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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senator Ralph Seekins District D - Fairbanks

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Elected to the Senate 2002


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SB 87 : Principal And Income
Signed into Law! Chapter 145 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to principal and income in the administration of trusts and decedents' estates and the mental health trust fund; adopting a version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 87 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 87 relates to principal and income in the administration of trusts and decedents' estates and the mental health trust fund; adopting a version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 88 : Forest Resources & Practices Standards
Signed into Law! Chapter 123 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to standards for forest resources and practices; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 88 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 88 would revises the riparian management standards of the Forest Resources Practices Act (FRPA) for Region III by strengthening protection for fish habitat and water quality in a manner that continues to support both the timber and fishing industries.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 89 : Definition Of Lobbying
Signed into Law! Chapter 115 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act amending the definition of 'lobbyist' in the Regulation of Lobbying Act, and as it applies in the act setting standards of conduct for legislators and legislative employees, to define 'regular' and 'substantial' as those terms describe activities for which a person receives consideration for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 89 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 89 would provide a more reasonable level of access for Alaska businessmen and women to their elected representatives, their staffers, and state agency personnel.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 155 : Hunting Same Day Airborne
Signed into Law! Chapter 124 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to hunting on the same day airborne; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 155 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 155 would make changes that will allow the Fish and Game Board as well as the Commissioner to better manage wildlife by balancing predator and game populations based on the best science available.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 163 : Powers Of Appointments/Trusts/Creditors
House Companion HB 212 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors, trustee advisors, transfers of property in trust, and transfers of trust interests, and to creditors' claims against property subject to a power of appointment.

Version:
Contact:
Action: 04-14-03:

Senate Bill 163 moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 163 would codifies a number of matters that have been accepted by Alaska trust practitioners as being the common law of this state but for which there has been no statutory counterpart. The Bill essentially updates and clarifies provisions of prior legislation.
SB 163 moves next to the Senate Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 175 : Recreational Activity Liability
Signed into Law! Chapter 121 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to civil liability for commercial recreational activities and for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 175 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 175 would help avoid unfair and unreasonable claims that make it difficult to provide recreational and outdoor activities that are closely identified with the Alaska lifestyle and have come to be expected by visitors looking for exceptional experiences.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 176 : Civil Liability For Livestock Activities
Signed into Law! Chapter 122 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting from livestock activities.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 176 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 176 would recognize that a person assumes some degree of risk when placing themselves in the vicinity of livestock.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 183 : Municipal Economic Development/Taxation
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act authorizing municipalities to provide for economic development and authorizing municipalities to expend revenue collected on an areawide or nonareawide basis to provide for economic development.

Version: CSSB 183(STA)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 03-08-04: Signed by Governor March 5

SB 183 allows boroughs that have entered into economic development agreements with a municipality inside that borough to spend borough revenues on projects located within that municipality.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 198 : Damages Recovered By Police/Firefighter
Signed into Law! Chapter 146 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to recovery of civil damages by a peace officer or firefighter; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 198 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SB 198 would make a distinction between negligence that is related to the reason the firefighter or peace officer is responding and negligence that is unrelated to the reason the firefighter or peace officer is responding. In the first instance, it does not allow a civil action. Instead the firefighter or peace officer must rely on the state's workers compensation system. However, in the case where injury was caused by a negligent act not related to the reason for the firefighter or peace officer's response, then-under this legislation-a civil action can be brought against the at-fault party.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 207 : Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Board
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to terms and duties of the members of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors.

SB 228 : Immunity For Providing Free Health Care
House Companion HB260 Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to immunity for free health care services provided by certain health care providers; and providing for an effective date.

SB 297 : Taking Black, Brown,& Grizzly Bear/Guides
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to bear predation management and the donation and sale of bear hides and skulls.

Version: CS SB 297 (RES)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 05-05-04: (H)RES » (H)RLS

SB 297 moved out of the House Resources committee May 4. Intent is to get more hunters into the field to reduce bear populations. This bill does that by allowing people to obtain bear predation management permits. Allows a resident who has hunted big game in Alaska for two calendar years and has harvested big game in one calendar year and who has completed a hunter safety course provided the Department of Fish and Game to accompany up to two non-residents to hunt bears without a registered guide. Mandates the Board of Game to establish methods and means to effectively reduce bear populations in areas where the Board of Game has identified that intensive management is necessary to meet the needs for human consumption. Applies until the prey and predator population objectives set by the Department have been reached.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 101 KB]

SB 298 : Off-Road Vehicle Use On Dalton Highway
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act repealing the ban on the use of off-road vehicles within five miles of the right-of-way of the James Dalton Highway.

Version: CSSB 298(TRA)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 03-09-04: (S)TRA ==> (S)FIN

SB 298 repeals the ban on the use of off-road vehicles within five miles of the right-of-way for the James Dalton Highway north of mile 235, just south of Atigun Pass.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 306 : Naturopathic Medicine Task Force
Signed Into Law! Chapter 78 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the practice of naturopathic medicine; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HCS CS SB 306 (JUD)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-17-04: Signed Into Law

On May 11, in a unanimous decision, the Senate concurred with House amendments made to SB 306. SB 306 now creates a task force to investigate, in depth, naturopathic medicine law during the interim. The task force will then be required to report its findings back to the Legislature next year.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 318 : Consumptive Use Of Fish And Game
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the individual right of Alaska residents in the consumptive use of fish and game.

Version: CS SB 318 (RES)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 04-07-04: (S)RES » (S)JUD

Amended in Resources to give direction to the Department of Fish and Game, the Board of Fish, and the Board of Game that it is the policy of the State that the consumptive use of wild fish and game resources by individual Alaska residents is a very "high preference" when considering the management and allocations of those resources. Changed title to "An Act relating to a preference for the consumptive uses of fish and game.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 319 : Claims Against Health Care Providers
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to claims for personal injury or wrongful death against health care providers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 319
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 03-11-04: (S)L&C ==> (S)JUD

Places a $250,000 cap on non-economic damage awards for pain and suffering in actions against medical professionals.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 320 : University Employee Research Contracts
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to contracts between the University of Alaska and its employees involving research or other development of intellectual property and to the authority of the president of the University of Alaska regarding employee contracts for development of intellectual property.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement for House Companion |

SB 323 : Workers Compensation And Contractors
Signed Into Law! Chapter 80 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to a project owner's liability for workers' compensation and the exclusiveness of liability for workers' compensation.

Version: CS SB 323 (JUD) Am H
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-17-04: Signed Into Law

SB 323revises the Workers’ Compensation Act as it applies to contractors and subcontractors. It extends responsibility for payment of workers’ compensation up the chain of contracts to include project owners, and bars injured parties who are receiving benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act from “double dipping” via a tort liability claim.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 30 KB]

SB 327 : Rollerbladers Regulated Like Bicycles
Signed Into Law! Chapter 81 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to pedestrians using rollerblades, roller skates, and similar devices.

Version: CS SB 327 (STA)Am H
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-17-04: Signed Into Law

SB 327 legalizes the use of roller-skis on the same public roadways where bicycles are allowed.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 335 : Emergency Services Dispatch/911 Surcharge
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to enhanced 911 surcharges and to emergency services dispatch systems of municipalities, certain villages, and public corporations established by municipalities.

Version: CS SB 335 (CRA)
Contact: Joe Michel, 465-2327
Action: 05-03-04: (S)CRA » (S)FIN

SB 335 enables municipalities to fund their emergency 911 dispatch through a surcharge.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 344 : Trusts/Estates/Property Transfers
Signed Into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the Uniform Probate Code and trusts, including pleadings, orders, nonprobate assets, estates of decedents, minors, protected persons, incapacitated persons, guardians, conservators, trustees, foreign trusts, principal and income, and transfer restrictions; relating to corporate voting trusts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HCS CS SB 344 (JUD) Am H
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-17-04: Signed Into Law

SB 344 makes a host of technical revisions to Alaska's trust and estate laws, including updating provisions relating to virtual representation, clarifying when a trustee can be relieved of liability and adding provisions that other jurisdictions have adopted.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 30 KB]

SB 345 : Liability For Airports And Airstrips
House Companion HB474 Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to civil liability associated with aircraft runways, airfields, and landing areas.

Version: CS SB 345 (JUD)
Contact: Joe Michel, 465-2327
Action: 03-26-04: (S)JUD » (S)RLS

SB 345 expands the definition of person as it relates to civil liability for owning, operating or maintaining a runway, airfield or landing area, to include entities such as associations and corporations.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 113 KB]

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 27 : Submerged Land Title Disputes
Passed Legislature! Leg Resolve 45
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

Relating to the resolution of submerged land title disputes.

Version: SJR 27
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-04-04: Permanently filed

SJR 27 encourages the Interior Secretary to continue recording disclaimers of interest (statements that the federal government has no stake in the property); requests federal participation in the Joint Navigable Waters Commission for Alaska; and recommends amendment of the federal Quiet Title Act.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 30 KB]


Co-Sponsored Legislation Alaska State Legislature
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SB 1 : Increase Amt Of Base Student Allocation
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act relating to the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SSSB 1
Contact: Sheila Peterson, 465-2872
Action: 03-01-04: (S)HES » (S)FIN

Increases the base student allocation in the public education funding formula from $4,169 to $4,263.

| 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 26 : State Employees Called To Military Duty
Signed into Law! Chapter 65 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Robin Taylor, Sen. Kim Elton

An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United States; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 20 KB]

SB 30 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.

Version: CCS SB 30
Contact: Jason Hooley, 465-3762
Action: 05-11-04: Waiting transmittal to Governor

Requires that information be prepared and made available via the Internet to women seeking abortions on the medical risks of abortion and its alternatives, and where services can be sought, by geographic region. Requires a physician or other health care provider performing an abortion to obtain voluntary and informed consent as defined in the bill. Requires the Bureau of Vital Statistics to collect and record data on whether each reported patient requested and received a written copy of information on reproductive options required to be maintained on the Internet.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 41 : Medicaid Costs And Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to medical care and crimes relating to medical care, including medical care and crimes relating to the medical assistance program.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 41 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 41 provides the legal tools for the fiduciaries of the Medicaid program to establish program integrity and maintain maximum fiscal control.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 57 : Appropriations: Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act making a special appropriation for a grant to Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

SB 64 : Credit Information
Passed Senate!
Sen. Hollis French

An Act requiring certain consumer reporting agencies to provide individuals with certain information without charge.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 page - 6 KB]
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 1 page - 6 KB]

SB 65 : Correctional Facility Expansion
Transmitted to Governor!
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with municipalities for new or expanded public correctional facilities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage.

Version: HCS CS SB 65 (FIN)
Contact: Kim Carnot, 465-6600
Action: 06-29-04: Transmitted to Governor

On May 11, the Senate unanimously passed House amendments made to SB 65. Authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage for new or expanded correctional facilities; authorizes the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement for correctional facility space and services in the City of Whittier with a third-party contractor; and authorizes issuance of certificates of participation for upgrade, expansion of replacement of jails in Dillingham and Kodiak. The bill requires a feasibility study to determine whether the state can provide these services for the same or less cost than a third-party operator, requires a competitive bid process, adherence to the state procurement procedures, and approval of the facility design by the Commissioner of Corrections prior to entering into an agreement. Further, the bill requires that all correctional officers, probation officers and parole officers be certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 78 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 78 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 78 would remove the sunset provision of the 2001 legislation and allows for women who have been participating the program to continue, as well as allowing access to the program for women who will be diagnosed in the future.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 98 : Liability: Plane And Boat Passengers
Signed into Law! Chapter 119 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to civil liability for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 98 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SB 98 would clarify in statute that people who accept an invitation to participate in a non-commercial recreational activity in a watercraft or aircraft also accept the inherent risks of such activity.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 146 : Commemorative Veterans License Plate
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Guess

An Act relating to a commemorative veterans' license plate; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 19 KB]

SB 147 : Control Of Nuisance Wild Animals
Signed into Law! Chapter 132 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to control of nuisance wild animals; and providing for an effective date.

07-01-03 : Governor Murkowski signed SB 147 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 147 would provide authority to the Alaska Board of Game to adopt regulations to allow issuance of permits and licenses to sanctioned designees to control nuisance wild birds and nuisance wild small mammals. Currently, there is no statutory authority for nuisance wildlife control and the means by which ADF&G can sell a license or issue a permit. SB 147 moves next to the governor for his signature.

| Sponsor Statement |
| ADF&G Fiscal Note | [PDF - 1 Page - 10 KB]

SB 148 : PFD: Allowable Absence For Military SVC
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to allowable absences for certain members of the armed forces and their spouses and dependents for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 148 into law. Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery (R-Anchorage), SB 148 would change the allowable absences for certain members of the armed forces and their spouses and dependents for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 160 : Civil Liability For Defibrillator Use
Signed into Law! Chapter 120 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

An Act relating to civil liability for use or attempted use of an automated external defibrillator; and providing for an effective date.

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 |

SB 189 : Jonathan Link Courthouse
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act naming the Jonathan H. Link Courthouse in Kenai.

SB 270 : Avalanche Awareness Month
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act establishing November as Avalanche Awareness Month.

Version: SB 270 am H
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 03-24-04: Governor signed into law

The governor signed SB 270 into law March 22. It establishes November as Avalanche Awareness Month to encourage activities that increase awareness of avalanche dangers.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 289 : Extending The Special Ed Service Agency
Signed Into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act extending the termination date of the special education service agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 289
Contact: Jacqueline Tupou, 465-6600
Action: 05-05-04: Signed into Law

Signed into law May 5. SB 289 unanimously passed the House April 14. It extends the Special Education Service Agency for another nine years. SESA assists schools and infant learning programs to serve children with severe disabilities.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 295 : Extend Navigable Waters Commission
Signed Into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act extending the termination date of the Navigable Waters Commission for Alaska; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 295
Contact: Zach Warwick, 465-4797
Action: 06-04-04: Signed Into Law

Extends the life of the Joint Federal and State Navigable Waters Commission for Alaska until 2006. The commission’s purpose is to expedite the title process to the state’s submerged lands, to determine which bodies of water are navigable or non-navigable, and to recommend ways to improve the water navigability determination process and quickly clear title to the state’s submerged lands.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 305 : Asserting State Title To Submerged Land
Signed Into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to state ownership of submerged land underlying water that was navigable at the time Alaska achieved statehood.

Version: HCS SB 305 (FIN)
Contact: Joe Balash, 465-4797
Action: 06-04-04: Signed Into Law

Senate unanimously concurred with House changes May 6. It outlines the state's position on the ownership of submerged lands and requires the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources to compile a list of navigable waters.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 29 KB]

SB 348 : Approve Flint Hills Royalty Oil Sale
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act approving the sale of royalty oil by the State of Alaska to Flint Hills Resources Alaska, LLC, and Flint Hills Resources, LLC; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 348 (FIN)
Contact: Joe Balash, 465-4797
Action: 03-10-04: Signed into Law

The governor signed SB 348 into law March 9. It grants legislative approval to a contract for the sale of state royalty oil to Flint Hills Resources. The terms of the contract will result in increased state revenues of $2.6 million to $8.4 million.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 31 KB]

SCR 1 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 9
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Relating to economic development generated by new road construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs.

04-09-03 : The Senate concurred with the House amendment for Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 by a vote of 14 to five on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SCR 1 encourages new economic development generated by new road construction.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 4 : Avalanche Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 7
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month.

04-04-03 : Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 moved out of the House of Representatives Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SCR 4 would proclaim November 2003 as Avalanche Awareness month.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| 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 6 : Location Of New Seafood Lab
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

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

04-08-03 : Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 moved out of the Senate State Affairs committee Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai/Soldotna), SCR 6 pertain to two current issues. One is that the existing seafood lab in the Mat-Su will be closed soon and needs to be replaced. The other is that the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) currently owns a 250,000 square foot underutilized state-of-the-art seafood processing facility in Anchorage. This resolution suggests that a better use of state funds would be to incorporate the proposed lab into the existing AIDEA owned building that currently houses Alaska Seafood International.
SCR 6 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 12 : Borough Incorporation: Unorg Areas
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Requesting the Local Boundary Commission to consider borough incorporation for certain unorganized areas.

Version: SCR 12
Contact: Sheila Peterson, 465-2872
Action: 04-05-04: (S)Floor » (H)Floor

SCR 12 passed the Senate April 5 by a vote of 11 to 9 and was noticed for reconsideration. It requests the Local Boundary Commission to consider borough incorporation for four areas of the state: Upper Tanana Basin Model Borough, Copper River Basin Model Borough, Glacier Bay Model Borough and Chatham Region Model Borough. These four areas of the state were identified in a February 2003 report by the LBC entitled "Unorganized Areas of Alaska that Meet Borough Incorporation Standards," as meeting the existing standards for borough incorporation. Details regarding establishment of each borough would be included in the recommendation. The recommended incorporations would be adopted unless the legislature disapproves them within 45 days after they are submitted.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 132 KB]

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 5 : Destroy Brady Bill Records
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 21
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Urging the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.

05-16-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 5 moved out of the House of Representatives Friday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 5 would urge the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.

| 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 10 : Pledge Of Allegiance Resolution
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 20
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.

05-14-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 10 passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SJR 10 would express the support of the Alaska State Legislature for the review of Newdow vs. U.S. Congress by the United States Supreme Court and of our firm belief of the principles and ideals stated in our nation's Pledge of Allegiance.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 12 : Supporting Halibut By-Catch Project
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 14
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Supporting the halibut by-catch utilization project of the Alaska Food Coalition.

04-30-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 12, was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak), SJR 12 would respond to the Alaska Food Coalition's on-going efforts to help those less fortunate with much needed food assistance.
SJR 12 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.

SR 2 : Ronald Reagan Day
Passed Senate! Senate Resolve 2
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Recognizing February 6, 2004, as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

Version:
Contact:
Action: 07-16-04:

HB 1 : Stalking & Protective Orders
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Cheryll Heinze

An Act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order; and amending Rules 4 and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 1 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Harry Crawford (D-Anchorage), HB 1 allows the victims of stalking to seek and obtain a protective order in cases of stalking that are not crimes involving domestic violence. The bill streamlines the process for public safety and judicial practitioners by harmonizing the arrest and notification procedures to mirror those already in place for domestic violence situations. The bill adds the crime of violation of a child protective order and of a violation of a stalking protective order; these changes also reflect existing practitioner procedures.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 12 : Harassment By Electronic Communication
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to harassment.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 12 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Representative Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 12 adds obscene email and email that threatens physical injury or sexual contact to the legal definition of harassment.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 16 : Stranded Gas Development Act Amendments
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act amending the standards applicable to determining whether, for purposes of the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, a proposed new investment constitutes a qualified project, and repealing the deadline for applications relating to the development of contracts for payments in lieu of taxes and for royalty adjustments that may be submitted for consideration under that Act; and providing for an effective date.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 16 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 16 expands the areas of potential gas exploration and development that fall under the Act. Currently, the statute only qualifies natural gas projects that export the gas in liquefied form. HB 16 would allow gas development and transportation in any form and does not specify a pipeline route. HB 16 also extends the June 30, 2001 deadline to March 31, 2005 to allow the state and producers to begin new contract negotiations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 23 : Restitution For Crime Victims
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 23 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 23 enables the court to consider documented volunteer labor as a factor in the process of determining restitution.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 49 : Expand DNA Database
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the DNA identification registration system; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 49 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 49 requires all convicted felons and sexual offenders, including those in custody, to submit DNA samples to the Alaska State Database. Juveniles adjudicated and in custody on the same offenses must also submit samples to the database.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 52 : Sex Crime And Pornography Forfeitures
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to the forfeiture of property used to possess or distribute child pornography, to commit indecent viewing or photography, to commit a sex offense, or to solicit the commission of, attempt to commit, or conspire to commit possession or distribution of child pornography, indecent viewing or photography, or a sexual offense.

06-05-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 52 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 52 will give courts additional punitive sentencing options against sexual predators and award forfeited computer technology to law enforcement agencies for ongoing monitoring operations. HB 52 also makes providing billing services for a child pornography website a felony.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 59 : Cleanup Of Illegal Drug Sites
Signed into Law! Chapter 142 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or stored; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 59 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 59 will require the property owner to clean up hazardous materials when law enforcement agencies discover an illegal drug lab. The owner must provide test results that show the levels of contamination to be below Department of Environmental Conservation limits (DEC) before the property can be used again. The DEC or a law enforcement entity will provide cleanup guidelines, testing procedures and a list of laboratories for testing the property to the property owner. Future property buyers must be notified of the previous presence of a lab on the property.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 68 : Office Of Victims' Rights: Include Munis.
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

04-14-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 68 into law on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels (R-Anchorage), HB 68 clarifies that municipalities be specifically included in the definition of a justice agency to help the Office of Victims' Rights act on behalf of the victims it represents.

| 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 82 : Commercial Electronic Mail
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act making certain activities related to commercial electronic mail unlawful as unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 82 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 82 requires anyone sending unsolicited commercial email with sexually explicit content to include the letters "ADV: ADLT" in the subject line.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 90 : Tax Credit For Salmon Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to a salmon product development tax credit under the Alaska fisheries business tax and the Alaska fisheries resource landing tax; and providing for an effective date.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 90 in law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens by recommendation of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 90 provides a tax credit for salmon product development.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 102 : Concealed Deadly Weapons Legal
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

HB 177 : Concealed Handguns
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to concealed handguns; allowing persons whose applications have been rejected as unqualified or whose permits have been revoked or suspended to continue to carry concealed handguns in this state if the person has a permit from another jurisdiction; requiring the Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements concerning the carrying of concealed handguns.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 177 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stolze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 177 recognizes concealed weapon permit holders from other states as valid permit holders in Alaska. HB 177 also requires the Alaska Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states when it benefits Alaska permit holders.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 210 : Chitina Dip Net Fishery
Signed into Law! Chapter 118 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 210 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 210 eliminates the $25 fee for a Chitina Dipnetting Permit.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 212 : Powers Of Appointments/Trusts/Creditors
Signed into Law! Chapter 138 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors, trustee advisors, transfers of property in trust, and transfers of trust interests, and to creditors' claims against property subject to a power of appointment.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 212 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 212 provides statutory authority to provisions commonly found in trust instruments.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 233 : Increase Education Funding
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 233 (FIN)
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 05-03-04: (S)FIN » (S)RLS

House Bill 233 moved out of the House on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, HB 233 increases the base student allocation in the state foundation formula. The increase will assist state local schools districts to meet, or, exceed the public's expectations and demands. HB 233 moves to the House Finance Committee. Amended to add $419 dollars per student to the foundation formula. Adds $84.5 million dollars for education.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 250 : State Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 144 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jom Holm

An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 250 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 250 HB 250 modifies the procurement code pertaining to construction claims.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 282 : University Employee Research Contacts
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to contracts between the University of Alaska and its employees involving research or other development of intellectual property and to the authority of the president of the University of Alaska regarding employee contracts for development of intellectual property.

Version: HB 282
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-01-04: (S)Floor » Governor

HB 282 will give the President of the University of Alaska authority to enter into contracts with employees involved in research and development of intellectual property. These contracts would allow both the employee and the University to benefit from businesses associated with that development.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion |

HB 283 : Coal Leases
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to limitations on coal leases.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 283 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 283 increases the amount of state acreage available for coal leases.

| 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 334 : Unlawful Exploitation Of Minor/ Child Porn
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to unlawful exploitation of a minor.

Version: CS HB 334 (RLS)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

CS HB 334 (RLS) increases the criminal penalty for AS 11.41.455 Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime. Also, the criminal penalty for AS 11.61.125 Distribution of Child Pornography is raised to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 344 : Mining Fees, Rentals, & Royalties
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to annual rental fees for mining claims, and providing for reduced royalties during the first three years of production.

Version: SCS HB 344 (RES)
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 04-13-04: House Concurrence with Senate Amendments

Allows a grace period if the mine's filing deadline is missed. By filing the necessary paperwork, paying the royalties, rent, and a penalty equal to one year's rent the claim remains protected.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 6 : Extend Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 3
Sponsored by Rep. Gary Stevens

Extending the termination date of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force until 2005.

02-26-03 : The Alaska State Senate passed House Concurrent Resolution 6 by a vote of 19 to zero on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-KodiaKB], HCR 6 extends the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force until the end of next year's Regular Session.
Permanently Filed: 03-27-03.

| Sponsor Statement for Senate Companion Bill |

HCR 8 : Inhalants And Poisons Awareness Week
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.

HJR 14 : National Wheelchair Games
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 26
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

Relating to urging that the 2006 National Veterans Wheelchair Games be held in Anchorage, Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 12 KB]

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 22 : Patriot Act And Defending Civil Liberties
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 27
Sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg

Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act and to defending the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the State of Alaska, and civil liberties.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 22 by a vote of 19 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Majority Leader Representative John Coghill (R-North Pole) and Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), HJR 22 calls our leaders to caution with regard to the Patriot Act and urges them to apply the Constitutional principles that are meant to "secure the blessings of liberty" and not to erode the public confidence in our government through abuses of power. HJR 22 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Rep. Coghill Sponsor Statement |
| Rep. Guttenberg Sponsor Statement |
[PDF - 1 Page - 13 KB]

HJR 30 : Eliminate Social Security Offset
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 42
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Relating to supporting the repeal of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions from the Social Security Act.

Version: CS HJR 30 (STA) Am
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

This resolution calls on the Alaskan Congressional Delegation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision which reduces social security benefits based on other retirement earnings from public servants who participated in other retirement and pension plans during their work history.

| Sponsor Statement |


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