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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Mike Chenault District 34 - Nikiski

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Elected to the House 2000, 2002


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HB 47 : Insurance Discrimination By Credit Rating
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act prohibiting discrimination by credit rating or credit scoring in certain insurance rates; and providing for an effective date.

04-10-03 : House Bill 47 moved out of the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 47 prohibits insurers or underwriters to base insurance rates on a person's credit rating.
HB 47 moves to the House Labor and Commerce Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 57 : Royalty Gas Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production as it relates to the manufacture of certain value-added products.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 57 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 57 gives the Commissioner of Natural Resources authority to negotiate royalty contracts on natural gas and includes manufacturers in the negotiating process.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 61 : Oil & Gas Tax Credit For Exploration/Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing an exploration and development incentive tax credit for persons engaged in the exploration for and development of less than 150 barrels of oil or of gas for sale and delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in the state; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 61 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 61 creates a new income tax credit for exploration and development of natural gas reserves south of the Brooks Range.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 204 : Regulation Of Natural Gas Pipelines
An Act relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines under the Pipeline Act.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault


04-09-03 : House Bill 204 moved out of the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 204 opens the regulation of natural gas pipelines under the Pipeline Act to all gas pipelines instead of only those on the North Slope.
HB 204 awaits assignment to the next House committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 209 : Municipal Tax: Property Affected By Disaster
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to municipal property tax adjustments for property affected by a disaster.

Version: CSHB 209(RLS)
Contact: Sue Wright 465-3779
Action: 02-13-04: Signed into law by Governor

HB 209 allows municipalities to provide for a tax reduction for property destroyed, damaged or otherwise reduced in value as a result of a disaster.

| Sponsor Statement |
| DCED Fiscal Note | [PDF - 1 Page - 10 KB]

HB 219 : Cigarette Sales/Promotions
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to cigarette sales.

HB 239 : ID System For Prescriptions
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act directing the Department of Public Safety to establish an Internet-based identification and tracking system relating to controlled substances that are prescribed for human use; and relating to the manner in which prescriptions for controlled substances may be filled by a pharmacist.

HB 241 : Municipal Property Tax Exemption
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to optional exemptions from municipal property taxes on residential property.

Version: CS HB 241 (STA)
Contact: Sue Wright, 465-3779
Action: 04-26-04: (H)FIN (H)RLS

HB 241 gives municipalities an option to provide an exemption up to $50,000 on residential property taxes, with a vote of the people for such an ordinance. The exemption cannot affect taxes levied in a service area. HB 241 also increases the tax exemption on real property from $5,000 to $25,000 for a volunteer fire fighter or emergency medical services worker. Amended in Finance to bring into compliance with federal law dealing with HUD and other federal program which might be in effect programs.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 275 : Veterinarians And Animals Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to veterinarians and animals.

Version: CS HB 275 (FIN)
Contact: Sue Wright, 465-3779
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HB 275 is an animal cruelty bill that not only make sense but is effective. HB 275 clearly defines cruelty to animals in the first, second and third degrees and establishes minimum care standards for domestic pets statewide. Amended to define trapping of vermin and other technical amendments.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 362 : Shipping Or Transporting Cigarettes
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to restrictions on shipping or transporting cigarettes; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 396 : Management Of Salmon Stocks And Fisheries
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to management of salmon and other fish stocks and salmon fisheries and to the use of funds.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 417 : Ak Natural Gas Dev. Authority Initiative
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act amending the definition of 'project' in the Act establishing the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 417
Contact: Mike Chenault, 465-3779
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

Amends the definition of project to include all options for a terminus of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline. This specifically identifies Cook Inlet as a possible terminus.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 436 : Office Of Public Advocacy & Attorneys
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the employment of, and contracting with, attorneys, guardians ad litem, public guardians, court-appointed visitors, and experts by the office of public advocacy; and providing for an effective date.

HB 437 : Attendance Status Of School Age Children
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act requiring the Department of Education and Early Development to gather and report information about the school attendance status of every child who is a resident of the state who has been admitted to kindergarten or is of school age.


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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 |

HB 15 : Telemarketers No-Call Lists
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to establishing the Alaska No-Call List, a data base of residential telephone customers who do not wish to receive telephonic solicitations; providing that the data base be compiled at no cost to the customers; requiring paid telephonic sellers to purchase the data base; requiring telephonic sellers to identify themselves; requiring telephonic solicitors who are otherwise exempt from registration as telephonic solicitors to file with the Department of Law and purchase the data base; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 15 JUD
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-6541
Action: 05-07-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

Committee Substitute for HB 15 gives the Department of Law the authority to require telemarketers to register, pay fees and face penalties for non-compliance, defines groups which will be exempt from the law and brings Alaska law in-line with Federal Regulations. Minor language changes in Finance.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 16 : Stranded Gas Development Act Amendments
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act amending the standards applicable to determining whether, for purposes of the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, a proposed new investment constitutes a qualified project, and repealing the deadline for applications relating to the development of contracts for payments in lieu of taxes and for royalty adjustments that may be submitted for consideration under that Act; and providing for an effective date.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 16 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 16 expands the areas of potential gas exploration and development that fall under the Act. Currently, the statute only qualifies natural gas projects that export the gas in liquefied form. HB 16 would allow gas development and transportation in any form and does not specify a pipeline route. HB 16 also extends the June 30, 2001 deadline to March 31, 2005 to allow the state and producers to begin new contract negotiations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 36 : Electronic Mail
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to electronic mail activities and making certain electronic mail activities unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 40 : Requirements For Driver's License
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to issuance of a driver's license.

Version: CS HB 40 (STA)
Contact: Jay Griffin , 465-4931
Action: 04-29-04: (H)STA (H)FIN

HB 40 adds a qualification that an alien must be legally in the United States to obtain an Alaska driver's license. Amended to not require renewals to prove residency and allows for aliens who have applied for amnesty to receive licenses.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 50 : Display Of U.S. Flag At Polling Place
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the size of national flag to be displayed at polling places.

HB 51 : Labeling Of Prescribed Drugs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act requiring pharmacists to include generic drug information on containers in which brand-name prescription drug orders are dispensed.

Version: CS HB 51 (HES)
Contact: Chris Knight, 465-6867
Action: 05-08-03: Passed the Senate

House Bill 51 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), HB 51 requires pharmacists to include the generic drug name on containers of a brand name drug. The requirement aims inform people of a brand name drug's generic name and prevent them from mistakenly overdosing on the same drug. House Bill 51 awaits assignment to its next Senate committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 69 : Regulation Of Shallow Natural Gas
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to regulation of shallow natural gas leasing and closely related energy projects; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 69 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 69 ensures that the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has the authority and discretion necessary to regulate shallow gas drilling while also providing for human safety and environmental protection.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 86 : Injunctions Against Permitted Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 86 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 86 makes the party that causes a work stoppage on a project to assume responsibility for their actions, if the court determines the action was improper.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 102 : Concealed Deadly Weapons Legal
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

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 |

HB 128 : 72-Hour Notice Of Teacher Strike
Senate Companion SB 95 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by those employees.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

HB 198 : Royalty Reduction On Certain Oil
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.

05-07-03 : House Bill 198 moved out of the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 198 providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.
HB 198 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 226 : Organic Food
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to the sale, offer for sale, representation, and labeling of food or other agricultural products as organic, and to the state organic certification program; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 226 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 226 brings the state of Alaska's definition of organic agricultural products in line with the federal definition. HB 226 would create an Alaska organic certification program, providing in-state certification for organic agricultural producers, processors, and handlers.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 233 : Increase Education Funding
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 233 (FIN)
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 05-03-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

House Bill 233 moved out of the House on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, HB 233 increases the base student allocation in the state foundation formula. The increase will assist state local schools districts to meet, or, exceed the public's expectations and demands. HB 233 moves to the House Finance Committee. Amended to add $419 dollars per student to the foundation formula. Adds $84.5 million dollars for education.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 304 : Jack Coghill Bridge To The Interior
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

Version: HB 304
Contact: Rynnieva Moss, 465-3719
Action: 02-25-04: Passed the Senate ==> awaiting transmission to Gov.

This bill names Bridge #216, which currently has no name, the "Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior" to commemorate the contributions of one of Alaska's great citizens. Jack Coghill has served the state in various positions throughout the twentieth century.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 366 : Rat Racing Charitable Gaming
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to rat racing charitable gaming; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 366 (FIN)
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

This bill allows the Palmer Elks Lodge, at the Alaska State Fair, to operate a game of chance in which prizes are awarded for the correct guess of which numbered hole on a wheel a rat, hamster, gerbil, or other rodent enters as the wheel is slowly rotated.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 493 : Long Term Fiscal Plan
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act relating to adoption and revision of a long-term fiscal plan for the State of Alaska.

Version: CS HB 493 (W&M)
Contact: Rep. Gruenberg's office, 465-4940
Action: 04-21-04: (H)W&M » (H)FIN

HB 493 would require the legislature to adopt and annually revise a fiscal plan to balance the state revenues and expenditure for the succeeding five fiscal years not the year to year process used now.

| Sponsor Statement |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 13 KB)
| Sectional Analysis |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 14 KB)

HB 496 : Youth Vote Ambassador Prog/Election BDs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act creating the Youth Vote Ambassador Program and relating to that program; authorizing the members of the program to be appointed to serve on election boards; relating to qualifications for appointment to election boards; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 496 (STA)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3783
Action: 05-03-04: Passed the Sente

Under HB 496 high school students, 16 years and older, would assist at the polls as part of election boards. These ambassadors would be appointed and trained by an election supervisor and supervised by an election board chairperson.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 1 : Congratulate Governor/Lt. Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Honoring Governor Frank H. Murkowski and Lieutenant Governor Loren D. Leman for their years of public service; and congratulating Governor Murkowski and Lieutenant Governor Leman and extending them best wishes.

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 |

HCR 5 : Legis. Task Force On Design Of State Seal
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Establishing a task force to make recommendations regarding a new design for the official seal of the State of Alaska.

Version: CS HCR 5(STA)
Contact: Christine Hess, 465-4833
Action: 03-11-04: (S)STA ==> (S)FIN

Establishes in the legislative branch the Task Force on the State Seal whose mission is to gather input from the citizens of Alaska about what the official state seal should look like and to make recommendations to the legislature about a proposed new design for a new official seal for the state.

HCR 10 : Restoration Of Riparian Habitat
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to restoration of riparian habitat that is vital to the fisheries resources of the state.

05-08-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 10 by a vote of 35 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai/Soldotna), HCR 10 recognizes the importance of maintaining and restoring healthy riparian habitats through partnerships with community groups and nonprofit organizations that raise funds for riparian habitat restoration through corporate contributions.
HCR 10 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 11 : Alaska Salmon Day
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 15
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.

05-01-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 11 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai), HCR 11 proclaims July 2, 2003 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Week" to recognize the salmon industry's significance to the state.
Permanently Filed: 05-09-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 21 : Alaska Energy Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 24
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 21 by a vote of 18 to one on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. John Harris (R-Valdez), HCR 21 establishes a nine-member Alaska Energy Policy Task Force to review and analyze the state's current and long-term energy needs. HCR 21 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 25 : Alaska Wild Salmon Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Wild Salmon Week, June 28 - July 4, 2004.

Version: CS HCR 25 (RES)
Contact: Rex Weimer, 465-4695
Action: 03-30-04: (S) STA ==> (S)RES

Resolves that the Alaska State Legislature designates the week of June 28 - July 4, 2004, as Alaska Wild Salmon Week, and calls on the people of Alaska to observe the week by participating in activities focusing on the catching and eating of salmon.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 32 : AK Info Infrastructure Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Relating to information infrastructure and establishing the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force.

Version: CS HCR 32 (EDT) Am
Contact: Susan Davis, 465-6578
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

House Concurrent Resolution 32 establishes the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force. The task force will be charged with consideration of Alaska's role and interest in long-term information infrastructure development. Amended to include a member from the DOA and adjusted the fiscal note.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 3 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Eric Croft

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 51 KB]

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 |

HJR 25 : Commercial Fishing & Processor Shares
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

Supporting Alaska's independent commercial fishermen and Alaska's fish processing industry and opposing the establishment of processor quota shares.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 32 : Labeling Of Salmon Food Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 38
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of salmon and salmon food products.

Version: CS HJR 32 (FSH) AM S
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 03-15-04: Passed the Senate

Amended to replace "salmon" with "fish" making the resolution include all Alaskan Wild fish and amended language to reflect a more positive image and healthy benefits of wild Alaskan fish. Amended to fix minor language change.

| Sponsor Statement |

HR 8 : Ronald Reagan Day
Passed House! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nick Stepovich

Recognizing February 6, 2004, as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

Version: HR 8
Contact: Ryan Colgan, 465-3004
Action: 02-05-04: Passed House

HR 8 recognizes February 6, 2004 as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

SB 146 : Commemorative Veterans License Plate
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to a commemorative veterans' license plate; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 19 KB]

SB 160 : Civil Liability For Defibrillator Use
Signed into Law! Chapter 120 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act relating to civil liability for use or attempted use of an automated external defibrillator; and providing for an effective date.

SB 175 : Recreational Activity Liability
Signed into Law! Chapter 121 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to civil liability for commercial recreational activities and for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 175 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 175 would help avoid unfair and unreasonable claims that make it difficult to provide recreational and outdoor activities that are closely identified with the Alaska lifestyle and have come to be expected by visitors looking for exceptional experiences.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 185 : Royalty Reduction On Certain Oil
Signed into Law! Chapter 59 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 185 into law. Sponsored the Senator Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 185 would amend statutes to provide for reduction of royalty on oil produced in certain Cook Inlet fields and platforms as they near the end of their production capability.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Amendment Offered in Senate Finance | [PDF file - 4 Pages - 168 KB]
| Explanation for Amendment | [PDF file - 1 Page - 30 KB]

SB 283 :Approp:Capital/Supplemental/Reapprop/CBR
Transmitted to Governor
Sponsored by Sen. Lyman Hoffman

An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and appropriations to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version: FCCS SB 283 (corrected)
Contact: Tim Grussendorf, 465-2829
Action: 06-25-04: Transmitted to Governor

A House and Senate Conference Committee approved a compromise budget package Monday evening (05/10/04) that increases K-12 education funding by $82 million, the largest single increase to education in the State's history, and provides for capital needs. Portions of the bill are contingent on a three-quarters vote of the Legislature to approve using money from the Constitutional Budget Reserve to make up possible shortfalls in the FY 04 and 05 operating budgets, and restore money to be transferred into the CBR at the end of the 2004 and 2005 fiscal years under a constitutional provision requiring that general fund sub-accounts be swept into the Budget Reserve at the end of each fiscal year.

| Bipartisan Press Release 1 |
| Bipartisan Press Release 2 |

SB 348 : Approve Flint Hills Royalty Oil Sale
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act approving the sale of royalty oil by the State of Alaska to Flint Hills Resources Alaska, LLC, and Flint Hills Resources, LLC; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 348 (FIN)
Contact: Joe Balash, 465-4797
Action: 03-10-04: Signed into Law

The governor signed SB 348 into law March 9. It grants legislative approval to a contract for the sale of state royalty oil to Flint Hills Resources. The terms of the contract will result in increased state revenues of $2.6 million to $8.4 million.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 31 KB]

SJR 4 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

02-26-03 : The House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 4 on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 4 would urge the United States Congress to pass legislation opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development and production.
SJR 4 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 10 : Pledge Of Allegiance Resolution
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 20
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.

05-14-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 10 passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SJR 10 would express the support of the Alaska State Legislature for the review of Newdow vs. U.S. Congress by the United States Supreme Court and of our firm belief of the principles and ideals stated in our nation's Pledge of Allegiance.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 26 : Salmon Enhancement In Wilderness Areas
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 37
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Requesting the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Department of Justice to appeal the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in The Wilderness Society v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service and to seek an emergency stay of the decision pending an appeal of the decision to the United States Supreme Court.

Version: CS SJR 26 (RES)
Contact: Amy Seitz, 465-2828
Action: 04-05-04: Governor » Permanently Filed

SJR 26 asks the Interior Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in The Wilderness Society v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It also asks for a temporary emergency stay of the decision to allow the project to continue this year while the decision is under appeal.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 30 KB]


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