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Portrait of Senate Finance Co-Chair, 
			Senator Sean Parnell Portrait of Senate Finance Co-Chair, 
		Senator John Torgerson

Senator Sean Parnell
State Capitol, Room 518
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2995
Fax: (907) 465-6592
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Senator John Torgerson
State Capitol, Room 516
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2828
Fax: (907) 465-4779
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Committee Members

Chairs:
Sean Parnell, Co-Chair John Torgerson, Co-Chair

Members:
Dave Donley, Vice-Chair Randy Phillips
Pete Kelly Lyda Green
Gary Wilken Loren Leman
Al Adams

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Staff

Dave Blaisdell, Finance Staff
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Debbie Grundmann, Finance Staff
  465-6594 or Send E-Mail
Llewellyn Lutchansky, Finance Staff
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Darwin Peterson, Finance Staff
  465-2828 or Send E-Mail
Mindy Rowland, Senate Finance Committee Secretary
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Jamie Folie, Assistant Senate Finance Committee Secretary
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Bree Simpson, Page
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Legislation

Sponsor of the Following Legislation

SB 49 : An Act relating to missions and measures to be applied to certain expenditures by the executive branch of state government and the University of Alaska from the state operating budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999; and providing for an effective date.
SB 101 : Passed! Chapter 4, SLA 2000 An Act relating to disasters and to the disaster relief fund.
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SB 113 : An Act making activities of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation subject to the Executive Budget Act, relating to appropriations to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to bonds and bond anticipation notes issued by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.
SB 123 : An Act relating to public interest litigants and to attorney fees; and amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
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SB 126 : An Act relating to reduction in payments to individuals under certain benefit programs; and providing for an effective date.
SB 128 : Passed! Chapter 70, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the storage tank assistance fund; eliminating the grant portion of a program relating to risk assessment, containment, corrective action, and cleanup of underground petroleum storage tank systems and replacing the grant portion with a loan program; relating to discharges from underground petroleum storage tank systems; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 129 : An Act relating to the Alaska marine highway system vessel, M/V Malaspina; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 131 : An Act related to grants to nonprofit regional corporations for village public safety officers.
SB 132 : An Act transferring some of the functions of the Department of Environmental Conservation to the Department of Natural Resources; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 140 : An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Natural Resources and to the Alaska coastal management program.
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SB 146 : Passed! Chapter 44, SLA 1999 An Act relating to the amount and disposition of the commercial fishing license fee and to the fishermen's fund; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 147 : An Act relating to local contributions under the village safe water program; and providing for an effective date.
SB 148 : An Act imposing landing fees at state owned and operated airports; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 149 : An Act relating to awards of federal funds to municipalities for road projects and to the statewide transportation improvement program; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 150 : An Act relating to interest rates for small community housing mortgage loans under the housing assistance program of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
SB 151 : An Act relating to exemptions for municipal property taxes for certain primary residences; relating to property tax equivalency payments for certain residents; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 152 : An Act relating to civil actions by and compensation for certain state employees; and providing for an effective date.
SB 153 : An Act levying and providing for the collection and administration of an excise tax on passenger vehicle rentals; and providing for an effective date.
SB 154 : An Act relating to state aid to municipalities, certain unincorporated communities, and certain other recipients; relating to the municipal revenue sharing program; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 157 : Passed! Chapter 93, SLA 1999 An Act relating to power cost equalization; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 160 : An Act establishing a passenger surcharge on persons transported by the Alaska Railroad; and providing for an effective date.
SB 164 : An Act amending the size of grants for which the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation must allocate at least 50 percent of endowment income and amending the maximum amount of the grant that the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation may award for development of the Kodiak launch complex and Fairbanks satellite ground station space park; and providing for an effective date.
SB 169 : Passed! Chapter 77, SLA 1999 An Act relating to missions and measures to be applied to certain expenditures by the executive branch of state government and the University of Alaska from the state operating budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000; and providing for an effective date.
SB 217 : An Act making and amending 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.
SB 218 : 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.
SB 277 : An Act relating to the elimination of the Alaska Administrative Journal and the establishment of the Alaska Online Public Notice System; amending public notice publication requirements for regulations; and providing for an effective date.
SB 281 : Passed! Chapter 126, SLA 2000 An Act relating to missions and measures to be applied to certain expenditures by the executive branch of state government and the University of Alaska from the state operating budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 287 : An Act making an appropriation for the state land disposal bank program; making an appropriation from the constitutional budget reserve fund under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
SB 289 : Transmitted to Governor An Act establishing and relating to the Alaska Board of Technical and Vocational Education; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 290 : An Act relating to state funding for transportation of public school students; and providing for an effective date.
SB 296 : An Act relating to charges for state services; requiring that fees levied by resource agencies for designated regulatory services be based on the actual and reasonable direct cost of providing the services, except in the case of certain negotiated or fixed fees; relating to negotiated and fixed fees of resource agencies; relating to invoices for designated regulatory services; establishing a petition process regarding fees charged by resource agencies for regulatory services; and providing for an effective date.
SB 301 : Passed! Chapter 50, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishing permit; and providing for an effective date.
SB 309 : An Act making and amending capital, supplemental, and other appropriations and reappropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; ratifying certain expenditures; and providing for an effective date.
SB 310 : An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the state cost of school, University of Alaska, and port and harbor capital projects; and providing for an effective date.
SB 311 : An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the state cost of port and harbor capital projects; and providing for an effective date.
SB 312 : Passed! Chapter 129, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the bond redemption subaccount in the earnings reserve account of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 313 : An Act making a special appropriation to the bond redemption subaccount from the constitutional budget reserve fund under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
SB 1001 : An Act authorizing an advisory vote on a long term financial plan for the state; and providing for an effective date.
SCR 21 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 46 Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 335, relating to information contained in retirement system records; relating to retirement boards; relating to procedures and hearings under state retirement systems; relating to benefits for reemployed retired members of retirement systems; relating to eligibility for normal retirement for members of the teachers' retirement system who have Alaska BIA credited service; relating to disability benefits for members of state retirement systems; relating to deduction of premiums from retirement benefits; relating to protection of, and assignment and transfer of, amounts held in retirement systems; relating to retirement benefits for certain employees earning high salaries; relating to qualified domestic relations orders in state retirement systems; relating to the definition of "retirement fund" in the teachers' retirement system; relating to membership of state employees in the teachers' retirement system; relating to refund of contributions made to the judicial retirement system or to the former elected public officers retirement system and repayment of refunded contributions in those systems; relating to self-insurance and excess loss insurance for persons receiving benefits from a state retirement system; relating to participation of elected officials in the public employees' retirement system; relating to the level income option benefit under the public employees' retirement system; relating to participation of employees of political subdivisions and public organizations in the public employees' retirement system; relating to crimes for defrauding a state retirement system; relating to the definition of "pension fund" in the public employees' retirement system; relating to calculation of years of service and of benefits under the public employees' retirement system for noncertificated employees of certain educational employers; and relating to individual accounts maintained for members of the former elected public officers retirement system.
SCR 102 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 30 Relating to an advisory vote and a state fiscal plan.
SJR 9 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to ways and means bills.
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SJR 11 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 11 Urging the Congress of the United States to provide federal education funds as a block grant to the state.
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