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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senator Bert Stedman
District A - Sitka (more)

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Ketchikan, AK 99901-6442
Phone: (907) 225-8088
Fax: (907) 225-0713

Appointed to the Senate: 2003
Elected to the Senate: 2004

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SB 126 : Aquatic Farming
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act relating to aquatic farming; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 126 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : (S) RES » (S) RLS : 04-05-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]

04-04-05 : Amends state Aquatic Farming Act so shellfish farmers can harvest ''insignificant'' numbers of wild geoducks within aquatic farm areas. Permits Alaska Department of Fish & Game to hold a preliminary commercial geoduck dive fishery within shellfish farm areas. Clarifies that shellfish farmers do not need to replace wild geoduck stocks harvested during commercial dive opening.

SB 145 : Loans For Commercial Fishing Tenders
Companion Bill HB 230 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 85 SLA 05

Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act authorizing the making of loans for upgrade of commercial fishing tender vessels and gear.

Companion Bill : HB 230
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : (S) L&C » (S) FIN : 04-08-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

04-07-05 : Amends the Alaska Commercial Fishing Loan Act to make seafood quality improvement loans available to owners of floating fish tenders. Current law does not allow these loans to floating fish tenders because they are not defined as fishermen. SB 145 changes the law so tender owners can update equipment and be part of the effort to improve the quality of Alaskan seafood.

SB 164 : Salmon Product Development Tax Credit
Signed into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act relating to the salmon product development tax credit; providing for an effective date by amending an effective date in sec. 7, ch. 57, SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 164 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 3 SLA 06 : 03-02-06

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

02-06-06 : Extends the deadline for salmon processors to apply for a salmon product development tax credit for property put into service before December 31, 2008. SB 164 also defines what items are eligible for a tax credit.

SB 265 : Bonds Of Bond Bank Authority
Signed into Law! Chapter 75 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act increasing the total amount of bonds and notes that the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority may have outstanding; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 75 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

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

05-04-06 : Increases the bond authority of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank from $500,000,000 to $750,000,000.

SB 291 : Municipal Harbor Facility Grants
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act relating to the municipal harbor facility grant program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 291 (CRA)
Companion Bill : HB 478
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-14-06
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 06 : 06-14-06

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

05-05-06 : Passed House 36-0. Establishes a capital improvement program for harbor facilities with a one time 50/50 matching grant program for municipalities. It will be administered through the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and will fund major maintenance and capital improvements by using a portion of the watercraft fuel tax. CS adds another fund source, the state's portion of the raw fish tax.

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.


Past Legislation:
 
· Legislation Proposed during the 23rd Legislature

Co-Sponsored Legislation Alaska State Legislature
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  · SB 12
  · SB 54
  · SB 60
  · SB 63
  · SB 90
  · SB 104
  · SB 117
  · SB 118
  · SB 119
  · SB 120
  · SB 134
  · SB 140
  · SB 209
  · SB 274
  · SB 298
  · SJR 14
  · SJR 15
  · SJR 16
  · SR 4
  · HB 13
  · HB 32
  · HB 91
  · HB 102
  · HB 136
  · HB 201
  · HB 219
  · HB 393
  · HB 399
  · HCR 1
  · HCR 13
  · HJR 9
  · HJR 20
  · HJR 27
 

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 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 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 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 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 117 : Recorded Statements Of Child Victims
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to the admissibility into evidence of the prior recorded statement of a crime victim less than 16 years of age; and adding Rule 413, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and amending Rules 402 and 403, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version : CS SB 117 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : (S) JUD » (S) RLS : 04-04-05

| Sponsor Statement |

04-04-05 : Makes recorded statements of victims under 16 admissible in Alaska's courts if the statements were conducted under certain conditions and if the victim is available for cross examination. Such statements, or ''forensic interviews'' are now admissible as evidence only if the child victim contradicts his or her earlier statement or cannot remember the event.

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 120 : Eliminate Daylight Saving Time
Sponsored by Sen. Donald Olson

An Act exempting the state and its political subdivisions from daylight saving time.

Companion Bill : HB 176
Contact : : 465-3707
Last Action : (S) CRA » (S) L&C : 04-14-05

04-13-05 : Exempts Alaska from observing day light saving time.

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 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 274 : Govt. Firearm Disposal And Inventory
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state and municipalities.

Version : HCS CS SB 274 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 70 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

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

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Returns to Senate for concurrence with House amendments. Allows all Alaskans who are legally permitted to buy firearms to do so at auctions where state-owned surplus firearms are sold. Current state law only allows federally licensed firearm dealers to buy state firearms at auction. The state can also dispose of the firearms through trade-in, donation and transfer to other jurisdictions. The Department of Public Safety must report descriptions and values of all firearms not sold to the public to the legislature during the annual budgetary process.

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.

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 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 13 : School Funding & School Bond Reimbursemnt
Signed into Law! Chapter 41 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, Rep. Max Gruenberg

An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; increasing the base student allocation used in the formula for state financing of public education; relating to the district cost factors for state funding of public education; relating to school improvement funding; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 13 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3743
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 41 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 9 KB]

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

Extends, until July 1, 2006, the statutory date for municipalities to receive reimbursements for the state for school construction and renovation bonds. Reimbursement rates for DEED approved projects to 70% and non-DEED approved projects to 60%.

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 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 102 : Medical License: Application/ Foreign Grad
Signed into Law! Chapter 52 SLA 05
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to the licensure of foreign medical graduates and to applications for a license to practice medicine; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HB 102 Am
Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 52 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 47 KB]

05-02-05 : Allows the Alaska State Medical Board to adopt competency requirements for foreign medical school graduates. Currently, the State Medical Board has no discretion in determining credentials for licensure of foreign medical school graduates in Alaska, other than a completion of a two-year U.S. graduate medical education program. HB 102 allows for a little flexibility where currently none exists. HB 102 now moves to the House Rules Committee.

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 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 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.

HB 399 : Elder Fraud And Assistance/ OPA
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 06
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing the office of elder fraud and assistance; and relating to fraud involving older Alaskans.

Version : SCS CS HB 399 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 64 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |

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

HB 399 establishes an office of elder fraud and assistance within the Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) to investigate complaints of fraud committed against elder residents of Alaska. This bill authorizes OPA to bring civil enforcement actions for injunctive and other relief for fraud committed against older Alaskans.

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.

HCR 13 : Natural Gas Spur Line Construction
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.

Version : CS HCR 13 (RES)
Contact : : 465-3004
Last Action : Signed into Law : 02-06-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 29 : 02-06-06

05-02-05 : HCR 13 expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a natural gas spur pipeline between Fairbanks and the Nenana Basin and Southcentral Alaska, commending the interest and initiative of the sponsors of that project, and encouraging the appropriate state resource agencies to lend support to those efforts.

HJR 9 : Exxon Valdez Judgment: Congress/ Reopener
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Urging the United States Congress to honor the process and judgment of the federal courts in the case of the Exxon Valdez disaster and to refrain from enacting legislation that would affect the outcome of the courts' resolution of the case; urging the United States Department of Justice and the Alaska Department of Law to identify all natural resource damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill that were unanticipated at the time of the 1991 settlement, to develop plans to remedy the damages, and to present the ExxonMobil Corporation with a request for the full $100,000,000 that is available through the Reopener for Unknown Injury clause of the 1991 civil settlement to carry out these plans.

Version : SCS HJR 9 (JUD) Am S
Contact : : 465-2487
Last Action : (S) JUD » Governor : 07-11-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-11-05 : This resolution from the Alaska State Legislature urges that the United States Congress respect the judicial process and refrain from enacting any legislation that would alter the punitive damages awarded to more than 32,000 plaintiffs as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill as finally determined by the federals courts.

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

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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.

HJR 27 : Allotments For Native Vietnam Veterans
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 37
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation amending the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Allotment Act to allow deserving veterans to obtain allotments of vacant land within the State of Alaska; and to reopen and legislatively approve allotments in the Tongass National Forest.

Version : CS HJR 27 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3719
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 37 : 06-01-06

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