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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senator Fred Dyson
District I - Eagle River (more)

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State Capitol, Room 121
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2199
Fax: (907) 465-4587
Toll Free: (800) 342-2199
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10928 Eagle River Rd., Suite 238
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 694-6683
Fax: (907) 694-1015

Elected to the House: 1996, 1998, 2000
Elected to the Senate: 2002, 2004

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This is Sen. Dyson's 24th Legislature info for 2005-2006
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SB 10 : Parental Liability For Child's Damage
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to liability for destruction of property by unemancipated minors; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 10 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-14-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-14-06 : Because the juvenile justice system handles most vandalism crimes rather than civil court, addresses both civil and criminal court processes for juveniles. Allows the courts to make minors pay along with their parents, makes the minor responsible for any remaining debt when he or she turns 18, and requires the courts to use a payment plan to ensure parents and kids are able to afford repaying the debt.

SB 11 : Medical Patient Billing Disclosures
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act requiring certain hospitals to make certain disclosures on patient billings.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) HES : 01-11-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 83 KB]

01-11-05 : Requires hospitals that receive government money to disclose on patient billings the discount rates the hospital charges patients in other payer groups for identical services and materials, and to disclose what portion of the patient’s bill goes toward cost subsidies for indigent individuals.

SB 12 : Human Trafficking/ Sextourism/ Procurements
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to human trafficking; relating to sex tourism; relating to procurement from a person conducting business in or having headquarters in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 12 (STA) Am H(EFD ADD H)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Senate voted 20-0 to concur with House amendments. Directs the legislative, executive and judicial branches to develop regulations and procedures to prohibit procurement from a person that has headquarters in a country listed as sponsoring or turning a blind eye to slavery and human traffic.

SB 20 : Offenses Against Unborn Children
Signed into Law! Chapter 73 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to offenses against unborn children.

Version : HCS CS SB 20 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 58
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 73 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed reconsideration in Senate. Makes it a crime for a person to cause the death or injury of an unborn child in a manner similar to actions that cause injury or death of a live born person. Exempts acts that are committed during a legal abortion or under usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing, therapeutic treatment, or to assist a pregnancy. Defines “unborn child” for application of criminal law.

SB 22 : Medicaid Coverage For Birthing Centers
Signed into Law! Chapter 78 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act adding birthing centers to the list of health facilities eligible for payment of medical assistance for needy persons.

Version : CS SB 22 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 111
Contact : : 465-3822
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 78 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 100 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed House 33 to 1 on 5/9. Adds birthing centers to the list of health facilities eligible for Medicaid reimbursement if the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorizes the payment under the State of Alaska's Medicaid State Plan.

SB 37 : Transportation Of Dead Bodies
Sponsored by Sen. Kim Elton, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the regulation of the transportation of dead bodies.

Companion Bill : HB 60
Contact : : 465-4947
Current Status : (S) HES : 01-11-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 100 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

01-11-05 : Alaska law requires all dead bodies be embalmed before they are transported in or out of the state. However, certain religions do not embalm their dead. SB 37 is intended to respect the religious freedoms of these groups by requiring the state Department of Health & Social Services to rewrite its regulations regarding the transportation of dead bodies. Advances in transportation and mortuary science have reduced the public health risks. The bill still allows the department to require embalming if needed to protect public health.

SB 47 : Failure To Report Child Abuse/ Neglect
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act increasing the penalty for failure to report child abuse or neglect.

Contact : : 465-3762
Current Status : (S) HES : 01-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 103 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

01-12-05 : Increases penalties for failure to report child abuse/neglect from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor.

SB 54 : Protective Order For Sexual Assault/ Abuse
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act amending protective order statutes for crimes involving stalking to include crimes involving sexual assault and sexual abuse, to provide for other relief ordered by a court, to add the protective orders to a centralized registry, to prevent denial solely for a lapse of time, and to require notification of the court of known civil or criminal actions involving the petitioner or respondent; relating to notifications to victims of sexual assault and to mandatory arrest for crimes involving violation of protective orders and violation of conditions of release; and amending Rule 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Version : CS SB 54 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 36 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-0. Allows a victim of sexual assault to petition for civil remedies of protective orders, ex parte orders, and emergency orders. Also mandates arrest for violation of these protective orders. This bill focuses on victims of sexual assault (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) and sexual abuse of a minor (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) that is not domestic violence.

SB 59 : PFD Allowable Absence For Diplomats
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to service as a diplomat in the United States Foreign Service as an allowable absence from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) STA : 01-14-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

01-14-05 : Adds service as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service as an allowable absence for the purpose of receiving an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.

SB 80 : Sunset Dates For Departments
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act establishing a sunset date for each department of state government; relating to the review of the functions of state agencies, certain instrumentalities of the state, and other persons and offices.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) STA : 01-26-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

01-26-05 : Establishes staggered sunset dates between 2008 and 2015 for state departments, all branches of the legislature, the Governor’s and Lieutenant Governor’s offices.

SB 94 : State Employee Health Insurance
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to state employee health plans that give employees the option to select a high deductible health plan so as to qualify to establish a health savings account.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) STA : 02-04-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-04-05 : Gives state employees the option of choosing a High Deductible Health Plan as a component of a Health Savings Account. The money to pay uninsured medical expenses can be withdrawn from a Health Savings Account where employees and employers set aside pre-tax earnings into the HSA for a wide range of medical procedures and catastrophic medical care. Annual contributions of up to $2,600 for individuals and $5,150 for families can be made to a HSA. Any money remaining in the account at the end of the year is rolled over to the principal and used for future medical expenses or even a nest egg at retirement. Employees can take the Health Savings Account with them when they change jobs or are unemployed.

SB 123 : Labor And Sex Trafficking
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to labor and sex trafficking.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) JUD : 03-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 135 : Assault & Custodial Interference
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the crimes of assault and custodial interference; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 135 (JUD)(EFD Am)
Contact : : 465-3762
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Passed House 34 to 1 on 5/10. Amends the definition of custodial interference and assaults against children. SB 135 alters the definition of assault from ''reasonably requires treatment'' to ''would cause a reasonable caregiver to seek medical attention from a health care professional in the form of diagnosis or treatment.'' This proposed change comes after a caregiver's assault conviction involving a nine month old baby was overturned by the court of appeals. The bill also protects children kidnapped by a non-custodial parent claiming the child was subjected to abuse and/or neglect. These cases typically mean the child is kept out of school and moved around to avoid the authorities. The ''necessity'' defense used in these cases will be changed by requiring the non-custodial parent to keep the child no more than 24 hours, or the time necessary before contacting authorities, whichever is shorter.

SB 162 : Report Student Health/ Discipline/ Safety
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to monitoring and reporting of student discipline and safety, of student health pertaining to height, nutrition, and physical activity, of the percentage of the legislative body with a body mass index that exceeds 25.0, and of state capitol vending machine profits; requiring schools to report school health status and policy, the percentage of students that are overweight and at risk of being overweight, and profits from vending machines; and requiring the evaluation of health education programs on the basis of health reports and screening.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) HES : 04-06-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 167 : Textbooks & Curriculum Materials
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to selection of textbooks and curriculum materials by a public school district or regional attendance area and annulling a regulation relating to statewide correspondence study programs.

Version : SS SB 167
Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) HES : 05-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 201 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to justifications, presumptions, and liability for use of defensive force.

Companion Bill : HB 314
Current Status : WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR : 01-23-06

SB 274 : Govt. Firearm Disposal And Inventory
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state and municipalities.

Version : HCS CS SB 274 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 70 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Returns to Senate for concurrence with House amendments. Allows all Alaskans who are legally permitted to buy firearms to do so at auctions where state-owned surplus firearms are sold. Current state law only allows federally licensed firearm dealers to buy state firearms at auction. The state can also dispose of the firearms through trade-in, donation and transfer to other jurisdictions. The Department of Public Safety must report descriptions and values of all firearms not sold to the public to the legislature during the annual budgetary process.

SB 279 : Operating Budget Missions/ Desired Results
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to missions and desired results to be applied to certain expenditures from state operating budgets by the executive branch of state government and the University of Alaska and by the judicial branch of state government; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) STA : 02-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 281 : School Dist. Enrollment Sharing/ Correspon
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to interdistrict operation of public schools; relating to enrollment of students by school districts and regional educational attendance areas; and relating to charter schools and correspondence programs.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) HES : 02-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

SB 283 : Energy Task Force
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the Energy Task Force; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) L&C : 02-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 1 : Constitutional Amendment: Appropriation Limit
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit.

Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-14-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-10-05 : Amends the appropriation limit in Article IX, sec. 16 of Alaska’s Constitution.

SJR 4 : Constitutional Amendment: Budget Reserve Fund
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the budget reserve fund and to uses of money in the general fund available for appropriation at the end of each fiscal year; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.

Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 111 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-09-05 : Divides the Constitutional Budget Reserve into a primary account and a deferred maintenance account effective June 30, 2007. Deposits un-appropriated money remaining in the general fund at the end of each fiscal year into the primary account until the fund reaches and maintains $5 billion. When the primary account equals or exceeds $5 billion, distributes excess funds: 50 percent to the principal of the Permanent Fund; 25 percent to dividends for Alaska residents; 25 percent to the CBR deferred maintenance account.

SJR 7 : Constitutional Amendment: Elected Attorney General
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the office of attorney general.

Companion Bill : HJR 13
Contact : : 465-2199
Current Status : (S) STA : 02-14-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-14-05 : Requires the direct election of Alaska's Attorney General. SJR 7 requires the election take place at the same time and for the same term as the governor. Any candidate for attorney general must meet the same qualifications as a superior court judge. If passed by the legislature this constitutional amendment will appear before voters in the next general election. There will be no limit to the number of terms an attorney general can serve.

SJR 10 : Support Federal Marriage Amendment
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Supporting the federal marriage amendment.

Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : House Floor » (H) STA : 04-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-05 : Passed Senate 16 to 3. Urges the United States Congress to pass Senate Joint Resolution 1, known as the Marriage Protection Act. The proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. If passed, it must still be ratified by three-fourths of the nation's state legislatures.


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 22nd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 21st Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 20th Legislature

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  · SB 193
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  · SB 209
  · SB 216
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  · SB 291
  · SB 298
  · SJR 14
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  · HB 75
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  · HB 131
  · HB 136
  · HB 148
  · HB 149
  · HB 181
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  · HB 219
  · HB 256
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  · HB 334
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  · HJR 27
  · HJR 31
 

SB 16 : Powers/ Duties DOTPF/ Transportation Plan/ Energy
Signed into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; repealing the requirement for a long-range program for highway construction and maintenance; and repealing a requirement that public facilities comply with energy standards adopted by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SSB 16 (TRA)
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 39 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : Passed House 5/7 by a vote of 34 to 4. Deletes the requirement that the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities participate in setting thermal and lighting energy standards. Deletes the requirement that the DOT&PF conduct a cost benefit study for projects where such studies are not warranted. Includes other statutory clean-up language requested by DOT&PF.

SB 60 : Extend Suicide Prevention Council
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 82
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-18-05 : Passed House 35 to 1. Extends the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council from June 2005 to June 2009.

SB 63 : Use Seat Belt Road Signs
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to road signs encouraging the use of safety belts.

Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 15 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

04-25-05 : Unanimously passed House April 25. Allows the Alaska Department of Transportation to erect and maintain roadway signs that encourage the use of safety belts. Stipulates placing the signs at the sites of traffic fatalities that could have been prevented if seat belts were in use. Between 1997-2002 about 55% of the traffic fatalities in Alaska could have been prevented if safety belts had been used.

SB 90 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

Version : CS SB 90 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 17 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 98 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Unanimously passed House April 22. Declares October 18 of each year as Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

SB 102 : Coastal Management Programs
Signed into Law! Chapter 31 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act repealing the Alaska coastal management program; relating to an extension for review and approval of revisions to the Alaska coastal management program; relating to reviews and modifications by the Department of Natural Resources; relating to coastal resource district policies; providing for an effective date by amending the effective date of sec. 45, ch. 24, SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 102 (RES)
Companion Bill : HB 146
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-26-05
Current Status : Chapter 31 SLA 05 : 05-26-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Senate concurred 15 to 4 on 5/10. Extends by six months the deadlines regarding the Alaska Coastal Management Program contained in HB 191, which was passed in 2003. Extends the deadline for coastal resource districts to submit revised district coastal management plans to the Department of Natural Resources by an additional 2 months. Installs an audit and sunset clause for the entire Alaska Coastal Management Program in 2011. Provides an explicit prohibition against the adoption by reference of state or federal statutes or regulations. Automatically makes changes to the old district plans that have been requested by the legislature twice in the last three years.

SB 104 : Permanent Fund Dividend Fraud/ Eligibility
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the crimes of unsworn falsification in the first degree involving an application for a permanent fund dividend and false information or report involving eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; requiring the establishment of a permanent fund dividend fraud investigation unit in the Department of Revenue; relating to service in the peace corps and as a member of the United States Olympic Team as allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends and to the period for filing an application for a permanent fund dividend; authorizing the Department of Revenue to issue administrative orders imposing sanctions for certain misrepresentations or other actions concerning eligibility for a permanent fund dividend and providing for administrative appeal of those orders; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 104
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 42 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Senate and House adopted conference committee report. Elevates Permanent Fund Dividend fraud from a class A misdemeanor to a class C felony. Codifies a PFD fraud investigation unit within the Department of Revenue to assist the Department of Law in detecting and investigating PFD fraud. Adds peace corps and members of the Special Olympics to the allowable absences for permanent fund dividend eligibility.

SB 106 : Sale Of Methamphetamine And Precursors
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to sale, possession, and delivery of certain substances and precursors used in the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Companion Bill : HB 141
Current Status : (S) JUD : 02-14-05

SB 117 : Recorded Statements Of Child Victims
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and adding Rule 413, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and amending Rules 402 and 403, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version : CS SB 117 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) RLS : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-04-05 : Makes recorded statements of victims under 16 admissible in Alaska's courts if the statements were conducted under certain conditions and if the victim is available for cross examination. Such statements, or ''forensic interviews'' are now admissible as evidence only if the child victim contradicts his or her earlier statement or cannot remember the event.

SB 118 : Online Enticement Of Minor
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to online enticement of minors.

Version : CS SB 118 (JUD)
Companion Bill : HB 206
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 03-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-24-05 : Makes online enticement of minors a felony under Alaska law. A person commits the crime of online enticement of a minor if the person is 18 years or older and knowingly uses a computer to communicate with another person to entice, solicit or encourage the person to engage in an act described in AS 11.41.455(a)(1)-(7). Makes online enticement a class C felony or a class B felony if the defendant is required to register as a sex offender or child kidnapper under AS 12.63 or similar law.

SB 119 : Ban Online Dist. Of Pornography To Minors
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to dissemination of indecent material to minors.

Version : CS SB 119 (JUD)
Companion Bill : HB 207
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 03-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-24-05 : Makes electronic distribution of indecent materials, i.e. pornography, to minors a felony under Alaska law.

SB 120 : Eliminate Daylight Saving Time
Sponsored by Sen. Donald Olson

An Act exempting the state and its political subdivisions from daylight saving time.

Companion Bill : HB 176
Contact : : 465-3707
Last Action : (S) CRA » (S) L&C : 04-14-05

04-13-05 : Exempts Alaska from observing day light saving time.

SB 134 : Pilot Project: Sex Offense Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to a pilot project to review and investigate certain complaints from victims of sexual assault in the first degree or sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree concerning actions of justice agencies.

Version : CS SB 134 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 39-0. Establishes a pilot program within the Office of Victim's Rights to review cases in which the victim of first degree sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor complains that the investigation has not been timely or through. Pilot program begins Sept. 1, 2006 and ends it August 31, 2008.

SB 140 : Computers & Internet
Signed into Law! Chapter 97 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to computers, computer communications, and the Internet.

Version : HCS CS SB 140 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 97 SLA 05 : 08-30-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Senate unanimously concurred 5/10. Makes it unlawful for a person who is not the owner or authorized user of a computer to use spyware to cause a pop-up advertisement under circumstances defined in the bill, or to purchase advertising that violates the prohibition on using spyware to customize pop-up advertising. Makes online enticement of minors a felony under Alaska law. A person commits the crime of online enticement of a minor if the person is 18 years or older and knowingly uses a computer to communicate with another person to entice, solicit or encourage the person to engage in an act described in AS 11.41.455(a)(1)-(7). Makes online enticement a class C felony or a class B felony if the defendant is required to register as a sex offender or child kidnapper under AS 12.63 or similar law. Makes electronic distribution of indecent materials, i.e. pornography, to minors a felony under Alaska law.

SB 193 : Deferral Of Municipal Property Taxes
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to an optional deferral of municipal property taxes on certain primary residences owned and occupied by individuals with incomes at or below federal poverty guidelines for the state.

Version : CS SB 193 (CRA)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : (S) CRA » (S) FIN : 03-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-10-06 : Allows a municipality to create an ordinance providing a property tax deferral program for individuals who have used the property as their primary residence for at least ten years or who are living below federal poverty guidelines. CS clarifies existing statute regarding tax exempt status of properties owned by nonprofit religious organizations.

SB 200 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home/ Property
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to defense of self, other persons, property, or services.

Version : HCS CS SB 200 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-06 : Senate voted 16-0 to concur with House amendments. Allows force, or deadly force, as a legal option under certain circumstances where life, property, and the welfare of others is at high risk. Broadens existing statute, which allows a person to use force to defend property that a person owns or leases, to include ''specific places a person has a right to be.” Allows the use of force to protect children threatened with death or serious injury, kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, or robbery. Permits use of force by a victim remaining inside an automobile being car-jacked, or by a person outside a vehicle being stolen if there is a victim inside that vehicle. Prohibits the use of force for any reason against law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, or those assisting them in their official duties.

SB 209 : Access To Licensed Club Premises
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to access by persons under 21 years of age to premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages as clubs when alcoholic beverages are not present and, when alcoholic beverages are present, to premises of a patriotic organization licensed as a club if the person possesses a valid active duty military or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

Version : CS SB 209 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 34-1. Allows military personnel under the age of 21 access to patriotic organizations licensed to sell alcoholic beverages if the person posesses a valid active duty military ID card or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

SB 216 : Bail Restrictions/ Unlawful Evasion
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins, Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to bail and unlawful evasion; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 216 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 57 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Senate voted to concur with House amendments 20-0. Makes unlawful evasion a felony for anyone held on a felony charge and a misdemeanor for anyone being held on a misdemeanor charge. Bans most the temporary and periodic release of inmates being held at a correctional facility.

SB 218 : Sex Offenders/ Sentencing/ Abuse Reports
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to sex offenders and child kidnappers; relating to periodic polygraph examinations for sex offenders released on probation or parole; relating to sexual abuse of a minor; relating to the definitions of 'aggravated sex offense' and 'child kidnapping'; relating to penalties for failure to report child abuse or neglect; relating to sentencing for sex offenders and habitual criminals; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 218 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 14 SLA 06 : 04-27-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

04-07-06 : Senate concurred with House changes 18-0. Increases sentencing times for the most egregious unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against a minor to a minimum sentence of 25 years. Increases sentencing for Unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against an adult to a minimum of 20 years. Restructures and increases sentencing for Class B and Class C sexual offenses. Requires periodic polygraph testing for sex offenders on probation and parole.

SB 224 : Older Alaskans' Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Establishing Older Alaskans' Day.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-23-06
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 06 : 03-23-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-13-06 : Passed House 30-0. Establishes the second Wednesday of September as Older Alaskan's Day to honor residents 60 years or older.

SB 291 : Municipal Harbor Facility Grants
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act relating to the municipal harbor facility grant program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 291 (CRA)
Companion Bill : HB 478
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-14-06
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 06 : 06-14-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed House 36-0. Establishes a capital improvement program for harbor facilities with a one time 50/50 matching grant program for municipalities. It will be administered through the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and will fund major maintenance and capital improvements by using a portion of the watercraft fuel tax. CS adds another fund source, the state's portion of the raw fish tax.

SB 298 : Trusts: Loans; Claims; Powers/ Iras
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to loans from trust property; relating to a trustee's power to appoint the principal of a trust to another trust; relating to challenges to, claims against, and liabilities of trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors of trusts and of trusts and estates; relating to individual retirement accounts and plans; relating to certain trusts in divorce and dissolutions of marriage situations; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 298 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 66 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 19-0. Updates state law pertaining to the administration of trust assets. Modifies Titles 13 and 34 to help keep Alaska a popular jurisdiction for trust administration.

SJR 14 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax.

Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 103 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-19-05 : Passed Senate April 19 by a vote of 14 to 6. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation permanently repealing the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax. In 2001, Congress passed tax legislation which included the temporary repeal of estate taxes. SJR 14 expresses the State of Alaska's desire to have the tax permanently repealed.

SJR 15 : Ban Lawsuits Against Firearms Industry
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Requesting the United States Congress to end the abuse of tort laws against the firearms industry.

Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-04-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Passed Senate 5/4 by a vote of 18 to 1. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation protecting the firearms industry from lawsuits seeking monetary damages caused by the misuse of firearms by third parties.

SJR 16 : States' Right To Regulate Hunting/ Fishing
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 16
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Supporting legislation before the United States Congress that reaffirms the right of the states to regulate hunting and fishing.

Contact : : 465-4861
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 16 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 100 KB]

05-07-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/7. Supports legislation before the United States Congress reaffirming the right of the states to regulate fishing and hunting.

SR 4 : USPS Air Shipment Of Bypass Mail
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 3
Sponsored by Sen. Donald Olson

Relating to the plans of the United States Postal Service to discontinue air shipment of bypass mail between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Barrow, Alaska.

Current Status : Senate Resolve 3 : 05-27-05

HB 32 : Appropriation: Grant To Arctic Power For ANWR
Signed into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act making a special appropriation for a grant to Arctic Power to promote the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration and development; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 32 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 69
Contact : : 465-2186
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 23 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 12 KB]

04-22-05 : HB 32 appropriates 1.2 million dollars from the General fund to Artic Power for use in promoting the opening of ANWR.

HB 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Work Draft for House Finance | [PDF - 1.86 MB]
| Proposed Amendments for House Finance | [PDF - 148 KB]

05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.

HB 75 : Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and game, Board of Fisheries, and Board of Game in promoting and preserving fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 75 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 87 SLA 05 : 08-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| CS HB 75 (RES) vs. CS HB 75 (FIN) | [PDF - 28 KB]
| CS HB 75 (FIN) vs. SCS CS HB 75 (RES) | [PDF - 25 KB]

05-05-05 : HB 75 will provide an additional protection from outside encroachment on our ability to responsibly harvest our game resources. ''Title Change to-''An Act relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Fish and Game and the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game to preserve and promote fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.'' The sponsor has included a legislative intent statement plainly stating the ongoing commitment to constitutional provisions for common use and sustained yield principles. The sponsor has alsochanged the structure of the section by placing the new language in the ''Powers and duties of the commissioner'' (AS 16.05.050 (a)) rather than in ''Functions of the commissioner''.

HB 91 : Indecent Exposure To Minors
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to indecent exposure.

Version : HB 91 Am
Companion Bill : SB 159
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Makes repeat convictions of indecent exposure within the observation of a person under sixteen years of age a felony.

HB 92 : University Of Alaska & Corporate Stock
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the purchase of interests in corporations, including limited liability companies, by the University of Alaska.

Version : SCS CS HB 92 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 18 SLA 06 : 05-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| White Paper: Spin-Off Company Models of Universities | [PDF - 13 KB]
| Testimoney from Mary E. Greene - UA Associate General Counsel | [PDF - 11 KB]
| CS HB 92 (EDU) vs. CS HB 92 (JUD) | [PDF - 19 KB]

04-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Intent is to specifically define a university/corporate liability structure intended to encourage new university investment in limited liability and nonprofit corporations resulting from research-generated intellectual property or companies created and managed on university lands.

HB 109 : Screening Newborn For Hearing/ Audiologist
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to establishing a screening, tracking, and intervention program related to the hearing ability of newborns and infants; providing an exemption to licensure as an audiologist for certain persons performing hearing screening; relating to insurance coverage for newborn and infant hearing screening; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 109 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 43 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 109 is aimed at ensuring that all infants born in Alaska have their hearing screened at birth, or within 30 days of birth, if not born in a hospital.

HB 116 : Liability For Alcohol Law Violations
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the liability of certain persons for certain violations of alcoholic beverages laws; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 116 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : Creates an exception to AS 04.16.049 to protect young volunteers cooperating with law enforcement from retributive action and liability. Keeping alcoholic beverages out of the hands of people under 21 years of age is a cooperative effort. Young people working with law enforcement should not be subjected to lawsuits for participating in an investigation.

HB 131 : Access Device & I. D. Document Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Increasing the criminal classification of theft of an access device and of obtaining an access device or identification documents by fraudulent means; increasing the criminal classification for certain cases of fraudulent use of an access device; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 67 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Would increase the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class C felony for: Theft of an access device, such as a credit card or bank account number. The crime of fraudulent use of an access device if the value of the property or services obtained is $50 or more. The crime of obtaining an access device or identification document by fraudulent means.

HB 136 : Driving Under Influence Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Restricting the authority of a court to suspend execution of a sentence or grant probation in prosecutions for driving while under the influence and prosecutions for refusal to submit to a chemical test; and allowing a court to suspend up to 75 percent of the minimum fines required for driving while under the influence and for refusal to submit to a chemical test if the defendant successfully completes a court-ordered treatment program.

Contact : : 465-6848
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-04-05 : Specifically, HB 136 expands the court-ordered treatment programs, i.e. ''Wellness Courts,'' to felony DUI defendants. The statutory authority for these courts can be found under AS 28.35.030 and AS 28.35.032.

HB 148 : Trafficking Of Persons
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to human trafficking; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 148 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-01-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

Allows the state to prosecute those who traffick in persons in Alaska.

HB 149 : Controlled Substances: Meth & Marijuana
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to controlled substances; relating to the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance; relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the sale, possession, and delivery of certain substances and precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine; relating to listing certain anabolic steroids as controlled substances; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 149
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 53 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

The committee substitute adds that all sales of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base, must meet the terms used in P.L. 109-177, 120 Stat. 192, in regard to amounts, identification required, storage, access and availability, and logbooks. Amendments were made requiring that vendors may not sell to a person under 16 years of age.

This bill would also restrict the amount of pseudoephedrine base product a person can acquire to six grams within a 30-day period. The bill will further serve to present prima facia evidence that a person intends to use the pseudoephedrine base product to manufacture methamphetamine if the person is in possession of more than six grams of product. Amended to prohibit the distribution of confidential information on certain medications. Amendments were made incorporating portions of SB 70. SB 70 was an act relating to controlled substances regarding the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Changes were made eliminating jail time for those charged with use in the privacy of their own homes for the first two offenses. Other amendments allow the Commissioner of Public Safety the authority to adopt emergency regulations, placing additional pseudoephedrine products behind the counter, if those products are found being used in the production of methamphetamines.

HB 181 : Waive Continuing Education RequirementFor Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act authorizing a waiver for active duty military service of continuing education requirements for renewal of occupational licenses.

Version : CS HB 181 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 63 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Introduced to eliminate the possibility of a professional licensee losing his or her license because of failure to fulfill statutory requirements for continuing education while serving on active duty in a combat zone or area where continuing education classes are not available.

HB 182 : Wage & Hour Act: Exec/ Prof/ Admin/ Sales/ Dp
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the Alaska Wage and Hour Act as it relates to the employment of a person acting in a supervisory capacity or in an administrative, executive, or professional capacity; relating to definitions under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act and providing definitions for persons employed in administrative, executive, and professional capacities, for persons working in the capacity of an outside salesman, for persons working in the capacity of a salesman employed on a straight commission basis, and for persons that perform computer-related occupations; directing retrospective application of the provisions of this Act to work performed before the effective date of this Act for purposes of claims filed on or after the effective date of this Act, and disallowing retrospective application for purposes of claims for that work that are filed before the effective date of this Act.

Version : CS HB 182 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 90 SLA 05 : 08-09-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-03-05 : Deletes the 80/20 test and sets forth definitions which are much more understandable. The simplicity provided by the new definitions will lead to greater compliance with the statutes. Amended to define teachers and computers professional.

HB 184 : Firearms
Signed into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to firearms.

Version : SCS HB 184 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 82 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : This bill was introduced to ensure that citizens be able to look to one law as the single final authority regarding firearm regulation. This bill will guarantee consistency in firearm law within the State of Alaska.

HB 201 : Permanent Fund Dividend Apps Of Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 83 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to an application for a permanent fund dividend for a member of the armed forces of the United States serving on active duty outside of the state who is eligible for hostile fire or imminent danger pay; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 83 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : The purpose of this bill is to permit the person who has power of attorney for an individual who is serving on active duty with the United States armed services outside the state of Alaska to sign and file a permanent fund application for said individual.

HB 219 : Strangulation & Suffocation Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the definition of 'dangerous instrument' as applied within the criminal code.

Version : CS HB 219 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 20 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-05 : Permits felony prosecution for an assault involving strangulation or suffocation.

HB 256 : Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act naming the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-23-05
Current Status : Chapter 93 SLA 05 : 08-23-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : HB 256 would name the sport fish hatchery to be built in Fairbanks the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery.

HB 258 : Sexual Abuse Of A Minor/ Sexual Assault
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and to aggravating factors at sentencing for sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Version : SCS CS HB 258 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4931
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 88 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 258 would make sexual assault by persons who have been previously diagnosed as having or having tested positive for HIV or AIDS an aggravating factor at sentencing.

HB 334 : Municipal Property Tax Deferral/ Exemption
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to a mandatory exemption for certain residences owned by a religious organization, to an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes for certain types of deteriorated property, and to an optional deferral of municipal property taxes on certain primary residences owned and occupied by individuals with incomes at or below federal poverty guidelines for the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 334 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 44 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 334 continues to allow a municipality to defer taxes on an abandoned property that has become an eyesore. Some examples include the McKay Building in Anchorage and the Polaris Building in Fairbanks. The bill changes existing language to clearly state when the deferral ends. Present law leaves that an unanswered question making it more difficult for a developer to seek financing for the refurbishing project. By changing the language to specifically include the word only when all or part of the project is transferred to a new owner clarifies the ending date of the deferral.

HB 357 : Statutory References To Disabilities
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act updating the terminology in statutes for persons with disabilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 357 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 242
Contact : : 465-2734
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-09-06
Current Status : Chapter 25 SLA 06 : 05-09-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill changes all Alaska State Statutes to rid them of this archaic reference that has negative and demoralizing connotations in reference to a person's ability and potential.

HB 399 : Elder Fraud And Assistance/ OPA
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing the office of elder fraud and assistance; and relating to fraud involving older Alaskans.

Version : SCS CS HB 399 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 399 establishes an office of elder fraud and assistance within the Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) to investigate complaints of fraud committed against elder residents of Alaska. This bill authorizes OPA to bring civil enforcement actions for injunctive and other relief for fraud committed against older Alaskans.

HB 419 : Repeal Underground Storage Tank Laws
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act repealing the Board of Storage Tank Assistance, the underground storage tank revolving loan fund, and the tank cleanup loan program; repealing certain reporting requirements relating to underground petroleum storage tank systems; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 419 will modify the end date for the board in order to be consistent with the end date for formal termination of the loan program. Additionally the bill lists out the statutes that relate to the board, the reporting, regulations, fees, revolving loan fund, loan program, definitions, uses of the fund, the respective administrative codes, the orderly completion of the boards obligations, and renumbering instructions related to those statutes repealed.

HCR 13 : Natural Gas Spur Line Construction
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.

Version : CS HCR 13 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 02-06-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 29 : 02-06-06

05-02-05 : HCR 13 expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.

HJR 9 : Exxon Valdez Judgment: Congress/ Reopener
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Urging the United States Congress to honor the process and judgment of the federal courts in the case of the Exxon Valdez disaster and to refrain from enacting legislation that would affect the outcome of the courts' resolution of the case; urging the United States Department of Justice and the Alaska Department of Law to identify all natural resource damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that were unanticipated at the time of the 1991 settlement, to develop plans to remedy the damages, and to present the ExxonMobil Corporation with a request for the full $100,000,000 that is available through the Reopener for Unknown Injury clause of the 1991 civil settlement to carry out these plans.

Version : SCS HJR 9 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-2487
Last Action : (S) JUD » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-11-05 : This resolution from the Alaska State Legislature urges that the United States Congress respect the judicial process and refrain from enacting any legislation that would alter the punitive damages awarded to more than 32,000 plaintiffs as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill as finally determined by the federals courts.

HJR 27 : Allotments For Native Vietnam Veterans
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 37
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation amending the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act to allow deserving veterans to obtain allotments of vacant land within the State of Alaska; and to reopen and legislatively approve allotments in the Tongass National Forest.

Version : CS HJR 27 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 37 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 31 : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Relating to designating September 9, 2006, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

Version : SCS HJR 31 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : (H) HES » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |


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