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23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Representative Kelly Wolf District 33 - Kenai

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Session:
State Capitol, Room 418
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2693
Fax: (907) 465-3835
Toll Free: (800) 463-2693


Interim:
145 Main St. Loop Suite 221
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: (907) 283-2690
Fax: (907) 283-2763

Elected to the House 2002


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HB 88 : Prohibit Cell Phone Use When Driving
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act relating to prohibiting the use of cellular telephones when operating a motor vehicle; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 149 : Lobbying By Nonprofits
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act requiring nonprofit corporations under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act to provide prior public notice of lobbying expenditures and an annual report of lobbying expenditures to the Department of Revenue; providing for a civil penalty for failure to provide the notice; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 1 Page - 203 KB]

HB 309 : Prohibit Release Of Predatory Fish
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act prohibiting the release of nonindigenous predatory fish into public water.

Version: CS HB 309 (JUD) Am
Contact: Rex Weimer, 465-2693
Action: 05-02-04: (S)STA (S)RES

This bill would make introduction or transportation of non-indigenous species into Alaska or Alaskan waters a class C felony. Amended to include definitions of specific language within the bill and includes exemptions for ornamental fish, and caught and released fish. Amended to reduce the penalty from a class C Felony to a Misdemeanor and increase the fine from $1500 to $5000.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 346 : Gastric Bypass Insurance Coverage
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act relating to health insurance coverage for gastric bypass surgery; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 393 : Longevity Bonus Program
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act relating to the longevity bonus program; and providing for an effective date.
| Sponsor Statement |

HB 408 : Track OxyCodone Prescriptions
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

An Act relating to tracking of OxyCodone prescriptions.

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 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 26 : Permanent Fund Investments In Alaska
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to investments in Alaska by corporate America in which the permanent fund invests.

Version: CS HCR 26 (STA)
Contact: Neil DuPerron, 465-2693
Action: 04-20-04: (H)STA » (H)RLS

HCR 26 encourages investment by the Permanent Fund Corporation to invest in Alaska companies. Amended to add a reference to non-profits and Alaska businesses.

| Sponsor Statement |

HCR 27 : Take A Young Person Hunting Week
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to Take a Young Person Hunting Week.

Version: CS HCR 27 (RES)
Contact: Neal DuPerron, 465-2693
Action: 04-06-04: (S)Floor » (S)STA

HCR 27 asked the Governor to proclaim the second week of September as Take a Young Person Hunting Week. Minor language changes made.

| Sponsor Statement |

HJR 33 : Remove OxyContin From Market
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Wolf

Relating to requesting that the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Congress remove OxyContin from the market.


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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 19 : Education Funding
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to appropriations for operating expenses for primary and secondary public education; and providing for an effective date.

04-03-03 : House Bill 19 moved out of the House Special Committee on Education on Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak), HB 19 would let school districts know the amount of state aide they will be receiving for the succeeding school year by April 1st of each calendar year. That deadline gives the school districts one month before they file their funding requests to their municipal government on May 1st.
HB 19 moves to the House Health, Education, and Social Services Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 26 : Increase Education Funding
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

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

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 27 : Increase DWI Penalties
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to driving while intoxicated; and providing for an effective date.

HB 47 : Insurance Discrimination By Credit Rating
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act prohibiting discrimination by credit rating or credit scoring in certain insurance rates; and providing for an effective date.

04-10-03 : House Bill 47 moved out of the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 47 prohibits insurers or underwriters to base insurance rates on a person's credit rating.
HB 47 moves to the House Labor and Commerce 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 61 : Oil & Gas Tax Credit For Exploration/Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing an exploration and development incentive tax credit for persons engaged in the exploration for and development of less than 150 barrels of oil or of gas for sale and delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in the state; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 61 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling), HB 61 creates a new income tax credit for exploration and development of natural gas reserves south of the Brooks Range.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 64 : Purchase Of Structured Settlements
Signed into Law! Chapter 21 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster

An Act relating to court approval of the purchase of structured settlements.

05-14-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 64 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Foster (D-Nome), HB 64 allows the reassignment of structured settlements only after courts approve the measure. HB 64 also outlines what considerations must be made before such transfers are approved. HB 64 ensures village residents understand the implications of selling structured settlements before they agree to the transaction.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 66 : Pawnbrokers/Secondhand Dealers
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to certain persons who buy and sell secondhand articles, to certain persons who lend money on secondhand articles, and to certain persons who seek or receive loans on secondhand articles.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 89 : Fish Handling And Delivery Standards
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to standards for chilling and delivery of commercially caught salmon; and providing for an effective date.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 90 : Tax Credit For Salmon Development
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 03
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to a salmon product development tax credit under the Alaska fisheries business tax and the Alaska fisheries resource landing tax; and providing for an effective date.

06-10-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 90 in law. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens by recommendation of the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, HB 90 provides a tax credit for salmon product development.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 92 : Clergy To Report Child Abuse
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to reports by members of the clergy and custodians of clerical records who have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has suffered harm as a result of child abuse or neglect.

04-25-03 : The Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 92 by a vote of 32 to six on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage), HB 92 adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child abuse to the appropriate authorities.
HB 92 will moves to the Senate.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 98 : Sport Fishing Seasons for Youth
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Samuels

An Act relating to sport fishing seasons and areas for persons under 16 years of age.

Version: HB 98
Contact: Henry Webb, 465-2095
Action: 03-17-04: Passed the Senate

HB 98 allows the Board of Fish to make special fisheries for people 16 years old and younger.

| 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 107 : Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

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

02-25-03 : House Bill 107 moved out of the House Health, Education and Social Services Committee on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Government Hill/Birchwood), HB 107 removes the sunset provision for Medicaid coverage to women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer detected by federal screening programs that are provided under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act. The provision is currently set to end coverage on June 30, 2003.
HB 107 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 120 : Service Contract Sales Are Not Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 143 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill

An Act excluding service contracts from regulation as insurance; and providing for an effective date.

07-18-03 : Governor Murkowski signed HB 120 into law. Sponsored by Rep. John Coghill (R-North Pole), HB 120 exempts service contracts from insurance statutes.

| Sponsor Statement |

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 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 198 : Royalty Reduction On Certain Oil
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.

05-07-03 : House Bill 198 moved out of the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 198 providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil produced from Cook Inlet submerged land.
HB 198 moves to the House Finance Committee.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 209 : Municipal Tax: Property Affected By Disaster
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 04
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to municipal property tax adjustments for property affected by a disaster.

Version: CSHB 209(RLS)
Contact: Sue Wright 465-3779
Action: 02-13-04: Signed into law by Governor

HB 209 allows municipalities to provide for a tax reduction for property destroyed, damaged or otherwise reduced in value as a result of a disaster.

| Sponsor Statement |
| DCED Fiscal Note | [PDF - 1 Page - 10 KB]

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 267 : AK Railroad Bonds For Natural Gas Transport
Signed into Law! Chapter 71 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring

An Act relating to the Alaska Railroad; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others; authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities; and providing for an effective date.

06-11-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 267 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla), HB 267 authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipping, or operation of facilities for the transportation of natural gas resources within and outside the state by others. HB 267 also authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 283 : Coal Leases
Signed into Law! Chapter 91 SLA 03
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to limitations on coal leases.

06-13-03 : Gov. Murkowski signed HB 283 into law. Sponsored by Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate (R-Fairbanks), HB 283 increases the amount of state acreage available for coal leases.

| 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 319 : Remote Recreation Cabin Site Sales/Lottery Sale
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Hugh Fate

An Act relating to the disposal of state land by lottery; and relating to the disposal, including sale or lease, of remote recreational cabin sites.

Version: CS HB 319 (FIN) Am
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-4976
Action: 05-08-04: (S)RES (S)FIN

HB 319 is legislation to help move Alaska State land into the hands of private individuals. Establishes a method to select and transfer land to private individuals for recreational purposes. Amended to eliminate first right of refusal, the penalty clause, make up to 10 acres available and up to 700 feet of shoreline instead of 400 feet and Confirms confirmation to existing right-of-way statutes.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 334 : Unlawful Exploitation Of Minor/ Child Porn
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to unlawful exploitation of a minor.

Version: CS HB 334 (RLS)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-08-04: Passed the Senate

CS HB 334 (RLS) increases the criminal penalty for AS 11.41.455 Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime. Also, the criminal penalty for AS 11.61.125 Distribution of Child Pornography is raised to a class A felony for a person who has been previously convicted of this crime.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 339 : Trade Practices: Tree Trial/ Option-Out Plans
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit to Gov.
Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Meyer

An Act relating to negative option plans for sales, to charges for goods or services after a trial period, and to acts that are unlawful as unfair trade practices.

Version: SCS CS HB 339 (JUD)
Contact: Suzanne Cunningham, 465-4945
Action: 05-07-04: Passed the Senate

Under HB 339, businesses are prohibited from using opt-out marketing plans or free trial periods, to sell goods and services, unless specific requirements and disclosures are made to the consumer. The intent of this legislation is to protect consumers by requiring the disclosure of all consumer obligations and details of enrollment and acceptance of free trial periods and closely related marketing schemes. Amended to require written notification before charging a customer under a free trial offer.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 396 : Management Of Salmon Stocks And Fisheries
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to management of salmon and other fish stocks and salmon fisheries and to the use of funds.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 430 : Employees Under 21 At Licensed Premises
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

An Act relating to employees under 21 years of age in the premises of hotels, restaurants, and eating places that are licensed to sell, serve, deliver, or dispense alcoholic beverages.

Version: CS HB 430 L&C
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4766
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HB 430 would allow persons 18- 20 to work at establishments which serve alcohol without parental consent. Tech amendment to allow adopted kids even though they can't secure parental permission to work on premises. Under this law the minor would not be able to sell serve, deliver or dispense alcoholic beverages.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 19 KB]

HB 434 : Naturopaths And Licensing
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Holm

An Act relating to the practice of naturopathic medicine; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CS HB 434 L&C
Contact: Barbara Cotting, 465-3466
Action: 03-24-04: (H)L&C ==> (H)JUD

The practice of naturopathic medicine was licensed in Alaska seventeen years ago. This legislation updates statute that the practice of naturopathic medicine is commensurate with the education naturopathic physicians receive. Amended to take limit prescriptive ability.

| Sponsor Statement |

HB 458 : Short-Term Commercial Fishing Crewmember License
Sponsored by Rep. Carl Moses

An Act relating to a one-day commercial fishing crewmember license.

Version: CSHB 458 (FSH)
Contact: Adam Berg, 465-4527
Action: 04-05-04: (H)FSH » (H)RES

The bill allows the purchase of short-term (1 or 3 day) commercial fishing crewmember licenses. As of now, you can only purchase year round crewmember licenses. $60 for a resident and $180 for a non-resident.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page(s) - 8 KB]

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 |

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 3 : Constitution Amendment: Permanent Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford, Rep. Eric Croft

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 51 KB]

HJR 16 : Supporting Members Of Military
Sponsored by Rep. Cheryll Heinze

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

| 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 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 35 : Mad Cow Disease/Country of Origin Labels
Passed Legislature!
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula

Relating to mad cow disease and country-of-origin labeling for meat products.

Version: CS HJR 35 (L&C)
Contact: Aurora Hauke, 465-4748
Action: 05-11-04: Passed the Senate

HJR 35 supports the USDA efforts to label beef from its country of origin.

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 1 Page - 20 KB]

HJR 42 : Exxon Valdez Damage Claims
Sponsored by Rep. Harry Crawford

Requesting Exxon Mobil Corporation to pay claimants for court-ordered damages resulting from the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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 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 |

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 16 : End Federal Ethanol Subsidy
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 22
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

Encouraging the federal government to end the federal subsidy of ethanol, and requesting the Congress of the United States to mandate that land currently used to grow corn for the production of ethanol be returned to its natural state.

05-17-03 : Senate Joint Resolution 16, was moved out of the House of Representatives Saturday. Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde (R-Anchorage), SJR 16 is meant to send a message to those United States Senators who support the environmentalists' viewpoint. They believe that saving 2,000 acres in Alaska is worth more than Alaskan jobs and Alaskans' right to develop our state in the manner we see fit.

| Sponsor Statement |

SJR 26 : Salmon Enhancement In Wilderness Areas
Passed Legislature! Leg. Resolve 37
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

Requesting the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Department of Justice to appeal the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in The Wilderness Society v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service and to seek an emergency stay of the decision pending an appeal of the decision to the United States Supreme Court.

Version: CS SJR 26 (RES)
Contact: Amy Seitz, 465-2828
Action: 04-05-04: Governor » Permanently Filed

SJR 26 asks the Interior Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in The Wilderness Society v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It also asks for a temporary emergency stay of the decision to allow the project to continue this year while the decision is under appeal.

| Sponsor Statement |
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