-25-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 92 by a vote of 32 to six on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HB 92 adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child abuse to the appropriate authorities.
HB 92 will moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 92 : Adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child abuse to the appropriate authorities. Several classes of persons, such as nurses and teachers, are currently mandated to report actual or suspected child abuse to the appropriate authorities. The bill recognizes and addresses the unique character of “penitential communication.” HB 92 adds to the protection of child safety, and enhances the beneficial work and reputation of the faith community.

HB 114 : Issuance Of Search Warrants
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by the Alaska Supreme Court

An Act relating to the issuance of a search warrant.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 114 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by request of the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska, HB 114 allows the court to accept a faxed affidavit in support of a search warrant, or, telephonic testimony, under the circumstances that those options avoid a delay that would interfere with an ongoing investigation.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 114 : Allows a faxed affidavit in support of a search warrant to be accepted without restriction, just as if it had been hand-delivered to the court. This change will help law enforcement in remote rural communities. Currently, the law only allows faxed affidavits and telephonic testimony for search warrants when the evidence to be searched is in danger of being lost or destroyed. In all other cases the officer must call another peace officer in the community where the judge is located, tell him or her the facts and have that officer either fill out and sign an affidavit or appear personally before the judge. HB 114 also expands the circumstances under which the court may accept a faxed affidavit and telephonic testimony for a search warrant to include circumstances where the affidavit or testimony would avoid a delay that would interfere with an ongoing investigation.

HB 127 : Roadside Memorials
Signed into Law! Chapter 125 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker

An Act allowing certain roadside memorials to be placed within the right-of-way of a state highway.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 127 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 127 allows for roadside memorials within the right-of-way on state highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

House Bill 127 : Removes highway memorials from consideration under the state law that bans billboards. HB 127 provides guidelines for posting a roadside memorial. People who post a roadside memorial must provide their contact information on the site and notify the Department of Transportation no more than seven days after they set up the memorial. A variety of objects and materials may be used for a memorial; however, it must not pose a hazard to traffic nor hinder maintenance or construction. If the memorial does not conform to these standards, the person who placed it must either correct it or have it removed.

HB 224 : Cigarette Sales Requirements
Signed into Law! Chapter 103 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a tobacco product manufacturer's compliance with certain statutory requirements regarding cigarette sales; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 224 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 224 requires tobacco product manufacturers to annually certify that they are in compliance with the Master Settlement Agreement. The Department of Revenue will publish and update a directory of cigarettes that are approved for sale in this state. Cigarettes that are not listed in this directory are contraband and may not be sold in the state. The bill provides for civil penalties for selling or possessing contraband cigarettes.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

House Bill 224 : Requires tobacco product manufacturers to annually certify that they are in compliance with the Master Settlement Agreement. The Department of Revenue will publish and update a directory of cigarettes that are approved for sale in this state. Cigarettes that are not listed in this directory are contraband and may not be sold in the state. The bill provides for civil penalties for selling or possessing contraband cigarettes.

HB 229 : Parole For Medical/Cognitive Disability
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who are severely medically and cognitively disabled.

05-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 229 into law. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee, HB 229 allows prisoners with medical or cognitive disabilities to be released on parole. The prisoner's condition must be such that he or she will not pose a threat to the public. HB 229 also authorizes a SARS control program.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

House Bill 229 : Allows prisoners with medical or cognitive disabilities to be released on parole. The prisoner’s condition must be such that he or she will not pose a threat to the public. HB 229 also authorizes a SARS control program.

SB 26 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 20 KB]

Senate Bill 26 : Ensures that state employees who are members of reserve and auxiliary military units, including the Alaska National Guard, Alaska Naval Militia, and The Alaska State Defense Force will not be financially penalized while on active duty. These courageous Alaskans could continue to receive their state salaries, or the equivalent, and some or all of their state benefits.

SB 41 : Medicaid Costs And Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to medical care and crimes relating to medical care, including medical care and crimes relating to the medical assistance program.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 41 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 41 provides the legal tools for the fiduciaries of the Medicaid program to establish program integrity and maintain maximum fiscal control.

| Sponsor Statement |

Senate Bill 41 : Provides the legal tools for the fiduciaries of the Medicaid program to establish program integrity and maintain maximum fiscal control.

SB 45 : LB&A Crimes And Cooperation
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 45 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 45 would provide prosecutors with the necessary tools to deter and punish those who hinder the investigative work of the legislative budget and audit committee. It also clarifies that information requested from state officials or agencies of state government cannot be claimed to be privileged, except from department commissioners.

| Sponsor Statement |

Senate Bill 45 : Provides prosecutors with the necessary tools to deter and punish those who hinder the investigative work of the legislative budget and audit committee. It also clarifies that information requested from state officials or agencies of state government cannot be claimed to be privileged, except from department commissioners.

SB 53 : Revoke Driver's License For Fatal Accident
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

An Act relating to disposition of a traffic offense involving the death of a person; providing for the revocation of driving privileges by a court for a driver convicted of a violation of traffic laws in connection with a fatal motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle accident; amending Rules 43 and 43.1, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 53 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan (R-Rural Mat-Su/ChugiaKB], SB 53 would allow courts to revoke the driving privileges of any driver who violates the traffic laws, and the violation contributes to an automobile accident that results in a death.

| Sponsor Statement |

Senate Bill 53 : Allows courts to revoke the driving privileges of any driver who violates traffic laws that contribute to an automobile accident, which results in a death.

SB 177 : PERS/TRS Cola For Active Duty Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system who are called to active military duty; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 177 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 177 would relate to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system that are called to active military duty.

| Sponsor Statement |

Senate Bill 177 : Relates to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system that are called to active military duty.

SB 179 : Criminal Background Checks/Teachers
Signed Into Law! Chapter 79 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to criminal history records and background checks; allowing persons to teach in the public schools for up to five months without a teaching certificate if the person has applied for a certificate and the application has not been acted upon by the Department of Education and Early Development due to a delay in receiving criminal history records; allowing teacher certification for certain persons based on a criminal history background check without fingerprints; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 179 (FIN)
Contact: Zach Warwick, 465-4797
Action: 06/17/04: Signed Into Law

The Governor signed June 17, 2004. SB 179 allows teachers to receive a name-based background check, for purposes of a teaching certificate, if their fingerprints are illegible or nonexistent. Conforms Alaska statute to federal law to avoid jeopardizing Alaska’s ability to get federal background checks on anyone in the state. It also gives the Department of Education the ability to grant an applicant a sixty-day extension on top of the three-month application period in the situation that their prints are backlogged and not processed in time.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

Senate Bill 179 : Creates an alternative for people who submit two separate sets of fingerprints in which the state fingerprint examiner determines to be illegible due to permanent skin condition. The applicant would then be allowed to have a background check performed based on their name, thus giving parents some assurance that a criminal background check is performed on all teachers and allow teachers without fingerprints to avoid the hassle of resubmitting fingerprints and paperwork every three months.

SJR 9 : Supporting Members Of Military
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 6
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.

03-28-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 9 unanimously passed the House of Representatives Friday, just hours before a large rally in front of the capitol to honor and support our troops fight for the liberation of Iraq and the security of our country. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 9 expresses confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.
SJR 9 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

Senate Joint Resolution 9 : Expresses confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.


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