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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Jay Ramras
District 10 - Fairbanks

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Phone: (907) 452-1088
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Elected to the House: 2004

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HB 21 : Political Advertising
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to false statements in state election advertising; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 27 KB]

HB 107 : Interference With Fish & Game Activities
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to unlawful obstruction or hindrance of hunting, fishing, trapping, or viewing of fish or game; and amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 508, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Version : SCS CS HB 107 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 02-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a unanimous vote, to be moved to the House for concurrence.

HB 107 is aimed at assisting hunters, fishers, trappers and wildlife viewers from unlawful obstruction or hindrance. While current law already makes it a crime to hinder or obstruct a person from these activities, taking the person to court does not cover all of the costs and attorney fees. One amendment was adopted in the House Finance Committee that removed the ability to remove just ''90%'' of reasonable attorney fees.

HB 109 : Screening Newborn For Hearing/ Audiologist
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to establishing a screening, tracking, and intervention program related to the hearing ability of newborns and infants; providing an exemption to licensure as an audiologist for certain persons performing hearing screening; relating to insurance coverage for newborn and infant hearing screening; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 109 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 43 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 109 is aimed at ensuring that all infants born in Alaska have their hearing screened at birth, or within 30 days of birth, if not born in a hospital.

HB 118 : Confidentiality Program For Victims
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to an address confidentiality program for victims of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual assault.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-28-05

HB 149 : Controlled Substances: Meth & Marijuana
Signed into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to controlled substances; relating to the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance; relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the sale, possession, and delivery of certain substances and precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine; relating to listing certain anabolic steroids as controlled substances; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS HB 149
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 53 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

The committee substitute adds that all sales of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base, must meet the terms used in P.L. 109-177, 120 Stat. 192, in regard to amounts, identification required, storage, access and availability, and logbooks. Amendments were made requiring that vendors may not sell to a person under 16 years of age.

This bill would also restrict the amount of pseudoephedrine base product a person can acquire to six grams within a 30-day period. The bill will further serve to present prima facia evidence that a person intends to use the pseudoephedrine base product to manufacture methamphetamine if the person is in possession of more than six grams of product. Amended to prohibit the distribution of confidential information on certain medications. Amendments were made incorporating portions of SB 70. SB 70 was an act relating to controlled substances regarding the crimes of manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Changes were made eliminating jail time for those charged with use in the privacy of their own homes for the first two offenses. Other amendments allow the Commissioner of Public Safety the authority to adopt emergency regulations, placing additional pseudoephedrine products behind the counter, if those products are found being used in the production of methamphetamines.

HB 186 : Permanent Fund: Quarterly Payments
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to quarterly payments of a permanent fund dividend, and to a permanent fund dividend and eligibility for public assistance; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action : (H) STA » (H) FIN : 03-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 196 : Alternative Energy Project Loans
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to the alternative energy project loan program of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority.

Contact : : 465-3004
Current Status : (H) L&C : 03-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 205 : Review And Suspension Of Regulations
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to review of proposed regulatory actions and regulations, fiscal effect of proposed regulatory actions, and suspension of regulations.

Contact : : 465-3004
Current Status : (H) JUD : 03-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 213 : Alcohol Server Education
Signed into Law! Chapter 75 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Relating to alcohol server education.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 75 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Makes it easier for alcohol servers to maintain their livelihood by removing unnecessary coursework for those competent enough to pass their alcohol server education test.

HB 255 : Appropriation: Sport Fish Hatcheries
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, upgrade, and refurbishing of sport fish hatcheries; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3004
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-06-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 256 : Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act naming the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-23-05
Current Status : Chapter 93 SLA 05 : 08-23-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : HB 256 would name the sport fish hatchery to be built in Fairbanks the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery.

HB 268 : Overtaking/ Passing Stationary Vehicles
Signed into Law! Chapter 49 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to overtaking and passing certain stationary vehicles.

Version : CS HB 268 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 49 SLA 06 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Further clarifies the current law regarding drivers passing emergency vehicles that are required to display flashing emergency lights on a highway or roadway.

HB 269 : Hazardous Substance Release Liability
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to contribution actions relating to the release of a hazardous substance; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 269 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-26-06
Current Status : Chapter 15 SLA 06 : 04-26-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Under current precedent law a property owner can only bring such an action after they have been sued by the state. The changes in HB 269 eliminate the need for the state to be involved in legal action. HB 269 now heads for its final committee of referral Senate Judiciary.

HB 321 : Aggravated Drunk Driving
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to high risk operation of a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance and to refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Version : CS HB 363 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 02-10-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

02-08-06 : Passed House Judiciary Committee with a committee substitute to clarify language and a conceptual amendment. The bill will now be moved to House Finance Committee.

HB 334 : Municipal Property Tax Deferral/ Exemption
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to a mandatory exemption for certain residences owned by a religious organization, to an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes for certain types of deteriorated property, and to an optional deferral of municipal property taxes on certain primary residences owned and occupied by individuals with incomes at or below federal poverty guidelines for the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 334 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 44 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 334 continues to allow a municipality to defer taxes on an abandoned property that has become an eyesore. Some examples include the McKay Building in Anchorage and the Polaris Building in Fairbanks. The bill changes existing language to clearly state when the deferral ends. Present law leaves that an unanswered question making it more difficult for a developer to seek financing for the refurbishing project. By changing the language to specifically include the word only when all or part of the project is transferred to a new owner clarifies the ending date of the deferral.

HB 344 : Vehicle Transaction Agents
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring, Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to the commissioner of administration's appointing agents to perform for compensation certain transactions related to vehicles; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2186
Current Status : (H) STA : 01-09-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 382 : Recorking Wine Served With A Meal
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to recorking, sealing, or packaging of wine served with a meal and removal of recorked, sealed, or packaged wine from licensed premises.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 05-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee.

House Bill 382 will allow the patrons of restaurants to enjoy a bottle of wine with their meals without the need to consume the entire bottle.

HB 412 : Tuition Waivers: Military/ Police/ Fire
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to the waiver of undergraduate expenses for a spouse or dependent of a deceased resident peace officer or member of the armed services or fire department.

Version : CS HB 412 (HES)
Contact : : 465-4873
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 03-24-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-21-06 : Passed House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendment specifies the number of years a person will receive benefits.

HB 412 will offer these surviving family members an opportunity to advance their lives by attending the University of Alaska for a very reduced cost. It will also expands that language to include on-campus room and board.

HB 416 : Business License Fee
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to the amount of the state business license fee.

Version : CS HB 416 (EDT)
Contact : : 465-4873
Last Action : (H) L&C » (H) FIN : 03-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-13-06 : Passed House Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Amendments included up to a $50 fine for operating without a current Alaska Business License.

HB 438 : Initiative, Referendum, Recall Petitions
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

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

Contact : : 465-3004
Current Status : (H) STA : 02-08-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HCR 3 : Renewable Energy Alaska Project
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Relating to renewable energy resource development.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) RLS : 03-15-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-14-05 : HCR 3 encourages Governor Murkowski to join the Legislature by taking action in relation to further the development and production of renewable energy resources.

HCR 4 : Meth Watch Program
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 55
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Encouraging the establishment of a methamphetamine watch program.

Version : CS HCR 4 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 55 : 06-13-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-15-05 : The meth watch program engages retailers, law enforcement officials, schools, state and local agencies, and other key partners in reducing the diversion of precursor products for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and increasing awareness about methamphetamine's dangers. The program is also instrumental in educating students and teachers in our schools and communities.

HCR 13 : Natural Gas Spur Line Construction
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.

Version : CS HCR 13 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 02-06-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 29 : 02-06-06

05-02-05 : HCR 13 expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.

HCR 27 : Divest Investments In Iran And N. Korea
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Urging the Alaska Retirement Management Board and the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation to divest all holdings held in companies with business activities or holding investments in Iran and North Korea.

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-25-06



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  · HB 12
  · HB 16
  · HB 17
  · HB 22
  · HB 31
  · HB 40
  · HB 41
  · HB 51
  · HB 53
  · HB 60
  · HB 61
  · HB 75
  · HB 122
  · HB 124
  · HB 181
  · HB 201
  · HB 208
  · HB 220
  · HB 273
  · HB 284
  · HB 318
  · HB 335
  · HB 399
  · HB 482
  · HCR 2
  · HCR 11
  · HCR 30
  · HJR 4
  · HJR 6
  · HJR 8
  · SB 12
  · SB 154
  · SB 218
 

HB 4 : Prohibit Tobacco Use Until Age 21
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

An Act raising the age for purchase, sale, exchange, or possession of tobacco to age 21.

Current Status : (H) L&C : 01-10-05

HB 9 : Hydrogen Energy Research Program
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

An Act establishing the Hydrogen Energy Partnership in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development; requiring the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development to seek public and private funding for the partnership; providing for the contingent repeal of an effective date; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3439
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 04-19-05

04-18-05 : House Bill 9 establishes a hydrogen energy partnership within the Department of Community and Economic Development. The partnership is tasked with facilitating the development of a hydrogen fuel industry in Alaska.

HB 11 : Adoption Records
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to opening adoption records to an adopted person in certain circumstances.

Current Status : (H) HES : 01-10-05

HB 12 : TVs And Monitors In Motor Vehicles
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Max Gruenberg, Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Berta Gardner, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to televisions, monitors, portable computers, and similar devices in motor vehicles; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 12 (JUD) Am
Contact : : 465-4940
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 03-20-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-20-06 : Passed House Floor with a technical amendment, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

The purpose of the bill is to prevent operators of motor vehicles from watching television, video, and any other programming by making it a crime. Furthermore the bill makes it a crime to install a device capable of being viewed while the vehicle is in operation.

HB 16 : Funding For Public Boarding Schools
Signed into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to funding for school districts operating statewide residential educational programs; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 16 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 54 SLA 06 : 06-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 16 puts into statute DOE's current practice. This legislation expands existing programs for students who don't have access to grades 9 through 12 qualify for a stipend in boarding schools by changing the entrance requirements.

HB 17 : CINA; Adoption; Foster Care
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg, Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to children in need of aid; authorizing additional family members to consent to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm; and relating to adoptions and foster care.

Contact : : 465-4968
Current Status : (H) HES : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 22 : 90 - Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the terms of legislators, to a 90-day regular session of the legislature, to the date of convening a regular session, and to procedures of legislative committees during the interim; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 22 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) FIN : 01-17-06

| Sponsor Statement |

01-17-06 : Heard and held in House Finance Committee.

Limits the legislative session to 90 days.

HB 31 : Workers' Compensation Disease Presumption
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to the presumption of coverage for a workers' compensation claim for disability as a result of certain diseases for certain occupations.

Version : SCS CS SS HB 31 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-4939
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 05-05-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. The committee substitute stipulates that the pre-employment medical screenings are for all illnesses and infectious diseases. It also includes a definition of firefighter reference. The CS also removes peace officers from the presumption for medical illness/disease for listed diseases, but allows them to remain under the presumption for infectious diseases.

HB 31 we will provide coverage and security for our at risk emergency personnel. This legislation is necessary and urgent in order to protect and preserve our State's brave men and women of the emergency response profession. This bill would make them eligible for health benefits in the case that they are diagnosed with certain cancers or illnesses described in the bill.

HB 40 : Retired Peace Officer's Medical Benefits
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

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

Current Status : (H) STA : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 27 KB]

HB 41 : Assault On School Grounds, Events, Buses
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to minimum periods of imprisonment for the crime of assault in the fourth degree committed on school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or at certain school district administration offices.

Version : SCS CS HB 41 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 86 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Revises sentencing guidelines to require a 60-day mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for assaults in the fourth degree committed on: school grounds, on a school bus, at a school-sponsored event, or at certain school district administration offices.

HB 51 : Employer Association For Workers' Comp Ins
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to associations of self-insured employers for purposes of providing workers' compensation coverage and allowing employers who are members of the same trade to form associations for providing self-insurance for workers' compensation coverage; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SHB 51 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : (H) RLS » (S) FIN : 05-06-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

04-07-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amendments, to be moved to House Rules Committee. The House Finance Committee adopted amendments that clarifies the extent of joint and several liability; sets the minimum size limits for qualification of an association of self-insured employers and its members; provides for the licensing and registration of third party administrators; and clarifies that an association of self insured employers can be considered an ''insurer'' for the purposes of regulation under the Workers Compensation title AS 23.30. Minor technical amendments were also adopted by the committee but do not change the substantive nature of the bill.

House Bill 51 allows a group of five or more employers to form an association to self-insure the employers' workers compensation obligations. The members of the association must be engaged in the same or similar employment classifications, be members of a qualified trade association, and receive a certificate to self-insure under Alaska's existing rules and regulations.

HB 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Work Draft for House Finance | [PDF - 1.86 MB]
| Proposed Amendments for House Finance | [PDF - 148 KB]

05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.

HB 60 : Transportation Of Dead Bodies
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

An Act relating to the regulation of the transportation of dead bodies.

Companion Bill : SB 37
Current Status : (H) HES : 01-10-05

HB 61 : Gaming: Calcutta Pools & Crane Classics
Signed into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to Calcutta pools and crane classics as authorized forms of charitable gaming.

Version : SCS CS HB 61 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 43 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-05 : Intent is to protect traditional ''Calcutta'' pool games of chance which is strongly supported by many Alaskans and charity organizations. Title change in Finance to-''An act making Calcutta pools an authorized form of charitable gaming.''

HB 75 : Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and game, Board of Fisheries, and Board of Game in promoting and preserving fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 75 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 87 SLA 05 : 08-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| CS HB 75 (RES) vs. CS HB 75 (FIN) | [PDF - 28 KB]
| CS HB 75 (FIN) vs. SCS CS HB 75 (RES) | [PDF - 25 KB]

05-05-05 : HB 75 will provide an additional protection from outside encroachment on our ability to responsibly harvest our game resources. ''Title Change to-''An Act relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Fish and Game and the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game to preserve and promote fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.'' The sponsor has included a legislative intent statement plainly stating the ongoing commitment to constitutional provisions for common use and sustained yield principles. The sponsor has alsochanged the structure of the section by placing the new language in the ''Powers and duties of the commissioner'' (AS 16.05.050 (a)) rather than in ''Functions of the commissioner''.

HB 122 : National Guard Insurance & Other Relief
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to certain relief concerning motor vehicle leases, telephone services, education, utilities, state loans, and hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses for members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; relating to reimbursement of premiums for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance paid by members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to a combat zone; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 122 (FIN)
Contact : :
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 04-29-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

04-27-06 : Passed Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with technical amendments, to be moved to Senate Finance Committee. Amendments reinserted military education leave of absence, and added a period of convalescence.

Requires that the state pay life insurance premiums for our guardsmen deployed to a combat zone. Allows for premiums to be paid for up to $250,000 in life insurance for those guard members affected by this legislation.

HB 124 : Collection Of DNA/ Use Of Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 12 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to the collection of, and the use of reasonable force to collect, a deoxyribonucleic acid sample from persons convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for certain crimes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 124 (JUD)
Companion Bill : SB 95
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 12 SLA 05 : 05-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-08-05 : HB 124 allows a correction, probation or parole officer to use reasonable force in the collection of DNA samples required by law and absolves them from civil or criminal liability for the use of that force. Officers shouldn't run the risk of being punished for carrying out their duties

HB 181 : Waive Continuing Education RequirementFor Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act authorizing a waiver for active duty military service of continuing education requirements for renewal of occupational licenses.

Version : CS HB 181 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 63 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Introduced to eliminate the possibility of a professional licensee losing his or her license because of failure to fulfill statutory requirements for continuing education while serving on active duty in a combat zone or area where continuing education classes are not available.

HB 201 : Permanent Fund Dividend Apps Of Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 83 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to an application for a permanent fund dividend for a member of the armed forces of the United States serving on active duty outside of the state who is eligible for hostile fire or imminent danger pay; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 83 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : The purpose of this bill is to permit the person who has power of attorney for an individual who is serving on active duty with the United States armed services outside the state of Alaska to sign and file a permanent fund application for said individual.

HB 208 : State Veterans' Cemetery & Fund
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

An Act authorizing the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs to establish and maintain Alaskan veterans' cemeteries; and establishing the Alaska veterans' cemetery fund in the general fund.

Version : CS HB 208 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4457
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) FIN : 02-21-06

| Sponsor Statement |

02-17-06 : Passed House floor as amended, sent to Senate for consideration. Amendments include the deletion of the language ''Fairbanks and elsewhere,'' making it applicable to the whole state if eligible, the date was also changed.

HB 208 will provide a place in the Interior for soldiers to have a dignified place to be laid to rest with full military funeral honors, pallbearers, rifle team, flag folding, and flag presentation.

HB 220 : Mental Health Patient Rights: Staff Gender
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to mental health patient rights and to a hospital's duty to provide choice of the sex of staff providing intimate care to a mental health patient.

Companion Bill : SB 184
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

HB 273 : PFD: Delay Payment For Allowable Absences
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to the dividends of certain individuals claiming allowable absences; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 273 (RLS) Am
Contact : : 465-3744
Last Action : 3RD RDG,4/24 CAL(H) » (H) RLS : 04-24-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-24-06 : Returned to House Rules Committee.

HB 273 attempts to ensure that everyone receiving a PFD under an excused absence return to the State before collecting their funds.

HB 284 : Appropriation: Statutory Budget Reserve Fund
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act making an appropriation to the statutory budget reserve fund; making an appropriation under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-22-05

HB 318 : Limitation On Eminent Domain
Signed into Law! Chapter 84 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Jim Holm, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act limiting the exercise of eminent domain.

Version : SCS CS HB 318 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4990
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-05-06
Current Status : Chapter 84 SLA 06 : 07-05-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 318 calls for two very clear policy decisions. The first is whether or not it is appropriate to take a person's private property for economic development and the second is whether it is appropriate to take all or part of one's primary residence for recreational opportunities of another. This legislation is not intended to prohibit the legitimate use of eminent domain; it merely limits its use in these two narrow policy areas.

HB 335 : Energy Research & Development
Sponsored by Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

An Act creating the Alaska energy research and development program in the Alaska Energy Authority and providing for a Committee on Alaska Energy Research and Development to assist in the development of that program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 335 (L&C)
Companion Bill : SB 270
Contact : :
Last Action : (H) L&C » (H) FIN : 02-08-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

02-06-06 : Passed Labor & Commerce as amended, to be moved to House Finance Committee. Numerous changes were made, please click here to see a detailed description of the amendments.

HB 399 : Elder Fraud And Assistance/ OPA
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing the office of elder fraud and assistance; and relating to fraud involving older Alaskans.

Version : SCS CS HB 399 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 399 establishes an office of elder fraud and assistance within the Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) to investigate complaints of fraud committed against elder residents of Alaska. This bill authorizes OPA to bring civil enforcement actions for injunctive and other relief for fraud committed against older Alaskans.

HB 482 : School: Bullying/ Harassment/ Intimidation
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools.

Version : SCS CS HB 482 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4939
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 482 encourages school districts, city and borough offices of education, law enforcement agencies, and youth-serving agencies to develop and implement interagency strategies.

HCR 2 : In - State Natural Gas Needs
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 11
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Urging Governor Murkowski to take quick action to conduct, approve, or sanction a study of in-state natural gas needs and take-off points for intrastate use of natural gas transported in a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 11 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-18-05 : Urges Governor Murkowski to take quick action to conduct, approve, or sanction a study of in-state natural gas needs and take-off points for intrastate use of natural gas transported in a North Slope natural gas pipeline, with the objective that the study be completed before the final rules relating to the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline take effect on the 90th day following the publication in the Federal Register of the rules adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

HCR 11 : Parents' Day
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 19
Sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cissna

Proclaiming July 24, 2005, as Parents' Day.

Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 19 : 05-27-05

05-07-05 : Declares July 24, 2005 ''Parents Day''

HCR 30 : AK Climate Impact Assessment Commission
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 49
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Creating an Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission.

Version : SCS CS HCR 30 (FIN)
Contact : :
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-07-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 49 : 07-07-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 4 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

Version : CS HJR 4 (RES) Am
Companion Bill : SJR 2
Contact : : 465-4949
Current Status : Senate : 02-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Letter of Support from Arctic Power | [PDF - 119 KB]
| Letter of Support from Ak St. Chamber | [PDF - 7 KB]
| U.S. Dept. of Energy Report | [PDF - 354 KB]

01-28-05 : The House passed a resolution today, drafted by Rep. Hawker, urging Congress to open the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and production. HJR 4 passed the House by a vote of 26 to 4.

HJR 6 : Labeling Of Fish / Shellfish Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of fish and shellfish to identify the country of origin and to distinguish between wild and farmed fish and shellfish.

Version : CS HJR 6 (FSH)
Contact : : 465-4766
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 5 : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-16-05 : Requires labeling of fish products and processed food items containing fish to identify the country of origin and to distinguish between wild and farmed fish and fish products.

HJR 8 : Supporting Alaska Army National Guard
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

Expressing support of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers deployed worldwide.

Contact : : 465-6863
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-11-05 : More than 250 Alaska Army National Guard soldiers are now on active duty, and are deployed throughout the world. These citizen soldiers, from all over Alaska are serving in overseas training deployments, combat missions, stability and support operations. HJR 8 expresses support of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers and families deployed worldwide.

SB 12 : Human Trafficking/ Sextourism/ Procurements
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to human trafficking; relating to sex tourism; relating to procurement from a person conducting business in or having headquarters in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 12 (STA) Am H(EFD ADD H)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Senate voted 20-0 to concur with House amendments. Directs the legislative, executive and judicial branches to develop regulations and procedures to prohibit procurement from a person that has headquarters in a country listed as sponsoring or turning a blind eye to slavery and human traffic.

SB 154 : Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to the jurisdiction for proceedings relating to delinquent minors and to telephonic and televised participation in those proceedings; amending Rules 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24.1, and 25, Alaska Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 154 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4522
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 70 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Seante unanimously concurred 5/10. Applies the State's juvenile delinquency laws to a person 18 years or older if the person is alleged to have committed a violation of criminal law that occurred when the person was under 18, and the period of limitation has not expired. Amends Court Rule 3(e), Alaska Delinquency Rules, to allow juvenile offenders to participate telephonically in certain proceedings in which personal appearance is not essential to the fair disposition of the matter. Court Rule changes require two-thirds vote of the legislature. Specifies that a juvenile has the right, and the ability to waive the right, to be physically present in court for: arraignment, adjudication, disposition, probation revocation, extension of jurisdiction and waiver of jurisdiction hearings.

SB 218 : Sex Offenders/ Sentencing/ Abuse Reports
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to sex offenders and child kidnappers; relating to periodic polygraph examinations for sex offenders released on probation or parole; relating to sexual abuse of a minor; relating to the definitions of 'aggravated sex offense' and 'child kidnapping'; relating to penalties for failure to report child abuse or neglect; relating to sentencing for sex offenders and habitual criminals; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 218 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 14 SLA 06 : 04-27-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

04-07-06 : Senate concurred with House changes 18-0. Increases sentencing times for the most egregious unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against a minor to a minimum sentence of 25 years. Increases sentencing for Unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against an adult to a minimum of 20 years. Restructures and increases sentencing for Class B and Class C sexual offenses. Requires periodic polygraph testing for sex offenders on probation and parole.



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