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Senate Bills 1 - 100 Alaska State Legislature

SB 1 : Increase Amt Of Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

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

Version: SSSB 1
Contact: Sheila Peterson, 465-2872
Action: 03-01-04: (S)HES (S)FIN

Increases the base student allocation in the public education funding formula from $4,169 to $4,263.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 2 : Parent Liability For Damage By Child
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to recovery of civil damages from the parents or legal guardian of a minor; and providing for an effective date.

05-09-03 : Senate Bill 2 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson (R-Eagle River), SB 2 would allow recovery of civil damages from the parents or legal guardian of a minor.
SB 2 moves next to the Senate Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 3 : Inflation Proof Foundation Formula
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

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

SB 4 : Forward Funding For Education
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to forward funding of education programs; and providing for an effective date.

SB 5 : Psychological Evaluation/Treatment For Students
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to recommending or refusing psychotropic drugs or certain types of evaluations or treatments for children.

SB 6 : Child Protection: PERS Peace Off Status
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to retirement contributions and benefits under the public employees' retirement system of certain state employees who are employed as child protection workers or who supervise child protection workers.

SB 7 : Legal Age For School Attendance
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to the legal age for attending school; and providing for an effective date.

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

SB 8 : Tampering With Public Records
Signed into Law! Chapter 141 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to tampering with public records.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 21 KB]

SB 9 : Cleanup Of Illegal Drug Sites
House Companion HB59 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

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.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 87 KB]

SB 10 : Education Funding:Instructional Component
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to a minimum expenditure for the instruction component in a public school budget; and providing for an effective date.

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

SB 11 : Foundation Formula Increase
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

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

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 68 KB]

SB 12 : Teacher Loan Assumption Program
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to the Alaska teacher recruitment loan assumption program; and providing for an effective date.

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

SB 13 : Insurance Discrimination By Credit Rating
Signed into Law! Chapter 150 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act prohibiting discrimination in insurance rates based on credit rating or credit scoring; and providing for an effective date.

08-06-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 13 into law. Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery (R-Anchorage) and Sen. Kim Elton (D-Juneau), SB 13 would prohibit insurance companies in Alaska from using credit scores in underwriting or rate setting for car or home insurance.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 23 KB]

SB 14 : Education Funding Increase & CPI Adjustment
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

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

Version: SSSB 14
Contact: Amy Seitz, 465-3421
Action: 03-01-04: (S)HES ==> (S)FIN

Increases the base student allocation in the public education funding formula from $4,169 to $4,500.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 15 : Appropriation: Sterling Senior Housing Project
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act making an appropriation for design and construction of a senior housing project in Sterling; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 16 : Appropriation: Ninilchik Pedestrian Access
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act making an appropriation for a nonmotorized access route on the Kenai Peninsula; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 17 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis, Sen. Johnny Ellis, Sen. Kim Elton, Sen. Hollis French, Sen. Gretchen Guess, Sen. Lyman Hoffman

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer; and providing for an effective date.

SB 18 : Finfish Farming
Sponsored by Sen. Alan Austerman

An Act relating to finfish farming; prohibiting finfish farming of salmon; and prohibiting finfish farming in the water of the state.

SB 19 : Group Health Insurance For Private Groups
House Companion HB10 Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

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.

SB 20 : Extend Board Of Marine Pilots
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 20 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault (R-North Pole), SB 20 would extend the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 21 : Pawnbrokers/Secondhand Dealers
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to certain persons who buy and sell secondhand articles, to certain persons who lend money on secondhand articles, and to certain persons who seek or receive loans on secondhand articles.

SB 22 : Crime Victims' Compensation: Sexual Abuse/Assault
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act limiting the factors that may be considered in making a crime victims' compensation award in cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor.

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

SB 23 : Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to public rights-of-way and easements for surface transportation affecting the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 24 : Special Absentee Ballots
Sponsored by Sen. Georgianna Lincoln

An Act providing special absentee ballots for voters in remote areas.

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

SB 25 : AHFC Loans To Educators
Signed into Law! Chapter 126 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act relating to the teachers' housing loan program in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 25 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 25 would provide an incentive for trained teachers, counselors, and administrators to enter into the profession and settle down in local communities, by providing them with no money down financing for a home.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 26 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

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

SB 27 : Tracking Of Pesticide Use
Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Ellis

An Act relating to pesticide use; relating to program receipts collected by the Department of Environmental Conservation for registrations and licenses relating to pesticides; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 27 (L&C)
Contact: Geran Tarr, 465-4534
Action: 04-06-04: (S)L&C (S)RES

Creates a mechanism to study the suspected link of pesticides exposure to increasing cancer rates, immune system disorders, reproductive health problems, respiratory illnesses and allergies.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 21 KB]

SB 28 : Group Health Insurance For Private Groups
Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Ellis

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.

SB 29 : Sunset Dates For Departments
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act establishing a sunset date for each department of state government; relating to the review of the functions of state agencies, certain instrumentalities of the state, and other persons and offices.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 30 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.

Version: CCS SB 30
Contact: Jason Hooley, 465-3762
Action: 05-11-04: Waiting transmittal to Governor

Requires that information be prepared and made available via the Internet to women seeking abortions on the medical risks of abortion and its alternatives, and where services can be sought, by geographic region. Requires a physician or other health care provider performing an abortion to obtain voluntary and informed consent as defined in the bill. Requires the Bureau of Vital Statistics to collect and record data on whether each reported patient requested and received a written copy of information on reproductive options required to be maintained on the Internet.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 31 : Railroad Utility Corridor To & In Canada
Signed Into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to a railroad utility corridor for extension of the Alaska Railroad to Canada and to extension of the Alaska Railroad to connect with the North American railroad system.

Version: CS SB 31 (RES) Am
Contact: Richard Schmitz, 465-4921
Action: 06-18-04: Signed Into Law

Authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to delineate a transportation and utility corridor from its terminus at Eielson Air Force Base to the Alaska-Canada border. It also allows the Railroad to investigate extension of the railroad from the border of Canada to connect with the North American railroad system.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 30 KB]

SB 32 : Insurance For Motor Vehicle Repairs
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to insurance for and work on certain motor vehicle repairs; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 33 : Political Party Reporting Requirements
Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Ellis

An Act relating to reporting of donations to and money or other donations spent, given, or paid by political parties.

SB 34 : Electronic Mail
Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Ellis

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.

SB 35 : Appropriation: Operating Budget/Loans/Funds
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations to the Department of Education and Early Development for K-12 educational programs; making appropriations to the University of Alaska; making an appropriation to reverse the deposit of money available for appropriation in the general fund at the end of fiscal year 2004 into the constitutional budget reserve fund; making appropriations of the amount necessary to balance revenue and general fund appropriations for fiscal years 2004 and 2005; making an appropriation for investment management fees for the constitutional budget reserve fund; 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.

Version: CSSSSB 35(FIN)
Contact: Sen. Lyda Green, 465-6600; Sen. Gary Wilken, 465-3709
Action: 03-19-04: Senate Floor ==> S(FIN)

SB 35 was sent back to the Senate Finance Committee March 19. It passed the Senate March 8, but the effective date vote failed 11 to 7 (requires two-thirds or 14 votes) and the Constitutional Budget Reserve vote failed 11 to 7 (requires three-quarters or 15 votes). SB 35 appropriates the governor's recommended $754,613,200 for public K-12 education and $649,322,300 for the University of Alaska. If the CBR sections had passed, SB 35 would have appropriated an additional $82 million to K-12, equating to a $407 increase in the base student allocation, and an additional $5.8 million to the university. The CBR draw would have: made up possible shortfalls in the FY 04 and 05 operating budgets; restored money to be transferred into the CBR on June 30, 2004 under a constitutional provision requiring that general fund sub-accounts be "swept" into the Budget Reserve at the end of each fiscal year; and covered $125,000 for the CBR's 2005 investment management fees. Depending on the amount of funding approved, further legislation must be passed to adjust the base student allocation in the state's foundation formula. The bill is contingent on passage of the education foundation formula increase.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 36 : Appropriation: Mental Health Budget
Sponsored by the Sen. 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.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 37 : Adult Day Services Facilities
Sen. Johnny Ellis

An Act relating to adult day services facilities; relating to certain crimes occurring near an adult day services facility; relating to certain contracts for adult day services; relating to reports of harm regarding certain vulnerable adults; and providing for an effective date.

SB 38 : Adoption Of Safety Codes
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to construction, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire safety, and other safety codes adopted by state agencies and municipalities; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Committee Substitute | [PDF - 8 pages - 5.85 MB]

SB 39 : Fish & Game In Navigable Waters
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

An Act relating to management of fish and game in and on the navigable waters and submerged lands in Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 40 : Construction Of Highways By DOTPF
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to construction of highways by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Version: CS SB 40 (FIN)(fld S)
Contact: Richard Schmitz, 465-4921
Action: 04-07-04: (S)Failed on Recon

SB 40 failed the Senate on reconsideration April 7 by a vote of 10 to 9. It reserves the competitive bid process for projects costing more than $250,000, while continuing to allow the use of force accounts to fund smaller, local projects, usually at the discretion of the Department of Transportation (DOT-PF). Amended to add sunset in 2008.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 41 : Medicaid Costs And Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to medical care and crimes relating to medical care, including medical care and crimes relating to the medical assistance program.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 41 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 41 provides the legal tools for the fiduciaries of the Medicaid program to establish program integrity and maintain maximum fiscal control.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 42 : Victims' Advocate Amendments
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

SB 43 : Extend State Medical Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act extending the termination date of the State Medical Board.

SB 44 : Oil Spill Response Cost Recovery
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act relating to the recovery of the expenses of the Department of Environmental Conservation that are incurred when containing or cleaning up a discharge, release, or threatened release of oil; and providing for an effective date.

SB 45 : LB&A Crimes And Cooperation
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 45 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 45 would provide prosecutors with the necessary tools to deter and punish those who hinder the investigative work of the legislative budget and audit committee. It also clarifies that information requested from state officials or agencies of state government cannot be claimed to be privileged, except from department commissioners.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 46 : Stalking & Protective Orders
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

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.

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

SB 47 : Extend Board Of Nursing
House Companion HB74 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

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

02-25-03 : Senate Bill 47 passed out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 47 would extend the termination date of the Board of Nursing.
SB 47 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 48 : Extend Board Of Midwives
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

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

02-25-03 : Senate Bill 48 passed out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 48 would extend the termination date of the Board of Midwives.
SB 48 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 49 : 2003 Revisor's Bill
Signed into Law! Chapter 35 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by the Leg. Council Joint Committee

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

06-02-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 49 into law. Sponsored by the Senate Rules committee, by request of the Legislative Council, SB 49 would make corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes.

SB 50 : Royalty Gas Contracts
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

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.

04-16-03 : Senate Bill 50 passed out of the Senate Resources Committee Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 50 would amend existing statutory language that establishes the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production. SB 50 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

SB 51 : Bonds Of Bond Bank Authority
Signed into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to revenue bonds issued by the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority and the total amount of bonds and notes outstanding of that authority; and providing for an effective date.

| Bill Backup: Deven Mitchell @ 465-3750 |
| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 52 : Special Election For U.S. Senate Vacancy
Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Ellis

An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the office of United States Senator.

SB 53 : Revoke Driver's License For Fatal Accident
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

An Act relating to disposition of a traffic offense involving the death of a person; providing for the revocation of driving privileges by a court for a driver convicted of a violation of traffic laws in connection with a fatal motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle accident; amending Rules 43 and 43.1, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 53 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan (R-Rural Mat-Su/ChugiaKB], SB 53 would allow courts to revoke the driving privileges of any driver who violates the traffic laws, and the violation contributes to an automobile accident that results in a death.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 54 : Overtime Pay For Airline Employees
Signed into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act exempting flight crew members of certain air carriers from overtime pay requirements.

SB 55 : Tampering With Public Records
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to tampering with public records.

03-24-03 : Senate Bill 55 moved out of the Senate Health, Education and Social Services committee Monday. Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson (R-Eagle River), SB 55 makes tampering with records of persons in state custody a class C felony. This means that if a person is convicted under this law he or she could be given up to a $50,000 fine and 5 years in prison. SB 55 moves next to the Senate Judiciary committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 56 : Sport Fishing Fees For Yukon Residents
Signed Into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to sport fishing license fees and anadromous king salmon tag fees for residents of Yukon, Canada.

Version: HCS CS SB 56 (FIN)
Contact: Jason Hooley, 465-3762
Action: 03-08-04: Signed by Governor March 8

SB 56 allows Yukon residents to obtain sport fishing licenses and king salmon tags at the same rate as Alaskan residents. The Yukon government extends the same resident rate to Alaskans.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 57 : Appropriations: Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act making a special appropriation for a grant to Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

SB 58 : PFD Ineligibility/Motor Vehicle Insurance
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to permanent fund dividend program notice requirements and to the ineligibility for permanent fund dividends of certain persons sentenced for crimes involving mandatory motor vehicle liability insurance.

04-02-03 : Senate Bill 58 moved out of the Senate Judiciary committee Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery (R-Anchorage), SB 58 would add a conviction for driving without proper insurance to the list of conditions that make a person ineligible for a permanent fund dividend SB 58 moves next to the Senate Finance committee.
SB 58 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 59 : Permanent Fund Ineligibility For DUI
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to permanent fund dividend program notice requirements and to the ineligibility for permanent fund dividends of certain persons sentenced for driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance, or for refusal to submit to a chemical test.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 60 : Unified Permit Application
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to adoption and use of a unified permit application form by the natural resource agencies; and repealing the Environmental Procedures Coordination Act.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 87 KB]

SB 61 : Commercial Fishing Permit Brokers
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to commercial fishing permit brokers; and providing for an effective date.

SB 62 : AK Regional Economic Assistance Program
House Companion HB79 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

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

02-26-03 : Senate Bill 62 passed out of the Senate Community and Regional Affairs committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by the Senate Community and Regional Affairs committee SB 62 would extend the termination date of the Alaska regional economic assistance program. SB 62 moves next to the Senate Finance committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

SB 63 : Municipal Annexations And Detachments
Signed Into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 04
Sponsored by the Sen. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

An Act relating to municipal property taxation in annexed and detached areas; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HCS CS SB 63 (CRA)
Contact: Chris Knight, 465-2689
Action: 04-08-04: Signed into law

The Governor signed SB 63 into law April 8 with an effective date of July 5, 2004. It proposes new statutory language to clarify when a municipality may tax an area that was annexed. It also clarifies the question of property taxes in a detached area.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

SB 64 : Credit Information
Passed Senate!
Sen. Hollis French

An Act requiring certain consumer reporting agencies to provide individuals with certain information without charge.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 6 KB]
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 1 page - 6 KB]

SB 65 : Correctional Facility Expansion
Transmitted to Governor!
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with municipalities for new or expanded public correctional facilities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage.

Version: HCS CS SB 65 (FIN)
Contact: Kim Carnot, 465-6600
Action: 06-29-04: Transmitted to Governor

On May 11, the Senate unanimously passed House amendments made to SB 65. Authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage for new or expanded correctional facilities; authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement for correctional facility space and services in the City of Whittier with a third-party contractor; and authorizes issuance of certificates of participation for upgrade, expansion of replacement of jails in Dillingham and Kodiak. The bill requires a feasibility study to determine whether the state can provide these services for the same or less cost than a third-party operator, requires a competitive bid process, adherence to the state procurement procedures, and approval of the facility design by the Commissioner of Corrections prior to entering into an agreement. Further, the bill requires that all correctional officers, probation officers and parole officers be certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 66 : Mining: Infrastructure Fund/Water Standard
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to mining.

SB 67 : Payment of Fisheries Business Tax

House Companion HB104 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Task Force Committee

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

| Sponsor Statement for House Companion |

SB 68 : Tax Credit for Salmon Development
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Task Force Committee

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.

| Sponsor Statement for House Companion |

SB 69 : Board of Fisheries Conflicts of Interest
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries by members of the board; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HCS CS SB 69 (FSH)
Contact: Amy Seitz, 465-2828
Action: 05-03-04: (H)FSH (H)RES

SB 69 changes conflict of interest guidelines for the Board of Fisheries. It mandates full personal disclosure on matters related to the subject under discussion, but requires a board member to actively participate in the discussion and vote. It requires certain permit holders to abstain from voting if they are paid to represent a group that would benefit from the matter before the Board.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 99 KB]

SB 70 : Board of Fisheries Meetings/Emergency Orders
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to the emergency order authority of the commissioner of fish and game and to meetings of the Board of Fisheries.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

SB 71 : Transportation Enhancement Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 135 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to funding for transportation enhancement projects.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 71 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 71 would decrease the amounts allocated for the TRAAK program and other enhancement projects to free up millions of dollars to be available for roadway construction and improvement projects.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 72 : Extend Regulatory Commission Of Alaska
Sponsored by the Sen. 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.

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

SB 73 : Aidea Authority To Issue Bonds
Signed into Law! Chapter 73 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Sen. 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.

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

SB 74 : Discharge Prevention & Contingency Plans
Signed into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act extending the renewal period for oil discharge prevention and contingency plans; and providing for an effective date.

| Bill Backup: Larry Dietrick @ 465-5250 |
| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 75 : Supplemental Appropriations: Fast Track
House Companion HB100 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

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

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 76 : Supplemental Appropriations
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

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

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 77 : William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 77 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 77 would name the Fairbanks Riverwalk Centennial Bridge in honor of a true visionary and leader for Alaska, Dr. William Ransom Wood.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 78 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 78 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 78 would remove the sunset provision of the 2001 legislation and allows for women who have been participating the program to continue, as well as allowing access to the program for women who will be diagnosed in the future.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 79 : Extend Alaska Minerals Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

05-06-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law Senate Bill 79 on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 79 would extend the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 80 : Election Day Voter Registration
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to voter registration.

SB 81 : Extend Alaska Minerals Commission
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

SB 82 : Alcoholic Beverage Tax For Wine & Others
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to the state alcoholic beverage tax for certain wine and other beverages.

Version: CS SB 82 (L&C)
Contact: Doug Letch, 465-1283
Action: 04-05-04: (S)Floor » (H)Floor

SB 82 unanimously passed the Senate April 5. It exempts up to 100 gallons of wine per month from the $2.50 a gallon alcohol tax. Amended on the Senate floor to tighten the title.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 83 : Sven Haakanson Airport At Old Harbor
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act naming the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor.

05-09-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law Senate Bill 83 on Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], SB 83 would name the State airport at Old Harbor, the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 84 : Teacher Loan Repayment Program
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to the Alaska teacher recruitment loan repayment program; and providing for an effective date.

04-09-03 : Senate Bill 84 moved out of the Senate Health, Education and Social Services committee Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], SB 84 would give school districts a valuable tool to help solve this problem by establishing the Alaska Teacher Recruitment Loan Repayment Program. This program will provide financial incentives through the repayment, in whole or part, by the state, of education loans for teachers, upon the teacher's being first hired at an Alaskan public elementary, or secondary school.
SB 84 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 85 : Repeat Serious Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions for certain sexual offenses.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 2 page - 8 KB]

SB 86 : Interest On Delinquent Taxes
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the rate of interest on delinquent taxes.

03-25-03 : Senate Bill 86 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee Tuesday. Sponsored by the Senate Finance committee, SB 86 would eliminate the 11 percent minimum interest rate reference and retains the 12th District discount rate plus 5 formula as the only option for calculating interest on delinquent taxes. SB 86 moves next to the Senate Finance committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 87 : Principal And Income
Signed into Law! Chapter 145 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to principal and income in the administration of trusts and decedents' estates and the mental health trust fund; adopting a version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 87 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 87 relates to principal and income in the administration of trusts and decedents' estates and the mental health trust fund; adopting a version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 88 : Forest Resources & Practices Standards
Signed into Law! Chapter 123 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

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

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 88 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 88 would revises the riparian management standards of the Forest Resources Practices Act (FRPA) for Region III by strengthening protection for fish habitat and water quality in a manner that continues to support both the timber and fishing industries.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 89 : Definition Of Lobbying
Signed into Law! Chapter 115 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

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.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 89 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 89 would provide a more reasonable level of access for Alaska businessmen and women to their elected representatives, their staffers, and state agency personnel.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 90 : Increase Education Funding
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

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

| Sponsor Statement for House Companion |

SB 91 : Increase Amt Of Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

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

Version: SSSB 91
Contact: Richard Benavides, 465-3822
Action: 03-01-04: (S)HES ==> (S)FIN

Increases the base student allocation in the public education funding formula from $4,169 to $4,600. Ties the per student allocation to changes in the Anchorage Consumer Price Index and provides for a 2 percent annual increase until 2009 to pay for federal No Child Left Behind requirements and reduce class size.

SB 92 : Stranded Gas Development Act Amendments
House Companion HB16 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. Resources Committee

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 extending 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.

SB 93 : Adverse Possession
Signed into Law! Chapter 147 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to limitations on actions to quiet title to, eject a person from, or recover real property or the possession of it; and providing for an effective date.

05-19-03 : Senate Bill 93 passed the House of Representatives Monday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SB 93 would repeal the Doctrine of Adverse Possession, giving private property owner's security in knowing their property can not be taken by squatters. SB 93 moves next to the governor for his signature.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |
| Legal Memo 1 |
| Legal Memo 2 |

SB 94 : Benefits For Certain Rip Participants
House Companion HB140 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. 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.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 95 : 72-Hour Notice Of Teacher Strike
Signed into Law! Chapter 130 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by those employees.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 95 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 95 would require public school employees to provide a school district with written notice of an impending strike at least 72 hours prior to any labor action. This bill would protect students and give parents adequate time to be notified of a change in the school schedule.
SB 95 moves next to the Governor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 96 : Distribution Of Child Pornography
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the crime of distribution of child pornography.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 97 : Attorney Fees: Public Interest Litigants
Sponsored by the Sen. 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.

Version: CS SB 97 (JUD) Am (ct rule fld) (efd fld)
Contact: Dave Marquez, 465-2132
Action: 05-07-04: Senate Floor House

Passed on recosideration May 7 by a vote of 11 to 9. Court Rules failed 12 to 8, which essentially voids the bill. Effective Date failed 12 to 8. It is similar to House Bill 145, which was passed last year and recently struck down in Juneau Superior Court. HB 145 eliminated the exemption for public interest litigants from the requirement that holds losing parties responsible for the winning side's attorney's fees and costs. The judge ruled HB 145 was improperly enacted because it required a two-thirds vote and was passed with a majority. SB 97 enacts changes similar to HB 145, but does so as rule changes and calls for a two-thirds vote. It applies the changes more broadly to all types of civil actions, regardless of whether they are related to resource development.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 98 : Liability: Plane And Boat Passengers
Signed into Law! Chapter 119 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to civil liability for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 98 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SB 98 would clarify in statute that people who accept an invitation to participate in a non-commercial recreational activity in a watercraft or aircraft also accept the inherent risks of such activity.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 99 : Correctional Facilities
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act expressing legislative intent regarding privately operated correctional facility space and services; relating to the development and financing of privately operated correctional facility space and services; authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement for the confinement and care of prisoners in privately operated correctional facility space; and providing for an effective date.

03-13-03 : Senate Bill 99 moved out of the Senate State Affairs committee Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SB 99 would authorize the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement with the City of Whittier for a 1,200-bed medium security correctional facility and services for a period of 25 years. The facility shall be constructed and operated by third-party contractors procured through a competitive bid process. SB 99 moves next to the Senate Finance committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 100 : Appropriations: Capital Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 2003
Sponsored by the Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making capital appropriations and reappropriations; capitalizing a fund; 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 : Senate Bill 100 passed and received concurrence from both bodies of the Legislature Wednesday. Sponsored by the Rules Committee at the Request of the Governor, SB 100 makes general fund appropriation for capital projects around the State.
SB 100 moves next to the Governor for his signature.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |


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