05-10-05 : HB 178 will allow all motor vehicles subject to registration the opportunity to display the standard, ''vanity'' or a specialty plate offered by the DMV. Each additional plate sold will generate additional revenue for the State of Alaska.
01-27-06 : Passed the House Special Committee on Fisheries with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Resources Committee. Changes include added language exempting municipalities and a definition of area that means a physical location where spawning occurs.
05-02-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.
HB 395 will move the start date of fire season from May 1 to April 1.
HCR 7 : Cook Inlet Oil & Gas Platform ABAndonment Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 12 Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson
Urging the governor to direct the division of oil and gas, Department of Natural Resources, to undertake a comprehensive review of the subject of Cook Inlet oil and gas platform abandonment for the purpose of developing new oil and gas platform abandonment regulations and their adoption and implementation.
Version : CS HCR 7 (RES) Companion Bill :SCR 6 Contact :: 465-2693 Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05 Current Status : Legis Resolve 12 : 05-27-05
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
02-25-05 : HB 30 appropriates money for K-12 education funding. Amended in EDU to adopt the numbers from HB 1. Increases school funding by 7% over last year an increase of 65.3 million. Amended to reflect changes to HB 1. CS HB 30(HES) moved out of committee, February 25, unamended. CS HB 30(HES) will provide funds needed to achieve early funding of the FY 06 education
foundation formula and school debt reimbursement programs.
HB 32 : Appropriation: Grant To Arctic Power For ANWR Signed into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring
An Act making a special appropriation for a grant to Arctic Power to promote the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration and development; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS HB 32 (FIN) Am Companion Bill :SB 69 Contact :: 465-2186 Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05 Current Status : Chapter 23 SLA 05 : 05-17-05
04-22-05 : HB 32 appropriates 1.2 million dollars from the General fund to Artic Power for use in promoting the opening of ANWR.
HB 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill
An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.
Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S Contact :: 465-3719 Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05 Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05
05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.
An Act relating to bail review; relating to petitions for review by crime victims where the defendant has received a sentence below the sentencing range for the crime; relating to the qualifications of certain members of the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; relating to the introduction of the victim and the defendant or minor to the jury; amending Rule 27, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedures, and Rule 21, Alaska Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS HB 54 (FIN) Contact :: 465-2095 Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05 Current Status : Chapter 65 SLA 05 : 07-13-05
05-09-05 : Establishes three requirements designed to alleviate calendaring strain on the court system and the district attorney's office while also protecting crime victims' rights and reducing same day notice of hearings. First, in order to calendar a subsequent bail hearing, the accused must submit in writing, that there exists new information for the court's consideration that was not considered at prior bail hearings. Second, the district attorney is given 48 hours notice in which to notify the victim of the hearing. Finally, hearings may not be set everyday; rather there will be a 48-hour period between calendared bail hearings. These provisions balance the rights of the accused with the rights of crime victims and accommodate for the schedules of both the district attorney's office and the court system.
05-02-05 : Allows the Alaska State Medical Board to adopt competency requirements for foreign medical school graduates. Currently, the State Medical Board has no discretion in determining credentials for licensure of foreign medical school graduates in Alaska, other than a completion of a two-year U.S. graduate medical education program. HB 102 allows for a little flexibility where currently none exists. HB 102 now moves to the House Rules Committee.
An Act relating to certain relief concerning motor vehicle leases, telephone services, education, utilities, state loans, and hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses for members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; relating to reimbursement of premiums for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance paid by members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS HB 122 (FIN) Contact :: Last Action :(S) L&C»(S) FIN: 04-29-06
04-27-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with technical amendments, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Amendments reinserted military education leave of absence, and added a period of convalescence.
Requires that the state pay life insurance premiums for our guardsmen deployed to a combat zone. Allows for premiums to be paid for up to $250,000 in life insurance for those guard members affected by this legislation.
An Act relating to the collection of, and the use of reasonable force to collect, a deoxyribonucleic acid sample from persons convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for certain crimes; and providing for an effective date.
Version : SCS HB 124 (JUD) Companion Bill :SB 95 Contact :: 465-5031 Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-05 Current Status : Chapter 12 SLA 05 : 05-05-05
04-08-05 : HB 124 allows a correction, probation or parole officer to use reasonable force in the collection of DNA samples required by law and absolves them from civil or criminal liability for the use of that force. Officers shouldn't run the risk of being punished for carrying out their duties
HB 181 : Waive Continuing Education RequirementFor Military Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill
An Act authorizing a waiver for active duty military service of continuing education requirements for renewal of occupational licenses.
Version : CS HB 181 (L&C) Contact :: 465-3719 Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05 Current Status : Chapter 63 SLA 05 : 06-30-05
05-04-05 : Introduced to eliminate the possibility of a professional licensee losing his or her license because of failure to fulfill statutory requirements for continuing education while serving on active duty in a combat zone or area where continuing education classes are not available.
05-05-05 : This bill was introduced to ensure that citizens be able to look to one law as the single final authority regarding firearm regulation. This bill will guarantee consistency in firearm law within the State of Alaska.
04-22-05 : The purpose of this bill is to remove postsecondary educational institutions from the applicability of the provisions of AS 14.48. This also requires postsecondary educational institutions to provide information, and receive a statement from the student having read the information on meningococcal disease prior to attending or living in student housing for said institution.
An Act relating to an application for a permanent fund dividend for a member of the armed forces of the United States serving on active duty outside of the state who is eligible for hostile fire or imminent danger pay; and providing for an effective date.
Contact :: 465-3779 Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05 Current Status : Chapter 83 SLA 05 : 07-21-05
05-04-05 : The purpose of this bill is to permit the person who has power of attorney for an individual who is serving on active duty with the United States armed services outside the state of Alaska to sign and file a permanent fund application for said individual.
02-17-06 : Passed House floor as amended, sent to Senate for consideration. Amendments include the deletion of the language ''Fairbanks and elsewhere,'' making it applicable to the whole state if eligible, the date was also changed.
HB 208 will provide a place in the Interior for soldiers to have a dignified place to be laid to rest with full military funeral honors, pallbearers, rifle team, flag folding, and flag presentation.
05-05-05 : Takes policies and procedures for testing for blood borne pathogen exposure to correctional officers that were passed by the 23rd Alaskan Legislature and expands them to include peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and mobile paramedics.
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.
02-13-06 : Passed House State Affairs Committee with minor amendments, mandating that Cigarette manufacturers to certify under oath in writing to the state fire marshal that cigarettes have been tested for burning capability. The Bill will be moved to House Judiciary Committee.
HB 413 allows for Alaska to participate in a national movement to reduce the number of incidents caused by cigarette related fires.
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
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.
03-14-05 : HCR 3 encourages Governor Murkowski to join the Legislature by taking action in relation to further the development and production of renewable energy resources.
HCR 13 : Natural Gas Spur Line Construction Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 29 Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras
Expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.
Version : CS HCR 13 (RES) Contact :: 465-3004 Last Action : Signed into Law : 02-06-06 Current Status : Legis Resolve 29 : 02-06-06
05-02-05 : HCR 13 expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.
HCR 30 : AK Climate Impact Assessment Commission Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 49 Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule
Creating an Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission.
Version : SCS CS HCR 30 (FIN) Contact :: Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-07-06 Current Status : Legis Resolve 49 : 07-07-06
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.
Urging the United States Congress to honor the process and judgment of the federal courts in the case of the Exxon Valdez disaster and to refrain from enacting legislation that would affect the outcome of the courts' resolution of the case; urging the United States Department of Justice and the Alaska Department of Law to identify all natural resource damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that were unanticipated at the time of the 1991 settlement, to develop plans to remedy the damages, and to present the ExxonMobil Corporation with a request for the full $100,000,000 that is available through the Reopener for Unknown Injury clause of the 1991 civil settlement to carry out these plans.
Version : SCS HJR 9 (JUD) Am S Contact :: 465-2487 Last Action :(S) JUD»Governor: 07-11-06
04-11-05 : This resolution from the Alaska State Legislature urges that the United States Congress respect the judicial process and refrain from enacting any legislation that would alter the punitive damages awarded to more than 32,000 plaintiffs as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill as finally determined by the federals courts.
05-05-05 : Urges the United States Congress and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Food and Drug Administration, to assist in the prompt approval of new drug applications for targeted drugs for the treatment of prostate cancer.
HJR 27 : Allotments For Native Vietnam Veterans Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 37 Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill
Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation amending the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act to allow deserving veterans to obtain allotments of vacant land within the State of Alaska; and to reopen and legislatively approve allotments in the Tongass National Forest.
Version : CS HJR 27 (MLV) Contact :: 465-3719 Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06 Current Status : Legis Resolve 37 : 06-01-06