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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Norman Rokeberg District 27 - Anchorage

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Elected to the House 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002


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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 13 : Successor Liability For Product Liability
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act declaring legislative intent to reject the continuity of enterprise exception to the doctrine of successor liability adopted in Savage Arms, Inc. v. Western Auto Supply, 18 P.3d 49 (Alaska 2001), as it relates to products liability; providing that a successor corporation or other business entity that acquires assets of a predecessor corporation or other business entity is subject to liability for harm to persons or property caused by a defective product sold or otherwise distributed commercially by the predecessor only if the acquisition is accompanied by an agreement for the successor to assume the liability, results from a fraudulent conveyance to escape liability for the debts or liabilities of the predecessor, constitutes a consolidation or merger with the predecessor, or results in the successor's becoming a continuation of the predecessor; defining 'business entity' that acquires assets to include a sole proprietorship; and applying this Act to the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of assets by a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a limited liability partnership, a limited partnership, a sole proprietorship, or other business entity that occurs on or after the effective date of this Act.

04-02-03 : House Bill 13 moved out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 13 specifically addresses successor liability as it relates to products liability. The bill allows a purchasing company to have the same products liability as the selling company only when: (1) the successor expressly assumed the liability; (2) the transfer was a fraudulent conveyance; (3) the transfer constituted a consolidation or merger; or (4) the transfer was a mere continuation of the predecessor.
HB 13 moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

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

HB 48 : Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 55 : Correctional Facilities
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

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; authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with municipalities to expand existing correctional facilities; and providing for an effective date.

04-10-03 : House Bill 55 moved out of the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 55 authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into 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.
HB 55 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

HB 60 : Construction Of Legislative Hall
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to construction of a legislative hall.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 117 : AHFC Loans To Educators
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 175 : Prior Convictions For DUI
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to issuance of a limited driver's license; relating to driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance and refusal to take a chemical test for consumption of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 175 HES
Contact: Amanda Wilson, 465-4968
Action: 03-09-04: (H)HES ==> (H) JUD

HB 175 gives greater flexibility to the courts to grant limited license privileges to those who have had their license revoked for driving under the influence or refusal to submit to a chemical test. Amended to allow courts to grant temporary licenses.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 255 : Wage And Hour Act
Passed Legislature! Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the Alaska Wage and Hour Act as it relates to the scope of administrative regulations defining a person employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity as it pertains to minimum salaries to require that the minimum salary for that individual be two times the minimum wage for the first forty hours of employment each week.

Version: CS HB 255 (FIN) TITLE
Contact: Heather Nobrega, 465-4968
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the House

Labor & Commerce Committee Substitute for HB 255 makes several improvements to Alaska's Wage and Hour Act. These amendments will better protect employees and Alaskan small business owners. Changes the way managers may be compensated. The January 2003 minimum wage increase inadvertently resulted in higher salaries for entry-level managers an up to $8000 a year increase. This caused many small business owners to reduce their number of employees, costing Alaska jobs. This legislation seeks to remedy the situation and is the result of cooperation and negotiations between labor and business.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 263 : Earnings Reserve Cash Management Subacct
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the cash management subaccount in the earnings reserve account.

HB 264 : State Construction Projects; Review/Inspection
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the review of certain state public construction projects for compliance with building and other safety codes, relating to the inspection of certain state public construction projects, and exempting certain state public construction projects from obtaining building permits from municipalities, from municipal inspection during construction, and from complying with a review requirement; and providing for an effective date.

04-24-03 : House Bill 264 moved out of the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 264 exempts state building projects that cost over $1 million from local (municipal and borough) permitting processes. Instead, national organizations that are equipped to handle large projects or local engineers who are certified by these organizations will review these projects. HB 264 will help prevent the time delays and cost overruns that have plagued the state in many building projects.
HB 264 moves to the House Labor and Commerce Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HJR 1 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to appropriations from the permanent fund for a fiscal year based on the average of the year-end market values of the fund for the last five fiscal years.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 4 : Constitution Amendment: 90 Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.

Version: CSHJR 4 (STA)
Contact: Sara Nielsen, 465-4230
Action: 03-09-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

HJR 4 would allow Alaskans to vote on the question of a 90 day limit on the Legislative Session in the 2004 General Election.

| Sponsor Statement |


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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 119 : Water/Sewer/Waste Grants To Utilities
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act permitting grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.

03-19-03 : House Bill 119 moved out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 119 enables a privately owned water and wastewater utility to participate in the State's water and wastewater grant program if the Regulatory Commission of Alaska regulates the utility. Grants for solid waste processing, disposal or recovery systems remain available only to municipalities. When the grant process is utilized, the private utility will not be able to pass on the cost of improvements paid to the ratepayers. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska will not include the grant in the capital costs portion of the formula that sets the utility rate. HB 119 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 198 : Royalty Reduction On Certain Oil
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.

05-07-03 : House Bill 198 moved out of the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 198 providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.
HB 198 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 309 : Prohibit Release Of Predatory Fish
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act prohibiting the release of nonindigenous predatory fish into public water.

Version: CS HB 309 (JUD) Am
Contact: Rex Weimer, 465-2693
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA (S)RES

This bill would make introduction or transportation of non-indigenous species into Alaska or Alaskan waters a class C felony. Amended to include definitions of specific language within the bill and includes exemptions for ornamental fish, and caught and released fish. Amended to reduce the penalty from a class C Felony to a Misdemeanor and increase the fine from $1500 to $5000.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 366 : Rat Racing Charitable Gaming
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to rat racing charitable gaming; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 366 (FIN)
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

This bill allows the Palmer Elks Lodge, at the Alaska State Fair, to operate a game of chance in which prizes are awarded for the correct guess of which numbered hole on a wheel a rat, hamster, gerbil, or other rodent enters as the wheel is slowly rotated.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HCR 2 : Extend Alaska Railroad To Ft. Greely
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 12
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the extension of the Alaska Railroad to Fort Greely to serve the anti-ballistic missile launch facility.

04-11-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 2 by a vote of 16 to one on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HCR 2 supports a 70-mile extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson Air Force Base to the Fort Greely anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction.
Permanently Filed: 05-02-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 9 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2003
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Relating to declaring March 2003 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

HCR 13 : Location Of New Seafood Lab
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

Relating to the location of the state's new seafood laboratory.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 29 : Support Therapeutic Courts
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

Relating to support for therapeutic courts for repeat driving while under the influence offenders.

Version: CS HCR 16 (RLS)
Contact: Jon Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-10-04: Passed theSenate

HCR 29 encourages the Department of Law and the Public Defender Agency to actively participate in the startup of therapeutic courts in communities where there is a large population of DUI offenders and local support for therapeutic courts. Added Department of Corrections, probation and parole and public defenders office t the list of recipients.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Cost Analysis | [PDF - 3 Pages - 16 KB]
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 6 Pages - 27 KB]

HJR 9 : Constitution Amendment: Appropriation/ Spending Limit
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit.

Version: CS HJR 9 (FIN) Am
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-05-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HJR 9 would call for a question on the ballot, asking whether or not an amendment should be added to Alaska Constitution to include a spending limit and limitations on the growth of the budget. Amended to change the calcultion to include the greater of the last two fiscal years and add several exemptions to the formula.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 27 : Support Anchorage Jail Expansion
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 28
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the Anchorage Jail.

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 27 by a vote of 20 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HJR 27 the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska federal prisoners.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 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 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 177 : PERS/TRS Cola For Active Duty Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system who are called to active military duty; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 177 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 177 would relate to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system that are called to active military duty.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 5 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2003
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 2
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

Relating to declaring March 2003 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

02-24-03 : Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 passed the House of Representatives Monday, following a unanimous floor vote. SCR 5 recognizes March as "Sobriety Awareness Month," and has been enacted every year since 1995."
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 21 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2004
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 36
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

Relating to declaring March 2004 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

Version: SCR 21
Contact: Shannon Kempton, 465-4993
Action: Permanently Filed - Legis Resolve 36

SCR 21 declares March 2004 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

SJR 4 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

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.

02-26-03 : The House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 4 on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 4 would urge the United States Congress to pass legislation opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development and production.
SJR 4 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 8 : Division Of 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 35
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

Relating to the division of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 8 moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SJR 8 would endorse legislation introduced in the 106th and 107th Congress by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Murkowski that would split the Ninth Circuit Court in two. The reconfigured Ninth would encompass Arizona, California and Nevada. The new Twelfth Circuit Court would take in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington (as well as the Northern Marianas and Guam).

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 9 : Supporting Members Of Military
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 6
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.

03-28-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 9 unanimously passed the House of Representatives Friday, just hours before a large rally in front of the capitol to honor and support our troops fight for the liberation of Iraq and the security of our country. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 9 expresses confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.
SJR 9 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 16 : End Federal Ethanol Subsidy
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 22
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Encouraging the federal government to end the federal subsidy of ethanol, and requesting the Congress of the United States to mandate that land currently used to grow corn for the production of ethanol be returned to its natural state.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 16, was moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 16 is meant to send a message to those United States Senators who support the environmentalists' viewpoint. They believe that saving 2,000 acres in Alaska is worth more than Alaskan jobs and Alaskans' right to develop our state in the manner we see fit.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 17 : Alaska-Yukon Intergov Relations Accord
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 19
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

Relating to the Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Relations Accord, to annual legislative exchanges, and to continuing intergovernmental work on matters of joint concern and mutual interest.


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