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23rd Alaska State Legislature
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Alaska State Representative Kevin Meyer District 30 - Anchorage

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Elected to the House 2000, 2002


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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 81 : Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection
Signed into Law! Chapter 97 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to motor vehicle emissions; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 81 into law. HB 81, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), streamlines existing motor vehicle emission statutes to improve compliance and enforcement, provide consistency between the departments that oversee emission programs and registration of vehicles, prevent extraneous testing requirements, and protect consumers that are shopping for used vehicles.

| 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 103 : Crime Victims' Compensation Sexual Abuse/Assault
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act limiting the factors that may be considered in making a crime victims' compensation award in cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 125 : Assisted Living Homes
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to assisted living homes; relating to the rights of a resident in an assisted living home; and prohibiting an assisted living home from taking certain actions with respect to residents and employees of the home.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to unlawful exploitation of a minor.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 336 : Civil Damages For Uninsured Drivers Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act limiting recovery of civil damages by an uninsured driver; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 336 (JUD)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-04-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HB 336 changes existing law to provide that a person who knowingly does not comply with existing motor vehicle liability laws may not recover damages for non-economic loss suffered by that person while operating a motor vehicle; clarifies that punitive damages do not need to be part of the mandated offers of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; and clarifies that the mandated offers of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage does not need to be made on excess or umbrella policies. HB 336 was amended in the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide that the limitations on damages do not apply if the driver of the other vehicle: (1) is cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; (2)intentionally caused the accident; (3) flees from the scene of the accident; (4) at the time of the accident, is in furtherance of an offense that is a felony.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 380 : Aggravating Factor For Drug Overdose Sale
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to aggravating factors at sentencing.

Version: HB 380
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 02-19-04: (H)HSS ==> (H)JUD

HB 380 adds a sentencing aggravator for illegal drug sales that result in a fatal overdose. If a defendant is convicted of an offense specified under AS 11.71, then a judge may apply an aggravating factor to a sentence of no less that the presumptive term, and no more than the maximum term.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 388 : Young Can't Renew Drivers License By Mail
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to renewal of a driver's license by applicants 25 years of age or younger; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 27 : Support Anchorage Jail Expansion
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 28
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the Anchorage Jail.

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 27 by a vote of 20 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HJR 27 the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska federal prisoners.

| 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 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 31 : Initiative/Referendum Petitions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

An Act relating to initiative and referendum petitions; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 31
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate Notice of Recon.

HB 31 changes the requirement for initiative sponsors to obtain the minimum of one signature from residents of at least two-thirds of the House Districts in the State of Alaska (27 districts) to three-quarters of the House Districts (30 districts). HB 31 also requires the total number of signatures in each district to amount to at least seven-percent of the total number of votes cast in that district in the most recent election. The total number of signatures required will remain at ten percent of the votes cast in the most recent election. HB 31 is a constitutional amendment and therefore will face a vote of the people.

| 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 45 : Second Verse Of Alaska's State Song
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song.

05-01-03 : House Bill 45 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 45 would officially add a second verse to the Alaska state song to celebrate the contributions of the Native culture and highlight the dignity of diverse cultures. HB 45 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to ballots.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to murder and assault of unborn children.

HB 296 : Appropriation: AK Natural Gas Development Authority
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act making an appropriation for the operation of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SS HB 296 (O&G)
Contact: Peggy Wilcox, 465-4998
Action: 02-16-04: H(RES) ==> H(FIN)

Sponsor Statement proposed extending funding for the AK Natural Gas Development Authority to 2009

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 57 KB]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

HCR 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 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.

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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 5 : Initiative/Referendum Petitions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to initiative and referendum petitions.

Version: HJR 5
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-03-04: (S)JUD (S)FIN

HJR 5 changes the requirement for initiative sponsors to obtain the minimum of one signature from residents of at least two-thirds of the House Districts in the State of Alaska (27 districts) to three-quarters of the House Districts (30 districts). HJR 5 also requires the total number of signatures in each district to amount to at least seven-percent of the total number of votes cast in that district in the most recent election. The total number of signatures required will remain at ten percent of the votes cast in the most recent election. HJR 5 is a constitutional amendment and therefore will face a vote of the people.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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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.

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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]

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |


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