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The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Pete Kott
District 17 - Eagle River House Speaker

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19028 Eagle River Rd., #238
Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 694-8944
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Elected to the House 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002


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HB 271 : Passenger Vehicle Rental Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 105 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act levying and providing for the collection and administration of an excise tax on passenger vehicle rentals; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 271 into law. Sponsored by House Speaker Pete Kott (R-Eagle River), HB 271 levies a ten-percent sales tax on rental passenger vehicles and a three-percent sales tax on rental recreational vehicles.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 347 : Exempt Taxis From Vehicle Rental Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 29 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act exempting taxicabs from the passenger vehicle rental tax; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 347
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3958
Action: 05-01-04: Passed the Senate

Bill 347 has been introduced specifically to exclude a taxicab from the definition of "passenger vehicle" in statue, thereby exempting taxicab rentals from the vehicle rental tax.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 426 : Tourism & Recreation Assessment/Car Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the levy and collection of an assessment on certain tourism-related and recreation-related goods and services, to tourism marketing contracts, and to vehicle rental taxes; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 426 EDT
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3777
Action: 03-16-04: (H)EDT ==> (H)L&C

Collects a 2% tax on certain tourism related business. It is intended that these revenues got the Marketing of Alaska. Minor conceptual amendments were offered by the committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 494 : Electronic Payment for State Business
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the disbursement of money by the state, including employment compensation, unemployment payments, and permanent fund dividends, and to bank investments and deposits by the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 494 (FIN)
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3958
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 494 would require the State of Alaska to disburse funds electronically. Minor language amendments were made in committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 505 : Alcohol Licensing: Connoisseur License
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to importing beer or wine for personal consumption and a liquor license for that purpose, and to taxes on beer or wine imported for personal consumption.

Version: HB 505
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3777

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 509 : Alaska Gaming Commission
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission.

Version: CS HB 509 (FIN)
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3958
Action: 03-04-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

The goal of HB 509 is to put the regulatory framework in place by establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission within the Department of Revenue. This bill establishes parameters for a seven-member commission appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. The bill clearly specifies commission make-up, qualifications for commissioners, meeting times, and powers and duties. Amended to add two non voting industry members to the board.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 513 : CSED Name Change/Driver's License Suspension
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the enforcement of support orders through suspension of drivers' licenses; changing the name of the child support enforcement agency to the child support services agency; amending Rules 90.3 and 90.5, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 513 (JUD)
Contact: John Main, 465-3777
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 513 changes the name from Child Support Enforcement Division to Child Support Services Division and keeps the clock running for the time an individual has to become current on back child support payments before drivers licenses revocation occurs. Currently if a person is behind and makes a single payment the time from which he or she loses their licenses starts over. This bill will not allow that to happen.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 2 Pages - 72 KB]

HB 514 : Child Support Enforcement/Crimes
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to child support modification and enforcement, to the establishment of paternity by the child support enforcement agency, and to the crimes of criminal nonsupport and aiding the nonpayment of child support; amending Rule 90.3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 514 (FIN)
Contact: John Main, 465-3777
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 514 has been introduced as an omnibus bill to help the Child Support Enforcement Division better serve the parents and children of Alaska. There are seven changes to the child support statutes. Each piece of this legislation attempts to remedy problems the agency has encountered over many years. Removed language which dealt with minors and their request for paternity as it related to rape and incest.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 2 Pages - 82 KB]

HCR 32 : AK Info Infrastructure Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Relating to information infrastructure and establishing the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force.

Version: CS HCR 32 (EDT) Am
Contact: Susan Davis, 465-6578
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

House Concurrent Resolution 32 establishes the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force. The task force will be charged with consideration of Alaska's role and interest in long-term information infrastructure development. Amended to include a member from the DOA and adjusted the fiscal note.

| Sponsor Statement |


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HB 84 : Alaska History Curriculum
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

An Act relating to a curriculum for Alaska history; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 84 (HES)
Contact: Mary Kapsner, 465-4942
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the House

HB 84 recommends at least on semester of Alaska history to be taught in Alaska schools.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 8 K]

HB 86 : Injunctions Against Permitted Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 86 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 86 makes the party that causes a work stoppage on a project to assume responsibility for their actions, if the court determines the action was improper.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 91 : Retired Peace Officer's Medical Benefits
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to medical benefits for retired peace officers after 20 years of credited service.

Version: CS HB 91 (FIN)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 03-08-04: (S)STA ==> (S)L&C

HB 91 allows peace officers to collect their Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and major medical benefits at the same time they are eligible for normal retirement, which is after 20 years of service. Currently, peace officers must work 25 years before collecting major medical benefits and must be 65 years old to receive their COLA. HB 91 returns these requirements back to their 1986 criteria.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 102 : Concealed Deadly Weapons Legal
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

HB 107 : Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

02-25-03 : House Bill 107 moved out of the House Health, Education and Social Services Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 107 removes the sunset provision for Medicaid coverage to women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer detected by federal screening programs that are provided under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act. The provision is currently set to end coverage on June 30, 2003.
HB 107 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 196 : Carbon Sequestration
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

An Act relating to carbon sequestration; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 196 (RES) Am S
Contact: Lisa Weissler, 465-4919
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 7 KB]

HB 275 : Veterinarians And Animals Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to veterinarians and animals.

Version: CS HB 275 (FIN)
Contact: Sue Wright, 465-3779
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HB 275 is an animal cruelty bill that not only make sense but is effective. HB 275 clearly defines cruelty to animals in the first, second and third degrees and establishes minimum care standards for domestic pets statewide. Amended to define trapping of vermin and other technical amendments.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 313 : State Procurement Pilot Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 51 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement and the use of electronic commerce tools; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 313 into law. Sponsored by House Judiciary Chair Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 313 allows the Department of Administration to try an electronic system of acquiring goods and services in a three-year pilot project. The project will include no more than two state departments and two other state-managed agencies or corporations that rely on procurement and supply management.

| Sponsor Statement |
Sectional Analysis |

HB 459 : Paper Trail for Electronic Voting Machines
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act requiring an auditable paper trail for electronic voting machines; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 459 (STA) Am S
Contact: Tom Wright, 465-4859
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

Requires the director of elections to provide for a paper record of each electronically generated ballot that can be reviewed and corrected by the voter at the time the vote is cast and used for a recount of the votes cast at an election in which electronically generated ballots were used. Amended in committee to limit the number of machines required per precinct, added matching federal funds for the 2004 and 2005 elections and does not require the director to certify the machines but any one qualified to do so.

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
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| Sectional Analysis |
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HCR 1 : Congratulate Governor/Lt. Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 12 : Honoring Congressman Don Young
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Commemorating Congressman Don Young's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

HCR 19 : Alaska History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Urging implementation of an Alaska history curriculum in public schools.

HJR 18 : Supporting Military Action Against Iraq
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Supporting the men and women of the United States armed forces in the military action to free Iraq and to protect the world from Saddam Hussein.

04-04-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 18 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 18 supports President George Bush's decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and supports the American troops involved in that military action.
HJR 18 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 32 : Labeling Of Salmon Food Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 38
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of salmon and salmon food products.

Version: CS HJR 32 (FSH) AM S
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 03-15-04: Passed the Senate

Amended to replace "salmon" with "fish" making the resolution include all Alaskan Wild fish and amended language to reflect a more positive image and healthy benefits of wild Alaskan fish. Amended to fix minor language change.

| Sponsor Statement |

HR 8 : Ronald Reagan Day
Passed House! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nick Stepovich

Recognizing February 6, 2004, as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

Version: HR 8
Contact: Ryan Colgan, 465-3004
Action: 02-05-04: Passed House

HR 8 recognizes February 6, 2004 as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.


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