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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senator Ralph Seekins
District D - Fairbanks

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State Capitol, Room 125
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2327
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1292 Sadler Way, Suite 313
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2879
Phone: (907) 456-8161
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Fax: (907) 456-8163

Elected to the Senate: 2002


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SB 19 : Civil Legal Services Fund
Companion Bill HB 175 Passed House!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the creation of a civil legal services fund.

Companion Bill : HB 175
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 01-21-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 26 KB]

01-20-05 : Establishes a civil legal services fund into which the Legislature can appropriate the state’s share of punitive damages awards. State statute provides that 50 percent of punitive damages in tort cases go to the general fund. Under SB 19, that money could be placed in the civil legal services fund, which could then be appropriated to organizations that provide civil legal services for low income Alaskans. Low income means equal to or less than the maximum income levels for Alaska set by the federal Legal Services Corporation.

SB 42 : Naturopathic Medicine Task Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act extending the reporting date for and the termination date of the Task Force on Naturopathic Scope of Practice; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 7 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 117 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-21-05 : Unanimously passed House. Extends the Task Force on Naturopathic Scope of Practice until February 1, 2006 and requires a written report to the legislature regarding proposed legislation and other recommendations by December 1, 2005.

SB 64 : National Guard/ Naval Militia Pay
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the pay of members of the Alaska National Guard and Alaska Naval Militia while in active service primarily as a labor force.

Contact : : 465-3717
Current Status : (S) STA : 01-19-05

SB 67 : Claims Against Health Care Providers
Signed into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to claims for personal injury or wrongful death against health care providers.

Version : HCS CS SB 67 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-3717
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 40 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : Passed House 5/6 by a vote of 22 to 16. Senate concurred with house changes 5/7 by a vote of 15 to 4. Caps noneconomic damage awards made against health care providers based on a two-step scale: damage awards arising out of wrongful death or severe permanent physical impairment that is more that 70% disabling are limited to $400,000 while all other noneconomic damage awards are limited to $250,000. Limit does not apply if the damages resulted from reckless or intentional misconduct.

SB 85 : Off - Road Vehicle Use On Dalton Highway
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act repealing the ban on the use of certain off-road vehicles within five miles of the right-of-way of the James Dalton Highway; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 02-08-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 23 KB]

02-08-06 : Removes the prohibition on the use of off-road vehicles within five miles of the right-of-way of the James Dalton Highway beginning 12 months after the bill becomes law. Resources adopted letter of intent.

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 105 : No Overtime Wages For Flight Crew
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the retrospective application and applicability of the overtime compensation exemption for flight crew members; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 105 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 19 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Passed House by a vote of 31 to 7 on 4/21. Retroactively removes flight crews from statutory overtime compensation required under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act found in AS 23.10.060. Applies retroactively to flight crew work performed on or after Jan. 1, 2000.

SB 137 : Evictions From University Student Housing
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act providing that the University of Alaska may evict a tenant from student housing that is exempt from the provisions of the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act without resorting to court proceedings under AS 09.45.060 - 09.45.160.

Version : HCS SB 137 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : (H) JUD » House : 05-10-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-30-05 : Clarifies that certain public and private institutions which provide housing are exempt from the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. SB 137 acknowledges that institutions such as universities, hospitals, nursing homes, churches and counseling centers that are not in the business of long term residential housing are not subject to the higher eviction standards required by current law. The bill clarifies that a court order to evict people from these kinds of institutions is not required.

SB 146 : Indemnity Agreements - Public Entities
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to indemnity agreements between public entities in the state.

Contact : : 465-2327
Current Status : (S) STA : 03-18-05

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

SB 147 : Sport Fish Facility Bonds/ Surcharges
Signed into Law! Chapter 94 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act providing for a sport fishing facility surcharge on sport fishing licenses; providing for the construction and renovation of state sport fishing facilities and for other projects beneficial to the sport fish resources of the state as a public enterprise; and authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to finance those projects.

Version : HCS CS SB 147 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-23-05
Current Status : Chapter 94 SLA 05 : 08-23-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 109 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed House on reconsideration 5/9. Establishes a sport fishing facility surcharge to pay the principal and interest on up to $69 million in revenue bonds to finance the construction and renovation of fisheries rehabilitation, enhancement and development projects that benefit sport fishing. Terminates facility surcharge once the bonds have been paid in full.

SB 170 : Board/ Department Of Fish & Game Powers & Duties
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the Department of Fish and Game, the Board of Fisheries, and the Board of Game; relating to the taking of big game and to the disposition of a mount, trophy, or part of a fish or game animal; setting fees for certain trapping licenses and certain hunting licenses, permits, and tags; setting fees for the resident combined hunting, trapping, and sport fishing license and the resident combined hunting and sport fishing license; relating to the resident small game hunting license; setting application fees for certain hunting permits and stamps; establishing a surcharge on hunting, trapping, and sport fishing licenses; relating to certain hunting, trapping, and sport fishing licenses, tags, permits, and stamps; relating to the fish and game fund; relating to violations of fish and game laws; relating to state management of wildlife; relating to endangered fish and wildlife; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Current Status : (S) RES : 04-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 186 : Executive Branch Ethics
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 186 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : House Floor » (H) RLS : 03-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 109 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-23-06 : Amends the Executive Branch Ethics Act regarding the disclosure of financial information and the filing of an ethics complaint against members of the executive branch.

SB 187 : Legislative Ethics/ Meetings
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to legislative ethics open meetings guidelines, to the public members of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, to alternate members of the legislative subcommittees, to advisory opinions, and to confidential information and proceedings regarding legislative ethics complaints and investigations.

Version : HCS SB 187 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Senate Floor » (H) STA : 05-09-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed The Senate on May 7, 2005

SB 221 : Limit Eminent Domain
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act limiting the exercise of eminent domain.

Companion Bill : HB 337
Current Status : (S) JUD : 01-09-06

SB 260 : Extend Task Force On Workers' Comp
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act extending the date by which the Task Force on Workers' Compensation shall report its findings and the termination date of that task force; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 6 SLA 06 : 03-16-06

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

03-01-06 : Passed House 37-0. Extends the Task Force on Workers' Compensation by one year, to February 28, 2007. Gives the task force until February 15, 2006, to complete its report.

SB 298 : Trusts: Loans; Claims; Powers/ Iras
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to loans from trust property; relating to a trustee's power to appoint the principal of a trust to another trust; relating to challenges to, claims against, and liabilities of trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors of trusts and of trusts and estates; relating to individual retirement accounts and plans; relating to certain trusts in divorce and dissolutions of marriage situations; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 298 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 66 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 19-0. Updates state law pertaining to the administration of trust assets. Modifies Titles 13 and 34 to help keep Alaska a popular jurisdiction for trust administration.

SB 299 : Nondiscrimination Health Care Providers
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to preventing unfair discrimination against a health care provider who is willing to meet a health insurer's terms and conditions for participation in the insurer's plan, policy, or contract for health care services; amending the definition of 'provider' as it relates to authorized collective negotiations by physicians affecting the rights of providers under health benefit plans; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Current Status : (S) HES : 02-14-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 300 : Motor Vehicle Negative Equity/ Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the handling of negative equity in motor vehicle transactions; and relating to the contents of retail installment contracts.

Version : CS SB 300 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 67 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed House 35-1. Changes the definition of ''principal balance'' in the Alaska Retail Installment Sales Act by adding: ''if the retail installment contract is for the sale of a motor vehicle, the amount, if any, that the seller agrees to pay to discharge an outstanding obligation of the buyer under an existing motor vehicle agreement, loan, installment sales contract, or lease.''

SB 301 : Change Of Venue In Civil Cases
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to granting certain defendants an absolute right to change venue in civil actions; setting venue for civil actions based on employment at the employer's principal place of business; allowing multiple defendants to control venue by agreement; amending Rule 3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 487
Contact : : 465-2327
Current Status : (S) JUD : 02-14-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

SB 302 : Hate Crimes Against Groups
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to an aggravating factor at sentencing for certain crimes directed against an individual but intended to intimidate or terrorize a larger group.

Current Status : (S) JUD : 02-14-06


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature

Co-Sponsored Legislation Alaska State Legislature
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  · SB 60
  · SB 63
  · SB 87
  · SB 90
  · SB 118
  · SB 119
  · SB 134
  · SB 140
  · SB 155
  · SB 209
  · SB 216
  · SB 224
  · SCR 2
  · SJR 10
  · SJR 14
  · SJR 15
  · SJR 16
  · SR 2
  · SR 4
  · HB 32
  · HB 53
  · HB 75
  · HB 91
  · HB 92
  · HB 116
  · HB 136
  · HB 181
  · HB 182
  · HB 184
  · HB 201
  · HB 219
  · HB 256
  · HB 334
  · HB 357
  · HB 393
  · HCR 1
  · HJR 20
 

SB 12 : Human Trafficking/ Sextourism/ Procurements
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to human trafficking; relating to sex tourism; relating to procurement from a person conducting business in or having headquarters in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 12 (STA) Am H(EFD ADD H)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

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

05-04-06 : Senate voted 20-0 to concur with House amendments. Directs the legislative, executive and judicial branches to develop regulations and procedures to prohibit procurement from a person that has headquarters in a country listed as sponsoring or turning a blind eye to slavery and human traffic.

SB 48 : Psychological Evaluation/ Treatment For Students
Signed into Law! Chapter 76 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to recommending or refusing psychotropic drugs or certain types of evaluations or treatments for children.

Version : HCS CS SB 48 (HES) Am H
Contact : : 465-3822
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 76 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 35-2. Senate concurred with House amendments 18-2. Insures that students are not denied access to programs or services if their parents refuse to place them on psychotropic drugs, get a psychiatric evaluation or seek psychiatric or psychological treatment for their child. Allows for communication between school employees on behavioral and learning issues concerning the child.

SB 54 : Protective Order For Sexual Assault/ Abuse
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act amending protective order statutes for crimes involving stalking to include crimes involving sexual assault and sexual abuse, to provide for other relief ordered by a court, to add the protective orders to a centralized registry, to prevent denial solely for a lapse of time, and to require notification of the court of known civil or criminal actions involving the petitioner or respondent; relating to notifications to victims of sexual assault and to mandatory arrest for crimes involving violation of protective orders and violation of conditions of release; and amending Rule 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Version : CS SB 54 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 36 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-0. Allows a victim of sexual assault to petition for civil remedies of protective orders, ex parte orders, and emergency orders. Also mandates arrest for violation of these protective orders. This bill focuses on victims of sexual assault (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) and sexual abuse of a minor (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) that is not domestic violence.

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 60 : Extend Suicide Prevention Council
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 82
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-18-05 : Passed House 35 to 1. Extends the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council from June 2005 to June 2009.

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 87 : Seat Belt/ Child Safety Device Violations
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to motor vehicle safety belt violations.

Version : HCS SB 87 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 01-31-06
Current Status : Chapter 2 SLA 06 : 01-31-06

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

01-18-06 : Passed Senate 11-7. Deletes AS 28.05.095 (e), which prohibits a peace officer from detaining or issuing a citation for failure to comply with Alaska's mandatory seatbelt law unless the officer has probable cause to detain a vehicle for violation of a different offense. Clarifies that the seatbelt law applies when driving a vehicle ''on a highway.'' Exempts motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, snow mobiles and similar vehicles not designed to be operated on a highway.

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

An Act relating to Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

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

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

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

SB 118 : Online Enticement Of Minor
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to online enticement of minors.

Version : CS SB 118 (JUD)
Companion Bill : HB 206
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 03-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-24-05 : Makes online enticement of minors a felony under Alaska law. A person commits the crime of online enticement of a minor if the person is 18 years or older and knowingly uses a computer to communicate with another person to entice, solicit or encourage the person to engage in an act described in AS 11.41.455(a)(1)-(7). Makes online enticement a class C felony or a class B felony if the defendant is required to register as a sex offender or child kidnapper under AS 12.63 or similar law.

SB 119 : Ban Online Dist. Of Pornography To Minors
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to dissemination of indecent material to minors.

Version : CS SB 119 (JUD)
Companion Bill : HB 207
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) FIN : 03-24-05

| Sponsor Statement |

03-24-05 : Makes electronic distribution of indecent materials, i.e. pornography, to minors a felony under Alaska law.

SB 134 : Pilot Project: Sex Offense Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to a pilot project to review and investigate certain complaints from victims of sexual assault in the first degree or sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree concerning actions of justice agencies.

Version : CS SB 134 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 39-0. Establishes a pilot program within the Office of Victim's Rights to review cases in which the victim of first degree sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor complains that the investigation has not been timely or through. Pilot program begins Sept. 1, 2006 and ends it August 31, 2008.

SB 140 : Computers & Internet
Signed into Law! Chapter 97 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to computers, computer communications, and the Internet.

Version : HCS CS SB 140 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 97 SLA 05 : 08-30-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Senate unanimously concurred 5/10. Makes it unlawful for a person who is not the owner or authorized user of a computer to use spyware to cause a pop-up advertisement under circumstances defined in the bill, or to purchase advertising that violates the prohibition on using spyware to customize pop-up advertising. Makes online enticement of minors a felony under Alaska law. A person commits the crime of online enticement of a minor if the person is 18 years or older and knowingly uses a computer to communicate with another person to entice, solicit or encourage the person to engage in an act described in AS 11.41.455(a)(1)-(7). Makes online enticement a class C felony or a class B felony if the defendant is required to register as a sex offender or child kidnapper under AS 12.63 or similar law. Makes electronic distribution of indecent materials, i.e. pornography, to minors a felony under Alaska law.

SB 155 : Appropriation: Schools/ Univ/ Virology Lab/ Museum
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act making appropriations for construction of an integrated science complex at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, for replacement of the virology laboratory in Fairbanks, for expansion of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, for the major maintenance grant fund, and for other capital projects related to education; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 155 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : (H) RLS » House : 05-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Projects | [PDF - 125 KB]

05-04-05 : Appropriates approximately $387 million from the General Fund for maintenance and construction of education facilities, institutions of higher learning and projects that benefit the education of all Alaskans.

SB 209 : Access To Licensed Club Premises
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to access by persons under 21 years of age to premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages as clubs when alcoholic beverages are not present and, when alcoholic beverages are present, to premises of a patriotic organization licensed as a club if the person possesses a valid active duty military or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

Version : CS SB 209 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

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

05-08-06 : Passed House 34-1. Allows military personnel under the age of 21 access to patriotic organizations licensed to sell alcoholic beverages if the person posesses a valid active duty military ID card or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

SB 216 : Bail Restrictions/ Unlawful Evasion
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins, Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to bail and unlawful evasion; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 216 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 57 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Senate voted to concur with House amendments 20-0. Makes unlawful evasion a felony for anyone held on a felony charge and a misdemeanor for anyone being held on a misdemeanor charge. Bans most the temporary and periodic release of inmates being held at a correctional facility.

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.

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

Proclaiming 2005 as Rotary International Year.

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

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

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

SJR 10 : Support Federal Marriage Amendment
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Supporting the federal marriage amendment.

Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : House Floor » (H) STA : 04-07-05

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

04-06-05 : Passed Senate 16 to 3. Urges the United States Congress to pass Senate Joint Resolution 1, known as the Marriage Protection Act. The proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. If passed, it must still be ratified by three-fourths of the nation's state legislatures.

SJR 14 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax.

Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-19-05

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

04-19-05 : Passed Senate April 19 by a vote of 14 to 6. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation permanently repealing the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax. In 2001, Congress passed tax legislation which included the temporary repeal of estate taxes. SJR 14 expresses the State of Alaska's desire to have the tax permanently repealed.

SJR 15 : Ban Lawsuits Against Firearms Industry
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Requesting the United States Congress to end the abuse of tort laws against the firearms industry.

Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-04-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Passed Senate 5/4 by a vote of 18 to 1. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation protecting the firearms industry from lawsuits seeking monetary damages caused by the misuse of firearms by third parties.

SJR 16 : States' Right To Regulate Hunting/ Fishing
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 16
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Supporting legislation before the United States Congress that reaffirms the right of the states to regulate hunting and fishing.

Contact : : 465-4861
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 16 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 100 KB]

05-07-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/7. Supports legislation before the United States Congress reaffirming the right of the states to regulate fishing and hunting.

SR 2 : East Lynn Canal Highway
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 2
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

Supporting the efforts of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to improve transportation to and from Juneau and supporting development of the East Lynn Canal Highway.

Companion Bill : HR 7
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Senate Resolve 2 : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]

03-21-05 : Passed Senate 12 to 8. Supports the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities efforts to improve transportation to and from Juneau and to build the East Lynn Canal Road.

SR 4 : USPS Air Shipment Of Bypass Mail
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 3
Sponsored by Sen. Donald Olson

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 : Senate Resolve 3 : 05-27-05

HB 32 : Appropriation: Grant To Arctic Power For ANWR
Signed into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act making a special appropriation for a grant to Arctic Power to promote the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration and development; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 32 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 69
Contact : : 465-2186
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 23 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 12 KB]

04-22-05 : HB 32 appropriates 1.2 million dollars from the General fund to Artic Power for use in promoting the opening of ANWR.

HB 53 : Children In Need Of Aid/ Adoption/ Guardian
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid; relating to guardianships; relating to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings, court records, and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters and certain child protection matters, to proceedings regarding voluntary relinquishment and termination of a parent and child relationship, to eligibility for permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements; reestablishing and relating to a state citizens' review panel; amending the obligation of a public agency to disclose agency information pertaining to a child in need of aid; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children and families involved with children's services within the Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to adoptions and foster care; relating to consent for the medication of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of family members related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a familial priority for adoption; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules, Rules 3, 17.2, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, and Rules 14 and 15, Alaska Rules of Probate Procedure; relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and amending Rule 801, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS S SHB 53 (FIN) Am S
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Work Draft for House Finance | [PDF - 1.86 MB]
| Proposed Amendments for House Finance | [PDF - 148 KB]

05-09-05 : An omnibus bill that does many things. It creates a duty and standard of care for social workers who are making decisions for children in state custody. It makes the process transparent by making confidential information currently unavailable accessible to certain people, making court proceedings open to the public, and giving parents the right to a jury trial in proceedings to terminate their parental rights.

HB 75 : Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
Signed into Law! Chapter 87 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and game, Board of Fisheries, and Board of Game in promoting and preserving fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 75 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 87 SLA 05 : 08-05-05

| Sponsor Statement |
| CS HB 75 (RES) vs. CS HB 75 (FIN) | [PDF - 28 KB]
| CS HB 75 (FIN) vs. SCS CS HB 75 (RES) | [PDF - 25 KB]

05-05-05 : HB 75 will provide an additional protection from outside encroachment on our ability to responsibly harvest our game resources. ''Title Change to-''An Act relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Fish and Game and the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game to preserve and promote fishing, hunting, and trapping in the state.'' The sponsor has included a legislative intent statement plainly stating the ongoing commitment to constitutional provisions for common use and sustained yield principles. The sponsor has alsochanged the structure of the section by placing the new language in the ''Powers and duties of the commissioner'' (AS 16.05.050 (a)) rather than in ''Functions of the commissioner''.

HB 91 : Indecent Exposure To Minors
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act relating to indecent exposure.

Version : HB 91 Am
Companion Bill : SB 159
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Makes repeat convictions of indecent exposure within the observation of a person under sixteen years of age a felony.

HB 92 : University Of Alaska & Corporate Stock
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

An Act relating to the purchase of interests in corporations, including limited liability companies, by the University of Alaska.

Version : SCS CS HB 92 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-6890
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 18 SLA 06 : 05-01-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| White Paper: Spin-Off Company Models of Universities | [PDF - 13 KB]
| Testimoney from Mary E. Greene - UA Associate General Counsel | [PDF - 11 KB]
| CS HB 92 (EDU) vs. CS HB 92 (JUD) | [PDF - 19 KB]

04-05-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

Intent is to specifically define a university/corporate liability structure intended to encourage new university investment in limited liability and nonprofit corporations resulting from research-generated intellectual property or companies created and managed on university lands.

HB 116 : Liability For Alcohol Law Violations
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to the liability of certain persons for certain violations of alcoholic beverages laws; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 116 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : Creates an exception to AS 04.16.049 to protect young volunteers cooperating with law enforcement from retributive action and liability. Keeping alcoholic beverages out of the hands of people under 21 years of age is a cooperative effort. Young people working with law enforcement should not be subjected to lawsuits for participating in an investigation.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

HB 181 : Waive Continuing Education RequirementFor Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act authorizing a waiver for active duty military service of continuing education requirements for renewal of occupational licenses.

Version : CS HB 181 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 63 SLA 05 : 06-30-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Introduced to eliminate the possibility of a professional licensee losing his or her license because of failure to fulfill statutory requirements for continuing education while serving on active duty in a combat zone or area where continuing education classes are not available.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

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

HB 184 : Firearms
Signed into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to firearms.

Version : SCS HB 184 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 82 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : This bill was introduced to ensure that citizens be able to look to one law as the single final authority regarding firearm regulation. This bill will guarantee consistency in firearm law within the State of Alaska.

HB 201 : Permanent Fund Dividend Apps Of Military
Signed into Law! Chapter 83 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to an application for a permanent fund dividend for a member of the armed forces of the United States serving on active duty outside of the state who is eligible for hostile fire or imminent danger pay; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-21-05
Current Status : Chapter 83 SLA 05 : 07-21-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : The purpose of this bill is to permit the person who has power of attorney for an individual who is serving on active duty with the United States armed services outside the state of Alaska to sign and file a permanent fund application for said individual.

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 256 : Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act naming the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks.

Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-23-05
Current Status : Chapter 93 SLA 05 : 08-23-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-05 : HB 256 would name the sport fish hatchery to be built in Fairbanks the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery.

HB 334 : Municipal Property Tax Deferral/ Exemption
Signed into Law! Chapter 44 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

An Act relating to a mandatory exemption for certain residences owned by a religious organization, to an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes for certain types of deteriorated property, and to an optional deferral of municipal property taxes on certain primary residences owned and occupied by individuals with incomes at or below federal poverty guidelines for the state.

Version : SCS CS HB 334 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 44 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 334 continues to allow a municipality to defer taxes on an abandoned property that has become an eyesore. Some examples include the McKay Building in Anchorage and the Polaris Building in Fairbanks. The bill changes existing language to clearly state when the deferral ends. Present law leaves that an unanswered question making it more difficult for a developer to seek financing for the refurbishing project. By changing the language to specifically include the word only when all or part of the project is transferred to a new owner clarifies the ending date of the deferral.

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

HB 393 : Insurance For Colorectal Cancer Screening
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act requiring that certain health care insurance plans provide coverage for the costs of colorectal cancer screening examinations and laboratory tests; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 393 (HES)
Contact : : 465-5031
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 07-18-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| American Cancer Society Fact Sheet | [PDF - 36 KB]

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

This bill completes the list, increasing Alaskans' access to all life-saving, recommended cancer screenings.

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

Relating to declaring March 2005 as Sobriety Awareness Month.

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

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

HJR 20 : Prostate Cancer Drugs
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 20
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Urging the United States Congress and the United States Food and Drug Administration to assist in the prompt approval of new drug applications for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 20 : 06-03-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Urges the United States Congress and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Food and Drug Administration, to assist in the prompt approval of new drug applications for targeted drugs for the treatment of prostate cancer.


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