HB 32 : Appropriation: Grant To Arctic Power For ANWR Signed into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring
An Act making a special appropriation for a grant to Arctic Power to promote the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration and development; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS HB 32 (FIN) Am Companion Bill :SB 69 Contact :: 465-2186 Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05 Current Status : Chapter 23 SLA 05 : 05-17-05
04-22-05 : HB 32 appropriates 1.2 million dollars from the General fund to Artic Power for use in promoting the opening of ANWR.
HB 35 : Extend Board Architects/ Engineers/ Surveyors Signed into Law! Chapter 38 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring
An Act extending the termination date of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; extending the term of a temporary member of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; and providing for an effective date.
Version : SCS HB 35 (FIN) Contact :: 465-2186 Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05 Current Status : Chapter 38 SLA 05 : 06-02-05
05-04-05 : House Bill 35 extends the termination date for the Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors for an additional five years. The current termination date is set for June 30, 2005. If the Legislature takes no action to extend the board, it will go into a one-year phase out to allow the board to conclude its administrative operations, followed by termination.
Amended to include landscape architects a full board position.
04-20-06 : Passed House Community & Regional Affairs Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House State Affairs Committee. The committee substitute grandfather’s existing participants but requires future applicants to prove need based with income being set the same as the Senior Care Prescription Drug benefit.
House Bill 299 would increase the senior citizen tax exemption from $150,000 to $250,000.
HB 300 : Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Member Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 06 Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring
An Act relating to the qualifications of the member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission who need not be certified, trained, or experienced in either the field of petroleum engineering or the field of petroleum geology.
Version : CS HB 300 (O&G) Contact :: 465-2186 Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-09-06 Current Status : Chapter 89 SLA 06 : 07-09-06
05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.
HB 300 requires the public member to possess training or experience in the field, demonstrating a clear, essential knowledge of the state's oil and gas operations.
An Act delaying to June 30, 2010, the last date by which hydrocarbon exploration geophysical work must be performed or drilling of a stratigraphic test well or exploratory well must be completed in order for a person to qualify for an exploration incentive credit under the oil and gas exploration incentive credit that is not authorized by the Alaska Land Act.
Contact :: 465-2186 Current Status :(H) O&G: 01-13-06
An Act making uniform throughout the state the deadline for certain exploration expenditures used as credits against the production tax on oil and gas produced from a lease or property in the state by extending to July 1, 2010, the deadline for those expenditures on leases or properties located north of 68 degrees, 15 minutes, North latitude.
Version : CS HB 386 (O&G) Contact :: 465-2186 Last Action :(H) RES»(H) FIN: 04-10-06
04-05-06 : Passed House Resources Committee without change, to be moved to House Finance Committee.
House Bill 386 would extend the exploration credit incentives to 2010 and encourage exploration in Alaska and in particular the North Slope HB 386 would make AS 43.55.025 uniform thorough out the state.
03-21-05 : HB 1 increases the foundation formula to $4589 dollars per student. An increase of thirteen dollars over 2005 funding. Amended in HES to raise the Per Student Allocation to $4919. CS HB 1(HES) incresases the base student allocation to $4919. This is a $343 increase per student over the current statutory allocation of $4576. Senate amendment would increase the base student allocation to $4919 if the Legislature replaces the defined benefit plan with a defined contribution plan for new employees, otherwise it would increase the base student allocation to $4,733, which removes PERS/TRS dollars from the formula.
An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state financing of public education; relating to the district cost factors for state funding of public education; relating to school improvement funding; and providing for an effective date.
Version : SCS CS HB 13 (FIN) Contact :: 465-3743 Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06 Current Status : Chapter 41 SLA 06 : 05-25-06
05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.
Extends, until July 1, 2006, the statutory date for municipalities to receive reimbursements for the state for school construction and renovation bonds. Reimbursement rates for DEED approved projects to 70% and non-DEED approved projects to 60%.
An Act relating to the terms of legislators, to a 90-day regular session of the legislature, to the date of convening a regular session, and to procedures of legislative committees during the interim; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS HB 22 (STA) Contact :: 465-2095 Last Action :(H) STA»(H) FIN: 01-17-06
An Act relating to an optional exemption from municipal property taxes on certain residences of law enforcement officers.
Version : CS HB 27 (FIN) Contact :: 465-2840 Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-18-05
04-18-05 : Allows a municipality by ordinance to designate an area within its boundaries that is an eligible area and exempt from taxation an amount not to exceed $150,000 of the assessed value of real property within the area that is owned and occupied as the primary permanent place of abode by a law enforcement officer.
HB 33 : Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer
An Act relating to required notification of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, economic effect statements, and regulatory flexibility analyses regarding the adoption of regulations that may govern the conduct of small businesses; relating to a private cause of action, regulation invalidation, and judicial review related to required notification, economic effect statements, and regulatory flexibility analyses for the adoption of regulations that may govern the conduct of small businesses; and providing for an effective date.
Version : SCS CS HB 33 (FIN) Contact :: 465-4945 Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05 Current Status : Chapter 91 SLA 05 : 08-09-05
03-14-05 : Renames three miles of trail alongside the South Tongass Highway between Ketchikan and Saxman, Alaska the Joe Williams, Sr. Coastal Trail. Mr. Williams was an advocate for the construction of a trail alongside the South Tongass Highway between the cities of Ketchikan and Saxman. This legislation honors the memory of a highly respected member of the native community in Southeast Alaska.
05-05-05 : Daylight saving time is a frustrating and pointless biannual disturbance of Alaskans' lives. Each April and October, Alaskans must go through the tedious chore of changing all timepieces in their homes and offices in order to conform to the time change. If this time change were particularly helpful to Alaskans, this expenditure of time and effort might be worth the energy involved. However, daylight saving time serves no purpose for the vast majority of Alaskans. The original rationale for daylight saving time was to maximize daylight; given the northern latitudes in which Alaskans live and the resulting darkness that persists in most of Alaska from late fall to early spring, daylight saving time is a senseless interference in Alaskans' lives.
05-05-05 : This bill was introduced to ensure that citizens be able to look to one law as the single final authority regarding firearm regulation. This bill will guarantee consistency in firearm law within the State of Alaska.
04-14-05 : House Bill 199 is introduced to correct unintended consequence by adding removing ''rental trucks'' from a tax on rental cars. This legislation would ensure that the tax applies more specifically to the intended target of visitors renting passenger vehicles and recreational vehicles, rather than the unintended target of Alaska businesses and citizens who rely on truck rentals for the continued flow of commerce and movement of household goods.
05-07-05 : The Joint Use Facility/ UAS Student Recreation Center/ National Guard Readiness Center is currently under construction and is slated for completion in July of this year. The facility was built with federal, state and university funds for a total of $16.3 million. Naming the joint use facility after Charles and Donald will show our respect for their dedication to our country and honor them for their valiant service. Their names will live on as a reminder for all of true patriotism.
HB 286 : Value Of Royalty On Gas Production / Tax Credit Signed into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels
An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production by directing the commissioner of natural resources to accept, under certain circumstances, the transfer price of the gas if established by transfer price order of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; 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 : SCS HB 286 (RES) Contact :: 465-6871 Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05 Current Status : Chapter 81 SLA 05 : 07-21-05
05-08-05 : The proposed legislation adds language that allows DNR to use the gas transfer price set by the RCA much like DNR uses the contract price for gas. The transfer price is the rate ML&P is required to charge itself for the Beluga Field gas it uses. The proposed amendment allows DNR to give (aa) treatment not only to an arms-length gas supply contract, but also to RCA-approved orders setting the transfer price when a utility uses its own natural gas.
An Act amending the certificate of need requirements to apply only to health care facilities and nursing homes located in a borough with a population of not more than 25,000, in the unorganized borough, or in a community with a critical access hospital.
Contact :: 465-2794 Current Status :(H) HES: 09-27-05
05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.
HB 318 calls for two very clear policy decisions. The first is whether or not it is appropriate to take a person's private property for economic development and the second is whether it is appropriate to take all or part of one's primary residence for recreational opportunities of another. This legislation is not intended to prohibit the legitimate use of eminent domain; it merely limits its use in these two narrow policy areas.
01-28-05 : The House passed a resolution today, drafted by Rep. Hawker, urging Congress to open the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and production. HJR 4 passed the House by a vote of 26 to 4.
An Act relating to the determination of full and true value of taxable municipal property for purposes of providing planning assistance to the Department of Education and Early Development and the legislature, calculating funding for education, calculating school district participating shares for school construction grants, and calculating tax resource equalization payments and excluding from that determination the value of property in certain areas detached from a municipality and the value of certain property involved with oil and gas that is not taxed by a municipality; and prohibiting the imposition of municipal sales and use taxes on state construction contracts and certain subcontracts; and providing for an effective date.
Contact :: 465-4711 Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-19-05 Current Status : Chapter 80 SLA 05 : 07-19-05
05-10-05 : House receded from amendments 35 to 2 on 5/10. Passed House 5/5 by a vote of 23 to 13. Prohibits the imposition of municipal sales and use tax on a construction contract awarded by the state or a state agency, or on a subcontract awarded in connection with the project funded under the construction contract.
02-06-06 : Extends the deadline for salmon processors to apply for a salmon product development tax credit for property put into service before December 31, 2008. SB 164 also defines what items are eligible for a tax credit.
An Act excluding certain trucks and vehicles provided by automobile dealers as replacement transportation during warranty, recall, or service contract repairs from the definition of 'passenger vehicle' for purposes of the passenger vehicle rental tax; and providing for an effective date.
Version : HCS SB 174 (FIN) Am H Contact :: 465-4711 Last Action : Signed into Law : 01-26-06 Current Status : Chapter 1 SLA 06 : 01-26-06
01-11-06 : Passed Senate 20 to 0. Exempts rental trucks used to transport personal property from the passenger vehicle rental tax. Clarifies that rental vehicles, when provided by an automobile dealer to a customer as replacement transportation during warranty, recall, or service contract repairs, are exempt from imposed vehicle rental taxes.
04-19-05 : Passed Senate April 19 by a vote of 14 to 6. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation permanently repealing the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax. In 2001, Congress passed tax legislation which included the temporary repeal of estate taxes. SJR 14 expresses the State of Alaska's desire to have the tax permanently repealed.