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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Cheryll Heinze District 24 - Anchorage

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Session:
State Capitol, Room 108
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4930
Fax: (907) 465-3834
Toll Free: (800) 331-4930


Interim:
716 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 650
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0160
Fax: (907) 269-0177

Elected to the House 2002


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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 10 : Group Health Insurance For Private Groups
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the definition of group health insurance, and allowing the Department of Administration to obtain a policy or policies of group health care insurance for employers that are small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, or small associations for insurance purposes; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB10 (FIN)
Contact: John Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 10 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 10 allows small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, small associations, or self-employed individuals to create associations that can participate in group health insurance plans. These entities can then purchase health insurance coverage for their employees. HB 10 moves to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Amended to make date current.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 99 : Insurance for Motor Vehicle Repairs
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to insurance for and work on certain motor vehicle repairs; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 142 : Responsibility For Care After Eye Surgery
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to provider responsibility for ocular postoperative care; and providing for an effective date.

04-01-03 : House Bill 142 moved out of the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage), HB 142 addresses the issue of postoperative care for eye surgery in Alaska, and takes into account the challenges our state often poses in terms of isolation, limited medical resources and transportation difficulties. HB 142 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 143 : Permanent Fund Ineligibility For DUI
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to permanent fund dividend program notice requirements and to the ineligibility for permanent fund dividends of certain persons sentenced for driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance, or for refusal to submit to a chemical test.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 144 : PFD Ineligibility/Motor Vehicle Insurance
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to permanent fund dividend program notice requirements and to the ineligibility for permanent fund dividends of certain persons sentenced for crimes involving mandatory motor vehicle liability insurance.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 391 : Employer Must Let Crime Victim Off Work
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to employers and to victims of crime.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 392 : Seat Belt Violation As Primary Offense
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to motor vehicle safety belt violations.

| Q & A FAQ | [PDF - 2 Pages - 38 KB]
| Preusser Study | [PDF - 7 Pages - 221 KB]

HB 406 : Commercial Seafood Commission
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act establishing the Alaska Commercial Seafood Commission.

HB 452 : Guided Sport Fishing
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by the Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to licensing and regulation of sport fishing services operators and fishing guides; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 452 (RES)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

An Act relating to licensing and regulation of sport fishing operators and sport fishing guides; authorizing the Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to release records and reports to the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Bill Summary | [PDF - 6 Pages - 12 KB]
| ADF&G Comments on Guide Licensing | [PDF - 5 Pages - 14 KB]

HB 453 : Joint Action Agencies
Sponsored by the Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act exempting from regulation under the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act wholesale agreements for the sale of power by joint action agencies and contracts related to those agreements, and joint action agencies composed of public utilities of political subdivisions and utilities organized under the Electric and Telephone Cooperative Act.

Version: CS HB 453
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 03-22-04: (H)STA ==> (H)FIN

HB 453 makes slight changes to existing statutes that permit certain entities to create what is called a Joint Action Agency. Amended to deregulate interagency sales.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 499 : 911 Systems
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to 911 systems.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 29 : Support Therapeutic Courts
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

Relating to support for therapeutic courts for repeat driving while under the influence offenders.

Version: CS HCR 16 (RLS)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed theSenate

HCR 29 encourages the Department of Law and the Public Defender Agency to actively participate in the startup of therapeutic courts in communities where there is a large population of DUI offenders and local support for therapeutic courts. Added Department of Corrections, probation and parole and public defenders office t the list of recipients.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Cost Analysis | [PDF - 3 Pages - 16 KB]
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 6 Pages - 27 KB]

HJR 16 : Supporting Members Of Military
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 28 : Taiwan: Trade & World Health Assembly
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

Urging the United States Congress to support the granting of official Observer Status to the Republic of China at the World Health Assembly Annual Conference to be held at Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2003, and to support negotiation of a free trade agreement with the Republic of China.

05-18-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 28 by a vote of 17 to zero on Sunday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage), HJR 28 encourages the United States Congress to endorse a request by the Republic of China to be granted Observer Status at the World Health Assembly Annual Conference in May of 2003. HJR 28 also urges the United States Congress to encourage the administration of President George W. Bush to negotiate a free trade agreement with the Republic of China. HJR 28 moves to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |


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

An Act relating to harassment.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 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 21 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula, Rep. Mary Kapsner, Rep. Sharon Cissna

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 83 KB]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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 73 : Extend State Medical Board
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act extending the termination date of the State Medical Board.

02-27-03 : House Bill 73 moved out of the House Finance Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Eagle River), HB 73 extends the State Medical Board until June 30, 2011. Otherwise the board terminates June 30, 2003. The board establishes the minimum education and work experience requirements that individuals must meet to become licensed physicians, osteopaths, podiatrists, paramedics, and physician assistants. The board also investigates complaints against licensed professionals and takes disciplinary licensing action when appropriate. HB 73 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 74 : Extend Board Of Nursing
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Nursing.

03-27-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 74 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Eagle River), HB 74 Extends the Board of Nursing to June 30, 2007. Otherwise the board would have terminated on June 30, 2003. The board establishes the minimum education and work experience requirements that individuals must meet to become licensed nurses or certified nursing aides. The board also investigates complaints against licensed professionals and takes disciplinary licensing action when appropriate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 84 : Alaska History Curriculum
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

An Act relating to a curriculum for Alaska history; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 84 (HES)
Contact: Mary Kapsner, 465-4942
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the House

HB 84 recommends at least on semester of Alaska history to be taught in Alaska schools.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 8 K]

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

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 91 : Retired Peace Officer's Medical Benefits
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to medical benefits for retired peace officers after 20 years of credited service.

Version: CS HB 91 (FIN)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 03-08-04: (S)STA ==> (S)L&C

HB 91 allows peace officers to collect their Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and major medical benefits at the same time they are eligible for normal retirement, which is after 20 years of service. Currently, peace officers must work 25 years before collecting major medical benefits and must be 65 years old to receive their COLA. HB 91 returns these requirements back to their 1986 criteria.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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 107 : Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

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 House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 178 : Insurance Coverage For Contraceptives
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives be included in certain health care insurance coverage.

HB 205 : PFD: Peace Corps Volunteers & Misc
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence 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.

05-09-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 205 by a vote of 27 to eight and by a reconsideration vote of 33 to three on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 205 includes Peace Corps volunteers among the Alaskans who may leave the state for more than 180 days and continue to receive the Permanent Fund Dividend. HB 205 also allows the Department of Revenue investigate, prosecute, and fine up to $3000 against people who make fraudulent claims for the PFD.
HB 205 will move to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |
| Talking Points |

HB 214 : Punitive Damages Against Employers
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the recovery of punitive damages against an employer who is determined to be vicariously liable for the act or omission of an employee; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 214 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 214 changes the standard under which employers must pay for punitive damages assessed against their employees. HB 214 stipulates that unless an employer authorized the act that caused the damages, or acted recklessly or knowingly in approving of the act after it occurred, or the employee is of such a high rank that he or she is essentially the employer, then the employee's punitive damages should not be awarded against the employer.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to veterinarians and animals.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 282 : University Employee Research Contacts
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to contracts between the University of Alaska and its employees involving research or other development of intellectual property and to the authority of the president of the University of Alaska regarding employee contracts for development of intellectual property.

Version: HB 282
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

HB 282 will give the President of the University of Alaska authority to enter into contracts with employees involved in research and development of intellectual property. These contracts would allow both the employee and the University to benefit from businesses associated with that development.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

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 294 : Feticide And Assaults On Fetuses
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to murder and assault of unborn children.

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

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 333 : Public School Endowment
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg, Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to an endowment for public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 333 (FIN)
Contact: Cliff Stone, 465-2487
Action: 04-28-04: Passed the House

House Bill 333 would establish a separate education fund of the state. The principal of the fund would be created by sums transferred to the account by the commissioner of revenue each year. This sum would equal the total receipts derived from the management of state and University of Alaska lands as established in AS 14.40.507. Amended to make minor languages changes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 337 : Anatomical Gifts Registry
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to anatomical donor registries, to an anatomical gift awareness fund, to an anatomical gift awareness program, and to motor vehicle licenses and registrations.

Version: CS HB 337 (FIN)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

With this legislation, the donor's status and other information will be available to Life Alaska Donor Services so that the donor's gift may be realized with or without the donor having their License/State ID card at the time of death. This will also allow Life Alaska to quickly ascertain the donor status of the Licensee and match the donor's gift with a suitable recipient. Amended to allow cancellation of registration at DMV or the Registry.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 355 : Gifts To Build A State Veterans Home
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to donations for establishment of a state veterans' home.

HB 385 : Awarding Child Custody
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to awarding child custody; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 385 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 04-27-04: (S)JUD (S)RLS

HB 385 adds, if a parent has committed repeated acts of domestic violence against another parent may not be awarded sole or joint physical custody of a child to the list of criteria a judge may used in the awarding of custody. Minor technical amendment made in committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 386 : Natural Gas Development Authority Contract
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act exempting contracts of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority from the State Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 386
Contact: Peggy Wilcox 465-4998
Action: 02-16-04: H(L&C) ==> H(O&G)

This bill allows the Alaska Natural gas Pipeline Authority more flexibility in procurement.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF Reader - 1 Page - 6 KB]

HB 430 : Employees Under 21 At Licensed Premises
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to employees under 21 years of age in the premises of hotels, restaurants, and eating places that are licensed to sell, serve, deliver, or dispense alcoholic beverages.

Version: CS HB 430 L&C
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 430 would allow persons 18- 20 to work at establishments which serve alcohol without parental consent. Tech amendment to allow adopted kids even though they can't secure parental permission to work on premises. Under this law the minor would not be able to sell serve, deliver or dispense alcoholic beverages.

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

HB 432 : Student Loan Forgiveness
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to forgiveness of portions of education loans for certain borrowers who are residents of the state.

HB 435 : Prepared Food: Wild/Farmed Fish Disclosure
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to the identification of finfish in food products and to the misbranding of food products consisting of or containing finfish.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 81 KB]

HB 474 : Liability for Airports and Airstrips
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to civil liability associated with aircraft runways, airfields, and landing areas.

Version: CS HB 474 (JUD) Am
Contact: Todd Larkin, 465-3466
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 474 seeks to revise the current statute by removing the single word natural as well as by adding clarifying language as indicated above. This will allow the same degree of protection regardless of the airfield's ownership structure. It is sensible that the same public interest is served regardless of the type of entity associated with the runway. Amended to maintain liability to airport for its' contract air carriers.

| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HCR 8 : Inhalants And Poisons Awareness Week
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 12 : Honoring Congressman Don Young
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Commemorating Congressman Don Young's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

HCR 13 : Location Of New Seafood Lab
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Relating to the location of the state's new seafood laboratory.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 19 : Alaska History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Urging implementation of an Alaska history curriculum in public schools.

HCR 31 : Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 43
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Proclaiming March 2004 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Version: SCS CSHCR 31(HES) AM S
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

By making Alaskans aware of traumatic brain injuries, their cause, and prevention we can lower the number of injuries and deaths caused each year. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and recognizing Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 15 : Pledge Of Allegiance/Split 9th Circuit
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to its decision concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, and to removing Alaska from the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Relating to the labeling of salmon and salmon food products.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

SB 54 : Overtime Pay For Airline Employees
Signed into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act exempting flight crew members of certain air carriers from overtime pay requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

SJR 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 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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