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Sen. Lyda Green, Co-Chair Sen. Gary Wilken, Co-Chair

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Sen. Lyda Green
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Juneau, AK 99801-1182
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Sen. Gary Wilken
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Juneau, AK 99801-1182
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04-29-04: Finance Sends Supplemental to Full Senate
Bill Funds Medicaid, Natural Gas Pipeline Work

04-20-04: Senate Finance Passes Operating Budget
Meets Parameters Set by Governor

03-24-04: Senate Offers Education Funding Compromise
Bill Would Fund Top Priority Education Capital Projects

03-11-04: Senate Finance Sets Hearing Schedule
Committee to Consider Conference Recommendations
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03-05-04: Senate President Reinforces Education Commitment
Majority Leader Responds To SB 35 Floor Amendments

03-04-04: Senate Finance Seeks $88 Million Education Increase
FY05 Retirement Systems Funding Included
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02-29-04: Senate Takes Up K-12 Education Funding
Discussion Will Also Include PERS/TRS
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01-15-04: Alaska Seniors Top Priority in First Week of Session
Thumbs Up for SeniorCare Program

12-05-03: Majority Makes Committee Changes
Makes Room For Sen. Bert Stedman

05-15-03: Senate Passes State's Capital Budget
$1.5 Billion to Address Alaska's Capital Needs

04-29-03: Operating Budget Passes the Senate
Senate Budget Reflects the Priorities of the Alaskan People

04-25-03: Operating Budget Heads to Senate Floor
Co-Chairs Say Senate Budget Reflects the Priorities of the Alaskan People
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03-05-03: Gov.'s FY 04 Operating Budget
Aggressive Approach to Controlling Spending - Now Legislative Scrutiny Begins
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01-29-03: Senate Finance Subcommittees Announced
A list of the Senate Finance subcommittees and the membership assignments are attached

01-24-03: Majority Lauds Gov's First State of the State
Murkowski's Address First Step in Marathon of Change


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SB 86 : Interest On Delinquent Taxes
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the rate of interest on delinquent taxes.

03-25-03 : Senate Bill 86 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee Tuesday. Sponsored by the Senate Finance committee, SB 86 would eliminate the 11 percent minimum interest rate reference and retains the 12th District discount rate plus 5 formula as the only option for calculating interest on delinquent taxes. SB 86 moves next to the Senate Finance committee.

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SB 158 : Move Domestic Violence Council To DHSS
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act transferring the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health and Social Services; and providing for an effective date.

04-10-03 : Senate Bill 159 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee Thursday. Sponsored the Senate Finance Committee, SB 158 would transfer the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health and Social Services.
SB158 moves next to the Senate Health, Education and Social Services Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 159 : Parole For Medical / Cognitive Disability
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who are severely medically or cognitively disabled.

04-10-03 : Senate Bill 159 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee Thursday. Sponsored the Senate Finance Committee, SB 159 would gives the Alaska Board of Parole flexibility to grant or deny medical parole to applicants. Thus the board will be better able to meet the needs of the prisoners, the department and communities.
SB 159 moves next to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 182 : Dividend Payment To State By AHFC
House Companion HB256 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to a dividend payment to the state made by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation each fiscal year; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 202 : Education Funding & Pupil Transportation
Signed into Law! Chapter 54 SLA 03
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

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

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 202 into law. Sponsored by the Senate Finance Committee SB 202 would first revise the method in which local school districts are reimbursed for pupil transportation costs. Second, it would increase the K-12 education funding per student amount to $4,169, an increase of $159.

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SB 351 : APOC Reports: Forms & Electronic Filing
Signed Into Law! Chapter 155 SLA 04
Sponsored by the Senate Finance Committee

An Act requiring the Alaska Public Offices Commission to accept documents by nonelectronic means, and specifying the manner of preparing the forms that are provided by the commission.

Version: HCS CS SB 351 (STA)
Contact: Kim Carnot, 465-6600
Action: 07-03-04: Signed Into Law

SB 351 broadens the acceptable format for filing mandatory reports with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Specifically, while electronic filing may be encouraged, APOC shall continue to accept paper filing from those who do not want to take advantage of electronic filing opportunities. Standardizes the format of APOC forms for ease of completion by the filer.

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SB 353 : No Child Care In Fairbanks Courthouse
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to repealing a requirement for a day-care facility in the Fairbanks courthouse; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SB 353
Contact: Darwin Peterson, 465-1881
Action: 03-15-04: Senate Floor » House

SB 353 unanimously passed the Senate March 15. It repeals a section of Ch. 92, SLA 1986, which required the Court System to provide a day-care facility in the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks for the use of employees, jurors and witnesses. Legislation passed in 1986 authorized construction of a new courthouse and required a day-care facility. The Court issued a request for proposals, but it was non-responsive because a private day-care facility is already located within two blocks of the new courthouse. With no need for the day-care facility, SB 353 proposes to repeal the statutory requirement, for a general fund savings of $350,000.

| Sponsor Statement | Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page(s) - 102 KB]

SB 359 : Reappropriation Bill
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance

An Act making reappropriations; and providing for an effective date.

SB 366 : State Sales Tax
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee by Request

An Act relating to the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, to the levy and collection of municipal sales and use taxes, and to municipal sales and use taxes on alcoholic beverages; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 366 (FIN)
Contact: Phelan Straube, 465-4993
Action: 05-09-04: Senate Floor

Failed Senate on reconsideration May 9 by a vote of 4 to 15. An amendment to replace the sales tax with an income tax failed 4 to 15. Institutes a statewide 3 percent tax on the sale, lease, rental or use of tangible personal property and services within the state. Caps tax at $60 per purchase. Remits 1 percent back to local taxing jurisdictions that have at least a 3 percent local sales tax. Allows a transition period for communities that have a sales tax lower than 3 percent when they would receive a proportional amount of the 1 percent. Streamlines tax collection under the State, allowing the State to contract with local communities for field offices. Grants 14 exemptions, including food stamps, WIC program benefits, health care and prescription drugs.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 374 : Permanent Fund Income Distribution
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to calculation of the amount to offset the effect of inflation on the principal of the Alaska permanent fund, and to transfers of money from the earnings reserve account; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 390 : Public School Endowment
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to an endowment for public education and the University of Alaska; relating to university land; and providing for an effective date.

SB 393 : Take Permanent Fund Dividend For University Fees
Signed Into Law! Chapter 43 SLA 04
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to default on tuition, fees, and other charges of the University of Alaska and to claims on permanent fund dividends for tuition, fees, and other charges of the University of Alaska that are in default.

Version: CS SB 393 (FIN)
Contact: Darwin Peterson, 465-1881
Action: 06-04-04: Signed Into Law

SB 393 gives the University of Alaska the ability to collect outstanding debt by garnishing a person's permanent fund check in a manner similar to the collection process used by the Alaska Student Loan Corporation on defaulted loans.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 7 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 71
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 10
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 71, relating to the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives.

SCR 15 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 229
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 32
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 229, relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who are severely medically or cognitively disabled.

SCR 16 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 232
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 33
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 232, relating to mercury classics.

SCR 22 : National Guard Develop Moose Escape Routes
Sponsored by the Sen. Finance Committee

Relating to the development of moose escape routes by the Alaska National Guard.


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