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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senator Lyda Green District G - Wasilla

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600 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 1
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 376-3370
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Elected to the Senate 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002


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SB 21 : Pawnbrokers/Secondhand Dealers
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to certain persons who buy and sell secondhand articles, to certain persons who lend money on secondhand articles, and to certain persons who seek or receive loans on secondhand articles.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 42 : Victims' Advocate Amendments
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

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

An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 65 : Correctional Facility Expansion
Transmitted to Governor!
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with municipalities for new or expanded public correctional facilities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage.

Version: HCS CS SB 65 (FIN)
Contact: Kim Carnot, 465-6600
Action: 06-29-04: Transmitted to Governor

On May 11, the Senate unanimously passed House amendments made to SB 65. Authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage for new or expanded correctional facilities; authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement for correctional facility space and services in the City of Whittier with a third-party contractor; and authorizes issuance of certificates of participation for upgrade, expansion of replacement of jails in Dillingham and Kodiak. The bill requires a feasibility study to determine whether the state can provide these services for the same or less cost than a third-party operator, requires a competitive bid process, adherence to the state procurement procedures, and approval of the facility design by the Commissioner of Corrections prior to entering into an agreement. Further, the bill requires that all correctional officers, probation officers and parole officers be certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 78 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 78 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 78 would remove the sunset provision of the 2001 legislation and allows for women who have been participating the program to continue, as well as allowing access to the program for women who will be diagnosed in the future.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 95 : 72-Hour Notice Of Teacher Strike
Signed into Law! Chapter 130 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

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.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 95 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 95 would require public school employees to provide a school district with written notice of an impending strike at least 72 hours prior to any labor action. This bill would protect students and give parents adequate time to be notified of a change in the school schedule.
SB 95 moves next to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 147 : Control Of Nuisance Wild Animals
Signed into Law! Chapter 132 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to control of nuisance wild animals; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 147 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 147 would provide authority to the Alaska Board of Game to adopt regulations to allow issuance of permits and licenses to sanctioned designees to control nuisance wild birds and nuisance wild small mammals. Currently, there is no statutory authority for nuisance wildlife control and the means by which ADF&G can sell a license or issue a permit. SB 147 moves next to the governor for his signature.

| Sponsor Statement |
| ADF&G Fiscal Note | [PDF - 1 Page - 10 KB]

SB 157 : Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Signed into Law! Chapter 137 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to inpatient psychiatric services for persons who are under 21 years of age and are either eligible for medical assistance or are in the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 157 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 157 would require the Department of Health and Social Services to use in state facilities, where available, for the psychiatric treatment of eligible persons.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 269 : Parent Access To Child's Library Records
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to access to the library records of a child by a parent or guardian.

Version: HCS CS SB 269 (JUD)
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 05-11-04: Failed House

SB 269 clarifies that parents have the right to access their minor child’s records at public libraries run by the state, a municipality, public schools and universities, and non-profit organizations.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 98 KB]

SB 270 : Avalanche Awareness Month
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act establishing November as Avalanche Awareness Month.

Version: SB 270 am H
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 03-24-04: Governor signed into law

The governor signed SB 270 into law March 22. It establishes November as Avalanche Awareness Month to encourage activities that increase awareness of avalanche dangers.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 285 : Medical Assistance Coverage
Signed Into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to medical assistance coverage for targeted case management services and for rehabilitative services furnished or paid for by a school district on behalf of certain children; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 285
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 06-25-04: Signed Into Law

SB 285 unanimously passed the House May 5. It expands medical assistance coverage for targeted case management services. It also clarifies that school districts can seek reimbursement as Medicaid providers for services provided to students for rehabilitative services.

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

SB 288 : Emergency Child Custody Placement
Signed Into Law! Chapter 117 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to certain determinations concerning placement of a child in emergency custody and temporary placement hearings in child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 288 (JUD)
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 06-29-04: Signed Into Law

Conforms to federal requirements the language a judge must use at a temporary custody hearing when determining placement of a child who has previously been removed from home.

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

SB 289 : Extending The Special Ed Service Agency
Signed Into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act extending the termination date of the special education service agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 289
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 05-05-04: Signed into Law

Signed into law May 5. SB 289 unanimously passed the House April 14. It extends the Special Education Service Agency for another nine years. SESA assists schools and infant learning programs to serve children with severe disabilities.

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

SCR 4 : Avalanche Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 7
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month.

04-04-03 : Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 moved out of the House of Representatives Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SCR 4 would proclaim November 2003 as Avalanche Awareness month.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| 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 |


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SB 1 : Increase Amt Of Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

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

Version: SSSB 1
Contact: Sheila Peterson, 465-2872
Action: 03-01-04: (S)HES » (S)FIN

Increases the base student allocation in the public education funding formula from $4,169 to $4,263.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 30 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

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.

Version: CCS SB 30
Contact: Jason Hooley, 465-3762
Action: 05-11-04: Waiting transmittal to Governor

Requires that information be prepared and made available via the Internet to women seeking abortions on the medical risks of abortion and its alternatives, and where services can be sought, by geographic region. Requires a physician or other health care provider performing an abortion to obtain voluntary and informed consent as defined in the bill. Requires the Bureau of Vital Statistics to collect and record data on whether each reported patient requested and received a written copy of information on reproductive options required to be maintained on the Internet.

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

SB 155 : Hunting Same Day Airborne
Signed into Law! Chapter 124 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to hunting on the same day airborne; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 155 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 155 would make changes that will allow the Fish and Game Board as well as the Commissioner to better manage wildlife by balancing predator and game populations based on the best science available.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 184 : Organic Food
House Companion HB226 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

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.

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 295 : Extend Navigable Waters Commission
Signed Into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act extending the termination date of the Navigable Waters Commission for Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 295
Contact: Zach Warwick, 465-4797
Action: 06-04-04: Signed Into Law

Extends the life of the Joint Federal and State Navigable Waters Commission for Alaska until 2006. The commission’s purpose is to expedite the title process to the state’s submerged lands, to determine which bodies of water are navigable or non-navigable, and to recommend ways to improve the water navigability determination process and quickly clear title to the state’s submerged lands.

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

SB 305 : Asserting State Title To Submerged Land
Signed Into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to state ownership of submerged land underlying water that was navigable at the time Alaska achieved statehood.

Version: HCS SB 305 (FIN)
Contact: Joe Balash, 465-4797
Action: 06-04-04: Signed Into Law

Senate unanimously concurred with House changes May 6. It outlines the state's position on the ownership of submerged lands and requires the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources to compile a list of navigable waters.

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

SB 306 : Naturopathic Medicine Task Force
Signed Into Law! Chapter 78 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the practice of naturopathic medicine; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HCS CS SB 306 (JUD)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-17-04: Signed Into Law

On May 11, in a unanimous decision, the Senate concurred with House amendments made to SB 306. SB 306 now creates a task force to investigate, in depth, naturopathic medicine law during the interim. The task force will then be required to report its findings back to the Legislature next year.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 318 : Consumptive Use Of Fish And Game
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the individual right of Alaska residents in the consumptive use of fish and game.

Version: CS SB 318 (RES)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 04-07-04: (S)RES » (S)JUD

Amended in Resources to give direction to the Department of Fish and Game, the Board of Fish, and the Board of Game that it is the policy of the State that the consumptive use of wild fish and game resources by individual Alaska residents is a very "high preference" when considering the management and allocations of those resources. Changed title to "An Act relating to a preference for the consumptive uses of fish and game.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 327 : Rollerbladers Regulated Like Bicycles
Signed Into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to pedestrians using rollerblades, roller skates, and similar devices.

Version: CS SB 327 (STA)Am H
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-17-04: Signed Into Law

SB 327 legalizes the use of roller-skis on the same public roadways where bicycles are allowed.

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

SCR 1 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 9
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Relating to economic development generated by new road construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs.

04-09-03 : The Senate concurred with the House amendment for Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 by a vote of 14 to five on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SCR 1 encourages new economic development generated by new road construction.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 12 : Borough Incorporation: Unorg Areas
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Requesting the Local Boundary Commission to consider borough incorporation for certain unorganized areas.

Version: SCR 12
Contact: Sheila Peterson, 465-2872
Action: 04-05-04: (S)Floor » (H)Floor

SCR 12 passed the Senate April 5 by a vote of 11 to 9 and was noticed for reconsideration. It requests the Local Boundary Commission to consider borough incorporation for four areas of the state: Upper Tanana Basin Model Borough, Copper River Basin Model Borough, Glacier Bay Model Borough and Chatham Region Model Borough. These four areas of the state were identified in a February 2003 report by the LBC entitled "Unorganized Areas of Alaska that Meet Borough Incorporation Standards," as meeting the existing standards for borough incorporation. Details regarding establishment of each borough would be included in the recommendation. The recommended incorporations would be adopted unless the legislature disapproves them within 45 days after they are submitted.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 132 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 5 : Destroy Brady Bill Records
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 21
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Urging the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.

05-16-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 5 moved out of the House of Representatives Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 5 would urge the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 24 : Constition Amendment: Guarantee Permanent Fund Dividend
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska to guarantee the permanent fund dividend, establishing the earnings reserve account, and relating to the Alaska permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSSJR 24(JUD)
Contact: Karen Sawyer, 465-3878
Action: 02-27-04: (S)JUD ==> (S)FIN

SJR 24 places the dividend in the constitution. It would only take effect if voters approve an appropriation limit and would be immediately repealed if the Internal Revenue Service ever determines that the fund no longer qualifies as "public use" and is consequently taxable.

| Sponsor Statement |

SR 2 : Ronald Reagan Day
Passed Senate! Senate Resolve 2
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

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

Version:
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Action: 07-16-04:

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 68 : Office Of Victims' Rights: Include Munis.
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

04-14-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 68 into law on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 68 clarifies that municipalities be specifically included in the definition of a justice agency to help the Office of Victims' Rights act on behalf of the victims it represents.

| 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 82 : Commercial Electronic Mail
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

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

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 82 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 82 requires anyone sending unsolicited commercial email with sexually explicit content to include the letters "ADV: ADLT" in the subject line.

| 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 177 : Concealed Handguns
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to concealed handguns; allowing persons whose applications have been rejected as unqualified or whose permits have been revoked or suspended to continue to carry concealed handguns in this state if the person has a permit from another jurisdiction; requiring the Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements concerning the carrying of concealed handguns.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 177 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stolze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 177 recognizes concealed weapon permit holders from other states as valid permit holders in Alaska. HB 177 also requires the Alaska Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states when it benefits Alaska permit holders.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 283 : Coal Leases
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to limitations on coal leases.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 283 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 283 increases the amount of state acreage available for coal leases.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 344 : Mining Fees, Rentals, & Royalties
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to annual rental fees for mining claims, and providing for reduced royalties during the first three years of production.

Version: SCS HB 344 (RES)
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-13-04: House Concurrence with Senate Amendments

Allows a grace period if the mine's filing deadline is missed. By filing the necessary paperwork, paying the royalties, rent, and a penalty equal to one year's rent the claim remains protected.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 |


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