22nd Alaska State Legislature
House Rules Committee
Representative Pete Kott, Chair



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Staff

Kris Knauss
Committee Aide
465-3777 (Jan-May)
Capitol Room 204

Committee Members

Chair:
Pete Kott  

Members:
Brian Porter Vic Kohring
Carl Morgan Lesil McGuire
Ethan Berkowitz Reggie Joule

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Legislation

HB 38 : Alaska Stranded Gas Development
An Act amending the application deadline, and the standards applicable to determining whether a proposed new investment constitutes a qualified project, for purposes of the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act; and providing for an effective date.

HB 40 : Revoke Driver's License for Fatal Accident
An Act providing for the revocation of driving privileges by a court for a driver convicted of a violation of traffic laws in connection with a fatal motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle accident; amending Rules 43 and 43.1, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

HB 41 : Child Support Enforcement/Soc. Sec. Number
An Act repealing the termination date of changes made by ch. 87, SLA 1997 and ch. 132, SLA 1998 regarding child support enforcement and related programs; repealing the nonseverability provision of ch. 132, SLA 1998; repealing certain requirements for applicants for hunting and sport fishing licenses or tags, and for certain hunting permits, to provide social security numbers for child support enforcement purposes; and providing for an effective date.

HB 45 : Approp.: Governor's Operating Budget
An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

HB 46 : Approp.: Mental Health Budget
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.

HB 47 : Approp: Governor's Capital Budget
An Act making capital appropriations and capitalizing funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

HB 49 : Extend Termination Date for Board of Parole
Passed! Chapter 45 Session Law 2001
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Parole; and providing for an effective date.

HB 50 : Extend Board of Architects, Engineers, etc.
An Act extending the termination date of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors to June 30, 2005; relating to the temporary member of that board; and providing for an effective date.

HB 51 : Legislative Approval of Seafood/Food Safety Lab
An Act giving notice of and approving the entry into and the issuance of certificates of participation for a lease-purchase agreement for a seafood and food safety laboratory facility; relating to the use of certain investment income for certain construction costs; and providing for an effective date.

HB 52 : Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
Passed! Chapter 61 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision and the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision; amending Rules 4 and 24, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

HB 55 : Oil Disch Prevention: Nontank Vessels/RR
An Act regarding oil discharge prevention and cleanup involving self-propelled nontank vessels exceeding 400 gross registered tonnage and railroad tank cars and related facilities and operations and requiring preparation and implementation of oil discharge contingency plans for those nontank vessels and railroad tank cars; amending the definition of 'response action' that relates to releases or threatened releases of oil and thereby amending the duties and liabilities of response action contractors; authorizing compliance verification for nontank vessels and for trains and related facilities and operations; and providing for an effective date.

HB 58 : Unemployment Compensation Benefits
An Act relating to the calculation and payment of unemployment compensation benefits; and providing for an effective date.

HB 59 : Penalties: OSHA Violations Causing Death
An Act related to minimum civil penalties for the death of employees due to violations of certain occupational health and safety requirements; and providing for an effective date.

HB 60 : Right of Way Leasing Act
An Act relating to the Right-of-Way Leasing Act; and providing for an effective date.

HB 61 : Habitat Restoration/Enhancement Grants
An Act authorizing the commissioner of fish and game to award grants for habitat restoration or enhancement projects; and providing for an effective date.

HB 62 : Commissioners' Salaries
An Act relating to the monthly salary for heads of principal executive departments; and providing for an effective date.

HB 63 : Electronic Fish & Game Licensure
An Act relating to electronic application for and issuance of licenses, permits, and tags issued by the Department of Fish and Game; relating to violations regarding a license, permit, or tag applied for or issued electronically; and providing for an effective date.

HB 64 : International Airports Revenue Bonds
An Act relating to international airports revenue bonds; and providing for an effective date.

HB 65 : Medical Assistance: Breast/Cervical Cancer
Passed! Chapter 33 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to a new optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer; and providing for an effective date.

HB 71 : Education of Disabled or Gifted Children
Passed! Chapter 67 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the education of children with disabilities and of gifted children; relating to the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education; and providing for an effective date.

HB 72 : Assistant Adjunct General for Missile Defense
Passed! Chapter 30 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to an assistant adjutant general for space and missile defense in the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs; and providing for an effective date.

HB 75 : Increase Minimum Hourly Wage
An Act relating to increasing the minimum hourly wage under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act; and providing for an effective date.

HB 87 : Alaska Veterans Advisory Council
An Act establishing the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council; and providing for an effective date.

HB 88 : Pioneers' and Veterans' Home/Advisory Board
An Act changing the name of the Alaska Pioneers' Home to the Alaska Pioneers' and Veterans' Home and of the Alaska Pioneers' Homes Advisory Board to the Alaska Pioneers' and Veterans' Home Advisory Board; relating to services for veterans in the home; relating to the advisory board for the home; making other amendments to the statutes relating to the home; making conforming amendments to other statutes; and providing for an effective date.

HB 94 : Pupil Competency Test/Annual Education Report
An Act relating to initiatives for quality schools; relating to pupil competency testing and the issuance of secondary school diplomas; relating to certain reports regarding academic performance of schools; and providing for an effective date.

HB 98 : High School Diploma For Certain WWII Vets
An Act relating to the award of a high school diploma to certain World War II veterans.

HB 106 : Financial Institutions
Passed! Chapter 75 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the authorizations for certain state financial institutions of certain powers and limitations; relating to confidential records of depositors and customers of certain financial institutions; relating to the examination of certain institutions subject to AS 06; relating to the Alaska Banking Code, Mutual Savings Bank Act, Alaska Small Loans Act, and Alaska Credit Union Act; amending Rule 45, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 17 and 37, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rule 24, Alaska Bar Rules; and providing for an effective date.

HB 107 : Assisted Living Homes
An Act relating to assisted living homes and to liability for acts or omissions in the licensing, monitoring, or supervision of assisted living homes; and providing for an effective date.

HB 108 : Dept. of Natural Resources Recording Fees
Passed! Chapter 51 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the accounting for and appropriation of fees for recording and related services by the Department of Natural Resources; and providing for an effective date.

HB 116 : Supplemental Approp./Amendment Approp.
An Act making supplemental appropriations and making and amending other appropriations; and providing for an effective date.

HB 117 : Supplemental Appropriations:Fast Track
Passed! Chapter 3 Session Law 2001
An Act making supplemental and other appropriations; and providing for an effective date.

HB 126 : Removal of Members of the Permanent Fund Board
An Act relating to removal of members of the board of trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

HB 130 : C.O.P.S for API Demolition/Construction
An Act relating to the issuance of certificates of participation to finance demolition of all or part of the existing facility known as the Alaska Psychiatric Institute and construction of a new facility to be known as the Alaska Psychiatric Institute; giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the issuance of certificates of participation in, a lease-purchase agreement for demolition of all or part of the existing facility known as the Alaska Psychiatric Institute and construction of a new facility to be known as the Alaska Psychiatric Institute; and providing for an effective date.

HB 131 : Forest Resources & Practices Standards
An Act relating to standards for forest resources and practices; and providing for an effective date.

HB 133 : Restitution for Crimes or Deliquency
An Act relating to restitution for criminal and delinquency acts; authorizing the state to collect restitution on behalf of victims of crime and delinquent acts and the release of certain information related to that collection; relating to the forfeiture of certain cash and other security for payment of other restitution; relating to access by the Violent Crimes Compensation Board to certain records regarding delinquency acts to award compensation to victims; relating to immunity for damages related to certain collections of restitution; amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

HB 134 : Crime Victims Rights/Crimes/Protective Injunction
An Act relating to the rights of crime victims, the crime of violating a protective injunction, mitigating factors in sentencing for an offense, and the return of certain seized property to victims; clarifying that a violation of certain protective orders is contempt of the authority of the court; expanding the scope of the prohibition of compromise based on civil remedy of misdemeanor crimes involving domestic violence; providing for protective relief for victims of stalking that is not domestic violence and for the crime of violating an order for that relief; providing for continuing education regarding domestic violence for certain persons appointed by the court; making certain conforming amendments; amending Rules 65.1 and 100(a), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; amending Rules 10, 11, 13, 16, and 17, Alaska District Court Rules of Civil Procedure; and amending Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration.

HB 138 : Supplementary Public School Funding
An Act relating to the delay of the reduction of supplementary public school funding; and providing for an effective date.

HB 139 : Increase Base Student Allocation/Grants
An Act relating to increasing the base student allocation and the maximum amount of quality school funding grants for public schools; and providing for an effective date.

HB 142 : Alaska Temp. Assistance Program Amendments
Passed! Chapter 75 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the Alaska temporary assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

HB 145 : False Claims Against State or Municipality
An Act making a civil remedy available to the state or a municipality against persons who make false claims for, or certain misrepresentations regarding, state or municipal money or other property; and providing for an effective date.

HB 146 : Harbor Facilities Financing
An Act relating to the issuance of certificates of participation to finance deferred maintenance projects, and a construction project, for certain public harbor facilities; giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the issuance of certificates of participation in, lease-financing agreements for those public harbor facility projects; repealing a provision relating to the financing of construction and renovation of facilities for certain ports and harbors; and providing for an effective date.

HB 168 : Financing For TransportationN Projects
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.

HB 169 : School Construction/Tobacco Settlement
An Act relating to the financing of construction and major maintenance of public school facilities; authorizing the commissioner of revenue to sell the right to receive a portion of the anticipated revenue from a certain tobacco litigation settlement to the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation; relating to the deposit of certain anticipated revenue from a certain tobacco litigation settlement; authorizing the issuance of bonds by the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation with proceeds to finance public school construction and major maintenance; and providing for an effective date.

HB 174 : Mental Health Information and Records
An Act relating to mental health information and records; and providing for an effective date.

HB 177 : Campaign Finance: Contributions/Disclose/Groups
Passed into Law! Veto Overridden, Chapter 1 Session Law 2002
An Act regulating nongroup entities and certain tax-exempt organizations under Alaska's election campaign finance statutes; and requiring disclosure of the true source of campaign contributions.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 183 : Commercial Vessel Coastal Protection Program
An Act establishing the Alaska Commercial Passenger Vessel Coastal Protection Program for certain vessels with overnight accommodations for 50 or more passengers, including a permit and fees for such vessels operating in waters of this state, oversight of the program by the Department of Environmental Conservation, civil and criminal liability for violations of the program, and recognition of superior environmental performance by vessels subject to the program; creating a commercial passenger vessel coastal protection fund; and providing for an effective date.

HB 184 : Insurance Code Amendments
Passed! Chapter 81 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to insurance; amending Rule 402, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

HB 185 : State Water Use
Passed! Chapter 100 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to fees for certain uses of state water, other than fees for traveling upon state water, and to the accounting and appropriation of those fees; relating to authorizations for the temporary use of state water; making other amendments to the Alaska Water Use Act; and providing for an effective date.

HB 193 : Modified Blankett Primary Election
Passed! Chapter 103 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the primary election and to the nomination of candidates for the general election; and providing for an effective date.

HB 204 : Student Loans/Commission on Postsecondary Education
Passed! Chapter 85 Session Law 2001
An Act relating to the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation; relating to student financial aid programs and the financing of those programs; establishing the Alaska Advantage Loan Program and the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan Program; increasing the bonding authorization of the Alaska Student Loan Corporation; providing for liens resulting from a default under AS 14.43 or AS 14.44; relating to the duties of the recorder regarding those liens; relating to defaults under the Western Regional Higher Education Compact; relating to the prohibition on discrimination regarding programs under AS 14.43; relating to fees for the review of certain postsecondary institutions; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

HB 221 : Approp Tobacco $$: Schools/Roads/Harbors
01 "An Act making a capital appropriation to the Department of Education and Early Development for public school facilities that is financed from the proceeds of revenue bonds issued by the Northern Tobacco Securitization Corporation; making appropriations to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for public transportation projects and public harbor facility projects, issuance costs, and capitalized interest that are financed from the proceeds from the sale of certificates of participation in financing leases; and providing for an effective date.

HB 251 : Hate Crimes/Delinquent Acts; Discrimination
An Act relating to the commission of an offense or a juvenile delinquency act involving the victim's race, sex, color, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, economic disadvantage, ancestry, or national origin; relating to sentencing, informal adjustment, and adjudication for those offenses and acts; relating to a diversity tolerance program for certain juvenile delinquency acts; relating to a civil cause of action for certain acts involving discriminatory harassment; and providing for an effective date.

HB 322 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

HB 323 : Emergency Management Assistance Compact
An Act relating to emergency and disaster relief forces as state employees for purposes of workers' compensation benefits; relating to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact and the implementation of the compact; and providing for an effective dates.

HB 324 : Homeland Security Appropriations
An Act making supplemental and other appropriations for homeland security; and providing for an effective date.

HB 325 : Terrorism, Civil Defense, And Disasters
An Act relating to the emergency and disaster powers of the governor and to disasters, including enemy or terrorist attack, an outbreak of disease, or the threat of them; and providing for an effective date.

HB 326 : Security Of Facilities And Systems
An Act relating to the security of certain state airports; exempting certain records and information from the category of public records; and providing for an effective date.

HB 327 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
An Act relating to state officers and employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

HB 328 : Terroristic Threatening/Pipeline Damage
An Act relating to the crimes of damaging an oil or gas pipeline or supporting facility, criminal mischief, and terroristic threatening; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

HB 335 : Approp: Operating Budget/Loans/Funds
An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

HB 336 : Approp: Mental Health Budget
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.

HB 337 : Reappropriations & Capital Appropriations
An Act making capital appropriations and reappropriations, and capitalizing funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

HB 340 : Optometrists: Sunset And Miscellaneous
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Examiners in Optometry; and providing for an effective date.

HB 344 : Increase Driver's License/Permit Fees
Passed! Chapter 63 Session Law 2002
An Act increasing fees for driver's licenses, instruction permits, and identification cards; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 351 : Alaska Youth Voter Corps/Election Boards
An Act creating the Alaska Youth Voter Corps and relating to that corps; authorizing the members of the corps to be appointed to serve on election boards; relating to qualifications for appointment to election boards; and providing for an effective date.

HB 352 : School Performance Reports
Passed! Chapter 99 Session Law 2002
An Act extending the dates for assignment of performance designations of public schools and the dates for reports and monitoring based on those designations; and providing for an effective date.

HB 353 : Employment And Training Program/Board
An Act renaming the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council as the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and relating to its membership; repealing the termination date of the state training and employment program; relating to employment and training activities; and providing for an effective date.

HB 357 : Supplemental Approps:Salmon/Tourism/ANWR
An Act making supplemental and other appropriations; and providing for an effective date.

HB 363 : Bonds: Public Schools
An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of construction and major maintenance for certain public school facilities; and providing for an effective date.

HB 364 : State Facilities
An Act relating to capital projects for deferred maintenance, replacement, modification, and expansion of state facilities; relating to leases to secure financing for those projects; relating to the issuance of certificates of participation to finance those projects for certain capital facilities owned by the state; giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the issuance of certificates of participation in, lease-financing agreements for those projects; and providing for an effective date.

HB 365 : Appropriations:State Facilities
An Act making capital appropriations and a special appropriation for the purpose of performing deferred maintenance, replacement, modification, and expansion of capital facilities owned by the state; and providing for an effective date.

HB 369 : Naming Bondsteel Bridge Of Honor
An Act naming bridge number 1121, across the Knik River, the Sergeant James Bondsteel Bridge of Honor; and providing for an effective date.

HB 370 : Guaranteed Revenue Bonds For Veterans
An Act relating to the issuance of state-guaranteed revenue bonds by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to finance mortgages for qualifying veterans; and providing for an effective date.

HB 371 : Alaska Veterans' Mem.Endowment Fund
An Act establishing and relating to the Alaska veterans' memorial endowment fund; and providing for an effective date.

HB 375 : Revisor's Bill
Passed! Chapter 20 Session Law 2002
An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an effective date.

HB 378 : School Performance Grants/Research
An Act relating to the establishment of a research and development program for excellence in the public schools of this state; relating to grants for the improvement or enhancement of school performance; and providing for an effective date.

HB 379 : Public School Funding
An Act relating to increasing the base student allocation and the maximum amount of quality school funding grants for public schools; changing the name of quality school funding grants to 'learning opportunity grants'; relating to the reduction of supplementary public school funding; and providing for an effective date.

HB 391 : Board Of Dispensing Opticians
An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Dispensing Opticians; relating to the regulation of dispensing opticians; and providing for an effective date.

HB 399 : Uniform Mechanical Code
An Act relating to the licensing and regulation of mechanical administrators and to the mechanical code and other building codes; annulling certain regulations adopted by the Department of Community and Economic Development relating to the mechanical code that applies to certain construction contractors and mechanical administrators; relating to the examination of applicants for mechanical administrator licenses; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 412 : Tax On Commercial Vessel Passengers
An Act relating to taxes regarding certain commercial passenger vessels operating in the state; relating to apportionment of business income; and providing for an effective date.

HB 413 : Income Tax: Individual/Trust/Estate/Corp
An Act relating to the imposition of an income tax on individuals, estates, and trusts; relating to the administration of revenue laws; relating to the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date.

HB 414 : Supplemental Appropriations: Fast Track
An Act making supplemental and other appropriations; amending appropriations; and providing for an effective date.

HB 415 : Supplemental Appropriations
An Act making supplemental and other appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

HB 423 : Natural Gas Transportation By Alaska RR
An Act relating to the Alaska Railroad; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance such facilities; and providing for an effective date.

HB 429 : Tobacco Taxation; Licensing
An Act relating to certain licenses for the sale, distribution, or manufacture of tobacco products; relating to tobacco taxes and sales and cigarette tax stamps; relating to provisions making certain cigarettes contraband and subject to seizure and forfeiture; relating to certain crimes, penalties, and interest concerning tobacco taxes and sales; relating to notification regarding a cigarette manufacturer's noncompliance with the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement or related statutory provisions and to confiscation of the affected cigarettes; and providing for an effective date.

HB 497 : Lease-Purchase Correctional Facility
An Act giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the issuance of, certificates of participation for the upgrade, expansion, and replacement of certain correctional facilities and jails; giving notice of and approving the entry into, lease-financing agreements for certain of those projects; and providing for an effective date.

HB 504 : Wages For Workers In Fisheries
Passed Legislature! Vetoed by Governor
An Act relating to the wages of people working in the fisheries business.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 507 : Naming Transportation Facilities & Areas
Passed! Chapter 43 Session Law 2002
An Act naming the Trooper Hans-Peter Lothar Roelle Memorial Weigh Station, the Officer Justin Todd Wollam Memorial Bike Trail, the Mail Carrier Emil Wegner Memorial Corridor, and the Katelyn Ohmer Markley Bridge; relating to the naming of the Wendy Ann Cogdell Memorial Rest Area; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 513 : Shellfish Farming
An Act relating to issuance of permits for aquatic farming of shellfish.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 514 : Naming State Ferries
An Act naming state ferries.

HB 519 : Natural Gas Pipeline: Special Provisions
An Act authorizing priority treatment under the Right-of-Way Leasing Act for an Alaska North Slope natural gas project and limiting judicial review of action under that Act relating to that project; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation by others of natural gas resources within and outside the state and to issue its bonds to finance those facilities; exempting an Alaska North Slope natural gas project from state and municipal property taxes during construction and initial operation, eliminating the authority of a municipality to levy a sales or use tax on property or services used or to be used on the project, and defining the scope of that project; providing, through the Department of Community and Economic Development, emergency financial assistance for municipalities affected by natural gas development; expanding the scope for the kinds of gas development projects that may become qualified projects under the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, amending the definitions of 'qualified sponsor' and 'qualified sponsor group' under that Act, extending the deadline for submitting applications under that Act, and modifying the conditions under which an application made under that Act may be considered; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 526 : Disclosure by Ethics Committee Members
Passed! Chapter 127 Session Law 2002
An Act relating to the deadline for filing financial disclosure statements for public members and public member nominees of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 530 : Encourage Natural Gas Pipeline/Gas Tax
An Act levying and collecting a tax on certain North Slope natural gas in place if certain requirements relating to its sale and delivery are not met, and imposing a limit on the Department of Natural Resources that relates to the issuance or extension of oil and gas leases containing natural gas that is capable of production in paying quantities; and providing for an effective date.

HB 533 : AHFC Financing of Government Office Bldg.
An Act relating to public building projects of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, authorizing the financing by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation of a building in Anchorage for office space for state, federal, and municipal agencies and subdivisions; and providing for an effective date.

HB 2001 : Regulatory Com. Of Alaska: Sunset & Misc.
An Act setting timelines for issuance of final orders by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, amending the authority of the commission to enter compromise settlement orders, and extending the commission's termination date to June 30, 2006; and providing for an effective date.

HB 2004 : Pioneers' And Veterans' Home/Advisory Board
An Act changing the name of the Alaska Pioneers' Home to the Alaska Pioneers' and Veterans' Home and of the Alaska Pioneers' Homes Advisory Board to the Alaska Pioneers' and Veterans' Home Advisory Board; relating to housing and services for veterans; relating to the advisory board for the home; making other amendments to the statutes relating to the home; and providing for an effective date.
| Background Information |

HB 2005 : Alaska Veterans Advisory Council
An Act establishing the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council; and providing for an effective date.

HB 2006 : Foundation Formula Increase
An Act relating to the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; and providing for an effective date.

HCR 2 : Recess of the Legislature
Passed! Legislative Resolve 1
Authorizing two recesses by the Senate and House of Representatives, each for a period of more than three days.

HCR 5 : Uniform Rules 20(A), 37, AND 49(A)(4)
Passed! Legislative Resolve 17
Proposing amendments to Uniform Rules 20(a), 37, and 49(a)(4) of the Alaska State Legislature.

HCR 16 : Approving Legislative Open Meetings Guidelines
Approving the open meetings guidelines proposed by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics.

HCR 17 : Sale of Natural Gas to Power Data Centers
Passed! Legislative Resolve 30
Expressing the legislature's support for sale of a portion of Alaska's North Slope natural gas for electrical generation to power data centers within the North Slope Borough.

HCR 22 : Diverse Community/Condemn Hate Crimes
Passed! Legislative Resolve 41
Relating to a diverse community; condemning a recent racially motivated attack; and requesting the Municipality of Anchorage police department to continue their conclusive investigation and requesting the criminal justice system to take rapid action to reach the determination of this case.

HCR 30 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 11
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 11, relating to the labeling of, the advertising of, and the disclosure of certain information about halibut, salmon, halibut products, and salmon products.

HCR 31 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 115
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 115, relating to the Board of Storage Tank Assistance.

HCR 32 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 191
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 191, relating to insurance pooling by air carriers.

HCR 34 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 270
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 270, relating to dispensing opticians.

HCR 35 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 345
Passed! Legislative Resolve 70
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 345, relating to medical assistance paid to school districts for services to certain children.

HCR 36 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 181
Passed! Legislative Resolve 80
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 181, relating to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's small community housing loan program and loans for teacher housing.

HCR 37 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 4
Passed! Legislative Resolve 81
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 4, relating to optional exemptions from municipal property taxes on residential property.

HCR 38 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 324
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 324, relating to providing that a utility or electric operating entity owned and operated by a political subdivision of the state competing directly with a telecommunications utility is not subject to the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act.

HJR 15 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska requiring income of the permanent fund to be deposited into the permanent fund and limiting appropriations from the permanent fund to six percent of the year-end market values of the fund for the last five fiscal years.

HJR 22 : Diverse Community/Condemn Hate Crimes
Passed! Legislative Resolve 27
Relating to a diverse community; condemning a recent racially motivated attack; and requesting the Municipality of Anchorage police department to continue their conclusive investigation and requesting the criminal justice system to take rapid action to reach the determination of this case.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 28 : Alaska Airlines Service to Washington DC
Passed! Legislative Resolve 23
Supporting the application of Alaska Airlines to provide air service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

HJR 41 : Constitutional Amendment: Priority For Subsistence Uses
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to providing for priorities for and among subsistence uses in the allocation of fish, wildlife, and other renewable resources.

HJR 48 : Termination of Federal Land Withdrawals
Passed! Legislative Resolve 61
Relating to federal land withdrawals.
| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 50 : Support Taiwan In World Health Assembly
Supporting the participation of Taiwan in the annual summit of the World Health Assembly.
| Sponsor Statement |

HR 1 : House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism
Passed! House Resolve 1
Establishing a House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism.

HR 2 : House Special Committee on Fisheries
Passed! House Resolve 2
Establishing a House Special Committee on Fisheries.

HR 3 : House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
Passed! House Resolve 3
Establishing a House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.

HR 4 : House Special Committee on Oil and Gas
Passed! House Resolve 4
Establishing a House Special Committee on Oil and Gas.

HR 5 : House Special Committee on Education
Passed! House Resolve 5
Establishing a House Special Committee on Education.

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