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The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Bill Williams District 1 - Saxman

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Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3424
Fax: (907) 465-3793
Toll Free: (800) 303-2455


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Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 247-4672
Fax: (907) 225-8546

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HB 31 : Initiative/Referendum Petitions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

An Act relating to initiative and referendum petitions; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 31
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate Notice of Recon.

HB 31 changes the requirement for initiative sponsors to obtain the minimum of one signature from residents of at least two-thirds of the House Districts in the State of Alaska (27 districts) to three-quarters of the House Districts (30 districts). HB 31 also requires the total number of signatures in each district to amount to at least seven-percent of the total number of votes cast in that district in the most recent election. The total number of signatures required will remain at ten percent of the votes cast in the most recent election. HB 31 is a constitutional amendment and therefore will face a vote of the people.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 341 : Dive Fishery Management Assessment
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

An Act relating to the dive fishery management assessment.

Version: HB 341
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 341 is a housekeeping measure requested by the Southeast Alaska Dive Fishery Association (SARDFA) to provide more flexibility in its operations.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 409 : Seine Vessel Length
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

An Act relating to the maximum length of salmon seine vessels; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 409 (FHS)
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

This bill removes the statutory prohibition for the length of salmon seine vessels and leaves the authority to the Alaska Board of Fisheries and to allows the Board of Fish to regulate Seine fishing vessels in the same manner they do other types of vessels.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 410 : Entry Permit Buy-Back Program
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

An Act relating to the administration of commercial fishing entry permit buy-back programs.

Version: HB 410
Contact: Tim Barry 465-3424
Action: 02-09-04: H(FSH) ==> H(RES)

This bill provides guidelines to the Department as to when it should buy back limited entry back permits.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 415 : Fishing In More Than One Fishery
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams by Request

An Act authorizing a commercial fisherman to fish in each fishery for which the commercial fisherman holds a commercial fishing entry permit; relating to the power of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Board of Fisheries to limit the number of fisheries in which a person may hold an entry permit and operate gear during a fishing season or a year; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 416 : Driver Licensing, Safety, And Courses
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams by Request

An Act relating to physician reports regarding driver safety, to driver's courses, and to driver licensing.

HB 495 : 4 Dam Pool Joint Action Agency Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

An Act relating to the four dam pool joint action agency; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 495 (FIN)
Contact: Pete Ecklund, 465-3424
Action: 05-10-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

The main purpose of this legislation is to allow the Four Dam Pool Power Agency (FDPPA), the first agency formed under the statute allowing joint action agencies (JAA's), to refinance their approximately $73 million loan owed to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA).

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 5 : Initiative/Referendum Petitions
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Williams

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to initiative and referendum petitions.

Version: HJR 5
Contact: Tim Barry, 465-3424
Action: 05-03-04: (S)JUD (S)FIN

HJR 5 changes the requirement for initiative sponsors to obtain the minimum of one signature from residents of at least two-thirds of the House Districts in the State of Alaska (27 districts) to three-quarters of the House Districts (30 districts). HJR 5 also requires the total number of signatures in each district to amount to at least seven-percent of the total number of votes cast in that district in the most recent election. The total number of signatures required will remain at ten percent of the votes cast in the most recent election. HJR 5 is a constitutional amendment and therefore will face a vote of the people.

| Sponsor Statement |


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HB 49 : Expand DNA Database
Signed into Law! Chapter 88 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson, Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the DNA identification registration system; and providing for an effective date.

06-13-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 49 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage), HB 49 requires all convicted felons and sexual offenders, including those in custody, to submit DNA samples to the Alaska State Database. Juveniles adjudicated and in custody on the same offenses must also submit samples to the database.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 84 : Alaska History Curriculum
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

An Act relating to a curriculum for Alaska history; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 84 (HES)
Contact: Mary Kapsner, 465-4942
Action: 05-09-04: Passed the House

HB 84 recommends at least on semester of Alaska history to be taught in Alaska schools.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 8 K]

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 426 : Tourism & Recreation Assessment/Car Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Kott

An Act relating to the levy and collection of an assessment on certain tourism-related and recreation-related goods and services, to tourism marketing contracts, and to vehicle rental taxes; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 426 EDT
Contact: Sue Stancliff, 465-3777
Action: 03-16-04: (H)EDT ==> (H)L&C

Collects a 2% tax on certain tourism related business. It is intended that these revenues got the Marketing of Alaska. Minor conceptual amendments were offered by the committee.

| 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 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.

HCR 19 : Alaska History Curriculum
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Urging implementation of an Alaska history curriculum in public schools.

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 |


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