An Act relating to a separate appropriation bill for operating expenses for primary and secondary public education and establishing a date by which the bill must be transmitted to the governor each year; relating to notice of nonretention for tenured teachers; and providing for an effective date.
Version : SS HB 20 Companion Bill :SB 13 Contact :: 465-2028 Last Action :(H) FIN»(H) RLS: 04-04-05
03-08-05 : This bill requires school districts to submit funding request to their municipal governments by the first of May every year. HB 20 will require the Governor to submit a separate appropriations bill before the fourth day of the legislature for K-12 funding and the legislature must transmit an appropriations bill to the Governor by the 15th of March. Minor technical amendments made in EDU.
03-03-05 : HB 25 addresses the problem of tax revenue lost by municipalities on fish that are sold to a buyer in a municipality but sent out of state unprocessed. This bill would direct the Fisheries Business Tax revenue on “unprocessed” fisheries resources back to the port of landing. Amended to add a hold harmless clause for smaller cities and boroughs.
01-27-06 : Passed the House Special Committee on Fisheries with a committee substitute, to be moved to House Resources Committee. Changes include added language exempting municipalities and a definition of area that means a physical location where spawning occurs.
An Act relating to landowners' immunity for allowing use of land without charge for a recreational activity; relating to landowners' liability where landowner conduct involves gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct; relating to claims of adverse possession and prescriptive easements, or similar claims; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS HB 415 (JUD) Contact :: 465-2689 Last Action : Senate Floor »(S) RES: 04-12-06
An Act relating to a mining production tax; relating to the mining license tax; relating to production royalties on minerals; relating to exploration incentive credits; and providing for an effective date.
Contact :: 465-2689 Current Status :(H) W&M: 02-01-06
An Act relating to the supplemental employee benefit program; relating to teachers' and public employees' defined benefit retirement plans; relating to teachers' and public employees' defined contribution retirement plans; relating to the health reimbursement arrangement plan for certain teachers and public employees; clarifying eligibility for membership in the health reimbursement arrangement plan; relating to waiver of adjustments under the teachers' defined benefit retirement plan and the public employees' defined benefit retirement plan; relating to the administrator of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; relating to employer contributions for occupational disability and death benefits; repealing participation in the teachers' defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans by certain employees of the National Education Association of Alaska; relating to requirements for employer minimum contributions to the teachers' and the public employees' defined benefit retirement systems; and relating to the public employees' defined benefit deferred compensation program.
Version : SCS CS HB 475 (CRA)(EFD FLD S) Contact :: 465-2028 Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-06-06
05-07-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a vote of 12-8, to be moved to the House for concurrence.
Previous amendments were made to change the statutory reference to include all death and disability benefits, along with a change made to clarify the calculation of the employer contribution for survivor pension benefits.
HB 475 is a clean up bill to the Retirement Security Act (SB 141) that passed last session. Due to the length of SB 141, a handful of errors and oversights were made that need to be changed for a smooth transition to Tier IV. HB 475 is a technical bill. It is not intended to include any policy changes.
Expressing the intent of the legislature that rules in place at the time a project is funded under the Village Safe Water Act not be changed unless the change is approved by the beneficiary of the funded project.
An Act establishing the Hydrogen Energy Partnership in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development; requiring the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development to seek public and private funding for the partnership; providing for the contingent repeal of an effective date; and providing for an effective date.
04-18-05 : House Bill 9 establishes a hydrogen energy partnership within the Department of Community and Economic Development. The partnership is tasked with facilitating the development of a hydrogen fuel industry in Alaska.
03-20-06 : Passed House Floor with a technical amendment, to be moved to the Senate for consideration.
The purpose of the bill is to prevent operators of motor vehicles from watching television, video, and any other programming by making it a crime. Furthermore the bill makes it a crime to install a device capable of being viewed while the vehicle is in operation.
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
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%.
05-03-05 : HB 19 levies a registration fee for pesticide and broadcast chemical registered for sale or distribution. The $115 annual chemical fee levied by HB 19 would shift the burden of Alaska's pesticide regulation and registration program from the general fund to program receipts. Amended to set a cap on fees at $120 for registration and $25 for licensing.
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.
03-30-06 : Passed House State Affairs Committee as amended, to be moved to House Judiciary Committee. Amendments added: provisions requiring anyone lobbying the legislature for more than 16 hours in any 30-day period must register with APOC; that groups shall make APOC reports by electronic means; that contributions to groups up to and including $100 in the aggregate in a calendar year include the name, address, date and amount contributed by each contributor; that contributions to groups over $100 and up to and including $250 in the aggregate in a calendar year include the name, address, date, amount contributed, principal occupation of each contributor; and that contributions over $250 in the aggregate in a calendar year include the name, address, date, amount contributed, principal occupation , and employer of each contributor.
HCS HB 45 deals with limits on campaign contributions, lobbyists, disclosures, and tightens disclosure requirements for and to legislators. The bill reduces from $1,000 to $500 the amount an individual is allowed to make to a candidate or non-political party group, and reduces from $10,000 to $5,000 an individual can contribute annually to a political party. The bill also changes the definition of lobbyist, by reducing from 40 to 10, the number of hours in a 30-day period a person may lobby before they must register as a lobbyist.
An Act relating to associations of self-insured employers for purposes of providing workers' compensation coverage and allowing employers who are members of the same trade to form associations for providing self-insurance for workers' compensation coverage; and providing for an effective date.
Version : CS S SHB 51 (FIN) Contact :: 465-4945 Last Action :(H) RLS»(S) FIN: 05-06-06
04-07-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amendments, to be moved to House Rules Committee. The House Finance Committee adopted amendments that clarifies the extent of joint and several liability; sets the minimum size limits for qualification of an association of self-insured employers and its members; provides for the licensing and registration of third party administrators; and clarifies that an association of self insured employers can be considered an ''insurer'' for the purposes of regulation under the Workers Compensation title AS 23.30. Minor technical amendments were also adopted by the committee but do not change the substantive nature of the bill.
House Bill 51 allows a group of five or more employers to form an association to self-insure the employers' workers compensation obligations. The members of the association must be engaged in the same or similar employment classifications, be members of a qualified trade association, and receive a certificate to self-insure under Alaska's existing rules and regulations.
HB 85 : Prescribed Medication For Students Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 05 Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer
An Act relating to self-administration and documentation of certain types of medication prescribed to a child attending school.
Version : SCS CS HB 85 (JUD) Contact :: 465-4945 Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05 Current Status : Chapter 71 SLA 05 : 07-14-05
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.
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
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.
02-17-06 : Passed House floor as amended, sent to Senate for consideration. Amendments include the deletion of the language ''Fairbanks and elsewhere,'' making it applicable to the whole state if eligible, the date was also changed.
HB 208 will provide a place in the Interior for soldiers to have a dignified place to be laid to rest with full military funeral honors, pallbearers, rifle team, flag folding, and flag presentation.
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.
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 394 : Insurance Policies In Foreign Languages Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer
An Act relating to allowing insurance policy forms to be filed and approved in languages other than English if an official English language version is also filed, and authorizing use of insurance policy forms and associated materials in languages other than English.
Version : CS HB 394 (L&C) Am Companion Bill :SB 280 Contact :: 465-4945 Last Action : House Floor »Governor: 07-27-06
05-01-06 : Passed the Senate Floor by a vote of 18-1, returned to the House for concurrence.
HB 394 will allow foreign language speaking consumers to secure information so they can better understand and thus can make better insurance decisions. For the insurance industry, HB 394 is likely to lead to increased penetration in emerging markets.
05-09-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.
HB 399 establishes an office of elder fraud and assistance within the Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) to investigate complaints of fraud committed against elder residents of Alaska. This bill authorizes OPA to bring civil enforcement actions for injunctive and other relief for fraud committed against older Alaskans.
05-05-06 : Passed Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee without change, to be moved to Senate Rules Committee.
HB 467 will give Registered Nurses licensed in Alaska the authority to administer prescribed remedies or dietary supplements within the manufacturers' recommended dosage when certain requirements are met.
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
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 7 : Cook Inlet Oil & Gas Platform ABAndonment Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 12 Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson
Urging the governor to direct the division of oil and gas, Department of Natural Resources, to undertake a comprehensive review of the subject of Cook Inlet oil and gas platform abandonment for the purpose of developing new oil and gas platform abandonment regulations and their adoption and implementation.
Version : CS HCR 7 (RES) Companion Bill :SCR 6 Contact :: 465-2693 Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-27-05 Current Status : Legis Resolve 12 : 05-27-05
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.
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.
03-04-05 : Removes the requirement that municipalities hold a special election for initiatives and referendums if no regular election occurs within 75 days after certification. Gives municipalities the option of: holding the vote at the next regular election; holding the vote at an already scheduled special election occurring later than 60 days after certification of the petition; or ordering a special election if it determines it is in the best interest of the municipality and no regular election occurs within 75 days. Clarifies that an initiative or referendum special election cannot be held within 60 days of certification to allow ample time for procedural work.