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House Concurrent Resolutions 1 - 36 Alaska State Legislature

HCR 1 : Congratulate Governor/Lt. Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Honoring Governor Frank H. Murkowski and Lieutenant Governor Loren D. Leman for their years of public service; and congratulating Governor Murkowski and Lieutenant Governor Leman and extending them best wishes.

HCR 2 : Extend Alaska Railroad To Ft. Greely
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 12
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the extension of the Alaska Railroad to Fort Greely to serve the anti-ballistic missile launch facility.

04-11-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 2 by a vote of 16 to one on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HCR 2 supports a 70-mile extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson Air Force Base to the Fort Greely anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction.
Permanently Filed: 05-02-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 3 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

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

HCR 4 : Recess For More Than 3 Days In April
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 1
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Authorizing a recess by the Senate and the House of Representatives for a period of more than three days, those days being April 18, 19, 20, and 21 of 2003.

HCR 5 : Legis. Task Force On Design Of State Seal
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Establishing a task force to make recommendations regarding a new design for the official seal of the State of Alaska.

Version: CS HCR 5(STA)
Contact: Christine Hess, 465-4833
Action: 03-11-04: (S)STA ==> (S)FIN

Establishes in the legislative branch the Task Force on the State Seal whose mission is to gather input from the citizens of Alaska about what the official state seal should look like and to make recommendations to the legislature about a proposed new design for a new official seal for the state.

HCR 6 : Extend Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 3
Sponsored by Rep. Gary Stevens

Extending the termination date of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force until 2005.

02-26-03 : The Alaska State Senate passed House Concurrent Resolution 6 by a vote of 19 to zero on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], HCR 6 extends the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force until the end of next year's Regular Session.
Permanently Filed: 03-27-03.

| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion Bill |

HCR 7 : Uniform Rules: Executive Sessions
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 16
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to executive sessions of legislative bodies; and providing for an effective date for the amendment.

05-03-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 7 by a vote of 15 to zero on Saturday. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HCR 7 allows for legislators to call an executive session when the subject matter involves national, state, or governmental security.
Permanently Filed: 05-08-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 8 : Inhalants And Poisons Awareness Week
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.

HCR 9 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2003
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Relating to declaring March 2003 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

HCR 10 : Restoration Of Riparian Habitat
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to restoration of riparian habitat that is vital to the fisheries resources of the state.

05-08-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 10 by a vote of 35 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai/Soldotna), HCR 10 recognizes the importance of maintaining and restoring healthy riparian habitats through partnerships with community groups and nonprofit organizations that raise funds for riparian habitat restoration through corporate contributions.
HCR 10 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 12 : Honoring Congressman Don Young
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Commemorating Congressman Don Young's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

HCR 13 : Location Of New Seafood Lab
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Relating to the location of the state's new seafood laboratory.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

HCR 15 : Amending Uniform Rules 37 And 44
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to the introduction of measures; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 6 KB]

HCR 16 : Uniform Rules; Mason's Manual Edition
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature providing that the 2000 edition of "Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure" shall implement the rules; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.

05-18-03 : House Concurrent Resolution 16 moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sunday. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee, HCR 16 requires that the 2000 edition of "Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure" implement the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature. HCR 16 awaits assignment to the next Senate committee.

HCR 17 : Suspend Uniform Rules For Sb 25
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 23
Sponsored by the Hou. Health, Education & Social Services Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 25, relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional educational attendance areas and to teachers' housing loan programs in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

05-13-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 17 by a vote of 34 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee, HCR 17 suspends Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 25, relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional educational attendance areas and to teachers' housing loan programs in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
HCR 17 moves to the Senate.

HCR 18 : Charter School Task Force
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Establishing the Joint Legislative Charter School Task Force.

HCR 19 : Alaska History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Urging implementation of an Alaska history curriculum in public schools.

HCR 20 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 115
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 17
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 115, relating to correctional industries.

HCR 21 : Alaska Energy Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 24
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 21 by a vote of 18 to one on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. John Harris (R-Valdez), HCR 21 establishes a nine-member Alaska Energy Policy Task Force to review and analyze the state's current and long-term energy needs. HCR 21 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 22 : Suspend Uniform Rules For Sb 95
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 95, relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by those employees.

HCR 23 : Suspend Uniform Rules For Sb 85
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 25
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 85, relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions for certain sexual offenses.

05-10-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 23 by a vote of 34 to zero on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. John Harris (R-Valdez), HCR 23 establishes a nine-member Alaska Energy Policy Task Force to review and analyze the state's current and long-term energy needs.
HCR 23 moves to the Senate.

HCR 24 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 183
Passed House!
Sponsored by the 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. 183, authorizing certain boroughs to use revenue collected on an areawide or nonareawide basis for economic development.

HCR 25 : Alaska Wild Salmon Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Wild Salmon Week, June 28 - July 4, 2004.

Version: CS HCR 25 (RES)
Contact: Rex Weimer, 465-4695
Action: 03-30-04: (S) STA ==> (S)RES

Resolves that the Alaska State Legislature designates the week of June 28 - July 4, 2004, as Alaska Wild Salmon Week, and calls on the people of Alaska to observe the week by participating in activities focusing on the catching and eating of salmon.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 26 : Permanent Fund Investments In Alaska
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to investments in Alaska by corporate America in which the permanent fund invests.

Version: CS HCR 26 (STA)
Contact: Neil DuPerron, 465-2693
Action: 04-20-04: (H)STA » (H)RLS

HCR 26 encourages investment by the Permanent Fund Corporation to invest in Alaska companies. Amended to add a reference to non-profits and Alaska businesses.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 27 : Take A Young Person Hunting Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Take a Young Person Hunting Week.

Version: CS HCR 27 (RES)
Contact: Neal DuPerron, 465-2693
Action: 04-06-04: (S)Floor » (S)STA

HCR 27 asked the Governor to proclaim the second week of September as Take a Young Person Hunting Week. Minor language changes made.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 28 : Studies Of Salmon Harvesting Cooperatives
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

Relating to the socioeconomic impacts of salmon harvesting cooperatives.

Version: CS HCR 28 (FIN)
Contact: Cameron Yourkowski, 465-3306
Action: 05-03-04: (S)CRA (S)RES

The purpose of this resolution is to request the University of Alaska to further study the broader socioeconomic effects of allocative salmon harvesting cooperatives. This bill was passed on 02/12/04 but held by the committee pending a new fiscal note. Make the study advisory not mandatory.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 29 : Support Therapeutic Courts
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

Relating to support for therapeutic courts for repeat driving while under the influence offenders.

Version: CS HCR 16 (RLS)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed theSenate

HCR 29 encourages the Department of Law and the Public Defender Agency to actively participate in the startup of therapeutic courts in communities where there is a large population of DUI offenders and local support for therapeutic courts. Added Department of Corrections, probation and parole and public defenders office t the list of recipients.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Cost Analysis | [PDF - 3 Pages - 16 KB]
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 6 Pages - 27 KB]

HCR 30 : Reorganize State Agencies
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

Relating to the elimination or merger of departments within the executive branch of state government.

HCR 31 : Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 43
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Proclaiming March 2004 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Version: SCS CSHCR 31(HES) AM S
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

By making Alaskans aware of traumatic brain injuries, their cause, and prevention we can lower the number of injuries and deaths caused each year. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and recognizing Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 32 : AK Info Infrastructure Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Relating to information infrastructure and establishing the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force.

Version: CS HCR 32 (EDT) Am
Contact: Susan Davis, 465-6578
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

House Concurrent Resolution 32 establishes the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force. The task force will be charged with consideration of Alaska's role and interest in long-term information infrastructure development. Amended to include a member from the DOA and adjusted the fiscal note.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 33 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 63
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 39
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 63, relating to municipal property taxation in annexed, detached, and newly incorporated areas.

Version: HCR 33
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3337
Action: 03-08-04: Passed the House

Changes title of Senate Bill 63 to read, "An Act relating to municipal property taxation in annexed, detached, and newly incorporated areas."

HCR 34 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 283
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 283, making appropriations from the budget reserve fund (art. IX, sec. 17, Constitution of the State of Alaska) and other funds.

HCR 35 : Alaska Energy Policy Task Force
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

Continuing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.

HCR 36 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 30
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 30, relating to information and services available to pregnant women.


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House Joint Resolutions 1 - 48 Alaska State Legislature

HJR 1 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to appropriations from the permanent fund for a fiscal year based on the average of the year-end market values of the fund for the last five fiscal years.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 2 : Constitution Amendment: Subsistence
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to use of renewable resources for subsistence by residents.

HJR 3 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Eric Croft

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 51 KB]

HJR 4 : Constitution Amendment: 90 Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.

Version: CSHJR 4 (STA)
Contact: Sara Nielsen, 465-4230
Action: 03-09-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

HJR 4 would allow Alaskans to vote on the question of a 90 day limit on the Legislative Session in the 2004 General Election.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 5 : Initiative/Referendum Petitions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to initiative and referendum petitions.

Version: HJR 5
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-03-04: (S)JUD (S)FIN

HJR 5 changes the requirement for initiative sponsors to obtain the minimum of one signature from residents of at least two-thirds of the House Districts in the State of Alaska (27 districts) to three-quarters of the House Districts (30 districts). HJR 5 also requires the total number of signatures in each district to amount to at least seven-percent of the total number of votes cast in that district in the most recent election. The total number of signatures required will remain at ten percent of the votes cast in the most recent election. HJR 5 is a constitutional amendment and therefore will face a vote of the people.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 6 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Sponsored by the Hou. Special Committee on Oil & Gas

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.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 7 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Relating to urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 8 : Oppose Reduction Of 90% Oil & Gas Royalty
Sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cissna

Urging the President and the United States Congress to uphold Alaska's right to 90 percent of the royalties from oil, gas, and mineral leasing on federal lands in Alaska.

HJR 9 : Constitution Amendment: Appropriation/ Spending Limit
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit.

Version: CS HJR 9 (FIN) Am
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-05-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HJR 9 would call for a question on the ballot, asking whether or not an amendment should be added to Alaska Constitution to include a spending limit and limitations on the growth of the budget. Amended to change the calcultion to include the greater of the last two fiscal years and add several exemptions to the formula.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 10 : National Missile Defense System
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Requesting the United States Congress to support the speedy deployment of a national missile defense system.

04-16-03 : HJR 10 moved out of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. McGuire, HJR 10 requests that the United States Congress support and vote for all efforts to build and deploy a national missile defense system as rapidly as possible. HJR 10 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 11 : Constitutional Amendment: Open Meetings For Legislature
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to open meetings.

HJR 12 : Supporting Federal Energy Initiatives
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

Expressing support for federal energy initiatives affecting Alaska that would reduce the nation's continuing dependence on imported foreign oil as its principal energy source.

HJR 13 : Implement Federal Education Law Of 2001
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 13
Sponsored by the Hou. Special Committee on Education

Urging adoption of the Alaska recommendations for implementing the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

04-23-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 13 by a vote of 20 to zero on Wednesday. Sponsored by the House Special Committee on Education, HJR 13 requests the U.S. Department of Education consider Alaska's unique challenges when implementing the No Child Left Behind Act.
HJR 18 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 14 : National Wheelchair Games
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 26
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

Relating to urging that the 2006 National Veterans Wheelchair Games be held in Anchorage, Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 12 KB]

HJR 15 : Pledge Of Allegiance/Split 9th Circuit
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to its decision concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, and to removing Alaska from the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit.

HJR 16 : Supporting Members Of Military
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 17 : Leases In National Petroleum Reserve
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

Strongly encouraging the Secretary of the Interior to conduct additional competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

03-28-03 : House Joint Resolution 17 moved out of the House Special Committee on Oil and Gas on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HJR 17 strongly encourages the Secretary of the Interior to conduct additional competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. HJR 17 moves to the House Resources Committee.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 19 : Federal Diesel Fuel Requirements
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Relating to the ultra low sulfur diesel fuel requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and their application to Alaska.

04-14-03 : House Joint Resolution 19 moved out of the House Resources Committee on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HJR 19 urges DEC to be as flexible as possible when applying the ultra low sulfur use rules to rural Alaska, and asks the governor to direct the department to reconsider the application of these rules to smaller communities around the state under the 2002 portion of the plan. The resolution also asks that the EPA, DEC and the Denali Commission work to determine the logistical and financial effect that the ultra low sulfur diesel rules will have on rural Alaska.
HJR 19 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 20 : Repealing Prohibition On Dedicated Funds
Sponsored by Rep. Beverly Masek

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska repealing the prohibition on dedicated funds.

Version: CSHJR 20 (JUD)
Contact: Eleanor Wolfe 465-2679
Action: 02-25-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska repealing the prohibition on dedicated funds. If passed by the legislature and adopted at the November 2004 general election, a dedicated fund would be established requiring all taxes generated through the sale of motor fuels to be placed in it for the express purpose of maintaining Alaska's roads and highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 21 : Constitution Amendment: Voter Approval For New Taxes
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska prohibiting the imposition of state personal income taxes and state retail sales taxes without approval of the voters of the state.

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

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

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

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

HJR 23 : Patriot Act And Peace & Security
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act and to the peace and security of citizens of our country.

05-06-03 : House Joint Resolution 23 moved out of the House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Majority Leader Representative John Coghill (R-North Pole), HJR 23 calls our leaders to caution with regard to the Patriot Act and urges them to apply the Constitutional principles that are meant to "secure the blessings of liberty" and not to erode the public confidence in our government through abuses of power. HJR 23 moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 24 : Alaska-Yukon Intergov Relations Accord
Sponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg

Relating to the Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Relations Accord, to annual legislative exchanges, and to continuing intergovernmental work on matters of joint concern and mutual interest.

HJR 25 : Commercial Fishing & Processor Shares
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

Supporting Alaska's independent commercial fishermen and Alaska's fish processing industry and opposing the establishment of processor quota shares.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 26 : Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund Appropriations/ Inflation-Proofing
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by the Jnt. Legislative Budget & Audit Committee

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to and limiting appropriations from and inflation-proofing the Alaska permanent fund by establishing a percent of market value spending limit.

Version: CS HJR 26 (FIN)
Contact: Laura Achee, 465-2059
Action: 05-06-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HJR 26 restricts allowable appropriations from the Permanent Fund to no more than five-percent of the Fund's average value from the previous five years.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 27 : Support Anchorage Jail Expansion
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 28
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the Anchorage Jail.

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 27 by a vote of 20 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HJR 27 the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska federal prisoners.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 28 : Taiwan: Trade & World Health Assembly
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

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 2003, and to support negotiation of a free trade agreement with the Republic of China.

05-18-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 28 by a vote of 17 to zero on Sunday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage), HJR 28 encourages the United States Congress to endorse a request by the Republic of China to be granted Observer Status at the World Health Assembly Annual Conference in May of 2003. HJR 28 also urges the United States Congress to encourage the administration of President George W. Bush to negotiate a free trade agreement with the Republic of China. HJR 28 moves to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 30 : Eliminate Social Security Offset
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 42
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Relating to supporting the repeal of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions from the Social Security Act.

Version: CS HJR 30 (STA) Am
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

This resolution calls on the Alaskan Congressional Delegation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision which reduces social security benefits based on other retirement earnings from public servants who participated in other retirement and pension plans during their work history.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 31 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund and to payments to certain state residents from the Alaska permanent fund; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.

Version: CSHJR 31 (STA)
Contact: Todd Larkin, 465-3466
Action: 04-07-04: H(STA) » H(JUD)

This bill would place a question on the November ballot amending the constitution to pay the Permanent Fund Dividend out in a single payment. The balance to be used to establish a fund used to finance state government. Amended to establish April 1, 2005 as the date of payment, unless written notice is received by the state.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 32 : Labeling Of Salmon Food Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 38
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of salmon and salmon food products.

Version: CS HJR 32 (FSH) AM S
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 03-15-04: Passed the Senate

Amended to replace "salmon" with "fish" making the resolution include all Alaskan Wild fish and amended language to reflect a more positive image and healthy benefits of wild Alaskan fish. Amended to fix minor language change.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 33 : Remove OxyContin From Market
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to requesting that the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Congress remove OxyContin from the market.

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 35 : Mad Cow Disease/Country of Origin Labels
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to mad cow disease and country-of-origin labeling for meat products.

Version: CS HJR 35 (L&C)
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4748
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HJR 35 supports the USDA efforts to label beef from its country of origin.

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

HJR 36 : Mitigating Glacier Bay Fishing Closures
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Requesting the National Park Service to mitigate the adverse economic effects of commercial fishing closures and restrictions in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Version: SCS HJR 36 (RES)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 464-4963
Action: 05-03-04: (S)RES (S)RLS

This Resolution asks the National Park Service to take simple steps to mitigate the adverse consequences that fishing closures in Glacier Bay have had on those who once participated.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 37 : Constitutional Amendment: Gas Revenue Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska creating the gas revenue endowment fund, relating to deposits to the fund, limiting appropriations from the fund based on an averaged percent of the fund market value, relating to deposits to the permanent fund, and relating to deposits to the budget reserve fund.

HJR 38 : Constitutional Amendment: Guarantee Permanent Fund Dividend
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska to guarantee the permanent fund dividend, establishing the earnings reserve account, and relating to the Alaska permanent fund.

HJR 39 : Constitutional Amendment: Education Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to education.

HJR 40 : Don't Amend bill Replacing Initiative
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

Relating to a commitment that any bill replacing an initiative that was certified to be placed on the ballot not be amended for at least two years after enactment; and to a commitment to refrain from passing a bill that would void an initiative to allow direct elections to fill vacancies in the office of United States Senator.

HJR 41 : Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to support for the Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act.

Version: CS HJR 41 (RES)
Contact: Julie Lucky, 465-4766
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HRJ 41 Request that the Alaska State Legislature supports efforts by the Alaska congressional delegation to pass the Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act of 2003. Amended to add to who received the resolution.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 24 KB]

HJR 42 : Exxon Valdez Damage Claims
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

Requesting Exxon Mobil Corporation to pay claimants for court-ordered damages resulting from the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

HJR 43 : Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund Income for Dividends
Sponsored by Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund to be used for a program of dividends for all state residents and providing a conditional effect and effective date for the amendment.

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 45 : Appointment Of U.S. Representatives
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

Requesting the United States Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that a vacancy in the office of United States Representative may be filled by appointment until an election can be held.

Version: CS HJR 45 (STA)
Contact: Joe McKinnon, 465-4940
Action: 04-20-04: (H)STA » (H)JUD

HJR 45 urges Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to authorize state legislatures to adopt legislation enabling the executive to temporarily fill by appointment vacancies in the state's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Minor language changes made in committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 46 : Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund Appropriations/ Inflation-Proofing
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the principal of the Alaska permanent fund; limiting appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund to amounts equal to that part of the market value of the fund that exceeds the principal based on an averaged percent of the fund market value.

Version: HJR 46
Contact: Pete Ecklund 465-4930
Action: 04-14-04: (H)FIN » (H)RLS

HJR 46 proposes an amendment to the constitution that would create a modified Percent of Market Value (POMV) endowment approach to managing the permanent fund. HJR 46 proposes an amendment to the constitution that would create a modified Percent of Market Value (POMV) endowment approach to managing the permanent fund.

The amendment would limit appropriations from the fund to up to 5% of the total market value of the fund, averaged over a 5-year period. However, if there is not sufficient market value above principal to payout the 5% calculation, the payout would be restricted to the amount equal to that part of the market value of the fund that exceeds principal.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 47 : Constitutional Amendment: Permanent Fund Appropriations/ Inflation-Proofing
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the principal of the Alaska permanent fund; limiting appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund to amounts equal to that part of the market value of the fund that exceeds the principal based on an averaged percent of the fund market value; and permitting appropriations from the permanent fund only for costs of administering the fund, a program of dividend payments for state residents, and public education.

Version: HJR 47
Contact: Pete Ecklund 465-3424
Action: 04-14-04: (H)FIN » (H)RLS

HJR 47 proposes an amendment to the constitution that would create a modified Percent of Market Value (POMV) endowment approach to managing the permanent fund. The amendment would limit appropriations from the fund to up to 5% of the total market value of the fund, averaged over a 5-year period. However, if there is not sufficient market value above principal to payout the 5% calculation, the payout would be restricted to the amount equal to that part of the market value of the fund that exceeds principal.
HJR 47 limits appropriations from the payout to only being used for the following purposes: 1) costs of administering the permanent fund, 2) dividends to state residents, and 3) public education.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 48 : Taiwan Status And President
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by the Hou. Economic Development, International Trade & Tourism Committee

Sending a message of goodwill to President Chen Shui-bian, and reaffirming the Alaska State Legislature's 2003 resolution urging the United States Congress to support the granting of official Observer Status to the Republic of China and to support negotiation of a free trade agreement with the Republic of China.

Version: CS HJR 48 (RLS)
Contact: Mike Pawlowski, 465-4930
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

This resolution reaffirms the Alaska State Legislature's action in Legislative Resolve 29, which encouraged the United States Congress to endorse a request by the Republic of China in Taiwan to be granted Observer Status at the World Health Organization

| Sponsor Statement |


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House Resolutions 1 - 9 Alaska State Legislature

HR 1 : House Special Committee: Economic. Development, Trade & Tourism
Passed House! Hou. Resolve 1
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Economic Development, International Trade, and Tourism.

HR 2 : House Special Committee: Education
Passed House! Hou. Resolve 2
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Education.

HR 3 : House Special Committee: Fisheries
Passed House! Hou. Resolve 3
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Fisheries.

HR 4 : House Special Committee: Military & Veterans' Affairs
Passed House! Hou. Resolve 4
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.

HR 5 : House Special Committee: Oil & Gas
Passed House! Hou. Resolve 5
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Oil and Gas.

HR 6 : House Special Committee: Ways & Means
Passed House! Hou. Resolve 6
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.

HR 7 : Resources Room Named After Ramona Barnes
Passed House! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Dedicating the House Resources Committee Room of the Alaska State Capitol to the late Representative Ramona L. Barnes.

Version: HR 7 (Rules)
Contact: Janet Seitz 465-4968
Action: 01-29-04: Passed House

The Ramona L. Barnes Committee Room memorializes the dedication of former Representative Ramona L. Barnes, who served for two decades as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives.

HR 8 : Ronald Reagan Day
Passed House! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nick Stepovich

Recognizing February 6, 2004, as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

Version: HR 8
Contact: Ryan Colgan, 465-3004
Action: 02-05-04: Passed House

HR 8 recognizes February 6, 2004 as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

HR 9 : House Interim Gas Pipeline Committee
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee

Establishing the House Special Committee on Natural Gas Pipelines as a special and an interim committee of the House of Representatives of the Twenty-Third Alaska State Legislature.


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House Special Concurrent Resolutions Alaska State Legislature

HSCR 1 : Disapproving Executive Order 107
Sponsored by the Hou. Les Gara

Disapproving Executive Order No. 107, relating to the transfer of certain functions of the Department of Fish and Game to the Department of Natural Resources and to the transfer of certain functions within the Department of Natural Resources.

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


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