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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Lesil McGuire
District 28 - Anchorage

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716 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 430
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0250
Fax: (907) 269-0249

Elected to the House: 2000, 2002, 2004

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This is Rep. McGuire's 24th Legislature info for 2005-2006
Sen. McGuire 25th Leg. Info: www.aksenate.org/index.php?id=38


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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 61 : Gaming: Calcutta Pools & Crane Classics
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to Calcutta pools and crane classics as authorized forms of charitable gaming.

Version : SCS CS HB 61 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 43 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-05 : Intent is to protect traditional ''Calcutta'' pool games of chance which is strongly supported by many Alaskans and charity organizations. Title change in Finance to-''An act making Calcutta pools an authorized form of charitable gaming.''

HB 127 : PFD: Peace Corps/ Olympian/ Sanctions
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to service in the peace corps and members of the United States Olympic Team as allowable absences 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.

Version : CS HB 127 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : (S) STA » (S) FIN : 04-28-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-01-05 : Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S. Foreign Service Diplomats deserve the gratitude that they have earned in their time as volunteers and service diplomats to have the opportunity to receive their permanent fund dividend. HB 127 will add Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S. Foreign Diplomats as an allowable absence for the purpose of filing and receiving an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. Technical amendment made in FIN.

HB 128 : Schools Physical Activity Task Force
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act establishing the Alaska Schools Physical Activity Task Force.

Version : CS HB 128 (HES)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-04-05 : HB128 establishes a task force to come up with recommendations for the best approach to effectively and economically maximize physical activity in Alaska's schools within existing infrastructures.

HB 140 : Tuition Waivers For Foster Children
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act establishing a tuition waiver and voucher program for eligible students who were placed in foster care by the state; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) EDU : 02-14-05

HB 175 : Civil Legal Services Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the creation of a civil legal services fund.

Version : CS HB 175 (JUD) Am
Companion Bill : SB 19
Contact : : 465-4990
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 02-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-06-06 : Passed House floor to be moved to Senate.

HB 175 is designed to provide a financial mechanism whereby the legislature may make appropriations to organizations that provide civil legal services to low-income Alaskans. This would be accomplished through the creation of a civil legal services account funded by provisions required under AS 09.17.020(j).

HB 210 : Bloodborne Pathogen Testing
Signed into Law! Chapter 48 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to blood testing of certain persons alleged to have committed certain offenses directed toward peace officers or emergency workers.

Version : SCS CS HB 210 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 48 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| Talking Points | [PDF - 32 KB]

05-05-05 : Takes policies and procedures for testing for blood borne pathogen exposure to correctional officers that were passed by the 23rd Alaskan Legislature and expands them to include peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and mobile paramedics.

HB 214 : Anatomical Gifts & Registry
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to anatomical gifts and the anatomical gift donor registry program.

Version : SCS CS HB 214 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4990
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 44 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : HB 214 makes several simple but important changes to existing law to further the intent of the original enabling legislation and to continue to move the donor registry forward in the State of Alaska. This bill works to make the Alaska Donor Registry program inclusive rather than exclusive, offers expanded definitions that act to clarify the agencies that are responsible for donation within the state as well as for the people who are trained to do the actual recovery procedures, allows increased notification for greater donation potential, and clears up inconsistencies between federal rulings and state laws.

HB 225 : Medical Examiners & Death Examinations
Signed into Law! Chapter 76 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to medical examiners and medical death examinations.

Version : SCS HB 225 (HES)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 76 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-05 : HB 225 would require the commissioner of health and social services to appoint both a chief medical examiner and a deputy medical examiner to share the extensive workload.

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 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 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 447 : Broadcasting Promoting Charitable Gaming
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the use of broadcasting to promote charitable raffles and lotteries.

Version : CS HB 447 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 282
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : House Floor » (H) RLS : 04-19-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-19-06 : Returned to House Rules Committee.

HB 447 would afford an equal playing field for Alaska's broadcasters. Alaska Statute prohibits broadcasters from airing truthful and non-misleading advertisements of lawful ''charitable gaming activity''. HB 447 would avoid a likely constitutional challenge to the Statute.

HB 3007 : Contempt; Detention; IDentification
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

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

Current Status : (H) JUD : 07-25-06


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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 16 : Funding For Public Boarding Schools
Signed into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to funding for school districts operating statewide residential educational programs; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 16 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 54 SLA 06 : 06-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 16 puts into statute DOE's current practice. This legislation expands existing programs for students who don't have access to grades 9 through 12 qualify for a stipend in boarding schools by changing the entrance requirements.

HB 22 : 90 - Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the terms of legislators, to a 90-day regular session of the legislature, to the date of convening a regular session, and to procedures of legislative committees during the interim; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 22 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) FIN : 01-17-06

| Sponsor Statement |

01-17-06 : Heard and held in House Finance Committee.

Limits the legislative session to 90 days.

HB 30 : Appropriation: K - 12 Education Operating/ Debt Expenses
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act making appropriations for K-12 education operating and school debt expenses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 30 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3721
Last Action : H) RLS » (H) RLS : 02-28-05

| Sponsor Statement |

02-25-05 : HB 30 appropriates money for K-12 education funding. Amended in EDU to adopt the numbers from HB 1. Increases school funding by 7% over last year an increase of 65.3 million. Amended to reflect changes to HB 1. CS HB 30(HES) moved out of committee, February 25, unamended. CS HB 30(HES) will provide funds needed to achieve early funding of the FY 06 education foundation formula and school debt reimbursement programs.

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 33 : Regulations Affecting Small Businesses
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to required notification of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, economic effect statements, and regulatory flexibility analyses regarding the adoption of regulations that may govern the conduct of small businesses; relating to a private cause of action, regulation invalidation, and judicial review related to required notification, economic effect statements, and regulatory flexibility analyses for the adoption of regulations that may govern the conduct of small businesses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 33 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 91 SLA 05 : 08-09-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : HB 33 requires state regulatory agencies to consider the impact of proposed regulations on small businesses.

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 54 : Bail Review/ Crime Victims
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to bail review; relating to petitions for review by crime victims where the defendant has received a sentence below the sentencing range for the crime; relating to the qualifications of certain members of the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; relating to the introduction of the victim and the defendant or minor to the jury; amending Rule 27, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedures, and Rule 21, Alaska Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 54 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 65 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Establishes three requirements designed to alleviate calendaring strain on the court system and the district attorney's office while also protecting crime victims' rights and reducing same day notice of hearings. First, in order to calendar a subsequent bail hearing, the accused must submit in writing, that there exists new information for the court's consideration that was not considered at prior bail hearings. Second, the district attorney is given 48 hours notice in which to notify the victim of the hearing. Finally, hearings may not be set everyday; rather there will be a 48-hour period between calendared bail hearings. These provisions balance the rights of the accused with the rights of crime victims and accommodate for the schedules of both the district attorney's office and the court system.

HB 62 : Automated Political Telephone Calls
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to prohibiting automated telephone calls for a political advertisement to telephone numbers listed as not wanting telephone solicitations; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2693
Current Status : (H) STA : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 78 : Criminal Law/ Procedure/ Sentencing
Companion Bill SB 56 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 2 SLA 05

Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to criminal law and procedure, criminal sentences, and probation and parole; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 56
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-18-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 25 KB]

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 103 : Claims Against The State
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act requiring an actionable claim against the state to be tried without a jury.

Version : CS HB 103 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : (H) RLS » House : 04-22-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-14-05 : HB 103 makes a small but important change to the manner in which claims against the state will be adjudicated and requires an actionable claim against the state to be tried without a jury.

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 131 : Access Device & I. D. Document Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Increasing the criminal classification of theft of an access device and of obtaining an access device or identification documents by fraudulent means; increasing the criminal classification for certain cases of fraudulent use of an access device; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 67 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Would increase the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class C felony for: Theft of an access device, such as a credit card or bank account number. The crime of fraudulent use of an access device if the value of the property or services obtained is $50 or more. The crime of obtaining an access device or identification document by fraudulent means.

HB 132 : Crimes Against Elderly
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to certain crimes committed against the elderly; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 132 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 04-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-21-05 : Increase the penalties for crimes against the elderly one level. For example, assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, would be a class C felony if the assault was committed to a person 65 years of age or older. Removed the intentent and findings section. (one)

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 155 : Youth Courts And Criminal Fines
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to funding for youth courts; and relating to separately accounting for fines imposed on and collected from defendants.

Version : CS HB 155 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) FIN : 04-15-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-21-05 : HB 155 would create a separate accounting mechanism for fines collected by the Alaska Court system in criminal judgments and would authorize the legislature to appropriate up to 25% of those collected fines either directly to local youth courts or to the United Youth Courts of Alaska for distribution to local youth courts.

HB 198 : Aquatic Plant & Shellfish Farming
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

An Act relating to aquatic plant and shellfish farming; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 198 (RES)(TITLE Am)
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 13 SLA 05 : 05-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-13-05 : House Bill 198 amends the state's Aquatic Farming Act (AS 16.40.100 - 199) to allow aquatic farms to continue to operate in compliance with a recent Supreme Court decision.

HB 205 : Review And Suspension Of Regulations
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to review of proposed regulatory actions and regulations, fiscal effect of proposed regulatory actions, and suspension of regulations.

Contact : : 465-3004
Current Status : (H) JUD : 03-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 219 : Strangulation & Suffocation Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the definition of 'dangerous instrument' as applied within the criminal code.

Version : CS HB 219 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 20 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-05 : Permits felony prosecution for an assault involving strangulation or suffocation.

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 226 : Personal Information Breach
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to breaches of security involving personal information; and relating to credit report security freezes.

Version : CS HB 226 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-13-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

02-10-06 : Passed out of House Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Technical amendments were made, along with the incorporation of portions of SB 222, allowing people the right to file a police report regarding an identity theft.

This bill requires that any business that collects this personal customer information as part of their business must notify consumers if the security of that information is compromised. California is currently the only state to mandate consumer notification and this bill is modeled after the California law.

HB 254 : Natural Gas Spur Line And Distribution Grid
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act directing the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority to use money appropriated from the Railbelt energy fund and from other sources for preliminary engineering and related work for the construction of pipeline facilities to transport Alaska North Slope natural gas to the Southcentral Alaska gas distribution grid, and amending the definition of 'project' as applied to the work of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 05-02-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-02-05 : House Bill 254 is a companion to an appropriation bill (HB 253) that grants $8,000,000 to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA) for purposes described in AS 41.41.210. This bill, HB 254, creates the referenced statute, AS 41.41.210.

HB 270 : Personal Information Protection
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to breaches of security involving personal information, consumer report security freezes, protection of social security numbers, disposal of records, factual declarations of innocence after identity theft, furnishing consumer credit header information, and filing police reports regarding identity theft; and amending Rule 60, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 04-15-05

HB 273 : PFD: Delay Payment For Allowable Absences
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to the dividends of certain individuals claiming allowable absences; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 273 (RLS) Am
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : 3RD RDG,4/24 CAL(H) » (H) RLS : 04-24-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-24-06 : Returned to House Rules Committee.

HB 273 attempts to ensure that everyone receiving a PFD under an excused absence return to the State before collecting their funds.

HB 277 : Gamble - Sperl UAS Joint Use Facility
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Naming the Charles Gamble Jr. - Donald Sperl Joint Use Facility in Juneau.

Companion Bill : SB 176
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 45 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : The Joint Use Facility/ UAS Student Recreation Center/ National Guard Readiness Center is currently under construction and is slated for completion in July of this year. The facility was built with federal, state and university funds for a total of $16.3 million. Naming the joint use facility after Charles and Donald will show our respect for their dedication to our country and honor them for their valiant service. Their names will live on as a reminder for all of true patriotism.

HB 286 : Value Of Royalty On Gas Production / Tax Credit
Signed into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production by directing the commissioner of natural resources to accept, under certain circumstances, the transfer price of the gas if established by transfer price order of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; extending and amending the requirements applicable to the credit that may be claimed for certain oil and gas exploration expenses incurred in Cook Inlet against oil and gas properties production (severance) taxes, and amending the credit against those taxes for certain exploration expenditures from leases or properties in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 286 (RES)
Contact : : 465-6871
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 81 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-05 : The proposed legislation adds language that allows DNR to use the gas transfer price set by the RCA much like DNR uses the contract price for gas. The transfer price is the rate ML&P is required to charge itself for the Beluga Field gas it uses. The proposed amendment allows DNR to give (aa) treatment not only to an arms-length gas supply contract, but also to RCA-approved orders setting the transfer price when a utility uses its own natural gas.

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 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 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 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 357 : Statutory References To Disabilities
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act updating the terminology in statutes for persons with disabilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 357 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 242
Contact : : 465-2734
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-09-06
Current Status : Chapter 25 SLA 06 : 05-09-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill changes all Alaska State Statutes to rid them of this archaic reference that has negative and demoralizing connotations in reference to a person's ability and potential.

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 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 397 : Appropriation: Anchorage Signal Upgrade
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act making an appropriation for an upgrade of signal system emergency devices in Anchorage, contingent upon matching funds from the Municipality of Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4954
Last Action : (H) TRA » (H) CRA : 04-10-06

04-06-06 : Passed House Transportation Committee without change, to be moved to House Community & Regional Affairs Committee.

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 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 441 : Therapeutic Court For DUI/ Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 56 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to criminal sentencing; relating to operating or driving a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence; relating to court-ordered treatment programs for certain offenders and offenses; amending Rule 35, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 441 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-08-06
Current Status : Chapter 56 SLA 06 : 06-08-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| A Brief History of Therapeutic Courts in Alaska | [PDF - 63 KB]

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

HB 441 takes all of the tools created over the last several years and establishes one uniform therapeutic court statutory structure to be applied throughout the state.

HB 473 : 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.

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

HB 482 : School: Bullying/ Harassment/ Intimidation
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools.

Version : SCS CS HB 482 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4939
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

House Bill 482 encourages school districts, city and borough offices of education, law enforcement agencies, and youth-serving agencies to develop and implement interagency strategies.

HCR 2 : In - State Natural Gas Needs
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 11
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Urging Governor Murkowski to take quick action to conduct, approve, or sanction a study of in-state natural gas needs and take-off points for intrastate use of natural gas transported in a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 11 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-18-05 : Urges Governor Murkowski to take quick action to conduct, approve, or sanction a study of in-state natural gas needs and take-off points for intrastate use of natural gas transported in a North Slope natural gas pipeline, with the objective that the study be completed before the final rules relating to the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline take effect on the 90th day following the publication in the Federal Register of the rules adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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 6 : Reestablish Info Infrastructure Taskforce
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 39
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Relating to reestablishing the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force.

Version : HCR 6 Am S
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Slide Presentation AK Information Infrastructure Task Force | [PDF - 574 KB]

05-02-05 : Extends the termination date of the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force until the first day of the First Regular Session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature in January 2007.

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''

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 6 : Labeling Of Fish / Shellfish Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of fish and shellfish to identify the country of origin and to distinguish between wild and farmed fish and shellfish.

Version : CS HJR 6 (FSH)
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 5 : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-16-05 : Requires labeling of fish products and processed food items containing fish to identify the country of origin and to distinguish between wild and farmed fish and fish products.

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.

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 42 : Naturopathic Medicine Task Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act extending the reporting date for and the termination date of the Task Force on Naturopathic Scope of Practice; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 7 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 117 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-21-05 : Unanimously passed House. Extends the Task Force on Naturopathic Scope of Practice until February 1, 2006 and requires a written report to the legislature regarding proposed legislation and other recommendations by December 1, 2005.

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 56 : Criminal Law/ Procedure/ Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to criminal law and procedure, criminal sentences, and probation and parole; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 56
Companion Bill : HB 78
Contact : : 465-4522
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 2 SLA 05 : 03-22-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 14 KB]

03-02-05 : House and Senate unanimously passed Conference Committee substitute. Amends current presumptive sentencing, from a set term to a range of terms, to bring Alaska law into conformity with requirements imposed by the federal constitution as a result of the Blakely v. Washington decision. Allows judges to consider all relevant factors in sentencing and the ability to impose probation without undue complications in the criminal justice process. Improves public safety by clarifying the authority of police officers to arrest violators of probation and parole, and limiting the abuse of periodic sentencing.

SB 60 : Extend Suicide Prevention Council
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 82
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-18-05 : Passed House 35 to 1. Extends the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council from June 2005 to June 2009.

SB 63 : Use Seat Belt Road Signs
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to road signs encouraging the use of safety belts.

Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 15 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

04-25-05 : Unanimously passed House April 25. Allows the Alaska Department of Transportation to erect and maintain roadway signs that encourage the use of safety belts. Stipulates placing the signs at the sites of traffic fatalities that could have been prevented if seat belts were in use. Between 1997-2002 about 55% of the traffic fatalities in Alaska could have been prevented if safety belts had been used.

SB 87 : Seat Belt/ Child Safety Device Violations
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to motor vehicle safety belt violations.

Version : HCS SB 87 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 01-31-06
Current Status : Chapter 2 SLA 06 : 01-31-06

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

01-18-06 : Passed Senate 11-7. Deletes AS 28.05.095 (e), which prohibits a peace officer from detaining or issuing a citation for failure to comply with Alaska's mandatory seatbelt law unless the officer has probable cause to detain a vehicle for violation of a different offense. Clarifies that the seatbelt law applies when driving a vehicle ''on a highway.'' Exempts motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, snow mobiles and similar vehicles not designed to be operated on a highway.

SB 104 : Permanent Fund Dividend Fraud/ Eligibility
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the crimes of unsworn falsification in the first degree involving an application for a permanent fund dividend and false information or report involving eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; requiring the establishment of a permanent fund dividend fraud investigation unit in the Department of Revenue; relating to service in the peace corps and as a member of the United States Olympic Team as allowable absences 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.

Version : CCS SB 104
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 42 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

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

05-07-06 : Senate and House adopted conference committee report. Elevates Permanent Fund Dividend fraud from a class A misdemeanor to a class C felony. Codifies a PFD fraud investigation unit within the Department of Revenue to assist the Department of Law in detecting and investigating PFD fraud. Adds peace corps and members of the Special Olympics to the allowable absences for permanent fund dividend eligibility.

SB 129 : Wrongful Filing Of Lis Pendens
Signed into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to the wrongful recording of a notice of pendency of an action relating to title to or right to possession of real property.

Version : CS SB 129 (JUD)
Companion Bill : HB 179
Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-20-05
Current Status : Chapter 27 SLA 05 : 05-20-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/3. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to file a wrongful notice that an action is pending that affects title to real property when the notice is filed with reckless disregard that the action would not affect title to the property or no action is actually pending.

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 155 : Appropriation: Schools/ Univ/ Virology Lab/ Museum
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act making appropriations for construction of an integrated science complex at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, for replacement of the virology laboratory in Fairbanks, for expansion of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, for the major maintenance grant fund, and for other capital projects related to education; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 155 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : (H) RLS » House : 05-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Projects | [PDF - 125 KB]

05-04-05 : Appropriates approximately $387 million from the General Fund for maintenance and construction of education facilities, institutions of higher learning and projects that benefit the education of all Alaskans.

SB 169 : Workers' Compensation Records
Passed House!
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to release of information in individual workers' compensation records; relating to breaches of security involving personal information, credit report and credit score security freezes, consumer credit monitoring, credit accuracy, protection of social security numbers, disposal of records, identity theft, furnishing consumer credit header information, credit cards, and debit cards; amending Rule 60, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 169 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 291
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-05-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]

05-07-06 : Passed House 40-0. Prohibits the Division of Workers' Compensation from releasing injured workers' personal information contained in individual workers' compensation files. Floor amendment added a number of consumer protection provisions. Protects social security numbers, requires notifying individuals if personal information is accessed and allows victims of identity theft to file a police report. Prohibits printing of more than the last five digits of a credit card number on receipts. Allows individuals to freeze their credit report so they are the only ones with access to it.

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 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 273 : Motor Vehicle Sales
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to a motor vehicle dealer's selling or offering to sell motor vehicles as new or current models or as new or current model motor vehicles having manufacturer's warranties.

Contact : : 465-3879
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 61 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

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

05-01-06 : Passed House 33-0. Amends current law by deleting the phrase ''current model'' from AS 08.66.015(a) and adds a section (b) which requires the auto dealers to have a current sales and service agreement with a manufacturer to sell or attempt to sell a car as new.

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.

SB 298 : Trusts: Loans; Claims; Powers/ Iras
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to loans from trust property; relating to a trustee's power to appoint the principal of a trust to another trust; relating to challenges to, claims against, and liabilities of trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors of trusts and of trusts and estates; relating to individual retirement accounts and plans; relating to certain trusts in divorce and dissolutions of marriage situations; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 298 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 66 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

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

05-01-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 19-0. Updates state law pertaining to the administration of trust assets. Modifies Titles 13 and 34 to help keep Alaska a popular jurisdiction for trust administration.

SCR 2 : Rotary International Year 2005
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Proclaiming 2005 as Rotary International Year.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

03-15-05 : Unanimously passed House. Proclaims 2005 as Rotary International Year in Alaska.

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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