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Alaska State Representative Bill Stoltze District 16 - Chugiak/Matanuska-Susitna Valley

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HB 134 : Correctional Facility Expansion
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

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

04-17-03 : House Bill 134 moved out of the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 134 would increase beds in Alaska by providing legislative authorization for local governments to finance the construction of new prison facilities and add additional beds at facilities currently owned by the state. The State of Alaska would then enter into long-term leases and operate the facilities as part of the state correctional system.
HB 134 awaits its next House committee, and will then move to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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to concealed handguns; allowing persons whose applications have been rejected as unqualified or whose permits have been revoked or suspended to continue to carry concealed handguns in this state if the person has a permit from another jurisdiction; requiring the Department of Public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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 215 : Repeal One Percent For Art
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act repealing statutes that relate to art works in public buildings and facilities and that require a set percentage of construction costs to be spent on art.

05-17-03 : House Bill 215 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 215 adjusts the requirement that a percent of state capital expenditures for public buildings and facilities be set aside to acquire works of art for display in those facilities. HB 215 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 226 : Organic Food
Signed into Law! Chapter 64 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to the sale, offer for sale, representation, and labeling of food or other agricultural products as organic, and to the state organic certification program; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 226 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su), HB 226 brings the state of Alaska's definition of organic agricultural products in line with the federal definition. HB 226 would create an Alaska organic certification program, providing in-state certification for organic agricultural producers, processors, and handlers.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 297 : Wildfires And Natural Disasters
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to wildfires and other natural disasters.

Version: HB 297
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 02-26-04: (H) STA ==> (H) RES

HB 297 will enable residents of a restricted area access to their property during a wildfire or other natural disaster, while protecting the State of Alaska from certain liabilities.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 348 : Notice Re Office Of Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to the rights of certain victims of crime to receive information about the office of victims' rights.

Version: CSHB 348 (JUD)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation requires police and prosecutors to notify victims about the Alaska Office Of Victims' Rights. Amendments (1) specified that if the victim is an unemancipated minor, the notification shall be given to the parent or guardian of the victim. (2) added the requirement that the written material must also contain a brief statement about the Violent Crimes Compensation Board. Accompanying letter of intent was also adopted.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 349 : Illegally Obtained Evidence
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act amending Rule 412, Alaska Rules of Evidence.

Version: CS HB 349 (JUD) Am
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 04-14-04: (S)Floor » (H)Concurrence

House Bill 349 is a bill that promotes truth telling by criminal defendants who choose to testify at trial. Under the supervision of a judge, HB 349 will permit prosecutors to cross-examine defendants using prior suppressed statements and evidence.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 357 : Restitution
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Lesil McGuire, Rep. Bill Stoltze, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

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

Version: SCS HB 357 (JUD)
Contact: Sara Nielson, 465-2095
Action: 04-14-04: (S)Floor » (H)Concurrence

Requires judges to order restitution from criminals in all cases where a victim has suffered a financial loss. It also clarifies that a minor who has been ordered to pay restitution be required to do so after his or her 19th birthday. Amended to make minor language changes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 366 : Rat Racing Charitable Gaming
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act relating to rat racing charitable gaming; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 366 (FIN)
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the Senate

This bill allows the Palmer Elks Lodge, at the Alaska State Fair, to operate a game of chance in which prizes are awarded for the correct guess of which numbered hole on a wheel a rat, hamster, gerbil, or other rodent enters as the wheel is slowly rotated.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 429 : Definition Of Political Party
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

An Act expanding the definition of 'political party' to include a party that nominated a candidate for United States senator who received at least three percent of the total votes cast for United States senator at the preceding general election and a party that nominated a candidate for United States representative who received at least three percent of the total votes cast for United States representative at the preceding general election.

HCR 12 : Honoring Congressman Don Young
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Commemorating Congressman Don Young's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

HJR 9 : Constitution Amendment: Appropriation/ Spending Limit
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit.

Version: CS HJR 9 (FIN) Am
Contact: Ben Mulligan, 465-4958
Action: 05-05-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HJR 9 would call for a question on the ballot, asking whether or not an amendment should be added to Alaska Constitution to include a spending limit and limitations on the growth of the budget. Amended to change the calcultion to include the greater of the last two fiscal years and add several exemptions to the formula.

| Sponsor Statement |


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HB 51 : Labeling Of Prescribed Drugs
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act requiring pharmacists to include generic drug information on containers in which brand-name prescription drug orders are dispensed.

Version: CS HB 51 (HES)
Contact: Chris Knight, 465-6867
Action: 05-08-03: Passed the Senate

House Bill 51 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), HB 51 requires pharmacists to include the generic drug name on containers of a brand name drug. The requirement aims inform people of a brand name drug's generic name and prevent them from mistakenly overdosing on the same drug. House Bill 51 awaits assignment to its next Senate committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

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

An Act relating to the office of victims' rights.

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 69 : Regulation Of Shallow Natural Gas
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to regulation of shallow natural gas leasing and closely related energy projects; and providing for an effective date.

06-06-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 69 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 69 ensures that the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has the authority and discretion necessary to regulate shallow gas drilling while also providing for human safety and environmental protection.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 73 : Extend State Medical Board
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act extending the termination date of the State Medical Board.

02-27-03 : House Bill 73 moved out of the House Finance Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Eagle River), HB 73 extends the State Medical Board until June 30, 2011. Otherwise the board terminates June 30, 2003. The board establishes the minimum education and work experience requirements that individuals must meet to become licensed physicians, osteopaths, podiatrists, paramedics, and physician assistants. The board also investigates complaints against licensed professionals and takes disciplinary licensing action when appropriate. HB 73 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 74 : Extend Board Of Nursing
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Nursing.

03-27-03 : Governor Murkowski signed House Bill 74 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Eagle River), HB 74 Extends the Board of Nursing to June 30, 2007. Otherwise the board would have terminated on June 30, 2003. The board establishes the minimum education and work experience requirements that individuals must meet to become licensed nurses or certified nursing aides. The board also investigates complaints against licensed professionals and takes disciplinary licensing action when appropriate.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons.

HB 127 : Roadside Memorials
Signed into Law! Chapter 125 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker

An Act allowing certain roadside memorials to be placed within the right-of-way of a state highway.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 127 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Whitaker (R-Fairbanks), HB 127 allows for roadside memorials within the right-of-way on state highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 147 : William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks.

03-11-03 : House Bill 147 moved out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 147 names the Fairbanks Riverwalk Centennial Bridge in honor of former University of Alaska President Dr. William Ransom Wood. HB 147 moves to the House Rules Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 275 : Veterinarians And Animals Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to veterinarians and animals.

Version: CS HB 275 (FIN)
Contact: Sue Wright, 465-3779
Action: 05-09-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

HB 275 is an animal cruelty bill that not only make sense but is effective. HB 275 clearly defines cruelty to animals in the first, second and third degrees and establishes minimum care standards for domestic pets statewide. Amended to define trapping of vermin and other technical amendments.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 304 : Jack Coghill Bridge To The Interior
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act naming the Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior.

Version: HB 304
Contact: Rynnieva Moss, 465-3719
Action: 02-25-04: Passed the Senate ==> awaiting transmission to Gov.

This bill names Bridge #216, which currently has no name, the "Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior" to commemorate the contributions of one of Alaska's great citizens. Jack Coghill has served the state in various positions throughout the twentieth century.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 395 : Shallow Natural Gas
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act relating to shallow natural gas leasing and the regulation of shallow natural gas operations.

Version: CS HB 395 (O&G)
Contact: Rick VanderKolk, 465-4859
Action: 03-12-04: (H)O&G ==> (H)RES

HB 395 was designed to resolve concerns many Alaskans have with coal bed methane development in the areas of property rights, water quality assurance, and local involvement of residents.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 397 : Defense Contacts With Victims & Witnesses
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to defense contacts with and recordings of statements of victims or witnesses; and amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Version: SCS HB 397 (JUD)
Contact: Vanessa Tondini, 465-2995
Action: 03-31-04: (S)Floor » Reconsideration

For sexual offenses, this bill would require criminal defense attorneys and investigators to first obtain the written authorization of a minor victim's or witness' parent or guardian prior to conducting a tape-recorded interview with the minor. This is currently required by law for non-recorded statements and this bill attempts to close this legal loophole. Amended to removed section 1.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 398 : Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to domestic violence fatality review teams.

Version: SCS CS HB 398 (JUD)
Contact: Kelly Huber, 465-3715
Action: 03-29-04: (S)Floor » (H)Reconsideration

This legislation authorizes the State of Alaska and its municipalities to empanel teams to systematically review facts of escalating cases of domestic violence fatalities. This legislation would provide state and local governments with additional tools to gather information on many aspects of Domestic Violence. Amended to make minor language changes. Amended to clarify how the annual report is handled.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 1 : Congratulate Governor/Lt. Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Honoring Governor Frank H. Murkowski and Lieutenant Governor Loren D. Leman for their years of public service; and congratulating Governor Murkowski and Lieutenant Governor Leman and extending them best wishes.

HCR 2 : Extend Alaska Railroad To Ft. Greely
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 12
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the extension of the Alaska Railroad to Fort Greely to serve the anti-ballistic missile launch facility.

04-11-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 2 by a vote of 16 to one on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HCR 2 supports a 70-mile extension of the Alaska Railroad from the vicinity of Eielson Air Force Base to the Fort Greely anti-ballistic missile launch facility near Delta Junction.
Permanently Filed: 05-02-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 4 : Constitution Amendment: 90 Day Legislative Session
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.

Version: CSHJR 4 (STA)
Contact: Sara Nielsen, 465-4230
Action: 03-09-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

HJR 4 would allow Alaskans to vote on the question of a 90 day limit on the Legislative Session in the 2004 General Election.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 18 : Supporting Military Action Against Iraq
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 8
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Supporting the men and women of the United States armed forces in the military action to free Iraq and to protect the world from Saddam Hussein.

04-04-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 18 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HJR 18 supports President George Bush's decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and supports the American troops involved in that military action.
HJR 18 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 27 : Support Anchorage Jail Expansion
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 28
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the Anchorage Jail.

05-21-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 27 by a vote of 20 to zero on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), HJR 27 the United States Congress to appropriate the $30,000,000 necessary to fund the expansion of the Anchorage Jail to house up to 200 Alaska federal prisoners.

| Sponsor Statement |

HR 8 : Ronald Reagan Day
Passed House! Transmitted to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Nick Stepovich

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

Version: HR 8
Contact: Ryan Colgan, 465-3004
Action: 02-05-04: Passed House

HR 8 recognizes February 6, 2004 as Ronald Reagan Day in Alaska.

SB 20 : Extend Board Of Marine Pilots
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 20 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault (R-North Pole), SB 20 would extend the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 53 : Revoke Driver's License For Fatal Accident
Signed into Law! Chapter 89 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan

An Act relating to disposition of a traffic offense involving the death of a person; providing for the revocation of driving privileges by a court for a driver convicted of a violation of traffic laws in connection with a fatal motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle accident; amending Rules 43 and 43.1, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 53 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Scott Ogan (R-Rural Mat-Su/ChugiaKB], SB 53 would allow courts to revoke the driving privileges of any driver who violates the traffic laws, and the violation contributes to an automobile accident that results in a death.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 71 : Transportation Enhancement Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 135 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to funding for transportation enhancement projects.

07-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 71 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 71 would decrease the amounts allocated for the TRAAK program and other enhancement projects to free up millions of dollars to be available for roadway construction and improvement projects.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 77 : William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge
Signed into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks.

04-09-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 77 into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 77 would name the Fairbanks Riverwalk Centennial Bridge in honor of a true visionary and leader for Alaska, Dr. William Ransom Wood.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 79 : Extend Alaska Minerals Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

05-06-03 : The Alaska State Governor signed into law Senate Bill 79 on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage), SB 79 would extend the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

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

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

SJR 4 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

02-26-03 : The House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 4 on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai), SJR 4 would urge the United States Congress to pass legislation opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development and production.
SJR 4 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

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

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

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

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 8 : Division Of 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 35
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

Relating to the division of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 8 moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins (R-Fairbanks), SJR 8 would endorse legislation introduced in the 106th and 107th Congress by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Murkowski that would split the Ninth Circuit Court in two. The reconfigured Ninth would encompass Arizona, California and Nevada. The new Twelfth Circuit Court would take in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington (as well as the Northern Marianas and Guam).

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 9 : Supporting Members Of Military
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 6
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.

03-28-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 9 unanimously passed the House of Representatives Friday, just hours before a large rally in front of the capitol to honor and support our troops fight for the liberation of Iraq and the security of our country. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 9 expresses confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.
SJR 9 will now be forwarded to the President of the United States, and our State's Congressional delegation.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 17 : Alaska-Yukon Intergov Relations Accord
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 19
Sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson

Relating to the Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Relations Accord, to annual legislative exchanges, and to continuing intergovernmental work on matters of joint concern and mutual interest.



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