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Tim Benintendi
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Alaska State Legislature
24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Ralph Samuels
District 29 - Anchorage

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Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0240
Fax: (907) 269-0242

Elected to the House: 2002, 2004

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This is Rep. Samuels's 24th Legislature info for 2005-2006
Rep. Samuels 25th Leg. Info: www.housemajority.org/samuels


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  · HB 78
  · HB 155
  · HB 174
  · HB 251
  · HB 286
  · HB 339
  · HCR 2
 

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 47 : Board Of Real Estate Appraisers
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers; and relating to the requirements for membership on the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

Version : CS HB 47 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-05
Current Status : Chapter 10 SLA 05 : 05-03-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

03-16-05 : Extend the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraiser, which is due to sunset, until June 30, 2010.

HB 54 : Bail Review/ Crime Victims
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to bail review; relating to petitions for review by crime victims where the defendant has received a sentence below the sentencing range for the crime; relating to the qualifications of certain members of the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; relating to the introduction of the victim and the defendant or minor to the jury; amending Rule 27, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedures, and Rule 21, Alaska Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 54 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2095
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 65 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Establishes three requirements designed to alleviate calendaring strain on the court system and the district attorney's office while also protecting crime victims' rights and reducing same day notice of hearings. First, in order to calendar a subsequent bail hearing, the accused must submit in writing, that there exists new information for the court's consideration that was not considered at prior bail hearings. Second, the district attorney is given 48 hours notice in which to notify the victim of the hearing. Finally, hearings may not be set everyday; rather there will be a 48-hour period between calendared bail hearings. These provisions balance the rights of the accused with the rights of crime victims and accommodate for the schedules of both the district attorney's office and the court system.

HB 55 : Enforcement Of Victims' Rights
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the rights of victims of crime; and amending Rules 12 and 42, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules 204, 205, 210, 212, 213, 217, 508, and 513.5, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration.

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

HB 76 : Big Game Services & Comm. Services Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 84 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the Big Game Commercial Services Board and to the regulation of big game hunting services and transportation services; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 76 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-25-05
Current Status : Chapter 84 SLA 05 : 07-25-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Guides and Transporters Audit |

05-05-05 : Would re-establish the Big Game Commercial Services Board to oversee an important industry that exists largely on the basis of a healthy wildlife population. The board was allowed to sunset a decade ago, and in the following years, professional hunters, wildlife biologists, public and private land managers and the hunting public themselves have discovered the problems associated with a decentralized, uncoordinated system of licensing and regulating guides and transporters. amended at the request of the sponsor requested by the sponsor to: (1) remove a time requirement that the board issue a license at the first meeting of the board after the applicant satisfied the requirements; (2) change the fine provisions under which the Board would not renew a license; and (3) add a section specifying what must be contained in a contract between a registered guide and a client and a transporter and a client.

HB 78 : Criminal Law/ Procedure/ Sentencing
Companion Bill SB 56 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 2 SLA 05

Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to criminal law and procedure, criminal sentences, and probation and parole; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 56
Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-18-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 25 KB]

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 174 : Fishing Permit And Vessel License Fees
Companion Bill SB 93 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 16 SLA 05

Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to commercial fishing permit and vessel license fees; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 174 (RES)
Companion Bill : SB 93
Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : (H) RES » (H) FIN : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| See Companion Bill Backup |

04-01-05 : Provides additional funds for the operations of the CFEC. Brings Alaska statutes into compliance with the State Supreme Court decision in Carlson v. State of Alaska. Changes permit renewal fee structure for higher value fisheries to reflect their economic value.

HB 251 : Commercial Fishing Multiple Permit Holder
Signed into Law! Chapter 11 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act authorizing the Board of Fisheries to adopt regulations regarding fishing by a person who holds two entry permits for a salmon fishery.

Version : SCS CS HB 251 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3715
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-30-06
Current Status : Chapter 11 SLA 06 : 03-30-06

| Sponsor Statement |

03-28-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

House Bill 251 would allow the Board of Fisheries to assign additional fishing privileges to persons who hold two commercial fishing entry permits in the same salmon fishery. This would increase efficiencies and provide for those who are active in the fishery, a more competitive edge where outstanding permits are underutilized. It will also help active fishermen more successfully address market forces.

HB 286 : Value Of Royalty On Gas Production / Tax Credit
Signed into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production by directing the commissioner of natural resources to accept, under certain circumstances, the transfer price of the gas if established by transfer price order of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska; extending and amending the requirements applicable to the credit that may be claimed for certain oil and gas exploration expenses incurred in Cook Inlet against oil and gas properties production (severance) taxes, and amending the credit against those taxes for certain exploration expenditures from leases or properties in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS HB 286 (RES)
Contact : : 465-6871
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 81 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-05 : The proposed legislation adds language that allows DNR to use the gas transfer price set by the RCA much like DNR uses the contract price for gas. The transfer price is the rate ML&P is required to charge itself for the Beluga Field gas it uses. The proposed amendment allows DNR to give (aa) treatment not only to an arms-length gas supply contract, but also to RCA-approved orders setting the transfer price when a utility uses its own natural gas.

HB 339 : Def. Of Victim/ Parole Board Hearings
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the definition of 'victim' in relation to crime; and relating to parole board hearings and information provided to the public by the parole board.

Current Status : (H) JUD : 01-09-06

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.


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature

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  · HB 190
  · HB 214
  · HB 219
  · HB 318
  · HCR 1
  · HCR 11
  · HCR 30
  · HJR 4
  · HJR 6
  · HJR 23
  · HJR 27
  · HR 9
  · SB 56
  · SB 63
  · SB 104
  · SB 200
  · SB 218
  · SB 224
  · SJR 5
  · SJR 11
 

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 26 : Short - Term Com Fishing Crewmember License
Signed into Law! Chapter 59 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Moses by Request

An Act relating to short-term commercial fishing crewmember licenses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 26 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4451
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 59 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Allows visitors an affordable way to engage in a sort of extreme tourism adventure by actually participating in the fishery as a crewmember. Amended to restrict compensation for crew members with a short term licenses.

HB 30 : Appropriation: K - 12 Education Operating/ Debt Expenses
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act making appropriations for K-12 education operating and school debt expenses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 30 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3721
Last Action : H) RLS » (H) RLS : 02-28-05

| Sponsor Statement |

02-25-05 : HB 30 appropriates money for K-12 education funding. Amended in EDU to adopt the numbers from HB 1. Increases school funding by 7% over last year an increase of 65.3 million. Amended to reflect changes to HB 1. CS HB 30(HES) moved out of committee, February 25, unamended. CS HB 30(HES) will provide funds needed to achieve early funding of the FY 06 education foundation formula and school debt reimbursement programs.

HB 128 : Schools Physical Activity Task Force
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act establishing the Alaska Schools Physical Activity Task Force.

Version : CS HB 128 (HES)
Contact : : 465-2995
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-04-05 : HB128 establishes a task force to come up with recommendations for the best approach to effectively and economically maximize physical activity in Alaska's schools within existing infrastructures.

HB 132 : Crimes Against Elderly
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to certain crimes committed against the elderly; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 132 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 04-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-21-05 : Increase the penalties for crimes against the elderly one level. For example, assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, would be a class C felony if the assault was committed to a person 65 years of age or older. Removed the intentent and findings section. (one)

HB 190 : Required ID For Purchasing Alcohol
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to the purchase of alcoholic beverages and to access to licensed premises; relating to civil liability for certain persons accessing licensed premises; requiring driver's licenses and identification cards to be marked if a person is restricted from consuming alcoholic beverages as a result of a conviction or condition of probation or parole and relating to fees for the marked license; and requiring the surrender and cancellation of driver's licenses under certain circumstances.

Version : SCS CS HB 190 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3789
Last Action : (S) FIN » (S) RLS : 05-08-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed Senate Finance Committee with a committee substitute, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee. The committee substitute clarifies that an ADL cancelled under this legislation would only remain cancelled during the length of the court ordered restriction on alcohol consumption. It limits the scope of jurisdiction to cover Alaska statutes and municipal ordinances. The CS also changes the mark on the license from ROC (Restriction On Consumption) to COAR (Court Ordered Alcohol Restriction).

Previously amendments were made authorizing the state to charge an enhanced fee for a license or ID under this statute and these circumstances. Additionally the bill was amended to ensure that a person who is convicted and is required to have a ''marked ID'' not have the privilege to purchase alcohol or knowingly enter or remain in a licensed establishment that sells alcohol with the intention to obtain alcohol for personal consumption.

HB 214 : Anatomical Gifts & Registry
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to anatomical gifts and the anatomical gift donor registry program.

Version : SCS CS HB 214 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4990
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 44 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : HB 214 makes several simple but important changes to existing law to further the intent of the original enabling legislation and to continue to move the donor registry forward in the State of Alaska. This bill works to make the Alaska Donor Registry program inclusive rather than exclusive, offers expanded definitions that act to clarify the agencies that are responsible for donation within the state as well as for the people who are trained to do the actual recovery procedures, allows increased notification for greater donation potential, and clears up inconsistencies between federal rulings and state laws.

HB 219 : Strangulation & Suffocation Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the definition of 'dangerous instrument' as applied within the criminal code.

Version : CS HB 219 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4949
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 20 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-05 : Permits felony prosecution for an assault involving strangulation or suffocation.

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.

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.

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 23 : USPS Air Shipment Of Bypass Mail
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Relating to the plans of the United States Postal Service to discontinue air shipment of bypass mail between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Barrow, Alaska.

Current Status : (H) RLS : 05-08-05

HJR 27 : Allotments For Native Vietnam Veterans
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 37
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation amending the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act to allow deserving veterans to obtain allotments of vacant land within the State of Alaska; and to reopen and legislatively approve allotments in the Tongass National Forest.

Version : CS HJR 27 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 37 : 06-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |

HR 9 : USPS Air Shipment Bypass Mail
Passed Legislature! House Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Reggie Joule

Relating to the plans of the United States Postal Service to discontinue air shipment of bypass mail between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Barrow, Alaska.

Current Status : House Resolve 9 : 05-27-05

SB 56 : Criminal Law/ Procedure/ Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to criminal law and procedure, criminal sentences, and probation and parole; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 56
Companion Bill : HB 78
Contact : : 465-4522
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 2 SLA 05 : 03-22-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 14 KB]

03-02-05 : House and Senate unanimously passed Conference Committee substitute. Amends current presumptive sentencing, from a set term to a range of terms, to bring Alaska law into conformity with requirements imposed by the federal constitution as a result of the Blakely v. Washington decision. Allows judges to consider all relevant factors in sentencing and the ability to impose probation without undue complications in the criminal justice process. Improves public safety by clarifying the authority of police officers to arrest violators of probation and parole, and limiting the abuse of periodic sentencing.

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 104 : Permanent Fund Dividend Fraud/ Eligibility
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the crimes of unsworn falsification in the first degree involving an application for a permanent fund dividend and false information or report involving eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; requiring the establishment of a permanent fund dividend fraud investigation unit in the Department of Revenue; relating to service in the peace corps and as a member of the United States Olympic Team as allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends and to the period for filing an application for a permanent fund dividend; authorizing the Department of Revenue to issue administrative orders imposing sanctions for certain misrepresentations or other actions concerning eligibility for a permanent fund dividend and providing for administrative appeal of those orders; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 104
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 42 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

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

05-07-06 : Senate and House adopted conference committee report. Elevates Permanent Fund Dividend fraud from a class A misdemeanor to a class C felony. Codifies a PFD fraud investigation unit within the Department of Revenue to assist the Department of Law in detecting and investigating PFD fraud. Adds peace corps and members of the Special Olympics to the allowable absences for permanent fund dividend eligibility.

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.

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.

SB 224 : Older Alaskans' Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Establishing Older Alaskans' Day.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-23-06
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 06 : 03-23-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-13-06 : Passed House 30-0. Establishes the second Wednesday of September as Older Alaskan's Day to honor residents 60 years or older.

SJR 5 : Reauthorize Methane Hydrate Research Act
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 3
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Urging the United States Congress to reauthorize the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act.

Version : HCS SJR 5 (O&G)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 3 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 102 KB]
| AK O&G Div: Briefing Document | [PDF - 1.10 MB]

03-03-05 : Requests the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act to fund research and field testing under that Act. Requests reauthorization for five years, with appropriations of at least $70 million over that time frame.

SJR 11 : Repeal Telecommunications Tax
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 14
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to repeal the federal excise tax on communications.

Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 14 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 103 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/5. Urges the United State Congress to amend the tax code to repeal the federal excise tax on communications.


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