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19st Legislature
20th Legislature 21st Legislature


Accomplishments

Reduce State Spending and Implement Five-Year Spending Plan

SB 84 : Sponsored by Senator Rick Halford : An Act making a special appropriation to the principal of the permanent fund.
SB 136 : Sponsored by Senate Rules Committee by Request of the Governor : An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations.
SB 232 : Sponsored by Senator Steve Frank : An Act relating to permanent fund dividend program notice requirements, to the ineligibility for dividends of individuals convicted of felonies or incarcerated for misdemeanors, and to the determination of the number and identity of certain ineligible individuals.
HB 412 : Sponsored by House Rules Committee by Request of the Governor : An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds.

Promote Economic Development

SB 112 : Sponsored by Senate Resources Committee : An Act establishing a discovery royalty credit for the lessees of state land drilling exploratory wells and making the first discovery of oil or gas in an oil or gas pool in the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin.
SB 230 : Sponsored by Senator Drue Pearce: An Act relating to management of state land, water, and land and water as part of a state park, recreational or special management area, or preserve; relating to reports to the legislature concerning prohibitions or restrictions of traditional means of access for traditional recreational uses within a park, recreational or special management area, or preserve; relating to Chilkat State Park; and relating to Denali State Park.
SB 121 : Sponsored by Representative Bill Williams: An Act relating to salvage sales of state timber and to negotiated sales of state timber in areas where there exists, or will exist in two years, a high level of unemployment, underutilized manufacturing capacity, and an underutilized cut of timber, timber that will lose substantial economic value due to insects, disease, or fire, or timber to be cleared for nonforest uses.
HB 128 : Sponsored by Representative Bill Williams : An Act relating to the disposal of wastes; giving the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission authority to regulate disposal in the annular space of an oil or gas well, or in the annular space of a water well associated with exploration and production of oil or gas, of drilling mud, cuttings, and nonhazardous drilling operation wastes, and exempting that disposal from the requirement of a waste disposal permit issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation; and establishing an exemption from the requirement of obtaining a waste disposal permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation for certain activities that yield solid and liquid waste material discharges and cooling water discharges.
HB 197 : Sponsored by Representative Richard Foster : An Act providing for exploration incentive credits for activities involving locatable and leasable mineral and coal deposits on certain land in the state; and providing for an effective date.
HB 207 : Sponsored by House Rules Committee by Request of the Governor : 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.
HB 212 : Sponsored by House State Affairs Committee : An Act relating to the management and sale of state timber and relating to the administration of forest land and classification of state land.
HB 311 : Sponsored by Representative Al Vezey : An Act relating to the hours a person may be employed in a mine; and requiring that workers be paid for certain time worked in a mine; and providing for an effective date.
HB 341 : Sponsored by Representative Joe Green : An Act relating to administrative adjudication and judicial appeals and to the informal resolution of certain factual disputes between taxpayers and the Department of Revenue; establishing the office of tax appeals as a quasi-judicial agency in the Department of Administration; revising the procedures for hearing certain tax appeals, including appeals regarding seafood marketing assessments; relating to consideration and determination by the superior court of disputes involving certain taxes and penalties due, and amending provisions relating to the assessment, levy, and collection of taxes and penalties by the state and to the tax liability of taxpayers; providing for the release of agency records relating to formal administrative tax appeals; relating to litigation disclosure of public records; clarifying administrative subpoena power in certain tax matters; and providing for an effective date.
HB 342 : Sponsored by Representative Norman Rokeberg : An Act relating to water quality.
HB 388 : Sponsored by Representative Norman Rokeberg : An Act revising laws relating to oil and gas leasing as related to land previously the subject of a written best interest finding; amending provisions setting out exceptions to sales, leases, or other disposals for which a revised written best interest finding is not required; encouraging annual offer of land for oil and gas leases if the land was the subject of a best interest finding; and modifying the statement of purpose in the Alaska Land Act as it applies to oil and gas leasing to provide for annual lease sales.
HB 394 : Sponsored by Representative Scott Ogan : An Act authorizing shallow natural gas leasing from sources within 3,000 feet of the surface; relating to regulation of natural gas exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge prevention and contingency plans and compliance with financial responsibility requirements; addressing the relationship between shallow natural gas and other natural resources; and adding, in the exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of waste produced from drilling, a reference to shallow natural gas.
HB 548 : Sponsored by House Rules Committee by Request of the Governor : An Act authorizing the amendment of Northstar Unit oil and gas leases between the State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.; and providing for an effective date.

Major Reform Initiatives

SB 98 : Sponsored by Senate Health, Education, and Social Services Committee : An Act making changes related to the aid to families with dependent children program (AFDC); relating to the duties of the Department of Health and Social Services; establishing a workfare pilot project for AFDC recipients; establishing a diversion program for AFDC applicants; directing the Department of Health and Social Services to seek waivers of applicable federal laws; establishing and relating to the Alaska temporary assistance program and repealing the AFDC and job opportunity and basic skills programs upon the establishment of federal welfare reform; relating to work activities required under the Alaska temporary assistance program; authorizing qualified entities to contract with the state to administer all or part of the Alaska temporary assistance program; relating to child support; relating to certain licenses and applications for a license for persons who are not in substantial compliance with orders, judgments, or payment schedules for child support; relating to an exemption to the State Procurement Code for certain services and contracts under the Alaska temporary assistance program; relating to disclosure of information that relates to the Alaska temporary assistance program; relating to eligibility for day care benefits administered by the Department of Community and Regional Affairs; amending Rule 90.3(c) and (h)(2), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
SB 191 : Sponsored by Senator Tim Kelly : An Act relating to election campaigns, election campaign financing, the oversight and regulation of election campaigns, the activities of lobbyists that relate to election campaigns, the definitions of offenses of campaign misconduct, and to the use of the net proceeds of charitable gaming activities in election campaigns; and providing for an effective date.
HB 130 : Sponsored by Senator Pete Kelly : An Act relating to the adoption, amendment, and repeal of regulations.
HB 158 : Sponsored by Representative Brian Porter : An Act relating to civil actions.
HB 211 : Sponsored by Representative Con Bunde : An Act relating to voter registration and to state election administration; and providing for an effective date.
HB 364 : Sponsored by Representative Con Bunde : An Act amending, in the Election Code, the definition of the offense of unlawful interference with voting in the first degree, a class C felony, and adding, for all `knowing' violations of election offenses set out in the Election Code, a cross- reference to the definition of the word `knowing' in the Criminal Code.

Educate Our Children

SB 301 : Sponsored by Senate Health, Education and Social Services : An Act relating to postsecondary education; and providing for an effective date.
HB 465 : Sponsored by Representative Ivan Ivan : An Act relating to employment of teachers and school administrators and to public school collective bargaining; and providing for an effective date.

Fight Against Crime

SB 6 : Sponsored by Senator Robin Taylor : An Act relating to suspension of a driver's license for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine; relating to court and collection costs for traffic offenses; and relating to citations and court procedures for municipal traffic and parking offenses.
SB 13 : Sponsored by Senator Loren Leman : An Act relating to the admissibility into evidence of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profiles in civil and criminal proceedings; and amending Rule 703 of the Alaska Rules of Evidence.
SB 194 : Sponsored by Senator Tim Kelly : An Act relating to offenses associated with criminal street gangs, and to sentencing for those offenses; relating to the offenses of murder in the second degree, an unclassified felony, misconduct involving weapons in the first degree, a class A felony, and misconduct involving weapons in the third degree, a class C felony; and amending Rule 702(a), Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.
SB 264 : Sponsored by Senator Rick Halford : An Act limiting the authority of courts to suspend the imposition of sentence in criminal cases.
SB 268 : Sponsored by Senator Loren Leman : An Act relating to release before trial in cases involving alcohol, controlled substances, imitation controlled substances, stalking, or domestic violence.
SB 289 : Sponsored by Senate Rules Committee by Request of Legislative Council : An Act relating to legislative ethics; and providing for an effective date.
HB 2 : Sponsored by Representative Ed Willis : An Act providing for incarceration of certain nonviolent offenders in boot camps operated by the Department of Corrections; making prisoners who complete the boot camp program eligible for furloughs and discretionary parole; allowing the Department of Corrections to contract with a person for a boot camp program; creating the Boot Camp Program Advisory Board in the Department of Corrections.
HB 25 : Sponsored by Representative Sean Parnell : An Act revising Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, relating to discovery and inspection in criminal proceedings; and providing for an effective date.
HB 26 : Sponsored by Representative Sean Parnell : An Act amending Rule 15, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, relating to depositions.
HB 27 : Sponsored by Representative Sean Parnell : An Act directing the Department of Public Safety to establish and maintain a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) identification registration system and requiring DNA registration by persons convicted of a felony crime against a person and of minors 16 years of age or older who are adjudicated a delinquent for an act that would be a felony crime against a person if committed by an adult; and providing for an effective date.
HB 38 : Sponsored by Representative Con Bunde : An Act relating to criminal sentencing; relating to good time credit; relating to the availability for good time credit for offenders convicted of certain first degree murders; relating to definite sentences, parole, good time credit, pardon, commutation of sentence, modification or reduction of sentence, reprieve, furlough, and service of sentence at a correctional restitution center for offenders with at least three serious felony convictions; and amending Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 35.
HB 75 : Sponsored by Representative Jerry Sanders : An Act relating to vehicle theft and the consequences of vehicle theft, including revocation of a driver's license, privilege to drive, or privilege to obtain a license; amending Rule 32.1, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
HB 104 : Sponsored by Representative Pete Kott : An Act relating to disclosures of information about certain minors.
HB 159 : Sponsored by Representative Brian Porter : An Act allowing a person under age 21 to be arrested by a peace officer without a warrant for illegal possession, consumption, or control of alcohol; relating to the offenses of driving while intoxicated and failure to submit to a chemical test of breath or blood.
HB 314 : Sponsored by Representative Sean Parnell : An Act relating to domestic violence and to crime victims and witnesses; amending Rules 3, 4, 65, and 100, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 505 and 613, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.
HB 387 : Sponsored by Representative Pete Kelly : An Act rearranging existing provisions of AS 47.10 into chapters separately addressing the topics of children in need of aid, delinquent minors, and the institutions, facilities, and management, administration, and oversight of programs relating to minors, and conforming references and making other conforming changes due to that rearrangement; amending the manner of determining support obligations for children in need of aid and delinquent minors; amending the purpose of delinquency provisions; amending hearing procedures used in delinquency proceedings; amending provisions relating to enforcement of a restitution order entered against a minor; setting out the considerations to be given by a court in making its dispositional orders for minors adjudicated delinquent; authorizing municipalities to establish curfews for minors by ordinance; relating to enforcement of truancy under the compulsory school attendance law; and amending Rule 23(d), Alaska Delinquency Rules.
HB 446 : Sponsored by Representative Norman Rokeberg : An Act allowing home rule municipalities to bring actions for certain injunctive relief relating to nuisances.

Safeguard Against Federal Encroachment

SJR 7 : Sponsored by Senator Robin Taylor : Relating to mandates imposed on the states by the federal government.
SJR 31 : Sponsored by Representative Joe Green : Urging the Secretary of the Interior to conduct competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
SJR 31 : Sponsored by Senator Drue Pearce : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to approval of amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act affecting an interest of the State of Alaska under that Act.
SJR 39 : Sponsored by Senate Resources Committee: Relating to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for placer mining in Alaska.
SJR 40 : Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee : Relating to extension of the United States Forest Service timber sale contract with the Ketchikan Pulp Company.
SCR 6 : Sponsored by Senator Drue Pearce : Strongly urging the Governor to continue the lawsuit known as State of Alaska v. Babbitt, C.A. No. 94-35480, and to pursue the State of Alaska's position that the United States Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture do not have the authority to assume management of fish and wildlife on public land in the State of Alaska.
HJR 7 : Sponsored by Loren Leman : Relating to reauthorization and reform of the Endangered Species Act.
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HJR 13 : Sponsored by Representative David Finkelstein : Supporting the lifting of the ban on the export of Alaska North Slope crude oil, requesting the President of the United States to present to the United States Congress a recommendation that it is both in the national interest to lift the ban on the export of Alaska North Slope crude oil and discriminatory to the state to maintain the ban, and endorsing passage of H.R. 70 and S. 70, companion federal legislation to remove restraints on the export of that oil.
HJR 20 : Sponsored by Representative Ramona Barnes : Urging the Congress of the United States to pass S. 1629, the Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act of 1996.
HJR 30 : Sponsored by Representative Al Vezey : Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting federal courts from ordering a state or a political subdivision of a state to increase or impose taxes.
HJR 52 : Sponsored by Representative Brian Porter : Relating to the creation of a new United States Court of Appeals for the Twelfth Circuit.
HJR 58 : Sponsored by Representative Joe Green : Relating to reauthorization and reform of the Endangered Species Act.
HJR 59 : Sponsored by Representative Joe Green : Respectfully requesting the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Cook Inlet oil and gas operations that omits the incremental permittee monitoring and reporting obligations identified in the Agency's draft permit and, consistent with the philosophy of the Agency's 1996 National Water Program Agenda, allows the permittees to operate under pollutant discharge monitoring and reporting requirements that are not more rigorous than those requirements of the Cook Inlet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit in place.
HJR 60 : Sponsored by House State Affairs Committee : Relating to Revised Statute 2477 rights-of-way.

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