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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Norman Rokeberg
District 27 - Anchorage

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Juneau, AK 99801-1182
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716 West 4th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0117
Fax: (907) 269-0119

Elected to the House: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004


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  · HB 29
  · HB 46
  · HB 49
  · HB 136
  · HB 169
  · HB 182
  · HB 215
  · HB 253
  · HB 254
  · HB 441
  · HCR 1
  · HJR 1
  · HJR 3
 

HB 14 : Disclosures By Foster Parents
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to disclosure of information about a child or a child's family to a legislator or a member of a legislator's staff; and making conforming changes.

Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) JUD : 04-06-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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 23 : Construction Of Legislative Hall
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to construction of a legislative hall.

Version : CS HB 23 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) STA » (H) FIN : 03-29-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

03-28-06 : Passed House State Affairs Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Finance Committee. This version repeals the Fiscally Responsible Alaskans Needing Knowlege (FRANK) initiative.

HB 23 creates fair and equitable competition for the construction of a new legislative hall for Alaska.

HB 29 : Health Care Insurance / Comp Health Insurance Assn
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the Comprehensive Health Insurance Association; granting a 50 percent premium tax credit for assessments against members of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Association; requiring members to provide information to the association's board of directors or the director of the division of insurance; modifying voting rights for the association members by basing their exercise on a member's share of assessments; basing assessments on major medical premiums; modifying the manner of determining members' liabilities for losses; and changing the definition of major medical coverage for purpose of state health insurance and providing for exclusions to major medical coverage.

Version : CS HB 29 (L&C)(TITLE Am)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-27-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

HB 29 has passed the House Labor and Commerce Committee with changes. In order to accommodate the needs of ACHIA, this bill has been modified to grant a tax credit to the insurance companies who are currently assessed for the entire ACHIA shortfall by using a small portion of the premium taxes paid into the state. A premium tax credit is justifiable given the importance of maintaining the viability of the Association and its requirement under HIPAA.

HB 46 : Water/ Sewer/ Waste Grants To Utilities
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris, Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

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

Version : CS HB 46 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 32
Contact : : 465-3721
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 02-23-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

02-23-05 : HB 46 allows grants to certain regulated public utilities for water quality enhancement projects and water supply and wastewater systems.

HB 49 : Municipal Aid Grants
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to municipal aid grants; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 49 (CRA)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) RLS » (H) FIN : 04-06-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-05-05 : House Bill 49 gives a municipal aid grant of $50,000 to every municipality in the State of Alaska. However, if appropriations are not sufficient to fully fund these grants for a particular fiscal year, a reduced grant, based on available funding, shall be distributed equally to all municipalities.

HB 136 : Driving Under Influence Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Restricting the authority of a court to suspend execution of a sentence or grant probation in prosecutions for driving while under the influence and prosecutions for refusal to submit to a chemical test; and allowing a court to suspend up to 75 percent of the minimum fines required for driving while under the influence and for refusal to submit to a chemical test if the defendant successfully completes a court-ordered treatment program.

Contact : : 465-6848
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-04-05 : Specifically, HB 136 expands the court-ordered treatment programs, i.e. ''Wellness Courts,'' to felony DUI defendants. The statutory authority for these courts can be found under AS 28.35.030 and AS 28.35.032.

HB 169 : Real Estate Licensees
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to the educational requirements for certain real estate brokers, associate brokers, and salespersons with new or suspended licenses; relating to review of real estate transactions by attorneys or associate brokers; relating to the requirements for a real estate broker license and an associate real estate broker license; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 169 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-08-05 : HB 169 requires a real estate licensee take 20 hours of post-licensing education within one year of receiving his/her initial license. Current law requires a real estate broker supervise every transaction. This is not practical in large real estate firms. In Anchorage, for example, 60% of the real estate transactions occur within three firms, with a total of four brokers. HB 169 will allow brokers to employ associate brokers or attorneys to assist in the orderly review of real estate transactions prior to the closing of the transaction.

HB 182 : Wage & Hour Act: Exec/ Prof/ Admin/ Sales/ Dp
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the Alaska Wage and Hour Act as it relates to the employment of a person acting in a supervisory capacity or in an administrative, executive, or professional capacity; relating to definitions under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act and providing definitions for persons employed in administrative, executive, and professional capacities, for persons working in the capacity of an outside salesman, for persons working in the capacity of a salesman employed on a straight commission basis, and for persons that perform computer-related occupations; directing retrospective application of the provisions of this Act to work performed before the effective date of this Act for purposes of claims filed on or after the effective date of this Act, and disallowing retrospective application for purposes of claims for that work that are filed before the effective date of this Act.

Version : CS HB 182 (FIN)(EFD FLD)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 90 SLA 05 : 08-09-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-03-05 : Deletes the 80/20 test and sets forth definitions which are much more understandable. The simplicity provided by the new definitions will lead to greater compliance with the statutes. Amended to define teachers and computers professional.

HB 215 : Perm Fund Corporation Investments/ Regulations
Signed into Law! Chapter 46 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg by Request

An Act relating to the investment responsibilities of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; relating to regulations proposed and adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation and providing procedures for the adoption of regulations by the board; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 215 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 46 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| PFC's Investment Limitations | [PDF - 23 KB]
| ''Legal List'' Background | [PDF - 77 KB]
| PFC's History of Statutory Changes | [PDF - 16 KB]

05-08-05 : HB 215 would grant the Board authority to establish and administer a legal investment list in regulation. Several important restrictions will be maintained in statute, including the requirement that all investments conform to the Prudent Investor Rule. HB 215 gives the PFD board more flexibility in investing.

HB 253 : Appropriations: Gas Line And Power Grids
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act making appropriations from the Railbelt energy fund for preliminary engineering reconnaissance and related work for construction of a natural gas spur line to transport North Slope natural gas to the Southcentral natural gas transmission grid, and to designated municipalities and electrical associations for a Railbelt intertie and an electrical transmission system; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4968
Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-05-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

HB 254 : Natural Gas Spur Line And Distribution Grid
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act directing the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority to use money appropriated from the Railbelt energy fund and from other sources for preliminary engineering and related work for the construction of pipeline facilities to transport Alaska North Slope natural gas to the Southcentral Alaska gas distribution grid, and amending the definition of 'project' as applied to the work of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 05-02-05

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-02-05 : House Bill 254 is a companion to an appropriation bill (HB 253) that grants $8,000,000 to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA) for purposes described in AS 41.41.210. This bill, HB 254, creates the referenced statute, AS 41.41.210.

HB 441 : Therapeutic Court For DUI/ Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 56 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act relating to criminal sentencing; relating to operating or driving a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence; relating to court-ordered treatment programs for certain offenders and offenses; amending Rule 35, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 441 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-08-06
Current Status : Chapter 56 SLA 06 : 06-08-06

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| A Brief History of Therapeutic Courts in Alaska | [PDF - 63 KB]

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

HB 441 takes all of the tools created over the last several years and establishes one uniform therapeutic court statutory structure to be applied throughout the state.

HCR 1 : Sobriety Awareness Month: March 2005
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 1
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Relating to declaring March 2005 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

Contact : : 465-3764
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-14-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 1 : 03-14-05

02-18-05 : HCR 1 Designates March as Sobriety Awareness month.

HJR 1 : Constitutional Amendment: Balanced Budget Amendment
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg, Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit.

Current Status : (H) W&M : 01-10-05

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 3 : Constitutional Amendment: Budget Reserve Fund Appropriations.
Sponsored by Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to appropriations from the budget reserve fund.

Contact : : 465-4968
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) FIN : 04-27-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-26-05 : Repeals the need for a 3/4 vote to tap the budget reserve. The 3/4 vote provides the minority the ability to control the budget, the effect of which has been to increase the budget each year.


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 22nd Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 21st Legislature
· Legislation Proposed during the 20th Legislature

Co-Sponsored Legislation Alaska State Legislature
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Personal Legislation Personal Legislation
Past Co-Sponsored Legislation Past Co- Sponsored Legislation
  · HB 13
  · HB 31
  · HB 33
  · HB 53
  · HB 155
  · HB 273
  · HB 318
  · HB 324
  · HB 357
  · HB 359
  · HB 409
  · HCR 2
  · HCR 6
  · HJR 4
  · HJR 6
  · HJR 8
  · SB 63
  · SB 90
  · SB 200
  · SCR 2
 

HB 13 : School Funding & School Bond Reimbursemnt
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state financing of public education; relating to the district cost factors for state funding of public education; relating to school improvement funding; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 13 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 41 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 9 KB]

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

Extends, until July 1, 2006, the statutory date for municipalities to receive reimbursements for the state for school construction and renovation bonds. Reimbursement rates for DEED approved projects to 70% and non-DEED approved projects to 60%.

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 33 : Regulations Affecting Small Businesses
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to required notification of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, economic effect statements, and regulatory flexibility analyses regarding the adoption of regulations that may govern the conduct of small businesses; relating to a private cause of action, regulation invalidation, and judicial review related to required notification, economic effect statements, and regulatory flexibility analyses for the adoption of regulations that may govern the conduct of small businesses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 33 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 91 SLA 05 : 08-09-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : HB 33 requires state regulatory agencies to consider the impact of proposed regulations on small businesses.

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 155 : Youth Courts And Criminal Fines
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to funding for youth courts; and relating to separately accounting for fines imposed on and collected from defendants.

Version : CS HB 155 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Senate Floor » (S) FIN : 04-15-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-21-05 : HB 155 would create a separate accounting mechanism for fines collected by the Alaska Court system in criminal judgments and would authorize the legislature to appropriate up to 25% of those collected fines either directly to local youth courts or to the United Youth Courts of Alaska for distribution to local youth courts.

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 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 324 : Ban Orange Hawkweed/ Purple Loosestrife
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

An Act banning the importation, transfer, and cultivation of orange hawkweed and purple loosestrife.

Version : CS HB 324 (RES)
Companion Bill : SB 245
Contact : : 465-4230
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-03-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-03-06 : Passed the House Floor by a vote of 30-6, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.

The act prohibits the importation of orange hawkweed and purple loosestrife. It also prohibits the sale, gift, or otherwise transfer of those plants except for disposal. A person under this act is prohibited from knowingly planting or cultivating these plants.

HB 357 : Statutory References To Disabilities
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act updating the terminology in statutes for persons with disabilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 357 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 242
Contact : : 465-2734
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-09-06
Current Status : Chapter 25 SLA 06 : 05-09-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

This bill changes all Alaska State Statutes to rid them of this archaic reference that has negative and demoralizing connotations in reference to a person's ability and potential.

HB 359 : Appropriation To Earnings Reserve Account
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act making an appropriation to the earnings reserve account of the Alaska permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 01-13-06

HB 409 : No Workers' Compensation For Real Estate Licensee
Signed into Law! Chapter 85 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to excluding qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage.

Version : CS HB 409 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2794
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 85 SLA 06 : 07-06-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 409 excludes qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage. Real estate licensees operate an independent business within a business. For these reasons, it is an unnecessary financial hardship and inappropriate for the business owner to pay workers compensation for these independent contractors.

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 6 : Reestablish Info Infrastructure Taskforce
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 39
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

Relating to reestablishing the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force.

Version : HCR 6 Am S
Contact : : 465-3777
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| Slide Presentation AK Information Infrastructure Task Force | [PDF - 574 KB]

05-02-05 : Extends the termination date of the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task Force until the first day of the First Regular Session of the Twenty-Fifth Alaska State Legislature in January 2007.

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 63 : Use Seat Belt Road Signs
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to road signs encouraging the use of safety belts.

Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 15 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

04-25-05 : Unanimously passed House April 25. Allows the Alaska Department of Transportation to erect and maintain roadway signs that encourage the use of safety belts. Stipulates placing the signs at the sites of traffic fatalities that could have been prevented if seat belts were in use. Between 1997-2002 about 55% of the traffic fatalities in Alaska could have been prevented if safety belts had been used.

SB 90 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

Version : CS SB 90 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 17 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 98 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Unanimously passed House April 22. Declares October 18 of each year as Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

SB 200 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home/ Property
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to defense of self, other persons, property, or services.

Version : HCS CS SB 200 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

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

05-03-06 : Senate voted 16-0 to concur with House amendments. Allows force, or deadly force, as a legal option under certain circumstances where life, property, and the welfare of others is at high risk. Broadens existing statute, which allows a person to use force to defend property that a person owns or leases, to include ''specific places a person has a right to be. Allows the use of force to protect children threatened with death or serious injury, kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, or robbery. Permits use of force by a victim remaining inside an automobile being car-jacked, or by a person outside a vehicle being stolen if there is a victim inside that vehicle. Prohibits the use of force for any reason against law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, or those assisting them in their official duties.

SCR 2 : Rotary International Year 2005
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Proclaiming 2005 as Rotary International Year.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

03-15-05 : Unanimously passed House. Proclaims 2005 as Rotary International Year in Alaska.


Past Co-Sponsored Legislation:
 
· Co-Sponsored Legislation for the 23rd Legislature
· Co-Sponsored Legislation for the 22nd Legislature
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