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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Tom ogg District 36 - Kodiak

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Session:
State Capitol, Room 409
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2487
Fax: (907) 465-4956
Toll Free: (800) 865-2487


Interim:
112 Mill Bay Rd.
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-8872
Fax: (907) 486-5264

Appointed to the House 2003


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HB 265 : Annually Increase Education Funding
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 299 : Certificates Of Participation For Jails
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg

An Act giving notice of and approving, and authorizing the entry into and issuance of certificates of participation for, the upgrade, expansion, and replacement of certain jails; and providing for an effective date.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 333 : Public School Endowment
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg, Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to an endowment for public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 333 (FIN)
Contact: Cliff Stone, 465-2487
Action: 04-28-04: Passed the House

House Bill 333 would establish a separate education fund of the state. The principal of the fund would be created by sums transferred to the account by the commissioner of revenue each year. This sum would equal the total receipts derived from the management of state and University of Alaska lands as established in AS 14.40.507. Amended to make minor languages changes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 419 : Regional Seafood Development Associations/ Tax
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

An Act relating to regional seafood development associations and to regional seafood development taxes.

Version: SCS CS HB 419 (FIN)
Contact: Melissa Dover, 465-2487
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 419, recommended by the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, will allow fishermen to form regional seafood development associations to tax themselves, providing a stable funding source for marketing efforts. CS HB 419 (RES) clarifies that the first qualified organization to apply will be designated the regional seafood development association and more closely define the membership of the associations. Amended to require 30% of permit holders to attend before an election is valid. Then a majority of those attending constitutes a majority.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 34 : Federal Training And Assistance For Fishermen
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

Requesting the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Labor to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits to Alaska fishermen; requesting the United States Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture to extend additional disaster and price support benefits to Alaska salmon fishermen; and requesting the United States Department of Agriculture to establish terminal markets in Alaska for all covered commodities including salmon.

Version: CS HJR 34 (FSH)
Contact: Melissa Dover, 465-2487
Action: 04-19-04: Passed the Senate

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Labor have Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs that were designed to help workers whose industries have been hurt by imports. This resolution asks the USDA to establish a (TAA) program for fisherman.

| Sponsor Statement |

Bills Of Interest

HB 471 : Increase Amount of Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by the Hou. Special Committee on Education

An Act relating to the funding of public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 471 (HES)
Contact: Cody Rice, 465-3743
Action: 03-03-04: (H)HES ==> (H)FIN

This bill raises the Base Student Allocation (BSA) from $4169 to $4379 and inflation proofs in 2005 at 2%. Amended to include a letter of intent.

| Subcommittee Funding | [PDF - 1 Page - 23 KB]

HB 521 : Appropriations: Retirement Fund Costs
Sponsored by the Hou. Health, Education & Social Services Committee

An Act making an appropriation to the Department of Education and Early Development for grants to school districts to pay the additional costs of employee retirement programs; making appropriations to the Alaska Court System and the University of Alaska to pay the additional costs of employee retirement programs; and providing for an effective date.

HJR 44 : Sea Otter Research/Endangered Species
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Resources Committee by Request

Relating to research into the decline of the Southwest Alaska population of the Northern Sea Otter in the western Gulf of Alaska.

Version: CS HJR 44 (RES) Am
Contact: Melissa Dover, 465-2487
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

HJR 44 requests that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the United States Congress provide $5,000,000 a year over the next five years to conduct research into the abundance of the Northern Sea Otter and the cause of the decline of the Southwest Alaska population of the Northern Sea Otter in the western Gulf of Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement |


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HB 24 : Agreements On Management Of Fish And Game
Signed into Law! Chapter 95 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, Rep. Jim Whitaker

An Act relating to intergovernmental agreements regarding management of fish or game.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 24 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau) and Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 24 requires intergovernmental agreements with the federal government for fish and wildlife management to not cede state management authority. HB 24 also requires that any such agreement be void on July 1, 2004.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 25 : Health Care Services Directives
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to health care decisions, including do not resuscitate orders and the donation of body parts, and to powers of attorney relating to health care, including the donation of body parts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 25 (JUD)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-4963
Action: 05-02-04: Passed the Senate

HB 25 offers a comprehensive simplified alternative to the power of attorney enacted in Alaska in 1996 relating to health care services and directives for the terminally ill patient. Five simple directives request the patient's comprehensive details and instructions should they become incapacitated. These Five Wishes are: the person I want to make care decisions for me when I can't; the kind of medical treatment I want or don't want; how comfortable I want to be; how I want other people to treat me; and what I want my loved ones to know. Amended to provide guidelines for surrogate in DNR decisions and life sustaining procedures and refined DNR qualifications.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 18 Pages - 216 KB]

HB 90 : Tax Credit For Salmon Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to a salmon product development tax credit under the Alaska fisheries business tax and the Alaska fisheries resource landing tax; and providing for an effective date.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 90 in law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens by recommendation of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 90 provides a tax credit for salmon product development.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 93 : Repeal Boating Safety Sunset
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to boating safety; repealing secs. 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, and 30, ch. 28, SLA 2000; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 93 (TRA)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-4963
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 93 consolidated boating regulatory functions and created a steady funding source for boater education programs for the state of Alaska. Amended to exclude non-motorized boats from the regulations.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

HB 211 : Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to a student loan repayment program for nurses, and amending the duties of the Board of Nursing that relate to this program; and providing for an effective date.

05-15-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 211 by a vote of 37 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), HB 211 establishes the Alaska Nurse Recruitment Loan Repayment Program to provide incentives for more nurses to work in Alaska. HB 211 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 212 : Powers Of Appointments/Trusts/Creditors
Signed into Law! Chapter 138 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors, trustee advisors, transfers of property in trust, and transfers of trust interests, and to creditors' claims against property subject to a power of appointment.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 212 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 212 provides statutory authority to provisions commonly found in trust instruments.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 215 : Repeal One Percent For Art
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act repealing statutes that relate to art works in public buildings and facilities and that require a set percentage of construction costs to be spent on art.

05-17-03 : House Bill 215 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 215 adjusts the requirement that a percent of state capital expenditures for public buildings and facilities be set aside to acquire works of art for display in those facilities. HB 215 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| 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 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 319 : Remote Recreation Cabin Site Sales/Lottery Sale
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to the disposal of state land by lottery; and relating to the disposal, including sale or lease, of remote recreational cabin sites.

Version: CS HB 319 (FIN) Am
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 05-08-04: (S)RES (S)FIN

HB 319 is legislation to help move Alaska State land into the hands of private individuals. Establishes a method to select and transfer land to private individuals for recreational purposes. Amended to eliminate first right of refusal, the penalty clause, make up to 10 acres available and up to 700 feet of shoreline instead of 400 feet and Confirms confirmation to existing right-of-way statutes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 327 : Powers/Duties DOTPF
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and repealing a requirement that public facilities comply with energy standards adopted by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Version: CSHB 327 (TRA)
Contact: Todd Larkin, 465-3466
Action: 02-26-04: (H) TRA ==> (H) STA

This bill eliminates the "Alaska Transportation Council" which was created in the 1970s to consult the department of transportations on projects. This council was never funded or staffed, creating problems for the departments projects. HB 327 was amended to change existing technical language in order to avoid conflicts in the rest of the statues.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement of Senate Companion |

HB 350 : Crime Victims' Compensation For Arson
Passed Legislature! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to adding personal injury, death, and property damage from arson in the first degree to the offenses compensable by the Violent Crimes Compensation Board.

Version: CS HB 350 (STA)
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 04-29-04: Passed the Senate Trans to Governor

Current Alaska law does not include first-degree arson on the list of crimes for which victims may receive compensation from the Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB). CSHB 350 (State Affairs) simply adds arson to the list of crimes for which victims may receive compensation and allows for an immediate effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

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

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

HCR 11 : Alaska Salmon Day
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 15
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.

05-01-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 11 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai), HCR 11 proclaims July 2, 2003 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Week" to recognize the salmon industry's significance to the state.
Permanently Filed: 05-09-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 14 : Implement Alaska History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Relating to urging school districts to implement an Alaska history curriculum.

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 18 : Supporting Military Action Against Iraq
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Supporting the men and women of the United States armed forces in the military action to free Iraq and to protect the world from Saddam Hussein.

04-04-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 18 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 18 supports President George Bush's decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and supports the American troops involved in that military action.
HJR 18 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

HJR 29 : US Coast Guard ROTC Program
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 30
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the establishment of Reserve Officer Training Corps programs in Alaska by the United States Coast Guard.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 29 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 29 urges the Coast Guard to create an ROTC program at the University of Alaska Southeast and to create JROTC programs at Juneau-Douglas High School and Kodiak High School.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 13 : Insurance Discrimination By Credit Rating
Signed into Law! Chapter 150 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act prohibiting discrimination in insurance rates based on credit rating or credit scoring; and providing for an effective date.

08-06-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 13 into law. Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery (R-Anchorage) and Sen. Kim Elton (D-Juneau), SB 13 would prohibit insurance companies in Alaska from using credit scores in underwriting or rate setting for car or home insurance.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 23 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 26 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 20 KB]

SB 77 : William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 77 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 77 would name the Fairbanks Riverwalk Centennial Bridge in honor of a true visionary and leader for Alaska, Dr. William Ransom Wood.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 83 : Sven Haakanson Airport At Old Harbor
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act naming the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor.

05-09-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law Senate Bill 83 on Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], SB 83 would name the State airport at Old Harbor, the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 85 : Repeat Serious Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions for certain sexual offenses.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 2 page - 8 KB]

SB 139 : Alaska Salmon Price Report Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act repealing the termination date of the Alaska salmon price report program; and providing for an effective date.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 139 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson (R-Eagle River) SB 139 would repeal the sunset date and will permanently establish the Alaska Salmon Price Report in statute.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 176 : Civil Liability For Livestock Activities
Signed into Law! Chapter 122 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from livestock activities.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 176 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 176 would recognize that a person assumes some degree of risk when placing themselves in the vicinity of livestock.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 283 :Approp:Capital/Supplemental/Reapprop/CBR
Transmitted to Governor
Sponsored by Sen. Lyman Hoffman

An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and appropriations to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version: FCCS SB 283 (corrected)
Contact: Tim Grussendorf, 465-2829
Action: 06-25-04: Transmitted to Governor

A House and Senate Conference Committee approved a compromise budget package Monday evening (05/10/04) that increases K-12 education funding by $82 million, the largest single increase to education in the State's history, and provides for capital needs. Portions of the bill are contingent on a three-quarters vote of the Legislature to approve using money from the Constitutional Budget Reserve to make up possible shortfalls in the FY 04 and 05 operating budgets, and restore money to be transferred into the CBR at the end of the 2004 and 2005 fiscal years under a constitutional provision requiring that general fund sub-accounts be swept into the Budget Reserve at the end of each fiscal year.

| Bipartisan Press Release 1 |
| Bipartisan Press Release 2 |

SCR 1 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 9
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Relating to economic development generated by new road construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs.

04-09-03 : The Senate concurred with the House amendment for Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 by a vote of 14 to five on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SCR 1 encourages new economic development generated by new road construction.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 13 : Canned Salmon for Prisoners
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 31
Sponsored by Sen. Georgianna Lincoln

Encouraging the Department of Corrections to provide canned Alaska pink salmon to inmates of the Alaska prison system.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 4 KB]



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