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HB 1 : Increase Amount Of Base Student Allocation
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

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

Version : CCS HB 1
Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 6 FSSLA 05 : 07-22-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-21-05 : HB 1 increases the foundation formula to $4589 dollars per student. An increase of thirteen dollars over 2005 funding. Amended in HES to raise the Per Student Allocation to $4919. CS HB 1(HES) incresases the base student allocation to $4919. This is a $343 increase per student over the current statutory allocation of $4576. Senate amendment would increase the base student allocation to $4919 if the Legislature replaces the defined benefit plan with a defined contribution plan for new employees, otherwise it would increase the base student allocation to $4,733, which removes PERS/TRS dollars from the formula.

05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

03-15-05 : House Funds Education

02-11-05 : Education Funding Bill Passes Out of First Committee - House Special Committee Increases Basic Student Allocation

01-21-05 : Gatto Starts His Sophomore Session With a Bang

HB 12 : TVs And Monitors In Motor Vehicles
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg, Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Berta Gardner, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to televisions, monitors, portable computers, and similar devices in motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 12 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4940
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 03-20-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-20-06 : Passed House Floor with a technical amendment, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

The purpose of the bill is to prevent operators of motor vehicles from watching television, video, and any other programming by making it a crime. Furthermore the bill makes it a crime to install a device capable of being viewed while the vehicle is in operation.

HB 13 : School Funding & School Bond Reimbursemnt
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state financing of public education; relating to the district cost factors for state funding of public education; relating to school improvement funding; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 13 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 41 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 9 KB]

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

Extends, until July 1, 2006, the statutory date for municipalities to receive reimbursements for the state for school construction and renovation bonds. Reimbursement rates for DEED approved projects to 70% and non-DEED approved projects to 60%.

05-03-06 : School Construction Bond Reimbursement Passes House

05-03-06 : McGuire Offers Amendment to Restore 70% School Construction Bond Reimbursement

05-03-06 : Mat-Su Delegation Applauds School Bond Vote

03-04-05 : School Construction Debt Reimbursement Passes House Special Committee on Education

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.

02-25-05 : Meyer Passes Legislation On Liquor Licensing - HB 15 Provides New Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation Lodge

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

HB 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 26 : Short - Term Com Fishing Crewmember License
Signed into Law! Chapter 59 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Moses by Request

An Act relating to short-term commercial fishing crewmember licenses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 26 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4451
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 59 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Allows visitors an affordable way to engage in a sort of extreme tourism adventure by actually participating in the fishery as a crewmember. Amended to restrict compensation for crew members with a short term licenses.

HB 27 : Municipal Property Tax Exemption For Police Homes
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to an optional exemption from municipal property taxes on certain residences of law enforcement officers.

Version : CS HB 27 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2840
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-18-05

04-18-05 : Allows a municipality by ordinance to designate an area within its boundaries that is an eligible area and exempt from taxation an amount not to exceed $150,000 of the assessed value of real property within the area that is owned and occupied as the primary permanent place of abode by a law enforcement officer.

HB 29 : Health Care Insurance / Comp Health Insurance Assn
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the Comprehensive Health Insurance Association; granting a 50 percent premium tax credit for assessments against members of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Association; requiring members to provide information to the association's board of directors or the director of the division of insurance; modifying voting rights for the association members by basing their exercise on a member's share of assessments; basing assessments on major medical premiums; modifying the manner of determining members' liabilities for losses; and changing the definition of major medical coverage for purpose of state health insurance and providing for exclusions to major medical coverage.

Version : CS HB 29 (L&C)(TITLE Am)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

HB 29 has passed the House Labor and Commerce Committee with changes. In order to accommodate the needs of ACHIA, this bill has been modified to grant a tax credit to the insurance companies who are currently assessed for the entire ACHIA shortfall by using a small portion of the premium taxes paid into the state. A premium tax credit is justifiable given the importance of maintaining the viability of the Association and its requirement under HIPAA.

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.

02-10-05 : Rep. Carl Gatto Co-sponsors Bill to Help Firefighters

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

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 12 KB]

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.

05-19-05 : Kohring commends Governor for signing HB 32 - Funding for Arctic Power will promote ANWR

04-23-05 : Arctic Power Bill set for Governor's Signature - We are on the ''Cusp'' of Opening ANWR

02-03-05 : Bill to Promote ANWR Clears Committee - Rep. Kohring's Measure Passes Unanimously

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.

08-09-05 : Governor Signs Small Business Awareness Bill

HB 35 : Extend Board Architects/ Engineers/ Surveyors
Signed into Law! Chapter 38 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act extending the termination date of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; extending the term of a temporary member of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 35 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2186
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 38 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 11 KB]

05-04-05 : House Bill 35 extends the termination date for the Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors for an additional five years. The current termination date is set for June 30, 2005. If the Legislature takes no action to extend the board, it will go into a one-year phase out to allow the board to conclude its administrative operations, followed by termination. Amended to include landscape architects a full board position.

HB 37 : Public Access To Fishing Streams
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to voluntary land trades and purchases to enhance public access to fishing streams.

Version : CS HB 37 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) RES : 05-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : HB 37 aims to ensure future public access to Alaska's fishing streams by putting in place a mechanism for voluntary land exchange (or purchase between the Sate an private owners along important recreational rivers.

HB 41 : Assault On School Grounds, Events, Buses
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to minimum periods of imprisonment for the crime of assault in the fourth degree committed on school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or at certain school district administration offices.

Version : SCS CS HB 41 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 86 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Revises sentencing guidelines to require a 60-day mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for assaults in the fourth degree committed on: school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or at certain school district administration offices.

05-10-06 : Senate Passes School Assault Bill - Mandatory 60-days for 4th Degree Assault Committed on School Grounds

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 46 : Water/ Sewer/ Waste Grants To Utilities
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris, Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to grants to certain public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.

Version : CS HB 46 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 32
Contact : : 465-3721
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 02-23-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

02-23-05 : HB 46 allows grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.

HB 47 : Board Of Real Estate Appraisers
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers; and relating to the requirements for membership on the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

Version : CS HB 47 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-05
Current Status : Chapter 10 SLA 05 : 05-03-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

03-16-05 : Extend the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraiser, which is due to sunset, until June 30, 2010.

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 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Work Draft for House Finance | [PDF - 1.86 MB]
| Proposed Amendments for House Finance | [PDF - 148 KB]

05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.

06-30-05 : Coghill's Child In Need of Aid Legislation Becomes Law

03-03-05 : Coghill Introduces Legislation to Protect Families

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

07-13-05 : Governor Signs Three House Crime Bills Into Law

HB 57 : Sale Of State Land To Adjacent Landowners
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to the sale of certain state land to adjacent landowners.

Version : CS S SHB 57 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Previously made amendments added that any parcel of state land, through this legislation, that comes before the DNR Lands Director for consideration to sell to an adjacent landowner will be subject to a best interest finding allowing the state further scrutiny to ensure its interest, such as public access, has been met.

House Bill 57 would authorize the State of Alaska, through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director of Lands, to negotiate the sale of state lands smaller than 20 acres at fair market value to an adjacent landowner provided the state property is completely enclosed by the adjacent landowner. The bill would not mandate DNR to sell state property under such circumstances, but would grant it the ability to allow a landowner to purchase the state land the property encompasses.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

HB 64 : Extend Board Of Public Accountancy
Signed into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act extending the termination date for the Board of Public Accountancy; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-05
Current Status : Chapter 11 SLA 05 : 05-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-16-05 : Extends the board of accountancy which is due to sunset until June 30, 2009.

HB 66 : Appropriation: Mental Health Budget
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 66
Companion Bill : SB 44
Contact : : 465-8175
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-05
Current Status : Chapter 5 FSSLA 05 : 06-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| House FY 2006 Budget Reports |

04-15-05 : The proposed mental health budget represents a cooperative effort between state agencies, the Trustees, and Trust Authority staff. Coupled with the resources that have been appropriated in recent years, these productive working relationships have made a positive difference for Alaska's mental health beneficiaries.

04-15-05 : State Operating Budget Sails Through Alaska Senate - Bipartisan Effort Completes Spending Plan With 25 Days Remaining
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04-07-05 : Alaska House Passes Operating Budget

HB 67 : Appropriation: Operating Budget/ Loans/ Funds
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 67 (BRF SUP MAJ FLD H)
Companion Bill : SB 228
Contact : : 465-8175
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-05
Current Status : Chapter 4 FSSLA 05 : 06-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| House FY 2006 Budget Reports |

04-15-05 : This operating budget, as well as our other proposals, reflects our administration's priorities to: grow Alaska's economy and create jobs for Alaskans by responsibly developing our abundant natural resources, which also requires a quality education that prepares Alaskans to take these jobs; assure that Alaskans are safe in their communities; and assure that Alaska families are healthy with a good quality of life.

05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

04-15-05 : State Operating Budget Sails Through Alaska Senate - Bipartisan Effort Completes Spending Plan With 25 Days Remaining
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04-07-05 : Alaska House Passes Operating Budget

HB 71 : Oil & Gas Exploration Credit & Lease Terms
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act providing standards for the interpretation of certain terms in state oil and gas leases and unit agreements, requiring development, production, processing, and marketing of gas that is determined to meet those standards, and setting a maximum time limit on that activity; extending and amending the requirements applicable to the credit that may be claimed for certain oil and gas exploration expenses incurred in Cook Inlet against oil and gas properties production (severance) taxes, and amending the credit against those taxes for certain exploration expenditures from leases or properties in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 71 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4730
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-28-05 : An Act relating to a credit for certain exploration expenses against oil and gas properties production taxes on oil and gas produced from a lease or property in the state; relating to the deadline for certain exploration expenditures used as credits against production tax on oil and gas produced from a lease or property in the Alaska Peninsula competitive oil and gas areawide lease sale area after July 1, 2004, thru July 1, 2010.

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''.

08-09-05 : Governor Murkowski Signs Hunting Heritage Bill

HB 76 : Big Game Services & Comm. Services Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 84 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the Big Game Commercial Services Board and to the regulation of big game hunting services and transportation services; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 76 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-25-05
Current Status : Chapter 84 SLA 05 : 07-25-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Guides and Transporters Audit |

05-05-05 : Would re-establish the Big Game Commercial Services Board to oversee an important industry that exists largely on the basis of a healthy wildlife population. The board was allowed to sunset a decade ago, and in the following years, professional hunters, wildlife biologists, public and private land managers and the hunting public themselves have discovered the problems associated with a decentralized, uncoordinated system of licensing and regulating guides and transporters. amended at the request of the sponsor requested by the sponsor to: (1) remove a time requirement that the board issue a license at the first meeting of the board after the applicant satisfied the requirements; (2) change the fine provisions under which the Board would not renew a license; and (3) add a section specifying what must be contained in a contract between a registered guide and a client and a transporter and a client.

HB 81 : Contractors & Home Inspectors
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act establishing an administrative fine and procedure for construction contractors in certain circumstances; increasing the amount of a civil penalty for persons acting in the capacity of contractors or home inspectors; modifying the elements of a crime involving contractor registration and residential contractors; modifying the exemptions from regulation under AS 08.18 for contractors; and exempting the administrative hearings for imposing an administrative fine on construction contractors from the hearings conducted by the office of administrative hearings in the Department of Administration.

Version : SCS CS HB 81 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-4954
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-23-06
Current Status : Chapter 9 SLA 06 : 03-23-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-01-06 : Passed House Floor by a vote of 34-3, to be transmitted to the Governor.

Would amend the law to allow DCCED of DOL to issue civil penalties for violations.

HB 83 : Seismic Hazards Safety Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act relating to the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 83 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2487
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 71 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Op-Ed: It is Better to be Prepared |

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

HB 83 extends the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission until June 20, 2012.

06-16-06 : Governor Signs Representative LeDoux's HB 83

05-12-06 : Legislature Adjourns 2nd Session of the 24th Legislature

04-13-05 : House Passes Legislation to Extend Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission

01-20-05 : LeDoux to Co-sponsor Two Bills Relating to the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission

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 88 : Crim Law: Minors, Schools, Drugs, Sentences
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to certain weapons offenses involving minors; relating to the definition of 'recreation or youth center' for purposes of misconduct involving a controlled substance; to aggravating factors in sentencing for certain offenses committed on school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or in administrative offices of a school district; to mitigating factors in sentencing for a defendant's assistance to authorities to detect, apprehend, or prosecute other persons who committed an offense; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 88 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 66 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : This bill would provide that minors who are 16 or 17 years old and commit certain felony misconduct involving weapons are automatically waived to adult court. Amended to add school activities and property as an aggravator.

HB 90 : State Treasury Warrants
Signed into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act requiring warrants drawn by the Department of Administration against the state treasury to be negotiable instruments.

Contact : : 465-4963
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 37 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

05-03-05 : House Bill 90 continues the committee's work last session on House Bill 373-Stale Dated Warrants. It clarifies existing statutes governing state treasury warrants by providing that warrants, like bank checks, are negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.

HB 91 : Indecent Exposure To Minors
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to indecent exposure.

Version : HB 91 Am
Companion Bill : SB 159
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Makes repeat convictions of indecent exposure within the observation of a person under sixteen years of age a felony.

06-30-05 : Coghill's Child In Need of Aid Legislation Becomes Law

HB 92 : University Of Alaska & Corporate Stock
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the purchase of interests in corporations, including limited liability companies, by the University of Alaska.

Version : SCS CS HB 92 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 18 SLA 06 : 05-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| White Paper: Spin-Off Company Models of Universities | [PDF - 13 KB]
| Testimoney from Mary E. Greene - UA Associate General Counsel | [PDF - 11 KB]
| CS HB 92 (EDU) vs. CS HB 92 (JUD) | [PDF - 19 KB]

04-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Intent is to specifically define a university/corporate liability structure intended to encourage new university investment in limited liability and nonprofit corporations resulting from research-generated intellectual property or companies created and managed on university lands.

HB 94 : Elections/ Voters/ Political Parties
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to qualifications of voters, requirements and procedures regarding independent candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States, voter registration, voter residence, precinct boundary and polling place designation and modification, political parties, voters unaffiliated with a political party, early voting, absentee voting, ballot design, ballot counting, voting by mail, voting machines, vote tally systems, qualifications for elected office, initiative, referendum, recall, and definitions in the Alaska Election Code; and relating to incorporation elections.

Version : CCS HB 94
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 2 FSSLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letters |

04-28-05 : Updates statutes to reflect current practices of the Division of Elections and to bring the statutes into compliance with recent court decisions and federal law.

HB 95 : Public Health Disasters/ Emergencies
Signed into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services as those duties pertain to public health and public health emergencies and disasters; relating to medical treatment, information, isolation and quarantine for the prevention and management of conditions of public health importance; relating to duties of the public defender and office of public advocacy regarding public health emergencies and disasters; relating to liability for actions arising from public health procedures; making conforming amendments; relating to the treatment and transportation of dead bodies; amending Rules 4, 7, 8, 38, 40, 65, 72, and 77, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 95 (JUD)
Companion Bill : SB 75
Contact : : 465-8174
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 54 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-08-05 : The Department of Health and Social Services (department) routinely uses the traditional public health disease control tools of epidemiological surveillance and investigation, and historically has used isolation and quarantine to stop the spread of disease in the rare times it has been warranted. HB 95 brings Alaska law into alignment with the rest of the nation.

HB 97 : Oaths; Notaries Public; State Seal
Signed into Law! Chapter 60 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the authority to take oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgments in the state, to notarizations, to verifications, to acknowledgments, to fees for issuing certificates with the seal of the state affixed, and to notaries public; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 97 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 72
Contact : : 465-3520
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 60 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : HB 97 will allow the Lieutenant Governor to: focus attention on web-based education for notaries, allow businesses which employ large groups of notaries to keep track of their terms of office, lay a foundation for e-signatures for the future, and continue to provide information to notaries without internet access. Sections 7-14 of the bill would repeal obsolete provisions in AS 44.50, update antiquated language, and add new provisions as needed.

HB 98 : Nonunion Public Employee Salary & Benefit
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the compensation of the governor, the lieutenant governor, and certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 98 (FIN) Am S
Companion Bill : SB 71
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 53 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : This bill would revise the salary schedule for certain state officials, officers, and employees who are not covered by collective bargaining agreements to bring those salaries into line with employees in the supervisory bargaining unit. Additionally, this bill would provide for a two percent increase in fiscal years 2006 and 2007, to parallel the offer the state extended to bargaining units with similarly situated employees. This proposal would cover employees in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

HB 101 : Sex Tourism
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to sex tourism.

Version : CS HB 101 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4998
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-01-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

02-01-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

HB 101 strikes at those who promote, organize or otherwise market commercial sex tours and travel services by making these activities punishable to the same degree as sex-trafficking itself.

HB 102 : Medical License: Application/ Foreign Grad
Signed into Law! Chapter 52 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to the licensure of foreign medical graduates and to applications for a license to practice medicine; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HB 102 Am
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 52 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 47 KB]

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.

HB 105 : Medicaid For Adult Dental Services
Signed into Law! Chapter 52 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to coverage for adult dental services under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 105 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 79
Contact : : 465-1618
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 52 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

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

This bill would allow the Department of Health and Social Services to expand dental coverage to encompass preventative and restorative care for approximately 41,000 Alaskans enrolled in the Medicaid program. Specifically, this bill would repeal AS 47.07.900(1), defining adult dental services as the minimum treatment for the immediate relief of pain and acute infection provided by a licensed dentist. Under the bill, the Department of Health and Social Services would adopt regulations implementing the expanded service, which could include regulations defining the scope of services, a maximum amount of benefits per fiscal year, and the amount of reimbursement for dental services.

HB 106 : Senior Care Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the senior care program and relating to that program; creating a fund for the provision of the senior care program; repealing ch. 3, SLA 2004; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 106 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 78
Contact : : 465-4022
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-08-05
Current Status : Chapter 89 SLA 05 : 08-08-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : HB 106 will repeal the temporary law created last year and replace it with a permanent law that will strengthen the SeniorCare program and allow it to continue. It is crucial that the State of Alaska continue to provide critical support for Alaska's most needy senior citizens beyond January 1, 2006.

HB 107 : Interference With Fish & Game Activities
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to unlawful obstruction or hindrance of hunting, fishing, trapping, or viewing of fish or game; and amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 508, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Version : SCS CS HB 107 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 02-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a unanimous vote, to be moved to the House for concurrence.

HB 107 is aimed at assisting hunters, fishers, trappers and wildlife viewers from unlawful obstruction or hindrance. While current law already makes it a crime to hinder or obstruct a person from these activities, taking the person to court does not cover all of the costs and attorney fees. One amendment was adopted in the House Finance Committee that removed the ability to remove just ''90%'' of reasonable attorney fees.

01-25-05 : Ramras Introduces Legislation to Help Outdoorsman

HB 108 : Water & Sewer Utilities Of Political Subdivision
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to the regulation of water and sewer utilities of political subdivisions that are not in competition with other water and sewer utilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 108 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4954
Last Action : (S) CRA » (S) L&C : 04-05-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-04-05 : House Bill 108 would exempt Anchorage Waste Water Utility from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA). Except for the City of Pelican, no other municipal owned water/wastewater utility is regulated by the RCA. (Pelican requested regulation of its water utility by the RCA). Two amendments were incorporated into a Finance Committee Substitute for HB 108: 1. The intent section under Section 1, was removed; 2. A contingent effective date clause was adopted.

HB 109 : Screening Newborn For Hearing/ Audiologist
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to establishing a screening, tracking, and intervention program related to the hearing ability of newborns and infants; providing an exemption to licensure as an audiologist for certain persons performing hearing screening; relating to insurance coverage for newborn and infant hearing screening; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 109 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 43 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 109 is aimed at ensuring that all infants born in Alaska have their hearing screened at birth, or within 30 days of birth, if not born in a hospital.

05-10-06 : Ramras Champions Legislation

01-28-05 : Ramras Introduces Infant Hearing Screening Bill

HB 115 : Airport Customer Facility Charges
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to charges paid or collected by users or occupants of an airport facility owned or controlled by the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 115 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 92
Contact : : 465-4954
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-01-05
Current Status : Chapter 5 SLA 05 : 04-01-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

03-14-05 : HB 115 Airport Customer Facility Charges, sponsored by the House Labor and Commerce Committee, establishes customer facility charges (CFCs) to improve airport facilities without the expenditure of state funds. HB 115 also provides a revenue stream to maintain and operate facilities, without requiring an increase in the airport operating budget as the cost of maintenance will be paid using the related customer facility maintenance charge.

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 119 : AK Regional Economic Assistance Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 51 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska regional economic assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 119 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 77
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 51 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 40 KB]
| Letters of Support | [PDF - 41 KB]

05-08-05 : HB 119 Extends the sunset date for the Alaska Regional Development Organization (ARDOR) to 2013. Amended in Finance to sunset in 2010

HB 120 : Safety For Healthcare Employees
Signed into Law! Chapter 73 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to safety devices and sharp instruments for the prevention of the spread of bloodborne pathogens in health care employees; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3824
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 73 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : This bill repeals two exemptions from Alaska's bloodborne pathogen protection standards to bring Alaska standards into compliance with federal standards.

HB 121 : Road Service Areas: Second Class Boroughs
Signed into Law! Chapter 29 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

An Act relating to consolidating or abolishing certain road service areas in certain second class boroughs; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 121 (2D RLS)
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-26-05
Current Status : Chapter 29 SLA 05 : 05-26-05

| Sponsor Statement 1 |
| Letters of Support | [PDF - 70 KB]
| Sponsor Statement 2 |

05-03-05 : Designed to enable the borough to dissolve or consolidate service areas that are nonfunctional or are functioning below minimum standards and that pose a financial risk to the borough. HB 121 is written in such a way as to protect those service areas that are taxing themselves adequately and doing a good job in maintaining their roads to insure safe passage on them. Note title change

HB 122 : National Guard Insurance & Other Relief
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to certain relief concerning motor vehicle leases, telephone services, education, utilities, state loans, and hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses for members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; relating to reimbursement of premiums for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance paid by members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 122 (FIN)
Contact : :
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 04-29-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

04-27-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with technical amendments, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Amendments reinserted military education leave of absence, and added a period of convalescence.

Requires that the state pay life insurance premiums for our guardsmen deployed to a combat zone. Allows for premiums to be paid for up to $250,000 in life insurance for those guard members affected by this legislation.

04-14-05 : State Supports Alaska National Guardsmen Deployed to Combat Zones - Legislation Pays Life Insurance Premiums

02-03-05 : State Supports Alaska National Guardsmen Deployed to Combat Zones - Legislation Pays Life Insurance Premiums

HB 123 : Occupational Boards: Extension/ Receipts/ Psych
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to occupational licensing fees, fines, and penalties and to regulatory board fines; extending the termination dates of the Boards of Barbers and Hairdressers, Social Work Examiners, Pharmacy, Professional Counselors, Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners, and Veterinary Examiners; relating to psychologist licensing by credentials; relating to an exemption that allows one bill to continue more than one board, commission, or agency program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 123 (RLS) Am
Contact : : 465-4954
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 36 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-08-05 : CS HB 123 extends the sunset for the boards of Barbers and Hairdressers, Social Work Examiners, Pharmacy, Professional Counselors, Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners and Veterinary Examiners. Each of these boards have been recommended by Legislative Audit for extension.

HB 124 : Collection Of DNA/ Use Of Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to the collection of, and the use of reasonable force to collect, a deoxyribonucleic acid sample from persons convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for certain crimes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 124 (JUD)
Companion Bill : SB 95
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 12 SLA 05 : 05-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-08-05 : HB 124 allows a correction, probation or parole officer to use reasonable force in the collection of DNA samples required by law and absolves them from civil or criminal liability for the use of that force. Officers shouldn't run the risk of being punished for carrying out their duties

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

02-07-05 : McGuire Works to Save Permanent Fund for Peace Corps and Diplomats

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

An Act establishing the Alaska Schools Physical Activity Task Force.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 130 : University Land Grant/ State Forest
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the grant of certain state land to the University of Alaska; relating to the duties of the Board of Regents; and establishing the university research forest.

Version : CCS HB 130 (EFD FLD S)
Companion Bill : SB 96
Contact : : 465-4730
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-25-05
Current Status : Chapter 8 FSSLA 05 : 07-25-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-21-05 : HB 130would provide for the conveyance of approximately 260,000 acres of state land to the University of Alaska (university), most of it over the next three years.

05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

03-07-05 : Committee Passes University Lands Bill

02-16-05 : Resources Committee to Work on Revisions to HB 130

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.

07-13-05 : Governor Signs Three House Crime Bills Into Law

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 133 : Municipal Boundary Changes/ Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 46 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to incorporation of boroughs, to annexation by local action, and to regulations of the Local Boundary Commission to provide standards and procedures for municipal incorporation, reclassification, dissolution, and certain municipal boundary changes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SHB 133 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 46 SLA 06 : 05-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Makes three changes in the way the Local Boundary Commission deals with municipal incorporation, annexation, detachment, merger, consolidation, reclassification, and dissolution. Removed the election from the bill.

HB 136 : Driving Under Influence Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Restricting the authority of a court to suspend execution of a sentence or grant probation in prosecutions for driving while under the influence and prosecutions for refusal to submit to a chemical test; and allowing a court to suspend up to 75 percent of the minimum fines required for driving while under the influence and for refusal to submit to a chemical test if the defendant successfully completes a court-ordered treatment program.

Contact : : 465-6848
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-04-05 : Specifically, HB 136 expands the court-ordered treatment programs, i.e. ''Wellness Courts,'' to felony DUI defendants. The statutory authority for these courts can be found under AS 28.35.030 and AS 28.35.032.

07-13-05 : Governor Signs Three House Crime Bills Into Law

HB 147 : Insurance Regulation
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to notice of suspension or revocation of an insurer's certificate of authority and the effect of the suspension or revocation upon the authority of agents and managing general agents of the insurer; relating to certain deposits under AS 21; relating to the yielding of assets and securities held on deposit; relating to third-party administrators under AS 21; relating to insurance agents, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediary managers, and insurance producers; requiring the director of insurance to notify a licensee of a license renewal before the renewal date; defining the term 'appointment' as used in part of AS 21; relating to the eligibility to provide coverage by a nonadmitted insurer and alien insurer; relating to surplus lines insurance and brokers; relating to misrepresentations and false advertising concerning insurance; relating to health discount plans; providing for limitations on owner controlled and contractor controlled insurance programs and limiting the coverage of those programs; prohibiting excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory rate charges for health insurance; defining the term 'plan administrator' as used in part of AS 21; defining the term 'transact' as used in AS 21; authorizing the director of insurance to designate a person to receive annual reports from companies; reducing the period for filing a quarterly financial statement; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 147
Contact : : 465-3500
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 1 FSSLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-05 : Would make changes to the requirements for the administration of insurer deposits and would provide authorization for insurer deposits to be paid to the state insurance guaranty funds rather than becoming an asset of an insolvent insurer. Amended in L&C to address the limitations on the use of Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (CCIP) to the construction of large ($50,000,000.00+) projects of public or private nature over a defined period of time at a specified location or region.

HB 148 : Trafficking Of Persons
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to human trafficking; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 148 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 02-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-01-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

Allows the state to prosecute those who traffick in persons in Alaska.

HB 149 : Controlled Substances: Meth & Marijuana
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to controlled substances; relating to the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance; relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the sale, possession, and delivery of certain substances and precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine; relating to listing certain anabolic steroids as controlled substances; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 149
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 53 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

The committee substitute adds that all sales of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base, must meet the terms used in P.L. 109-177, 120 Stat. 192, in regard to amounts, identification required, storage, access and availability, and logbooks. Amendments were made requiring that vendors may not sell to a person under 16 years of age.

This bill would also restrict the amount of pseudoephedrine base product a person can acquire to six grams within a 30-day period. The bill will further serve to present prima facia evidence that a person intends to use the pseudoephedrine base product to manufacture methamphetamine if the person is in possession of more than six grams of product. Amended to prohibit the distribution of confidential information on certain medications. Amendments were made incorporating portions of SB 70. SB 70 was an act relating to controlled substances regarding the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Changes were made eliminating jail time for those charged with use in the privacy of their own homes for the first two offenses. Other amendments allow the Commissioner of Public Safety the authority to adopt emergency regulations, placing additional pseudoephedrine products behind the counter, if those products are found being used in the production of methamphetamines.

09-11-06 : Meth Watch Program Gets a Kick-Off in Fairbanks

05-10-06 : Ramras Champions Legislation

04-13-05 : Omnibus Drug Legislation Heads to Senate

03-04-05 : Ramras Encourages ''Meth Watch'' Program

02-14-05 : Ramras Introduces Legislation to Combat Methamphetamine Production in Alaska

HB 150 : Licensing Radiologic Technicians
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act requiring licensure of occupations relating to radiologic technology, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine technology; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 150 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Changes in the committee substitute include the deletion of language: that stipulates that a licensed practitioner must certify they have obtained education or training to guarantee that they are able to perform exams safely; language exempting dental assistants from the licensing requirement; and pertaining to the term “under the direct supervision” for the list of exemptions found on page 2. Another change included programs for physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioner in the list of educational programs, students of which, may perform radiological examinations, under the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner. Central and peripheral bone densitometry were added to the list of procedures and examinations limited radiologic imagers may perform. Also a new definition for ''direct supervision'' was created to stipulate that a licensed practitioner need not be physically present during examinations.

This bill will establish state standards that will ensure that Alaskans will have access to safe and high quality radiologic care. Licensure for Radiologic Technologists, Radiation Therapists and Nuclear Medicine Technologists will establish radiation protection measures as well as education and credentialing standards that will ensure the competency of persons operating medical equipment emitting radiation.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 156 : Commission On Aging
Signed into Law! Chapter 92 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the membership and duties of and quorum requirements for the Alaska Commission on Aging; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 156 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4936
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-19-05
Current Status : Chapter 92 SLA 05 : 08-19-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-03-05 : The Commissioner of the Department of Administration has indicated he is not able to participate as a member of the ACoA and supports removing DOA's seat. At its February 2005 quarterly meeting, the ACoA passed a motion requesting that the seat vacated by DOA be filled by ''a senior services provider, regardless of age.'' HB 156 simply makes this change plus a few others to update current statues.

HB 158 : Public School Account/ Public Education Fund
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the public school account and renaming the public school account as the public education fund; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-01-05
Current Status : Chapter 4 SLA 05 : 04-01-05

03-08-05 : Changes the name of the ''Education Account'' to ''Education Fund''. In addition, HB 158 clarifies that money appropriated from the public education fund may be expended without further appropriation and that money left over in the fund does not lapse.

03-17-05 : Alaska PTA Thank Legislature for Work on Education

03-15-05 : House Funds Education

HB 161 : Reemployment Of Retirees
Signed into Law! Chapter 50 SLA 05
Companion Bill SB 24 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

An Act relating to reemployment of and benefits for or on behalf of retired teachers and public employees and to teachers or employees who participated in retirement incentive programs and are subsequently reemployed as a commissioner; repealing secs. 5, 7, and 9, ch. 58, SLA 2001; providing for an effective date by amending the delayed effective date for secs. 3, 5, 9, and 12, ch. 57, SLA 2001, and repealing sec. 13, ch. 58, SLA 2001, which is the delayed effective date for secs. 5, 7, and 9, ch. 58, SLA 2001; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 161 (FIN) Am S
Companion Bill : SB 24
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 50 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Extends the sunset date of legislation enacted by HB 242 (2001) and SB 94 (2003) to July 1, 2009 This legislation allows certain PERS and TRS members who retired with a normal retirement to return to work, continue to receive normal retirement benefits, and waive participation in the retirement systems.

HB 167 : Deceased Veteran Death Certificate/ Honor
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Spec. Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee

An Act relating to providing a death certificate for a deceased veteran without cost; and relating to a program to honor the memory of a deceased veteran.

Version : CS HB 167 (STA) Am
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : (S) STA » (S) FIN : 03-07-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-06-06 : Passed Senate State Affairs with minor changes, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

Provides a death certificate without cost to a surviving spouse, next of kin, or other relative of a deceased veteran. The bill is modeled after Arizona statute, which provides the death certificate for purpose of obtaining Veteran's or Social Security Benefits.

HB 169 : Real Estate Licensees
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the educational requirements for certain real estate brokers, associate brokers, and salespersons with new or suspended licenses; relating to review of real estate transactions by attorneys or associate brokers; relating to the requirements for a real estate broker license and an associate real estate broker license; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 169 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-08-05 : HB 169 requires a real estate licensee take 20 hours of post-licensing education within one year of receiving his/her initial license. Current law requires a real estate broker supervise every transaction. This is not practical in large real estate firms. In Anchorage, for example, 60% of the real estate transactions occur within three firms, with a total of four brokers. HB 169 will allow brokers to employ associate brokers or attorneys to assist in the orderly review of real estate transactions prior to the closing of the transaction.

07-15-05 : Governor Signs Real Estate Licensee Education Bill

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

02-06-06 : House Passes McGuire Bill to Create Civil Legal Services Fund

01-18-06 : House Finance Committee Passes McGuire Bill to Create Civil Legal Services Fund

HB 178 : Special Request License Plates
Signed into Law! Chapter 96 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to special motor vehicle registration plates; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 178 (STA) Am
Contact : : 465-2693
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-27-05
Current Status : Chapter 96 SLA 05 : 08-27-05

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

06-30-05 : Coghill's Child In Need of Aid Legislation Becomes Law

HB 182 : Wage & Hour Act: Exec/ Prof/ Admin/ Sales/ Dp
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the Alaska Wage and Hour Act as it relates to the employment of a person acting in a supervisory capacity or in an administrative, executive, or professional capacity; relating to definitions under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act and providing definitions for persons employed in administrative, executive, and professional capacities, for persons working in the capacity of an outside salesman, for persons working in the capacity of a salesman employed on a straight commission basis, and for persons that perform computer-related occupations; directing retrospective application of the provisions of this Act to work performed before the effective date of this Act for purposes of claims filed on or after the effective date of this Act, and disallowing retrospective application for purposes of claims for that work that are filed before the effective date of this Act.

Version : CS HB 182 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 90 SLA 05 : 08-09-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-03-05 : Deletes the 80/20 test and sets forth definitions which are much more understandable. The simplicity provided by the new definitions will lead to greater compliance with the statutes. Amended to define teachers and computers professional.

HB 183 : Campaign Finance: Shared Expenses/ Lists
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the use of campaign contributions for shared campaign activity expenses and to reimbursement of those expenses; and amending the definition of 'contribution' in regard to sharing fundraising lists between candidates and political parties without compensation.

Version : SCS CS HB 183 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 90 SLA 06 : 07-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 48 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

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

House Bill 183 allows a candidate to reimburse another candidate for costs incurred in a shared campaign expense within 48 hours of the expenditure. Amended to allow reimbursement to three working days. Amended to extend the period from 3 working days to 5 working days.

HB 184 : Firearms
Signed into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to firearms.

Version : SCS HB 184 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 82 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

HB 185 : Postsecondary Student Immunization
Signed into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to immunization of postsecondary students for meningitis; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 185 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 30
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 21 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

HB 187 : Amerada Hess Income; Capital Income Fund
Signed into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to money deposited into the Alaska permanent fund as a result of the settlement of State v. Amerada Hess; relating to the Alaska capital income fund and to deposits of income from State v. Amerada Hess settlement money into the Alaska capital income fund.

Version : CS HB 187 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 49 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-05 : Establishes the State of Alaska Capital Corporation. This entity would be a public corporation with the authority to issue bonds to finance up to $350 million in state capital improvements, including the cost of issuing the bonds. The financing technique proposed in this bill would permit the state to leverage a funding source to obtain money for needed capital improvements from the sale of bonds on the major financial markets.

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 197 : Oil Spill Exemptions For Gas Wells
Signed into Law! Chapter 79 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Spec. Oil & Gas Committee

An Act exempting certain natural gas exploration and production facilities from oil discharge prevention and contingency plans and proof of financial responsibility, and amending the powers and duties of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission with respect to those plans; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 197 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-2186
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-19-05
Current Status : Chapter 79 SLA 05 : 07-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Clarifies DEC's authority to exempt gas exploration wells and production facilities from oil discharge prevention and contingency plans. The legislation also removes the industry's burden of financial responsibility required of wells that do not pose an oil spill threat.

07-18-05 : Measure Streamlining Oil and Gas Industry Operations to be Signed by Governor - Kohring Bill Eliminates ''C-Plan'' Requirement

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

04-15-05 : Shellfish Farming Legislation Going to Governor

04-04-05 : Legislation Promoting Shellfish Farming

HB 201 : Permanent Fund Dividend Apps Of Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 83 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

HB 208 : State Veterans' Cemetery & Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

An Act authorizing the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs to establish and maintain Alaskan veterans' cemeteries; and establishing the Alaska veterans' cemetery fund in the general fund.

Version : CS HB 208 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4457
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) FIN : 02-21-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

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

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

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

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

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

HB 211 : Dentists; Hygienists; Board Of Dental Examiners
Signed into Law! Chapter 47 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Dental Examiners; and relating to dentists and dental hygienists.

Version : CS HB 211 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 47 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 30 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| HB 211 vs. CS HB 211 (FIN) | [PDF - 26 KB]

05-08-05 : Extends the Board of Dental Examiners to June 30, 2011 as recommended by Legislative Audit #08-20031-04 dated August 5, 2004

HB 213 : Alcohol Server Education
Signed into Law! Chapter 75 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Relating to alcohol server education.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 75 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Makes it easier for alcohol servers to maintain their livelihood by removing unnecessary coursework for those competent enough to pass their alcohol server education test.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 215 : Perm Fund Corporation Investments/ Regulations
Signed into Law! Chapter 46 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg by Request

An Act relating to the investment responsibilities of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; relating to regulations proposed and adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation and providing procedures for the adoption of regulations by the board; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 215 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 46 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| PFC's Investment Limitations | [PDF - 23 KB]
| ''Legal List'' Background | [PDF - 77 KB]
| PFC's History of Statutory Changes | [PDF - 16 KB]

05-08-05 : HB 215 would grant the Board authority to establish and administer a legal investment list in regulation. Several important restrictions will be maintained in statute, including the requirement that all investments conform to the Prudent Investor Rule. HB 215 gives the PFD board more flexibility in investing.

HB 216 : Insurance Rates, Forms, And Filing
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to policy forms and rates that require filing; requiring the filing of certain rates, rating schedules, loss cost adjustments, and rating plans with the director of the division of insurance; establishing a procedure for the director of the division of insurance to obtain additional supporting information from an insurer for a filing; relating to an application for a rate other than that in an applicable rate filing; requiring prior approval for certain rating systems and the procedure for approving a filing; providing for the issuance of orders relating to nonconforming filings after a hearing; relating to the regulation of joint underwriting and joint reinsurance; relating to flex rating; relating to file and use, filing of rates, supplementary rate information, and supporting information; authorizing the director of the division of insurance to require prior approval; relating to form filing subject to prior approval and form filing subject to file and use; and providing for penalties relating to file and use.

Version : CS HB 216 (L&C)(TITLE Am)
Contact : : 465-4939
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-04-05
Current Status : Chapter 88 SLA 05 : 08-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : The measure has three basic purposes. First, the bill will create an environment where insurers compete more vigorously on rates and products offered to consumers. Second, HB 216 will encourage insurers who are in the Alaska market to stay here and will attract new insurers to Alaska. This will result in more competition, which will give consumers more choices and more competitive prices. Third, HB 216 is in line with the national movement away from strict government price controls toward a more flexible, more competitively oriented system for the regulation of insurance rates and forms. Removed fees from the bill on the floor.

HB 217 : Full & True Value Of Taxable Municipal Property
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act relating to the determination of full and true value of taxable municipal property for purposes of providing planning assistance to the Department of Education and Early Development and the legislature, calculating funding for education, calculating school district participating shares for school construction grants, and calculating tax resource equalization payments and excluding from that determination the value of property in certain areas detached from a municipality and the value of certain property involved with oil and gas that is not taxed by a municipality.

Version : SCS HB 217 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4859
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 5 SLA 06 : 03-16-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-27-06 : House concurred, transmitted to Governor.

Act provides residents of boroughs other options when taxing themselves. If borough residents do not want to pay property tax they may chose not to include oil and gas property values when assessing the values of property in their borough. If this option is used, a borough could raise their required 4-mill equivalent by other forms of tax and contributions, without being forced to tax personal property.

HB 218 : Private Hatchery Cost Recovery Fisheries
Signed into Law! Chapter 92 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

An Act relating to cost recovery fisheries for private nonprofit hatchery facilities.

Version : SCS CS HB 218 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-06
Current Status : Chapter 92 SLA 06 : 07-14-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Changes to CS HB 218 (FIN) - LS0544R | [PDF - 30 KB]

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

Provides language that would allow hatchery operators to choose to recover their costs through other methods that would allow these fish to be caught by any salmon permit holder. This would allow the fleet to access more fish. Because each hatchery has a unique financial situation, an open access type of cost recovery may not be applicable to all hatcheries.

Senate Finance committee substitute provides that a hatchery may choose to use the new cost recovery method spelled out in the bill by a majority vote of the membership of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, the amendment allows hatcheries to make a final decision after the Department of Fish & Game promulgates regulations governing a common property cost recovery fishery. It will allow the hatchery board to pursue either the current cost recovery scenario or to use the new method knowing what regulations would apply to either option.

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.

04-14-05 : Hawker Legislation Insures Appropriate Prosecution for Strangulation Assaults

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

An Act relating to medical examiners and medical death examinations.

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

04-13-05 : McGuire Legislation to Require a Deputy State Medical Examiner Passes House

HB 229 : Reinstatement Of Native Corporations
Signed into Law! Chapter 77 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to the reinstatement of Native corporations; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3789
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 77 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : Introduced at the request of one of the Regional Native Corporations within our District. Corporations have been involuntarily dissolved by the commissioner under AS 10.06.633 and failed to apply for reinstatement during the grace period established in statute.

HB 230 : Loans For Commercial Fishing Tenders
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

Authorizing the making of loans for upgrade of commercial fishing tender vessels and gear.

Companion Bill : SB 145
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-27-05
Current Status : Chapter 85 SLA 05 : 07-27-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : House Bill 230 makes a small change in the Commercial Fishing Loan Act (AS 16.10.300 - 370) to allow Alaskan owners of fish tenders to be eligible for loans to improve the quality of our seafood products. Under the current law, the Division of Investments in the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offers low interest loans to fishing permit holders to upgrade their equipment in order to improve the quality of the seafood product they are handling.

HB 240 : Breweries & Brewpubs/ Sales By Winery
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Hou. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to brewery and brewpub licensing and relating to sales of wine by a winery licensee.

Version : SCS CS HB 240 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4990
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-26-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

This legislation increases the amount of beer a brewpub can produce (often referred to as the ''production cap'') from 150,000 gallons to 465,000 gallons. This legislation allows breweries to also charge for samples as is now common in tasting rooms in other states. Although there have been concerns voiced that this allows breweries to act as ''taverns'', this legislation includes restrictions that will differentiate the tasting rooms from the ''tavern'' concept, such as limited on-premise sales of only their beer, restricted hours of operation and a well-defined environment. Finally, this legislation allows brewpubs in Anchorage and Fairbanks to self-distribute up to 200 barrels of beer per year.

HB 243 : Swan Lake - Tyee Lake Intertie
Signed into Law! Chapter 31 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the financial plan for the intertie between the Swan Lake and Tyee Lake hydroelectric projects; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 243 (FIN)
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 31 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Rep. Mike Kelly's Talking Points on current CS | [PDF - 20 KB]

04-27-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Allows for the Memorandum of Understanding between The Four Dam Pool Power Agency and Alaska Energy Authority that authorizes the sale of the FourDam Pool Hydroelectric Project to be amended to Extend from April 11, 2005 to April 11, 2006.

HB 245 : Veterans' Vehicle Plates/ Fees/ Taxes
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Spec. Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee

An Act relating to motor vehicle registration plates and fees for Purple Heart recipients and Medal of Honor recipients; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 245 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : (S) STA » (S) FIN : 03-31-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-30-06 : Passed Senate State Affairs Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

This bill will allow DMV to issue special registration plates for one noncommercial motor vehicle to a person who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

HB 249 : Enhanced 911 Surcharges & Systems
Signed into Law! Chapter 55 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to enhanced 911 systems and enhanced 911 surcharges imposed by a municipality, public municipal corporation, or village.

Version : CS HB 249 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 55 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-05 : Authorizes the funding mechanisms municipalities need to deliver Enhanced 911 (E-911) services. HB 249 also incorporates limitations protecting taxpayers from excessive charges.

HB 251 : Commercial Fishing Multiple Permit Holder
Signed into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act authorizing the Board of Fisheries to adopt regulations regarding fishing by a person who holds two entry permits for a salmon fishery.

Version : SCS CS HB 251 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-30-06
Current Status : Chapter 11 SLA 06 : 03-30-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-28-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 251 would allow the Board of Fisheries to assign additional fishing privileges to persons who hold two commercial fishing entry permits in the same salmon fishery. This would increase efficiencies and provide for those who are active in the fishery, a more competitive edge where outstanding permits are underutilized. It will also help active fishermen more successfully address market forces.

HB 256 : Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act naming the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-23-05
Current Status : Chapter 93 SLA 05 : 08-23-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : HB 256 would name the sport fish hatchery to be built in Fairbanks the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery.

04-14-05 : House Says Yes to Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery

HB 257 : State Procurement Electronic Tools
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Companion Bill SB 160 Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Hou. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to and extending the pilot program for state procurement and electronic commerce tools.

Version : CS HB 257 (JUD)(EFD FLD S)
Companion Bill : SB 160
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-09-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Renames, expands and extends the pilot procurement, eCommerce and supply chain management program authorized by HB 313 in the 2003 Legislative Session. It will now be called the ''Supply Chain Modernization Program''.

HB 258 : Sexual Abuse Of A Minor/ Sexual Assault
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and to aggravating factors at sentencing for sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Version : SCS CS HB 258 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4931
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 88 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 258 would make sexual assault by persons who have been previously diagnosed as having or having tested positive for HIV or AIDS an aggravating factor at sentencing.

04-19-06 : House Passes Lynn Legislation on Sexual Assault

HB 266 : Vehicle Weights And Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Transportation Committee

An Act relating to penalties for violation of vehicle weight limitations; prohibiting the use of a violation of a vehicle weight limitation for certain personal automobile insurance actions; amending Rule 43.6, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 266 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-06
Current Status : Chapter 81 SLA 06 : 06-28-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

The Finance Committee Substitute increases the fine schedule for overweight commercial vehicles and prohibits an insurer from taking adverse action relating to personal automobile insurance of a commercial driver who commits one or more violations relating to overweight commercial vehicles.

Modifies existing law related to the penalty structure for overweight vehicle violations as well as prohibiting the use of overweight vehicle violations by insurers.

HB 268 : Overtaking/ Passing Stationary Vehicles
Signed into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to overtaking and passing certain stationary vehicles.

Version : CS HB 268 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 49 SLA 06 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Further clarifies the current law regarding drivers passing emergency vehicles that are required to display flashing emergency lights on a highway or roadway.

05-10-06 : Ramras Champions Legislation

HB 269 : Hazardous Substance Release Liability
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to contribution actions relating to the release of a hazardous substance; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 269 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-26-06
Current Status : Chapter 15 SLA 06 : 04-26-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Under current precedent law a property owner can only bring such an action after they have been sued by the state. The changes in HB 269 eliminate the need for the state to be involved in legal action. HB 269 now heads for its final committee of referral Senate Judiciary.

05-10-06 : Ramras Champions Legislation

HB 272 : Card Rooms & Operations
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to card rooms and card operations, and permitting issuance of a license to own a card room and conduct card games in a municipality of the state if the municipality has adopted an ordinance, ratified by a majority of the municipal voters voting on the question, authorizing card rooms and card games in that municipality.

Version : CS HB 272 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 165
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Currently the citizens of Alaska can wager on poker, rummy, bridge, cribbage and many other card games at home without being in violation of the law. The intent of HB 272 is to allow these same social games to also be played in a tightly controlled public environment. Amended on the floor to place restrictions on licenses.

HB 274 : Public Accountants
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the practice of accounting; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SHB 274 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-28-06
Current Status : Chapter 16 SLA 06 : 04-28-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-07-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a vote of 17-1, to be moved to the House for concurrence.

HB 274 updates Alaska's statutory framework regulating the professional practice of accounting. This bill also increases the supervision and regulation of public accountants who provide auditing services; establishes a mechanism to grant temporary practice privileges to public accountants and public accounting firms licensed in other states; expands peer quality review requirements; and ensures that public accountants meet appropriate education and experience standards.

HB 275 : Transportation Project Bonds
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act authorizing financing for certain public transportation projects; giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the issuance of revenue obligations that provide participation in, lease-financing agreements for those transportation projects; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 275 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 194
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-05-05

05-05-05 : HB 275 provides for financing certain public transportation projects.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 278 : Retirement System Liability/ Bonds
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to prepayments of accrued actuarial liabilities of government retirement systems; relating to the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority; permitting the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority to assist state and municipal governmental employers by issuing bonds, notes, commercial paper, or other obligations to enable the governmental employers to prepay all or a portion of the governmental employers' shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of retirement systems; authorizing a governmental employer to issue obligations to prepay all or a portion of the governmental employer's shares of the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of retirement systems and to enter into a lease or other contractual agreement with a trustee or the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority or a subsidiary of the authority in connection with the issuance of obligations for that purpose, and relating to those obligations; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 278 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : (S) CRA » (S) FIN : 05-02-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 41 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-01-06 : Passed Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

HB 278 provides governmental employers the opportunity to utilize a financial mechanism generally referred to as a “Pension Obligation Bond” (POB) to help reduce the ultimate cost of satisfying the unfunded accrued actuarial liabilities of their retirement systems

HB 279 : Outdoor Advertising; Encroachments
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Transportation Committee

An Act relating to encroachments in the right-of-way of a highway.

Version : SCS CS HB 279 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 183
Contact : : 465-6873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 61 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-05 : The provisions of HB 279: - Inserts an exception into statute that will grandfather current encroachments in the right-of-way of a highway by obtaining a permit by the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. - The permit may be issued to a private person, a government agency acting in a business capacity, or an owner or lessee of land contiguous to the right-of-way. - In order to qualify for the permit, the encroachment must: 1. Not pose a risk to the traveling public. 2. The erection of the encroachment occurred in good faith. 3. The denial of the encroachment permit would pose a hardship on landowner.

HB 283 : AK Housing Finance Corporation Board Compensation
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the compensation for board members of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 283 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Would increase the per diem for the current level of $100 to $400 for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 293 : Borough Sales Tax Exemptions
Signed into Law! Chapter 30 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

An Act relating to a borough sales tax exemption for a source that is taxed by a city in that borough.

Companion Bill : SB 161
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-26-05
Current Status : Chapter 30 SLA 05 : 05-26-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : Clarifies current statutory language to make it plain that a borough government may institute local tax exemptions and avoid the ''stacking of taxes.'' Without this provision, cities within borough boundaries who chose to tax themselves may be subjected to ''double taxation'' should the borough decide to levy a borough wide tax. Under these circumstances, taxable entities may end up paying an 8% tax to the city and an additional 8% tax to the borough. This kind of double taxation severely affects the costs of doing business in those areas and goes against the public policy of Alaska.

HB 300 : Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Member
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to the qualifications of the member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission who need not be certified, trained, or experienced in either the field of petroleum engineering or the field of petroleum geology.

Version : CS HB 300 (O&G)
Contact : : 465-2186
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-09-06
Current Status : Chapter 89 SLA 06 : 07-09-06

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

HB 300 requires the public member to possess training or experience in the field, demonstrating a clear, essential knowledge of the state's oil and gas operations.

07-07-06 : HB 300 to be Signed in Palmer

01-31-06 : Legislation Strengthens AOGCC Requirements - Kohring measure passes Oil and Gas Committee

HB 304 : Commercial Fishing Loan Program
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the commercial fishing loan program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 304 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill would require someone applying for a loan through the Commercial Fishing Resolving Loan Fund (CFRLF) for repair, restoration, or upgrading of vessels and gear, for the purchase of entry permits and gear, and for construction and purchase of vessels to be ineligible for financing from other recognized commercial lending institutions.

HB 307 : Knik River Public Use Area
Signed into Law! Chapter 83 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act creating the Knik River Public Use Area.

Version : CS HB 307 (RES)
Companion Bill : SB 197
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-06
Current Status : Chapter 83 SLA 06 : 06-30-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 307 will establish a Knik River Public Use Area to protect the area's habitat while providing opportunities for recreational activities.

HB 308 : Caller ID Hackers
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to false caller identification.

Version : CS HB 308 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4965
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 04-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-25-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

HB-308 will make it class B misdemeanor for any person who inserts false information into caller ID system except for legitimate law enforcement national defense agencies.

04-19-06 : House Passes Lynn Legislation on Caller ID Fraud

HB 316 : Extend Board Of Governors ABA
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act extending the termination date for the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 316 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

House Bill 316 extends the sunset date of the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association until June 30, 2009.

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.

06-29-06 : McGuire's Eminent Domain Legislation to Become Law

05-04-06 : Eminent Domain Legislation Passes Senate

HB 322 : Safe Surrender Of Babies
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to infants who are safely surrendered by a parent shortly after birth.

Version : CS HB 322 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-6588
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) RLS : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee.

This a bill that will allow parents to safely surrender an infant shortly after birth without fear of being criminally prosecuted.

04-28-06 : House Passes Safe Surrender Legislation

HB 324 : Ban Orange Hawkweed/ Purple Loosestrife
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act banning the importation, transfer, and cultivation of orange hawkweed and purple loosestrife.

Version : CS HB 324 (RES)
Companion Bill : SB 245
Contact : : 465-4230
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-03-06 : Passed the House Floor by a vote of 30-6, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

The act prohibits the importation of orange hawkweed and purple loosestrife. It also prohibits the sale, gift, or otherwise transfer of those plants except for disposal. A person under this act is prohibited from knowingly planting or cultivating these plants.

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 334 : Municipal Property Tax Deferral/ Exemption
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to a mandatory exemption for certain residences owned by a religious organization, to an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes for certain types of deteriorated property, and to an optional deferral of municipal property taxes on certain primary residences owned and occupied by individuals with incomes at or below federal poverty guidelines for the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 334 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 44 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 334 continues to allow a municipality to defer taxes on an abandoned property that has become an eyesore. Some examples include the McKay Building in Anchorage and the Polaris Building in Fairbanks. The bill changes existing language to clearly state when the deferral ends. Present law leaves that an unanswered question making it more difficult for a developer to seek financing for the refurbishing project. By changing the language to specifically include the word only when all or part of the project is transferred to a new owner clarifies the ending date of the deferral.

05-10-06 : Ramras Champions Legislation

HB 338 : Certif. Of Fitness For Explosive Handlers
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to applications, qualifications, and criminal history and background checks for a certificate of fitness for explosives handlers; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 338 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill will provide the necessary statutory authority for the Alaska Department of Public Safety to perform a fingerprint based nationwide criminal history search and to provide the data to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

HB 343 : Harassment/ Assault/ Stalking
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act creating the crimes of harassment in the first and second degree, amending the crime of stalking, and adding a definition of 'medical professional' to the assault and harassment statutes.

Version : CS HB 343 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4931
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 87 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 343 creates the crime of harassment in the first degree for anyone who subjects another person to offensive physical contact with human or animal bodily fluids, and classifies that crime as a class A misdemeanor. The bill also redesignates the existing crime of harassment as harassment in the second degree. HB 343 also provides a minimum term of imprisonment of 60 days for persons convicted of harassment in the first degree when they direct the offense at certain specified law enforcement officers and emergency responders.

HB 347 : Motor Vehicle Insurance/ License/ Notices
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to mandatory motor vehicle insurance, license suspensions, mandatory impoundments of vehicles used in certain offenses, notices relating to motor vehicles, and notices relating to driver's licenses.

Version : SCS CS HB 347 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) RLS : 05-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed Senate Judiciary Committee as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Amendments deleted the section dealing with impoundments.

HB 347 provides that if a person's driver's license is suspended because of lack of insurance, it is a defense to the criminal charge of driving without a valid license that the driver in fact had the legally required auto insurance.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

HB 365 : Appropriation: Operating Budget/ Loans/ Funds
Signed into Law! Chapter 33 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; making appropriations for state aid to public schools, centralized correspondence study, and transportation of pupils; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 365 (CORRECTED)
Companion Bill : SB 228
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 33 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-06 : Conference Committee report adopted by the House and the Senate. Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Appropriates $2.3 billion General Funds, $1.8 billion Federal Funds, and $3.3 billion other funds for a total operating budget for Fiscal Year 07 of $7.4 billion. Major components of the budget include social services, education (K-12 and university), Transportation and Public Safety. The budget approved by the Legislature is larger than FY 06 but less than requested by the Governor. Most Department priorities were funded.

04-20-06 : Senate Passes FY 07 State Operating Budget

03-30-06 : House Passes Operating Budget With Citizenship Assistance Funds for Kodiak

03-29-06 : House Passes Operating & Mental Health Budgets

03-24-06 : House Finance Committee Passes Operating Budget

HB 366 : Appropriation: Mental Health Budget
Signed into Law! Chapter 34 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 366
Companion Bill : SB 44
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 34 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-06 : Conference Committee report adopted by the House and Senate. Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 366, the state's Mental Health budget of $140 million. Funds will be distributed to a number of Departments including Health & Social Services, Education & Early Development, Corrections, law and the Alaska Court System.

03-29-06 : House Passes Operating & Mental Health Budgets

HB 375 : Past Service Cost Liability Accounts
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Spec. Ways & Means Committee

An Act establishing the teachers' retirement system past service cost liability account in the Department of Revenue; establishing the public employees' retirement system past service cost liability account in the Department of Revenue; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 375 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-6863
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) FIN : 05-04-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-06 : Passed Senate State Affairs Committee as amended, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

Establishes the Retirement Benefit Liability Account in the Department of Revenue.

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 378 : Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

An Act providing for selection of a member of the Haines Borough Assembly to serve as an ex officio member of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council and removing the mayor of the City of Haines as an ex officio member of the council.

Version : CS HB 378 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

In order to protect the sanctity and utility of the Eagle Preserve, the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council was created. The council consists of 12 seats representing local, state, environmental, traditional, and commercial interests. One of these will be held by a member of the Haines Borough Assembly selected by the Haines Borough Assembly. CSHB 378 designates this open seat to a person who represents a recreational use who has been appointed by the Haines Borough Mayor.

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.

03-31-06 : Meyer Toughens Laws on Date Rape Drugs

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 381 : Tobacco Revenue For Capital Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 35 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the financing of construction, major maintenance, and renovation of certain capital projects; authorizing the commissioner of revenue to sell the right to receive a portion of the anticipated revenue from a tobacco litigation settlement to the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation, and relating to that sale and the use of the revenue; authorizing the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation to issue bonds and use the proceeds to acquire the right to receive a portion of anticipated revenue from a tobacco litigation settlement and for other purposes, and relating to those bonds; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 381 (FIN) Am S
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 35 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

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

HB 381 authorizes the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), through the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation (NTSC) to acquire the right to receive 80% of the proceeds from the tobacco master settlement agreement in order to sell bonds. The legislation was crafted to give the NTSC flexibility in order to maximize the dollar amount that can be captured by the state while minimizing cost. Depending on market acceptance and conditions, NTSC could refund the 2 current outstanding tobacco bond issuances, sell the revenue stream that is expected after retirement of the current outstanding bonds, or both. The legislation expects generation of just under $140 million in bond proceeds to be used for university and other capital projects across the state.University projects will receive $89,250,000; Glenn Bragaw Interchange, phase 1 will receive $8,500,000; Nome Joint Utilities, Nome Power Plant will receive $4,00,000; Juneau Community Foundation: recreation/sports complex design, construct will receive $4,000,000; Matsu Borough Wide Road Upgrades will receive $4,000,000; along with substantial funds for many other projects throughout the state.

HB 382 : Recorking Wine Served With A Meal
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to recorking, sealing, or packaging of wine served with a meal and removal of recorked, sealed, or packaged wine from licensed premises.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

House Bill 382 will allow the patrons of restaurants to enjoy a bottle of wine with their meals without the need to consume the entire bottle.

HB 383 : Motor Vehicle Transactions
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act limiting motor vehicle dealer charges for fees and costs; relating to the disclosures required for certain motor vehicle transactions; and relating to the financing of motor vehicle purchases.

Version : CS HB 383 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2647
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-26-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-26-06 : Passed the House Floor as amended by a vote of 28-10, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

House Bill 383 clarifies existing law to protect Alaskan consumers from unfair practices by motor vehicle dealers. The bill provides full, honest disclosure to car buyers who are sometimes misled into paying additional interest and ''fees.'' The first provision of the bill closes a loophole that exists in current law, which allows car dealerships to charge documentation or ''doc'' fees on top of the negotiated sales price. HB 383 requires that if a dealer is going to charge ''doc fees,'' they must be included in the advertised or negotiated price. The second provision of HB 383 limits the practice by car dealers of charging a ''dealer reserve.''

HB 384 : Fines And Offenses
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to fines for certain offenses involving aeronautics, shipment of animals, alcoholic beverages, boats, fish and game, health care records and public health, medical review organizations, public restroom facilities, smoking, shelter cabins, refrigerators and similar equipment, radiation sources, high voltage lines, child labor, employment in underground mines, marriage licenses, motor vehicles and driver's licenses, ignition interlock devices, pipelines, use of the state seal, and emissions requirements; relating to the maximum fine provided for violations and infractions and to the definition of 'minor offenses'; redesignating certain fish and game misdemeanor offenses as class A misdemeanors; amending Rule 8(b), Alaska District Court Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 384 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : 3RD RDG,4/25 CAL(H) » Senate : 04-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-25-06 : Passed the House Floor as amended by a vote of 37-1, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

HB 384 proposes to raise the maximum amount a person may be fined to $750 when found guilty of an infraction or violation as currently provided for in statute. Violations or infractions are both minor offenses and are often confused with one another. Violations are about the same as traffic infractions, except that violations are not traffic offenses. Violations were created as a new class of offense in 1978 when the criminal code was completely revised. Both violations and infractions are non-criminal offenses for which no jail time can be imposed. In 1978, the maximum fine set for infractions was $300, although some violations impose a $500 minimum fine. This dollar amount has not changed in almost 30 years.

HB 389 : Regulation Of Tourist Accommodations
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to tourist accommodations permits and to penalties for failing to comply with permitting requirements; removing a requirement that persons operating tourist accommodations post certain laws and regulations on the premises; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This legislation repeals the permitting requirement for tourist accommodations.

HB 392 : Solid Waste Management Authorities
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act authorizing the establishment of regional solid waste management authorities.

Version : CS HB 392 (L&C) Am
Contact : : 465-3824
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-06
Current Status : Chapter 26 SLA 06 : 05-12-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 392 will allow a community or group of communities to create a public corporation to deal with waste management. HB 392 is modeled after the port authority statutes and will authorize the formation of solid waste authorities for waste management.

05-05-06 : Wilson Legislation to Create a Solid Waste Management Authority Passes House

HB 393 : Insurance For Colorectal Cancer Screening
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act requiring that certain health care insurance plans provide coverage for the costs of colorectal cancer screening examinations and laboratory tests; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 393 (HES)
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| American Cancer Society Fact Sheet | [PDF - 36 KB]

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

This bill completes the list, increasing Alaskans' access to all life-saving, recommended cancer screenings.

HB 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.

HB 395 : Fire Season Dates
Signed into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to the period of the fire season; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 395 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2693
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-04-06
Current Status : Chapter 21 SLA 06 : 05-04-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

05-04-06 : Governor Signs Olson Legislation to Extend Fire Season

02-13-06 : Olson Introduces Fire Season Legislation

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.

03-24-06 : Coghill Legislation to Prevent Firearm Confiscation Passes the House

HB 403 : Low Speed Vehicles
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

An Act relating to registration and operation of low-speed vehicles.

Version : SCS CS HB 403 (TRA)
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

This bill will allow DMV to register and regulate these types of vehicles. It provides that municipalities will be able to decide, by passing an ordinance, to allow their use within their jurisdiction. It also specifies that the operators of such vehicles must comply with the all the regulations and requirements that pertain to operators of other passenger vehicles.

HB 408 : Child Abuse And Neglect/ Disclosure/ PFDs
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the standard of proof required to terminate parental rights and for placement of a child in child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; relating to a healing arts practitioner's duty to report a child adversely affected by or withdrawing from exposure to a controlled substance or alcohol; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about certain children by the Departments of Health and Social Services and Administration; relating to permanent fund dividends paid to foster children and adopted children; relating to child abuse or neglect investigations and training; amending Rule 18, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 408 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-1618
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 20 SLA 06 : 05-03-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-27-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a unanimous vote, returned to the House for concurrence.

Previously made amendments include raising the standard for not placing a child with family from showing good cause to clear and convincing evidence. Along with changing the wording for mandatory reporting of side effects of a baby being delivered from alcohol or drug abuse on part of mother. Also, the mention of ''a child'' and replaced it with ''an infant'' was deleted.

This bill would clarify that the definition ''child'' includes an infant who has been identified by a health care provider involved in the delivery or care of that infant as being affected by abuse of a controlled substance or from withdrawal from prenatal exposure to a controlled substance. HB 408 amends certain statutes pertaining to the nature and validity of reports used by the Office of Children's Services, the time frame in which the Office of Children's Services must reply to a request for information from a public official, and when disclosure of reports is warranted by the Office of Children's Services. HB 408 provides that the Department of Health and Social Services may apply for a Permanent Fund Dividend on behalf of a child in custody of the State, and that the department can hold the dividend in trust for the child, until certain statutory criteria are met. HB 408 expands the definition of ''child abuse or neglect'' to include exposing an unborn child to a controlled substance or alcohol abuse, and the exposure is determined to be the primary cause of birth defects or addition to a controlled substance or alcohol.

03-20-06 : HB 408 Passes House Floor - Family Rights Acts of 2006 moves to Senate for consideration

HB 409 : No Workers' Compensation For Real Estate Licensee
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to excluding qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage.

Version : CS HB 409 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 85 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 409 excludes qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage. Real estate licensees operate an independent business within a business. For these reasons, it is an unnecessary financial hardship and inappropriate for the business owner to pay workers compensation for these independent contractors.

HB 410 : Revisor's Bill
Signed into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Council Joint Committee

An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 410 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2450
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 12 SLA 06 : 04-03-06

03-27-06 : Passed Senate, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 414 : Interception Of Minor's Communications
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the interception of the private communications of a minor.

Version : CCS HB 414 (CORRECTED)
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Conference Committee Report adopted by House and Senate. Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 414 will protect minors from predators and other insalubrious characters. HB 414 amends AS 12.37.030 to allow a parent or guardian of a minor to intercept communications of the minor in good faith and based on an objectively reasonable belief that it is necessary and in the best interest of the minor to do so. HB 414 also amends AS 42.20.320(b) to allow this intercepted information to be reported to a law enforcement agency for prosecution of individuals who would cause physical or emotional harm to the minor.

HB 415 : Recreational Land Use Liability/ Adv. Poss
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to landowners' immunity for allowing use of land without charge for a recreational activity; relating to landowners' liability where landowner conduct involves gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct; relating to claims of adverse possession and prescriptive easements, or similar claims; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 415 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2689
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) RES : 04-12-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-10-06 : Passed the House Floor by unanimous vote, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

House Bill 415 encourages recreational use of private lands by protecting landowners who allow free public access to their lands.

HB 419 : Repeal Underground Storage Tank Laws
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act repealing the Board of Storage Tank Assistance, the underground storage tank revolving loan fund, and the tank cleanup loan program; repealing certain reporting requirements relating to underground petroleum storage tank systems; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 419 will modify the end date for the board in order to be consistent with the end date for formal termination of the loan program. Additionally the bill lists out the statutes that relate to the board, the reporting, regulations, fees, revolving loan fund, loan program, definitions, uses of the fund, the respective administrative codes, the orderly completion of the boards obligations, and renumbering instructions related to those statutes repealed.

HB 420 : Forest Resources & Practices Standards
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to riparian protection standards for forest resources and practices; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 420 (FSH)
Companion Bill : SB 262
Contact : : 465-4730
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 65 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

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

The bill would complete the task of setting statewide riparian protection standards that began with the 1990 changes to the Forest Resources and Practices Act (AS 41.17).

HB 426 : Medical Assistance/ Ins Cooperation
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to cooperation of insurers with the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to subrogation, assignment, and lien rights and notices for medical assistance claims; relating to recovery of medical assistance overpayments; relating to asset transfers and income diversion by medical assistance applicants; relating to assets and Medicare enrollment as they affect medical assistance coverage; relating to home and community-based services; relating to medical assistance applications for persons under 21 years of age; requiring a report by the Department of Health and Social Services; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 426 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 426 would provide that medical assistance eligibility follow the same guidelines as other public assistance programs. This bill also requires person receiving medical assistance to be a legal resident of the United States and requires a person applying for medical assistance for a minor to be that person's parent or legal guardian, unless the parent or legal guardian is a minor. Lastly, this bill eliminates a loophole brought to my attention last fall.

02-06-06 : Coghill Introduces Medical Assistance Eligibility Legislation

HB 431 : Winery Licenses
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act relating to sales of wine by a winery licensee.

Version : CS HB 431 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-6588
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-25-06 : Passed the House Floor by a unanimous vote, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

This bill will allow the holder of a winery license to ship less than five gallons of wine to an individual provided that the area has not prohibited or limited the importation or possession of alcoholic beverages. As a licensee, wineries are required to be in compliance with AS 04.21.050. According to the Alaska Department of Revenue, in FY 2005 there were six wineries that produced approximately 1,900 gallons of wine and contributed approximately $4,750 in taxes.

HB 439 : Insurance Product Regulation Compact
Signed into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to authorizing the state to join with other states in entering into the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact.

Version : CS HB 439 (L&C) Am
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 39 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

House Bill 439 would enhance state regulation of insurance by creating a Commission governed collectively by the states that would serve as a single point of filing for specified insurance products, and that would establish uniform, national standards for those products.

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

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

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

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

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

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

03-30-06 : Therapeutic Court Legislation Passes the House

HB 442 : Health Care Decisions
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to the validity of advance health care directives, individual health care instructions, and do not resuscitate orders; relating to the revocation of advance health care directives; relating to do not resuscitate orders; relating to resuscitative measures; relating to the liability and discipline of health care providers, institutions, and facilities; relating to proceedings for judicial relief; relating to an individual's capacity for making health care decisions; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 442 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a vote of 14-3 reconsideration noticed. To be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 442 makes minor changes to the Alaska Act in order to provide clearer direction to those implementing health care decisions. Current law imposes a duty of investigation upon doctors when carrying out the health care directives of their patients. House Bill 442 amends the current statute to conform the language in the Alaska Act to Uniform Act language, thus requiring a doctor to act in ''good faith'' when time is often critical for their patients.

HB 446 : Unlawful Trade Practice: Penalty/ Injunct.
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the amount of a civil penalty for an unlawful act or practice in the conduct of trade or commerce; and eliminating mandatory continuances in these matters after issuance of an injunction.

Version : CS HB 446 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 446 seeks to increase the civil penalties authorized under Alaska's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Under current law, when a person or company violates an injunction prohibiting unfair or deceptive business practices, it is subject to a maximum penalty of $25,000. HB 446 will increase that maximum allowable civil penalty to $50,000. The current Act also provides for a $5,000 civil penalty for each violation of the Act. HB 446 will increase this amount to a range between $1,000 and $25,000 per violation.

08-01-06 : McGuires Legislation to Strengthen Consumer Protection Becomes Law

04-10-06 : House Passes Legislation to Increase Civil Penalties for Fraud

HB 467 : Administration Of Medication By A Nurse
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the administration of prescribed remedies and dietary supplements by a nurse.

Version : CS HB 467 (HES) Am
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : (S) HES » (S) RLS : 05-05-06

| Other States' Policie -Nurses Administering Dietary Supplements | [PDF - 983 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee.

HB 467 will give Registered Nurses licensed in Alaska the authority to administer prescribed remedies or dietary supplements within the manufacturers' recommended dosage when certain requirements are met.

HB 471 : Knik Arm Bridge And Toll Authority
Signed into Law! Chapter 60 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act amending the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Act and the powers and authority of the authority to finance construction and maintenance of the Knik Arm Bridge, to set and collect tolls, and to carry out its duties; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 471 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 303
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 60 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

The provisions of HB 471 provide exclusive authority to KABATA to set the amount of the bridge tolls, as well as providing explicit authority to enter into public-private partnerships for the construction, maintenance and operation of the toll bridge. It will also authorize obtaining non-recourse loans from the US DOT's TIFIA loan program. It sets the dollar of non-recourse revenue bonds that may be issued and refunded. The bill will also provide means for the collection of tolls and other obligations owing KABATA in the operation of the toll bridge.

HB 475 : Pub Employee/ Teacher Retirem't/ SBS/ D. C.
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to the supplemental employee benefit program; relating to teachers' and public employees' defined benefit retirement plans; relating to teachers' and public employees' defined contribution retirement plans; relating to the health reimbursement arrangement plan for certain teachers and public employees; clarifying eligibility for membership in the health reimbursement arrangement plan; relating to waiver of adjustments under the teachers' defined benefit retirement plan and the public employees' defined benefit retirement plan; relating to the administrator of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; relating to employer contributions for occupational disability and death benefits; repealing participation in the teachers' defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans by certain employees of the National Education Association of Alaska; relating to requirements for employer minimum contributions to the teachers' and the public employees' defined benefit retirement systems; and relating to the public employees' defined benefit deferred compensation program.

Version : SCS CS HB 475 (CRA)(EFD FLD S)
Contact : : 465-2028
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 163 KB]
| Abbreviated Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 35 KB]

05-07-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a vote of 12-8, to be moved to the House for concurrence.

Previous amendments were made to change the statutory reference to include all death and disability benefits, along with a change made to clarify the calculation of the employer contribution for survivor pension benefits.

HB 475 is a clean up bill to the Retirement Security Act (SB 141) that passed last session. Due to the length of SB 141, a handful of errors and oversights were made that need to be changed for a smooth transition to Tier IV. HB 475 is a technical bill. It is not intended to include any policy changes.

04-27-06 : Senator Stedman Questions House Commitment to Retirement Reform - Pension Reform Advocate Dubious of House Delay Tactics

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

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

HB 484 : Fishery Association Reimbursement
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act allowing for revenue received from issuance of additional entry permits to be appropriated for reimbursement to salmon fishery associations.

Version : SCS CS HB 484 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 296
Contact : : 465-3759
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 91 SLA 06 : 07-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 484 is a housekeeping measure to clarify what may happen to the revenue if the Commercial Fishery Entry Commission should find it necessary to sell (re-issue) permits that have been relinquished under the buyback program authorized under AS 16.40.

HB 485 : State Pharmacists/ Doctors: Exempt Service
Signed into Law! Chapter 48 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

An Act amending the State Personnel Act to place in the exempt service pharmacists and physicians employed in the Department of Health and Social Services or in the Department of Corrections.

Version : HB 485 Am(EFD FLD S)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 48 SLA 06 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Bill removes pharmacists (employed by Department of Health and Social Services and Department of Corrections) and forensic tax auditors (employed by Department of Revenue) from the classified to the exempt service effective July 1, 2006. The reasons for this are recruitment and retention problems in these classes.

HB 489 : APOC/ Leg Ethics Exemption: Charities
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and under the law governing legislative ethics; relating to a legislative employee's soliciting, accepting, or receiving a gift on behalf of a charitable organization; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 489 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-30-06
Current Status : Chapter 10 SLA 06 : 03-30-06

03-24-06 : Passed the House, awaiting transmit to the Governor.

HB 496 : Contributions From Permanent Fund Dividends
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to campuses of the University of Alaska, certain educational organizations, community foundations, and certain other charitable organizations that provide a youth development program, workforce development, aid to the arts, or aid and services to the elderly, low-income individuals, individuals in emergency situations, disabled individuals, or individuals with mental illness; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 496 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 297
Contact : : 465-4963
Last Action : (H) RLS » (S) FIN : 05-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-27-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amended, to be moved to House Rules Committee. Amendments added a section to allow for a temporary application process, allowing eligible charitable organization to meet the June 15th deadline. Additional language was also added to extend the deadline for the PFD Division to inform organizations that met the listed criteria and have been selected for the program from June 30th to August 15th, 2006. Other minor clarifying amendments were made.

HB 496 creates a funding mechanism for charitable organizations in Alaska. This bill establishes a check-off on the electronic Permanent Fund Dividend application form that would allow an applicant to donate a portion of their PFD check to an eligible charitable organization, a community foundation, each campus of the University of Alaska, and postsecondary education and vocational training organizations. Previously made amendments include changes dealing with Community Foundations, along with a change to the way charities will be listed online. Additionally changed was the date that an organization must apply for inclusion on the PFD check off list from August 1 to June 15th.

HB 500 : Bonding Authority For Hatcher Pass
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee by Request

An Act amending the principal amount of bonds that may be issued by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for the purpose of financing the development of Hatcher Pass.

Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-26-06
Current Status : Chapter 93 SLA 06 : 07-26-06

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

HB 500 expands the criteria in which AIDEA may issue a bond for. This bill also increases the principal amount of bonds and other financing AIDEA can provide to $25 million.

HB 501 : Possession Of Big Game Horns Or Antlers
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Resources Committee

An Act relating to the possession of horns or antlers of big game animals.

Version : CS HB 501 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) RES : 05-04-06

05-03-06 : Passed the House Floor by a unanimous vote, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

Creates the civil penalty of forfeiture of horns or antlers if a hunter cannot prove that all possible meat from his or her kill has been salvaged. Raises the deterrent factor in circumstances where hunters wish to possess horns or antlers, but might not be aggressive enough in salvaging their game meat.

HB 4001 : Prohibit Same - Sex Employment Benefit Reg
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act prohibiting the commissioner of administration from adopting, allowing to become law, or implementing regulations that grant or extend employment-related benefits to same-sex partners of state employees and members of the state retirement systems unless expressly authorized by statute.

Version : CS HB 4001 (FIN) Am(EFD FLD)
Current Status : Senate : 11-19-06

HB 4002 : Adv. Vote: Same - Sex Partner Emp. Benefits
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

An Act authorizing an advisory vote on employment benefits for same-sex partners of public employees and same-sex partners of public employee retirees.

Version : CS HB 4002 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Current Status : Senate : 11-19-06

HCR 1 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2005
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 1
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Relating to declaring March 2005 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

Contact : : 465-3764
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-14-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 1 : 03-14-05

02-18-05 : HCR 1 Designates March as Sobriety Awareness month.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HCR 4 : Meth Watch Program
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 55
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Encouraging the establishment of a methamphetamine watch program.

Version : CS HCR 4 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 55 : 06-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-15-05 : The meth watch program engages retailers, law enforcement officials, schools, state and local agencies, and other key partners in reducing the diversion of precursor products for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and increasing awareness about methamphetamine's dangers. The program is also instrumental in educating students and teachers in our schools and communities.

09-11-06 : Meth Watch Program Gets a Kick-Off in Fairbanks

05-10-06 : Ramras Champions Legislation

03-04-05 : Ramras Encourages ''Meth Watch'' Program

HCR 5 : Fluoridation
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

Relating to support of community water fluoridation.

Companion Bill : SCR 20
Contact : : 465-2028
Last Action : (H) CRA » (S) RLS : 03-29-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Relating to reestablishing the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force.

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

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

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

HCR 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

| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-05 : Urges the Governor to direct the DNR to undertake a comprehensive review of the platform abandonment.

HCR 9 : Agriculture Day
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 17
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Proclaiming Alaska Agriculture Day for 2005 and 2006.

Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 17 : 05-27-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Letters of Support | [PDF - 73 KB]

05-05-05 : Acknowledges the importance of agriculture in Alaska. This resolution is in recognition of the farmers and those in related industries who feed our state and add more than $50,000,000 annually to the economy of the State of Alaska.

04-22-05 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day Bill Passes Legislature - SB 90 Designates October 18 as Alaska Territorial Guard Day

HCR 10 : Supporting Kensington Gold Mine
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 18
Sponsored by Hou. Resources Committee

Supporting the development of the Kensington Gold Mine.

Version : CS HCR 10 (RES)
Companion Bill : SCR 9
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 18 : 05-27-05

04-27-05 : Encourages all federal and state agencies to proceed and complete thorough and timely permitting reviews and issue the necessary permits in order that a summer 2005 construction schedule can be achieved and that 2006 gold production with associated economic and employment benefits can be realized to benefit the people of Southeast Alaska and the state as a whole.

10-04-05 : Weyhrauch Supports State of Alaska's Intervention in Kensington Mine Lawsuit

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''

04-22-05 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day Bill Passes Legislature - SB 90 Designates October 18 as Alaska Territorial Guard Day

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 17 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 140
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 23
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 140, relating to computers and the Internet.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 23 : 09-01-05

HCR 18 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 174
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 28
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 174, excluding certain trucks from the definition of passenger vehicle for purposes of the passenger vehicle rental tax.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 28 : 02-06-06

HCR 19 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 130
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 130, relating to workers compensation.

Version : HCR 19 (FLD S)
Current Status : FAILED (S) : 05-13-05

HCR 21 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 125
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 24
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 125, relating to centralized licensing and regulation by the Department of Health and Social Services of certain facilities and programs.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 24 : 09-01-05

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

| Sponsor Statement |

12-01-06 : Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission To Hold Public Hearing - Meeting to take place in Fairbanks December 7 & 8, 2006

11-01-06 : Commissioners Appointed To Climate Change Panel

HCR 33 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2006
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 30
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

Relating to declaring March 2006 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 30 : 03-03-06

HCR 34 : Alaska Agricultural Products For Tourists
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Hou. Spec. Econ. Dev., Int'l Trade & Tourism Committee

Relating to promoting Alaska grown produce and food products to the visitor industry through the Fresher By Far program.

Version : HCR 34 Am
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) RLS : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-31-06 : Resolution to Promote Alaska Grown

HCR 40 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 218
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 33
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 218, sex offenses and child kidnapping, crimes, and sentencing.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 33 : 04-18-06

HCR 41 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 304
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 35
Sponsored by Hou. Transportation Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 304, relating to airport parking shuttles and to airport charges, rentals, or fees.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 35 : 05-08-06

HCR 43 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 12
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 40
Sponsored by Hou. State Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 12, relating to the prohibition or elimination of financial relationships with persons that conduct business in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 40 : 05-22-06

HCR 44 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 261
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 41
Sponsored by Hou. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 261, relating to traffic safety corridors.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 41 : 05-22-06

HCR 46 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 171
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 56
Sponsored by Hou. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 171, relating to the National Petroleum Reserve -Alaska special revenue fund.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 56 : 06-21-06

HCR 47 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 274
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 50
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 274, relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 50 : 06-21-06

HCR 48 : Alaska Medal Of Honor
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 51
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee by Request

Relating to establishing the Alaska Medal of Honor.

Version : HCR 48 Am S
Contact : : 465-4859
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-18-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 51 : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : House Introduces Resolution to Establish Alaska Medal of Honor

HCR 50 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 289
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 57
Sponsored by Hou. Spec. Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 289, relating to the payment of insurer examination expenses, to the regulation of managed care insurance plans, to actuarial opinions and supporting documentation for an insurer, to insurance firms, managing general agents, and third-party administrators, to eligibility of surplus lines insurers, to suitability of life and health insurance policies and annuity contracts, to unfair discrimination under a health insurance policy, to prompt payment of health care insurance claims, to required notice by an insurer, to individual deferred annuities, to direct payment to providers under a health insurance policy, to mental health benefits under a health care insurance plan, to the definitions of title insurance limited producer and of other terms used in the title regulating the practice of the business of insurance, and to small employer health insurance; repealing the Small Employer Health Reinsurance Association; and making conforming amendments.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 57 : 06-21-06

HCR 101 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 46
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 27
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 46, making appropriations, including capital appropriations; and making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 27 : 09-01-05

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.

01-28-05 : House Passes Hawker Resolution Urging Congress to Open ANWR

HJR 5 : No Milk Tax
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Opposing imposition of a milk tax on Alaskans.

Version : CS HJR 5 (RES)
Contact : : 465-4965
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) RLS : 01-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Opposes the imposition of a milk tax on Alaskans.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HJR 8 : Supporting Alaska Army National Guard
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Expressing support of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers deployed worldwide.

Contact : : 465-6863
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-11-05 : More than 250 Alaska Army National Guard soldiers are now on active duty, and are deployed throughout the world. These citizen soldiers, from all over Alaska are serving in overseas training deployments, combat missions, stability and support operations. HJR 8 expresses support of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers and families deployed worldwide.

HJR 9 : Exxon Valdez Judgment: Congress/ Reopener
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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.

05-12-06 : Legislature Adjourns 2nd Session of the 24th Legislature

05-09-06 : HJR 9 Passes Legislature - Resolution Allows for ''Reopener'' of Exxon Valdez Settlement

02-16-05 : LeDoux Introduces HJR 9 - A Resolution to Protect those Affected by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

HJR 14 : Urge Congress To Grant Land To University
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to convey land to the University of Alaska.

Version : CS HJR 14 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : (H) EDU » (S) RLS : 05-04-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-01-05 : Elkins Wants More Federal Lands in Alaskan Hands

HJR 15 : Open Ocean Aquaculture
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 10
Sponsored by Hou. Spec. Fisheries Committee

Relating to open ocean aquaculture in the federal exclusive economic zone.

Version : CS HJR 15 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3732
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 10 : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-04-05 : The Alaska State Legislature is committed to ensuring that open ocean aquaculture does no harm to ecosystem integrity, to existing wild fisheries, or to the social and economic well-being of Alaska coastal communities.

HJR 17 : Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. James Elkins

Opposing the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.

Version : CS HJR 17 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3424
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : The Recreational Access Tax, this act allows the Forest Service, BLM, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Reclamation to charge fees for recreational use of federally managed land by the general public. Once enacted, access fees will be required to enter onto certain lands. Failure to comply with these ''access fees'' can result in substantial fines and criminal penalties. HJR 17 expresses opposition to this act.

HJR 20 : Prostate Cancer Drugs
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 20
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Urging the United States Congress and the United States Food and Drug Administration to assist in the prompt approval of new drug applications for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 20 : 06-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

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 25 : Supporting Veterans Home Ownership Act
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Urging the United States Congress to adopt Sec. 303 of the United States House of Representatives version of the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005.

Version : CS HJR 25 (STA)
Contact : :
Last Action : (H) MLV » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 31 : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Relating to designating September 9, 2006, as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

Version : SCS HJR 31 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : (H) HES » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 36 : Taiwan: World Health Assembly
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Hou. Health, Education & Social Services Committee

Urging the United States Congress to support the granting of official Observer Status to the Republic of China at the World Health Assembly Annual Conference to be held at Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2006.

Version : CS HJR 36 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3759
Last Action : (H) HES » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HR 1 : House Spec Committee On Oil And Gas
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 1
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Oil and Gas.

Current Status : House Resolve 1 : 03-14-05

HR 2 : H. Sp. Committee: Economic Devel, Trade & Tourism
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 2
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism.

Current Status : House Resolve 2 : 04-06-05

HR 3 : House Spec Committee On Education
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 3
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Education.

Current Status : House Resolve 3 : 04-06-05

HR 4 : House Spec Committee On Fisheries
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 4
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Fisheries.

Current Status : House Resolve 4 : 04-06-05

HR 5 : House Spec Committee: Military/ Vet Affairs
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 5
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.

Current Status : House Resolve 5 : 04-06-05

HR 6 : House Spec Committee On Ways And Means
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 6
Sponsored by Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.

Current Status : House Resolve 6 : 04-06-05

HR 7 : East Lynn Canal Highway
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 7
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Supporting the efforts of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to improve transportation to and from Juneau and supporting development of the East Lynn Canal Highway.

Version : HR 7 Am
Companion Bill : SR 2
Current Status : House Resolve 7 : 05-17-05

HR 8 : House Task Force On Alaska Gaming Policy
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Establishing the House Task Force on Alaska Gaming Policy to consider the establishment of a gaming commission and study gaming activities in the state; and providing for a report of the findings to the Alaska Legislative Council.

Version : HR 8 Am
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05
Current Status : House Resolve 8 : 05-27-05

| Sample Gaming Commission Worksheet | [PDF - 30 KB]
| Delegation Of Authority - Gaming Commission | [PDF - 126 KB]
| State Gaming Authority Matrix |
| Gaming Commission Info Packet | [PDF - 35.60 MB]
| Gaming Information Weblinks | [PDF - 26 KB]

05-09-05 : Establishing the House Task Force on Alaska Gaming Policy to consider the establishment of a gaming commission and study gaming activities in the state; and providing for a report of the findings to the Alaska Legislative Council.

03-07-06 : Gaming Commission Task Force to Take Public Comment and Conclude Work

HR 9 : USPS Air Shipment Bypass Mail
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Relating to the plans of the United States Postal Service to discontinue air shipment of bypass mail between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Barrow, Alaska.

Current Status : House Resolve 9 : 05-27-05

HR 10 : District Cost Factor Task Force
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 10
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

Relating to a task force and the school district cost factor adjustments for education funding.

Version : HR 10 Am
Current Status : House Resolve 10 : 06-21-05

08-24-05 : Education Task Force to Hold First Meeting

HR 11 : Extend Task Force On AK Gaming Policy
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 11
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson by Request

Relating to amending House Resolution 8 pertaining to the House Task Force on Alaska Gaming Policy.

Contact : : 465-5031
Current Status : House Resolve 11 : 02-06-06

| Sample Gaming Commission Worksheet | [PDF - 30 KB]
| Delegation Of Authority - Gaming Commission | [PDF - 126 KB]
| State Gaming Authority Matrix |
| Gaming Commission Info Packet | [PDF - 35.60 MB]
| Gaming Information Weblinks | [PDF - 26 KB]



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