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Rep. Lynn &
Governor Jay Hammond

Alaska State Legislature
24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Bob Lynn
District 31 - Anchorage

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716 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 330
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 269-0205
Fax: (907) 269-0207

Elected to the House: 2002, 2004

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HB 12 : TVs And Monitors In Motor Vehicles
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg, Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Berta Gardner, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to televisions, monitors, portable computers, and similar devices in motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 12 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4940
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 03-20-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-20-06 : Passed House Floor with a technical amendment, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

The purpose of the bill is to prevent operators of motor vehicles from watching television, video, and any other programming by making it a crime. Furthermore the bill makes it a crime to install a device capable of being viewed while the vehicle is in operation.

HB 41 : Assault On School Grounds, Events, Buses
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to minimum periods of imprisonment for the crime of assault in the fourth degree committed on school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or at certain school district administration offices.

Version : SCS CS HB 41 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 86 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Revises sentencing guidelines to require a 60-day mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for assaults in the fourth degree committed on: school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or at certain school district administration offices.

HB 58 : Offenses Against Unborn Children
Companion Bill SB 20 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 73 SLA 06

Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to offenses against unborn children.

Version : SS HB 58
Companion Bill : SB 20
Contact : : 465-2794
Current Status : (H) JUD : 04-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 258 : Sexual Abuse Of A Minor/ Sexual Assault
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and to aggravating factors at sentencing for sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Version : SCS CS HB 258 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4931
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 88 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 258 would make sexual assault by persons who have been previously diagnosed as having or having tested positive for HIV or AIDS an aggravating factor at sentencing.

HB 287 : Medical Facility Certificate Of Need
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act amending the certificate of need requirements to apply only to health care facilities and nursing homes located in a borough with a population of not more than 25,000, in the unorganized borough, or in a community with a critical access hospital.

Contact : : 465-2794
Current Status : (H) HES : 09-27-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

HB 290 : Requirements For Driver's License/ I. D.
Companion Bill SB 189 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to issuance of identification cards and to issuance of driver's licenses.

Companion Bill : SB 189
Contact : : 465-2794
Current Status : (H) STA : 04-28-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 308 : Caller ID Hackers
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to false caller identification.

Version : CS HB 308 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4965
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 04-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-25-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

HB-308 will make it class B misdemeanor for any person who inserts false information into caller ID system except for legitimate law enforcement national defense agencies.

HB 314 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to defense of self, other persons, and property.

Companion Bill : SB 201
Contact : : 465-3719
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-09-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 317 : No Eminent Domain For Economic Development
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act prohibiting the exercise of eminent domain by the state and by its home rule and general law municipalities for the purpose of economic development, and repealing the authority of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation under the Slum Clearance and Redevelopment Act to exercise the power of eminent domain and to acquire real property by eminent domain.

Companion Bill : SB 205
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-09-06

HB 326 : Use Of Lewd Material As Harassment
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the definition of the crime of harassment; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 326 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4946
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 326, An Act relating to harassment, builds on Representative Meyer's previous effort in the 23rd Legislature to cover harassment through e-mail and other electronic means. With camera phones and hidden digital cameras, individuals can take lewd and obscene pictures of others and post them electronically.

HB 329 : Bail Restrictions
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to bail.

Version : CS HB 329 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-24-06 : Passed House Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendments include allowing courts to make temporary releases if (1) they have a death in the immediate family, and (2) the birth of their child is occurring, these exceptions will only be made for those charged with a misdemeanor, and B or C felony. Other amendments require that courts must solicit information from the Department of Corrections on the defendant's conduct while incarcerated and considers that information when making a decision on their release.

HB 338 : Certif. Of Fitness For Explosive Handlers
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to applications, qualifications, and criminal history and background checks for a certificate of fitness for explosives handlers; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 338 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill will provide the necessary statutory authority for the Alaska Department of Public Safety to perform a fingerprint based nationwide criminal history search and to provide the data to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

HB 342 : Correspondence Study Programs
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to correspondence study programs; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) EDU : 01-09-06

HB 343 : Harassment/ Assault/ Stalking
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act creating the crimes of harassment in the first and second degree, amending the crime of stalking, and adding a definition of 'medical professional' to the assault and harassment statutes.

Version : CS HB 343 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4931
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 87 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 343 creates the crime of harassment in the first degree for anyone who subjects another person to offensive physical contact with human or animal bodily fluids, and classifies that crime as a class A misdemeanor. The bill also redesignates the existing crime of harassment as harassment in the second degree. HB 343 also provides a minimum term of imprisonment of 60 days for persons convicted of harassment in the first degree when they direct the offense at certain specified law enforcement officers and emergency responders.

HB 346 : Child Abuse Investigations
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to child abuse investigations and training.

Version : CS HB 346 (HES)
Contact : : 465-2696
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) JUD : 04-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-04-06 : Passed House Health, Education and Social Services Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Judiciary Committee. Technical amendments were made, along with a title change and an amendment changing Section 1 was amended to read: “Within 12 months after the date a child enters foster care as calculated under statute ..... the dept must make reasonable efforts to offer appropriate family support services, available intensive family preservation services, or intensive family reunification services to remedy the parent or guardian's conduct or conditions in home.”

This bill ensures that as a state we are in compliance with CAPTA. It is important that the training of child protective services personnel ensures that they are knowledgeable in best practices for promoting collaboration with families and that they are fully aware of the extent and limits of their legal authority and the legal rights of parents while carrying out such investigations.

HB 347 : Motor Vehicle Insurance/ License/ Notices
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, mandatory impoundments of vehicles used in certain offenses, notices relating to motor vehicles, and notices relating to driver's licenses.

Version : SCS CS HB 347 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) RLS : 05-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Amendments deleted the section dealing with impoundments.

HB 347 provides that if a person's driver's license is suspended because of lack of insurance, it is a defense to the criminal charge of driving without a valid license that the driver in fact had the legally required auto insurance.

HB 353 : Sentencing For Sexual Offenses
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to sentences for sexual offenses.

Contact : : 465-2696
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-21-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 52 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-17-06 : Passed House Judiciary Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. The bill now mirrors Senate Bill 218.

HB 409 : No Workers' Compensation For Real Estate Licensee
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to excluding qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage.

Version : CS HB 409 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 85 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 409 excludes qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage. Real estate licensees operate an independent business within a business. For these reasons, it is an unnecessary financial hardship and inappropriate for the business owner to pay workers compensation for these independent contractors.

HJR 5 : No Milk Tax
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Opposing imposition of a milk tax on Alaskans.

Version : CS HJR 5 (RES)
Contact : : 465-4965
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) RLS : 01-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Opposes the imposition of a milk tax on Alaskans.

HJR 21 : Reliance Of Courts On US Constitution
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Supporting the reliance of courts on the Constitution of the United States.

Contact : : 465-2794
Current Status : (H) JUD : 04-25-05


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HB 1 : Increase Amount Of Base Student Allocation
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

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

Version : CCS HB 1
Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 6 FSSLA 05 : 07-22-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-21-05 : HB 1 increases the foundation formula to $4589 dollars per student. An increase of thirteen dollars over 2005 funding. Amended in HES to raise the Per Student Allocation to $4919. CS HB 1(HES) incresases the base student allocation to $4919. This is a $343 increase per student over the current statutory allocation of $4576. Senate amendment would increase the base student allocation to $4919 if the Legislature replaces the defined benefit plan with a defined contribution plan for new employees, otherwise it would increase the base student allocation to $4,733, which removes PERS/TRS dollars from the formula.

HB 3 : Public School Scoliosis Exam
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

An Act relating to testing public and private school students for abnormal spinal curvature.

Current Status : (H) EDU : 01-10-05

HB 11 : Adoption Records
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to opening adoption records to an adopted person in certain circumstances.

Current Status : (H) HES : 01-10-05

HB 13 : School Funding & School Bond Reimbursemnt
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state financing of public education; relating to the district cost factors for state funding of public education; relating to school improvement funding; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 13 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 41 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 9 KB]

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Extends, until July 1, 2006, the statutory date for municipalities to receive reimbursements for the state for school construction and renovation bonds. Reimbursement rates for DEED approved projects to 70% and non-DEED approved projects to 60%.

HB 14 : Disclosures By Foster Parents
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to disclosure of information about a child or a child's family to a legislator or a member of a legislator's staff; and making conforming changes.

Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) JUD : 04-06-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 17 : CINA; Adoption; Foster Care
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg, Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to children in need of aid; authorizing additional family members to consent to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm; and relating to adoptions and foster care.

Contact : : 465-4968
Current Status : (H) HES : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 20 : Education Funding
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to a separate appropriation bill for operating expenses for primary and secondary public education and establishing a date by which the bill must be transmitted to the governor each year; relating to notice of nonretention for tenured teachers; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SS HB 20
Companion Bill : SB 13
Contact : : 465-2028
Last Action : (H) FIN » (H) RLS : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 20 KB]

03-08-05 : This bill requires school districts to submit funding request to their municipal governments by the first of May every year. HB 20 will require the Governor to submit a separate appropriations bill before the fourth day of the legislature for K-12 funding and the legislature must transmit an appropriations bill to the Governor by the 15th of March. Minor technical amendments made in EDU.

HB 27 : Municipal Property Tax Exemption For Police Homes
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to an optional exemption from municipal property taxes on certain residences of law enforcement officers.

Version : CS HB 27 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2840
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-18-05

04-18-05 : Allows a municipality by ordinance to designate an area within its boundaries that is an eligible area and exempt from taxation an amount not to exceed $150,000 of the assessed value of real property within the area that is owned and occupied as the primary permanent place of abode by a law enforcement officer.

HB 31 : Workers' Compensation Disease Presumption
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to the presumption of coverage for a workers' compensation claim for disability as a result of certain diseases for certain occupations.

Version : SCS CS SS HB 31 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-4939
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 05-05-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. The committee substitute stipulates that the pre-employment medical screenings are for all illnesses and infectious diseases. It also includes a definition of firefighter reference. The CS also removes peace officers from the presumption for medical illness/disease for listed diseases, but allows them to remain under the presumption for infectious diseases.

HB 31 we will provide coverage and security for our at risk emergency personnel. This legislation is necessary and urgent in order to protect and preserve our State's brave men and women of the emergency response profession. This bill would make them eligible for health benefits in the case that they are diagnosed with certain cancers or illnesses described in the bill.

HB 39 : Appropriation: Longevity Bonus
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, Rep. David Guttenberg, Rep. Mary Kapsner, Rep. Ethan Berkowitz, Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Beth Kerttula

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

Companion Bill : SB 257
Contact : :
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 04-08-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 42 : Joseph C Williams, Sr. , Coastal Trail
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

An Act naming the Joseph C. Williams, Sr., Coastal Trail.

Version : SCS HB 42 (CRA)
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-20-05
Current Status : Chapter 9 SLA 05 : 04-20-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-14-05 : Renames three miles of trail alongside the South Tongass Highway between Ketchikan and Saxman, Alaska the Joe Williams, Sr. Coastal Trail. Mr. Williams was an advocate for the construction of a trail alongside the South Tongass Highway between the cities of Ketchikan and Saxman. This legislation honors the memory of a highly respected member of the native community in Southeast Alaska.

HB 43 : Legislative Disclosure Requirements
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act amending the requirement for the reporting of financial interests by certain public officials in the legislative branch; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-10-05

HB 44 : Campaign Contributions
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to amending reporting requirements for contributions to groups and to limitations on the amount of political contributions by individuals and groups; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-10-05

HB 47 : Board Of Real Estate Appraisers
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers; and relating to the requirements for membership on the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

Version : CS HB 47 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-05
Current Status : Chapter 10 SLA 05 : 05-03-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

03-16-05 : Extend the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraiser, which is due to sunset, until June 30, 2010.

HB 48 : Expenditure For Capitol Construction
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to a determination of costs attributable to relocating the legislature or the state capital or of constructing a new capitol building in the present capital city, and to a determination of all costs of retaining the existing capitol building and keeping the state capital and legislature in the present capital city; relating to voter approval of certain bondable costs; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4958
Current Status : (H) STA : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

01-11-05 : Rep. Stoltze and Rep. Gatto have introduced legislation that would broaden and strengthen state laws under the FRANK Initiative.

HB 52 : Long - Range Fiscal Plan
Sponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg

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

Version : SS HB 52
Contact : : 465-4940
Last Action : (H) W&M » (H) FIN : 03-21-05

03-18-05 : House Bill 52 would require the legislature to adopt and annually revise a fiscal plan to balance state revenues and expenditures for the succeeding five fiscal years. The states current budgetary system encourages legislators and the governor to focus only on the fiscal year immediately ahead.

HB 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Work Draft for House Finance | [PDF - 1.86 MB]
| Proposed Amendments for House Finance | [PDF - 148 KB]

05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.

HB 60 : Transportation Of Dead Bodies
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

An Act relating to the regulation of the transportation of dead bodies.

Companion Bill : SB 37
Current Status : (H) HES : 01-10-05

HB 85 : Prescribed Medication For Students
Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to self-administration and documentation of certain types of medication prescribed to a child attending school.

Version : SCS CS HB 85 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 71 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : House Bill 85 requires that schools permit students to self-administrate medication for asthma, anaphylaxis. Minor language change in JUD committee.

HB 91 : Indecent Exposure To Minors
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to indecent exposure.

Version : HB 91 Am
Companion Bill : SB 159
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Makes repeat convictions of indecent exposure within the observation of a person under sixteen years of age a felony.

HB 101 : Sex Tourism
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to sex tourism.

Version : CS HB 101 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4998
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-01-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

02-01-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

HB 101 strikes at those who promote, organize or otherwise market commercial sex tours and travel services by making these activities punishable to the same degree as sex-trafficking itself.

HB 109 : Screening Newborn For Hearing/ Audiologist
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to establishing a screening, tracking, and intervention program related to the hearing ability of newborns and infants; providing an exemption to licensure as an audiologist for certain persons performing hearing screening; relating to insurance coverage for newborn and infant hearing screening; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 109 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 43 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 109 is aimed at ensuring that all infants born in Alaska have their hearing screened at birth, or within 30 days of birth, if not born in a hospital.

HB 122 : National Guard Insurance & Other Relief
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to certain relief concerning motor vehicle leases, telephone services, education, utilities, state loans, and hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses for members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; relating to reimbursement of premiums for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance paid by members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 122 (FIN)
Contact : :
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 04-29-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

04-27-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with technical amendments, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Amendments reinserted military education leave of absence, and added a period of convalescence.

Requires that the state pay life insurance premiums for our guardsmen deployed to a combat zone. Allows for premiums to be paid for up to $250,000 in life insurance for those guard members affected by this legislation.

HB 124 : Collection Of DNA/ Use Of Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to the collection of, and the use of reasonable force to collect, a deoxyribonucleic acid sample from persons convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for certain crimes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 124 (JUD)
Companion Bill : SB 95
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 12 SLA 05 : 05-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-08-05 : HB 124 allows a correction, probation or parole officer to use reasonable force in the collection of DNA samples required by law and absolves them from civil or criminal liability for the use of that force. Officers shouldn't run the risk of being punished for carrying out their duties

HB 148 : Trafficking Of Persons
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

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

Version : CS HB 148 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-01-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

Allows the state to prosecute those who traffick in persons in Alaska.

HB 149 : Controlled Substances: Meth & Marijuana
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to controlled substances; relating to the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance; relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the sale, possession, and delivery of certain substances and precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine; relating to listing certain anabolic steroids as controlled substances; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 149
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 53 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

The committee substitute adds that all sales of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base, must meet the terms used in P.L. 109-177, 120 Stat. 192, in regard to amounts, identification required, storage, access and availability, and logbooks. Amendments were made requiring that vendors may not sell to a person under 16 years of age.

This bill would also restrict the amount of pseudoephedrine base product a person can acquire to six grams within a 30-day period. The bill will further serve to present prima facia evidence that a person intends to use the pseudoephedrine base product to manufacture methamphetamine if the person is in possession of more than six grams of product. Amended to prohibit the distribution of confidential information on certain medications. Amendments were made incorporating portions of SB 70. SB 70 was an act relating to controlled substances regarding the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Changes were made eliminating jail time for those charged with use in the privacy of their own homes for the first two offenses. Other amendments allow the Commissioner of Public Safety the authority to adopt emergency regulations, placing additional pseudoephedrine products behind the counter, if those products are found being used in the production of methamphetamines.

HB 169 : Real Estate Licensees
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the educational requirements for certain real estate brokers, associate brokers, and salespersons with new or suspended licenses; relating to review of real estate transactions by attorneys or associate brokers; relating to the requirements for a real estate broker license and an associate real estate broker license; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 169 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-08-05 : HB 169 requires a real estate licensee take 20 hours of post-licensing education within one year of receiving his/her initial license. Current law requires a real estate broker supervise every transaction. This is not practical in large real estate firms. In Anchorage, for example, 60% of the real estate transactions occur within three firms, with a total of four brokers. HB 169 will allow brokers to employ associate brokers or attorneys to assist in the orderly review of real estate transactions prior to the closing of the transaction.

HB 184 : Firearms
Signed into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to firearms.

Version : SCS HB 184 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 82 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : This bill was introduced to ensure that citizens be able to look to one law as the single final authority regarding firearm regulation. This bill will guarantee consistency in firearm law within the State of Alaska.

HB 190 : Required ID For Purchasing Alcohol
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to the purchase of alcoholic beverages and to access to licensed premises; relating to civil liability for certain persons accessing licensed premises; requiring driver's licenses and identification cards to be marked if a person is restricted from consuming alcoholic beverages as a result of a conviction or condition of probation or parole and relating to fees for the marked license; and requiring the surrender and cancellation of driver's licenses under certain circumstances.

Version : SCS CS HB 190 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3789
Last Action : (S) FIN » (S) RLS : 05-08-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed Senate Finance Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee. The committee substitute clarifies that an ADL cancelled under this legislation would only remain cancelled during the length of the court ordered restriction on alcohol consumption. It limits the scope of jurisdiction to cover Alaska statutes and municipal ordinances. The CS also changes the mark on the license from ROC (Restriction On Consumption) to COAR (Court Ordered Alcohol Restriction).

Previously amendments were made authorizing the state to charge an enhanced fee for a license or ID under this statute and these circumstances. Additionally the bill was amended to ensure that a person who is convicted and is required to have a ''marked ID'' not have the privilege to purchase alcohol or knowingly enter or remain in a licensed establishment that sells alcohol with the intention to obtain alcohol for personal consumption.

HB 208 : State Veterans' Cemetery & Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

An Act authorizing the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs to establish and maintain Alaskan veterans' cemeteries; and establishing the Alaska veterans' cemetery fund in the general fund.

Version : CS HB 208 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4457
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) FIN : 02-21-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-17-06 : Passed House floor as amended, sent to Senate for consideration. Amendments include the deletion of the language ''Fairbanks and elsewhere,'' making it applicable to the whole state if eligible, the date was also changed.

HB 208 will provide a place in the Interior for soldiers to have a dignified place to be laid to rest with full military funeral honors, pallbearers, rifle team, flag folding, and flag presentation.

HB 220 : Mental Health Patient Rights: Staff Gender
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to mental health patient rights and to a hospital's duty to provide choice of the sex of staff providing intimate care to a mental health patient.

Companion Bill : SB 184
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

HB 249 : Enhanced 911 Surcharges & Systems
Signed into Law! Chapter 55 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to enhanced 911 systems and enhanced 911 surcharges imposed by a municipality, public municipal corporation, or village.

Version : CS HB 249 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 55 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-05 : Authorizes the funding mechanisms municipalities need to deliver Enhanced 911 (E-911) services. HB 249 also incorporates limitations protecting taxpayers from excessive charges.

HB 267 : Education Materials From Religious Institution
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman

An Act authorizing credit in a public correspondence study program for privately purchased curriculum materials from a religious institution.

Current Status : (H) EDU : 04-11-05

HB 271 : Limit Overtime For Registered Nurses
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to limitations on overtime for registered nurses in health care facilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 271 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3824
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 03-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-28-06 : Passed House Health, Education and Social Services Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendments include the removal of penalties, along with the exemption for Critical Access Hospitals. LPNs are now covered under this bill, along with this addition a semi-annual report was created.

Prohibits an employer from assigning mandatory overtime and from threatening or retaliating against a nurse who refuses overtime.

HB 296 : Electronic Bracelets For Sex Offenders
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to tracking of sex offenders and child kidnappers.

Companion Bill : SB 196
Current Status : (H) HES : 05-03-05

HB 299 : Municipal Property Tax Exemption
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to and increasing the municipal property tax exemption on residences of certain seniors and others; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 299 (CRA)
Contact : : 465-2186
Last Action : (H) CRA » (H) STA : 04-21-06

| Opinion - Editorial |

04-20-06 : Passed House Community & Regional Affairs Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House State Affairs Committee. The committee substitute grandfather’s existing participants but requires future applicants to prove need based with income being set the same as the Senior Care Prescription Drug benefit.

House Bill 299 would increase the senior citizen tax exemption from $150,000 to $250,000.

HB 313 : Medical Assistance For Infusion Services
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act authorizing medical assistance program coverage of home infusion services.

Current Status : (H) HES : 01-09-06

HB 318 : Limitation On Eminent Domain
Signed into Law! Chapter 84 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Jim Holm, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act limiting the exercise of eminent domain.

Version : SCS CS HB 318 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4990
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-05-06
Current Status : Chapter 84 SLA 06 : 07-05-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 318 calls for two very clear policy decisions. The first is whether or not it is appropriate to take a person's private property for economic development and the second is whether it is appropriate to take all or part of one's primary residence for recreational opportunities of another. This legislation is not intended to prohibit the legitimate use of eminent domain; it merely limits its use in these two narrow policy areas.

HB 322 : Safe Surrender Of Babies
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to infants who are safely surrendered by a parent shortly after birth.

Version : CS HB 322 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-6588
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) RLS : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee.

This a bill that will allow parents to safely surrender an infant shortly after birth without fear of being criminally prosecuted.

HB 325 : Post - Conviction DNA Testing
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act relating to post-conviction DNA testing; and amending Rule 35.1, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Version : CS HB 325 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-2487
Last Action : (H) RLS » WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR : 04-28-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-26-06 : Returned to House Rules Committee.

This Act would enable Alaska criminal law to keep up with new technology, joining 40 other states in providing a statutory right to DNA testing where meaningful claims of innocence have been made by those convicted. This Act would help enable Alaska to receive funds under the Congressional Justice for All Act of 2004 (H.R. 5107), which, under the leadership of Senator First, Speaker Hastert and President Bush, provides financial incentives for states to allow post-conviction DNA testing, and provides funds for qualifying states to pay for such tests.

HB 331 : Underage Military On Licensed Premises
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

An Act relating to access by persons under 21 years of age to premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages as clubs.

Version : HB 331 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-4967
Last Action : (H) FIN » (H) RLS : 02-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-13-06 : Passed House Finance Committee with no amendments, to be moved to House Rules Committee.

HB 339 : Def. Of Victim/ Parole Board Hearings
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the definition of 'victim' in relation to crime; and relating to parole board hearings and information provided to the public by the parole board.

Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-09-06

HB 355 : Alcohol Monitoring Pilot Program
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to establishing a pilot program relating to continuous alcohol monitoring of offenders.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-11-06

HB 373 : Alcohol: Transport Manufacture; Forfeiture
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages; relating to forfeitures of property for violations of alcoholic beverage laws; and relating to violations of alcoholic beverage laws.

Contact : : 465-4946
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) RLS : 02-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-11-06 : Passed House Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to House Rules Committee.

HB 379 : Controlled Substances, Including Analogs
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to scheduling as a Schedule IA controlled substance gamma-hydroxybutyric acid and certain similar substances.

Version : CS HB 379 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 19 SLA 06 : 05-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-22-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee.

House Bill 379 adds these variations of GHB to Alaska's controlled substances act and raises them, along with GHB to a schedule 1A narcotic.

HB 383 : Motor Vehicle Transactions
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act limiting motor vehicle dealer charges for fees and costs; relating to the disclosures required for certain motor vehicle transactions; and relating to the financing of motor vehicle purchases.

Version : CS HB 383 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-26-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-26-06 : Passed the House Floor as amended by a vote of 28-10, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

House Bill 383 clarifies existing law to protect Alaskan consumers from unfair practices by motor vehicle dealers. The bill provides full, honest disclosure to car buyers who are sometimes misled into paying additional interest and ''fees.'' The first provision of the bill closes a loophole that exists in current law, which allows car dealerships to charge documentation or ''doc'' fees on top of the negotiated sales price. HB 383 requires that if a dealer is going to charge ''doc fees,'' they must be included in the advertised or negotiated price. The second provision of HB 383 limits the practice by car dealers of charging a ''dealer reserve.''

HB 387 : Tuition Waiver For National Guard Family
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

An Act providing for a partial tuition waiver for families of members of the Alaska National Guard; and directing the executive director of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to seek additional funding to support tuition waivers.

Version : CS HB 387 (EDU)
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 03-08-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-14-06 : Passed House Education Committee without change, to be moved to House Health, Education and Social Services Committee. The committee substitute provides free hunting and fishing licenses for active members of the Alaska National Guard. Changes were also made requiring that additional funding requests go through the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs.

HB 390 : Property Assessment Appeal Fee
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act limiting the amount that a municipality may charge for an appeal of a residential real property tax assessment to the municipality's board of equalization.

Version : CS HB 390 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : (H) FIN » (H) RLS : 04-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-12-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amended, to be moved to House Rules Committee. An amendment was adopted that replaces the $10 maximum fee for a residential property assessment appeal with a sliding scale passed on assessed property value.

HB 390 will cap the amount a municipality can charge for a homeowner to appeal the assessment on their home to $10.

HB 391 : Limit Annual Increase Of Municipal Property Assess
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to a limit on the amount by which the assessed value of property may be increased for purposes of municipal property taxation.

Contact : : 465-4958
Current Status : (H) CRA : 01-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 393 : Insurance For Colorectal Cancer Screening
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act requiring that certain health care insurance plans provide coverage for the costs of colorectal cancer screening examinations and laboratory tests; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 393 (HES)
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| American Cancer Society Fact Sheet | [PDF - 36 KB]

05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill completes the list, increasing Alaskans' access to all life-saving, recommended cancer screenings.

HB 399 : Elder Fraud And Assistance/ OPA
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing the office of elder fraud and assistance; and relating to fraud involving older Alaskans.

Version : SCS CS HB 399 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 399 establishes an office of elder fraud and assistance within the Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) to investigate complaints of fraud committed against elder residents of Alaska. This bill authorizes OPA to bring civil enforcement actions for injunctive and other relief for fraud committed against older Alaskans.

HB 400 : Confiscation Of Firearms
Signed into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to confiscation of firearms during disaster emergencies.

Version : SCS CS HB 400 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 32 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-28-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

CS to House Bill 400 changes the penalty imposed on individuals that violate the provisions of this bill. An elected official or individual in a governmental position will forfeit their office or position if found guilty; the Alaska Police Standards Council will enforce sanctions against police officers. CS to House Bill 400 also makes a minor change in the title.

HB 402 : Marriage Brokers And Advertisers
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to marriage brokers and advertisers and to dating and social referral services.

Version : CS HB 402 (L&C)
Companion Bill : SB 258
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : (H) L&C » (H) JUD : 03-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-01-06 : Passed House Labor & Commerce Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Judiciary Committee. Minor amendments to the bill were made along with an additional exemption for traditional matchmaking. Also language was added clarifying the definition of ''marriage broker or advertisers.''

HB 402 will require International Marriage Brokers to provide several pieces of information to foreign brides in their own languages. Marital history information must be provided and must include how many times the client has been married, how and when each marriage was terminated, and whether they have previously sponsored a foreign national for purposes of marriage. The required criminal justice information must be obtained by submitting the client's fingerprints for a national criminal history record check. This also includes a complete list of restraining orders and civil protective orders that involve the client. The marriage broker is also required to provide information explaining that domestic violence is illegal in the U.S. and where to obtain assistance for victims. Information must also be provided regarding the rights of victims of domestic violence including the right to petition for residency status independent of the spouse. Violations of any of these requirements are subject to a civil penalty of up to $20,000.

HB 412 : Tuition Waivers: Military/ Police/ Fire
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to the waiver of undergraduate expenses for a spouse or dependent of a deceased resident peace officer or member of the armed services or fire department.

Version : CS HB 412 (HES)
Contact : : 465-4873
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 03-24-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-21-06 : Passed House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendment specifies the number of years a person will receive benefits.

HB 412 will offer these surviving family members an opportunity to advance their lives by attending the University of Alaska for a very reduced cost. It will also expands that language to include on-campus room and board.

HB 413 : Burning Capability Of Cigarettes
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

An Act relating to the burning capability of cigarettes being sold, offered for sale, or possessed for sale; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 413 (STA)
Contact : :
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 04-12-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-13-06 : Passed House State Affairs Committee with minor amendments, mandating that Cigarette manufacturers to certify under oath in writing to the state fire marshal that cigarettes have been tested for burning capability. The Bill will be moved to House Judiciary Committee.

HB 413 allows for Alaska to participate in a national movement to reduce the number of incidents caused by cigarette related fires.

HB 414 : Interception Of Minor's Communications
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the interception of the private communications of a minor.

Version : CCS HB 414 (CORRECTED)
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Conference Committee Report adopted by House and Senate. Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 414 will protect minors from predators and other insalubrious characters. HB 414 amends AS 12.37.030 to allow a parent or guardian of a minor to intercept communications of the minor in good faith and based on an objectively reasonable belief that it is necessary and in the best interest of the minor to do so. HB 414 also amends AS 42.20.320(b) to allow this intercepted information to be reported to a law enforcement agency for prosecution of individuals who would cause physical or emotional harm to the minor.

HB 416 : Business License Fee
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to the amount of the state business license fee.

Version : CS HB 416 (EDT)
Contact : : 465-4873
Last Action : (H) L&C » (H) FIN : 03-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-13-06 : Passed House Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendments included up to a $50 fine for operating without a current Alaska Business License.

HB 446 : Unlawful Trade Practice: Penalty/ Injunct.
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the amount of a civil penalty for an unlawful act or practice in the conduct of trade or commerce; and eliminating mandatory continuances in these matters after issuance of an injunction.

Version : CS HB 446 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 446 seeks to increase the civil penalties authorized under Alaska's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Under current law, when a person or company violates an injunction prohibiting unfair or deceptive business practices, it is subject to a maximum penalty of $25,000. HB 446 will increase that maximum allowable civil penalty to $50,000. The current Act also provides for a $5,000 civil penalty for each violation of the Act. HB 446 will increase this amount to a range between $1,000 and $25,000 per violation.

HB 448 : License Plates For Masons
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

An Act relating to special license plates for the Free and Accepted Masons.

Version : CS HB 448 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) FIN : 03-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-14-06 : Passed House State Affairs Committee as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendments include the addition of the Knights of Columbus along with the Free and Accepted Masons to the list eligible for specialty license plates.

House Bill 448 allows special request license plates for the “Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska.”

HB 479 : Vocational Education Account
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Neuman

An Act relating to the vocational education account and appropriations from that account; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 02-13-06

HCR 4 : Meth Watch Program
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 55
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Encouraging the establishment of a methamphetamine watch program.

Version : CS HCR 4 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 55 : 06-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-15-05 : The meth watch program engages retailers, law enforcement officials, schools, state and local agencies, and other key partners in reducing the diversion of precursor products for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and increasing awareness about methamphetamine's dangers. The program is also instrumental in educating students and teachers in our schools and communities.

HCR 11 : Parents' Day
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 19
Sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cissna

Proclaiming July 24, 2005, as Parents' Day.

Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 19 : 05-27-05

05-07-05 : Declares July 24, 2005 ''Parents Day''

HCR 26 : Declaring Ronald Reagan Day
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

Declaring February 6, 2006, Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

Contact : : 465-2186
Current Status : (H) STA : 01-17-06

HJR 1 : Constitutional Amendment: Balanced Budget Amendment
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg, Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit.

Current Status : (H) W&M : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 4 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

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.

Version : CS HJR 4 (RES) Am
Companion Bill : SJR 2
Contact : : 465-4949
Current Status : Senate : 02-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Letter of Support from Arctic Power | [PDF - 119 KB]
| Letter of Support from Ak St. Chamber | [PDF - 7 KB]
| U.S. Dept. of Energy Report | [PDF - 354 KB]

01-28-05 : The House passed a resolution today, drafted by Rep. Hawker, urging Congress to open the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and production. HJR 4 passed the House by a vote of 26 to 4.

HJR 8 : Supporting Alaska Army National Guard
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Expressing support of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers deployed worldwide.

Contact : : 465-6863
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-11-05 : More than 250 Alaska Army National Guard soldiers are now on active duty, and are deployed throughout the world. These citizen soldiers, from all over Alaska are serving in overseas training deployments, combat missions, stability and support operations. HJR 8 expresses support of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers and families deployed worldwide.

HJR 20 : Prostate Cancer Drugs
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 20
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Urging the United States Congress and the United States Food and Drug Administration to assist in the prompt approval of new drug applications for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 20 : 06-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Urges the United States Congress and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Food and Drug Administration, to assist in the prompt approval of new drug applications for targeted drugs for the treatment of prostate cancer.

HJR 25 : Supporting Veterans Home Ownership Act
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Urging the United States Congress to adopt Sec. 303 of the United States House of Representatives version of the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005.

Version : CS HJR 25 (STA)
Contact : :
Last Action : (H) MLV » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 27 : Allotments For Native Vietnam Veterans
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 37
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation amending the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act to allow deserving veterans to obtain allotments of vacant land within the State of Alaska; and to reopen and legislatively approve allotments in the Tongass National Forest.

Version : CS HJR 27 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 37 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 31 : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Relating to designating September 9, 2006, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

Version : SCS HJR 31 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : (H) HES » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 32 : Constitutional Amendment: Benefits & Marriage
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Proposing an amendment to the section of the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to marriage.

Companion Bill : SJR 20
Contact : : 465-3719
Current Status : (H) JUD : 02-10-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 33 : Supporting In - State Medical Care For Vets
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Urging the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to seek authority and funding from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a system allowing Alaska veterans treatment in both public and private Alaska facilities.

Companion Bill : SJR 18
Last Action : (H) MLV » (H) HES : 03-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 12 : Human Trafficking/ Sextourism/ Procurements
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to human trafficking; relating to sex tourism; relating to procurement from a person conducting business in or having headquarters in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 12 (STA) Am H(EFD ADD H)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Senate voted 20-0 to concur with House amendments. Directs the legislative, executive and judicial branches to develop regulations and procedures to prohibit procurement from a person that has headquarters in a country listed as sponsoring or turning a blind eye to slavery and human traffic.

SB 20 : Offenses Against Unborn Children
Signed into Law! Chapter 73 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to offenses against unborn children.

Version : HCS CS SB 20 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 58
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 73 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed reconsideration in Senate. Makes it a crime for a person to cause the death or injury of an unborn child in a manner similar to actions that cause injury or death of a live born person. Exempts acts that are committed during a legal abortion or under usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing, therapeutic treatment, or to assist a pregnancy. Defines “unborn child” for application of criminal law.

SB 22 : Medicaid Coverage For Birthing Centers
Signed into Law! Chapter 78 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act adding birthing centers to the list of health facilities eligible for payment of medical assistance for needy persons.

Version : CS SB 22 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 111
Contact : : 465-3822
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 78 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 100 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed House 33 to 1 on 5/9. Adds birthing centers to the list of health facilities eligible for Medicaid reimbursement if the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorizes the payment under the State of Alaska's Medicaid State Plan.

SB 54 : Protective Order For Sexual Assault/ Abuse
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act amending protective order statutes for crimes involving stalking to include crimes involving sexual assault and sexual abuse, to provide for other relief ordered by a court, to add the protective orders to a centralized registry, to prevent denial solely for a lapse of time, and to require notification of the court of known civil or criminal actions involving the petitioner or respondent; relating to notifications to victims of sexual assault and to mandatory arrest for crimes involving violation of protective orders and violation of conditions of release; and amending Rule 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Version : CS SB 54 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 36 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-0. Allows a victim of sexual assault to petition for civil remedies of protective orders, ex parte orders, and emergency orders. Also mandates arrest for violation of these protective orders. This bill focuses on victims of sexual assault (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) and sexual abuse of a minor (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) that is not domestic violence.

SB 90 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

Version : CS SB 90 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 17 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 98 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Unanimously passed House April 22. Declares October 18 of each year as Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

SB 134 : Pilot Project: Sex Offense Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to a pilot project to review and investigate certain complaints from victims of sexual assault in the first degree or sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree concerning actions of justice agencies.

Version : CS SB 134 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 39-0. Establishes a pilot program within the Office of Victim's Rights to review cases in which the victim of first degree sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor complains that the investigation has not been timely or through. Pilot program begins Sept. 1, 2006 and ends it August 31, 2008.

SB 135 : Assault & Custodial Interference
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the crimes of assault and custodial interference; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 135 (JUD)(EFD Am)
Contact : : 465-3762
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Passed House 34 to 1 on 5/10. Amends the definition of custodial interference and assaults against children. SB 135 alters the definition of assault from ''reasonably requires treatment'' to ''would cause a reasonable caregiver to seek medical attention from a health care professional in the form of diagnosis or treatment.'' This proposed change comes after a caregiver's assault conviction involving a nine month old baby was overturned by the court of appeals. The bill also protects children kidnapped by a non-custodial parent claiming the child was subjected to abuse and/or neglect. These cases typically mean the child is kept out of school and moved around to avoid the authorities. The ''necessity'' defense used in these cases will be changed by requiring the non-custodial parent to keep the child no more than 24 hours, or the time necessary before contacting authorities, whichever is shorter.

SB 189 : Requirements For Driver's License/ I. D.
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to issuance of identification cards and to issuance of driver's licenses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 189 (STA)
Companion Bill : HB 290
Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-07-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |

04-07-06 : Passed Senate 17-1. Notice of reconsideration given. Requires anyone applying for a state of Alaska driver's license or ID card to be a U.S. citizen or be legally authorized to be in the U.S. under federal law. Prevents individuals with time limited legal status from obtaining a driver's license or ID card with an expiration date later than the allowable length of stay, and if the authorized stay is indefinite, the ID expires one year from date of issue.

SB 200 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home/ Property
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to defense of self, other persons, property, or services.

Version : HCS CS SB 200 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-06 : Senate voted 16-0 to concur with House amendments. Allows force, or deadly force, as a legal option under certain circumstances where life, property, and the welfare of others is at high risk. Broadens existing statute, which allows a person to use force to defend property that a person owns or leases, to include ''specific places a person has a right to be.” Allows the use of force to protect children threatened with death or serious injury, kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, or robbery. Permits use of force by a victim remaining inside an automobile being car-jacked, or by a person outside a vehicle being stolen if there is a victim inside that vehicle. Prohibits the use of force for any reason against law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, or those assisting them in their official duties.

SB 206 : Detention / I. D. Of Persons; Contempt Of Ct
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to contempt of court and to temporary detention and identification of persons.

Version : HCS CS SB 206 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Senate » Senate : 05-09-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 26-6. Sets guidelines for law enforcement officers to collect evidence from material witnesses at the scene of the crime.

SB 209 : Access To Licensed Club Premises
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to access by persons under 21 years of age to premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages as clubs when alcoholic beverages are not present and, when alcoholic beverages are present, to premises of a patriotic organization licensed as a club if the person possesses a valid active duty military or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

Version : CS SB 209 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 34-1. Allows military personnel under the age of 21 access to patriotic organizations licensed to sell alcoholic beverages if the person posesses a valid active duty military ID card or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

SB 210 : Violations Of Alcoholic Beverages Laws/ Forfeiture
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to the manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages; relating to forfeitures of property for violations of alcoholic beverage laws; and relating to violations of alcoholic beverage laws.

Version : SB 210 Am H
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 17 SLA 06 : 05-01-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |

04-12-06 : Allows for seizure of alcohol transported by common carrier in violation of current law. Authorizes the seizure of property determined to have been purchased or obtained through the proceeds of illegal importation or sale of alcohol and specifies that a firearm used in furtherance of a crime under the bootlegging statutes, and is subject to seizure and forfeiture. Outlines a procedure for a person claiming an interest in property that has been seized. Defines ''manufacture'' of alcohol as it pertains to local option. Addresses inconsistencies relating to the presumption of possession for sale.

SB 216 : Bail Restrictions/ Unlawful Evasion
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins, Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to bail and unlawful evasion; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 216 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 57 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Senate voted to concur with House amendments 20-0. Makes unlawful evasion a felony for anyone held on a felony charge and a misdemeanor for anyone being held on a misdemeanor charge. Bans most the temporary and periodic release of inmates being held at a correctional facility.

SB 218 : Sex Offenders/ Sentencing/ Abuse Reports
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to sex offenders and child kidnappers; relating to periodic polygraph examinations for sex offenders released on probation or parole; relating to sexual abuse of a minor; relating to the definitions of 'aggravated sex offense' and 'child kidnapping'; relating to penalties for failure to report child abuse or neglect; relating to sentencing for sex offenders and habitual criminals; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 218 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 14 SLA 06 : 04-27-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

04-07-06 : Senate concurred with House changes 18-0. Increases sentencing times for the most egregious unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against a minor to a minimum sentence of 25 years. Increases sentencing for Unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against an adult to a minimum of 20 years. Restructures and increases sentencing for Class B and Class C sexual offenses. Requires periodic polygraph testing for sex offenders on probation and parole.

SB 224 : Older Alaskans' Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Establishing Older Alaskans' Day.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-23-06
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 06 : 03-23-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-13-06 : Passed House 30-0. Establishes the second Wednesday of September as Older Alaskan's Day to honor residents 60 years or older.

SB 249 : Reporting Bail And Release Information
Signed into Law! Chapter 79 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to criminal justice information.

Version : CS SB 249 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 79 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 35-0.

SB 274 : Govt. Firearm Disposal And Inventory
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state and municipalities.

Version : HCS CS SB 274 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 70 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Returns to Senate for concurrence with House amendments. Allows all Alaskans who are legally permitted to buy firearms to do so at auctions where state-owned surplus firearms are sold. Current state law only allows federally licensed firearm dealers to buy state firearms at auction. The state can also dispose of the firearms through trade-in, donation and transfer to other jurisdictions. The Department of Public Safety must report descriptions and values of all firearms not sold to the public to the legislature during the annual budgetary process.

SCR 21 : Vietnam War Memorial: Moving Wall
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 34
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Relating to the Vietnam War, to veterans and their families, and to the Vietnam War memorial entitled The Moving Wall.

Version : HCS CS SCR 21 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-21-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 34 : 04-21-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-19-06 : Senate concurred with House changes 20-0. Encourages Alaskans to visit the Vietnam War memorial known as ''The Moving Wall.'' The memorial will be in Alaska between May and July of 2006. Declares May 29, 2006, through July 22, 2006, the Summer of Honor and Season of Gratitude to honor those who gave their lives in Vietnam and to honor all veterans and their families.

SJR 10 : Support Federal Marriage Amendment
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Supporting the federal marriage amendment.

Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : House Floor » (H) STA : 04-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-05 : Passed Senate 16 to 3. Urges the United States Congress to pass Senate Joint Resolution 1, known as the Marriage Protection Act. The proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. If passed, it must still be ratified by three-fourths of the nation's state legislatures.

SJR 14 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

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

Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 103 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-19-05 : Passed Senate April 19 by a vote of 14 to 6. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation permanently repealing the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax. In 2001, Congress passed tax legislation which included the temporary repeal of estate taxes. SJR 14 expresses the State of Alaska's desire to have the tax permanently repealed.


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