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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Lesil McGuire District 28 - Anchorage

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Elected to the House 2000, 2002


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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 146 : Child Support/Social Security Numbers
Signed into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act repealing the termination date of certain provisions that require the reporting of social security numbers and automated data matching with financial institutions for child support enforcement purposes; and providing for an effective date.

05-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 146 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 146 repeals a sunset law on reporting social security numbers and automated data matching with financial institutions for the purpose of child support enforcement. By continuing to report this information, Alaska will continue to receive federal funds to finance the state child support program and the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 202 : False Info Or Report About Police Officer
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to false information or report.

HB 205 : PFD: Peace Corps Volunteers & Misc
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends and to the period for filing an application for a permanent fund dividend; authorizing the Department of Revenue to issue administrative orders imposing sanctions for certain misrepresentations or other actions concerning eligibility for a permanent fund dividend and providing for administrative appeal of those orders; and providing for an effective date.

05-09-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 205 by a vote of 27 to eight and by a reconsideration vote of 33 to three on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 205 includes Peace Corps volunteers among the Alaskans who may leave the state for more than 180 days and continue to receive the Permanent Fund Dividend. HB 205 also allows the Department of Revenue investigate, prosecute, and fine up to $3000 against people who make fraudulent claims for the PFD.
HB 205 will move to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |
| Talking Points |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sectional Analysis |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 258 : State Medical Bd Disciplinary Procedures
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the State Medical Board; and amending Rule 609(b), Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure.

HB 268 : Licensing Specialty Contractors
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to an exemption for specialty contractors under the laws regulating architects, engineers, land surveyors, and landscape architects.

05-07-03 : House Bill 268 moved out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 268 prevents specialty contractors from performing design work on non-residential projects without the consultation of licensed professionals.
HB 268 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 273 : Parents' Waiver of Child's Sports Claim
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the right of a parent to waive an unemancipated child's claim of negligence against a provider of sports or recreational activities.

Version: SCS CSSSHB 273 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

SSHB 273 encourages the availability and affordability of sports and recreational activities to children by recognizing the right of a parent to choose to release, on behalf of his or her child, prospective negligence based claims that the child may accrue against the provider of such activities.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 289 : Construction Contractor Bonding/Insurance
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the bonding and insurance requirements for certain contractors, general contractors, mechanical contractors, specialty contractors, and subcontractors; and providing for an effective date.

HB 307 : Employment: Sex Offender/ Child Kidnapper
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

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

HB 310 : Damages Recovered By Police/ Firefighter
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
Sectional Analysis |

HB 329 : Retirement Incentive Program
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to retirement incentive programs for the public employees' retirement system, the judicial retirement system, and the teachers' retirement system; relating to separation incentives for certain state employees; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 329 (L&C)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 03-15-04: (H)L&C ==> (H)FIN

House bill 329 proposes an optional retirement incentive in order to reduce the number of government employees, at multiple levels of government, as a way to reduce overall personnel costs while minimizing the negative economic impacts of across-the-board layoffs. Amended to remedy concerns of the Division of Retirement and Benefits.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 338 : Entry Into School
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to attendance at public school; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 338 (HESS)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 338 accomplishes two simple, but necessary, statutory changes that govern the entry age for attendance into public school and the process by which local school districts may allow early entry applicants to be accepted (1) adjusts the date certain, from August 15th to September 1st, by which a child must have attained the age of five for standard entry in kindergarten, (2) allows school boards to delegate the authority to admit younger students to their chief school administrator, thus relieving the boards from this minor administrative burden more appropriately left to career education professionals. CS defines school age.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 349 : Illegally Obtained Evidence
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act amending Rule 412, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version: CS HB 349 (JUD) Am
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 04-14-04: (S)Floor » (H)Concurrence

House Bill 349 is a bill that promotes truth telling by criminal defendants who choose to testify at trial. Under the supervision of a judge, HB 349 will permit prosecutors to cross-examine defendants using prior suppressed statements and evidence.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 367 : Licensing Sex Oriented Businesses
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to the licensing and regulation of sex-oriented businesses and sex-oriented business entertainers; relating to protection of the safety and health of and to education of young persons who perform in adult entertainment establishments; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 367 H(FIN) Am
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 04-27-04: Passed the House

The primary goals of HB 367 are: to permit the legal operation of these businesses while protecting young Alaskans who work at them; to protect minors; and to protect the public from operations by those adult establishments that do not follow the law. HB 367 was amended to allow municipalities to place local restriction on adult-oriented entertainment. Amended to make 18 years the age for dancing and attendance to non-alcohol serving strip clubs.

| Rep. McGuire Sponsor Statement |
| Rep. Gara Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 15 KB] |

HB 381 : Child Endangerment Driving Offenses
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to child endangerment.

Version: CS HB 381 (RLS)
Contact: Heathe Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 381 addresses loopholes in Alaska Statute regarding vehicular related child endangerment. This bill includes specific provisions to our existing child endangerment statutes pertaining to transporting a child in a motor vehicle while intoxicated or transporting a child in a motor vehicle and failing to use proper restraints.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 445 : Attorney's Lien
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to an attorney's lien, to court actions, and to other proceedings where attorneys are employed.

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 |

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 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 |


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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 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 11 : Deposits To The Permanent Fund
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to deposits to the Alaska permanent fund from mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale proceeds, net profit shares under AS 38.05.180(f) and (g), federal mineral revenue sharing payments received by the state from mineral leases, and bonuses received by the state from mineral leases, and limiting deposits from those sources to the 25 percent required under art. IX, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

05-17-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 11 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 11 changes the statute that directs 50-percent of Alaska's mineral revenues to the Permanent Fund and returns the amount to the constitutionally required 25-percent.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 21 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula, Rep. Mary Kapsner, Rep. Sharon Cissna

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 83 KB]

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 26 : Increase Education Funding
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

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

| 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 48 : Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to public rights-of-way and easements for surface transportation affecting the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.

| 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 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 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 66 : Pawnbrokers/Secondhand Dealers
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to certain persons who buy and sell secondhand articles, to certain persons who lend money on secondhand articles, and to certain persons who seek or receive loans on secondhand articles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

HB 177 : Concealed Handguns
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to concealed handguns; allowing persons whose applications have been rejected as unqualified or whose permits have been revoked or suspended to continue to carry concealed handguns in this state if the person has a permit from another jurisdiction; requiring the Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements concerning the carrying of concealed handguns.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 177 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stolze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 177 recognizes concealed weapon permit holders from other states as valid permit holders in Alaska. HB 177 also requires the Alaska Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states when it benefits Alaska permit holders.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 178 : Insurance Coverage For Contraceptives
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives be included in certain health care insurance coverage.

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.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

HB 198 : Royalty Reduction On Certain Oil
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.

05-07-03 : House Bill 198 moved out of the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 198 providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.
HB 198 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 260 : Immunity For Providing Free Health Care
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to immunity for free health care services provided by certain health care providers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 260 (JUD)
Contact: Cameron Yourkowski, 465-3306
Action: 03-03-04: (S)JUD ==> (S)RSL

HB 260 extends the ability of licensed physicians and other health care providers to administer health care services free of charge. By exempting such services from malpractice liability, HB 260 would allow health care providers do donate their professional services at a lower personal cost. HB 260 will be especially helpful to retiring health professionals that wish to donate their services but do not still carry medical malpractice insurance. After a reconsideration vote, HB 260 will move to the Senate. Minor technical changes made in Senate Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to veterinarians and animals.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 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.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

HB 303 : Use Criminal Fines For Youth Courts
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg

An Act relating to youth courts and to the recommended use of criminal fines to fund the activities of youth courts; and relating to accounting for criminal fines.

05-12-03 : House Bill 303 moved out of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg (R-KodiaKB], HB 303 separately accounts for fines that have been imposed under the Sentencing and Probation statutes, and allows the legislature to appropriate a prescribed percentage of those fines that have been collected to the Youth Courts.
HB 303 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 317 : Payment Date for Bills for Services
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act requiring certain businesses to recognize postmark dates as the date of payment.

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 427 : Protection Of Persons And Property
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to guardianships and conservatorships, to the public guardian and the office of public advocacy, to private professional guardians and private professional conservators, to court visitors, court-appointed attorneys, guardians ad litem, and fiduciaries, and to the protection of the person or property of certain individuals, including minors; amending Rules 16(f) and 17(e), Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 427 (JUD)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 427 would ensure those individuals or organizations wishing to serve as private guardians or conservators meet certain criteria, and register with the State. Amended for minor technical language. Amended to clarify that the appointment of a guardian ad litem shall occur only in limited circumstances when the respondent, as a result of incapacity, is truly incapable of articulating a position to their attorney. Also, the CS clarified that an attorney for a ward or respondent may be appointed as guardian ad litem in some cases, but the role of attorney in that situation ceases, since a guardian ad litem should not be appointed unless it is impossible for the attorney to operate under the traditional attorney-client model of advocating for the client's expressed wishes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 429 : Definition Of Political Party
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act expanding the definition of 'political party' to include a party that nominated a candidate for United States senator who received at least three percent of the total votes cast for United States senator at the preceding general election and a party that nominated a candidate for United States representative who received at least three percent of the total votes cast for United States representative at the preceding general election.

HB 433 : Genetically Modified Fish
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to labeling and identification of genetically modified fish and fish products.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 82 KB]

HB 435 : Prepared Food: Wild/Farmed Fish Disclosure
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to the identification of finfish in food products and to the misbranding of food products consisting of or containing finfish.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 81 KB]

HB 438 : Move Over Law For Drivers
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to motorists moving over or slowing down for emergency vehicles.

Version: SCS CS HB 438 (STA)
Contact: Matthew Rudig, 465-3466
Action: 04-30-04: (S)STA (S)JUD

This bill would require drivers to reduce speed, to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit or 5 MPH if the speed limit was less than 25 MPH, when passing an emergency vehicle with its warning lights on. Amended to remove speed limits and add a reasonable speed relating to traffic, road and weather conditions

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 449 : AIDEA Bonds For Gas Public Utilities
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris by Request

An Act relating to the contracting and financing authority of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; authorizing the authority to issue bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $76,000,000 to finance the acquisition, design, construction, inventory, and operation of natural gas, propane air, or manufactured gas public utility facilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 449 (EDT)
Contact: Pete Fellman, 465-4859
Action: 03-22-04: (H)L&C ==> (H)FIN

House Bill 449 provides legislative approval for AIDEA to evaluate the SEAGA Gas Project as required by AS 44.88.095(g). If AIDEA decides to move forward with project financing for any of the communities, this bill places a limit of $76,000,000 on the amount of bonding provided to the project. Amended to include the city of Seward.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 474 : Liability for Airports and Airstrips
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to civil liability associated with aircraft runways, airfields, and landing areas.

Version: CS HB 474 (JUD) Am
Contact: Todd Larkin, 465-3466
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 474 seeks to revise the current statute by removing the single word natural as well as by adding clarifying language as indicated above. This will allow the same degree of protection regardless of the airfield's ownership structure. It is sensible that the same public interest is served regardless of the type of entity associated with the runway. Amended to maintain liability to airport for its' contract air carriers.

| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

HB 491 : Uniform Securities Act
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to the Alaska Securities Act and adopting provisions of the Uniform Securities Act.

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 13 KB)
| Sectional Analysis |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 14 KB)

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 1 : Congratulate Governor/Lt. Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 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 13 : Location Of New Seafood Lab
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Relating to the location of the state's new seafood laboratory.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Urging implementation of an Alaska history curriculum in public schools.

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]

HJR 4 : Constitution Amendment: 90 Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.

Version: CSHJR 4 (STA)
Contact: Sara Nielsen, 465-4230
Action: 03-09-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

HJR 4 would allow Alaskans to vote on the question of a 90 day limit on the Legislative Session in the 2004 General Election.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 16 : Supporting Members Of Military
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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 22 : Patriot Act And Defending Civil Liberties
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 27
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act and to defending the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the State of Alaska, and civil liberties.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 22 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Majority Leader Representative John Coghill (R-North Pole) and Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), HJR 22 calls our leaders to caution with regard to the Patriot Act and urges them to apply the Constitutional principles that are meant to "secure the blessings of liberty" and not to erode the public confidence in our government through abuses of power. HJR 22 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Rep. Coghill Sponsor Statement |
| Rep. Guttenberg Sponsor Statement |
[PDF - 1 Page - 13 KB]

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 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]

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 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 64 : Credit Information
Passed Senate!
Sen. Hollis French

An Act requiring certain consumer reporting agencies to provide individuals with certain information without charge.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 6 KB]
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 1 page - 6 KB]

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 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 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 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]

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 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 |


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