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HB 71 : Extend Board Of Midwives
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives.

05-09-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law House Bill 71 on Friday. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HB 71 extends the Board of Midwives until June 30, 2007. Otherwise, the board terminates June 30, 2003 and must conclude its administrative operations within the following year. The board serves both to make sure people practicing midwifery are aware of the level of experience and education expected of them and to hold them accountable to an established standard of care.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 109 : Treasury Warrants
Signed into Law! Chapter 98 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to the limitation on payment of state treasury warrants; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 109 into law. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HB 109 reduces the amount of time that a treasury warrant is valid and allows stale-dated warrants to be paid immediately.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 373 : State Treasury Warrants
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act requiring warrants drawn by the Department of Administration against the state treasury to be negotiable instruments.

Version: HB 373
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-4963
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA (S)RLS

HB 373 clarifies existing statutes governing state treasury warrants by providing that warrants, like bank checks, are negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 519 : Midwifery Birth Center Licensing
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act requiring licensure of midwifery birth centers; and providing for an effective date.

HB 520 : Regulatory Commission Of Alaska
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to the expenses of investigation, hearing, or public advocacy before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, to calculation of the regulatory cost charge for public utilities and pipeline carriers to include the Department of Law's costs of its public advocacy function, to inspection of certain books and records by the attorney general when participating as a party in a matter before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Synopsis | [PDF - 1 Page - 8 KB]

HB 522 : Small Cruise Ship Discharges
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to discharges from small commercial passenger vessels; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 522
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-3744
Action: 05-07-04: Passed the Senate

HB 522 deals in terms of Best Management Practices or BMPs for small vessels that currently operate in Alaskan waters and allows for differing standards for small and large vessels. HB 522 also stipulates that new vessels constructed after January 1, 2004 be engineered to comply with the Compliance Program if they are to be used in Alaskan waters. This is an agreeable solution that will work for Alaska's environmental and business communities.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 527 : Alaska Securities Act
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to the Alaska Securities Act, including reports, proxies, consents, authorizations, proxy statements, and other materials, civil penalties, refunds of proceeds from violations, restitution, and investment adviser representatives; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 527 (STA)
Contact: Ginny Austerman, 465-3744
Action: 04-06-04: (H)STA » (H)JUD

This legislation streamlines a technical definition for investment adviser representative that at present is redundant and, therefore, difficult to comprehend, gives the securities administrator the authority to fine a person who violates the Securities Act up to $100,000 for multiple, knowing or purposeful violations and gives to the securities administrator the authority to order restitution to the victim of a violation of the Act and lower the jurisdictional limit of the division for oversight of ANCSA corporation proxy matters to those corporations with more than 250 shareholders. Amendment removed the restriction which prohibits charging more than the action cost of procedure.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 533 : If Unreasonable Agency Delay, Court Decides Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to the state's administrative procedures and to judicial oversight of administrative matters.

Version: SCS CS HB 533 (FIN)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-2028
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 533 allows individuals with cases under administrative review the option to have those cases moved into the courts under certain circumstances.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 547 : PFD: Delay Payment For Allowable Absences
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to the dividends of individuals claiming allowable absences; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 547
Contact: Chris Knight, 465-6867
Action: 04-06-04: (H)STA » (H)FIN

HB 547 requires all people applying for dividends while out of state to return to Alaska for one year to collect their dividends. The bill does not change eligibility requirements or make any modifications allowable absences with regard to maintaining one's residency status for the PFD.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 556 : AIDEA Bond for Lynn Canal Port
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to a port development project at Lynn Canal, providing legislative approval for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds or otherwise provide financing for the project; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 556 (FIN)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-3744
Action: 05-05-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

An Act relating to a port development project at Lynn Canal, providing legislative approval for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds or otherwise provide financing for the project; and providing for an effective date. Amended to limit funds for the project to bond sales. Amended to add specific language to specify the location of the project. (Slate Creek cove and Cascade Point on Lynn Canal).

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 7 : Uniform Rules: Executive Sessions
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 16
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to executive sessions of legislative bodies; and providing for an effective date for the amendment.

05-03-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 7 by a vote of 15 to zero on Saturday. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HCR 7 allows for legislators to call an executive session when the subject matter involves national, state, or governmental security.
Permanently Filed: 05-08-03.

| Sponsor Statement |


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