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Alaska State House State Affairs Committee
Rep. Paul Seaton, Chair

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HB 90 : State Treasury Warrants
Signed into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

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

Contact : : 465-4963
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 37 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

05-03-05 : House Bill 90 continues the committee's work last session on House Bill 373-Stale Dated Warrants. It clarifies existing statutes governing state treasury warrants by providing that warrants, like bank checks, are negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.

HB 152 : State Info System Plan: Legislature
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act amending the definition of the term 'state agencies' as it presently applies to the provisions of law that establish the Telecommunications Information Council and as it applies under Executive Order No. 113; relating to information systems in the legislative branch and to the Telecommunications Information Council; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4963
Current Status : (H) JUD : 03-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 189 : Coastal Management Programs
Companion Bill SB 102 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 31 SLA 05

Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to an extension for review and approval of revisions to the Alaska coastal management program; providing for an effective date by amending the effective date of sec. 45, ch. 24, SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 189 (STA)
Companion Bill : SB 102
Contact : : 465-4963
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) RES : 05-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Extends the deadline for district coastal program revisions and annulment of the existing program on federal approval of the state's program. This extension will ensure an orderly and efficient transition to the new program.

HB 238 : Public Employee/ Teacher Retirement
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to contribution rates for employers and members in the defined benefit plans of the teachers' retirement system and the public employees' retirement system and to the ad-hoc post-retirement pension adjustment in the teachers' retirement system; requiring insurance plans provided to members of the teachers' retirement system, the judicial retirement system, the public employees' retirement system, and the former elected public officials retirement system to provide a list of preferred drugs; relating to defined contribution plans for members of the teachers' retirement system and the public employees' retirement system; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 238 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2689
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-17-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| Slide Presentation | [PDF - 857 KB]
| Work Draft for CSHB 238; ver 24-LS0761-R | [PDF - 128 KB]

02-16-06 : Passed out of House State Affairs Committee as amended, to be moved to House Judiciary Committee. Technical amendments were made along with the deletion of a section that referred to elected officials.

HB 496 : Contributions From Permanent Fund Dividends
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to campuses of the University of Alaska, certain educational organizations, community foundations, and certain other charitable organizations that provide a youth development program, workforce development, aid to the arts, or aid and services to the elderly, low-income individuals, individuals in emergency situations, disabled individuals, or individuals with mental illness; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 496 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 297
Contact : : 465-4963
Last Action : (H) RLS » (S) FIN : 05-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-27-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amended, to be moved to House Rules Committee. Amendments added a section to allow for a temporary application process, allowing eligible charitable organization to meet the June 15th deadline. Additional language was also added to extend the deadline for the PFD Division to inform organizations that met the listed criteria and have been selected for the program from June 30th to August 15th, 2006. Other minor clarifying amendments were made.

HB 496 creates a funding mechanism for charitable organizations in Alaska. This bill establishes a check-off on the electronic Permanent Fund Dividend application form that would allow an applicant to donate a portion of their PFD check to an eligible charitable organization, a community foundation, each campus of the University of Alaska, and postsecondary education and vocational training organizations. Previously made amendments include changes dealing with Community Foundations, along with a change to the way charities will be listed online. Additionally changed was the date that an organization must apply for inclusion on the PFD check off list from August 1 to June 15th.

HB 3005 : Progressive Tax On Oil
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act providing for an additional production tax on oil when the price index on oil is above a certain amount; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4963
Current Status : (H) STA : 07-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Financial Incentives and Exploration Credit Amendments | [PDF - 1.27 MB]

HCR 42 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 250
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 250, relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the network on domestic violence and sexual assault.

Current Status : (H) RLS : 04-12-06

HCR 43 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 12
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 40
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 12, relating to the prohibition or elimination of financial relationships with persons that conduct business in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 40 : 05-22-06


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