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09-28-04: Senate Judiciary Committee Examines Judicial Appointment Process

04-16-04: Seekins Offers Bill to Help Fund Legal Services
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02-27-04: Senate Judiciary Moves Permanent Fund Measures
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SB 152 : Concealed Handguns
House Companion HB177 Signed into Law!
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to concealed handguns.

04-15-03 : Senate Bill 152 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee Tuesday. Sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee, would recognize concealed carry permit holders from other states as valid permit holders in Alaska. The second section of the legislation requires the Alaska Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states, when it is necessary to benefit Alaska permit holders. SB 152 moves next to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 201 : Home & Respite Care: Criminal Records

Signed Into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 04
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to home care and respite care; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 201 (HES)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 04-23-04: Signed Into Law

Governor signed into law April 23. Reinstates a provision in Alaska law that requires a health care provider to undergo a criminal background check before receiving state funds for delivery of home care. Corrects an error made when a cross-reference was deleted in an earlier bill.

| Sponsor Statement |
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SB 206 : Licensing Specialty Contractors
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to an exemption for specialty contractors under the laws regulating architects, engineers, land surveyors, and landscape architects.

SB 307 : Appeal Bonds: Tobacco Settlement Parties
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to the amount of the bond required to stay execution of a judgment in civil litigation involving a signatory, a successor of a signatory, or an affiliate of a signatory to the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement during an appeal; amending Rules 204 and 205, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSSB 307(JUD)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 03-01-04: (S)JUD ==> (S)FIN

SB 307 sets a $100 million limit on the supersedeas (appeal) bond that signatories, successors and affiliates of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement must post to stay the execution of a judgment in Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement | Sponsor Statement of House Companion |

SB 369 : University Student Practicum Liability/Wages
House Companion HB539 Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act exempting a person who allows a student of the University of Alaska to gain practical work experience with the person while participating in a practicum from vicarious liability as an employer, and exempting the student participating in a practicum from the Alaska Wage and Hour Act and workers' compensation coverage.

Version: CS SB 369 (L&C)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 04-27-04: (S)JUD » (S)RLS

Exempts employers participating in a University of Alaska practicum from vicarious liability. The bill's intent is to revitalize private sector involvement in university student internships. Exempts University of Alaska students participating in practicum programs from wage and hour provisions.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 370 : Distributions Of Appropriations From Permanent Fund
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to the income of and appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund under art. IX, sec. 15(b), Constitution of the State of Alaska, and making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

SB 388 : Civil Legal Services Fund
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

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

Version: SB 388
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 04-26-04: (S)JUD » (S)FIN

Senate Bill 388 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 388, 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.

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

SB 391 : Dalton Highway Trap Line Access
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee

An Act relating to use of a snow machine within the James Dalton Highway corridor to establish, maintain, and service traplines located outside the corridor.

Version: CS SB 391 (TRA)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 04-27-04: (S)TRA » (S)FIN

Allows the use of snow machines within the 5-mile James Dalton Highway corridor to establish, maintain and service traplines located outside the corridor.

| Sponsor Statement |

SCR 24 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 252
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 57
Sponsored by the Hou. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 252, relating to boards under AS 08.01.

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SJR 33 : Congressional Vote On Judicial Nomination
Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by the Sen. Judiciary Committee by Request

Urging our United States Senators to work to allow a timely vote on the floor on all judicial nominations.

Version: CS SJR 33 (STA)
Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327
Action: 06-29-04: Transmitted to Governor

Passed the House May 9 by a vote of 27 to 6. SJR 33 urges our United States Senators to work to allow a timely vote on the floor of the United States Senate on all judicial nominations.

| Sponsor Statement |


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