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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Bob Lynn District 31 - Anchorage

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Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
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Elected to the House 2002


Legislation Alaska State Legislature
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Co-Sponsored Legislation Co-Sponsored Legislation
 

HB 27 : Increase DWI Penalties
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to driving while intoxicated; and providing for an effective date.

HB 37 : Extend State Medical/Nursing/Midwives Boards
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives, the State Medical Board, and the Board of Nursing; and relating to an exemption that allows one bill to continue more than one board, commission, or agency program.

HB 39 : University Of Alaska Tuition
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to tuition at the University of Alaska.

HB 40 : Requirements For Driver's License
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to issuance of a driver's license.

Version: CS HB 40 (STA)
Contact: Jay Griffin , 465-4931
Action: 04-29-04: (H)STA (H)FIN

HB 40 adds a qualification that an alien must be legally in the United States to obtain an Alaska driver's license. Amended to not require renewals to prove residency and allows for aliens who have applied for amnesty to receive licenses.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 50 : Display Of U.S. Flag At Polling Place
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the size of national flag to be displayed at polling places.

HB 53 : Parent Liability For Damage By Child
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to recovery of civil damages by a school district from the parents or legal guardian of a minor; and providing for an effective date.

HB 54 : Assault On School Employees/Clergy
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the crime of assault.

HB 65 : Importing Alcohol To Dry Village
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to forfeiture of a motor vehicle, airplane, or vessel for illegal transportation of alcohol.

HB 77 : Right To Leave Car Running
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act allowing certain motor vehicles to be operated while unattended.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 92 : Clergy To Report Child Abuse
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to reports by members of the clergy and custodians of clerical records who have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has suffered harm as a result of child abuse or neglect.

04-25-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 92 by a vote of 32 to six on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HB 92 adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child abuse to the appropriate authorities.
HB 92 will moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 294 : Feticide And Assaults On Fetuses
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to murder and assault of unborn children.

HB 324 : Posting National Motto
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to posting the national motto in public buildings and schools.

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 |

HJR 15 : Pledge Of Allegiance/Split 9th Circuit
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to its decision concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, and to removing Alaska from the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit.

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 29 : US Coast Guard ROTC Program
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 30
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the establishment of Reserve Officer Training Corps programs in Alaska by the United States Coast Guard.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 29 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 29 urges the Coast Guard to create an ROTC program at the University of Alaska Southeast and to create JROTC programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and Kodiak High School.

| Sponsor Statement |


Co-Sponsored Legislation Alaska State Legislature
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Personal Legislation Personal Legislation
 

HB 1 : Stalking & Protective Orders
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order; and amending Rules 4 and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 1 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Harry Crawford (D-Anchorage), HB 1 allows the victims of stalking to seek and obtain a protective order in cases of stalking that are not crimes involving domestic violence. The bill streamlines the process for public safety and judicial practitioners by harmonizing the arrest and notification procedures to mirror those already in place for domestic violence situations. The bill adds the crime of violation of a child protective order and of a violation of a stalking protective order; these changes also reflect existing practitioner procedures.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 2 : Civil Statute Of Limitations/Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; and providing for an effective date.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 2 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer, HB 2 establishes the civil statute of limitations at three years for misdemeanor sexual assault, misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor, incest, and felony indecent exposure. Under HB 2, Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor, a class B felony, is added to the list of sexual assault crimes in which the civil statute of limitations is removed.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 9 : Home Inspectors/Contractors
Signed into Law! Chapter 134 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the registration of individuals who perform home inspections; relating to regulation of contractors; relating to registration fees for specialty contractors, home inspectors, and associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection requirements for residential loans purchased or approved by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by and against home inspectors and to civil actions arising from residential unit inspections; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 10 : Group Health Insurance For Private Groups
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the definition of group health insurance, and allowing the Department of Administration to obtain a policy or policies of group health care insurance for employers that are small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, or small associations for insurance purposes; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB10 (FIN)
Contact: John Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 10 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 10 allows small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, small associations, or self-employed individuals to create associations that can participate in group health insurance plans. These entities can then purchase health insurance coverage for their employees. HB 10 moves to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Amended to make date current.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 12 : Harassment By Electronic Communication
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to harassment.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 12 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Representative Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 12 adds obscene email and email that threatens physical injury or sexual contact to the legal definition of harassment.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 14 : Permanent Fund Allowable Absences
Signed into Law! Chapter 116 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to an absence from the state while providing care for a terminally ill grandparent for purposes of determining eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 14 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 14 expands the legal definition of a family to include grandparents. This addition allows Alaskans to leave state for an extended amount of time to provide care for terminally ill grandparents without fear of losing eligibility for the permanent fund dividend.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 16 : Stranded Gas Development Act Amendments
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act amending the standards applicable to determining whether, for purposes of the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, a proposed new investment constitutes a qualified project, and repealing the deadline for applications relating to the development of contracts for payments in lieu of taxes and for royalty adjustments that may be submitted for consideration under that Act; and providing for an effective date.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 16 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 16 expands the areas of potential gas exploration and development that fall under the Act. Currently, the statute only qualifies natural gas projects that export the gas in liquefied form. HB 16 would allow gas development and transportation in any form and does not specify a pipeline route. HB 16 also extends the June 30, 2001 deadline to March 31, 2005 to allow the state and producers to begin new contract negotiations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 18 : Parental Liability For Child's Damage
Signed into Law! Chapter 94 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the liability of parents and legal guardians of minors who destroy property.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 18 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HB 18 changes the limit on recovery of property damaged by a minor. HB 18 will allow for a person, municipal corporation, association, village, school district, or religious or charitable organization to recover up to $25,000 from parents or guardians of a minor who knowingly destroys property.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 23 : Restitution For Crime Victims
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 23 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 23 enables the court to consider documented volunteer labor as a factor in the process of determining restitution.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 28 : Oil & Gas Royalty Modification
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to adjustments to royalty reserved to the state to encourage otherwise uneconomic production of oil and gas; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 28 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 28 provides a more flexible method to calculate oil and gas royalties so that the State can encourage production of oil and gas fields that might be marginal or not economically feasible under the current system.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 29 : Real Property Transactions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to representatives of buyers and sellers in real property transactions.

Version: SCS CS SS HB 29 (JUD)
Contact: Amanda Wilson, 465-4968
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

This legislation informs and protects consumers and assists the commerce of our state. It will shield the public from vicarious liability inherent in our current law and protects small brokers in small communities. This bill is fully endorsed by the real estate community. Amended to allow an exemption for entities that 1) are businesses, 2) worth over $2 mil, AND 3) the business requests the exemption. Also, government agencies and corporations that issue publicly traded securities are exempt. The purpose of SSHB 29 is to protect consumers who are unsophisticated when it comes to buying real estate. The entities exempted by this amendment are not unsophisticated when it comes to real estate transactions, and therefore should be allowed an exemption. Several substantive amendments were made in committee. Awaiting Legislative Legal's draft.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 3 pages - 300 KB]

HB 34 : Repeal Sunset Of Negotiated Regulation Making
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to negotiated regulation making; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 34 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 34 repeals the July 1st, 2003 sunset date on Negotiated Regulation Making.

| Sponsor Statement |.

HB 36 : Electronic Mail
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to electronic mail activities and making certain electronic mail activities unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 46 : Primary Election Ballots
Signed into Law! Chapter 96 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to ballots.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 46 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 46 instructs the Director of the Division of Elections to offer voters in primary elections the choice of a separate ballot presenting only the ballot titles and propositions for voting. HB 46 does not change the closed-primary system. HB 46 offers voters the additional choice of a "no-party," "issues-only" ballot.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 49 : Expand DNA Database
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the DNA identification registration system; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 49 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 49 requires all convicted felons and sexual offenders, including those in custody, to submit DNA samples to the Alaska State Database. Juveniles adjudicated and in custody on the same offenses must also submit samples to the database.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 51 : Labeling Of Prescribed Drugs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act requiring pharmacists to include generic drug information on containers in which brand-name prescription drug orders are dispensed.

Version: CS HB 51 (HES)
Contact: Chris Knight, 465-6867
Action: 05-08-03: Passed the Senate

House Bill 51 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), HB 51 requires pharmacists to include the generic drug name on containers of a brand name drug. The requirement aims inform people of a brand name drug's generic name and prevent them from mistakenly overdosing on the same drug. House Bill 51 awaits assignment to its next Senate committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 52 : Sex Crime And Pornography Forfeitures
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the forfeiture of property used to possess or distribute child pornography, to commit indecent viewing or photography, to commit a sex offense, or to solicit the commission of, attempt to commit, or conspire to commit possession or distribution of child pornography, indecent viewing or photography, or a sexual offense.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 52 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 52 will give courts additional punitive sentencing options against sexual predators and award forfeited computer technology to law enforcement agencies for ongoing monitoring operations. HB 52 also makes providing billing services for a child pornography website a felony.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 56 : Unfair Trade Practices Atty Fees/Costs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to the attorney fees and costs awarded in certain court actions relating to unfair trade practices; and, if considered court rule changes, amending Rules 54(d), 79, and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Version: CS HB 56 (L&C)
Contact: Cindy Smith, 465-2647
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

This bill provides the state with a needed tool to fight consumer fraud more effectively. HB 56 allows the state to recover its full enforcement, investigation and court cost if it prevails in a consumer protection action.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 57 : Royalty Gas Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production as it relates to the manufacture of certain value-added products.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 57 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 57 gives the Commissioner of Natural Resources authority to negotiate royalty contracts on natural gas and includes manufacturers in the negotiating process.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 58 : Reinstatement Of Native Corporations
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to the reinstatement of Native corporations; and providing for an effective date.

04-14-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 58 into law on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster (D-Nome), HB 58 would offer a one-time window for previously dissolved Native Village Corporations to apply for reinstatement and retain their legal standing and assets.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 59 : Cleanup Of Illegal Drug Sites
Signed into Law! Chapter 142 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or stored; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 59 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 59 will require the property owner to clean up hazardous materials when law enforcement agencies discover an illegal drug lab. The owner must provide test results that show the levels of contamination to be below Department of Environmental Conservation limits (DEC) before the property can be used again. The DEC or a law enforcement entity will provide cleanup guidelines, testing procedures and a list of laboratories for testing the property to the property owner. Future property buyers must be notified of the previous presence of a lab on the property.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 61 : Oil & Gas Tax Credit For Exploration/Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing an exploration and development incentive tax credit for persons engaged in the exploration for and development of less than 150 barrels of oil or of gas for sale and delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in the state; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 61 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 61 creates a new income tax credit for exploration and development of natural gas reserves south of the Brooks Range.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 64 : Purchase Of Structured Settlements
Signed into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to court approval of the purchase of structured settlements.

05-14-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 64 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster (D-Nome), HB 64 allows the reassignment of structured settlements only after courts approve the measure. HB 64 also outlines what considerations must be made before such transfers are approved. HB 64 ensures village residents understand the implications of selling structured settlements before they agree to the transaction.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 68 : Office Of Victims' Rights: Include Munis.
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

04-14-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 68 into law on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 68 clarifies that municipalities be specifically included in the definition of a justice agency to help the Office of Victims' Rights act on behalf of the victims it represents.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 69 : Regulation Of Shallow Natural Gas
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to regulation of shallow natural gas leasing and closely related energy projects; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 69 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 69 ensures that the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has the authority and discretion necessary to regulate shallow gas drilling while also providing for human safety and environmental protection.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 80 : Prohibit Soft Drinks In School
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

An Act prohibiting sales of certain soft drinks in public schools.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 5 KB]

HB 82 : Commercial Electronic Mail
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act making certain activities related to commercial electronic mail unlawful as unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 82 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 82 requires anyone sending unsolicited commercial email with sexually explicit content to include the letters "ADV: ADLT" in the subject line.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 90 : Tax Credit For Salmon Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to a salmon product development tax credit under the Alaska fisheries business tax and the Alaska fisheries resource landing tax; and providing for an effective date.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 90 in law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens by recommendation of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 90 provides a tax credit for salmon product development.

| 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 98 : Sport Fishing Seasons for Youth
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to sport fishing seasons and areas for persons under 16 years of age.

Version: HB 98
Contact: Henry Webb, 465-2095
Action: 03-17-04: Passed the Senate

HB 98 allows the Board of Fish to make special fisheries for people 16 years old and younger.

| 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 104 : Payment of Fishery Business Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 55 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to payment of the fisheries business tax and to security for collection of the fisheries business tax.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 104 in law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens by recommendation of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 104 allows fish processing applicants to avoid posting a bond for twice the estimated fisheries business tax if they: remit all tax obligation on a monthly basis by paying the taxes due on or before the fifteenth day of the month following the month in which the tax liability is incurred, and file a bond in the amount of $50,000; or provide the Department of Revenue with proof that the applicant is the owner of real property in the state at a value of at least $100,000.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 118 : Transportation Of Commercial Fish
Signed into Law! Chapter 112 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Task Force Committee

An Act relating to the transportation and sale of certain commercially caught fish by an agent of a commercial fishing permit holder and to the sale of fish; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkwoski signed HB 118 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) on recommendation by the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 118 allows commercial fishermen to hire their own tender or pool their resources on one boat to transport fish to market. Currently, transporting another person's fish is illegal unless you are a licensed processor or act as a contractor for a licensed processor. HB 118 will require the person transporting the fish to have a transporter permit in addition to the currently required fish ticket. This arrangement allows a fisherman to retain ownership of the fish while authorizing an associate or another vessel to transport and sell the fish.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 120 : Service Contract Sales Are Not Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 143 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act excluding service contracts from regulation as insurance; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 120 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 120 exempts service contracts from insurance statutes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 123 : Alaska Human Resource Investment Council
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Moses

An Act relating to the allocation of money appropriated to the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 123 (FIN)
Contact: Tim Benintendi, 465-4451
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

This bill would add Southwest Vocational & Education Center to the King Salmon and Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat, Inc. People Learning Center to the list of groups that may receive funding under Alaska Human Resource Investment Council.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 9 KB]

HB 124 : Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers/Employer
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to commercial motor vehicle drivers and their employers and to railroad-highway grade crossings; and providing for an effective date.

06-02-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 124 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm, HB 124 conforms Alaska commercial driver law to federal standards to avoid the loss of between $20 million and $40 million. HB 124 requires certain commercial vehicles to approach with flashers and stop at all highway railroad crossings. The bill prohibits an employer of a commercial vehicle from knowingly allowing, authorizing, or encouraging the driver to violate any federal, state, or municipal code or regulation relating to highway railroad crossings. HB 124 also requires the court to disqualify a commercial motor vehicle driver for certain periods of time upon conviction of such violations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 127 : Roadside Memorials
Signed into Law! Chapter 125 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker

An Act allowing certain roadside memorials to be placed within the right-of-way of a state highway.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 127 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 127 allows for roadside memorials within the right-of-way on state highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 135 : Marital & Family Therapists
Signed into Law! Chapter 152 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to marital and family therapists.

05-18-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Bill 135 by a vote of 18 to zero on Sunday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), HB 135 adds the Board of Marital and Family Therapy to the list of boards that may request the Division of Occupational Licensing to contract for substance abuse treatment under licensed therapists. HB 135 also gives the Board of Marital and Family Therapy authority to order a licensed marital and family therapist to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if the board has credible evidence sufficient to conclude that the therapist's physical or mental capacity to practice safely is at issue, allows for individual client contact to be used as hours toward licensing, requires the therapist to communicate to a potential victim or law enforcement officer if a threat of imminent serious physical harm to an identified victim has been made by a client, and imposes disciplinary sanctions with regard to therapist sexual misconduct. After a reconsideration vote, HB 135 will move to the Senate for reconsideration.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 139 : Closing Certain Land To Mineral Entry
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act approving an interim classification by the commissioner of natural resources closing certain land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new mineral entry; and providing for an effective date.

04-16-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 139 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage/Girdwood/Portage/Whittier), HB 139 will close state land in the upper Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new mineral entry for ten years.

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HB 151 : Dwelling Design/Construction Claims
Signed into Law! Chapter 136 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act instructing the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors to adopt minimum technical standards relating to the practice of surveying.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 151 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HB 151 provides homeowners and construction professionals with a process to solve construction defect issues on new homes or homes that undergo substantial remodeling, before needless litigation ensues.

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HB 184 : Individual Deferred Annuities
Signed into Law! Chapter 101 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to individual deferred annuities; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 184 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 184 is a proposed insurance code revision. HB 184 adjusts guaranteed minimum interest rates that determine minimum values that holders of a fixed annuity product must receive upon policy surrender.

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HB 194 : Regional Development Org Tax Credit
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act creating a tax credit under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act for contributions to regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

05-08-03 : House Bill 194 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage), HB 194 creates a tax credit for contributions made by businesses to Alaskan regional development organizations. This legislation limits the tax credit to the first $10,000 contributed by a business to a regional development organization. The tax credit allowed under HB 194, when combined with credits allowed under various other tax credit provisions in statute, may not exceed the previously established limit of $150,000. This tax credit will sunset in 2005.
HB 194 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

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HB 195 : State Health Insurance Plan
Signed into Law! Chapter 102 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the state health insurance plan; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 195 (L&C)
Contact: Heather Nobrega, 465-4968
Action: 05-21-04: Passed Legislature

HB 195 gives insurance companies the authority to offer an individual health insurance plan that does not provide coverage for all of the insurance mandates currently required in state statute, thus giving Alaskans a more affordable health insurance option.

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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 206 : Commemorative Veterans License Plate
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to a commemorative veterans' license; and providing for an effective date.

HB 210 : Chitina Dip Net Fishery
Signed into Law! Chapter 118 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 210 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 210 eliminates the $25 fee for a Chitina Dipnetting Permit.

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HB 211 : Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to a student loan repayment program for nurses, and amending the duties of the Board of Nursing that relate to this program; and providing for an effective date.

05-15-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 211 by a vote of 37 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), HB 211 establishes the Alaska Nurse Recruitment Loan Repayment Program to provide incentives for more nurses to work in Alaska. HB 211 moves to the Senate.

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HB 212 : Powers Of Appointments/Trusts/Creditors
Signed into Law! Chapter 138 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors, trustee advisors, transfers of property in trust, and transfers of trust interests, and to creditors' claims against property subject to a power of appointment.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 212 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 212 provides statutory authority to provisions commonly found in trust instruments.

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HB 213 : Provisional Driver's License
Passed Legislaturee! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to a provisional driver's license and to issuance of a driver's license; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 213 (FIN)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-3744
Action: 05-01-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 213 creates a three-tiered system whereby young drivers pursue their full, unrestricted driver's license. Amended to clarify the definition of who may receive an exception for provisional license. Minor technical amendments made in FIN.

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HB 214 : Punitive Damages Against Employers
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the recovery of punitive damages against an employer who is determined to be vicariously liable for the act or omission of an employee; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 214 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 214 changes the standard under which employers must pay for punitive damages assessed against their employees. HB 214 stipulates that unless an employer authorized the act that caused the damages, or acted recklessly or knowingly in approving of the act after it occurred, or the employee is of such a high rank that he or she is essentially the employer, then the employee's punitive damages should not be awarded against the employer.

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HB 215 : Repeal One Percent For Art
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act repealing statutes that relate to art works in public buildings and facilities and that require a set percentage of construction costs to be spent on art.

05-17-03 : House Bill 215 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 215 adjusts the requirement that a percent of state capital expenditures for public buildings and facilities be set aside to acquire works of art for display in those facilities. HB 215 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

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HB 221 : False Statements On Voter Registration
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act making it a class C felony to knowingly make a false statement relating to citizenship or residency on an application for voter registration or reregistration.

HB 226 : Organic Food
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to the sale, offer for sale, representation, and labeling of food or other agricultural products as organic, and to the state organic certification program; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 226 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 226 brings the state of Alaska's definition of organic agricultural products in line with the federal definition. HB 226 would create an Alaska organic certification program, providing in-state certification for organic agricultural producers, processors, and handlers.

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HB 228 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kertula

An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

HB 232 : Homer Mercury Classic
Signed into Law! Chapter 149 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to mercury classics; and providing for an effective date.

08-06-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 232 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), HB 232 will allow the Homer Chapter of the Kenai Peninsula Boys and Girls Club to operate and implement the "Homer Mercury Classic."

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HB 233 : Increase Education Funding
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

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

Version: CS HB 233 (FIN)
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 05-03-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

House Bill 233 moved out of the House on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, HB 233 increases the base student allocation in the state foundation formula. The increase will assist state local schools districts to meet, or, exceed the public's expectations and demands. HB 233 moves to the House Finance Committee. Amended to add $419 dollars per student to the foundation formula. Adds $84.5 million dollars for education.

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HB 234 : Brewpubs; ABC Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 127 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to brewpubs, and continuing the existence of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 234 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 234 moves the Alcohol Beverage Control Board to the Department of Public Safety and lifts the restriction of 5-gallon quantity, or "growler" sales to brewpubs that brew their beer on their premises. HB 234 returns to the House for concurrence.

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HB 242 : Exam For CPA's
Signed into Law! Chapter 139 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to licensing of certified public accountants.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 242 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 242 updates Alaska Statute to recognize changes in the standardized testing procedures for Certified Public Accountants (CPA) adopted by the Society of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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HB 249 : Restraint Of Trade: Fees And Costs
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to actions involving monopolies and restraint of trade; and providing for an effective date.

05-14-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 249 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 249 ensures that if judgment in an antitrust suit is for the defendant, the defendant shall be awarded the defendant's costs and reasonable attorney fees.

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HB 250 : State Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 144 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jom Holm

An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 250 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 250 HB 250 modifies the procurement code pertaining to construction claims.

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HB 251 : Marine Pilot For Foreign Pleasure Craft
Signed into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act exempting certain foreign pleasure craft from the mandatory pilotage requirement.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 251 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Anchorage/Birchwood), HB 251 exempts certain pleasure craft of foreign registry from the mandatory pilotage requirement.

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HB 252 : OCC Licensing: Terms Of Board & Cont. Educ
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the terms of members of boards and commissions that regulate businesses and professions and to the duties of the members of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Version: SCS CS HB 252 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 252 modifies the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors' existing term limit statute so that serving a partial term of less than two years would not represent a full term on the AELS Board; however, serving a partial term of two or more years would count as a full 4-year term. HB 252 also provides the AELS Board statutory authority to develop mandatory continuing education programs for the professions it serves. Amended to establish a continuing eductation program and standards for that program.

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HB 257 : Disclosures By Real Estate Licensees
Signed into Law! Chapter 128 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the disclosure requirements for real estate licensees, to disciplinary action against real estate licensees, to private actions against real estate licensees, and to real estate licensee agency relationships, fiduciary duties, and other duties; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 257 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 257 makes several changes to the disclosure statute. First, all references to a real estate "agent" have been replaced with real estate "licensee" to conform with the rest of the real estate statutes which use the term "licensee." Second, references to lessors and lessees have been added to the statute to reflect that the disclosure statute also applies to real estate lease transactions. Finally, HB 257 clarifies that a failure to disclose or obtain written consent as required by the statute does not give rise to a private cause of action, but can result in a disciplinary action against the licensee. However, in cases of fraud, misrepresentation or deceit, a person can bring an action against the real estate surety fund for damages. After a reconsideration vote, HB 257 will return to the House for concurrence.

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HB 267 : AK Railroad Bonds For Natural Gas Transport
Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to the Alaska Railroad; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 267 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 267 authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others. HB 267 also authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities.

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HB 270 : Pharmacist Licensing
Signed into Law! Chapter 140 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to the licensure of pharmacists; and providing for an effective date.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 270 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Anchorage/Birchwood), HB 270 gives the Board the authority to deny a license to a new applicant if they find that the applicant has committed fraud, deceit, falsely advertised, convicted of a felony, etc. as listed in Alaska statute.

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HB 282 : University Employee Research Contacts
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to contracts between the University of Alaska and its employees involving research or other development of intellectual property and to the authority of the president of the University of Alaska regarding employee contracts for development of intellectual property.

Version: HB 282
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

HB 282 will give the President of the University of Alaska authority to enter into contracts with employees involved in research and development of intellectual property. These contracts would allow both the employee and the University to benefit from businesses associated with that development.

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| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

HB 283 : Coal Leases
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to limitations on coal leases.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 283 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 283 increases the amount of state acreage available for coal leases.

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HB 285 : Electronic Transactions & Signatures
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act adopting the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; repealing certain statutes relating to electronic records and electronic signatures; amending Rule 402, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 285 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 285 would codify the model Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) in Alaska; allowing the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in any transaction, except those subject to the uniform commercial code. The fundamental purpose of this act is to remove perceived barriers to electronic commerce.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Facts About Uniform Electronic Transactions Act | [PDF - 3 pages - 91 KB]
| Summary of Uniform Electronic Transactions Act | [PDF - 5 pages - 2.31 MB]

HB 287 : Waive Some PFD Requirements For Military
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to waiver of permanent fund dividend application requirements in a time of national military emergency; and providing for an effective date.

05-12-03 : House Bill 287 moved out of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 287 allows the Commissioner of Revenue to waive the application deadline for the Permanent Fund Dividend to a member of the United States Armed Forces during time of national emergency.
House Bill 287 moves to the House Finance Committee.

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HB 292 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.

05-15-03 : House Bill 292 moved out of the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 292 requires by law that Alaskan physicians who perform or induce abortions inform patients of the medical, emotional, and physical consequences that are possible. HB 292 moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

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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.

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HB 306 : Optometrists' Use Of Pharmaceuticals
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels by Request

An Act relating to the use of pharmaceutical agents by optometrists.

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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.

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Sectional Analysis |

HB 319 : Remote Recreation Cabin Site Sales/Lottery Sale
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to the disposal of state land by lottery; and relating to the disposal, including sale or lease, of remote recreational cabin sites.

Version: CS HB 319 (FIN) Am
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 05-08-04: (S)RES (S)FIN

HB 319 is legislation to help move Alaska State land into the hands of private individuals. Establishes a method to select and transfer land to private individuals for recreational purposes. Amended to eliminate first right of refusal, the penalty clause, make up to 10 acres available and up to 700 feet of shoreline instead of 400 feet and Confirms confirmation to existing right-of-way statutes.

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HB 334 : Unlawful Exploitation Of Minor/ Child Porn
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to unlawful exploitation of a minor.

Version: CS HB 334 (RLS)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

CS HB 334 (RLS) increases the criminal penalty for AS 11.41.455 Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime. Also, the criminal penalty for AS 11.61.125 Distribution of Child Pornography is raised to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime.

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HB 337 : Anatomical Gifts Registry
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to anatomical donor registries, to an anatomical gift awareness fund, to an anatomical gift awareness program, and to motor vehicle licenses and registrations.

Version: CS HB 337 (FIN)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

With this legislation, the donor's status and other information will be available to Life Alaska Donor Services so that the donor's gift may be realized with or without the donor having their License/State ID card at the time of death. This will also allow Life Alaska to quickly ascertain the donor status of the Licensee and match the donor's gift with a suitable recipient. Amended to allow cancellation of registration at DMV or the Registry.

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HB 339 : Trade Practices: Tree Trial/ Option-Out Plans
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to negative option plans for sales, to charges for goods or services after a trial period, and to acts that are unlawful as unfair trade practices.

Version: SCS CS HB 339 (JUD)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-07-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 339, businesses are prohibited from using opt-out marketing plans or free trial periods, to sell goods and services, unless specific requirements and disclosures are made to the consumer. The intent of this legislation is to protect consumers by requiring the disclosure of all consumer obligations and details of enrollment and acceptance of free trial periods and closely related marketing schemes. Amended to require written notification before charging a customer under a free trial offer.

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HB 340 : Damages In Construction Claims
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to damages in an action for a defect in the design, construction, and remodeling of certain dwellings; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 340 (JUD) am
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465 4945
Action: 04-05-04: (S)Floor » Governor

CS HB 340(JUD) places a limit on the damages that can be awarded in a construction defect lawsuit to the actual cost of fixing the defect and other closely related costs. Amended -- Created an additional exception allowing recovery for actions where the construction professional is found to be fraudulent and/or grossly negligent.

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HB 344 : Mining Fees, Rentals, & Royalties
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to annual rental fees for mining claims, and providing for reduced royalties during the first three years of production.

Version: SCS HB 344 (RES)
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-13-04: House Concurrence with Senate Amendments

Allows a grace period if the mine's filing deadline is missed. By filing the necessary paperwork, paying the royalties, rent, and a penalty equal to one year's rent the claim remains protected.

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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.

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HB 348 : Notice Re Office Of Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to the rights of certain victims of crime to receive information about the office of victims' rights.

Version: CSHB 348 (JUD)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation requires police and prosecutors to notify victims about the Alaska Office Of Victims' Rights. Amendments (1) specified that if the victim is an unemancipated minor, the notification shall be given to the parent or guardian of the victim. (2) added the requirement that the written material must also contain a brief statement about the Violent Crimes Compensation Board. Accompanying letter of intent was also adopted.

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HB 350 : Crime Victims' Compensation For Arson
Passed Legislature! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to adding personal injury, death, and property damage from arson in the first degree to the offenses compensable by the Violent Crimes Compensation Board.

Version: CS HB 350 (STA)
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 04-29-04: Passed the Senate Trans to Governor

Current Alaska law does not include first-degree arson on the list of crimes for which victims may receive compensation from the Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB). CSHB 350 (State Affairs) simply adds arson to the list of crimes for which victims may receive compensation and allows for an immediate effective date.

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HB 351 : Carbon Monoxide Detection Devices
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to the devices, including carbon monoxide detection devices, required in dwellings; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 351 (JUD)
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

This bill adds carbon monoxide detection devices to the requirement in Alaska state statute (AS 18.70.095) that homeowners install and maintain smoke detectors and adds that landlords shall install the devices to be maintained by their tenants.

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HB 352 : Appropriations: Longevity Bonus
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg, Rep. Ethan Berkowitz, Rep. Sharon Cissna, Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Eric Croft, Rep. Les Gara, Rep. Max Gruenberg, Rep. Reggie Joule, Rep. Albert Kookesh, Rep. Beth Kerttula, Rep. Mary Kapsner, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act making an appropriation for longevity bonus grants; and providing for an effective date.

HB 353 : Jury Duty Exemption For Certain Teachers
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

An Act relating to jury duty; and amending Rule 15(KB], Alaska Rules of Administration.

Version: CS HB 353 (JUD)
Contact: Rep. Kapsner, 465-4942
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 353 provides an exemption from jury duty for teachers in schools that have failed to meet adequate yearly progress under state and federal law. Amended to ix minor technical language and a conceptual amendment is waiting legal review. Minor technical amendments.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 6 KB]

HB 356 : Extend Alcohol Delivery Site Sunset
Signed into Law! Chapter 28 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

An Act relating to operation of alcoholic beverage delivery sites; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 356
Contact: John Greely, 465-4833
Action: 04-19-04: Passed the Senate

Provides communities with the option to monitor the inflow of alcohol into their community through a locally operated distribution center. Extends the sunset date of alcoholic beverage site from July of 2004 to July 2008.

HB 357 : Restitution
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

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

Version: SCS HB 357 (JUD)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 04-14-04: (S)Floor » (H)Concurrence

Requires judges to order restitution from criminals in all cases where a victim has suffered a financial loss. It also clarifies that a minor who has been ordered to pay restitution be required to do so after his or her 19th birthday. Amended to make minor language changes.

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HB 359 : Intramilitary Immunity
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, Rep. Ethan Berkowitz, Rep. Harry Crawford

An Act relating to certain civil actions by or on behalf of members of the military services; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 385 : Awarding Child Custody
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to awarding child custody; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 385 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 04-27-04: (S)JUD (S)RLS

HB 385 adds, if a parent has committed repeated acts of domestic violence against another parent may not be awarded sole or joint physical custody of a child to the list of criteria a judge may used in the awarding of custody. Minor technical amendment made in committee.

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HB 394 : Commission On Aging
Signed into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act extending the Alaska Commission on Aging.

Version: CS HB 394 (HES)
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

CS HB 394 (HESS) extends the sunset date for the Alaska Commission on Aging until June 30, 2008. An audit dated October 1, 2003, recommends this extension.

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HB 397 : Defense Contacts With Victims & Witnesses
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to defense contacts with and recordings of statements of victims or witnesses; and amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Version: SCS HB 397 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 03-31-04: (S)Floor » Reconsideration

For sexual offenses, this bill would require criminal defense attorneys and investigators to first obtain the written authorization of a minor victim's or witness' parent or guardian prior to conducting a tape-recorded interview with the minor. This is currently required by law for non-recorded statements and this bill attempts to close this legal loophole. Amended to removed section 1.

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HB 398 : Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to domestic violence fatality review teams.

Version: SCS CS HB 398 (JUD)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3715
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation authorizes the State of Alaska and its municipalities to empanel teams to systematically review facts of escalating cases of domestic violence fatalities. This legislation would provide state and local governments with additional tools to gather information on many aspects of Domestic Violence. Amended to make minor language changes. Amended to clarify how the annual report is handled.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 405 : School Performance Designation/Report
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to reports on school and school district performance; and relating to accountability of public schools and school districts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 405 (EDU)
Contact: Cody Rice, 465-3743
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA (S)HES

House Bill 405 holds districts and public schools accountable but does not increase their administrative burden. Although this bill retains the requirement that a school not meeting adequate performance must draft a school improvement plan, the bill removes from statute the detailed descriptions of a school improvement plan.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 417 : Ak Natural Gas Dev. Authority Initiative
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act amending the definition of 'project' in the Act establishing the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 417
Contact: Mike Chenault, 465-3779
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

Amends the definition of project to include all options for a terminus of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline. This specifically identifies Cook Inlet as a possible terminus.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 423 : Taxicab Driver Liability
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to accidents involving the vehicle of a person under the influence of an alcoholic beverage; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 423 (JUD) Am
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 423 is a Good Samaritan bill for taxicab operators who transport intoxicated persons or who drive an intoxicated person's motor vehicle to their home or another directed location. Amended to add a sunset clause of July 1, 2007 and minor language changes. Limited the insurance to only automobiles.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 424 : Regulation Review
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to review of regulations under the Administrative Procedure Act by the Legislative Affairs Agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 424 (JUD)(EFD FLD S)
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 424, legislative attorneys who actually draft the bills will review, prior to public comment, proposed regulations being promulgated from those bills.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 425 : Boarding School Funding
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs, to funding for school districts from which boarding students come, and to inoperative school districts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 425 (EDU)
Contact: Rynnieva Moss, 465-3719
Action: 04-30-04: (S)HES (S)FIN

This legislation by statute reimburses to secondary boarding schools costs incurred by the district operating the program. Amended to modify the hold harmless clause and insure that only full time boarding schools qualify and qualifies more students.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 428 : Civil Penalty: Underage Alcohol Purchases
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to civil liability for acts related to obtaining alcohol for persons under 21 years of age or for persons under 21 years of age being on licensed premises.

Version: CS HB 428 (JUD) Am
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-03-04: Passed the The Senate

Under House Bill 428 Civil Penalty: Underage Alcohol Purchases, an adult who orders or receives an alcoholic beverage, for the purpose of selling, giving, or serving it to a person under the age of 21 years, can be civilly liable to the licensee for a penalty of a $1,000. Likewise, the parent or legal guardian of a minor that solicits an adult to violate AS 04.16.060, can be civilly liable for a penalty of $1,000 to the licensee from which the alcoholic beverage was purchased, ordered, or received.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 430 : Employees Under 21 At Licensed Premises
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to employees under 21 years of age in the premises of hotels, restaurants, and eating places that are licensed to sell, serve, deliver, or dispense alcoholic beverages.

Version: CS HB 430 L&C
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 430 would allow persons 18- 20 to work at establishments which serve alcohol without parental consent. Tech amendment to allow adopted kids even though they can't secure parental permission to work on premises. Under this law the minor would not be able to sell serve, deliver or dispense alcoholic beverages.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 19 KB]

HB 452 : Guided Sport Fishing
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by the Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to licensing and regulation of sport fishing services operators and fishing guides; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 452 (RES)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

An Act relating to licensing and regulation of sport fishing operators and sport fishing guides; authorizing the Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to release records and reports to the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Bill Summary | [PDF - 6 Pages - 12 KB]
| ADF&G Comments on Guide Licensing | [PDF - 5 Pages - 14 KB]

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 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 496 : Youth Vote Ambassador Prog/Election BDs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act creating the Youth Vote Ambassador Program and relating to that program; authorizing the members of the program to be appointed to serve on election boards; relating to qualifications for appointment to election boards; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 496 (STA)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3783
Action: 05-03-04: Passed the Sente

Under HB 496 high school students, 16 years and older, would assist at the polls as part of election boards. These ambassadors would be appointed and trained by an election supervisor and supervised by an election board chairperson.

| 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 6 : Extend Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 3
Sponsored by Rep. Gary Stevens

Extending the termination date of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force until 2005.

02-26-03 : The Alaska State Senate passed House Concurrent Resolution 6 by a vote of 19 to zero on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], HCR 6 extends the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force until the end of next year's Regular Session.
Permanently Filed: 03-27-03.

| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion Bill |

HCR 8 : Inhalants And Poisons Awareness Week
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.

HCR 10 : Restoration Of Riparian Habitat
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to restoration of riparian habitat that is vital to the fisheries resources of the state.

05-08-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 10 by a vote of 35 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai/Soldotna), HCR 10 recognizes the importance of maintaining and restoring healthy riparian habitats through partnerships with community groups and nonprofit organizations that raise funds for riparian habitat restoration through corporate contributions.
HCR 10 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 11 : Alaska Salmon Day
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 15
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.

05-01-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 11 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai), HCR 11 proclaims July 2, 2003 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Week" to recognize the salmon industry's significance to the state.
Permanently Filed: 05-09-03.

| 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.

HCR 21 : Alaska Energy Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 24
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 21 by a vote of 18 to one on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. John Harris (R-Valdez), HCR 21 establishes a nine-member Alaska Energy Policy Task Force to review and analyze the state's current and long-term energy needs. HCR 21 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 25 : Alaska Wild Salmon Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Wild Salmon Week, June 28 - July 4, 2004.

Version: CS HCR 25 (RES)
Contact: Rex Weimer, 465-4695
Action: 03-30-04: (S) STA ==> (S)RES

Resolves that the Alaska State Legislature designates the week of June 28 - July 4, 2004, as Alaska Wild Salmon Week, and calls on the people of Alaska to observe the week by participating in activities focusing on the catching and eating of salmon.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 27 : Take A Young Person Hunting Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Take a Young Person Hunting Week.

Version: CS HCR 27 (RES)
Contact: Neal DuPerron, 465-2693
Action: 04-06-04: (S)Floor » (S)STA

HCR 27 asked the Governor to proclaim the second week of September as Take a Young Person Hunting Week. Minor language changes made.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 29 : Support Therapeutic Courts
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

Relating to support for therapeutic courts for repeat driving while under the influence offenders.

Version: CS HCR 16 (RLS)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed theSenate

HCR 29 encourages the Department of Law and the Public Defender Agency to actively participate in the startup of therapeutic courts in communities where there is a large population of DUI offenders and local support for therapeutic courts. Added Department of Corrections, probation and parole and public defenders office t the list of recipients.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Cost Analysis | [PDF - 3 Pages - 16 KB]
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 6 Pages - 27 KB]

HCR 31 : Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 43
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Proclaiming March 2004 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Version: SCS CSHCR 31(HES) AM S
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

By making Alaskans aware of traumatic brain injuries, their cause, and prevention we can lower the number of injuries and deaths caused each year. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and recognizing Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 |

HJR 7 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 9 : Constitution Amendment: Appropriation/ Spending Limit
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit.

Version: CS HJR 9 (FIN) Am
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-05-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HJR 9 would call for a question on the ballot, asking whether or not an amendment should be added to Alaska Constitution to include a spending limit and limitations on the growth of the budget. Amended to change the calcultion to include the greater of the last two fiscal years and add several exemptions to the formula.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 10 : National Missile Defense System
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Requesting the United States Congress to support the speedy deployment of a national missile defense system.

04-16-03 : HJR 10 moved out of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. McGuire, HJR 10 requests that the United States Congress support and vote for all efforts to build and deploy a national missile defense system as rapidly as possible. HJR 10 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 14 : National Wheelchair Games
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 26
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

Relating to urging that the 2006 National Veterans Wheelchair Games be held in Anchorage, Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 12 KB]

HJR 30 : Eliminate Social Security Offset
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 42
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Relating to supporting the repeal of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions from the Social Security Act.

Version: CS HJR 30 (STA) Am
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

This resolution calls on the Alaskan Congressional Delegation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision which reduces social security benefits based on other retirement earnings from public servants who participated in other retirement and pension plans during their work history.

| 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 |

HJR 34 : Federal Training And Assistance For Fishermen
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

Requesting the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Labor to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits to Alaska fishermen; requesting the United States Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture to extend additional disaster and price support benefits to Alaska salmon fishermen; and requesting the United States Department of Agriculture to establish terminal markets in Alaska for all covered commodities including salmon.

Version: CS HJR 34 (FSH)
Contact: Melissa Dover, 465-2487
Action: 04-19-04: Passed the Senate

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Labor have Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs that were designed to help workers whose industries have been hurt by imports. This resolution asks the USDA to establish a (TAA) program for fisherman.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 35 : Mad Cow Disease/Country of Origin Labels
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to mad cow disease and country-of-origin labeling for meat products.

Version: CS HJR 35 (L&C)
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4748
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HJR 35 supports the USDA efforts to label beef from its country of origin.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 20 KB]

HJR 36 : Mitigating Glacier Bay Fishing Closures
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Requesting the National Park Service to mitigate the adverse economic effects of commercial fishing closures and restrictions in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Version: SCS HJR 36 (RES)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 464-4963
Action: 05-03-04: (S)RES (S)RLS

This Resolution asks the National Park Service to take simple steps to mitigate the adverse consequences that fishing closures in Glacier Bay have had on those who once participated.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 41 : Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to support for the Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act.

Version: CS HJR 41 (RES)
Contact: Julie Lucky, 465-4766
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HRJ 41 Request that the Alaska State Legislature supports efforts by the Alaska congressional delegation to pass the Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act of 2003. Amended to add to who received the resolution.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 24 KB]

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.

SB 8 : Tampering With Public Records
Signed into Law! Chapter 141 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to tampering with public records.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 21 KB]

SB 13 : Insurance Discrimination By Credit Rating
Signed into Law! Chapter 150 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act prohibiting discrimination in insurance rates based on credit rating or credit scoring; and providing for an effective date.

08-06-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 13 into law. Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery (R-Anchorage) and Sen. Kim Elton (D-Juneau), SB 13 would prohibit insurance companies in Alaska from using credit scores in underwriting or rate setting for car or home insurance.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 23 KB]

SB 20 : Extend Board Of Marine Pilots
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 20 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault (R-North Pole), SB 20 would extend the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 25 : AHFC Loans To Educators
Signed into Law! Chapter 126 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act relating to the teachers' housing loan program in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 25 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 25 would provide an incentive for trained teachers, counselors, and administrators to enter into the profession and settle down in local communities, by providing them with no money down financing for a home.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 26 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 20 KB]

SB 30 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.

Version: CCS SB 30
Contact: Jason Hooley, 465-3762
Action: 05-11-04: Waiting transmittal to Governor

Requires that information be prepared and made available via the Internet to women seeking abortions on the medical risks of abortion and its alternatives, and where services can be sought, by geographic region. Requires a physician or other health care provider performing an abortion to obtain voluntary and informed consent as defined in the bill. Requires the Bureau of Vital Statistics to collect and record data on whether each reported patient requested and received a written copy of information on reproductive options required to be maintained on the Internet.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 43 : Extend State Medical Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act extending the termination date of the State Medical Board.

SB 45 : LB&A Crimes And Cooperation
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 45 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 45 would provide prosecutors with the necessary tools to deter and punish those who hinder the investigative work of the legislative budget and audit committee. It also clarifies that information requested from state officials or agencies of state government cannot be claimed to be privileged, except from department commissioners.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 53 : Revoke Driver's License For Fatal Accident
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

An Act relating to disposition of a traffic offense involving the death of a person; providing for the revocation of driving privileges by a court for a driver convicted of a violation of traffic laws in connection with a fatal motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle accident; amending Rules 43 and 43.1, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 53 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan (R-Rural Mat-Su/ChugiaKB], SB 53 would allow courts to revoke the driving privileges of any driver who violates the traffic laws, and the violation contributes to an automobile accident that results in a death.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 54 : Overtime Pay For Airline Employees
Signed into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act exempting flight crew members of certain air carriers from overtime pay requirements.

SB 56 : Sport Fishing Fees For Yukon Residents
Signed Into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to sport fishing license fees and anadromous king salmon tag fees for residents of Yukon, Canada.

Version: HCS CS SB 56 (FIN)
Contact: Jason Hooley, 465-3762
Action: 03-08-04: Signed by Governor March 8

SB 56 allows Yukon residents to obtain sport fishing licenses and king salmon tags at the same rate as Alaskan residents. The Yukon government extends the same resident rate to Alaskans.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 71 : Transportation Enhancement Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 135 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to funding for transportation enhancement projects.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 71 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 71 would decrease the amounts allocated for the TRAAK program and other enhancement projects to free up millions of dollars to be available for roadway construction and improvement projects.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 77 : William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 77 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 77 would name the Fairbanks Riverwalk Centennial Bridge in honor of a true visionary and leader for Alaska, Dr. William Ransom Wood.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 78 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

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

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 78 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 78 would remove the sunset provision of the 2001 legislation and allows for women who have been participating the program to continue, as well as allowing access to the program for women who will be diagnosed in the future.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 79 : Extend Alaska Minerals Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

05-06-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law Senate Bill 79 on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 79 would extend the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 83 : Sven Haakanson Airport At Old Harbor
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act naming the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor.

05-09-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law Senate Bill 83 on Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], SB 83 would name the State airport at Old Harbor, the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 85 : Repeat Serious Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions for certain sexual offenses.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 2 page - 8 KB]

SB 88 : Forest Resources & Practices Standards
Signed into Law! Chapter 123 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

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

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 88 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 88 would revises the riparian management standards of the Forest Resources Practices Act (FRPA) for Region III by strengthening protection for fish habitat and water quality in a manner that continues to support both the timber and fishing industries.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 93 : Adverse Possession
Signed into Law! Chapter 147 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to limitations on actions to quiet title to, eject a person from, or recover real property or the possession of it; and providing for an effective date.

05-19-03 : Senate Bill 93 passed the House of Representatives Monday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 93 would repeal the Doctrine of Adverse Possession, giving private property owner's security in knowing their property can not be taken by squatters. SB 93 moves next to the governor for his signature.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |
| Legal Memo 1 |
| Legal Memo 2 |

SB 95 : 72-Hour Notice Of Teacher Strike
Signed into Law! Chapter 130 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by those employees.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 95 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 95 would require public school employees to provide a school district with written notice of an impending strike at least 72 hours prior to any labor action. This bill would protect students and give parents adequate time to be notified of a change in the school schedule.
SB 95 moves next to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 98 : Liability: Plane And Boat Passengers
Signed into Law! Chapter 119 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to civil liability for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 98 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SB 98 would clarify in statute that people who accept an invitation to participate in a non-commercial recreational activity in a watercraft or aircraft also accept the inherent risks of such activity.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 139 : Alaska Salmon Price Report Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act repealing the termination date of the Alaska salmon price report program; and providing for an effective date.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 139 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson (R-Eagle River) SB 139 would repeal the sunset date and will permanently establish the Alaska Salmon Price Report in statute.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 146 : Commemorative Veterans License Plate
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to a commemorative veterans' license plate; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 19 KB]

SB 148 : PFD: Allowable Absence For Military SVC
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to allowable absences for certain members of the armed forces and their spouses and dependents for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 148 into law. Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery (R-Anchorage), SB 148 would change the allowable absences for certain members of the armed forces and their spouses and dependents for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 149 : Repeal Certain Timber Sale Requirements
Signed into Law! Chapter 153 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor

An Act relating to timber and to the sale of timber by the state.

08-08-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 149 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor (R-Wrangell), SB 149 would repeal certain timber sale requirements.

SB 151 : Gas Pipeline Transportation Tariffs
Signed into Law! Chapter 60 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines under the Pipeline Act.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 151 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 151 would clarify that the RCA has the authority to authorize "firm" and "interruptible" services for other Alaskan gas transmission pipelines.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

SB 155 : Hunting Same Day Airborne
Signed into Law! Chapter 124 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to hunting on the same day airborne; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 155 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 155 would make changes that will allow the Fish and Game Board as well as the Commissioner to better manage wildlife by balancing predator and game populations based on the best science available.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 157 : Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Signed into Law! Chapter 137 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to inpatient psychiatric services for persons who are under 21 years of age and are either eligible for medical assistance or are in the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 157 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 157 would require the Department of Health and Social Services to use in state facilities, where available, for the psychiatric treatment of eligible persons.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 160 : Civil Liability For Defibrillator Use
Signed into Law! Chapter 120 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act relating to civil liability for use or attempted use of an automated external defibrillator; and providing for an effective date.

SB 177 : PERS/TRS Cola For Active Duty Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system who are called to active military duty; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 177 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 177 would relate to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system that are called to active military duty.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 183 : Municipal Economic Development/Taxation
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act authorizing municipalities to provide for economic development and authorizing municipalities to expend revenue collected on an areawide or nonareawide basis to provide for economic development.

Version: CSSB 183(STA)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 03-08-04: Signed by Governor March 5

SB 183 allows boroughs that have entered into economic development agreements with a municipality inside that borough to spend borough revenues on projects located within that municipality.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 192 : DOL Teachers And Training Programs
Signed into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to teachers and training programs in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to the placement in the exempt service of certified teachers employed by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to their eligibility to participate in the Teachers' Retirement System of Alaska, and to the functions of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board regarding the Kotzebue Technical Center and the Alaska Vocational Technical Center; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 192 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], SB 192 would specifically grant statutory authority to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to employ teachers who are members of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and would enable current AVTEC instructional staff to remain members of the TRS after AVTEC transfers to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It also would allow future AVTEC instructional staff to become TRS members.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 198 : Damages Recovered By Police/Firefighter
Signed into Law! Chapter 146 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to recovery of civil damages by a peace officer or firefighter; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 198 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 198 would make a distinction between negligence that is related to the reason the firefighter or peace officer is responding and negligence that is unrelated to the reason the firefighter or peace officer is responding. In the first instance, it does not allow a civil action. Instead the firefighter or peace officer must rely on the state's workers compensation system. However, in the case where injury was caused by a negligent act not related to the reason for the firefighter or peace officer's response, then-under this legislation-a civil action can be brought against the at-fault party.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 270 : Avalanche Awareness Month
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act establishing November as Avalanche Awareness Month.

Version: SB 270 am H
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 03-24-04: Governor signed into law

The governor signed SB 270 into law March 22. It establishes November as Avalanche Awareness Month to encourage activities that increase awareness of avalanche dangers.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 289 : Extending The Special Ed Service Agency
Signed Into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act extending the termination date of the special education service agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 289
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 05-05-04: Signed into Law

Signed into law May 5. SB 289 unanimously passed the House April 14. It extends the Special Education Service Agency for another nine years. SESA assists schools and infant learning programs to serve children with severe disabilities.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SCR 1 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 9
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Relating to economic development generated by new road construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs.

04-09-03 : The Senate concurred with the House amendment for Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 by a vote of 14 to five on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SCR 1 encourages new economic development generated by new road construction.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 4 : Avalanche Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 7
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month.

04-04-03 : Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 moved out of the House of Representatives Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SCR 4 would proclaim November 2003 as Avalanche Awareness month.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 5 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2003
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 2
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

Relating to declaring March 2003 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

02-24-03 : Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 passed the House of Representatives Monday, following a unanimous floor vote. SCR 5 recognizes March as "Sobriety Awareness Month," and has been enacted every year since 1995."
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 13 : Canned Salmon for Prisoners
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 31
Sponsored by Sen. Georgianna Lincoln

Encouraging the Department of Corrections to provide canned Alaska pink salmon to inmates of the Alaska prison system.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 4 KB]

SCR 19 : Supporting Fisheries Education
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 41
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force

Relating to the support of fisheries education, training, and research and encouraging collaborative efforts between the state, the University of Alaska, and other educational institutions to provide fisheries education programs.

Version: SCR 19
Contact: Katrina Matheny, 465-4713
Action: 04-14-04: Transmitted to Governor

SCR 19 unanimously passed the House April 6. It supports a recommendation from the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force to promote fisheries education and collaboration between the University of Alaska and other institutions to provide seafood education and training programs.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SCR 21 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2004
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 36
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

Relating to declaring March 2004 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

Version: SCR 21
Contact: Shannon Kempton, 465-4993
Action: Permanently Filed - Legis Resolve 36

SCR 21 declares March 2004 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

SJR 4 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

02-26-03 : The House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 4 on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 4 would urge the United States Congress to pass legislation opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development and production.
SJR 4 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 5 : Destroy Brady Bill Records
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 21
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Urging the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.

05-16-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 5 moved out of the House of Representatives Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 5 would urge the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 8 : Division Of 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 35
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

Relating to the division of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 8 moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SJR 8 would endorse legislation introduced in the 106th and 107th Congress by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Murkowski that would split the Ninth Circuit Court in two. The reconfigured Ninth would encompass Arizona, California and Nevada. The new Twelfth Circuit Court would take in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington (as well as the Northern Marianas and Guam).

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 9 : Supporting Members Of Military
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 6
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.

03-28-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 9 unanimously passed the House of Representatives Friday, just hours before a large rally in front of the capitol to honor and support our troops fight for the liberation of Iraq and the security of our country. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 9 expresses confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.
SJR 9 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 10 : Pledge Of Allegiance Resolution
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 20
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.

05-14-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 10 passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SJR 10 would express the support of the Alaska State Legislature for the review of Newdow vs. U.S. Congress by the United States Supreme Court and of our firm belief of the principles and ideals stated in our nation's Pledge of Allegiance.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 12 : Supporting Halibut By-Catch Project
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 14
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Supporting the halibut by-catch utilization project of the Alaska Food Coalition.

04-30-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 12, was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak), SJR 12 would respond to the Alaska Food Coalition's on-going efforts to help those less fortunate with much needed food assistance.
SJR 12 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 16 : End Federal Ethanol Subsidy
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 22
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Encouraging the federal government to end the federal subsidy of ethanol, and requesting the Congress of the United States to mandate that land currently used to grow corn for the production of ethanol be returned to its natural state.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 16, was moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 16 is meant to send a message to those United States Senators who support the environmentalists' viewpoint. They believe that saving 2,000 acres in Alaska is worth more than Alaskan jobs and Alaskans' right to develop our state in the manner we see fit.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 17 : Alaska-Yukon Intergov Relations Accord
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 19
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

Relating to the Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Relations Accord, to annual legislative exchanges, and to continuing intergovernmental work on matters of joint concern and mutual interest.

SJR 26 : Salmon Enhancement In Wilderness Areas
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 37
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Requesting the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Department of Justice to appeal the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in The Wilderness Society v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service and to seek an emergency stay of the decision pending an appeal of the decision to the United States Supreme Court.

Version: CS SJR 26 (RES)
Contact: Amy Seitz, 465-2828
Action: 04-05-04: Governor » Permanently Filed

SJR 26 asks the Interior Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in The Wilderness Society v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It also asks for a temporary emergency stay of the decision to allow the project to continue this year while the decision is under appeal.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 30 KB]



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