: Agreements On Management Of Fish And Game
Signed into Law! Chapter 95 SLA 03
Sponsored by ,
An Act relating to intergovernmental agreements regarding management of fish or game.
06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 24 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau) and Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 24 requires intergovernmental agreements with the federal government for fish and wildlife management to not cede state management authority. HB 24 also requires that any such agreement be void on July 1, 2004.
: Primary Election Ballots
Signed into Law! Chapter 96 SLA 03
An Act relating to ballots.
06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 46 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 46 instructs the Director of the Division of Elections to offer voters in primary elections the choice of a separate ballot presenting only the ballot titles and propositions for voting. HB 46 does not change the closed-primary system. HB 46 offers voters the additional choice of a "no-party," "issues-only" ballot.
: Concealed Deadly Weapons Legal
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 03
An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.
: Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer
An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.
02-25-03 : House Bill 107 moved out of the House Health, Education and Social Services Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 107 removes the sunset provision for Medicaid coverage to women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer detected by federal screening programs that are provided under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act. The provision is currently set to end coverage on June 30, 2003.
HB 107 moves to the .
: Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.
05-15-03 : House Bill 292 moved out of the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 292 requires by law that Alaskan physicians who perform or induce abortions inform patients of the medical, emotional, and physical consequences that are possible. HB 292 moves to the House Judiciary Committee.
: Paper Trail for Electronic Voting Machines
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
An Act requiring an auditable paper trail for electronic voting machines; and providing for an effective date.
Version: CS HB 459 (STA) Am S
Contact: Tom Wright, 465-4859
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate
Requires the director of elections to provide for a paper record of each electronically
generated ballot that can be reviewed and corrected by the voter at the time the vote is
cast and used for a recount of the votes cast at an election in which electronically
generated ballots were used. Amended in committee to limit the number of machines required per precinct, added matching federal funds for the 2004 and 2005 elections and does not require the director to certify the machines but any one qualified to do so.
: CSED Name Change/Driver's License Suspension
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
An Act relating to the enforcement of support orders through suspension of drivers' licenses; changing the name of the child support enforcement agency to the child support services agency; amending Rules 90.3 and 90.5, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
Version: SCS HB 513 (JUD)
Contact: John Main, 465-3777
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate
HB 513 changes the name from Child Support Enforcement Division to Child Support Services Division and keeps the clock running for the time an individual has to become current on back child support payments before drivers licenses revocation occurs. Currently if a person is behind and makes a single payment the time from which he or she loses their licenses starts over. This bill will not allow that to happen.
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: Congratulate Governor/Lt. Governor
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.
: Extend Alaska Railroad To Ft. Greely
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 12
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.
: Alaska Salmon Day
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 15
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.
: Alaska History Curriculum
Urging implementation of an Alaska history curriculum in public schools.
: Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax.
: Supporting Military Action Against Iraq
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 8
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.
: Patriot Act And Defending Civil Liberties
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 27
Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act and to defending the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the State of Alaska, and civil liberties.
05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 22 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Majority Leader Representative John Coghill (R-North Pole) and Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), HJR 22 calls our leaders to caution with regard to the Patriot Act and urges them to apply the Constitutional principles that are meant to "secure the blessings of liberty" and not to erode the public confidence in our government through abuses of power. HJR 22 returns to the House for concurrence.
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: Labeling Of Salmon Food Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 38
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.
: Approve Flint Hills Royalty Oil Sale
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 04
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.
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: Alaska-Yukon Intergov Relations Accord
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 19
Relating to the Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Relations Accord, to annual legislative exchanges, and to continuing intergovernmental work on matters of joint concern and mutual interest.