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The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Peggy Wilson District 2 - Wrangell

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Elected to the House 2000, 2002


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HB 135 : Marital & Family Therapists
Signed into Law! Chapter 152 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to marital and family therapists.

05-18-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved House Bill 135 by a vote of 18 to zero on Sunday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), HB 135 adds the Board of Marital and Family Therapy to the list of boards that may request the Division of Occupational Licensing to contract for substance abuse treatment under licensed therapists. HB 135 also gives the Board of Marital and Family Therapy authority to order a licensed marital and family therapist to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if the board has credible evidence sufficient to conclude that the therapist's physical or mental capacity to practice safely is at issue, allows for individual client contact to be used as hours toward licensing, requires the therapist to communicate to a potential victim or law enforcement officer if a threat of imminent serious physical harm to an identified victim has been made by a client, and imposes disciplinary sanctions with regard to therapist sexual misconduct. After a reconsideration vote, HB 135 will move to the Senate for reconsideration.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 211 : Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to a student loan repayment program for nurses, and amending the duties of the Board of Nursing that relate to this program; and providing for an effective date.

05-15-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 211 by a vote of 37 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), HB 211 establishes the Alaska Nurse Recruitment Loan Repayment Program to provide incentives for more nurses to work in Alaska. HB 211 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 233 : Increase Education Funding
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

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

Version: CS HB 233 (FIN)
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 05-03-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

House Bill 233 moved out of the House on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, HB 233 increases the base student allocation in the state foundation formula. The increase will assist state local schools districts to meet, or, exceed the public's expectations and demands. HB 233 moves to the House Finance Committee. Amended to add $419 dollars per student to the foundation formula. Adds $84.5 million dollars for education.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 236 : Employment Tax For Education
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act imposing a tax on employment; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 236 FIN
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 03-25-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

CSHB 236 (FIN) imposes a $100 "Alaska Education Tax" to be paid by all employed persons including self-employed who earn more than $600 in Alaska. Iliminated the trigger of $1 billion.

| Sponsor Statement (H)FIN version |
| Sectional Analysis (H)W&M version |

HB 321 : Income Tax/Employment Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to taxation, including taxation of income of individuals, estates, and trusts, to a warning about taxation on commercial fishing license applications, and to the taxation of employment; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 444 : Direct Marketing Fisheries Business
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to direct marketing fisheries businesses, to the fisheries business tax, and to liability for payment of taxes and assessments on the sale or transfer of fishery resources; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 444(FSH)
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 03-08-04: (H)RES ==> (H)FIN

House Bill 444, recommended by the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, will provide fairness in the taxation of small-business commercial fishermen. HB 444 is a companion to SB 286. HB 444 was amended to clarify language.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 457 : Differentiated High School Diplomas
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act providing for differentiated secondary school diplomas; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 478 : Commercial Fishing Use Permits
Signed into Law! Chapter 20 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

An Act relating to the issuance of commercial fishing interim-use permits; and providing for an effective date.

Version: HB 478
Contact: Jean Ellis, 465-3824
Action: 04-06-04: (S)Floor » Governor

House Bill 478 is a housekeeping measure designed to affirm and clarify that the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) has the authority to issue interim-use permits in each fishery that is not subject to a maximum number (limited entry). Amended to take effect retroactively to January 1, 1974.

| Sponsor Statement |

Bills Of Interest

SB 25 : AHFC Loans To Educators
Signed into Law! Chapter 126 SLA 2003
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act relating to the teachers' housing loan program in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

06-18-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 25 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SB 25 would provide an incentive for trained teachers, counselors, and administrators to enter into the profession and settle down in local communities, by providing them with no money down financing for a home.

| Sponsor Statement |

Rep. Wilson worked with Senator Wilken to include nurses in SB 25. This adds one more recruitment tool in an attempt to curb Alaska's nurse shortage.

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HB 10 : Group Health Insurance For Private Groups
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze, Rep. Norman Rokeberg

An Act amending the definition of group health insurance, and allowing the Department of Administration to obtain a policy or policies of group health care insurance for employers that are small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, or small associations for insurance purposes; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB10 (FIN)
Contact: John Bittner, 465-4930
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

House Bill 10 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Saturday. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Norman Rokeberg (R-Anchorage), HB 10 allows small businesses, nonprofit organizations, special services organizations, small associations, or self-employed individuals to create associations that can participate in group health insurance plans. These entities can then purchase health insurance coverage for their employees. HB 10 moves to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Amended to make date current.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 12 : Harassment By Electronic Communication
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to harassment.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 12 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Representative Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 12 adds obscene email and email that threatens physical injury or sexual contact to the legal definition of harassment.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 15 : Telemarketers No-Call Lists
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to establishing the Alaska No-Call List, a data base of residential telephone customers who do not wish to receive telephonic solicitations; providing that the data base be compiled at no cost to the customers; requiring paid telephonic sellers to purchase the data base; requiring telephonic sellers to identify themselves; requiring telephonic solicitors who are otherwise exempt from registration as telephonic solicitors to file with the Department of Law and purchase the data base; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CS HB 15 JUD
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-6541
Action: 05-07-04: (S)FIN (S)RLS

Committee Substitute for HB 15 gives the Department of Law the authority to require telemarketers to register, pay fees and face penalties for non-compliance, defines groups which will be exempt from the law and brings Alaska law in-line with Federal Regulations. Minor language changes in Finance.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 23 : Restitution For Crime Victims
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction.

05-28-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 23 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 23 enables the court to consider documented volunteer labor as a factor in the process of determining restitution.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 30 : Teacher Loan Assumption Program
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to the Alaska teacher recruitment loan assumption program; and providing for an effective date.

HB 36 : Electronic Mail
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

An Act relating to electronic mail activities and making certain electronic mail activities unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 18 KB]

HB 45 : Second Verse Of Alaska's State Song
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch

An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song.

05-01-03 : House Bill 45 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau), HB 45 would officially add a second verse to the Alaska state song to celebrate the contributions of the Native culture and highlight the dignity of diverse cultures. HB 45 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 82 : Commercial Electronic Mail
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act making certain activities related to commercial electronic mail unlawful as unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Act enumerating unfair trade practices and consumer protections.

05-01-03 : Governor Frank Murkowski signed House Bill 82 into law on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), House Bill 82 requires anyone sending unsolicited commercial email with sexually explicit content to include the letters "ADV: ADLT" in the subject line.

| 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 86 : Injunctions Against Permitted Projects
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to permits issued by the state.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 86 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 86 makes the party that causes a work stoppage on a project to assume responsibility for their actions, if the court determines the action was improper.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 91 : Retired Peace Officer's Medical Benefits
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act relating to medical benefits for retired peace officers after 20 years of credited service.

Version: CS HB 91 (FIN)
Contact: Josh Applebee, 465-4939
Action: 03-08-04: (S)STA ==> (S)L&C

HB 91 allows peace officers to collect their Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and major medical benefits at the same time they are eligible for normal retirement, which is after 20 years of service. Currently, peace officers must work 25 years before collecting major medical benefits and must be 65 years old to receive their COLA. HB 91 returns these requirements back to their 1986 criteria.

| 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 108 : Screening Newborns For Hearing Ability
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to establishing a screening, tracking, and intervention program related to the hearing ability of newborns and infants; providing an exemption to licensure as an audiologist for certain persons performing hearing screening tests; relating to insurance coverage for newborn and infant hearing screening; and providing for an effective date.

05-06-03 : House Bill 108 moved out of the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster (D-Nome), HB 108 ensures that newborns are screened for hearing defects, and that a reporting and tracking system is implemented. HB 108 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 194 : Regional Development Org Tax Credit
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act creating a tax credit under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act for contributions to regional development organizations; and providing for an effective date.

05-08-03 : House Bill 194 moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Anchorage), HB 194 creates a tax credit for contributions made by businesses to Alaskan regional development organizations. This legislation limits the tax credit to the first $10,000 contributed by a business to a regional development organization. The tax credit allowed under HB 194, when combined with credits allowed under various other tax credit provisions in statute, may not exceed the previously established limit of $150,000. This tax credit will sunset in 2005.
HB 194 moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

HB 196 : Carbon Sequestration
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Ethan Berkowitz

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

Version: SCS CS HB 196 (RES) Am S
Contact: Lisa Weissler, 465-4919
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 7 KB]

HB 205 : PFD: Peace Corps Volunteers & Misc
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence 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.

05-09-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 205 by a vote of 27 to eight and by a reconsideration vote of 33 to three on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), HB 205 includes Peace Corps volunteers among the Alaskans who may leave the state for more than 180 days and continue to receive the Permanent Fund Dividend. HB 205 also allows the Department of Revenue investigate, prosecute, and fine up to $3000 against people who make fraudulent claims for the PFD.
HB 205 will move to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |
| Talking Points |

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 250 : State Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 144 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Jom Holm

An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 250 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm (R-Fairbanks), HB 250 HB 250 modifies the procurement code pertaining to construction claims.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 260 : Immunity For Providing Free Health Care
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to immunity for free health care services provided by certain health care providers; and providing for an effective date.

Version: SCS CSHB 260 (JUD)
Contact: Cameron Yourkowski, 465-3306
Action: 03-03-04: (S)JUD ==> (S)RSL

HB 260 extends the ability of licensed physicians and other health care providers to administer health care services free of charge. By exempting such services from malpractice liability, HB 260 would allow health care providers do donate their professional services at a lower personal cost. HB 260 will be especially helpful to retiring health professionals that wish to donate their services but do not still carry medical malpractice insurance. After a reconsideration vote, HB 260 will move to the Senate. Minor technical changes made in Senate Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 287 : Waive Some PFD Requirements For Military
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to waiver of permanent fund dividend application requirements in a time of national military emergency; and providing for an effective date.

05-12-03 : House Bill 287 moved out of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 287 allows the Commissioner of Revenue to waive the application deadline for the Permanent Fund Dividend to a member of the United States Armed Forces during time of national emergency.
House Bill 287 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 292 : Abortion: Informed Consent; Information
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

An Act relating to information and services available to pregnant women and other persons; and ensuring informed consent before an abortion may be performed, except in cases of medical emergency.

05-15-03 : House Bill 292 moved out of the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 292 requires by law that Alaskan physicians who perform or induce abortions inform patients of the medical, emotional, and physical consequences that are possible. HB 292 moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis |

HB 294 : Feticide And Assaults On Fetuses
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to murder and assault of unborn children.

HB 303 : Use Criminal Fines For Youth Courts
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg

An Act relating to youth courts and to the recommended use of criminal fines to fund the activities of youth courts; and relating to accounting for criminal fines.

05-12-03 : House Bill 303 moved out of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg (R-KodiaKB], HB 303 separately accounts for fines that have been imposed under the Sentencing and Probation statutes, and allows the legislature to appropriate a prescribed percentage of those fines that have been collected to the Youth Courts.
HB 303 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| 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 333 : Public School Endowment
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg, Rep. John Coghill, Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to an endowment for public education; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 333 (FIN)
Contact: Cliff Stone, 465-2487
Action: 04-28-04: Passed the House

House Bill 333 would establish a separate education fund of the state. The principal of the fund would be created by sums transferred to the account by the commissioner of revenue each year. This sum would equal the total receipts derived from the management of state and University of Alaska lands as established in AS 14.40.507. Amended to make minor languages changes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 337 : Anatomical Gifts Registry
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

An Act relating to anatomical donor registries, to an anatomical gift awareness fund, to an anatomical gift awareness program, and to motor vehicle licenses and registrations.

Version: CS HB 337 (FIN)
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 05-06-04: Passed the Senate

With this legislation, the donor's status and other information will be available to Life Alaska Donor Services so that the donor's gift may be realized with or without the donor having their License/State ID card at the time of death. This will also allow Life Alaska to quickly ascertain the donor status of the Licensee and match the donor's gift with a suitable recipient. Amended to allow cancellation of registration at DMV or the Registry.

| 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 361 : Appropriations: Classroom Instruction Grants
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Tom Anderson

An Act making an appropriation to the Department of Education and Early Development for distribution to school districts for direct classroom instruction; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 20 KB]
| Funding Subcommittee Memo | [PDF - 1 Page - 23 KB]

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 |

HB 405 : School Performance Designation/Report
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

An Act relating to reports on school and school district performance; and relating to accountability of public schools and school districts; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 405 (EDU)
Contact: Cody Rice, 465-3743
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA (S)HES

House Bill 405 holds districts and public schools accountable but does not increase their administrative burden. Although this bill retains the requirement that a school not meeting adequate performance must draft a school improvement plan, the bill removes from statute the detailed descriptions of a school improvement plan.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 428 : Civil Penalty: Underage Alcohol Purchases
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to civil liability for acts related to obtaining alcohol for persons under 21 years of age or for persons under 21 years of age being on licensed premises.

Version: CS HB 428 (JUD) Am
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-03-04: Passed the The Senate

Under House Bill 428 Civil Penalty: Underage Alcohol Purchases, an adult who orders or receives an alcoholic beverage, for the purpose of selling, giving, or serving it to a person under the age of 21 years, can be civilly liable to the licensee for a penalty of a $1,000. Likewise, the parent or legal guardian of a minor that solicits an adult to violate AS 04.16.060, can be civilly liable for a penalty of $1,000 to the licensee from which the alcoholic beverage was purchased, ordered, or received.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 493 : Long Term Fiscal Plan
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

An Act relating to adoption and revision of a long-term fiscal plan for the State of Alaska.

Version: CS HB 493 (W&M)
Contact: Rep. Gruenberg's office, 465-4940
Action: 04-21-04: (H)W&M » (H)FIN

HB 493 would require the legislature to adopt and annually revise a fiscal plan to balance the state revenues and expenditure for the succeeding five fiscal years not the year to year process used now.

| Sponsor Statement |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 13 KB)
| Sectional Analysis |
(PDF reader required - 1 page(s) - 14 KB)

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 |

HCR 8 : Inhalants And Poisons Awareness Week
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 5
Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kapsner

Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.

HCR 10 : Restoration Of Riparian Habitat
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to restoration of riparian habitat that is vital to the fisheries resources of the state.

05-08-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Concurrent Resolution 10 by a vote of 35 to zero on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai/Soldotna), HCR 10 recognizes the importance of maintaining and restoring healthy riparian habitats through partnerships with community groups and nonprofit organizations that raise funds for riparian habitat restoration through corporate contributions.
HCR 10 moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 11 : Alaska Salmon Day
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 15
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.

05-01-03 : The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 11 by a vote of 19 to zero on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf (R-Kenai), HCR 11 proclaims July 2, 2003 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Week" to recognize the salmon industry's significance to the state.
Permanently Filed: 05-09-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 21 : Alaska Energy Policy Task Force
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 24
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.

05-20-03 : The Alaska State Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 21 by a vote of 18 to one on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. John Harris (R-Valdez), HCR 21 establishes a nine-member Alaska Energy Policy Task Force to review and analyze the state's current and long-term energy needs. HCR 21 returns to the House for concurrence.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 25 : Alaska Wild Salmon Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Alaska Wild Salmon Week, June 28 - July 4, 2004.

Version: CS HCR 25 (RES)
Contact: Rex Weimer, 465-4695
Action: 03-30-04: (S) STA ==> (S)RES

Resolves that the Alaska State Legislature designates the week of June 28 - July 4, 2004, as Alaska Wild Salmon Week, and calls on the people of Alaska to observe the week by participating in activities focusing on the catching and eating of salmon.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 31 : Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 43
Sponsored by Rep. Lesil McGuire

Proclaiming March 2004 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Version: SCS CSHCR 31(HES) AM S
Contact: Heath Hilyard, 465-6841
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

By making Alaskans aware of traumatic brain injuries, their cause, and prevention we can lower the number of injuries and deaths caused each year. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and recognizing Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board. Amended to make June Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

| 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 |

HJR 14 : National Wheelchair Games
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 26
Sponsored by Rep. Eric Croft

Relating to urging that the 2006 National Veterans Wheelchair Games be held in Anchorage, Alaska.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 12 KB]

HJR 15 : Pledge Of Allegiance/Split 9th Circuit
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

Relating to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to its decision concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, and to removing Alaska from the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit.

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 20 : Repealing Prohibition On Dedicated Funds
Sponsored by Rep. Beverly Masek

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska repealing the prohibition on dedicated funds.

Version: CSHJR 20 (JUD)
Contact: Eleanor Wolfe 465-2679
Action: 02-25-04: (H)FIN ==> (H)RLS

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska repealing the prohibition on dedicated funds. If passed by the legislature and adopted at the November 2004 general election, a dedicated fund would be established requiring all taxes generated through the sale of motor fuels to be placed in it for the express purpose of maintaining Alaska's roads and highways.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 30 : Eliminate Social Security Offset
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 42
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto

Relating to supporting the repeal of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions from the Social Security Act.

Version: CS HJR 30 (STA) Am
Contact: Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, 465-3743
Action: 04-20-04: Passed the Senate

This resolution calls on the Alaskan Congressional Delegation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision which reduces social security benefits based on other retirement earnings from public servants who participated in other retirement and pension plans during their work history.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 32 : Labeling Of Salmon Food Products
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 38
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to the labeling of salmon and salmon food products.

Version: CS HJR 32 (FSH) AM S
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 03-15-04: Passed the Senate

Amended to replace "salmon" with "fish" making the resolution include all Alaskan Wild fish and amended language to reflect a more positive image and healthy benefits of wild Alaskan fish. Amended to fix minor language change.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 34 : Federal Training And Assistance For Fishermen
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Ogg
Requested by the Jnt. Salmon Industry Task Force Committee

Requesting the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Labor to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits to Alaska fishermen; requesting the United States Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture to extend additional disaster and price support benefits to Alaska salmon fishermen; and requesting the United States Department of Agriculture to establish terminal markets in Alaska for all covered commodities including salmon.

Version: CS HJR 34 (FSH)
Contact: Melissa Dover, 465-2487
Action: 04-19-04: Passed the Senate

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Labor have Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs that were designed to help workers whose industries have been hurt by imports. This resolution asks the USDA to establish a (TAA) program for fisherman.

| 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 41 : Medicaid Costs And Crimes
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to medical care and crimes relating to medical care, including medical care and crimes relating to the medical assistance program.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed SB 41 into law. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 41 provides the legal tools for the fiduciaries of the Medicaid program to establish program integrity and maintain maximum fiscal control.

| 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 78 : Medicaid For Breast & Cervical Cancer
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date.

04-22-03 : Governor Murkowski signed Senate Bill 78 into law on Tuesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SB 78 would remove the sunset provision of the 2001 legislation and allows for women who have been participating the program to continue, as well as allowing access to the program for women who will be diagnosed in the future.

| Sponsor Statement |

SB 85 : Repeat Serious Sex Offenses
Signed into Law! Chapter 90 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions for certain sexual offenses.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 2 page - 8 KB]

SB 348 : Approve Flint Hills Royalty Oil Sale
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 04
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act approving the sale of royalty oil by the State of Alaska to Flint Hills Resources Alaska, LLC, and Flint Hills Resources, LLC; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS SB 348 (FIN)
Contact: Joe Balash, 465-4797
Action: 03-10-04: Signed into Law

The governor signed SB 348 into law March 9. It grants legislative approval to a contract for the sale of state royalty oil to Flint Hills Resources. The terms of the contract will result in increased state revenues of $2.6 million to $8.4 million.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 1 Page - 31 KB]

SCR 1 : Support Roads/Hot Springs Loop Road
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 9
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

Relating to economic development generated by new road construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs.

04-09-03 : The Senate concurred with the House amendment for Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 by a vote of 14 to five on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken (R-Fairbanks), SCR 1 encourages new economic development generated by new road construction.
Permanently Filed: 04-24-03.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 10 : Pledge Of Allegiance Resolution
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 20
Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green

Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.

05-14-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 10 passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su), SJR 10 would express the support of the Alaska State Legislature for the review of Newdow vs. U.S. Congress by the United States Supreme Court and of our firm belief of the principles and ideals stated in our nation's Pledge of Allegiance.

| 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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