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HB 65 : Appropriation: K - 12 Public Education
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making special appropriations for the support of K-12 public education in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 43
Current Status : (H) EDU : 01-18-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 66 : Appropriation: Mental Health Budget
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 66
Companion Bill : SB 44
Contact : : 465-8175
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-05
Current Status : Chapter 5 FSSLA 05 : 06-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| House FY 2006 Budget Reports |

04-15-05 : The proposed mental health budget represents a cooperative effort between state agencies, the Trustees, and Trust Authority staff. Coupled with the resources that have been appropriated in recent years, these productive working relationships have made a positive difference for Alaska's mental health beneficiaries.

HB 67 : Appropriation: Operating Budget/ Loans/ Funds
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 67 (BRF SUP MAJ FLD H)
Companion Bill : SB 228
Contact : : 465-8175
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-05
Current Status : Chapter 4 FSSLA 05 : 06-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| House FY 2006 Budget Reports |

04-15-05 : This operating budget, as well as our other proposals, reflects our administration's priorities to: grow Alaska's economy and create jobs for Alaskans by responsibly developing our abundant natural resources, which also requires a quality education that prepares Alaskans to take these jobs; assure that Alaskans are safe in their communities; and assure that Alaska families are healthy with a good quality of life.

HB 68 : Appropriation: Capital Budget
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making capital appropriations and appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 01-18-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 69 : Public Assistance Programs
Companion Bill SB 51 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 22 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to contracts for the provision of state public assistance to certain recipients in the state; providing for regional public assistance plans and programs in the state; relating to grants for Alaska Native family assistance programs; relating to assignment of child support by Alaska Native family assistance recipients; relating to paternity determinations and genetic testing involving recipients of assistance under Alaska Native family assistance programs; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 51
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 02-25-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

02-24-05 : This legislation reauthorizes the Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) to award and administer state funds under the Alaska Native family assistance program.

HB 70 : Occupations/ Corporations/ Banks/ Securities
Companion Bill SB 52 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 14 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the reorganization of certain functions of the division of banking, securities, and corporations and the division of occupational licensing in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 52
Current Status : (H) EDT : 01-12-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 71 : Oil & Gas Exploration Credit & Lease Terms
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act providing standards for the interpretation of certain terms in state oil and gas leases and unit agreements, requiring development, production, processing, and marketing of gas that is determined to meet those standards, and setting a maximum time limit on that activity; extending and amending the requirements applicable to the credit that may be claimed for certain oil and gas exploration expenses incurred in Cook Inlet against oil and gas properties production (severance) taxes, and amending the credit against those taxes for certain exploration expenditures from leases or properties in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 71 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4730
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-28-05 : An Act relating to a credit for certain exploration expenses against oil and gas properties production taxes on oil and gas produced from a lease or property in the state; relating to the deadline for certain exploration expenditures used as credits against production tax on oil and gas produced from a lease or property in the Alaska Peninsula competitive oil and gas areawide lease sale area after July 1, 2004, thru July 1, 2010.

HB 73 : Increase Amount Of Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act increasing the base student allocation for state financing of public schools; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) EDU : 01-18-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 79 : Appropriation: Division Of Elections
Companion Bill SB 62 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 1 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making a supplemental appropriation for increased operating costs of the division of elections; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 62
Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-04-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 87 : Absentee Voting; Recounts; Interference
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to absentee voting by mail or electronic transmission; relating to unlawful interference with an election; relating to election recounts; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 66
Current Status : (H) STA : 01-19-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 88 : Crim Law: Minors, Schools, Drugs, Sentences
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to certain weapons offenses involving minors; relating to the definition of 'recreation or youth center' for purposes of misconduct involving a controlled substance; to aggravating factors in sentencing for certain offenses committed on school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or in administrative offices of a school district; to mitigating factors in sentencing for a defendant's assistance to authorities to detect, apprehend, or prosecute other persons who committed an offense; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 88 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 66 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : This bill would provide that minors who are 16 or 17 years old and commit certain felony misconduct involving weapons are automatically waived to adult court. Amended to add school activities and property as an aggravator.

HB 94 : Elections/ Voters/ Political Parties
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to qualifications of voters, requirements and procedures regarding independent candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States, voter registration, voter residence, precinct boundary and polling place designation and modification, political parties, voters unaffiliated with a political party, early voting, absentee voting, ballot design, ballot counting, voting by mail, voting machines, vote tally systems, qualifications for elected office, initiative, referendum, recall, and definitions in the Alaska Election Code; and relating to incorporation elections.

Version : CCS HB 94
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 2 FSSLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letters |

04-28-05 : Updates statutes to reflect current practices of the Division of Elections and to bring the statutes into compliance with recent court decisions and federal law.

HB 95 : Public Health Disasters/ Emergencies
Signed into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services as those duties pertain to public health and public health emergencies and disasters; relating to medical treatment, information, isolation and quarantine for the prevention and management of conditions of public health importance; relating to duties of the public defender and office of public advocacy regarding public health emergencies and disasters; relating to liability for actions arising from public health procedures; making conforming amendments; relating to the treatment and transportation of dead bodies; amending Rules 4, 7, 8, 38, 40, 65, 72, and 77, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 95 (JUD)
Companion Bill : SB 75
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 54 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-08-05 : The Department of Health and Social Services (department) routinely uses the traditional public health disease control tools of epidemiological surveillance and investigation, and historically has used isolation and quarantine to stop the spread of disease in the rare times it has been warranted. HB 95 brings Alaska law into alignment with the rest of the nation.

HB 96 : Crimes Involving Marijuana/ Other Drugs
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making findings relating to marijuana use and possession; relating to marijuana and misconduct involving a controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 74
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-21-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 97 : Oaths; Notaries Public; State Seal
Signed into Law! Chapter 60 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the authority to take oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgments in the state, to notarizations, to verifications, to acknowledgments, to fees for issuing certificates with the seal of the state affixed, and to notaries public; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 97 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 72
Contact : : 465-3520
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 60 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : HB 97 will allow the Lieutenant Governor to: focus attention on web-based education for notaries, allow businesses which employ large groups of notaries to keep track of their terms of office, lay a foundation for e-signatures for the future, and continue to provide information to notaries without internet access. Sections 7-14 of the bill would repeal obsolete provisions in AS 44.50, update antiquated language, and add new provisions as needed.

HB 98 : Nonunion Public Employee Salary & Benefit
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the compensation of the governor, the lieutenant governor, and certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 98 (FIN) Am S
Companion Bill : SB 71
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 53 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : This bill would revise the salary schedule for certain state officials, officers, and employees who are not covered by collective bargaining agreements to bring those salaries into line with employees in the supervisory bargaining unit. Additionally, this bill would provide for a two percent increase in fiscal years 2006 and 2007, to parallel the offer the state extended to bargaining units with similarly situated employees. This proposal would cover employees in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

HB 99 : Crimes Involving Controlled Substances
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to controlled substances regarding the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 70
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-11-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

02-09-05 : Tightens laws relating to the manufacturing of drugs and penities forendangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance; and providing for an effective date

HB 100 : State Virology Laboratory
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a lease-purchase agreement for the construction, equipping, and financing of a state virology laboratory in Fairbanks, on land provided by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to be operated by the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to the issuance of certificates of participation for the laboratory; relating to the use of certain investment income for certain construction and equipment costs for the laboratory; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB100 (STA)
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 03-02-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

03-01-05 : This bill would authorize a lease-purchase agreement under AS 36.30.085, subject to annual appropriation, to finance the new laboratory. It would authorize the state bond committee to issue certificates of participation in the aggregate principal amount of $24,000,000 for the construction of the virology laboratory. Additionally, the bill would provide that the remaining balance and equipping costs be paid from investment income of $200,000 earned on the proceeds of the sale of the certificates of participation. The estimated annual amount of rental obligations under the lease-purchase agreement would be $2,375,000. The estimated total cost of construction, acquisition, and other costs of the project, would be $24,200,000. ammended to allow UAF to lease land for virology lab. Amended to remove ''University of Fairbanks'' from the title.

HB 105 : Medicaid For Adult Dental Services
Signed into Law! Chapter 52 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to coverage for adult dental services under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 105 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 79
Contact : : 465-1618
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 52 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

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

This bill would allow the Department of Health and Social Services to expand dental coverage to encompass preventative and restorative care for approximately 41,000 Alaskans enrolled in the Medicaid program. Specifically, this bill would repeal AS 47.07.900(1), defining adult dental services as the minimum treatment for the immediate relief of pain and acute infection provided by a licensed dentist. Under the bill, the Department of Health and Social Services would adopt regulations implementing the expanded service, which could include regulations defining the scope of services, a maximum amount of benefits per fiscal year, and the amount of reimbursement for dental services.

HB 106 : Senior Care Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the senior care program and relating to that program; creating a fund for the provision of the senior care program; repealing ch. 3, SLA 2004; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 106 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 78
Contact : : 465-4022
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-08-05
Current Status : Chapter 89 SLA 05 : 08-08-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : HB 106 will repeal the temporary law created last year and replace it with a permanent law that will strengthen the SeniorCare program and allow it to continue. It is crucial that the State of Alaska continue to provide critical support for Alaska's most needy senior citizens beyond January 1, 2006.

HB 112 : Child Protection Interview/ Transport
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to child protection, including forensic interviews and transportation of children; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 82
Current Status : (H) HES : 01-26-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 113 : Child Protection Confidentiality
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters; relating to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters; amending Rules 3 and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 84
Current Status : (H) HES : 01-26-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 114 : Termination Parental Rights/ CINA/ Delinquency Cases
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the retaining of certain privileges of a parent in a relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship proceeding; relating to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state; relating to child in need of aid proceedings and juvenile delinquency proceedings; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 114 (STA)
Companion Bill : SB 83
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) HES : 03-23-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

03-22-05 : The bill would add language to AS 25.23.180 to permit parents to relinquish their parental rights to a child while retaining certain privileges, such as ongoing communication or visitation with the child.

HB 117 : State/ Municipal Liability For Attorney Fees
Companion Bill SB 86 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the liability of the state and municipalities for attorney fees in certain civil actions and appeals; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 117 (CRA)
Companion Bill : SB 86
Contact : : 465-2132
Last Action : (H) CRA » (H) JUD : 03-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

03-17-05 : HB 117 would create a new provision in the chapter of AS 09 devoted to immunities. It provides that for civil actions or appeals in which a money judgment is recovered, the state and municipalities are not liable to pay more than 20 percent of the money judgment. In civil actions in which no money judgment is recovered, the liability of the state and municipalities for attorney fees for cases that go to trial is capped at 30 percent of the reasonable actual attorney fees that were necessarily incurred in litigating issues on which the party prevailed, and 20 percent for cases that do not go to trial. For appeals in which no money judgment is recovered, the liability of the state and municipalities for attorney fees.

HB 130 : University Land Grant/ State Forest
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the grant of certain state land to the University of Alaska; relating to the duties of the Board of Regents; and establishing the university research forest.

Version : CCS HB 130 (EFD FLD S)
Companion Bill : SB 96
Contact : : 465-4730
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-25-05
Current Status : Chapter 8 FSSLA 05 : 07-25-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-21-05 : HB 130would provide for the conveyance of approximately 260,000 acres of state land to the University of Alaska (university), most of it over the next three years.

HB 134 : Supplemental Appropriations/ CBR
Companion Bill SB 97 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental, capital, and other appropriations, and reappropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; making an appropriation under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 97
Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-09-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Supplemental Request Spreadsheet |

HB 135 : Supplemental Appropriations: Fast Track
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental appropriations, capital appropriations, other appropriations, and reappropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-09-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Supplemental Request Spreadsheet |

HB 142 : Oil & Gas: Regulation Of Underground Injection
Companion Bill SB 103 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 32 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to regulation of underground injection under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 103
Contact : : 465-3500
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 04-04-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-01-05 : This action would have several benefits for the state and the industry. First, the AOGCC is generally able to respond more quickly to permit applications than is the EPA. Second, having a single, uniform process for regulating underground injection by the industry will improve efficiency and reduce confusion. Finally, there has been considerable uncertainty over, and considerable agency time and effort devoted to, the question of when a Class II well is appropriate for waste disposal and when a Class I well is required, and this question will likely become much less important with a single agency exercising authority over both classes of wells.

HB 147 : Insurance Regulation
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to notice of suspension or revocation of an insurer's certificate of authority and the effect of the suspension or revocation upon the authority of agents and managing general agents of the insurer; relating to certain deposits under AS 21; relating to the yielding of assets and securities held on deposit; relating to third-party administrators under AS 21; relating to insurance agents, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediary managers, and insurance producers; requiring the director of insurance to notify a licensee of a license renewal before the renewal date; defining the term 'appointment' as used in part of AS 21; relating to the eligibility to provide coverage by a nonadmitted insurer and alien insurer; relating to surplus lines insurance and brokers; relating to misrepresentations and false advertising concerning insurance; relating to health discount plans; providing for limitations on owner controlled and contractor controlled insurance programs and limiting the coverage of those programs; prohibiting excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory rate charges for health insurance; defining the term 'plan administrator' as used in part of AS 21; defining the term 'transact' as used in AS 21; authorizing the director of insurance to designate a person to receive annual reports from companies; reducing the period for filing a quarterly financial statement; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 147
Contact : : 465-3500
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 1 FSSLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-05 : Would make changes to the requirements for the administration of insurer deposits and would provide authorization for insurer deposits to be paid to the state insurance guaranty funds rather than becoming an asset of an insolvent insurer. Amended in L&C to address the limitations on the use of Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (CCIP) to the construction of large ($50,000,000.00+) projects of public or private nature over a defined period of time at a specified location or region.

HB 153 : Pollution Discharge & Waste Treatment/ Disposal
Companion Bill SB 110 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 95 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to regulation of the discharge of pollutants under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 153 (RES)
Companion Bill : SB 110
Contact : : 465-5290
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 03-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

03-16-05 : HB 153 would give the DEC the general authority to adopt user fee regulations covering the entire state- assumed NPDES primacy program, thereby removing the existing limitation of this authority to only the timber-industry sector.

HB 173 : School District Cost Factors
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act relating to school funding and adjusting the district cost factors; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 116
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-22-05

HB 180 : Workers' Compensation
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a special deposit for workers' compensation and employers' liability insurers; relating to assigned risk pools; relating to workers' compensation insurers; stating the intent of the legislature, and setting out limitations, concerning the interpretation, construction, and implementation of workers' compensation laws; relating to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board; establishing a division of workers' compensation within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, assigning certain Alaska Workers' Compensation Board functions to the division and the department, and authorizing the board to delegate administrative and enforcement duties to the division; establishing a Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; providing for workers' compensation hearing officers in workers' compensation proceedings; relating to workers' compensation medical benefits and to charges for and payment of fees for the medical benefits; relating to agreements that discharge workers' compensation liability; relating to workers' compensation awards; relating to reemployment benefits and job dislocation benefits; relating to coordination of workers' compensation and certain disability benefits; relating to division of workers' compensation records; relating to release of treatment records; relating to an employer's failure to insure and keep insured or provide security; providing for appeals from compensation orders; relating to workers' compensation proceedings; providing for supreme court jurisdiction of appeals from the Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission; providing for a maximum amount for the cost-of-living adjustment for workers' compensation benefits; relating to attorney fees; providing for the department to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations to provide information services and legal representation to injured employees; providing for administrative penalties for employers uninsured or without adequate security for workers' compensation; relating to fraudulent acts or false or misleading statements in workers' compensation and penalties for the acts or statements; providing for members of a limited liability company to be included as an employee for purposes of workers' compensation; establishing a workers' compensation benefits guaranty fund; relating to the second injury fund; making conforming amendments; providing for a study and report by the medical services review committee; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 02-25-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 187 : Amerada Hess Income; Capital Income Fund
Signed into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to money deposited into the Alaska permanent fund as a result of the settlement of State v. Amerada Hess; relating to the Alaska capital income fund and to deposits of income from State v. Amerada Hess settlement money into the Alaska capital income fund.

Version : CS HB 187 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 49 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-05 : Establishes the State of Alaska Capital Corporation. This entity would be a public corporation with the authority to issue bonds to finance up to $350 million in state capital improvements, including the cost of issuing the bonds. The financing technique proposed in this bill would permit the state to leverage a funding source to obtain money for needed capital improvements from the sale of bonds on the major financial markets.

HB 188 : State Of AK Capital Corporation ; Bonds
Companion Bill SB 121 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the State of Alaska Capital Corporation; authorizing the issuance of bonds by the State of Alaska Capital Corporation to finance capital improvements in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 121
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 03-23-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

03-23-05 : Authorizes the deposit of the earnings from the Amerada Hess settlement proceeds into a separate account of the Alaska permanent fund called the Alaska capital income account.

HB 192 : Fisheries Business License; Bond
Companion Bill SB 124 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 24 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to requirements to obtain and maintain a fisheries business license; relating to security required of fish processors and primary fish buyers; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 192 (FSH)
Companion Bill : SB 124
Last Action : (H) L&C » (H) FIN : 04-05-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-04-05 : Prevents the licensure of a fisheries business that has demonstrated that it is unwilling to pay its taxes, ASMI assessments, employment security contributions, or OSHA fines.

HB 193 : Licensing Medical Or Care Facilities
Companion Bill SB 125 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 57 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the licensing, regulation, enforcement, and appeal rights of ambulatory surgical centers, assisted living homes, child care facilities, child placement agencies, foster homes, free-standing birth centers, home health agencies, hospices or agencies providing hospice services, hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, maternity homes, nursing facilities, residential child care facilities, residential psychiatric treatment centers, and rural health clinics; relating to criminal history requirements, and a registry, regarding certain licenses, certifications, approvals, and authorizations by the Department of Health and Social Services; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 193 (JUD)
Companion Bill : SB 125
Contact : : 465-4022
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 05-06-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-05-05 : Currently, there are at least 12 different statutory schemes for the licensure of different entities by the DHSS. The complexity of the existing statutes and regulations and the absence of any clear rationale for the wide variation in standards for licensing, enforcement, and appeals has resulted in a very burdensome and bureaucratic system. The proposed bill will streamline the licensing process so that the functions are administered in a much more efficient and cost-effective manner by consolidating virtually all of the licensing functions related to standards, enforcement, and appeal rights into a single chapter of the Alaska Statutes. Amended to reflect Senate changes.

HB 202 : Human Rights Commission
Companion Bill SB 132 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 63 SLA 06

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to complaints filed with, investigations, hearings, and orders of, and the interest rate on awards of the State Commission for Human Rights; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 132
Current Status : (H) STA : 03-04-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 209 : Aviation Advisory Board
Companion Bill SB 133 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 18 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the Aviation Advisory Board; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 133
Contact : : 465-4904
Last Action : (H) TRA » (H) FIN : 04-15-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-14-05 : This bill would establish a permanent advisory board within the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) to make recommendations to the commissioner of DOTPF with respect to that department's aviation functions.

HB 235 : Decoupling From Federal Tax Deduction
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act excepting from the Alaska Net Income Tax Act the federal deduction regarding income attributable to certain domestic production activities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 235 (W&M)
Companion Bill : SB 151
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : (H) W&M » (H) FIN : 04-12-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-11-05 : With the passage of this legislation, Alaska's corporate income tax structure will stay the same as it is under the current regime. This will provide continued stability and tax certainty to corporations operating in the State of Alaska.

HB 237 : International Airports Revenue Bonds
Companion Bill SB 153 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 28 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to international airports revenue bonds; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 153
Contact : : 465-4022
Last Action : (H) TRA » (H) FIN : 05-05-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-05-05 : HB 237 would amend AS 37.15.410 to increase the cumulative authorization for international airports revenue bonds from the current $524,500,000 to $812,500,000. This increase will allow the sale of up to $288,000,000 in new international airports revenue bonds to support capital improvement programs for fiscal years 2006 through 2009 at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Fairbanks International Airport, which together comprise the Alaska International Airports System (AIAS).

HB 243 : Swan Lake - Tyee Lake Intertie
Signed into Law! Chapter 31 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the financial plan for the intertie between the Swan Lake and Tyee Lake hydroelectric projects; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 243 (FIN)
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 31 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Rep. Mike Kelly's Talking Points on current CS | [PDF - 20 KB]

04-27-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Allows for the Memorandum of Understanding between The Four Dam Pool Power Agency and Alaska Energy Authority that authorizes the sale of the FourDam Pool Hydroelectric Project to be amended to Extend from April 11, 2005 to April 11, 2006.

HB 291 : Workers' Compensation Records
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act relating to release of information in individual workers' compensation records for commercial purposes; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 169
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-28-05

HB 361 : AK Housing Finance Corporation Dividend
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the dividend paid to the state by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 361 (FIN)
Last Action : (H) FIN » (H) RLS : 02-03-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

02-02-06 : Passed House Finance Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Rules Committee. Amendment broadens the eligibility of projects that may be financed by a subsidiary of the AK Housing Finance Corporation.

HB 362 : Increase Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

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

Version : CS HB 362 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 238
Last Action : (H) FIN » (H) RLS : 04-20-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-19-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amended, to be moved to House Rules Committee. In the House Finance Committee Substitute, the base student allocation was increased to $5380 per student.

This bill would raise the base student allocation for students attending public school grade levels kindergarten through 12 (K-12) beginning in fiscal year 2007. Under the bill, the base student allocation would increase from $4,919 to $5,352 on July 1, 2006, an approximately 8.8 percent increase over last year.

HB 363 : Additional Judges For Third District
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act increasing the number of superior court judges designated for the third judicial district, to provide additional superior court judges at Anchorage, Palmer, and Kenai; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-10-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

02-08-06 : Passed House Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to House Finance Committee.

HB 364 : School Performance Bonuses
Companion Bill SB 235 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a public school performance incentive program; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 235
Current Status : (H) EDU : 01-13-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 365 : Appropriation: Operating Budget/ Loans/ Funds
Signed into Law! Chapter 33 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; making appropriations for state aid to public schools, centralized correspondence study, and transportation of pupils; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 365 (CORRECTED)
Companion Bill : SB 228
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 33 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-06 : Conference Committee report adopted by the House and the Senate. Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Appropriates $2.3 billion General Funds, $1.8 billion Federal Funds, and $3.3 billion other funds for a total operating budget for Fiscal Year 07 of $7.4 billion. Major components of the budget include social services, education (K-12 and university), Transportation and Public Safety. The budget approved by the Legislature is larger than FY 06 but less than requested by the Governor. Most Department priorities were funded.

HB 366 : Appropriation: Mental Health Budget
Signed into Law! Chapter 34 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 366
Companion Bill : SB 44
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 34 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-06 : Conference Committee report adopted by the House and Senate. Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 366, the state's Mental Health budget of $140 million. Funds will be distributed to a number of Departments including Health & Social Services, Education & Early Development, Corrections, law and the Alaska Court System.

HB 367 : Appropriation: K - 12 Education Operating
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for state aid to public schools, centralized correspondence study, and transportation of pupils; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 230
Current Status : (H) FIN : 01-13-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 368 : Budget: Capital & Other Appropriations
Companion Bill SB 231 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 82 SLA 06

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations, including capital appropriations and appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 231
Current Status : (H) FIN : 01-13-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 369 : Appropriations: Energy - Related, Pipeline & Misc.
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making special, supplemental, capital, and other appropriations, amending appropriations, and making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 01-13-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 370 : Appropriations For Capital Projects
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for capital projects; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 233
Current Status : (H) FIN : 01-13-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 371 : Community Dividend Program
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a community dividend program; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action : (H) CRA » (H) FIN : 02-03-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 381 : Tobacco Revenue For Capital Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 35 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the financing of construction, major maintenance, and renovation of certain capital projects; authorizing the commissioner of revenue to sell the right to receive a portion of the anticipated revenue from a tobacco litigation settlement to the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation, and relating to that sale and the use of the revenue; authorizing the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation to issue bonds and use the proceeds to acquire the right to receive a portion of anticipated revenue from a tobacco litigation settlement and for other purposes, and relating to those bonds; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 381 (FIN) Am S
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 35 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

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

HB 381 authorizes the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), through the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation (NTSC) to acquire the right to receive 80% of the proceeds from the tobacco master settlement agreement in order to sell bonds. The legislation was crafted to give the NTSC flexibility in order to maximize the dollar amount that can be captured by the state while minimizing cost. Depending on market acceptance and conditions, NTSC could refund the 2 current outstanding tobacco bond issuances, sell the revenue stream that is expected after retirement of the current outstanding bonds, or both. The legislation expects generation of just under $140 million in bond proceeds to be used for university and other capital projects across the state.University projects will receive $89,250,000; Glenn Bragaw Interchange, phase 1 will receive $8,500,000; Nome Joint Utilities, Nome Power Plant will receive $4,00,000; Juneau Community Foundation: recreation/sports complex design, construct will receive $4,000,000; Matsu Borough Wide Road Upgrades will receive $4,000,000; along with substantial funds for many other projects throughout the state.

HB 404 : Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Council
Companion Bill SB 250 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and eliminating statutory references to the network on domestic violence and sexual assault.

Companion Bill : SB 250
Current Status : (H) STA : 01-27-06

HB 405 : Extend Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board
Companion Bill SB 254 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 23 SLA 06

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date for the State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 254
Current Status : (H) L&C : 01-27-06

HB 406 : Extend Board Of Chiropractic Examiners
Companion Bill SB 253 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 22 SLA 06

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 253
Current Status : (H) L&C : 01-27-06

HB 407 : Optometry: Extend Board/ License Endorsement
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date for the Board of Examiners in Optometry; amending the licensing endorsement provisions for optometrists; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 01-30-06

HB 408 : Child Abuse And Neglect/ Disclosure/ PFDs
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the standard of proof required to terminate parental rights and for placement of a child in child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; relating to a healing arts practitioner's duty to report a child adversely affected by or withdrawing from exposure to a controlled substance or alcohol; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about certain children by the Departments of Health and Social Services and Administration; relating to permanent fund dividends paid to foster children and adopted children; relating to child abuse or neglect investigations and training; amending Rule 18, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 408 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-1618
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 20 SLA 06 : 05-03-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-27-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a unanimous vote, returned to the House for concurrence.

Previously made amendments include raising the standard for not placing a child with family from showing good cause to clear and convincing evidence. Along with changing the wording for mandatory reporting of side effects of a baby being delivered from alcohol or drug abuse on part of mother. Also, the mention of ''a child'' and replaced it with ''an infant'' was deleted.

This bill would clarify that the definition ''child'' includes an infant who has been identified by a health care provider involved in the delivery or care of that infant as being affected by abuse of a controlled substance or from withdrawal from prenatal exposure to a controlled substance. HB 408 amends certain statutes pertaining to the nature and validity of reports used by the Office of Children's Services, the time frame in which the Office of Children's Services must reply to a request for information from a public official, and when disclosure of reports is warranted by the Office of Children's Services. HB 408 provides that the Department of Health and Social Services may apply for a Permanent Fund Dividend on behalf of a child in custody of the State, and that the department can hold the dividend in trust for the child, until certain statutory criteria are met. HB 408 expands the definition of ''child abuse or neglect'' to include exposing an unborn child to a controlled substance or alcohol abuse, and the exposure is determined to be the primary cause of birth defects or addition to a controlled substance or alcohol.

HB 410 : Revisor's Bill
Signed into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Council Joint Committee

An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 410 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2450
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 12 SLA 06 : 04-03-06

03-27-06 : Passed Senate, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 417 : Regulation Of Highways; Traffic Offenses
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the designation of traffic safety corridors; relating to the bail or fine for an offense committed in a traffic safety corridor and to separately accounting for such fines; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 417 (TRA)
Last Action : (H) TRA » (H) JUD : 03-24-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

03-21-06 : Passed House Transportation Committee with a conceptual amendment making the bill identical to the Senate version, to be moved to House Judiciary Committee.

HB 417 would authorize the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to designate a portion of a highway to be a traffic safety corridor by posting signs at the beginning and end of the corridor. The Alaska Supreme Court and each municipality would be required to provide that the scheduled amount of a fine or bail for a motor vehicle or traffic offense in a traffic safety corridor would be double the amount of the fine or bail if the offense had not been committed in a traffic safety corridor. The bill also would provide for separate accounting for fines collected for traffic safety corridor offenses, and for appropriation of 50 percent of those collected fines to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, highway safety planning agency, for highway safety programs.

HB 420 : Forest Resources & Practices Standards
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to riparian protection standards for forest resources and practices; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 420 (FSH)
Companion Bill : SB 262
Contact : : 465-4730
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 65 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

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

The bill would complete the task of setting statewide riparian protection standards that began with the 1990 changes to the Forest Resources and Practices Act (AS 41.17).

HB 421 : Fast Track Supplemental Appropriations
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental appropriations, capital appropriations, and other appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 264
Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-03-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 422 : Supplemental Appropriations
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental appropriations, capital appropriations, and other appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 263
Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-03-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 427 : Geographic Colas For Judges
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

An Act relating to geographic cost-of-living adjustments applied to the salary of a justice of the supreme court or a judge of the superior or district court; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 268
Contact : : 264-8228
Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-06-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 85 KB]

HB 428 : Compensation Of Judges
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

An Act relating to the compensation of justices and judges; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 269
Contact : : 264-8228
Current Status : (H) FIN : 02-06-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 138 KB]

HB 434 : Highway Program Participation/ Waive Immunity
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act authorizing the commissioner of transportation and public facilities to participate in certain federal highway programs and relating to that authorization; relating to powers of the attorney general to waive immunity from suit in federal court related to those programs; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 434 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-8994
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 04-18-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-12-06 : Passed House Judiciary Committee with technical amendment and conforming title amendment, to be moved to House Finance Committee.

HB 451 : Complimentary Fishing & Hunting License / Tags
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the issuance of complimentary fishing and hunting licenses and certain tags; providing for the issuance of complimentary fishing and hunting licenses to certain members of the Alaska National Guard returning from active duty deployment; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 286
Current Status : (H) RES : 02-13-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 485 : State Pharmacists/ Doctors: Exempt Service
Signed into Law! Chapter 48 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

An Act amending the State Personnel Act to place in the exempt service pharmacists and physicians employed in the Department of Health and Social Services or in the Department of Corrections.

Version : HB 485 Am(EFD FLD S)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 48 SLA 06 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed the Legislature reconsideration noticed, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Bill removes pharmacists (employed by Department of Health and Social Services and Department of Corrections) and forensic tax auditors (employed by Department of Revenue) from the classified to the exempt service effective July 1, 2006. The reasons for this are recruitment and retention problems in these classes.

HB 488 : Oil And Gas Production Tax
Companion Bill SB 305 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act repealing the oil production tax and gas production tax and providing for a production tax on the net value of oil and gas; relating to the relationship of the production tax to other taxes; relating to the dates tax payments and surcharges are due under AS 43.55; relating to interest on overpayments under AS 43.55; relating to the treatment of oil and gas production tax in a producer's settlement with the royalty owner; relating to flared gas, and to oil and gas used in the operation of a lease or property, under AS 43.55; relating to the prevailing value of oil or gas under AS 43.55; providing for tax credits against the tax due under AS 43.55 for certain expenditures, losses, and surcharges; relating to statements or other information required to be filed with or furnished to the Department of Revenue, and relating to the penalty for failure to file certain reports, under AS 43.55; relating to the powers of the Department of Revenue, and to the disclosure of certain information required to be furnished to the Department of Revenue, under AS 43.55; relating to criminal penalties for violating conditions governing access to and use of confidential information relating to the oil and gas production tax; relating to the deposit of money collected by the Department of Revenue under AS 43.55; relating to the calculation of the gross value at the point of production of oil or gas; relating to the determination of the net value of taxable oil and gas for purposes of a production tax on the net value of oil and gas; relating to the definitions of 'gas,' 'oil,' and certain other terms for purposes of AS 43.55; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 488 (RES)
Companion Bill : SB 305
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 03-22-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Petroleum Production Tax Overview |
| HB 488 Backup Material and On-Line Resources |
| Hou Res work draft 24-GH2052Y | [PDF - 4.99 MB]
| Amendments offered to work draft on 03-16-06 | [PDF - 1.43 MB]
| Amendments offered to work draft on 03-17-06 | [PDF - 909 KB]

03-17-06 : Passed House Resources Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. The committee substitute creates a profits-based tax structure, while providing the industry with credits and other incentives for renewed exploration activity statewide. It also removed gas from the progressivity portion of the bill.

HB 488 eliminates the economic limit factor (ELF) and replaces it with a petroleum production tax (PPT). It levies a 20 percent tax on an oil field's net cash flow and provides a 20 percent tax credit for all upstream capital investment that increases oil production. A tax credit is also allowed for any losses. The production tax takes effect July 1, 2006.

HB 498 : Tax Credits Nonconventional Oil/ Gas
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act authorizing tax credits against the production tax on oil and gas for qualified expenditures for challenged or nonconventional oil or gas and for qualified expenditures for nonconventional or renewable energy resources; giving the Act contingent effect; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 498 (RES)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 04-29-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 95 KB]

04-28-06 : Passed House Resources Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. The Committee Substitute of the bill will provide 15% tax credits towards qualified development expenditures of oil companies undergoing heavy oil development projects whenever the price of oil is below $50 per barrel.

HB 498 grants a 15 percent tax credit against petroleum production taxes to assist in producing these largely inaccessible and costly resources.

HB 503 : Retroactive Adjustments In Oil Prices
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act limiting retroactive adjustments in the sale price of state royalty oil sold by the state to a refiner.

Companion Bill : SB 314
Current Status : (H) RES : 04-20-06

HB 504 : Anchorage Parking Garage
Companion Bill SB 317 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 47 SLA 06

Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the purchase by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation of a parking garage in Anchorage, Alaska and approving the issuance of bonds for the purchase of that parking garage; providing notice of, and authorizing the commissioner of the Department of Administration to enter into, a lease-purchase agreement with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for that parking garage; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 317
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-27-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

HB 2001 : Oil And Gas Tax
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the production tax on oil and gas and to conservation surcharges on oil; relating to criminal penalties for violating conditions governing access to and use of confidential information relating to the production tax; providing that provisions of AS 43.55 do not apply to certain oil and gas subject to a contract executed under the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act; amending the definition of 'gas' as that definition applies in the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 05-22-06

HB 2002 : Gas Pipeline Contract: Court Jurisdiction
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act conferring original jurisdiction on the Alaska Supreme Court for the purpose of providing judicial review of a contract executed under the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, and setting the time in which a contract developed under that Act, or a statute of limitations regarding that contract, must be legally challenged; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) JUD : 05-31-06

HB 2003 : Natural Gas Pipeline Corporation
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Corporation to finance, own, and manage the state's interest in the Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project and relating to that corporation and to subsidiary entities of that corporation; relating to owner entities of the Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project, including provisions concerning Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project indemnities; establishing the gas pipeline project cash reserves fund in the corporation and establishing the Alaska natural gas pipeline construction loan fund in the Department of Revenue; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 06-04-06

HB 2004 : Stranded Gas Development Act Amendments
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, including clarifications or provision of additional authority for the development of stranded gas fiscal contract terms; making a conforming amendment to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; relating to municipal impact money received under the terms of a stranded gas fiscal contract; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) JUD : 06-04-06

HB 3001 : Oil/ Gas Production Tax
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the production tax on oil and gas and to conservation surcharges on oil; relating to criminal penalties for violating conditions governing access to and use of confidential information relating to the production tax; amending the definition of 'gas' as that definition applies in the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 07-12-06

HB 3002 : Stranded Gas Amendments
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act; relating to municipal impact money received under the terms of a stranded gas fiscal contract; relating to determination of full and true value of property and required contributions for education in municipalities affected by stranded gas fiscal contracts; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) JUD : 07-12-06

HB 3006 : Appropriation: Gas Spur Line Feasibility Study
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making an appropriation to study the feasibility of a spur line from a gas pipeline in this state; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 07-25-06

HB 4001 : Prohibit Same - Sex Employment Benefit Reg
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act prohibiting the commissioner of administration from adopting, allowing to become law, or implementing regulations that grant or extend employment-related benefits to same-sex partners of state employees and members of the state retirement systems unless expressly authorized by statute.

Version : CS HB 4001 (FIN) Am(EFD FLD)
Current Status : Senate : 11-19-06

HB 4002 : Adv. Vote: Same - Sex Partner Emp. Benefits
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act authorizing an advisory vote on employment benefits for same-sex partners of public employees and same-sex partners of public employee retirees.

Version : CS HB 4002 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Current Status : Senate : 11-19-06

HB 4003 : State Employee Same - Sex Partner Benefits
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to employment-related insurance benefits for the same-sex partner of a state employee; relating to survivor and medical benefits for the same-sex partner of a member of the state's teachers', public employees', judicial, or elected public officers retirement systems; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 11-16-06

HCR 17 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 140
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 23
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 140, relating to computers and the Internet.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 23 : 09-01-05

HCR 21 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 125
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 24
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 125, relating to centralized licensing and regulation by the Department of Health and Social Services of certain facilities and programs.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 24 : 09-01-05

HCR 33 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2006
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 30
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

Relating to declaring March 2006 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 30 : 03-03-06

HCR 34 : Alaska Agricultural Products For Tourists
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Hou. Spec. Econ. Dev., Int'l Trade & Tourism Committee

Relating to promoting Alaska grown produce and food products to the visitor industry through the Fresher By Far program.

Version : HCR 34 Am
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) RLS : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 39 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 210
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 210, relating to alcoholic beverages.

Current Status : House : 04-10-06

HCR 48 : Alaska Medal Of Honor
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 51
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

Relating to establishing the Alaska Medal of Honor.

Version : HCR 48 Am S
Contact : : 465-4859
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-18-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 51 : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 51 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 251
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 251, relating to immunization for meningitis of postsecondary students residing on campus.

Current Status : Held Over : 05-09-06

HJR 11 : Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund P. O. M. V.
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to and limiting appropriations from and inflation-proofing the Alaska permanent fund by establishing a percent of market value spending limit.

Companion Bill : SJR 8
Current Status : (H) W&M : 04-26-05

HR 1 : House Spec Committee On Oil And Gas
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 1
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Oil and Gas.

Current Status : House Resolve 1 : 03-14-05

HR 2 : H. Sp. Committee: Economic Devel, Trade & Tourism
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 2
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism.

Current Status : House Resolve 2 : 04-06-05

HR 3 : House Spec Committee On Education
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 3
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Education.

Current Status : House Resolve 3 : 04-06-05

HR 4 : House Spec Committee On Fisheries
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 4
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Fisheries.

Current Status : House Resolve 4 : 04-06-05

HR 5 : House Spec Committee: Military/ Vet Affairs
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 5
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.

Current Status : House Resolve 5 : 04-06-05

HR 6 : House Spec Committee On Ways And Means
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 6
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.

Current Status : House Resolve 6 : 04-06-05


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