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1996-03-22 Senate Journal

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1996-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2825
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                    NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                    
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                       Friday                                    
                                                                               
                               Seventy-fifth Day                               
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Pearce at 11:10 a.m.                                                           
                                                                               
The roll showed eleven members present.  Senator Hoffman was                   
excused from a call of the Senate.  Senators Donley, Ellis, Frank,             
Halford, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Zharoff were absent.                         
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Larry Rorem of the              
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.                                        
                                                                               
Senator Salo led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Miller moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals             
for the seventy-third and seventy-fourth legislative days be approved          
as certified by the Secretary.  Senator Adams objected.                        
                                                                               
Senator Adams called the Senate.                                               
                                                                               
The presence of Senator Ellis was noted.                                       
                                                                               
Senator Miller, Acting Majority Leader, moved and asked unanimous              
consent that he be allowed to withdraw his motion.  Without                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
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                       RECONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 105                                                                       
Senator Adams requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                     
SENATE BILL NO. 105(FIN) An Act relating to a requirement that                 
a parent, guardian, or custodian consent before certain minors receive         
an abortion; establishing a judicial bypass procedure by which a               
minor may petition a court for authorization to consent to an                  
abortion without consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian;                  
amending the definition of `abortion'; and amending Alaska Rules of            
Civil Procedure 40 and 79; Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure 204,            
210, 212, 213, 508, and 512.5; and Alaska Administrative Rule 9                
be taken up.                                                                   
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 105(FIN) was before the Senate on                       
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Miller moved that the bill be held on reconsideration to the           
March 25 calendar.                                                             
                                                                               
Senator Miller called the Senate.                                              
                                                                               
President Pearce stated the call was satisfied.                                
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 105(FIN)                      
be held to the March 25 calendar on reconsideration?  The roll was             
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
CSSB 105(FIN)                                                                  
Hold Reconsideration?                                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                    
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman                                                              
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 105(FIN) will appear on the                     
March 25 calendar.                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
Letter of March 22 was read, stating in accordance with AS                     
39.05.080 and Article III Sections 25 and 26 of the Alaska                     
Constitution, I submit the following name for legislative confirmation         
of appointment to the position noted:                                          
                                                                               
Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation                       
Michele Brown - Juneau                                                         
	Appointed: 01/24/96                                                           
                                                                               
The appointment was referred to the  Resources Committee.                      
                                                                               
The resume for this appointment has been submitted to the offices              
of the Senate Secretary and the House Clerk.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
HB 32                                                                        
Messages dated March 20 and 21 were received, stating:                         
                                                                               
Madam President:                                                               
                                                                               
The Speaker has granted limited powers of free conference to the               
Conference Committee considering CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
32(FIN) am S and CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 32(FIN) An Act                          
relating to administrative proceedings involving a determination of            
eligibility for a permanent fund dividend or authority to claim a              
dividend on behalf of another; and providing for an effective date             
on the specific points (see Senate Journal page 2807).                         
                                                                               
President Pearce granted the Senate members limited powers of free             
conference on March 20 (page 2807).                                            
                                                                               
The House has adopted the report of the Conference Committee                   
(with limited powers of free conference) considering CS FOR                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 32(FIN) and CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                               
32(FIN) am S, thus passing:                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 32                                                                        
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 32                                           
An Act relating to administrative proceedings                                 
involving a determination of eligibility for a                                 
permanent fund dividend or authority to claim a                                
dividend on behalf of another; and providing for an                            
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Messages of March 20 and 21 were read, stating the House passed                
and transmitted for consideration:                                             
                                                                               
                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF                        
                               HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                              
                                                                               
HCR 29                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29(TRA) am                              
BY THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE,                                         
                                                                               
Providing for a contest among the elementary school                           
students of Alaska to name the new ferry of the                                
Alaska marine highway system.                                                  
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation Committee.          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                  FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS                 
                                                                               
HB 22                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 22(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
An Act relating to long-term plans of certain state                           
agencies and recommendations regarding elimination                             
of duplication in state agency functions.                                      
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                 
                                                                               
HB 192                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.  192(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE                                
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                   
                                                                               

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HB 192                                                                       
An Act relating to housing assistance provided by                             
the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and to its                              
rural housing programs, to the corporation's                                   
supplemental housing development grants to regional                            
housing authorities, and to housing programs of                                
regional housing authorities; permitting regional                              
housing authorities to make, originate, and service                            
loans for the purchase and development of                                      
residential housing; and amending the definitions of                           
`rural' and `small community' as applied in various                            
housing programs.                                                              
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Community           
and Regional Affairs and Finance Committees.                                   
                                                                               
HB 265                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 265(FSH) BY THE HOUSE SPECIAL                            
COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, entitled:                                              
                                                                               
An Act relating to the export of live dungeness                               
crab.                                                                          
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.               
                                                                               
HB 295                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 295(2d JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                 
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
An Act relating to forfeitures of property; and                               
relating to the custody and disposition of property in                         
the custody of municipal law enforcement agencies.                             
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.               
                                                                               
HB 311                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 311(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                    
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
An Act relating to the hours a person may be                                  
employed in a mine; and requiring that workers be                              
paid for certain time worked in a mine.                                        

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HB 311                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.               
                                                                               
HB 319                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                            
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
An Act relating to the regulation of small loan and                           
retail installment transactions; and providing for an                          
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                 
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
HB 359                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(JUD) am BY THE HOUSE                                 
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
An Act relating to the appointment and                                        
confirmation process for members of certain boards,                            
commissions, and similar bodies; relating to terms of                          
certain appointees; and providing for an effective                             
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and             
State Affairs Committees.                                                      
                                                                               
HB 480                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 480(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                            
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                             
                                                                               
An Act relating to physician assistants.                                      
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                 
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
SB 156                                                                       
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 156 An                      
Act requiring mandatory mediation of child custody disputes except             
in extraordinary circumstances; relating to modification of child              
custody or visitation rights; amending Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure          
100; and providing for an effective date and recommend the Health,             
Education and Social Services Committee Substitute offered on page             
2536 be adopted.  Signing do pass: Senator Taylor, Chair, Senator              
Green.  Signing no recommendation: Senator Adams.                              
                                                                               
Previous fiscal note and zero fiscal note.                                     
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
SB 198                                                                       
Forthcoming zero fiscal note (page 2735) for the Resources                     
Committee Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 198 An Act                            
establishing the Homer Airport Critical Habitat Area published today           
from Department of Natural Resources.                                          
                                                                               
SB 211                                                                       
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 211 An                      
Act relating to sexual assault; and relating to endangering the welfare        
of vulnerable adults and neglect of vulnerable adults and                      
recommended the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page             
2685 be adopted.  Signing do pass: Senator Taylor, Chair, Senators             
Ellis, Green, Adams, Miller.                                                   
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note for the committee substitute published today from             
Department of Public Safety.  Previous zero fiscal notes.                      
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
SB 229                                                                       
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                        
NO. 229 An Act relating to employment contributions and to                     
making the state training and employment program a permanent state             
program; and providing for an effective date and recommended it                
be replaced with                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 229                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C), entitled:                                    
An Act relating to employment contributions, to the                           
calculation of unemployment insurance benefits, and                            
to the state training and employment program; and                              
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Kelly, Chair, Senators Torgerson, Duncan,            
Salo.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator Miller.                             
                                                                               
Fiscal notes for the Labor and Commerce Committee Substitute                   
published today from Department of Labor (2).  Previous fiscal notes           
and zero fiscal note apply.                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
SB 230                                                                       
Forthcoming fiscal note (page 2736) for the Resources Committee                
Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 230 An Act relating to                          
management of state land, water, and land and water as part of a               
state park, recreational or special management area, or preserve;              
relating to reports to the legislature concerning prohibitions or              
restrictions of traditional means of access for traditional recreational       
uses within a park, recreational or special management area, or                
preserve; and relating to Denali State Park published today from               
Department of Natural Resources.                                               
                                                                               
SB 279                                                                       
The Judiciary Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 279 An                      
Act relating to salmon classics and race classics.  Signing do pass:           
Senator Taylor, Chair.  Signing no recommendation: Senators Ellis,             
Green, Miller, Adams.                                                          
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note published today from Department of Revenue.                   
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
SB 287                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                        
SENATE BILL NO. 287 An Act relating to the unincorporated                      
community capital project matching grant program; and providing for            
an effective date and recommended it be replaced with                          
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 287(CRA)                                               

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SB 287                                                                       
Signing do pass: Senator Torgerson, Chair, Senator Hoffman.                    
Signing no recommendation: Senators Phillips, Zharoff, Kelly.                  
                                                                               
Fiscal note for the bill and the committee substitute published today          
from Department of Community and Regional Affairs.                             
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
SB 294                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                        
SENATE BILL NO. 294 An Act relating to regional educational                    
attendance areas.  Signing no recommendation: Senator Torgerson,               
Chair, Senators Kelly, Phillips.  Signing do pass: Senators Zharoff,           
Hoffman.                                                                       
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes published today from Department of Community                 
and Regional Affairs, Department of Education.                                 
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Health, Education and Social Services             
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
HB 361                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered HOUSE                  
BILL NO. 361 An Act relating to municipal capital project                      
matching grants for a municipality organized under federal law as an           
Indian reserve; and providing for an effective date.  Signing do               
pass: Senator Torgerson, Chair, Senators Phillips, Zharoff, Hoffman,           
Kelly.                                                                         
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note published today from Department of Administration.            
Previous House zero fiscal notes.                                              
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
HB 369                                                                       
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO.                     
369 "An Act extending to certain partnerships and corporations the             
10 percent procurement preference currently given to certain sole              
proprietorships who are Alaska bidders and owned by persons with               
disabilities."  Signing do pass: Senator Kelly, Chair, Senators Miller,        
Torgerson.                                                                     

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HB 369                                                                       
Previous House zero fiscal notes.                                              
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
HB 404                                                                       
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                       
BILL NO. 404(STA) "An Act relating to the Board of Chiropractic                
Examiners; and providing for an effective date."  Signing do pass:             
Senator Kelly, Chair, Senators Miller, Torgerson.                              
                                                                               
Previous House fiscal note.                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
SB 89                                                                        
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 89 "An Act                      
relating to the members of the board and staff of the Alaska                   
Permanent Fund Corporation."  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller,             
Chair, Senator Pearce.  Signing no recommendation: Senators                    
Duncan, Salo.                                                                  
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
SB 193                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 193 "An Act                     
requiring insurance coverage for certain costs of birth; and providing         
for an effective date."  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair,           
Senators Pearce, Duncan, Salo.                                                 
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS                          
                                                                               
SB 6                                                                         
The following report was received at 5:30 p.m. on March 21:                    
                                                        March 21, 1996         
                                                                               
Madam President:                                                               
Madam Speaker:                                                                 
                                                                               

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SB 6                                                                         
The Conference Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.  6 am                      
and HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 6(CRA) and recommends                         
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 6                                           
An Act relating to suspension of a driver's license                           
for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a                             
fine; relating to court and collection costs for traffic                       
offenses; and relating to citations and court                                  
procedures for municipal traffic and parking                                   
offenses.                                                                      
                                                                               
be adopted.  House fiscal notes apply.                                         
                                                                               
Signing the report:  Senator Taylor, Chair, Representative Porter,             
Chair, Representative Navarre.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator            
Donley.  Signing do not pass:  Senator Halford.                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate adopt the Conference                     
Committee Report, thus adopting CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE                       
BILL NO. 6.  Senator Duncan objected.                                          
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL                        
NO. 6 be adopted?  The roll was taken with the following result:               
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR SB 6                                                         
                                                                               
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Kelly, Leman, Miller, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Lincoln, Pearce, R.Phillips, Salo, Torgerson, Zharoff                          
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman                                                              
                                                                               
and so, CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 6 failed to be                       
adopted.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 32                                                                        
The following report was received at 3:35 p.m. on March 20:                    
                                                        March 19, 1996         
                                                                               
Madam President:                                                               
Madam Speaker:                                                                 
                                                                               
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                
considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 32(FIN) and CS FOR                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 32(FIN) am S and recommends                                     
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 32                                           
An Act relating to administrative proceedings                                 
involving a determination of eligibility for a                                 
permanent fund dividend or authority to claim a                                
dividend on behalf of another; and providing for an                            
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
be adopted.  The Committee attached a new fiscal note from                     
Department of Revenue.                                                         
                                                                               
Signing the report:  Representative Green, Chair, Representatives              
Porter, Finkelstein; Senator Kelly, Chair, Senator Halford.                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate adopt the Conference                     
Committee Report, thus adopting CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE                        
BILL NO. 32.                                                                   
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved that the motion to adopt the Conference                    
Committee Report on HOUSE BILL NO. 32 be held to March 25.                     
Senator Duncan objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being             
no further objections, the bill will be held until March 25.                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        RECONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS                       
                                                                               
HB 419                                                                       
Senator Salo requested that the reconsideration on CS HOUSE BILL               
NO. 419(STA) am S An Act relating to the disposal of property,                 
including firearms and ammunition be taken up at this time.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 419                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(STA) am S was before the Senate                      
on reconsideration.                                                            
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS HOUSE BILL NO.                       
419(STA) am S An Act relating to the disposal of property,                     
including firearms and ammunition pass the Senate?  The roll was               
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
CSHB 419(STA) am S                                                             
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller,           
Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff            
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis                                                    
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman                                                              
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(STA) am S passed the                         
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                
engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                  INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF SENATE BILLS                 
                                                                               
SB 316                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 316 BY THE LABOR AND COMMERCE                                  
COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, entitled:                                                
                                                                               
An Act relating to the use of the terms `health'                              
and `disability' in the context of insurance                                   
coverage.                                                                      
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                 
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
SB 317                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 317 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 317                                                                       
An Act relating to the cost-of-living differential for                        
certain public employees residing in the state and                             
the criteria for determining eligibility for the                               
differential; and providing for an effective date.                             
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                 
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes published today from Department of Administration,           
Department of Revenue, Department of Transportation and Public                 
Facilities.                                                                    
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 22:                                  
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill that would clarify how the state applies the          
cost of living pay differential for public employees.  This bill sets          
up a framework of eligibility criteria and defines state residency for         
the purpose of pay differentials which are required for certain public         
employees under collective bargaining agreements.  By codifying the            
states interpretation of the pay differentials, this legislation will help     
avoid conflicts and legal actions on this issue.                               
                                                                               
The state has been in disputes with employees of the marine                    
highway system over a definition of state residency and the                    
eligibility criteria for the pay differential.  Arbitrators have used          
different, and sometimes inconsistent, criteria in resolving the               
disputes.  Confusion over the criteria and whether it is subject to            
union bargaining has also led to court litigation.  This diverse               
situation has made it difficult to administer the differential program.        
                                                                               
This bill resolves most of the uncertainty in the program by applying          
the permanent fund dividend definition of state resident, which has            
been tested in court.  In addition, this bill authorizes the Department        
of Administration to adopt regulations to further clarify the criteria         

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SB 317                                                                       
for pay differentials as the need arises.  This would make it clear            
that the department has this authority and that criteria for the pay           
differential is not subject to collective bargaining.                          
                                                                               
I urge your prompt action on this bill.                                        
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 89                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 89 An Act relating to the members of the                       
board and staff of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation was read              
the second time.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent for the                      
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 2654.             
Senator Duncan objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being             
no further objections, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(FIN) was                      
adopted and read the second time.                                              
                                                                               
Senator Adams offered Amendment No. 1:                                         
                                                                               
Page 2, line 1:                                                                
	Delete: two                                                               
	Insert:  one                                                              
                                                                               
Senator Adams moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                       
Senator Halford objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being            
no further objections, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Senator Duncan objected.                                             
                                                                               

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SB 89                                                                        
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSSB 89(FIN) am                                                                
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Torgerson                                           
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                    
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman                                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Taylor                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(FIN) am will appear on the March                     
25 calendar.                                                                   
                                                                               
SB 193                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 193 An Act requiring insurance coverage for                    
certain costs of birth; and providing for an effective date was read           
the second time.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the Labor and Commerce Committee Substitute offered on page                 
2487.  Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(L&C)                      
was adopted and read the second time.                                          
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Senator Leman objected.                                              
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 193                                                                       
                                                                               
CSSB 193(L&C)                                                                  
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Lincoln, Pearce, Salo, Zharoff            
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, R.Phillips,                
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                               
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman                                                              
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(L&C) will appear on the March                       
25 calendar.                                                                   
                                                                               
                        THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS                        
                                                                               
SB 250                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 250(FIN) am An Act relating to the                      
University of Alaska and to assets of the University of Alaska;                
authorizing the University of Alaska to select additional state public         
domain land, designating that land as `university trust land,' and             
describing the principles applicable to the land's management and the          
development of its resources; and defining the net income from the             
University of Alaska's endowment trust fund as `university receipts'           
subject to prior legislative appropriation was read the third time.            
                                                                               
SB 6                                                                         
Senator Taylor gave notice of reconsideration on CONFERENCE CS                 
FOR SENATE BILL NO. 6 An Act relating to suspension of a                       
drivers license for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine;       
relating to court and collection costs for traffic offenses; and relating      
to citations and court procedures for municipal traffic and parking            
offenses.  President Pearce stated that the motion was not in order.           
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
rescind its previous action in failing to adopt the Conference                 
Committee Report on CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                          
6 and that the bill and the pending motion be held to March 25.                
Objections were heard.                                                         

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SB 6                                                                         
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                    
allowed to withdraw his motion.  Without objection, it was so                  
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                   THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS CONTINUED                   
                                                                               
SB 250                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 250(FIN) am An Act relating to the                      
University of Alaska and to assets of the University of Alaska;                
authorizing the University of Alaska to select additional state public         
domain land, designating that land as `university trust land,' and             
describing the principles applicable to the land's management and the          
development of its resources; and defining the net income from the             
University of Alaska's endowment trust fund as `university receipts'           
subject to prior legislative appropriation was before the Senate in            
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved that the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.               
Senator Frank objected.                                                        
                                                                               
President Pearce called the Senate.  The call was satisfied.                   
                                                                               
Senator Frank moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be               
held to the March 25 calendar.  Without objection, it was so ordered.          
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 250(FIN) am, with motion pending,                       
will appear on the March 25 calendar.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - North Pacific Marine Science Foundation Donors                      
Senator(s) Pearce, Duncan, Taylor, Sharp, Zharoff, Hoffman, Leman,             
Salo, Lincoln, Kelly, Rieger, Halford                                          
                                                                               
Honoring - United Way of Tanana Valley                                         
Representative(s) Brice                                                        
Senator(s) Frank, Miller, Sharp, Pearce, Duncan, Taylor, Zharoff,              
Hoffman, Lincoln, Kelly                                                        

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Honoring - Barbara Jean Renoux, Alaska Teacher of the Year                     
Senator(s) Adams, Pearce, Duncan, Taylor, Ellis, Sharp, Zharoff,               
Hoffman, Leman, Salo, Lincoln, Green, Kelly, Rieger, Halford                   
Representative(s) Long                                                         
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Thelma Tocktoo                                                   
Representative(s) Foster                                                       
Senator(s) Adams, Miller, Duncan, Taylor, Sharp, Zharoff, Hoffman,             
Lincoln, Kelly                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
citations be adopted.  Without objection, the citations were adopted           
and referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the notice              
and publication requirements be waived and the following citation be           
made a special order of business.  Without objection, it was so                
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                          SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                          
                                                                               
Honoring - Shigenobu Yamamoto, Consul General of Japan                         
Senator(s) Pearce, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Donley, Zharoff, Duncan,             
Rieger, Salo, Adams, Halford, Green, Ellis, Taylor                             
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
citation be adopted.  Without objection, the citation was adopted and          
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
SB 6                                                                         
President Pearce appointed the following Senators to a Free                    
Conference Committee to meet with a like committee from the                    
House to consider SENATE BILL NO. 6 am and HOUSE CS FOR                        
SENATE BILL NO. 6(CRA) An Act relating to suspension of a                      
driver's license for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine;      
relating to court and collection costs for traffic offenses; and relating      
to citations and court procedures for municipal traffic and parking            
offenses.  (Conference Committee Report failed to be adopted, page             
2835)                                                                          

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SB 6                                                                         
Senator Sharp, Chair                                                          
	Senator Rieger                                                                
	Senator Ellis                                                                 
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
SB 273                                                                       
President Pearce added a Finance Committee referral to SENATE                  
BILL NO. 273 An Act relating to Native handicrafts and other                   
articles made in the state.                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the State Affairs, Labor and Commerce and             
Finance Committees.                                                            
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be                     
excused from a call of the Senate on April 4 and 9.  Senator Kelly             
objected.  Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she             
be allowed to withdraw her motion.  Without objection, it was so               
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Donley moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                    
excused from a call of the Senate on March 25, through plane time.             
Without objection, Senator Donley was excused.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 419                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 419(STA) am S An Act relating to the                    
disposal of property, including firearms and ammunition was                    
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the           
House for consideration.                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
SB 131                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 131 am H An Act relating to investments by                     
fiduciaries was enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary,               
Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies                  
transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:22 p.m., March 22,              
1996.                                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 25, 1996.  Without                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:32 p.m.                                  
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                            March 1996         

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                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
                    NOTICE - AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT                   
                                                                               
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodation or                 
alternative communication formats to access committee meetings may             
contact the appropriate committee office or the Legislative                    
Information Office in their community. Reasonable advance notice is            
needed to accommodate the request. For further information, call the           
ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                
                                                                               
+ indicates teleconference                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 22                          FRIDAY  1:30 PM                                
	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 25                          MONDAY  1:30 PM                                
	SB 206WELFARE REFORM                                                         
	HB 272MUNICIPAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX                                            
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 27                         WEDNESDAY  1:30 PM                              
	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 29                          FRIDAY  1:30 PM                                
	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
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                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAR 22                          FRIDAY  9:00 AM                                
	SB 167DAY FINES & INFO FOR COLLECTING FINES                                  
	SB 177CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT AMENDMENTS                                    
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 25                          MONDAY  9:00 AM                                
+	HB 468APPROP: SUPPLEMENTAL & OTHERS                                         
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                              FINANCE CONTINUED                              
MAR 26                          TUESDAY  9:00 AM                               
	HB 335BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD                                     
	SB  20ALASKA MUNICIPAL BASIC SERVICES PROGRAM                                
	SB  52CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER                                          
	SB 112DISCOVERY ROYALTY CREDIT                                               
	SB 152GEOGRAPHIC PAY DIFFERENTIALS                                           
	SB 163APPROVE U OF A DEBT FOR STUDENT HOUSING                                
	SB 199ENVIRONMENTAL & HEALTH/SAFETY AUDITS                                   
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 26                          TUESDAY  1:30 PM                               
	JT WITH SENATE & HOUSE TRANSPORTATION                                        
	PRESENTATION BY MONTANA RAIL LINK, INC.                                      
                                                                               
MAR 27                         WEDNESDAY  9:00 AM                              
	SB 244CALCULATION OF STATE AID TO EDUCATION                                  
	SB 230LEG APPROVE PERM'NT RECREAT'NL RESTRICT'N                              
	SB 259NO SUNSET FOR COMMISSION ON AGING                                      
	SB 289MISC. LAWS RELATING TO RUNAWAY MINORS                                  
	SB 303MANAGEMENT OF CONSTIT BUDGET RESERVE FUND                              
	SJR 30USE OF BUDGET RESERVE FUND                                             
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 28                         THURSDAY  9:00 AM                               
	SB 253INSURANCE FOR PROSTATE CANCER TESTING                                  
	SB 198HOMER AIRPORT CRITICAL HAB. AREA                                       
	SB  51DISPOSITION OF PERMANENT FUND INCOME                                   
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
MAR 29                          FRIDAY  9:00 AM                                
	SB 265RECEIPTS OF TEST FISHING OPERATIONS                                    
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                     
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 22                          FRIDAY  9:00 AM                                
	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 25                          MONDAY  9:00 AM                                
	SB 215OMNIBUS STATE AGENCY OPERATIONS & PROGRAM                              
	(TESTIMONY ON SECS. 5 & 6 ONLY)                                              
	HB 523STATE'S POLICY ON SOBRIETY                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2848
                HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES CONTINUED                
MAR 27                         WEDNESDAY  9:00 AM                              
	PRESENTATION BY ELAINE GRIFFIN                                               
	(TEACHER OF THE YEAR)                                                        
	--JT WITH (H) HES ON ABOVE ISSUE --                                          
                                                                               
MAR 29                          FRIDAY  9:00 AM                                
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
	SB 301POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION                                                
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 22                          FRIDAY  9:00 AM                                
	--NOTE TIME CHANGE--                                                         
+	SB 188VIDEOTAPE INTERVIEW OF ABUSED MINOR                                   
+	SB 257TAKING FISH OR GAME FOR PUBLIC SAFETY                                 
+	SB 261UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION                                             
                                                                               
MAR 25                          MONDAY  1:30 PM                                
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
+	SB 312LICENSEE BUYING LIQUOR FROM PACKAGE STORE                             
+	HB 392NATIVE VILLAGE CORPORATIONS                                           
+	SB 308PROHIBIT SAME SEX MARRIAGES                                           
+	HB 226BENEFIT DISCRIM BASED ON SPOUSE OR KIDS                               
                                                                               
MAR 27                         WEDNESDAY  1:30 PM                              
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
+	SB 272SMALL CLAIMS CT JURISDICTION & PROCEDURE                              
+	HB 446NUISANCE INJUNCTION BY HOME RULE MUNI                                 
+	HB  57LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVERS                                    
+	HB 459TRUSTS & PROPERTY TRANSFERS IN TRUST                                  
                                                                               
MAR 29                          FRIDAY  1:30 PM                                
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
+	SB 186LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS                                        
+	HB 308UNIFORM PROBATE CODE REVISIONS                                        
+	HB  75VEHICLE THEFT AND JOYRIDING                                           
+	HB  25CRIMINAL DISCOVERY RULES                                              
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1996-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2849
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
MAR 26                          TUESDAY  1:30 PM                               
	HJR 62FED PURCHASE SURPLUS `95 CANNED SALMON                                 
	HB 502CONDUCTING AUCTIONS OF REAL PROPERTY                                   
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 28                         THURSDAY  1:30 PM                               
	SB 282REGULATION OF MANAGED CARE INS. PLANS                                  
	SB 288ALASKA HEALTH PURCHASING ALLIANCE                                      
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                  RESOURCES                                  
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 22                          FRIDAY  3:30 PM                                
		--CANCELLED--                                                                
	HB  58CHICKALOON FLATS CRITICAL HABITAT AREA                                 
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 25                          MONDAY  3:30 PM                                
	BILLS HELD OVER FROM 3/20/96 AND 3/22/96:                                    
+	SB 223APPROVE CLOSING SITUK TO MINERAL ENTRY                                
+	SB 201FIRE FIGHTING PERSONNEL EMPLOYMENT                                    
+	SB 247RESTRICT USE OF FISH & GAME FUND                                      
+	HB 397FISH LANDING TAX/SEAFOOD MARKETING ASSMT.                             
+	HB  58CHICKALOON FLATS CRITICAL HABITAT AREA                                
                                                                               
MAR 27                         WEDNESDAY  3:30 PM                              
+	HJR 58REFORM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT                                     
+	HJR 59NPDES PERMIT FOR COOK INLET OIL & GAS                                 
+	SB  42LIMITED ENTRY & UNITS OF GEAR                                         
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 29                          FRIDAY  3:30 PM                                
+	SB 307DUDE CREEK HABITAT AREA LAND EXCHANGE                                 
+	SB 311MARINE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS                                      
+	HB 539NAME CHANGE FOR SOIL AND WATER BOARD                                  
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2850
                             RESOURCES CONTINUED                             
MAR 30                         SATURDAY  9:30 AM                               
	-- LOCATION CHANGE TO KETCHIKAN LIO --                                       
+	SB 285DISCRETE SALMON STOCK MANAGMNT & ASSESSMT                             
+	SB 192TRANSFER OF TONGASS NATL FOREST TO STATE                              
+	HB 265EXPORT OF DUNGENESS CRAB                                              
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
+	AWRTA LAWSUIT UPDATE                                                        
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 26                          TUESDAY  3:30 PM                               
	SB 273NATIVE HANDICRAFTS & INSTATE PRODUCTS                                  
	SJR 25PRISONER RIGHTS LIMITED TO FEDERAL RIGHTS                              
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED:                                                  
	SB 141LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                                     
	SB 231TITLE INSURANCE                                                        
	SB 275STATE PROCUREMENT PRACTICES & PROCEDURES                               
	(PENDING SUBCOMMITTEE ACTION)                                                
                                                                               
MAR 28                         THURSDAY  3:30 PM                               
	HB 211VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS                                         
	SB 182ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATION & VOTER REG'N                                 
	SB 203TASK FORCE ON RECYCLING INDUSTRIES                                     
	SB 280MANDATORY INCORP OF CERTAIN BOROUGHS                                   
	SB 314RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE OWNERSHIP                                    
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED                                                   
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                                TRANSPORTATION                               
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 26                          TUESDAY  1:30 PM                               
	-- LOCATION CHANGE TO SENATE FINANCE 532 --                                  
JT WITH (H) TRA AND SENATE FINANCE                                             
	PRESENTATION BY MONTANA RAIL LINK, INC.                                      
                                                                               
MAR 28                         THURSDAY  1:30 PM                               
	SB 315ALASKA RAILROAD PROCUREMENT                                            
	HB 210PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING/TESTING                                
	HB 411MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD - GUSTAVUS                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-03-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 2851
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                            
                                                                               
                                ADMINISTRATION                               
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 27                         WEDNESDAY  3:30 PM                              
	DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                                 
	- OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                          
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAR 28                         THURSDAY  4:00 PM                               
	HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (CON'T.)                                            
	DIV. OF MENTAL HEALTH & DD SERVICES                                          
	DIV. OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                              
	ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION, AS REQUIRED:                                          
	DIV. OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE                                                    
	DIV. OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE                                                   
	DIV. OF FAMILY & YOUTH SERVICES                                              
	DIV. OF PUBLIC HEALTH                                                        
	DIV. OF ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE                                                 
	SB 214APPROPRIATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH                                       
	                                                                             
                                                                               
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                   
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
MAR 22                          FRIDAY  1:00 PM                                
1:00 P.M.:  FULL COMMITTEE                                                     
2:00 P.M.: SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE                                                 
	EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                            
3:00 P.M.: HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE                                                  
	EXECUTIVE SESSION