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Alaska State Legislature
24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Kevin Meyer
District 30 - Anchorage

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Phone: (907) 269-0199
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Elected to the House: 2000, 2002, 2004

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  · HB 15
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  · HB 51
  · HB 85
  · HB 86
  · HB 116
  · HB 323
  · HB 326
  · HB 355
  · HB 360
  · HB 373
  · HB 377
  · HB 379
  · HB 380
  · HB 394
 

HB 15 : Liquor Lic: Outdoor Rec. Lodge/ Bars/ Pubs
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to brewpub licenses; relating to outdoor recreation lodge alcoholic beverage licenses; relating to transfer of certain beverage dispensary licenses issued before June 6, 1985; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 15 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 41 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : HB 15 creates a seasonal alcohol beverage license for lodges that provide hunting and fishing services and are inaccessible from the road system.

HB 19 : Pesticide & Broadcast Chemicals
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to pesticides and broadcast chemicals; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 19 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 42 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : HB 19 levies a registration fee for pesticide and broadcast chemical registered for sale or distribution. The $115 annual chemical fee levied by HB 19 would shift the burden of Alaska's pesticide regulation and registration program from the general fund to program receipts. Amended to set a cap on fees at $120 for registration and $25 for licensing.

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 51 : Employer Association For Workers' Comp Ins
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to associations of self-insured employers for purposes of providing workers' compensation coverage and allowing employers who are members of the same trade to form associations for providing self-insurance for workers' compensation coverage; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SHB 51 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : (H) RLS » (S) FIN : 05-06-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

04-07-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amendments, to be moved to House Rules Committee. The House Finance Committee adopted amendments that clarifies the extent of joint and several liability; sets the minimum size limits for qualification of an association of self-insured employers and its members; provides for the licensing and registration of third party administrators; and clarifies that an association of self insured employers can be considered an ''insurer'' for the purposes of regulation under the Workers Compensation title AS 23.30. Minor technical amendments were also adopted by the committee but do not change the substantive nature of the bill.

House Bill 51 allows a group of five or more employers to form an association to self-insure the employers' workers compensation obligations. The members of the association must be engaged in the same or similar employment classifications, be members of a qualified trade association, and receive a certificate to self-insure under Alaska's existing rules and regulations.

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 86 : Ombudsman Hotline
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act establishing in the office of the ombudsman a state executive branch employee fraud, waste, and abuse report hotline program.

Version : CS HB 86 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) JUD : 04-25-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-21-05 : Establishes, in the ombudsman’s office, a hotline for state employees to report fraud, waste, or abuse. Under HB 86, state employees would be able to report anonymously through a hotline while under the protection of the state’s whistleblower protection laws.

HB 116 : Liability For Alcohol Law Violations
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the liability of certain persons for certain violations of alcoholic beverages laws; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 116 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : Creates an exception to AS 04.16.049 to protect young volunteers cooperating with law enforcement from retributive action and liability. Keeping alcoholic beverages out of the hands of people under 21 years of age is a cooperative effort. Young people working with law enforcement should not be subjected to lawsuits for participating in an investigation.

HB 323 : Detention Of Material Witnesses
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to material witnesses; amending Rule 58.1, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 204, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4945
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

01-18-06 : Heard and held in House Judiciary Committee.

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

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

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

HB 360 : Regulation Of Public Drinking Water
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the regulation of public accommodation water supply systems.

Contact : : 465-4946
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 02-08-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-06-06 : Passed House Resources Committee without change, to be moved to House Finance Committee.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 377 : Exemption: Registration Building Drawings & Specs
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to an exemption from certain registration and practice requirements for persons preparing drawings or specifications related to the construction of certain buildings and the grounds of the buildings.

Version : SCS CS HB 377 (L&C)
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.

HB 377 adds an exemption to the requirement to have designs approved by an architect or engineer for residential buildings intended for not more than two families to three stories from the current two stories.

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 380 : Animals & Animal Or Agricultural Products
Signed into Law! Chapter 59 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of environmental conservation regarding animals, animal products, agricultural products, and the transportation of animals and animal products; relating to the employment, appointment, and duties of a state veterinarian by the commissioner of environmental conservation; relating to the powers of the commissioner of natural resources regarding agricultural products; relating to animal rabies prevention and control; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 380 (RES)
Contact : : 465-4946
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 59 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

House Bill 380 repeals and reenacts several provisions of Title 3 to modernize the powers of the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Veterinarian. HB 380 will allow the State Veterinarian to respond accordingly and immediately to potential dangers to Alaskans and our animal populations. Avian influenza is one in a long list of zoonotic diseases that can be devastating to animals and potentially pandemic in human populations.

HB 394 : Insurance Policies In Foreign Languages
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to allowing insurance policy forms to be filed and approved in languages other than English if an official English language version is also filed, and authorizing use of insurance policy forms and associated materials in languages other than English.

Version : CS HB 394 (L&C) Am
Companion Bill : SB 280
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : House Floor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a vote of 18-1, returned to the House for concurrence.

HB 394 will allow foreign language speaking consumers to secure information so they can better understand and thus can make better insurance decisions. For the insurance industry, HB 394 is likely to lead to increased penetration in emerging markets.


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 22nd Legislature

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  · HB 75
  · HB 131
  · HB 132
  · HB 149
  · HB 190
  · HB 219
  · HB 318
  · HB 331
  · HB 399
  · HB 400
  · HCR 2
  · HCR 11
  · HJR 4
  · HJR 8
  · SB 54
  · SB 200
  · SB 216
  · SB 218
  · SB 274
 

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 75 : Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and game, Board of Fisheries, and Board of Game in promoting and preserving fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 75 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 87 SLA 05 : 08-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| CS HB 75 (RES) vs. CS HB 75 (FIN) | [PDF - 28 KB]
| CS HB 75 (FIN) vs. SCS CS HB 75 (RES) | [PDF - 25 KB]

05-05-05 : HB 75 will provide an additional protection from outside encroachment on our ability to responsibly harvest our game resources. ''Title Change to-''An Act relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Fish and Game and the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game to preserve and promote fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.'' The sponsor has included a legislative intent statement plainly stating the ongoing commitment to constitutional provisions for common use and sustained yield principles. The sponsor has alsochanged the structure of the section by placing the new language in the ''Powers and duties of the commissioner'' (AS 16.05.050 (a)) rather than in ''Functions of the commissioner''.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

An Act relating to confiscation of firearms during disaster emergencies.

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SB 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

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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 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

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| 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.


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