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1996-04-23 Senate Journal

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1996-04-23                     Senate Journal                      Page 3441
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                    NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                    
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                      Tuesday                                    
                                                                               
                            One Hundred Seventh Day                            
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Pearce at 11:20 a.m.                                                           
                                                                               
The roll showed sixteen members present.  Senators Ellis, Frank,               
Kelly, Taylor were absent.                                                     
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Gordon Johnson of               
the Resurrection Lutheran Church.  Senator Hoffman moved and                   
asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.  Without                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
It's a new day with many old issues Lord.  Help us                            
as we are in search of new ideas to resolve old                                
problems successfully.  We are grateful that You                               
have made a sense of humor such an important part                              
of our being.  Help us to laugh when we ought to -                             
not at others, but at our own misadventures.  Help                             
us to recognize the seriousness of some of the                                 
issues in the eyes of our people so that we devote                             
the best of our efforts to provide peace and justice,                          
security and safety, hope and joy for all.  Thank                              
You, Lord.  Your smile warms us all over.  Amen.                               
                                                                               
Senator Lincoln led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal             
for the one hundred sixth legislative day be approved as certified by          
the Secretary.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                          
                                                                               
The presence of Senator Ellis was noted.                                       
                                                                               
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                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
SB 163                                                                       
Message of April 22 was read, stating the House passed and                     
returned:                                                                      
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 163(FIN)(title am)                                     
An Act approving the University of Alaska's plans                             
to enter into long-term obligations with the Alaska                            
Housing Finance Corporation to borrow money from                               
the corporation for the construction of new student                            
housing facilities on the Anchorage campus, and                                
authorizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                             
to issue its debt obligations and to make loans to                             
the University of Alaska to finance construction of                            
those student housing facilities; and providing for an                         
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
The presence of Senator Frank was noted.                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
Message of April 22 was read, stating the House passed and                     
transmitted for consideration:                                                 
                                                                               
                  FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS                 
                                                                               
HB 2                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                              
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
An Act providing for incarceration of certain                                 
nonviolent offenders in boot camps operated by the                             
Department of Corrections; making prisoners who                                
complete the boot camp program eligible for                                    
furloughs and discretionary parole; allowing the                               
Department of Corrections to contract with a person                            
for a boot camp program; creating the Boot Camp                                
Program Advisory Board in the Department of                                    
Corrections.                                                                   

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HB 2                                                                         
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 384                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 384(HES) am BY THE HOUSE                                 
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE,                               
entitled:                                                                      
                                                                               
An Act relating to payment requirements for                                   
retention in the Pioneers' Home; and providing for                             
an effective date.                                                             
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.           
                                                                               
HB 438                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 438 BY REPRESENTATIVES BRICE, Kelly,                            
James, Therriault, entitled:                                                   
                                                                               
An Act relating to the indexing of documents                                  
recorded in the state recorder's offices; and                                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.               
                                                                               
HB 490                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 490 BY REPRESENTATIVES B. DAVIS,                                
Robinson, Willis, Brown, Elton, entitled:                                      
                                                                               
An Act relating to grants and other financial                                 
assistance authorized or made by the Alaska Science                            
and Technology Foundation for the BIDCO                                        
assistance program.                                                            
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.           
                                                                               
The presence of Senators Kelly, Taylor was noted.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 211                                                                       
Message of April 22 was read, stating the House passed and returned            
for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 211(RLS) am with                      
the following amendment:                                                       
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                           
211(JUD)                                                                       
An Act relating to sexual assault and sexual abuse;                           
and relating to endangering the welfare of                                     
vulnerable adults.                                                             
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendment and recommended the body vote no.                                    
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendment to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 211(RLS) am?  The                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 211(JUD)                                                              
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendment to CSSB 211(RLS) am?                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  1   NAYS:  19   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Salo                                                                    
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
and so, the Senate failed to concur.                                           
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House of the Senates                 
action and request the House to recede from its amendment.  In the             
event the House fails to recede, the President appointed a Conference          
Committee to meet with a like committee from the House to                      
consider the bills:                                                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford, Chair                                                        
	Senator Ellis                                                                 
	Senator Sharp                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
SB 180                                                                       
Forthcoming zero fiscal note (page 3408) for the Resources                     
Committee Substitute for SENATE BILL NO. 180 An Act                            
authorizing the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources            
to negotiate and enter into timber sale contracts that provide for local       
manufacture of high value-added wood products; and establishing an             
Alaska Forest Products Research and Marketing Program within the               
Department of Commerce and Economic Development published                      
today from Department of Community and Regional Affairs.                       
                                                                               
SB 283                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 283 An                        
Act relating to filing, recording, and indexing of documents with or           
by the Department of Natural Resources; repealing certain filing               
requirements concerning property involving nonresident aliens; and             
providing for an effective date.  Signing do pass:  Senator Frank,             
Cochair.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator Halford, Cochair,                
Senators Rieger, Donley, Zharoff, Sharp, Phillips.                             
                                                                               
Previous zero fiscal note.                                                     
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
SB 284                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 284 An                        
Act relating to the four dam pool transfer fund and the power                  
development fund and recommended the Resources Committee                       
Substitute offered on page 3148 be adopted.  Signing no                        
recommendation:  Senators Frank, Halford, Cochairs, Senators                   
Phillips, Donley, Sharp.  Signing do pass:  Senator Zharoff.  Signing          
do not pass:  Senator Rieger.                                                  
                                                                               
Fiscal notes for the Resources Committee Substitute published today            
from Department of Community and Regional Affairs (4).  Previous               
zero fiscal note.                                                              
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 303                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 303 An                        
Act relating to management of the budget reserve fund; and                     
providing for an effective date and recommended it be replaced                 
with                                                                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 303(FIN)                                               
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Frank, Cochair, Senators Rieger, Phillips,           
Donley, Sharp.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator Halford,                   
Cochair, Senator Zharoff.                                                      
                                                                               
Fiscal note information forthcoming.                                           
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
SB 322                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                        
SENATE BILL NO. 322 An Act relating to distribution of national                
forest income to boroughs; and providing for an effective date.                
Signing no recommendation:  Senator Torgerson, Chair, Senator                  
Phillips.  Signing do pass:  Senator Kelly.                                    
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note published today from Department of Community and              
Regional Affairs.                                                              
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 322                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered CS FOR                 
HOUSE BILL NO. 322(FIN) An Act authorizing grants for                          
temporary housing assistance during emergencies and disasters.                 
Signing do pass:  Senator Torgerson, Chair.  Signing no                        
recommendation:  Senators Phillips, Kelly.                                     
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal note.                                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 325                                                                       
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
325(FIN) am An Act relating to modification of royalty to                      
encourage production from an oil pool containing heavy oil; and                
providing for an effective date and recommended it be replaced                 
with                                                                           
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
325(RES)                                                                       
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Leman, Chair, Senators Halford, Pearce.              
Signing amend:  Senator Lincoln.  Signing no recommendation:                   
Senators Taylor, Frank.                                                        
                                                                               
Previous House fiscal note and zero fiscal note apply to the Senate            
Committee Substitute.                                                          
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
HB 388                                                                       
Forthcoming zero fiscal note (page 3413) for the Resources Senate              
Committee Substitute for CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 388(RES) am                     
An Act revising laws relating to oil and gas leasing as related to             
land previously the subject of a written best interest finding;                
amending provisions setting out exceptions to sales, leases, or other          
disposals for which a revised written best interest finding is not             
required; encouraging annual offer of land for oil and gas leases if           
the land was the subject of a best interest finding; and modifying the         
statement of purpose in the Alaska Land Act as it applies to oil and           
gas leasing to provide for annual lease sales published today from             
Department of Natural Resources.                                               
                                                                               
HB 466                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
466(FIN) am An Act establishing the Adak Reuse Authority and                   
recommended it be replaced with                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
466(FIN)                                                                       
(forthcoming)                                                                 
                                                                               
Signing no recommendation:  Senators Frank, Halford, Cochairs,                 
Senators Rieger, Donley, Zharoff, Sharp.                                       

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HB 466                                                                       
Zero fiscal note for the Finance Senate Committee Substitute                   
published today from Department of Community and Regional                      
Affairs.  Previous fiscal note applies to the Finance Senate                   
Committee Substitute.                                                          
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
SB 229                                                                       
The Rules 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.  Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller, Chair,           
Senators Sharp, Pearce, Salo.                                                  
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
SB 287                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 287 An Act                      
relating to the unincorporated community capital project matching              
grant program; and providing for an effective date.  Signing to                
calendar:  Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Sharp, Pearce, Salo.                
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
SB 310                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 310 An Act                      
making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                         
recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an                   
effective date.  Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller, Chair, Senators         
Sharp, Pearce, Salo.                                                           
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 319                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
319(FIN) An Act relating to the regulation of small loan and retail            
installment transactions; and providing for an effective date.                 
Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Duncan, Pearce,          
Sharp.                                                                         
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               

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                  INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF SENATE BILLS                 
                                                                               
SB 326                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 326 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
An Act providing for an advisory vote regarding                               
regaining state management of fish and game                                    
throughout this state; and providing for an effective                          
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                   
                                                                               
Fiscal note published today from Office of the Governor.                       
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated April 22:                                  
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill providing for an advisory vote on a                   
constitutionally authorized rural subsistence preference for use of fish       
and wildlife throughout Alaska.                                                
                                                                               
Subsistence and the opportunity to put food on Alaskas dinner table            
is a defining part of being an Alaskan.  It is integral to our culture,        
economy and for many Alaskans, is a way of life.  To ensure                    
continued opportunities for this uniquely Alaskan activity, we must            
take action.                                                                   
                                                                               
The subsistence issue has been before the Legislature for at least six         
years and has been the subject of two special legislative sessions and         
numerous leadership conferences. Developments in recent weeks --               
namely, the federal governments proposed regulations for take-over             
of fish and wildlife management in Alaska -- make state action on              
subsistence more timely and vital than ever.  Federal management of            
Alaskas wildlife resources is simply unacceptable.  Should federal             
subsistence management extend to fish resources on navigable waters,           
as is now under consideration by the U.S. Department of Interior, the          
ability of the state to effectively manage fish and wildlife resources         
throughout Alaska will be seriously compromised.                               

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SB 326                                                                       
During the past year, the lieutenant governor and I have consulted             
with dozens of interested groups and individuals to develop a                  
solution to Alaska's subsistence impasse.  Our goal is to return               
management of fish and wildlife to the state.  A necessary step                
toward that goal is enabling the state to have a subsistence                   
preference for rural residents.  From our meetings, we learned that            
most believe efforts to resolve the subsistence impasse should                 
continue.  There is a strong and growing belief Alaskans should                
solve the problem by consensus, not by relying on perpetual                    
litigation in federal courts.                                                  
                                                                               
It is encouraging that the persons whom we consulted believe the               
effort should continue and my administration is committed to that              
process.  Thats why my administration has a four-point plan to                 
regain state management.  It includes an amendment to the State                
Constitution, changes to state statutes, possible changes to federal           
law and any necessary legal efforts to combat federal expansion in             
Alaska.                                                                        
                                                                               
An important element of the first point is hearing from Alaskans.              
Thats why I am proposing an advisory ballot question, which would              
stimulate debate and promote better understanding of the issue.  The           
bill would place on the ballot the question of whether Alaskans                
should be given an opportunity to vote on amending Alaskas                     
Constitution so the state can regain management over all fish and              
wildlife throughout Alaska.                                                    
                                                                               
Time is of the essence. I urge your prompt consideration and passage           
of this bill.                                                                  
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-04-23                     Senate Journal                      Page 3451
                                   RECESS                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in recess to a call of the Chair.  Without objection, the Senate         
recessed at 11:39 a.m.                                                         
                                                                               
                                AFTER RECESS                                 
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 2:15 p.m.                                             
                                                                               
President Pearce called the Senate.  The call was satisfied.                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 229                                                                       
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 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                 
2831.  Senator Duncan objected, then withdrew his objection.  There            
being no further objections, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C)                   
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 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.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C) was read the third time.                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 229                                                                       
The question being: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C)                      
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 pass the               
Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                         
                                                                               
CSSB 229(L&C)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Dates                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C) passed the Senate.                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clauses.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was           
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
SB 287                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 287 An Act relating to the unincorporated                      
community capital project matching grant program; and providing for            
an effective date was read the second time.                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent for the                      
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 3410.             
Senator Lincoln objected.                                                      
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Finance Committee Substitute be                  
adopted? The roll was taken with the following result:                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 287                                                                       
                                                                               
SB 287                                                                         
Second Reading                                                                 
Adopt Finance Committee Substitute?                                            
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,            
R.Phillips, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                           
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Rieger, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 287(FIN) was adopted and                        
read the second time.                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that his name                
be withdrawn as a cosponsor on the bill.  Without objection, it was            
so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the bill be considered engrossed,                   
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.  Objections             
were heard.                                                                    
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSSB 287(FIN)                                                                  
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 287 (FIN) will appear on the April 24                   
calendar.                                                                      
                                                                               

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SB 310                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 310 An Act making corrective amendments to                     
the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes; and             
providing for an effective date was read the second time.                      
                                                                               
Senator Sharp moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page 3411.                
Senator Adams objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being              
no further objections, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(STA) 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.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(STA) was read the third time.                       
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(STA)                      
An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                  
recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an                   
effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                   
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
CSSB 310(STA)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Hoffman, Kelly,             
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor,                   
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Halford, R.Phillips                                                     
                                                                               
R.Phillips changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                        
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(STA) passed the Senate.                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               

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                        SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 319                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(FIN) An Act relating to the                          
regulation of small loan and retail installment transactions; and              
providing for an effective date was read the second time.                      
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.  Without                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(FIN) was read the third time.                        
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.  319(FIN)                      
An Act relating to the regulation of small loan and retail installment         
transactions; and providing for an effective date pass the Senate?             
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSHB 319(FIN)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,            
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,               
Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                     
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley                                                                  
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(FIN) passed the Senate.                      
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill  was           
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                        RECONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS                       
                                                                               
HB 308                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 308(JUD) An Act relating to the                          
Uniform Probate Code, including nonprobate transfers, guardianships,           
trusts, and multiple-party accounts; relating to the Uniform                   
Simultaneous Death Act; and providing for an effective date which              
had been held on reconsideration in second reading with Amendment              
No. 1 pending (page 3431) was before the Senate.                               
                                                                               
Senator Donley moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw                   
Amendment No. 1.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 308(JUD) was automatically in third                      
reading.                                                                       
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                   
308(JUD) An Act relating to the Uniform Probate Code, including                
nonprobate transfers, guardianships, trusts, and multiple-party                
accounts; relating to the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act; and                  
providing for an effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was                 
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
CSHB 308(JUD)                                                                  
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,            
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,               
Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                     
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley                                                                  
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 308 passed the Senate on                         
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.               
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am An Act relating to                          
postsecondary education; and providing for an effective date was               
read the third time.                                                           
                                                                               
Senator Salo moved that the bill be returned to second reading for             
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.               
Objections were heard.                                                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment?  The roll was taken with the              
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
CSSB 301(FIN) am                                                               
Return to Second for Specific Amendment                                        
                                                                               
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Green, Hoffman, Kelly,                    
Lincoln, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff           
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Halford, Leman, Miller, Pearce                                   
                                                                               
and so, the bill was returned to second reading.                               
                                                                               
Senator Salo offered Amendment No. 2:                                          
                                                                               
Page 2, following line 11:                                                     
	Insert new bill sections to read:                                             
   "* Sec. 2.  AS14.07.020(a) is amended by adding a new                     
paragraph to read:                                                             
		(16)  administer the provisions of AS14.48                                   
(regulation of postsecondary educational institutions).                        
   * Sec. 3.  AS14.07.020 is amended by adding a new section to              
read:                                                                          
	(c)  The department has the following functions, advisory to                  
the governing boards of institutions of public and private higher              
education in the state, to the governor, the legislature, and to other         
appropriate state and federal officials:                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(1)  coordinate the development of comprehensive                             
plans for the orderly, systematic growth of public and private                 
postsecondary education, including community colleges and                      
occupational education, in the state and submit recommendations on             
the need for, and location of, new facilities and programs;                    
		(2)  advise as to the functions and purposes of the                          
colleges and universities, both public and private, in the state and           
counsel as to the programs appropriate to each; and                            
		(3)  review and advise as to the working of all                              
consortia and other cooperative agreements between the institutions            
of higher education in the state that are parties to them.                     
   * Sec. 4.  AS14.07.030 is amended by adding a new paragraph               
to read:                                                                       
		(14)  establish task forces, committees, or                                  
subcommittees, not necessarily consisting of department officers or            
employees, to advise and assist the department in carrying out its             
postsecondary functions assigned by AS14.07.020(a) and (c), and                
federal statute.  The department may contract with, or use, existing           
institutions of higher education or other individuals or organizations         
to make studies, conduct surveys, submit recommendations, or                   
otherwise contribute to the work of the department.                            
   * Sec. 5.  AS14.07 is amended by adding new sections to read:             
	Sec. 14.07.032.  CONSORTIA.  All parties that are signatory                   
to a consortium agreement between the University of Alaska and a               
private university or college must abide by a decision rendered by             
the department when disagreements arise or exist between the parties.          
 For purposes of this section and AS14.07.020, "consortium" means              
a cooperative arrangement between two or more public or private                
institutions of higher education specified in agreements or                    
memoranda of understanding to permit sharing of facilities,                    
instructional opportunities, and other educational services in such a          
way that the integrity of each institution party to the consortium is          
preserved while at the same time the institutions cooperatively plan           
the academic calendar, scheduling, use of personnel and facilities,            
and educational programs and offerings to the maximum advantage                
of the students and faculties of the institutions that are parties to a        
consortium.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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	Sec. 14.07.033.  COLLECTION OF DATA.  The department                          
may require the institutions of public and private higher education            
and other institutions of postsecondary education in the state to              
submit data on costs, selection and retention of students, enrollments,        
plant capacities and use, and other matters pertinent to effective             
planning and coordination, and shall furnish information concerning            
these matters to the governor, to the legislature, and to other state          
and federal agencies as requested by them."                                    
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 2, lines 22 - 25:                                                         
	Delete all material and insert:                                               
	"Sec. 14.42.120.  CORPORATION GOVERNING BODY.                                 
(a)  The corporation shall be governed by a board of directors                 
consisting of the commissioner of revenue, the commissioner of                 
administration, a person representing the Department of Education              
appointed by the governor, and four members of the public appointed            
by the governor.  The governor's appointees shall serve at the                 
pleasure of the governor for staggered four-year terms."                       
                                                                               
Page 4, following line 21:                                                     
	Insert new material to read:                                                  
	"(c)  The corporation may enter into agreements with                          
government or postsecondary education officials of this state or other         
states to provide postsecondary educational services and programs to           
residents of this state pursuing a medical education.  An agreement            
with another state must be limited to services and programs that are           
unavailable in this state.                                                     
   * Sec. 11.  AS14.42.200(9) is amended to read:                            
		(9)  collect from a borrower amounts owed with                               
respect to a student loan held by the corporation ªHAS                     
PURCHASEDß;"                                                                   
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 5, line 8, following "corporation,":                                      
	Insert "used to pay the costs of administration of the                      
fund,"                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Page 5, lines 9 and 10:                                                        
	Delete "AS 14.43.090 - 14.43.325, 14.43.600 - 14.43.700, or                   
14.43.710 - 14.43.790."                                                        
	Insert "AS 14.43, and used to pay the costs of                              
administering the loans and of collecting delinquent loans if those            
costs are not recovered from the borrower ªAS14.43.090 -                     
14.43.325, 14.43.600 - 14.43.700, or 14.43.710 - 14.43.790ß."                  
                                                                               
Page 8, line 12:                                                               
	Delete "commission"                                                           
	Insert "corporation ªCOMMISSIONß"                                         
                                                                               
Page 12, line 2:                                                               
	Delete "scholarship"                                                          
	Insert "student ªSCHOLARSHIPß"                                            
                                                                               
Page 15, line 15, following "loans":                                           
	Insert "and for the purposes allowed under AS14.42.210"                   
                                                                               
Page 15, lines 27 - 30:                                                        
	Delete "loans; ªTHE FORM MUST INCLUDE A                                       
REQUIREMENT THATß the applicant must provide ªSUPPLYß a                    
high school academic transcript and a statement of intent to enter a           
teaching career at the elementary or secondary school level in the             
state."                                                                        
	Insert "loans ª; THE FORM MUST INCLUDE A                                      
REQUIREMENT THAT THE APPLICANT SUPPLY A HIGH                                   
SCHOOL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT AND A STATEMENT OF                                  
INTENT TO ENTER A TEACHING CAREER AT THE                                       
ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN THE                                    
STATEß."                                                                       
                                                                               
Page 16, lines 8 - 10:                                                         
	Delete                                                                        
		"(4)  submit to the local school board an application                        
on a form provided by the corporation ªCOMMISSIONß under               
AS14.43.630(a)(2); an application may be submitted six months                  
before graduation from high school; and"                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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	Insert                                                                        
		"(4)  submit to the local school board, at least three                     
months before graduation from high school, an application on a             
form provided by the corporation ªCOMMISSIONß under                      
AS14.43.630(a)(2); the applicant shall supply a high school                  
transcript and a statement of intent to enter a teaching career at             
the elementary or secondary school level in the state ªAN                    
APPLICATION MAY BE SUBMITTED SIX MONTHS BEFORE                                 
GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOLß; and"                                             
                                                                               
Page 16, lines 23 - 25:                                                        
	Delete "to pay the costs of collecting family education loans                 
that are in default if those costs are not recovered from the family,          
and to pay the costs of administering the account"                             
      Insert "and for the purposes allowed under AS14.42.210               
[TO PAY THE COSTS OF COLLECTING FAMILY EDUCATION                               
LOANS THAT ARE IN DEFAULT IF THOSE COSTS ARE NOT                               
RECOVERED FROM THE FAMILY, AND TO PAY THE COSTS                                
OF ADMINISTERING THE ACCOUNTß"                                                 
                                                                               
Page 17, following line 1:                                                     
	Insert a new bill section to read:                                            
   "* Sec. 45.  AS14.43.730 is amended to read:                              
	Sec. 14.43.730.  ADMINISTRATION.  The family education                        
loan program shall be administered by the corporation                      
[COMMISSIONß under regulations that it adopts."                                
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 17, line 20, through page 19, line 8:                                     
	Delete all material and insert new bill sections to read:                     
   "* Sec. 49.  AS14.48.010(a) is amended to read:                           
	(a)  It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for the                     
protection, education, and welfare of the citizens of the state, its           
postsecondary educational institutions, and its students, by                   
		(1)  establishing minimum standards concerning                               
quality of education, ethical and business practices, health and safety,       
and fiscal responsibility, to protect against substandard, transient,          
unethical, deceptive, or fraudulent institutions and practices;                
		(2)  prohibiting the granting of false or misleading                         
educational credentials;                                                       

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		(3)  regulating the use of academic terminology in                           
designating educational institutions;                                          
		(4)  prohibiting misleading literature, advertising,                         
solicitation, or representation by educational institutions or their           
agents;                                                                        
		(5)  providing for the preservation of essential                             
academic records; and                                                          
		(6)  providing certain rights and remedies to the                            
public and the department ªCOMMISSIONß necessary to carry out              
the purposes of this chapter.                                                  
   * Sec. 50.  AS14.48.020 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.020.  AUTHORIZATION AND PERMITS                                    
REQUIRED.  A person may not                                                    
		(1)  operate a postsecondary educational institution                         
in the state unless the institution has a valid authorization to operate       
issued under this chapter or is exempt from the provisions of this             
chapter;                                                                       
		(2)  offer itself or through an agent enrollment or                          
instruction in, or the granting of educational credentials from, a             
postsecondary educational institution, whether the institution is in or        
outside the state, unless the agent is a natural person and has a              
currently valid agent's permit issued under this chapter or is exempt          
from the provisions of this chapter;                                           
		(3)  accept contracts or enrollment applications of                          
prospective students from an agent who does not have a current                 
permit as required by this chapter; however, the department                
[COMMISSIONß may adopt regulations to permit the rendering of                  
legitimate public information services without a ªTHEß permit;             
		(4)  instruct or educate, ªORß offer to instruct or                          
educate, enroll or offer to enroll, contract or offer to contract or           
award an educational credential, or contract with an institution or            
person to do so, in or outside the state, unless that person is in             
compliance with the minimum standards set out in AS14.48.060, the              
criteria established by the department ªCOMMISSIONß under                  
AS14.48.050(1), and the regulations adopted by the department              
[COMMISSIONß under AS14.48.050(7);                                             
		(5)  use the term "university" or "college" without                          
authorization to do so from the department ªCOMMISSIONß;                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(6)  grant, or offer to grant, educational credentials                       
[,ß without authorization to do so from the department                     
[COMMISSIONß.                                                                  
   * Sec. 51.  AS14.48.030(b) is amended to read:                            
	(b)  The following educational programs or services and                       
educational institutions are exempt from the provisions of this                
chapter or portions of them, as determined by the department               
[COMMISSIONß:                                                                  
		(1)  education sponsored by a bona fide trade,                               
business, labor, professional, or fraternal association or organization,       
recognized by the department, ªCOMMISSIONß and conducted                   
solely for that association's or organization's membership ª,ß or              
offered on a no-fee basis;                                                     
		(2)  education solely avocational or recreational in                         
nature and institutions offering avocational or recreational education         
exclusively;                                                                   
		(3)  education offered by charitable organizations,                          
recognized by the department ªCOMMISSIONß, if the education is             
not advertised or promoted as leading toward educational credentials;          
		(4)  nonprofit postsecondary educational institutions                        
offering undergraduate or graduate educational programs conducted              
in the state, but not by correspondence, that ªWHICHß are                  
acceptable for credit toward an associate, bachelor's, or graduate             
degree;                                                                        
		(5)  postsecondary educational institutions                                  
established, operated, and governed by the United States, a state, or      
its political subdivisions.                                                    
   * Sec. 52.  AS14.48.040 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.040.  DEPARTMENT ªCOMMISSIONß TO                               
ADMINISTER CHAPTER.  The commissioner of education                         
[ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONß                                 
shall administer this chapter and may hire necessary personnel.  The           
department ªCOMMISSIONß may obtain from departments,                       
commissions, and other state agencies information and assistance               
needed to carry out the provisions of this chapter.                            
   * Sec. 53.  AS14.48.050 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.050.  POWERS AND DUTIES OF                                         
DEPARTMENT ªCOMMISSIONß.  The department                               
[COMMISSIONß shall                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(1)  establish minimum criteria consistent with                              
AS14.48.060 including quality of education, ethical and business               
practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility that applicants        
for authorization to operate, or for an agent's permit, must meet              
before the authorization or permit is issued;                                  
		(2)  receive, investigate, and act upon applications                         
for authorization to operate postsecondary educational institutions and        
applications for agent's permits;                                              
		(3)  maintain a list of postsecondary educational                            
institutions and agents authorized to operate in the state under this          
chapter;                                                                       
		(4)  keep current and make available as public                               
information the list of institutions and agents;                               
		(5)  enter into interstate reciprocity agreements with                       
similar agencies in other states ª,ß if in the judgment of the                 
department ªCOMMISSIONß the agreements will be helpful in                  
carrying out the purposes of this chapter;                                     
		(6)  receive and maintain as a permanent file, copies                        
of academic records maintained in accordance with                              
AS14.48.060(b)(6);                                                             
		(7)  adopt regulations and procedures necessary or                           
appropriate for the conduct of its work and the implementation of              
this chapter under AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act);                     
		(8)  investigate on its own initiative, or in response                   
to a complaint lodged with it, persons subject to ª,ß or reasonably            
believed by the department ªCOMMISSIONß to be subject to ª,ß the           
jurisdiction of this chapter; ªANDß in connection with the                     
investigation subpoena persons, books, records, or documents related           
to the investigation; require answers in writing under oath to                 
questions propounded by the department ªCOMMISSIONß and                    
administer oaths or affirmations to persons in connection with the             
investigation; and, for the purpose of examination at all reasonable           
times, shall have access to, and the right to copy, documentary                
evidence of a corporation that is under investigation or being                 
proceeded against;                                                             
		(9)  exercise other necessary powers and duties in                           
conformity with the provisions of this chapter that, in the judgment           
of the department ªCOMMISSIONß, are necessary to carry out the             
provisions of this chapter.                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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   * Sec. 54.  AS14.48.060 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.060.  MINIMUM STANDARDS.  (a)  In                                  
establishing the criteria required by AS14.48.050(1), the department        
ªCOMMISSIONß shall require compliance with the minimum                        
standards set out in (b) of this section.                                      
	(b)  A postsecondary educational institution must be                          
maintained and operated ª,ß or, in the case of a new institution, must     
demonstrate that it can be maintained and operated so that                     
		(1)  the quality and content of each course or                               
program of instruction, training, or study ªARE SUCH ASß may                   
reasonably and adequately achieve the stated objective for which the           
course or program is offered;                                                  
		(2)  the institution has or has access to adequate                           
space, equipment, instructional materials, and personnel where                 
applicable to achieve the stated objective of the course or program            
of study and to provide education of good quality;                             
		(3)  the education or experience qualifications of                           
directors, administrators, supervisors, and instructors ªARE SUCH              
ASß may reasonably ensure that the students will receive education             
consistent with the objectives of the course or program of study;              
		(4)  the institution provides a catalog or brochure                          
containing information describing the programs offered, program                
objectives, length of program, schedule of tuition, fees, ªANDß all            
other charges and expenses necessary for completion of the course              
of study, cancellation and refund policies, and other material facts           
concerning the institution and the program or course of instruction            
that are reasonably likely to affect the decision of the student to            
enroll, together with any other disclosures specified by the                   
department ªCOMMISSIONß by regulation; and that this information           
is provided to prospective students before enrollment;                         
		(5)  upon satisfactory completion of training, the                           
student is given appropriate educational credentials by the institution,       
indicating that the course of instruction or study has been                    
satisfactorily completed by the student;                                       
		(6)  adequate records are maintained by the                                  
institution to show attendance, progress ª,ß or grades, and that               
satisfactory standards are enforced relating to attendance, progress,          
and performance;                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(7)  the institution is maintained and operated in                           
compliance with all pertinent ordinances and laws relating to the              
safety and health of persons upon the premises of the institution;             
		(8)  the institution is financially sound and capable                        
of fulfilling its commitments to students;                                     
		(9)  neither the institution nor its agents engage in                        
advertising, sales, collection, credit, or other practices that ªWHICHß    
are false, deceptive, misleading, or unfair;                                   
		(10)  the chief executive officer, trustees, directors,                      
owners, administrators, supervisors, staff, and instructors of the             
institution are of good reputation and character and have not been             
convicted of a violation of AS14.48.020, ªORß 14.48.150, ªORß          
AS45.50.471 - 45.50.561, or a comparable law in another state or           
province;                                                                      
		(11)  the student housing owned, maintained, or                              
approved by the institution is appropriate, safe, and adequate;                
		(12)  the institution has a fair and equitable                               
cancellation and refund policy; and                                            
		(13)  the charges set by the institution for tuition,                        
fees, books, and supplies are fair and equitable.                              
	(c)  The department may accept accreditation                              
[ACCREDITATIONß by national or regional accrediting agencies                   
recognized by the department ªCOMMISSION MAY BE                            
ACCEPTED BY THE COMMISSIONß as evidence of compliance                          
with the minimum standards established by this section and the                 
criteria established under AS14.48.050(1).  However, the                       
department ªCOMMISSIONß may require further evidence and make              
further investigation as ªMAY BEß necessary. If the institution as           
a whole is not accredited, accreditation ªACCREDITATIONß by a                
recognized, specialized accrediting agency may be accepted as                  
evidence of compliance only as to the portion or program of an                 
institution accredited by the accrediting agency ªIF THE                       
INSTITUTION ASA WHOLE IS NOT ACCREDITEDß.                                      
   * Sec. 55.  AS14.48.070(a) is amended to read:                            
	(a)  Each postsecondary educational institution desiring to                   
operate in this state shall apply to the department ªCOMMISSIONß,          
upon forms provided by the department ªCOMMISSIONß.  The                   
application must ªSHALLß be accompanied by a catalog or brochure           
published, or proposed to be published by the institution,  containing         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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the information specified in AS14.48.060(b)(4).  The application               
shall also be accompanied by evidence of a surety bond or other                
deposit as required by AS14.48.100, and by the required fees.                  
   * Sec. 56.  AS14.48.070(b) is amended to read:                            
	(b)  Following review of the application and after necessary                  
investigation of the applicant the department ªCOMMISSIONß shall           
either grant or deny authorization to operate to the applicant.  A             
grant of authorization to operate may be on those terms and                    
conditions the department ªCOMMISSIONß may prescribe.                      
   * Sec. 57.  AS14.48.070(c) is amended to read:                            
	(c)  The authorization to operate must be in a form approved                  
by the  department ªCOMMISSIONß and must include                           
		(1)  the date of issuance, effective date, and term of                       
approval;                                                                      
		(2)  the name and address of the institution;                                
		(3)  the authority for approval;                                             
		(4)  any condition or limitation of the authorization,                       
as considered necessary by the department ªCOMMISSIONß.                    
   * Sec. 58.  AS14.48.070(f) is amended to read:                            
	(f)  At least 60 days before the expiration of its ªANß                   
authorization to operate, the institution shall complete and file with         
the department ªCOMMISSIONß an application form for renewal                
[OF ITS AUTHORIZATION TO OPERATEß.  The renewal                                
application shall be reviewed and acted upon as provided for an                
original application.                                                          
   * Sec. 59.  AS14.48.070(g) is amended to read:                            
	(g)  An institution not yet in operation when its application                 
for authorization to operate is filed may not begin operation until            
receipt of authorization.  An institution in operation when its                
application for authorization to operate is filed may continue                 
operation until its application is acted upon by the department            
[COMMISSIONß.  The department ªCOMMISSIONß may issue                       
provisional authorization to operate, containing limitations as to time,       
procedures, functions, or other conditions as the department               
[COMMISSIONß considers necessary.                                              
   * Sec. 60.  AS14.48.080(a) is amended to read:                            
	(a)  A person desiring to solicit or perform the services of                  
an agent ª,ß in this state ª,ß shall apply to the department               
[COMMISSIONß upon forms provided by the  department                        
[COMMISSIONß.  The application must ªSHALLß be accompanied                 
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and must state the institution that the applicant intends to represent.        
An agent representing more than one institution must obtain a                  
separate agent's permit for each institution represented.  However,            
when an agent represents institutions having a common ownership,               
only one agent's permit is required.  If an institution that the               
applicant intends to represent does not have authorization to operate          
in this state, the application must ªSHALLß be accompanied by the          
information required of institutions making application for                    
authorization.  The application for an agent's permit must ªSHALLß         
also be accompanied by evidence of a surety bond or other deposit              
as required by AS14.48.100, and by payment of the required fees.               
   * Sec. 61.  AS14.48.080(c) is amended to read:                            
	(c)  Following review of the application and any further                      
information submitted by the applicant, and investigation of the               
applicant as the department ªCOMMISSIONß considers necessary,              
the department ªCOMMISSIONß shall either grant or deny an                  
agent's permit to the applicant.                                               
   * Sec. 62.  AS14.48.080(d) is amended to read:                            
	(d)  The agent's permit must be in a form approved by the                     
department ªCOMMISSIONß and must include                                   
		(1)  the date of issuance, effective date, and term;                         
		(2)  the correct name and address of the agent;                              
		(3)  the institution or institutions that the agent is                       
authorized to represent.                                                       
   * Sec. 63.  AS14.48.080(f) is amended to read:                            
	(f)  At least 60 days before the expiration of an agent's                     
permit, the agent shall complete and file with the department              
[COMMISSIONß an application form for renewal.  The renewal                     
application shall be reviewed and acted upon as provided for an                
original application.                                                          
   * Sec. 64.  AS14.48.090 is repealed and reenacted to read:                
	Sec. 14.48.090.  FEES.  The department shall adopt                            
regulations that establish the amount and manner of payment of fees            
for applications, authorizations, permits, and renewals under this             
chapter.                                                                       
   * Sec. 65.  AS14.48.100 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.100.  BONDS.  (a)  At the time application is                      
made for authorization to operate, or for renewal of an authorization          
to operate, the department ªCOMMISSIONß may require the                
postsecondary  educational  institution  to  file  a surety bond in the        
                                                                               

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amount determined by the department ªCOMMISSIONß.  The                     
amount shall be determined by the number of students the institution           
seeks to enroll.  The amount of the surety bond shall be reexamined            
by the department ªCOMMISSIONß upon each renewal of the                    
authorization to operate to determine if a larger or smaller bond              
would be appropriate to ensure adequate protection for the students            
or enrollees, ªORß their parents or guardians, or classes thereof.  The        
bond shall be executed by the applicant as principal and by a surety           
company qualified and authorized to do business in this state.  The          
bond ªANDß shall be conditioned to provide indemnification to any            
student or enrollee, ªORß the student's or enrollee's parent or                
guardian, or class thereof ª,ß determined to have suffered loss or             
damage as a result of a postsecondary educational institution's            
[ANß act or practice that ªWHICHß is a violation of this chapter           
[BY THE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONß and                             
that the bonding company shall pay a final nonappealable order of              
the department ªCOMMISSIONß or judgment of a court of this state           
having jurisdiction, upon receipt of written notification of the order         
or judgment.  The aggregate liability of the surety for the bond of            
the institution or agent involved in the order or judgment may not,            
in any event, exceed the amount of the bond.                                   
	(b)  An application for an agent's permit must ªSHALLß be                 
accompanied by a surety bond in the amount determined by the                   
department ªCOMMISSIONß to be necessary for the protection of              
the students or enrollees, ªORß their parents or guardians, or classes         
of these, or to reflect an institution's volume of business in the state.      
The bond shall be executed by the applicant as principal and by a              
surety company qualified and authorized to do business in this state.          
The bond shall be conditioned to provide indemnification to any                
student or enrollee, ªORß the student's or enrollee's parents or           
guardian, or class of these, determined to have suffered loss or               
damage as a result of an agent's act or practice that ªWHICHß is a     
violation of this chapter ªBY THE AGENTß.                                      
	(c)  The surety bond to be filed under this section must                  
[SHALLß cover the period of the authorization to operate or the                
agent's permit, as appropriate, except when a surety is released as            
provided in this subsection.  A surety on a bond filed under this              
section may be released from that bond after the surety serves                 
written notice of the release to the department ªCOMMISSIONß and           
to  the  bonded  agent  or  institution  45  days  before the  release.        
                                                                               

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However, the release does not discharge or otherwise affect a claim            
filed by a student or enrollee, ªORß a parent or guardian, or class            
thereof, before or after the release for loss or damage resulting from         
an act or practice that ªWHICHß is a violation of this chapter             
alleged to have occurred while the bond was in effect or for an                
institution's ceasing operations during the term for which tuition has         
been paid while the bond was in force.                                         
	(d)  Authorization for an institution to operate and an agent's               
permit shall be suspended by operation of law when the institution             
or agent is no longer covered by a surety bond as required by this             
section.  However, the department ªCOMMISSIONß shall give the              
institution or agent, or both, at least 30 days written notice before          
the release of the surety, ªTO THE EFFECTß that the authorization              
or permit shall be suspended by operation of law until another surety          
bond is filed in the same manner as, and in a like amount to, the              
bond being terminated.                                                         
	(e)  In lieu of the surety bond required in (a) and (b) of this               
section, the applicant may file with the department ªCOMMISSIONß           
a cash deposit or other negotiable security, acceptable to the                 
department ªCOMMISSIONß, in the amount specified for bonds.                
   * Sec. 66.  AS14.48.110 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.110.  DENIAL.  If the department                               
[COMMISSIONß, upon review of an application for authorization to               
operate ª,ß or an application for an agent's permit, determines that       
the application should be denied, the department ªCOMMISSIONß              
shall notify the applicant, setting out the reasons in writing.                
AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) governs the review of a                 
denial under this section.                                                     
   * Sec. 67.  AS14.48.120 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.120.  REVOCATION.  (a)  An authorization to                        
operate or an agent's permit may be revoked or conditioned if the              
department ªCOMMISSIONß has reasonable cause to believe that               
the holder of the authorization or permit is violating or has violated         
this chapter, ªORß AS45.50.471, ªORß regulations adopted under this    
chapter, or AS45.50.491.  Except as provided in (b) of this section,       
AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) governs the procedure for               
a revocation, review of a revocation, or other action under this               
section.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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	(b)  Authorization for an institution to operate, and a permit                
for an agent representing that institution, are revoked 30 days after          
the institution ceases to operate. The department ªCOMMISSIONß             
shall give the institution and the agent 15 days' written notice, by           
certified mail, sent return receipt requested, to the last addresses of        
the institution and agent.                                                     
	(c)  The institution and the agent may appeal a revocation                    
under (b) of this section by filing an appeal in writing with the              
department ªCOMMISSIONß within 30 days after the revocation."              
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 19, following line 12:                                                    
	Insert new bill sections to read:                                             
   "* Sec. 69.  AS14.48.130 is amended to read:                              
	Sec. 14.48.130.  COMPLAINTS.  (a)  A person claiming                          
damage or loss as a result of an act or practice by a postsecondary            
educational institution or its agent, or both, that ªWHICHß is a           
violation of this chapter or of the regulations adopted under this             
chapter may file with the department ªCOMMISSIONß a complaint              
against the institution or against its agent or both.  The complaint           
must state ªSHALL SET OUTß the alleged violation and must              
[SHALLß contain other information as may be required by the                    
department ªCOMMISSIONß.  A complaint may also be filed by the             
department ªCOMMISSIONß on its own motion or the attorney                  
general.  A complainant may file with the department                       
[COMMISSIONß as a representative of a class of complainants.                   
	(b)  The department ªCOMMISSIONß shall investigate the                    
complaint and may attempt to effect a settlement by persuasion and             
conciliation.  The department ªCOMMISSIONß may consider a                  
complaint after 30 days written notice by registered mail to the               
institution or agent, or both, giving notice of a time and place for           
hearing on the complaint.  The hearing shall be conducted in                   
accordance with AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act).                        
	(c)  If, upon the evidence at a hearing, the department                   
[COMMISSIONß finds that a postsecondary educational institution or             
its agent, or both, has engaged in, or is engaging in, an act or           
practice that ªWHICHß violates this chapter or the regulations             
adopted under this chapter, the department ªCOMMISSIONß shall          
serve  upon the institution or agent or both ª,ß an order requiring the        
                                                                               

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institution or agent or both to cease and desist from the act or               
practice.  If the department ªCOMMISSIONß finds that the                   
complainant, or class of complainants, has suffered loss or damage             
as a result of the act or practice, the department ªCOMMISSIONß            
may also award the complainant, or class of complainants, full or              
partial restitution for the damage or loss and may impose the                  
penalties provided for in AS14.48.190.  The department                     
[COMMISSIONß may also, based on its own investigation and the                  
evidence adduced at the hearing, begin an action to revoke an                  
institutions authorization to operate or an agents permit.                     
    * Sec. 70.  AS14.48.140 is amended to read:                              
	Sec. 14.48.140.  JUDICIAL REVIEW.  A final                                    
administrative order issued by the department ªCOMMISSIONß is              
subject to judicial review under AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure             
Act).                                                                          
   * Sec. 71.  AS14.48.150 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.150.  PRESERVATION OF RECORDS.  (a)  If                            
a postsecondary educational institution proposes to discontinue its            
operation, the chief administrative officer of the institution shall file      
with the department ªCOMMISSIONß the original or legible true              
copies of academic records of the institution as specified by the              
department ªCOMMISSIONß.  The records must include that                    
academic information customarily required by colleges when                     
considering students for transfer or advanced study and the academic           
record of each former student.                                                 
	(b)  If it appears to the department ªCOMMISSIONß that                    
records of an institution discontinuing its operations are in danger of        
being destroyed or otherwise made unavailable to the department            
[COMMISSIONß, the department ªCOMMISSIONß may seize the                    
records ª,ß under an order of the superior court.  The department          
[COMMISSIONß shall maintain a permanent file of records coming                 
into its possession under this section.                                        
   * Sec. 72.  AS14.48.180 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.180.  ENFORCEMENT:  INJUNCTION.  (a)                               
The attorney general at the request of the department                      
[COMMISSIONß or on motion of the attorney general, may bring an                
action or proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction for the              
enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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	(b)  When it appears to the department ªCOMMISSIONß                       
that a person is, is about to, or has violated a provision of this             
chapter or a regulation adopted under this chapter, the department         
[COMMISSIONß may, on its own motion or on the written                          
complaint of any person, file a petition for injunction in the name of         
the department ªCOMMISSIONß in a court of competent jurisdiction           
against the person for the purpose of enjoining the violation or for           
an order directing compliance with the provisions of this chapter.             
It is not necessary that the department ªCOMMISSIONß allege or             
prove that it has no adequate remedy at law.  The right of injunction          
provided in this section is in addition to other legal remedies                
available to the department ªCOMMISSIONß and is in addition to             
the right of criminal prosecution.  However, the department                
[COMMISSIONß may not obtain a temporary restraining order                      
without notice to the person affected.                                         
   * Sec. 73.  AS14.48.190 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.190.  VIOLATIONS: CIVIL PENALTY.  A                                
person who violates the provisions of AS14.48.020, or who fails or             
refuses to deposit with the department ªCOMMISSIONERß the                  
records required by AS14.48.150, is subject to a civil penalty of not      
more than $1,000 for each violation.  Each days failure to comply              
with the provisions of AS14.48.020 and 14.48.150 constitutes a                 
separate violation.  The fine may be imposed by the department             
[COMMISSIONß in an administrative proceeding or by a court of                  
competent jurisdiction.                                                        
   * Sec. 74.  AS14.48.200 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 14.48.200.  CRIMINAL VIOLATION.  A person who                            
wilfully violates the provisions of AS14.48.020 or who wilfully fails          
or refuses to deposit with the department ªCOMMISSIONß the                 
records required by AS14.48.150 is guilty of a misdemeanor and,                
upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or            
by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.  Each                
days failure to comply is a separate violation.                                
   * Sec. 75.  AS14.48.210(2) is amended to read:                            
		(2)  "agents permit" means a nontransferable written                         
authorization issued to a natural person by the department that            
[COMMISSION WHICHß allows that person to solicit or enroll a                   
resident of the state for education in a postsecondary educational             
institution;                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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   * Sec. 76.  AS14.48.210(3) is amended to read:                            
		(3) "authorization to operate" means approval of the                         
department ªCOMMISSIONß to operate or to contract to operate a             
postsecondary educational institution in the state;                            
   * Sec. 77.  AS16.43.340(a) is amended to read:                            
	(a)  In addition to entry permits and interim-use permits, the                
commission may issue educational entry permits to public, private,             
or denominational educational institutions, career, or vocational            
programs accredited or authorized by the Department of Education         
[OR ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS, CAREER, OR VOCATIONAL                             
PROGRAMS APPROVED BY THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON                                  
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONß, or full-time nonprofit residential                   
child care facilities licensed by the Department of Health and Social          
Services, division of social services, if                                      
		(1)  the program is offered to students at the junior                        
high school level or above;                                                    
		(2)  the issuance of an educational entry permit is                          
reasonably necessary to the instruction of students under courses              
offered by the applicant for the educational entry permit;                     
		(3)  the program is offered by an institution that is                        
located in the state and has been in operation for at least two years;         
and                                                                            
		(4) the institution offering the program is not a                            
correspondence institution."                                                   
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 20, lines 4 and 5:                                                        
	Delete "Commission on Postsecondary Education                                 
(AS14.48.035) ª(AS14.42.015)ß"                                             
	Insert "Student Loan Corporation ªCOMMISSION ON                           
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (AS14.42.015)ß"                                        
                                                                               
Page 21, following line 5:                                                     
	Insert a new bill section to read:                                            
   "* Sec. 84.  AS44.62.330(43) is amended to read:                          
		(43)  Department of Education ªALASKA                                    
COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONß under                                   
AS14.48 as to denial of applications and revocation of                         
authorizations and permits;"                                                   
                                                                               

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Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 21, line 13:                                                              
	Delete "sec. 46"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 64"                                                              
                                                                               
Page 22, line 3:                                                               
	Delete "sec. 58"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 89"                                                              
                                                                               
Page 22, line 9:                                                               
	Delete "sec. 58"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 89"                                                              
                                                                               
Page 22, line 28:                                                              
	Delete "Section 56(c)"                                                        
	Insert "Section 87(c)"                                                        
                                                                               
Page 22, line 29:                                                              
	Delete "sec. 57"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 88"                                                              
                                                                               
Senator Salo moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.  Senator               
Green objected.                                                                
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 301(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 2                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, R.Phillips,             
Salo, Zharoff                                                                  
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, Rieger,            
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                                       
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN)                      
am An Act relating to postsecondary education; and providing for               
an effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
CSSB 301(FIN) am                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Dates                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman,                   
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor,              
Torgerson                                                                      
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Zharoff                                           
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am passed the                          
Senate.                                                                        
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clauses.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                           
                                                                               
Senator Salo gave notice of reconsideration.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                     THIRD READING OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                     
                                                                               
SJR 31                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                  
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31(FIN) Proposing an                               
amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to               
voter approval of amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act affecting             
an interest of the State of Alaska under that Act, be held to the              
April 24 calendar.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                      

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                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award Winners                               
Representative(s) Brice                                                        
Senator(s) Miller, Sharp, Frank, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman,              
Taylor, Kelly, Pearce                                                          
                                                                               
Honoring - Paul McIntosh                                                       
Senator(s) Taylor, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman, Kelly, Pearce              
Representative(s) Williams                                                     
                                                                               
Honoring - Dr. Barbara Ensor Mishler                                           
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman, Rieger,            
Taylor, Kelly, Pearce                                                          
Representative(s) Ogan                                                         
                                                                               
Honoring - The David Clayton Family, 1995 Independent and                      
Distance Educators of Alaska, Family of the Year                               
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Miller, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman,            
Taylor, Kelly, Pearce                                                          
Representative(s) Ogan                                                         
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Nellie G. Jackson                                                
Representative(s) B. Davis                                                     
Senator(s) Kelly, Donley, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Taylor, Pearce             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Joshua Fuchs                                                     
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Donley, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman,            
Taylor, Kelly, Pearce, R. Phillips                                             
Representative(s) Ogan                                                         
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Clara Louise King                                                
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Donley, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman,            
Taylor, Kelly, Pearce                                                          
Representative(s) Ogan                                                         
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Lillian Anderson Eckert                                          
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Donley, Zharoff, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman,            
Taylor, Kelly                                                                  
Representative(s) Ogan                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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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.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
HB 212                                                                       
The reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                         
NO. 212(RES) An Act relating to the management and sale of state               
timber and relating to the administration of forest land and                   
classification of state land was not taken up this legislative day and         
the bill was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
SB 229                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C) 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 was engrossed, signed by the               
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                       
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
SB 310                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(STA) An Act making corrective                       
amendments to the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor                
of statutes; and providing for an effective date was engrossed,                
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House             
for consideration.                                                             
                                                                               
HB 212                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(RES) An Act                            
relating to the management and sale of state timber and relating to            
the administration of forest land and classification of state land was         
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the           
House for consideration.                                                       

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                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 24, 1996.  Without                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 3:30 p.m.                                   
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                            April 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                              
APR 24                         WEDNESDAY  1:30 PM                              
	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
APR 26                          FRIDAY  1:30 PM                                
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                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
APR 23                          TUESDAY  8:30 AM                               
	SB 283DOCUMENT FILING, INDEXING, & RECORDING                                 
	HB 466ADAK REUSE AUTHORITY                                                   
	SB 275STATE PROCUREMENT PRACTICES & PROCEDURES                               
	SB 284FOUR DAM POOL & POWER DEVELOPMENT FUND                                 
	SB 215OMNIBUS STATE AGENCY OPERATIONS & PROGRAM                              
	SB 216OMNIBUS STATE FEES & COST ASSESSMENTS                                  
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
APR 23                          TUESDAY  4:15 PM                               
	CONTINUATION OF MORNING MEETING                                              
                                                                               
APR 24                         WEDNESDAY  9:00 AM                              
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
APR 25                         THURSDAY  9:00 AM                               
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                     
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
APR 24                         WEDNESDAY  9:00 AM                              
+	CONFIRMATION OF GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENTS:                                    
	STATE MEDICAL BOARD                                                          
+	HCR 27TEEN PREGNANCY EDUCATION                                              
+	HB 515USE OF YOUTH SERVICES GRANTS                                          
+	HB 393MANAGED CARE PROGRAM FOR MEDICAID                                     
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
APR 26                          FRIDAY  9:00 AM                                
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
APR 24                         WEDNESDAY  1:30 PM                              
+	HB 110CONFIDENTIALITY OF MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS                              
+	SB 324CIVIL ARBITRATION AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES                                
+	HB 295PROPERTY HELD BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES                             
+	HB  90CONVENING LEGISLATURE AFTER GOV ELECTION                              
                                                                               
APR 26                          FRIDAY  1:30 PM                                
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
APR 23                          TUESDAY  3:40 PM                               
	-- TIME CHANGE --                                                            
	GOVERNOR'S CONFIRMATIONS                                                     
	SB 323INVESTMENTS BY FIDUCIARIES                                             
	HB 533ALASKA AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORP. BOARD                               
	HB 436MOBILE HOME DEALERS & TITLES                                           
	<UNIFORM RULE 23 WAIVED>                                                     
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
APR 25                         THURSDAY  1:30 PM                               
	SB 179REGULATION OF ESCROW ACCOUNTS                                          
	HB 434UNCLAIMED PROPERTY                                                     
	SB 273NATIVE HANDICRAFTS & INSTATE PRODUCTS                                  
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                  RESOURCES                                  
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
APR 24                         WEDNESDAY  3:30 PM                              
+	HB 394SHALLOW NATURAL GAS LEASING                                           
+	CONFIRMATION HEARING:                                                       
	DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                          
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
APR 26                          FRIDAY  3:30 PM                                
+	BOARD OF FISH CONFIRMATION HEARINGS                                         
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
APR 27                         SATURDAY  3:30 PM                               
	-- TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED --                                                   
+	CONTINUATION OF BOARD OF FISH CONFIRMATION                                  
	HEARINGS (IF NECESSARY)                                                      
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                                    RULES                                    
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
APR 24                         WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM                              
	-- RESCHEDULED FROM 04/23/96 --                                              
	SB  43ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS                                  
	SB  98PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT                                            
	SB 264LIMIT SUSPENDED IMPOSITION OF SENTENCE                                 
	SB 283DOCUMENT FILING, INDEXING, & RECORDING                                 
	SB 284FOUR DAM POOL & POWER DEVELOPMENT FUND                                 
	SB 303MANAGEMENT OF CONSTIT BUDGET RESERVE FUND                              
	SB 304ELIGIBILITY FOR LONGEVITY BONUS                                        
	SB 322DISTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL FOREST INCOME                                 
	HB  60IMPAIRMENT RATING GUIDES FOR WORKERS COMP                              
	HB 465TEACHERS/ADMINISTRATORS/COLL. BARGAINING                               
	HB 158CIVIL LIABILITY                                                        
	<BILL POSTPONED>                                                             
	SB 141LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                                                     
	<BILL POSTPONED>                                                             
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
APR 23                          TUESDAY  3:40 PM                               
	-- TIME CHANGE --                                                            
	HB 364ELECTION CRIMES; INTERFERENCE W/VOTING                                 
	HB 384PIONEERS' HOME - INABILITY TO PAY                                      
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED                                                   
                                                                               

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                           STATE AFFAIRS CONTINUED                           
APR 25                         THURSDAY  3:30 PM                               
	HB  63DOG MUSHING VANITY PLATES                                              
	HB 249MCGRATH KUSKOKWIM RIVER ICE CLASSIC                                    
	HB 359APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR BDS & COMM'NS                                  
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED                                                   
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                                TRANSPORTATION                               
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
APR 23                          TUESDAY  3:40 PM                               
	-- TIME CHANGE --                                                            
	HB 526AIDEA OPERATIONS/PROJECTS/LOANS                                        
+	CONFIRMATION HEARING - BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS                               
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
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	HB 517MOTOR VEHICLES: REGULATION & INSURANCE                                 
	HJR 65FAA REGULATIONS ON CREW FLIGHT TIME                                    
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                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
APR 23                          TUESDAY  5:30 PM                               
	HB 412APPROPRIATIONS: OPERATING BUDGET                                       
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                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
APR 23                          TUESDAY  5:30 PM                               
	HB 413APPROPRIATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH                                       
                                                                               
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APR 23                          TUESDAY 12:15 PM                               
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