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HB 1 : Stalking & Protective Orders
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order; and amending Rules 4 and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 1 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Harry Crawford (D-Anchorage), HB 1 allows the victims of stalking to seek and obtain a protective order in cases of stalking that are not crimes involving domestic violence. The bill streamlines the process for public safety and judicial practitioners by harmonizing the arrest and notification procedures to mirror those already in place for domestic violence situations. The bill adds the crime of violation of a child protective order and of a violation of a stalking protective order; these changes also reflect existing practitioner procedures.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 2 : Civil Statute Of Limitations/Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; and providing for an effective date.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 2 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer, HB 2 establishes the civil statute of limitations at three years for misdemeanor sexual assault, misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor, incest, and felony indecent exposure. Under HB 2, Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor, a class B felony, is added to the list of sexual assault crimes in which the civil statute of limitations is removed.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 9 : Home Inspectors/Contractors
Signed into Law! Chapter 134 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the registration of individuals who perform home inspections; relating to regulation of contractors; relating to registration fees for specialty contractors, home inspectors, and associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection requirements for residential loans purchased or approved by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by and against home inspectors and to civil actions arising from residential unit inspections; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 10 : Group Health Insurance For Private Groups
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the definition of group health insurance, and allowing the Department of Administration to obtain a policy or policies of group health care insurance for employers that are small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, or small associations for insurance purposes; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB10 (FIN)
Contact: John Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 10 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 10 allows small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, small associations, or self-employed individuals to create associations that can participate in group health insurance plans. These entities can then purchase health insurance coverage for their employees. HB 10 moves to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Amended to make date current.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 11 : Deposits To The Permanent Fund
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to deposits to the Alaska permanent fund from mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale proceeds, net profit shares under AS 38.05.180(f) and (g), federal mineral revenue sharing payments received by the state from mineral leases, and bonuses received by the state from mineral leases, and limiting deposits from those sources to the 25 percent required under art. IX, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

05-17-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 11 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 11 changes the statute that directs 50-percent of Alaska's mineral revenues to the Permanent Fund and returns the amount to the constitutionally required 25-percent.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 12 : Harassment By Electronic Communication
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to harassment.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 12 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Representative Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 12 adds obscene email and email that threatens physical injury or sexual contact to the legal definition of harassment.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 14 : Permanent Fund Allowable Absences
Signed into Law! Chapter 116 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to an absence from the state while providing care for a terminally ill grandparent for purposes of determining eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 14 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 14 expands the legal definition of a family to include grandparents. This addition allows Alaskans to leave state for an extended amount of time to provide care for terminally ill grandparents without fear of losing eligibility for the permanent fund dividend.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 15 : Telemarketers No-Call Lists
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to establishing the Alaska No-Call List, a data base of residential telephone customers who do not wish to receive telephonic solicitations; providing that the data base be compiled at no cost to the customers; requiring paid telephonic sellers to purchase the data base; requiring telephonic sellers to identify themselves; requiring telephonic solicitors who are otherwise exempt from registration as telephonic solicitors to file with the Department of Law and purchase the data base; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 15 JUD
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-6541
Action: 05-07-04: (S)FIN » (S)RLS

Committee Substitute for HB 15 gives the Department of Law the authority to require telemarketers to register, pay fees and face penalties for non-compliance, defines groups which will be exempt from the law and brings Alaska law in-line with Federal Regulations. Minor language changes in Finance.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 16 : Stranded Gas Development Act Amendments
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act amending the standards applicable to determining whether, for purposes of the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, a proposed new investment constitutes a qualified project, and repealing the deadline for applications relating to the development of contracts for payments in lieu of taxes and for royalty adjustments that may be submitted for consideration under that Act; and providing for an effective date.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 16 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 16 expands the areas of potential gas exploration and development that fall under the Act. Currently, the statute only qualifies natural gas projects that export the gas in liquefied form. HB 16 would allow gas development and transportation in any form and does not specify a pipeline route. HB 16 also extends the June 30, 2001 deadline to March 31, 2005 to allow the state and producers to begin new contract negotiations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 18 : Parental Liability For Child's Damage
Signed into Law! Chapter 94 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the liability of parents and legal guardians of minors who destroy property.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 18 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HB 18 changes the limit on recovery of property damaged by a minor. HB 18 will allow for a person, municipal corporation, association, village, school district, or religious or charitable organization to recover up to $25,000 from parents or guardians of a minor who knowingly destroys property.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 23 : Restitution For Crime Victims
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 23 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 23 enables the court to consider documented volunteer labor as a factor in the process of determining restitution.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

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

HB 28 : Oil & Gas Royalty Modification
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to adjustments to royalty reserved to the state to encourage otherwise uneconomic production of oil and gas; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 28 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 28 provides a more flexible method to calculate oil and gas royalties so that the State can encourage production of oil and gas fields that might be marginal or not economically feasible under the current system.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 29 : Real Property Transactions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to representatives of buyers and sellers in real property transactions.

Version: SCS CS SS HB 29 (JUD)
Contact: Amanda Wilson, 465-4968
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

This legislation informs and protects consumers and assists the commerce of our state. It will shield the public from vicarious liability inherent in our current law and protects small brokers in small communities. This bill is fully endorsed by the real estate community. Amended to allow an exemption for entities that 1) are businesses, 2) worth over $2 mil, AND 3) the business requests the exemption. Also, government agencies and corporations that issue publicly traded securities are exempt. The purpose of SSHB 29 is to protect consumers who are unsophisticated when it comes to buying real estate. The entities exempted by this amendment are not unsophisticated when it comes to real estate transactions, and therefore should be allowed an exemption. Several substantive amendments were made in committee. Awaiting Legislative Legal's draft.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 3 pages - 300 KB]

HB 31 : Initiative/Referendum Petitions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

An Act relating to initiative and referendum petitions; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 31
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate » Notice of Recon.

HB 31 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). HB 31 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. HB 31 is a constitutional amendment and therefore will face a vote of the people.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 34 : Repeal Sunset Of Negotiated Regulation Making
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to negotiated regulation making; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 34 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 34 repeals the July 1st, 2003 sunset date on Negotiated Regulation Making.

| Sponsor Statement |.

HB 36 : Electronic Mail
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to electronic mail activities and making certain electronic mail activities unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 45 : Second Verse Of Alaska's State Song
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song.

05-01-03 : House Bill 45 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 45 would officially add a second verse to the Alaska state song to celebrate the contributions of the Native culture and highlight the dignity of diverse cultures. HB 45 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 46 : Primary Election Ballots
Signed into Law! Chapter 96 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to ballots.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 46 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 46 instructs the Director of the Division of Elections to offer voters in primary elections the choice of a separate ballot presenting only the ballot titles and propositions for voting. HB 46 does not change the closed-primary system. HB 46 offers voters the additional choice of a "no-party," "issues-only" ballot.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 49 : Expand DNA Database
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the DNA identification registration system; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 49 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 49 requires all convicted felons and sexual offenders, including those in custody, to submit DNA samples to the Alaska State Database. Juveniles adjudicated and in custody on the same offenses must also submit samples to the database.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 51 : Labeling Of Prescribed Drugs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act requiring pharmacists to include generic drug information on containers in which brand-name prescription drug orders are dispensed.

Version: CS HB 51 (HES)
Contact: Chris Knight, 465-6867
Action: 05-08-03: Passed the Senate

House Bill 51 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), HB 51 requires pharmacists to include the generic drug name on containers of a brand name drug. The requirement aims inform people of a brand name drug's generic name and prevent them from mistakenly overdosing on the same drug. House Bill 51 awaits assignment to its next Senate committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 52 : Sex Crime And Pornography Forfeitures
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the forfeiture of property used to possess or distribute child pornography, to commit indecent viewing or photography, to commit a sex offense, or to solicit the commission of, attempt to commit, or conspire to commit possession or distribution of child pornography, indecent viewing or photography, or a sexual offense.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 52 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 52 will give courts additional punitive sentencing options against sexual predators and award forfeited computer technology to law enforcement agencies for ongoing monitoring operations. HB 52 also makes providing billing services for a child pornography website a felony.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 56 : Unfair Trade Practices Atty Fees/Costs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to the attorney fees and costs awarded in certain court actions relating to unfair trade practices; and, if considered court rule changes, amending Rules 54(d), 79, and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Version: CS HB 56 (L&C)
Contact: Cindy Smith, 465-2647
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

This bill provides the state with a needed tool to fight consumer fraud more effectively. HB 56 allows the state to recover its full enforcement, investigation and court cost if it prevails in a consumer protection action.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 57 : Royalty Gas Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production as it relates to the manufacture of certain value-added products.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 57 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 57 gives the Commissioner of Natural Resources authority to negotiate royalty contracts on natural gas and includes manufacturers in the negotiating process.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 58 : Reinstatement Of Native Corporations
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

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

04-14-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 58 into law on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster (D-Nome), HB 58 would offer a one-time window for previously dissolved Native Village Corporations to apply for reinstatement and retain their legal standing and assets.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 59 : Cleanup Of Illegal Drug Sites
Signed into Law! Chapter 142 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or stored; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 59 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 59 will require the property owner to clean up hazardous materials when law enforcement agencies discover an illegal drug lab. The owner must provide test results that show the levels of contamination to be below Department of Environmental Conservation limits (DEC) before the property can be used again. The DEC or a law enforcement entity will provide cleanup guidelines, testing procedures and a list of laboratories for testing the property to the property owner. Future property buyers must be notified of the previous presence of a lab on the property.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 61 : Oil & Gas Tax Credit For Exploration/Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing an exploration and development incentive tax credit for persons engaged in the exploration for and development of less than 150 barrels of oil or of gas for sale and delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in the state; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 61 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 61 creates a new income tax credit for exploration and development of natural gas reserves south of the Brooks Range.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 64 : Purchase Of Structured Settlements
Signed into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to court approval of the purchase of structured settlements.

05-14-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 64 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster (D-Nome), HB 64 allows the reassignment of structured settlements only after courts approve the measure. HB 64 also outlines what considerations must be made before such transfers are approved. HB 64 ensures village residents understand the implications of selling structured settlements before they agree to the transaction.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 68 : Office Of Victims' Rights: Include Munis.
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

04-14-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 68 into law on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 68 clarifies that municipalities be specifically included in the definition of a justice agency to help the Office of Victims' Rights act on behalf of the victims it represents.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 69 : Regulation Of Shallow Natural Gas
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to regulation of shallow natural gas leasing and closely related energy projects; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 69 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 69 ensures that the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has the authority and discretion necessary to regulate shallow gas drilling while also providing for human safety and environmental protection.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 71 : Extend Board Of Midwives
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives.

05-09-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law House Bill 71 on Friday. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HB 71 extends the Board of Midwives until June 30, 2007. Otherwise, the board terminates June 30, 2003 and must conclude its administrative operations within the following year. The board serves both to make sure people practicing midwifery are aware of the level of experience and education expected of them and to hold them accountable to an established standard of care.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 74 : Extend Board Of Nursing
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Nursing.

03-27-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 74 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Eagle River), HB 74 Extends the Board of Nursing to June 30, 2007. Otherwise the board would have terminated on June 30, 2003. The board establishes the minimum education and work experience requirements that individuals must meet to become licensed nurses or certified nursing aides. The board also investigates complaints against licensed professionals and takes disciplinary licensing action when appropriate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 75 : Appropriations: Operating Budget/Loans/Funds
Signed into Law! Chapter 83 SLA 03
Sponsored by the 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 under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved conference committee version of House Bill 75 by a vote of 12 to eight and the Alaska House of Representatives approved the conference committee version of HB 75 by a vote of 28 to nine on Wednesday. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 75 is the operating budget for Fiscal Year 2004.
HB 75 moves to the Governor.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 76 : Appropriations: Mental Health Budget
Signed into Law! Chapter 84 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

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

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved the conference committee version of House Bill 76 by a vote of 20 to zero and the Alaska House of Representatives approved the conference committee version of HB 76 by a vote of 33 to four on Wednesday. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 76 contains the operating expenses for the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program.
HB 76 moves to Conference Committee.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 79 : AK Regional Economic Assistance Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 110 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

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

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 79 into law. Sponsored by the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee, HB 79 extends the Alaska Regional Development Organizations (ARDOR) Program until June 1, 2008. Otherwise, the board terminates June 1, 2003. The ARDOR Program creates regional entities that improve the local economy and eliminate region-wide economic development barriers. Currently 13 ARDOR's exist. They enable local officials and businesses to pool their limited resources and work together on economic development issues; develop partnerships among public, private, and other organizations; and provide needed technical assistance via direct links with local citizens.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 81 : Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection
Signed into Law! Chapter 97 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to motor vehicle emissions; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 81 into law. HB 81, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), streamlines existing motor vehicle emission statutes to improve compliance and enforcement, provide consistency between the departments that oversee emission programs and registration of vehicles, prevent extraneous testing requirements, and protect consumers that are shopping for used vehicles.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 82 : Commercial Electronic Mail
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act making certain activities related to commercial electronic mail unlawful as unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 82 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 82 requires anyone sending unsolicited commercial email with sexually explicit content to include the letters "ADV: ADLT" in the subject line.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 83 : Revised Uniform Arbitration Act
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

An Act adopting a version of the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; relating to the state's existing Uniform Arbitration Act; amending Rules 3, 18, 19, 20, and 21, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 601, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and Rule 402, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 83 (JUD)
Contact: Lisa Weissler, 465-4919
Action: 05-06-04: (S)JUD » (S)RLS

An Act adopting a version of the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; relating to the state's existing Uniform Arbitration Act; amending Rules 3, 18, 19, 20, and 21, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 601, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and Rule 402, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 13 KB]

HB 86 : Injunctions Against Permitted Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 86 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 86 makes the party that causes a work stoppage on a project to assume responsibility for their actions, if the court determines the action was improper.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 92 : Clergy To Report Child Abuse
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to reports by members of the clergy and custodians of clerical records who have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has suffered harm as a result of child abuse or neglect.

04-25-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 92 by a vote of 32 to six on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HB 92 adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child abuse to the appropriate authorities.
HB 92 will moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 97 : Long Term Leases of Alaska RR Land
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act authorizing a long-term lease of certain Alaska Railroad Corporation land at Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.

05-06-03 : House Bill 97 moved out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), House Bill 97 extends the lease of a parcel of Alaska Railroad land in Anchorage from 55 to 75 years so a developer can qualify to obtain a Federal Government (HUD 202) grant to construct a senior housing complex. HB 97 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 98 : Sport Fishing Seasons for Youth
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to sport fishing seasons and areas for persons under 16 years of age.

Version: HB 98
Contact: Henry Webb, 465-2095
Action: 03-17-04: Passed the Senate

HB 98 allows the Board of Fish to make special fisheries for people 16 years old and younger.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 100 : Supplemental Appropriations: Fast Track
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental and other appropriations; amending appropriations; and providing for an effective date.

03-17-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 100 into law on Monday. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee by request of the governor, HB 100 appropriates more than $71 million in general funds for expenses that changed during the 2003 fiscal year. HB 100 also includes $1.3 million to support opening ANWR to oil and gas exploration.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 101 : Appropriation: Grant to Arctic Power for ANWR
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

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.

02-26-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 101 by a vote of 34 to three on Wednesday. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee, HB 101 appropriates $1.1 million in general funds to Arctic Power to promote the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas developments. The Native Village of Kaktovik and the governor's office will receive $100,000 each for the same purpose. HB 101 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 102 : Concealed Deadly Weapons Legal
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

HB 104 : Payment of Fishery Business Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 55 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to payment of the fisheries business tax and to security for collection of the fisheries business tax.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 104 in law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens by recommendation of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 104 allows fish processing applicants to avoid posting a bond for twice the estimated fisheries business tax if they: remit all tax obligation on a monthly basis by paying the taxes due on or before the fifteenth day of the month following the month in which the tax liability is incurred, and file a bond in the amount of $50,000; or provide the Department of Revenue with proof that the applicant is the owner of real property in the state at a value of at least $100,000.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 105 : Commercial Fishing Loans
Signed into Law! Chapter 56 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to loans to satisfy past due federal tax obligations of commercial fishermen and to the commercial fishing loan program.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 105 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens, HB 105 allows fishermen to obtain secured loans for Internal Revenue Service debt retirement.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 106 : Definition of Lobbying
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

An Act amending the definition of 'lobbyist' in the Regulation of Lobbying Act, and as it applies in the act setting standards of conduct for legislators and legislative employees, to define 'regular' and 'substantial' as those terms describe activities for which a person receives consideration for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 109 : Treasury Warrants
Signed into Law! Chapter 98 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to the limitation on payment of state treasury warrants; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 109 into law. Sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee, HB 109 reduces the amount of time that a treasury warrant is valid and allows stale-dated warrants to be paid immediately.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 111 : Extend Regulatory Commission Of Alaska
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act extending the termination date of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 111 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 111 extends the life of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) to June 30, 2007. The RCA must hold public hearings and issue proposed regulations no later than November 15, 2003. HB 111 adds to the RCA’s policy that it shall encourage competition in the telecommunications industry; however, the established carrier shall not be placed at a disadvantage. How competition will be regulated also depends on whether a service area that has more than one telecommunications carrier also truly has a competitive environment.

| Bill Backup: Nan Thompson @ 276-6222 |
| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 112 : AIDEA Authority To Issue Bonds
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the authority of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds; and providing for an effective date.

05-19-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Bill 112 by a vote of 18 to two on Monday. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by request of the governor, HB 112 extends the time the Alaska Industrial and Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for development projects $10,000,000 or less in value without legislative approval. Currently AIDEA has until July 1, 2003. HB 112 extends that time until July 1, 2007. HB 112 also makes permanent the tax exemption for a non-exclusive right to use property owned by AIDEA. After a reconsideration vote, HB 112 moves to the Governor.

| Bill Backup: Sara Fisher-Goad @ 269-3000 |
| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 114 : Issuance Of Search Warrants
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by the Alaska Supreme Court

An Act relating to the issuance of a search warrant.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 114 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by request of the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska, HB 114 allows the court to accept a faxed affidavit in support of a search warrant, or, telephonic testimony, under the circumstances that those options avoid a delay that would interfere with an ongoing investigation.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 118 : Transportation Of Commercial Fish
Signed into Law! Chapter 112 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Task Force Committee

An Act relating to the transportation and sale of certain commercially caught fish by an agent of a commercial fishing permit holder and to the sale of fish; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkwoski signed HB 118 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) on recommendation by the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 118 allows commercial fishermen to hire their own tender or pool their resources on one boat to transport fish to market. Currently, transporting another person's fish is illegal unless you are a licensed processor or act as a contractor for a licensed processor. HB 118 will require the person transporting the fish to have a transporter permit in addition to the currently required fish ticket. This arrangement allows a fisherman to retain ownership of the fish while authorizing an associate or another vessel to transport and sell the fish.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 120 : Service Contract Sales Are Not Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 143 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act excluding service contracts from regulation as insurance; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 120 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 120 exempts service contracts from insurance statutes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 123 : Alaska Human Resource Investment Council
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Moses

An Act relating to the allocation of money appropriated to the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 123 (FIN)
Contact: Tim Benintendi, 465-4451
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

This bill would add Southwest Vocational & Education Center to the King Salmon and Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat, Inc. People Learning Center to the list of groups that may receive funding under Alaska Human Resource Investment Council.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 9 KB]

HB 124 : Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers/Employer
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to commercial motor vehicle drivers and their employers and to railroad-highway grade crossings; and providing for an effective date.

06-02-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 124 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm, HB 124 conforms Alaska commercial driver law to federal standards to avoid the loss of between $20 million and $40 million. HB 124 requires certain commercial vehicles to approach with flashers and stop at all highway railroad crossings. The bill prohibits an employer of a commercial vehicle from knowingly allowing, authorizing, or encouraging the driver to violate any federal, state, or municipal code or regulation relating to highway railroad crossings. HB 124 also requires the court to disqualify a commercial motor vehicle driver for certain periods of time upon conviction of such violations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 127 : Roadside Memorials
Signed into Law! Chapter 125 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker

An Act allowing certain roadside memorials to be placed within the right-of-way of a state highway.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 127 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 127 allows for roadside memorials within the right-of-way on state highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 135 : Marital & Family Therapists
Signed into Law! Chapter 152 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to marital and family therapists.

05-18-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Bill 135 by a vote of 18 to zero on Sunday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), HB 135 adds the Board of Marital and Family Therapy to the list of boards that may request the Division of Occupational Licensing to contract for substance abuse treatment under licensed therapists. HB 135 also gives the Board of Marital and Family Therapy authority to order a licensed marital and family therapist to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if the board has credible evidence sufficient to conclude that the therapist's physical or mental capacity to practice safely is at issue, allows for individual client contact to be used as hours toward licensing, requires the therapist to communicate to a potential victim or law enforcement officer if a threat of imminent serious physical harm to an identified victim has been made by a client, and imposes disciplinary sanctions with regard to therapist sexual misconduct. After a reconsideration vote, HB 135 will move to the Senate for reconsideration.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 139 : Closing Certain Land To Mineral Entry
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act approving an interim classification by the commissioner of natural resources closing certain land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new mineral entry; and providing for an effective date.

04-16-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 139 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage/Girdwood/Portage/Whittier), HB 139 will close state land in the upper Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new mineral entry for ten years.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 140 : Benefits For Certain RIP Participants
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to benefits for retired teachers or employees who participated in retirement incentive programs and are subsequently reemployed as a commissioner; and providing for an effective date.

05-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 140 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 140 allows a person who retired under a retirement incentive program (RIP) to return to state service as a commissioner without being penalized. HB 140 allows a member of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) who retired under a (RIP) to accept the position of commissioner without forfeiting the incentive credit or becoming indebted to the TRS or PERS. The member can also continue to receive TRS or PERS retirement benefits during reemployment.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 145 : Attorney Fees: Public Interest Litigants
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to public interest litigants and to attorney fees; and amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 145 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, HB 145 abrogates the special status given to public interest litigants with respect to the award of attorney fees and costs.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 146 : Child Support/Social Security Numbers
Signed into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act repealing the termination date of certain provisions that require the reporting of social security numbers and automated data matching with financial institutions for child support enforcement purposes; and providing for an effective date.

05-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 146 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 146 repeals a sunset law on reporting social security numbers and automated data matching with financial institutions for the purpose of child support enforcement. By continuing to report this information, Alaska will continue to receive federal funds to finance the state child support program and the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 151 : Dwelling Design/Construction Claims
Signed into Law! Chapter 136 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act instructing the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors to adopt minimum technical standards relating to the practice of surveying.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 151 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HB 151 provides homeowners and construction professionals with a process to solve construction defect issues on new homes or homes that undergo substantial remodeling, before needless litigation ensues.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 154 : Under School Age Students
Signed into Law! Chapter 50 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to admission to and advancement in public schools of children under school age; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 154 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 154 removes a school district's ability to offer early entry as standard practice to access the foundation formula and provide state funded pre-school programs. HB 154 prohibits districts from constructing curriculums that offer two years of kindergarten as a standard program.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 155 : Public Construction Project Requirements
Signed into Law! Chapter 111 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the submission of payroll information by contractors and subcontractors performing work on a public construction contract; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 155 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 155 eliminates the requirement for contractors and subcontractors doing public construction projects to file payroll records weekly with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 159 : Financial Institution Examinations/CFAB
Signed into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the frequency of examinations of certain persons licensed to engage in the business of making loans of money, credit, goods, or things in action; repealing the requirement for a state examination and evaluation of the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and providing for an effective date.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 159 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 159 changes the date of frequency of examinations of Small Loan Companies from 12 months to 18 months. HB 159 also eliminates the Division of Banking, Securities, and Corporations' examination of the Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank (CFAB).

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 160 : Emission Control Permit Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 46 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the emission control permit program; relating to fees for that program and to the accounting of receipts deposited in the emission control permit receipts account; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 160 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 160 reforms the permit review process to make permitting predictable, reliable and rational. HB 160 allows DEC's program to reflect national precedents, court decisions, and incorporate best practices from other states into Alaska permits. It differentiates major source from minor source permits. It regulates minor sources based on standardized permit conditions that incorporate best management practices. It exempts sources based on standardized permit conditions that incorporate best management practices. It exempts sources from permitting to the extent allowed under federal law. HB 160 also achieves efficiency through adopting federal rules by reference.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 162 : Increase Business License Fee
Signed into Law! Chapter 47 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act increasing the fee for a state business license; and providing for an effective date.

06-09-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 162 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by request of the governor, HB 162 increases the fee for a business license.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 165 : Community Schools
Signed into Law! Chapter 99 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to community schools; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 165 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 165 repeals the grant program to provide assistance to local communities in the initial development, implementation and operations of community school programs. All school districts currently offer a community schools program.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 170 : Motor Vehicle Registration Fees
Signed into Law! Chapter 38 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act increasing certain motor vehicle registration fees; and providing for an effective date.

06-02-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 170 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 170 equalize registration fees between pick-up trucks and passenger vehicles, adjust commercial and private vehicle registration fees, and update vehicle recording and lien fees.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 171 : Repeal Charter School Grants
Signed into Law! Chapter 100 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act repealing the charter school grant program; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 171 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 171 discontinues the state start-up grants for charter schools.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 174 : Correspondence Study
Signed into Law! Chapter 114 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the state centralized correspondence study program, to funding for educational programs that occur primarily outside school facilities, and to the duties of school boards of borough and city school districts and regional educational attendance areas; and providing for an effective date.

05-19-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Bill 174 by a vote of 12 to eight on Monday. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 174 eliminates the Alyeska Central School's summer program in summer 2003, and the entire program in summer 2004. After a reconsideration vote, HB 174 will move to the Governor.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 177 : Concealed Handguns
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to concealed handguns; allowing persons whose applications have been rejected as unqualified or whose permits have been revoked or suspended to continue to carry concealed handguns in this state if the person has a permit from another jurisdiction; requiring the Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements concerning the carrying of concealed handguns.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 177 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stolze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 177 recognizes concealed weapon permit holders from other states as valid permit holders in Alaska. HB 177 also requires the Alaska Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states when it benefits Alaska permit holders.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 184 : Individual Deferred Annuities
Signed into Law! Chapter 101 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to individual deferred annuities; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 184 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 184 is a proposed insurance code revision. HB 184 adjusts guaranteed minimum interest rates that determine minimum values that holders of a fixed annuity product must receive upon policy surrender.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 187 : Extend Board Of Storage Tank Assistance
Signed into Law! Chapter 33 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by the Jnt. Legislative Budget & Audit Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Storage Tank Assistance; and providing for an effective date.

05-29-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 187 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by request of Joint Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, HB 187 extends the Board of Storage Tank Assistance to June 30, 2007. Otherwise the board will sunset on June 30, 2003. The board (BSTA) helps the owners and operators of underground storage tanks (UST's) to comply with state and federal regulations enacted in response to nationwide concern over possible contamination of drinking water from leaking tanks. These regulations cover areas including the design, construction and installation of new tanks, and tightened standards for the retrofitting of existing tanks.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 188 : Bail Schedule For Skiing Violation
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to issue citations for certain skiing violations; relating to establishing a bail schedule for certain skiing violations and to procedures for issuing a citation for a skiing violation.

Version: HB 188
Contact: Sara Wright, 465-4949
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 188 allows for citations to be issued in ski areas throughout the State and provides the Court with the necessary authority to adopt the bail forfeiture schedule for the violations included in the Statute.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 191 : Coastal Management Programs
Signed into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the Alaska coastal management program and to policies and procedures for consistency reviews and the rendering of consistency determinations under that program; relating to the functions of coastal resource service areas; creating an Alaska Coastal Program Evaluation Council; eliminating the Alaska Coastal Policy Council; annulling certain regulations relating to the Alaska coastal management program; relating to actions based on private nuisance; relating to zoning within a third class borough covered by the Alaska coastal management program; and providing for effective dates.

05-21-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 191 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee by recommendation of the governor, HB 191 seeks to streamline the Alaska Coastal Management Program by relying on existing state statutes and regulations as the enforceable policies of the ACMP. HB 191 first allows municipalities to retain their existing land use authorities to regulate private activity within their jurisdiction. Second, the bill authorizes the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as the implementing agency, to adopt local ordinances as enforceable policies to be applied in consistency reviews of federal projects and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) development. The DNR would consult with the local government when interpreting and applying the local ordinance as part of a consistency review. Third, the bill would specifically adopt certain existing coastal district policies for federal OCS development as state enforceable policies.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 194 : Regional Development Org Tax Credit
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act creating a tax credit under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act for contributions to regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

05-08-03 : House Bill 194 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage), HB 194 creates a tax credit for contributions made by businesses to Alaskan regional development organizations. This legislation limits the tax credit to the first $10,000 contributed by a business to a regional development organization. The tax credit allowed under HB 194, when combined with credits allowed under various other tax credit provisions in statute, may not exceed the previously established limit of $150,000. This tax credit will sunset in 2005.
HB 194 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

HB 195 : State Health Insurance Plan
Signed into Law! Chapter 102 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the state health insurance plan; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 195 (L&C)
Contact: Heather Nobrega, 465-4968
Action: 05-21-04: Passed Legislature

HB 195 gives insurance companies the authority to offer an individual health insurance plan that does not provide coverage for all of the insurance mandates currently required in state statute, thus giving Alaskans a more affordable health insurance option.

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 196 : Carbon Sequestration
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

An Act relating to carbon sequestration; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 196 (RES) Am S
Contact: Lisa Weissler, 465-4919
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 7 KB]

HB 199 : Delete Minimum Wage Inflation - Proofing
Signed into Law! Chapter 148 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee by Request

An Act removing the annual adjustment to the minimum wage based on the rate of inflation; and providing for an effective date.

07-21-03 : Governor Murkowsk signed HB 199 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee, HB 199 removes the annual adjustment to the minimum wage based on the rate of inflation.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 203 : AIDEA Dividends To State
Signed into Law! Chapter 75 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the definitions of 'net income' and 'unrestricted net income' for purposes of calculating the dividends to be paid to the state by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and providing for an effective date.

05-12-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Bill 203 by a vote of 20 to zero on Monday. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee, HB 203 further clarifies the definition of income that AIDEA uses to determine the dividend it will pay back to the state. HB 203 excludes expenses recorded as a result of recognizing impairment losses on development projects owned and operated by the authority. Impairment losses do not require current or future cash expenditure. Impairment losses recognize a write-down of the carrying value of physical assets paid for in the past.
After a vote of reconsideration, HB 203 moves to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

HB 209 : Municipal Tax: Property Affected By Disaster
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to municipal property tax adjustments for property affected by a disaster.

Version: CSHB 209(RLS)
Contact: Sue Wright 465-3779
Action: 02-13-04: Signed into law by Governor

HB 209 allows municipalities to provide for a tax reduction for property destroyed, damaged or otherwise reduced in value as a result of a disaster.

| Sponsor Statement |
| DCED Fiscal Note | [PDF - 1 Page - 10 KB]

HB 210 : Chitina Dip Net Fishery
Signed into Law! Chapter 118 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 210 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 210 eliminates the $25 fee for a Chitina Dipnetting Permit.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 213 : Provisional Driver's License
Passed Legislaturee! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to a provisional driver's license and to issuance of a driver's license; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 213 (FIN)
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-3744
Action: 05-01-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 213 creates a three-tiered system whereby young drivers pursue their full, unrestricted driver's license. Amended to clarify the definition of who may receive an exception for provisional license. Minor technical amendments made in FIN.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 214 : Punitive Damages Against Employers
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the recovery of punitive damages against an employer who is determined to be vicariously liable for the act or omission of an employee; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 214 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 214 changes the standard under which employers must pay for punitive damages assessed against their employees. HB 214 stipulates that unless an employer authorized the act that caused the damages, or acted recklessly or knowingly in approving of the act after it occurred, or the employee is of such a high rank that he or she is essentially the employer, then the employee's punitive damages should not be awarded against the employer.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 216 : Municipal Taxation Of Refined Fuel Products
Signed into Law! Chapter 117 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Labor & Commerce Comittee

An Act relating to municipal taxation of refined fuel products.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 216 into law. Sponsored by the House Labor and Commerce Committee, HB 216 clarifies that local governments have the right to tax any fuel consumed within their governmental boundaries, but do not have taxing authority for value added products refined for shipment and sale outside the local boundaries.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 224 : Cigarette Sales Requirements
Signed into Law! Chapter 103 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a tobacco product manufacturer's compliance with certain statutory requirements regarding cigarette sales; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 224 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 224 requires tobacco product manufacturers to annually certify that they are in compliance with the Master Settlement Agreement. The Department of Revenue will publish and update a directory of cigarettes that are approved for sale in this state. Cigarettes that are not listed in this directory are contraband and may not be sold in the state. The bill provides for civil penalties for selling or possessing contraband cigarettes.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 225 : Monopoly And Restraint Of Trade Actions
Signed into Law! Chapter 104 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to certain civil actions brought by the attorney general under monopoly and restraint of trade statutes; relating to the award of damages in actions brought under those statutes; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 225 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 225 updates the Alaska antitrust statutes consistent with recent United States Supreme Court precedent to provide a statutory basis for the attorney general to bring a parens patrie action on behalf of state businesses, residents, and governmental entities as indirect purchasers for violations of our antitrust statutes and to recover damages.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 226 : Organic Food
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to the sale, offer for sale, representation, and labeling of food or other agricultural products as organic, and to the state organic certification program; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 226 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 226 brings the state of Alaska's definition of organic agricultural products in line with the federal definition. HB 226 would create an Alaska organic certification program, providing in-state certification for organic agricultural producers, processors, and handlers.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 227 : District Courts & Small Claims
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

An Act increasing the jurisdictional limit for small claims and for magistrates from $7,500 to $10,000; increasing the jurisdictional limit of district courts in certain civil cases from $50,000 to $75,000; and amending Rule 11(a)(4), Alaska District Court Rules of Civil Procedure, relating to service of process for small claims.

Version: CS HB 227 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-4990
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 227 raises the jurisdictional limit for district courts from $50,000 to $75,000, this bill will allow for increases in inflation and provide increased flexibility for litigants regarding whether to file in district court or superior court. HB 227 was amended to:

· Increased the jurisdictional limit for district courts from $50,000 to $100,000 (original bill only increased it to $75,000).
· Expanded the jurisdiction of district court to include actions for false imprisonment, libel, slander, and malicious prosecution.
· Added a provision limiting magistrates from hearing certain small claims cases when service is made on a defendant outside the state.


| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 229 : Parole For Medical/Cognitive Disability
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who are severely medically and cognitively disabled.

05-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 229 into law. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee, HB 229 allows prisoners with medical or cognitive disabilities to be released on parole. The prisoner's condition must be such that he or she will not pose a threat to the public. HB 229 also authorizes a SARS control program.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 230 : Political Signs On Private Property
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to political signs on private property.

05-17-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 230 by a vote of 27 to six on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 230 amends state law to remove the restriction against the posting of campaign or political signs within road view or 660 feet (whichever is greater). House Bill 230 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 232 : Homer Mercury Classic
Signed into Law! Chapter 149 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to mercury classics; and providing for an effective date.

08-06-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 232 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), HB 232 will allow the Homer Chapter of the Kenai Peninsula Boys and Girls Club to operate and implement the "Homer Mercury Classic."

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 233 : Increase Education Funding
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

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

Version: CS HB 233 (FIN)
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 05-03-04: (S)FIN » (S)RLS

House Bill 233 moved out of the House on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, HB 233 increases the base student allocation in the state foundation formula. The increase will assist state local schools districts to meet, or, exceed the public's expectations and demands. HB 233 moves to the House Finance Committee. Amended to add $419 dollars per student to the foundation formula. Adds $84.5 million dollars for education.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 234 : Brewpubs; ABC Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 127 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to brewpubs, and continuing the existence of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 234 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 234 moves the Alcohol Beverage Control Board to the Department of Public Safety and lifts the restriction of 5-gallon quantity, or "growler" sales to brewpubs that brew their beer on their premises. HB 234 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Sectional Analysis |

HB 242 : Exam For CPA's
Signed into Law! Chapter 139 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to licensing of certified public accountants.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 242 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 242 updates Alaska Statute to recognize changes in the standardized testing procedures for Certified Public Accountants (CPA) adopted by the Society of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 243 : Evaluation Of Agency Programs
Signed into Law! Chapter 52 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing state agency program performance management and audit powers in the Office of the Governor for the evaluation of agency programs; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 243 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 243 establishes powers in the office of management and budget necessary to evaluate program performance by executive branch agencies. These powers include express authorization for the exercise of internal audit powers. HB 243 also makes certain audit records confidential.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 245 : Suits & Claims: Military/Fire/Defense
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to certain suits and claims by members of the military services or regarding acts or omissions of the organized militia; relating to liability arising out of certain search and rescue, civil defense, homeland security, and fire management and firefighting activities; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 245 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the governor, HB 245 provides that a person may not bring a lawsuit for damages that arise out of search and rescue activities, or the failure to initiate search and rescue activities. It also provides that a lawsuit for damages may not be brought by or on behalf of a member of the military services against the State of Alaska, the Alaska National Guard or other part of the Alaska organized militia, or any other member of the military services, for death, personal injury, or other injury of a member of the military services, including the United States military, the Alaska National Guard or other parts of the Alaska organized militia, or the national guard of another state, incurred during or arising out of activities that were part of the member's military service. HB 245 also broadens immunity to cover injury or property damage sustained by any civilian defense worker, including authorized volunteers and employees, and to specify that the immunity extends to employees of the state or district as well as the agents and representatives of the state or district. Finally, HB 245 requires that decisions regarding forest management related to fire control and suppression should be prompted by sound forestry and firefighting principles, rather than concerns regarding possible tort liability.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 246 : Limit On Oil & Gas Lease Acreage
Signed into Law! Chapter 92 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the limitation on upland acreage that a person may take or hold under oil and gas leases; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 246 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 246 increases the upland acreage limit for oil and gas leases from 500,000 acres to 750,000 acres, except for land north of the Umiat Meridian baseline.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 248 : Salary Of Chief Procurement Officer
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the annual salary of the chief procurement officer; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 248 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 248 requests an increase in the salary of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). The CPO now will head the division of general services in the Department of Administration; the director position of that division is being eliminated.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 249 : Restraint Of Trade: Fees And Costs
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to actions involving monopolies and restraint of trade; and providing for an effective date.

05-14-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 249 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 249 ensures that if judgment in an antitrust suit is for the defendant, the defendant shall be awarded the defendant's costs and reasonable attorney fees.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 250 : State Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 144 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jom Holm

An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 250 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 250 HB 250 modifies the procurement code pertaining to construction claims.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 251 : Marine Pilot For Foreign Pleasure Craft
Signed into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act exempting certain foreign pleasure craft from the mandatory pilotage requirement.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 251 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Anchorage/Birchwood), HB 251 exempts certain pleasure craft of foreign registry from the mandatory pilotage requirement.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 252 : OCC Licensing: Terms Of Board & Cont. Educ
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the terms of members of boards and commissions that regulate businesses and professions and to the duties of the members of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Version: SCS CS HB 252 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 252 modifies the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors' existing term limit statute so that serving a partial term of less than two years would not represent a full term on the AELS Board; however, serving a partial term of two or more years would count as a full 4-year term. HB 252 also provides the AELS Board statutory authority to develop mandatory continuing education programs for the professions it serves. Amended to establish a continuing eductation program and standards for that program.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 256 : Dividend Payment To State By AHFC
Signed into Law! Chapter 76 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to a dividend payment to the state made by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation each fiscal year; and providing for an effective date.

05-19-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Bill 256 by a vote of 12 to eight on Monday. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee, HB 256 amends and codifies the agreement between the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and the Legislature calling for the transfer of AHFC's net income to the State General Fund in the form of an annual dividend that funds debt service for certain bonds and capital projects. After a reconsideration vote, HB 256 will move to the House for concurrence.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 257 : Disclosures By Real Estate Licensees
Signed into Law! Chapter 128 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the disclosure requirements for real estate licensees, to disciplinary action against real estate licensees, to private actions against real estate licensees, and to real estate licensee agency relationships, fiduciary duties, and other duties; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 257 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 257 makes several changes to the disclosure statute. First, all references to a real estate "agent" have been replaced with real estate "licensee" to conform with the rest of the real estate statutes which use the term "licensee." Second, references to lessors and lessees have been added to the statute to reflect that the disclosure statute also applies to real estate lease transactions. Finally, HB 257 clarifies that a failure to disclose or obtain written consent as required by the statute does not give rise to a private cause of action, but can result in a disciplinary action against the licensee. However, in cases of fraud, misrepresentation or deceit, a person can bring an action against the real estate surety fund for damages. After a reconsideration vote, HB 257 will return to the House for concurrence.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 260 : Immunity For Providing Free Health Care
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to immunity for free health care services provided by certain health care providers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 260 (JUD)
Contact: Cameron Yourkowski, 465-3306
Action: 03-03-04: (S)JUD ==> (S)RSL

HB 260 extends the ability of licensed physicians and other health care providers to administer health care services free of charge. By exempting such services from malpractice liability, HB 260 would allow health care providers do donate their professional services at a lower personal cost. HB 260 will be especially helpful to retiring health professionals that wish to donate their services but do not still carry medical malpractice insurance. After a reconsideration vote, HB 260 will move to the Senate. Minor technical changes made in Senate Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 266 : Elections
Signed into Law! Chapter 113 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to elections, questioned ballots and questioned voters, voter registration, training of election officials, preparation of election materials, voter identification, absentee voting, counting ballots, and the primary election; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 266 into law. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 266 amends the state election code statutes as required to comply with a recently enacted federal law, the "Help America Vote Act of 2002."

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 267 : AK Railroad Bonds For Natural Gas Transport
Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

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 those facilities; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 267 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 267 authorizes 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. HB 267 also authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 269 : Safety Code Task Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 129 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act establishing the Safety Code Task Force; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 269 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Anchorage/Birchwood), HB 269 establishes a nine-member Safety Code Task Force that will discuss the features of the available published safety codes and recommend one family of codes to be adopted for the state. HB 269 moves to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Full Bill Text |
| Final Report |

HB 270 : Pharmacist Licensing
Signed into Law! Chapter 140 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to the licensure of pharmacists; and providing for an effective date.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 270 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Anchorage/Birchwood), HB 270 gives the Board the authority to deny a license to a new applicant if they find that the applicant has committed fraud, deceit, falsely advertised, convicted of a felony, etc. as listed in Alaska statute.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 271 : Passenger Vehicle Rental Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 105 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act levying and providing for the collection and administration of an excise tax on passenger vehicle rentals; and providing for an effective date.

06-16-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 271 into law. Sponsored by House Speaker Pete Kott (R-Eagle River), HB 271 levies a ten-percent sales tax on rental passenger vehicles and a three-percent sales tax on rental recreational vehicles.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 272 : Motor Vehicle Dealers
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to motor vehicle dealers.

Version: SCS CS HB 272 (L&C)
Contact: Linda sylvester, 465-3744
Action: 05-04-04: (S)L&C » (S)RLS

HB 273 : Parents' Waiver of Child's Sports Claim
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the right of a parent to waive an unemancipated child's claim of negligence against a provider of sports or recreational activities.

Version: SCS CSSSHB 273 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

SSHB 273 encourages the availability and affordability of sports and recreational activities to children by recognizing the right of a parent to choose to release, on behalf of his or her child, prospective negligence based claims that the child may accrue against the provider of such activities.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 280 : Commercial Motor Vehicles: Regulations
Signed into Law! Chapter 80 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the regulation of commercial motor vehicles to avoid loss or withholding of federal highway money, and to out-of-service orders concerning commercial motor vehicles; amending Rule 43.1, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

06-12-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 280 into law. Sponsored by the House Finance Committee, HB 280 transfers certain authority to regulate motor vehicles from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 282 : University Employee Research Contacts
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to contracts between the University of Alaska and its employees involving research or other development of intellectual property and to the authority of the president of the University of Alaska regarding employee contracts for development of intellectual property.

Version: HB 282
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

HB 282 will give the President of the University of Alaska authority to enter into contracts with employees involved in research and development of intellectual property. These contracts would allow both the employee and the University to benefit from businesses associated with that development.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

HB 283 : Coal Leases
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to limitations on coal leases.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 283 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 283 increases the amount of state acreage available for coal leases.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 285 : Electronic Transactions & Signatures
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act adopting the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; repealing certain statutes relating to electronic records and electronic signatures; amending Rule 402, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 285 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 285 would codify the model Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) in Alaska; allowing the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in any transaction, except those subject to the uniform commercial code. The fundamental purpose of this act is to remove perceived barriers to electronic commerce.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Facts About Uniform Electronic Transactions Act | [PDF - 3 pages - 91 KB]
| Summary of Uniform Electronic Transactions Act | [PDF - 5 pages - 2.31 MB]

HB 288 : Changing Name Of Department of Community and Economic Development
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act changing the name of the Department of Community and Economic Development to the Department of Commerce and Community and Economic Development.

Version: SCS CS HB 288 (STA)
Contact: Ben Grenn, 465-2186
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 288 changes the name of the Department of Community and Economic Development to the Department of Commerce and Economic Development. Amended to read Commerce, Community and Economic development.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 295 : Regulations: Notice And Distribution
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the publishing and furnishing of certain public notices regarding regulations or rules of certain state agencies; relating to distribution of the Alaska Administrative Code, Alaska Administrative Register, and supplements to the code or register; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 295 (STA) Am
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN » (S)RLS

The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 295 by a vote of 28 to seven on Saturday. Sponsored by the House Rules Committee on request of the Governor, HB 295 allows certain state agencies to publish, in a newspaper or other publication, an abbreviated notice of proposed regulatory changes that clearly describes the changes and how an interested person may obtain more detailed information through the Internet or in written form. HB 295 also amends a variety of state statutes to allow agencies the flexibility of sending out individual notices by means other than regular mail. HB 295 moves to the Senate.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 304 : Jack Coghill Bridge To The Interior
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

Version: HB 304
Contact: Rynnieva Moss, 465-3719
Action: 02-25-04: Passed the Senate ==> awaiting transmission to Gov.

This bill names Bridge #216, which currently has no name, the "Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior" to commemorate the contributions of one of Alaska's great citizens. Jack Coghill has served the state in various positions throughout the twentieth century.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 305 : Unemployment Compensation Benefits
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to the calculation and payment of unemployment compensation benefits; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 305 (L&C)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 04-27-04: (S)L&C » (S)FIN

The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 305 by a vote of 35 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by the House Labor and Commerce Committee, HB 305 phases in an 8.2% increase the maximum weekly unemployment benefit amount over a three-year period.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 313 : State Procurement Pilot Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 51 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement and the use of electronic commerce tools; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 313 into law. Sponsored by House Judiciary Chair Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 313 allows the Department of Administration to try an electronic system of acquiring goods and services in a three-year pilot project. The project will include no more than two state departments and two other state-managed agencies or corporations that rely on procurement and supply management.

| Sponsor Statement |
Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 334 : Unlawful Exploitation Of Minor/ Child Porn
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to unlawful exploitation of a minor.

Version: CS HB 334 (RLS)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

CS HB 334 (RLS) increases the criminal penalty for AS 11.41.455 Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime. Also, the criminal penalty for AS 11.61.125 Distribution of Child Pornography is raised to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 337 : Anatomical Gifts Registry
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to anatomical donor registries, to an anatomical gift awareness fund, to an anatomical gift awareness program, and to motor vehicle licenses and registrations.

Version: CS HB 337 (FIN)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

With this legislation, the donor's status and other information will be available to Life Alaska Donor Services so that the donor's gift may be realized with or without the donor having their License/State ID card at the time of death. This will also allow Life Alaska to quickly ascertain the donor status of the Licensee and match the donor's gift with a suitable recipient. Amended to allow cancellation of registration at DMV or the Registry.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 339 : Trade Practices: Tree Trial/ Option-Out Plans
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to negative option plans for sales, to charges for goods or services after a trial period, and to acts that are unlawful as unfair trade practices.

Version: SCS CS HB 339 (JUD)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-07-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 339, businesses are prohibited from using opt-out marketing plans or free trial periods, to sell goods and services, unless specific requirements and disclosures are made to the consumer. The intent of this legislation is to protect consumers by requiring the disclosure of all consumer obligations and details of enrollment and acceptance of free trial periods and closely related marketing schemes. Amended to require written notification before charging a customer under a free trial offer.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 340 : Damages In Construction Claims
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to damages in an action for a defect in the design, construction, and remodeling of certain dwellings; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 340 (JUD) am
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465 4945
Action: 04-05-04: (S)Floor » Governor

CS HB 340(JUD) places a limit on the damages that can be awarded in a construction defect lawsuit to the actual cost of fixing the defect and other closely related costs. Amended -- Created an additional exception allowing recovery for actions where the construction professional is found to be fraudulent and/or grossly negligent.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 341 : Dive Fishery Management Assessment
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

An Act relating to the dive fishery management assessment.

Version: HB 341
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 341 is a housekeeping measure requested by the Southeast Alaska Dive Fishery Association (SARDFA) to provide more flexibility in its operations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 344 : Mining Fees, Rentals, & Royalties
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to annual rental fees for mining claims, and providing for reduced royalties during the first three years of production.

Version: SCS HB 344 (RES)
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-13-04: House Concurrence with Senate Amendments

Allows a grace period if the mine's filing deadline is missed. By filing the necessary paperwork, paying the royalties, rent, and a penalty equal to one year's rent the claim remains protected.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 347 : Exempt Taxis From Vehicle Rental Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 29 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act exempting taxicabs from the passenger vehicle rental tax; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 347
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3958
Action: 05-01-04: Passed the Senate

Bill 347 has been introduced specifically to exclude a taxicab from the definition of "passenger vehicle" in statue, thereby exempting taxicab rentals from the vehicle rental tax.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 348 : Notice Re Office Of Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to the rights of certain victims of crime to receive information about the office of victims' rights.

Version: CSHB 348 (JUD)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation requires police and prosecutors to notify victims about the Alaska Office Of Victims' Rights. Amendments (1) specified that if the victim is an unemancipated minor, the notification shall be given to the parent or guardian of the victim. (2) added the requirement that the written material must also contain a brief statement about the Violent Crimes Compensation Board. Accompanying letter of intent was also adopted.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 349 : Illegally Obtained Evidence
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act amending Rule 412, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version: CS HB 349 (JUD) Am
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 04-14-04: (S)Floor » (H)Concurrence

House Bill 349 is a bill that promotes truth telling by criminal defendants who choose to testify at trial. Under the supervision of a judge, HB 349 will permit prosecutors to cross-examine defendants using prior suppressed statements and evidence.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 351 : Carbon Monoxide Detection Devices
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to the devices, including carbon monoxide detection devices, required in dwellings; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 351 (JUD)
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

This bill adds carbon monoxide detection devices to the requirement in Alaska state statute (AS 18.70.095) that homeowners install and maintain smoke detectors and adds that landlords shall install the devices to be maintained by their tenants.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 353 : Jury Duty Exemption For Certain Teachers
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

An Act relating to jury duty; and amending Rule 15(KB], Alaska Rules of Administration.

Version: CS HB 353 (JUD)
Contact: Rep. Kapsner, 465-4942
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 353 provides an exemption from jury duty for teachers in schools that have failed to meet adequate yearly progress under state and federal law. Amended to ix minor technical language and a conceptual amendment is waiting legal review. Minor technical amendments.

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

HB 356 : Extend Alcohol Delivery Site Sunset
Signed into Law! Chapter 28 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

An Act relating to operation of alcoholic beverage delivery sites; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 356
Contact: John Greely, 465-4833
Action: 04-19-04: Passed the Senate

Provides communities with the option to monitor the inflow of alcohol into their community through a locally operated distribution center. Extends the sunset date of alcoholic beverage site from July of 2004 to July 2008.

HB 357 : Restitution
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

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

Version: SCS HB 357 (JUD)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 04-14-04: (S)Floor » (H)Concurrence

Requires judges to order restitution from criminals in all cases where a victim has suffered a financial loss. It also clarifies that a minor who has been ordered to pay restitution be required to do so after his or her 19th birthday. Amended to make minor language changes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 373 : State Treasury Warrants
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

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

Version: HB 373
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-4963
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA » (S)RLS

HB 373 clarifies existing statutes governing state treasury warrants by providing that warrants, like bank checks, are negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 374 : SeniorCare
Signed into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 04
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the SeniorCare program and relating to that program; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB CS 374 H(FIN)
Contact: Sherry Hill, 465-3030
Action: 02-17-04: S(FIN) ==> S(RLS)

HB 374 establishes the SeniorCare program. SeniorCare will provide prescription drug subsidies or cash assistance to low-income seniors until the new Medicare prescription drug subsidy administered by the federal government becomes fully effective in 2006. SeniorCare also includes a new Senior Information Office and a Preferred Drug List. Amended to make it easier for doctors to prescribe medications not on the PDL.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |
| Senate Companion Bill |
| Bill Summary | [PDF - 1 Page - 15 KB]
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 3 Pages - 47 KB]
| Freqently Asked Questions | [PDF - 4 Pages - 44 KB]
| Comparison of Benefits | [PDF - 1 Page - 1.12 MB]
| Comparison of Qualifications & Benefits | [PDF - 1 Page - 1.12 MB]

HB 375 : Appropriations: Operating Budget/ Loans/ Funds
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Sponsored by the 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 under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 375(FIN) AM S (BRF SUP MAJ FLD S)
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 04-22-04: Passed the Senate »Notice of Reconsideration Given

Passed 12 to 8, but failed needed three-fourths vote in the Senate

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 377 : Appropriations: Mental Health Budget
Conference Committee Report Adopted
Sponsored by the 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: SCS CSHB 377(FIN)
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 04-22-04: Passed the Senate

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 378 : Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, Certain Devices
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the Alaska Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, including sales, advertising, certain devices, food donors, and food banks; making certain violations of organic food provisions and of the Alaska Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices under certain of the state's unfair trade practices and consumer protection laws; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 378
Contact: Geraldine McIntosh, 465-3424
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

The bill makes it possible for DEC to require food-handling operators to become trained and certified and assess fines. Both of these capacities are needed as part of the new food safety paradigm - Active Managerial Control. In addition, the bill defines a violation of labeling or advertising as a violation of the unfair trade and consumer protection provisions.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 385 : Awarding Child Custody
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to awarding child custody; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 385 (JUD)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-2995
Action: 04-27-04: (S)JUD » (S)RLS

HB 385 adds, if a parent has committed repeated acts of domestic violence against another parent may not be awarded sole or joint physical custody of a child to the list of criteria a judge may used in the awarding of custody. Minor technical amendment made in committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 394 : Commission On Aging
Signed into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act extending the Alaska Commission on Aging.

Version: CS HB 394 (HES)
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

CS HB 394 (HESS) extends the sunset date for the Alaska Commission on Aging until June 30, 2008. An audit dated October 1, 2003, recommends this extension.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 397 : Defense Contacts With Victims & Witnesses
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to defense contacts with and recordings of statements of victims or witnesses; and amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Version: SCS HB 397 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 03-31-04: (S)Floor » Reconsideration

For sexual offenses, this bill would require criminal defense attorneys and investigators to first obtain the written authorization of a minor victim's or witness' parent or guardian prior to conducting a tape-recorded interview with the minor. This is currently required by law for non-recorded statements and this bill attempts to close this legal loophole. Amended to removed section 1.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 398 : Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to domestic violence fatality review teams.

Version: SCS CS HB 398 (JUD)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3715
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation authorizes the State of Alaska and its municipalities to empanel teams to systematically review facts of escalating cases of domestic violence fatalities. This legislation would provide state and local governments with additional tools to gather information on many aspects of Domestic Violence. Amended to make minor language changes. Amended to clarify how the annual report is handled.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 405 : School Performance Designation/Report
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to reports on school and school district performance; and relating to accountability of public schools and school districts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 405 (EDU)
Contact: Cody Rice, 465-3743
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA » (S)HES

House Bill 405 holds districts and public schools accountable but does not increase their administrative burden. Although this bill retains the requirement that a school not meeting adequate performance must draft a school improvement plan, the bill removes from statute the detailed descriptions of a school improvement plan.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 409 : Seine Vessel Length
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

An Act relating to the maximum length of salmon seine vessels; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 409 (FHS)
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

This bill removes the statutory prohibition for the length of salmon seine vessels and leaves the authority to the Alaska Board of Fisheries and to allows the Board of Fish to regulate Seine fishing vessels in the same manner they do other types of vessels.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 414 : U.S. Senate Vacancy/ Definition Of Political Party
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to filling the vacancy in the office of United States senator, and to the definition of political party.

Version: SCS HB 414 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 04-21-04: Passed the Senate

HB 414 will change the way a vacancy in one of Alaska's two seats in the United States Senate is filled when such a vacancy occurs. Amended to allow the governor to appoint a qualified replacement until a special election can be held. Amended to reinstate the statewide election provisions recognizing political parties.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 418 : Extend Real Estate Commission
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Real Estate Commission; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 418 (FIN)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

This bill extends the sunset date of the Real Estate Commission until June 2008. CS added a Home Inspector provision in addition to the board's sunset clause.Amended to raise surety fund to $10,000 from $20,000. Amended to extend the real estate commission and fixes some problems with the Home Inspector regulations

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 423 : Taxicab Driver Liability
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to accidents involving the vehicle of a person under the influence of an alcoholic beverage; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 423 (JUD) Am
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 423 is a Good Samaritan bill for taxicab operators who transport intoxicated persons or who drive an intoxicated person's motor vehicle to their home or another directed location. Amended to add a sunset clause of July 1, 2007 and minor language changes. Limited the insurance to only automobiles.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 424 : Regulation Review
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to review of regulations under the Administrative Procedure Act by the Legislative Affairs Agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 424 (JUD)(EFD FLD S)
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 424, legislative attorneys who actually draft the bills will review, prior to public comment, proposed regulations being promulgated from those bills.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 425 : Boarding School Funding
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs, to funding for school districts from which boarding students come, and to inoperative school districts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 425 (EDU)
Contact: Rynnieva Moss, 465-3719
Action: 04-30-04: (S)HES » (S)FIN

This legislation by statute reimburses to secondary boarding schools costs incurred by the district operating the program. Amended to modify the hold harmless clause and insure that only full time boarding schools qualify and qualifies more students.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 428 : Civil Penalty: Underage Alcohol Purchases
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to civil liability for acts related to obtaining alcohol for persons under 21 years of age or for persons under 21 years of age being on licensed premises.

Version: CS HB 428 (JUD) Am
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-03-04: Passed the The Senate

Under House Bill 428 Civil Penalty: Underage Alcohol Purchases, an adult who orders or receives an alcoholic beverage, for the purpose of selling, giving, or serving it to a person under the age of 21 years, can be civilly liable to the licensee for a penalty of a $1,000. Likewise, the parent or legal guardian of a minor that solicits an adult to violate AS 04.16.060, can be civilly liable for a penalty of $1,000 to the licensee from which the alcoholic beverage was purchased, ordered, or received.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 430 : Employees Under 21 At Licensed Premises
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to employees under 21 years of age in the premises of hotels, restaurants, and eating places that are licensed to sell, serve, deliver, or dispense alcoholic beverages.

Version: CS HB 430 L&C
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 430 would allow persons 18- 20 to work at establishments which serve alcohol without parental consent. Tech amendment to allow adopted kids even though they can't secure parental permission to work on premises. Under this law the minor would not be able to sell serve, deliver or dispense alcoholic beverages.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 19 KB]

HB 438 : Move Over Law For Drivers
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to motorists moving over or slowing down for emergency vehicles.

Version: SCS CS HB 438 (STA)
Contact: Matthew Rudig, 465-3466
Action: 04-30-04: (S)STA » (S)JUD

This bill would require drivers to reduce speed, to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit or 5 MPH if the speed limit was less than 25 MPH, when passing an emergency vehicle with its warning lights on. Amended to remove speed limits and add a reasonable speed relating to traffic, road and weather conditions

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 447 : 2004 Revisors Bill
Passed House!
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Jnt. Legislative Budget & Audit 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 447 (JUD)
Contact: Henry Webb, 465-2095
Action: 05-02-04: Passed the Senate

This bill amends statues as recommended by individual departments and to conform with other sections of law and provide for uniformity of the statues.

HB 451 : Therapeutic Courts
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the House Rules Committee
Requested by the Alaska Court System

An Act relating to therapeutic courts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 451
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

HB 451 extends the termination dates for two pilot therapeutic court programs until after a planned study of those courts has been completed and reviewed by the legislature. The bill also removes a sunset clause on the Anchorage superior court judge position that was added, in part, to administer one of those therapeutic courts.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 452 : Guided Sport Fishing
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by the Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to licensing and regulation of sport fishing services operators and fishing guides; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 452 (RES)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

An Act relating to licensing and regulation of sport fishing operators and sport fishing guides; authorizing the Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to release records and reports to the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Bill Summary | [PDF - 6 Pages - 12 KB]
| ADF&G Comments on Guide Licensing | [PDF - 5 Pages - 14 KB]

HB 467 : Commemorative Quarters Commission
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act establishing an Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission to develop the design concepts and to make recommendations regarding the final design of the Alaska quarter under the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 467 (FIN)
Contact: Jimbo Shine
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

HB 467 establishes a commission to review and consider all of the narrative design concepts it receives and will submit to the United States Mint not less than three, and not more than five, design concepts for the Alaska quarter. Amended to add two members from each judicial district to the membership, remove the legislative members, for a total of 11 members and include a zero fiscal note.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 476 : AK Statehood Celebration Commission
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act establishing the Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 476 (STA)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

This bill establishes an Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission which shall plan and administer all official state activities leading up to the 50th anniversary of Alaska Statehood. The commission will initiate a public process to solicit ideas about the celebration. Amended to reduce the number on the Commission to 9.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 478 : Commercial Fishing Use Permits
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to the issuance of commercial fishing interim-use permits; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 478
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 04-06-04: (S)Floor » Governor

House Bill 478 is a housekeeping measure designed to affirm and clarify that the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) has the authority to issue interim-use permits in each fishery that is not subject to a maximum number (limited entry). Amended to take effect retroactively to January 1, 1974.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 484 : Corrections: Fees/Surcharge Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the House Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act imposing a correctional facility surcharge on persons convicted of a crime under state law, and on persons whose probation is revoked; relating to fees and expenses for interstate transfer of probation or parole; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 484 (JUD) Am
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 05-04-04: (S)FIN » (S)RLS

The bill imposes a surcharge on a person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is convicted of, a crime if the person was arrested and taken to a correctional facility or is sentenced to a term of imprisonment. The amount of the surcharge depends on the seriousness of the crime: $100 for a felony and $50 for a misdemeanor. The bill also would impose a surcharge on a person placed on probation after conviction of a crime. The surcharge is collected only if the defendant's probation is revoked for a probation violation and the person was either arrested and taken to a correctional facility for the violation, or sentenced to prison for it. Amended for minor language fixes.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 486 : Mining Reclamation Assurances/Fund
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the House Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to reclamation bonding and financial assurance for certain mines; relating to financial assurance limits for lode mines; establishing the mine reclamation trust fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 486 (FIN)
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 04-05-04: (S)RES » (S)RLS

This bill would make three changes to existing law. First, it would remove "lode mines," sometimes referred to as "hard-rock mines," from the current bonding "cap" of $750 per acre for mine reclamation responsibilities; the cap would remain in effect for placer mines. Second, it would replace the term "performance bond" with the term "financial assurance," and would list various ways to provide that assurance, in order to give mining companies and the state the flexibility to employ a variety of financial assurance vehicles. Third, it would create a mine reclamation trust fund, which would allow the build-up of an adequate reclamation fund through payments made over time and through the earnings on that fund.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 490 : Employment Security Act Amendments
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by the House Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the release of employment security records, to the admissibility of determinations and decisions regarding unemployment compensation benefits, and to contributions, interest, penalties, and payments under the Alaska Employment Security Act; providing that property under the Alaska Employment Security Act is not subject to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 490 (JUD) Am
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 490 makes a number of changes to bring Alaska law into compliance with federal law, resolves conflicts in Alaska statutes and makes other technical amendments. Other changes include provisions dealing with payment and collection of unemployment taxes by DOL from employers, expanding the ability of DOL to collect overpayments of employment compensation benefits on behalf of other states, clarifying which health professionals are excluded from the Alaska Employment Security Act, and clarifying that the definition of wages does not include education assistance and would allow the Department of Labor (DOL) to release employment security records to a state district attorney, a municipal attorney, a United States attorney, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 494 : Electronic Payment for State Business
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the disbursement of money by the state, including employment compensation, unemployment payments, and permanent fund dividends, and to bank investments and deposits by the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 494 (FIN)
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3958
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

HB 494 would require the State of Alaska to disburse funds electronically. Minor language amendments were made in committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 496 : Youth Vote Ambassador Prog/Election BDs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act creating the Youth Vote Ambassador Program and relating to that program; authorizing the members of the program to be appointed to serve on election boards; relating to qualifications for appointment to election boards; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 496 (STA)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3783
Action: 05-03-04: Passed the Sente

Under HB 496 high school students, 16 years and older, would assist at the polls as part of election boards. These ambassadors would be appointed and trained by an election supervisor and supervised by an election board chairperson.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 500 : Medical Review Organization
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations under the definition of medical review organizations.

Version: HB 500 (TITLE Am)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 500 simply adds the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) to the narrow definition of a review organization. Amended to change the title to- An Act Including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Under the Definition of Medical Review Organizations; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 503 : Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Passed House!
Sponsored by the House Finance Committee

An Act relating to the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 503
Contact: Tom Wright, 465-4859
Action: 04-19-04: (S)JUD » (S)FIN

House Bill 503 closes a loophole in the model statutes that costs states a significant amount in MSA payments every year.

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 511 : Certificate of Need Program Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the certificate of need program for health care facilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 511 (FIN)
Contact: Sara Nielsen, 465-4230
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 511 seeks to level the playing field by subjecting all those seeking to provide health care services to the same rules whether they lease or build a facility. Amended to inflation proof the 1 million dollar threshold by $50,000 per year until 2014.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 513 : CSED Name Change/Driver's License Suspension
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the enforcement of support orders through suspension of drivers' licenses; changing the name of the child support enforcement agency to the child support services agency; amending Rules 90.3 and 90.5, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS HB 513 (JUD)
Contact: John Main, 465-3777
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 513 changes the name from Child Support Enforcement Division to Child Support Services Division and keeps the clock running for the time an individual has to become current on back child support payments before drivers licenses revocation occurs. Currently if a person is behind and makes a single payment the time from which he or she loses their licenses starts over. This bill will not allow that to happen.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 2 Pages - 72 KB]

HB 514 : Child Support Enforcement/Crimes
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to child support modification and enforcement, to the establishment of paternity by the child support enforcement agency, and to the crimes of criminal nonsupport and aiding the nonpayment of child support; amending Rule 90.3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 514 (FIN)
Contact: John Main, 465-3777
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 514 has been introduced as an omnibus bill to help the Child Support Enforcement Division better serve the parents and children of Alaska. There are seven changes to the child support statutes. Each piece of this legislation attempts to remedy problems the agency has encountered over many years. Removed language which dealt with minors and their request for paternity as it related to rape and incest.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 2 Pages - 82 KB]

HB 517 : Security Account Beneficiary Designation
Sponsored by the Hou. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to registration in beneficiary form of certain security accounts, including certain reinvestment, investment management, and custody accounts.

Version: HB 517 (Title Am)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

Permits an investment management custody account with a trust company or trust division of a bank with trust powers to have a beneficiary designation take effect upon death of the owner. Amended to change the title from An Act relating to registration in beneficiary from of certain security accounts, including certain reinvestment, investment management, and custody accounts.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 522 : Small Cruise Ship Discharges
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs Committee

An Act relating to discharges from small commercial passenger vessels; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 522
Contact: Linda Sylvester, 465-3744
Action: 05-07-04: Passed the Senate

HB 522 deals in terms of Best Management Practices or BMPs for small vessels that currently operate in Alaskan waters and allows for differing standards for small and large vessels. HB 522 also stipulates that new vessels constructed after January 1, 2004 be engineered to comply with the Compliance Program if they are to be used in Alaskan waters. This is an agreeable solution that will work for Alaska's environmental and business communities.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 524 : Waste Management/Disposal
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the protection of land and water from waste disposal; providing for the regulation of waste management; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 524 (RES)
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 05-02-04: Passed the Senate » Reconsideration Notice

This bill would change the existing statutory authority for a waste disposal permit program (AS 46.03.100) by reorganizing and supplementing it. That reorganized section would preserve the essential requirement to obtain authorization before conducting an operation that results in waste disposal. The bill would clarify that the proof of financial responsibility must cover managing and closing the facility to control or minimize the risk of release of unauthorized levels of pollutants to waters.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

HB 534 : Extend Office Of Victims Rights
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by the Hou. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act extending the termination date of the office of victims' rights.

Version: CS HB 534 (FIN)
Contact: Mike Tibbles, 465-4021
Action: 05-10-04: Passed the Senate

HB 534 extends the office of victims right to July 1, 2010.

HB 549 : Unsolicited Communication: Aircraft Crash
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to unsolicited communications following an aircraft accident; and amending Rule 503, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version: SCS HB 549 (JUD) Am
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 05-06-04: (S)JUD » (S)RLS

HB 549 prohibits attorneys from contacting air crash victims. Amended to clarify that the prohibitions (relating to initiating contact with individuals injured or killed in an aircraft accident do not apply to the activities undertaken or the legal obligations that an air carrier or its insurers may have to provide a passenger with short-term assistance and retain a penalty of a class A misdemeanor but establishes a greater fine of the greater of $100,000 or the amount of the legal fees. Amended to lower the max fine from $100,000 to $10,000 or the greater of fine and legal fees.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

HJR 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 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 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 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 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 |

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.


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