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Alaska State Representative Jim Holm District 9 - Fairbanks

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Elected to the House 2002


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HB 34 : Repeal Sunset Of Negotiated Regulation Making
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to negotiated regulation making; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 34 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 34 repeals the July 1st, 2003 sunset date on Negotiated Regulation Making.

| 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 67 : Construction Of Highways By DOTPF
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to construction of highways by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

02-20-03 : House Bill 67 moved out of the House Transportation Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 67 ensures that the state funds projects that cost more than $250,000 through the competitive bid process and funds projects that cost less than that amount with force accounts. To save the state money, HB 67 also assigns more routine maintenance of projects to the private contractor. HB 67 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 124 : Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers/Employer
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to commercial motor vehicle drivers and their employers and to railroad-highway grade crossings; and providing for an effective date.

06-02-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 124 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm, HB 124 conforms Alaska commercial driver law to federal standards to avoid the loss of between $20 million and $40 million. HB 124 requires certain commercial vehicles to approach with flashers and stop at all highway railroad crossings. The bill prohibits an employer of a commercial vehicle from knowingly allowing, authorizing, or encouraging the driver to violate any federal, state, or municipal code or regulation relating to highway railroad crossings. HB 124 also requires the court to disqualify a commercial motor vehicle driver for certain periods of time upon conviction of such violations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 126 : Municipal Economic Development
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act authorizing municipalities to provide for economic development and authorizing boroughs to expend revenue collected on an areawide or nonareawide basis to provide for economic development.

03-10-03 : House Bill 126 moved out of the House Special Committee on Economic Development, International Trade and Tourism on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 126 authorizes non-areawide funds to be used on an areawide basis for economic development. HB 126 moves to the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 129 : Liability For Aviation Damages
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to recovery of punitive damages resulting from an aviation accident; and providing for an effective date.

HB 138 : Education Of Disabled: Appointment Of Surrogate
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to appointment of surrogate parents to represent a child with a disability in matters of public education.

HB 147 : William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks.

03-11-03 : House Bill 147 moved out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 147 names the Fairbanks Riverwalk Centennial Bridge in honor of former University of Alaska President Dr. William Ransom Wood. HB 147 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 221 : False Statements On Voter Registration
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act making it a class C felony to knowingly make a false statement relating to citizenship or residency on an application for voter registration or reregistration.

HB 230 : Political Signs On Private Property
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to political signs on private property.

05-17-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 230 by a vote of 27 to six on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 230 amends state law to remove the restriction against the posting of campaign or political signs within road view or 660 feet (whichever is greater). House Bill 230 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 250 : State Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 144 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jom Holm

An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 250 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 250 HB 250 modifies the procurement code pertaining to construction claims.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 291 : Adjust School District Cost Factors
An Act relating to school district cost factors; and providing for an effective date. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

HB 327 : Powers/Duties DOTPF
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and repealing a requirement that public facilities comply with energy standards adopted by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Version: CSHB 327 (TRA)
Contact: Todd Larkin, 465-3466
Action: 02-26-04: (H) TRA ==> (H) STA

This bill eliminates the "Alaska Transportation Council" which was created in the 1970s to consult the department of transportations on projects. This council was never funded or staffed, creating problems for the departments projects. HB 327 was amended to change existing technical language in order to avoid conflicts in the rest of the statues.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement of Senate Companion |

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 360 : Alaska Caregivers Month
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act establishing an Alaska Caregivers Month; and providing for an effective date.

HB 394 : Commission On Aging
Signed into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act extending the Alaska Commission on Aging.

Version: CS HB 394 (HES)
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

CS HB 394 (HESS) extends the sunset date for the Alaska Commission on Aging until June 30, 2008. An audit dated October 1, 2003, recommends this extension.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 424 : Regulation Review
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to review of regulations under the Administrative Procedure Act by the Legislative Affairs Agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 424 (JUD)(EFD FLD S)
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 424, legislative attorneys who actually draft the bills will review, prior to public comment, proposed regulations being promulgated from those bills.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 434 : Naturopaths And Licensing
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

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

Version: CS HB 434 L&C
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 03-24-04: (H)L&C ==> (H)JUD

The practice of naturopathic medicine was licensed in Alaska seventeen years ago. This legislation updates statute that the practice of naturopathic medicine is commensurate with the education naturopathic physicians receive. Amended to take limit prescriptive ability.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 438 : Move Over Law For Drivers
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to motorists moving over or slowing down for emergency vehicles.

Version: SCS CS HB 438 (STA)
Contact: Matthew Rudig, 465-3466
Action: 04-30-04: (S)STA (S)JUD

This bill would require drivers to reduce speed, to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit or 5 MPH if the speed limit was less than 25 MPH, when passing an emergency vehicle with its warning lights on. Amended to remove speed limits and add a reasonable speed relating to traffic, road and weather conditions

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 461 : Emergency Services Dispatch/911 Surcharge
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to enhanced 911 surcharges and to emergency services dispatch systems of municipalities, certain villages, and public corporations established by municipalities.

Version: CS HB 461 (STA)
Contact: Matthew Rudig , 465-3466
Action: 04-30-04: (H)STA (H)RLS

Currently AS 29.35 gives a municipality the ability to cover the cost of the Enhanced 9-1-1 equipment through a surcharge of only sixty-five cents. This does not cover the cost of the dispatch or the labor. The burden of the cost for this service is borne by local property taxes and state revenues. This bill will shift some of the costs to the users of this service and provide substantial relief to stretched municipal budgets. Municipalities will have the option to charge phone users through a surcharge on their phone bill. Amended to raise from 50 cents to one dollar the maximum surcharge

| Sponsor Statement |

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 501 : Permanent Fund Inflation Proofing
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to transfers from the earnings reserve account to the dividend fund and to the principal of the permanent fund to offset the effect of inflation; and providing for an effective date.

HB 502 : Dispensing Opticians: Board & Regulation
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to dispensing opticians and dispensing optician apprentices.

Version: HB 502
Contact: Matthew Rudig, 465-3466
Action: 04-02-04: (H)L&C (H)HES

HB 502 clarifies the education and training requirements to become an optician, allows qualified opticians from other states to practice in Alaska, and sets out requirements to fit and sell contact lenses.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 3 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

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.

HJR 31 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund and to payments to certain state residents from the Alaska permanent fund; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.

Version: CSHJR 31 (STA)
Contact: Todd Larkin, 465-3466
Action: 04-07-04: H(STA) » H(JUD)

This bill would place a question on the November ballot amending the constitution to pay the Permanent Fund Dividend out in a single payment. The balance to be used to establish a fund used to finance state government. Amended to establish April 1, 2005 as the date of payment, unless written notice is received by the state.

| 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 17 : Jury Trial For Ending Parental Rights
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the right to demand a jury trial in certain cases involving termination of parental rights; amending Rules 18(e) and 18(g), Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure.

HB 46 : Primary Election Ballots
Signed into Law! Chapter 96 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to ballots.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 46 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 46 instructs the Director of the Division of Elections to offer voters in primary elections the choice of a separate ballot presenting only the ballot titles and propositions for voting. HB 46 does not change the closed-primary system. HB 46 offers voters the additional choice of a "no-party," "issues-only" ballot.

| 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 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 62 : Adoption Of Safety Codes
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act relating to construction, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire safety, and other safety codes adopted by state agencies and municipalities; and providing for an effective date.

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 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 127 : Roadside Memorials
Signed into Law! Chapter 125 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker

An Act allowing certain roadside memorials to be placed within the right-of-way of a state highway.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 127 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 127 allows for roadside memorials within the right-of-way on state highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 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 194 : Regional Development Org Tax Credit
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act creating a tax credit under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act for contributions to regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

05-08-03 : House Bill 194 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage), HB 194 creates a tax credit for contributions made by businesses to Alaskan regional development organizations. This legislation limits the tax credit to the first $10,000 contributed by a business to a regional development organization. The tax credit allowed under HB 194, when combined with credits allowed under various other tax credit provisions in statute, may not exceed the previously established limit of $150,000. This tax credit will sunset in 2005.
HB 194 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 210 : Chitina Dip Net Fishery
Signed into Law! Chapter 118 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 210 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 210 eliminates the $25 fee for a Chitina Dipnetting Permit.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 260 : Immunity For Providing Free Health Care
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to immunity for free health care services provided by certain health care providers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 260 (JUD)
Contact: Cameron Yourkowski, 465-3306
Action: 03-03-04: (S)JUD ==> (S)RSL

HB 260 extends the ability of licensed physicians and other health care providers to administer health care services free of charge. By exempting such services from malpractice liability, HB 260 would allow health care providers do donate their professional services at a lower personal cost. HB 260 will be especially helpful to retiring health professionals that wish to donate their services but do not still carry medical malpractice insurance. After a reconsideration vote, HB 260 will move to the Senate. Minor technical changes made in Senate Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 267 : AK Railroad Bonds For Natural Gas Transport
Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to the Alaska Railroad; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 267 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 267 authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others. HB 267 also authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities.

| 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 303 : Use Criminal Fines For Youth Courts
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg

An Act relating to youth courts and to the recommended use of criminal fines to fund the activities of youth courts; and relating to accounting for criminal fines.

05-12-03 : House Bill 303 moved out of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg (R-KodiaKB], HB 303 separately accounts for fines that have been imposed under the Sentencing and Probation statutes, and allows the legislature to appropriate a prescribed percentage of those fines that have been collected to the Youth Courts.
HB 303 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 322 : Municipal Initiative And Referendum Elections
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act requiring a municipal initiative or municipal referendum to be submitted to the voters at the next regular election occurring not sooner than 60 days after certification of the initiative or referendum petition.

Version: HB 322
Action: 02-05-04: H(STA) ==> H(RLS)

Under HB 322, local municipalities would be allowed to hold initiative elections and referendums on the following municipal election, thus saving time and money for local governments.

| 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 339 : Trade Practices: Tree Trial/ Option-Out Plans
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to negative option plans for sales, to charges for goods or services after a trial period, and to acts that are unlawful as unfair trade practices.

Version: SCS CS HB 339 (JUD)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-07-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 339, businesses are prohibited from using opt-out marketing plans or free trial periods, to sell goods and services, unless specific requirements and disclosures are made to the consumer. The intent of this legislation is to protect consumers by requiring the disclosure of all consumer obligations and details of enrollment and acceptance of free trial periods and closely related marketing schemes. Amended to require written notification before charging a customer under a free trial offer.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 398 : Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to domestic violence fatality review teams.

Version: SCS CS HB 398 (JUD)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3715
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation authorizes the State of Alaska and its municipalities to empanel teams to systematically review facts of escalating cases of domestic violence fatalities. This legislation would provide state and local governments with additional tools to gather information on many aspects of Domestic Violence. Amended to make minor language changes. Amended to clarify how the annual report is handled.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 13 KB)
| Sectional Analysis |
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HB 500 : Medical Review Organization
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations under the definition of medical review organizations.

Version: HB 500 (TITLE Am)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 500 simply adds the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) to the narrow definition of a review organization. Amended to change the title to- An Act Including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Under the Definition of Medical Review Organizations; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

HCR 2 : Extend Alaska Railroad To Ft. Greely
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 12
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the extension of the Alaska Railroad to Fort Greely to serve the anti-ballistic missile launch facility.

04-11-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 2 by a vote of 16 to one on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HCR 2 supports a 70-mile extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson Air Force Base to the Fort Greely anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction.
Permanently Filed: 05-02-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 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.

HJR 4 : Constitution Amendment: 90 Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.

Version: CSHJR 4 (STA)
Contact: Sara Nielsen, 465-4230
Action: 03-09-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

HJR 4 would allow Alaskans to vote on the question of a 90 day limit on the Legislative Session in the 2004 General Election.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 7 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 10 : National Missile Defense System
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Requesting the United States Congress to support the speedy deployment of a national missile defense system.

04-16-03 : HJR 10 moved out of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. McGuire, HJR 10 requests that the United States Congress support and vote for all efforts to build and deploy a national missile defense system as rapidly as possible. HJR 10 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| 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 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 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 22 : Patriot Act And Defending Civil Liberties
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 27
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act and to defending the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the State of Alaska, and civil liberties.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 22 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Majority Leader Representative John Coghill (R-North Pole) and Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), HJR 22 calls our leaders to caution with regard to the Patriot Act and urges them to apply the Constitutional principles that are meant to "secure the blessings of liberty" and not to erode the public confidence in our government through abuses of power. HJR 22 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Rep. Coghill Sponsor Statement |
| Rep. Guttenberg Sponsor Statement |
[PDF - 1 Page - 13 KB]

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 309 : Blood Pathogens Testing Of Prisoners
Signed Into Law! Chapter 142 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to testing the blood of prisoners and those in custody for bloodborne pathogens.

Version: HCS CS SB 309 (JUD)
Contact: Kurt Olson, 465-2828
Action: 06-30-04: Signed Into Law

SB 309 allows for the testing of prisoners for blood borne pathogens in the event a correctional officer is exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. Testing is subject to confidentiality provisions with penalties for unauthorized disclosure.

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

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]

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]

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 |

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

Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 16 : End Federal Ethanol Subsidy
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 22
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Encouraging the federal government to end the federal subsidy of ethanol, and requesting the Congress of the United States to mandate that land currently used to grow corn for the production of ethanol be returned to its natural state.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 16, was moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 16 is meant to send a message to those United States Senators who support the environmentalists' viewpoint. They believe that saving 2,000 acres in Alaska is worth more than Alaskan jobs and Alaskans' right to develop our state in the manner we see fit.

| Sponsor Statement |



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