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1996-05-04 Senate Journal

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1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3903
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                    NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                    
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                      Saturday                                   
                                                                               
                           One Hundred Eighteenth Day                          
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Pearce at 9:28 a.m.                                                            
                                                                               
The roll showed eleven members present.  Senator Adams was                     
excused from a call of the Senate.  Senators Donley, Ellis, Frank,             
Kelly, Lincoln, Miller, Rieger, Taylor were absent.                            
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Torgerson.  Senator            
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                   
spread.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
Lord, we give thanks to be a part of this body                                
today.  We ask Your blessing as we strive to serve                             
the needs of the people of this great state.                                   
                                                                               
Help us Lord, to be patient and listen, so that we                            
hear the words that will allow us to make good                                 
decisions.  Help us Lord, to be clear of vision and                            
see all sides, so that we can recognize the best path.                         
                                                                               
Help us to be wise, to deliberate the issues with                             
reason and care, so that the business of the people                            
is correct and proper.  And Lord, help us to                                   
remember that You guide and govern everything                                  
with love; and help us to act in accordance with                               
Your will, in Jesus name,                     Amen.                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Torgerson led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                  
                                                                               
The presence of Senators Miller, Ellis, Taylor was noted.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
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                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal             
for the one hundred seventeenth legislative day be approved as                 
certified by the Secretary.  Without objection, it was so ordered.             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
HB 104                                                                       
Message of May 3 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                              
HOUSE BILL NO. 104 (JUD) am, thus adopting:                                    
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                  
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 104(FIN)                                         
An Act relating to disclosures of information about                           
certain minors.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 272                                                                       
Message of May 3 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendments to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 272(FIN), thus                      
adopting:                                                                      
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
272(FIN) am S                                                                  
An Act relating to municipal taxation of motor                                
vehicles; and providing for an effective date.                                 
                                                                               
HB 341                                                                       
Message of May 3 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 341(FIN), thus                       
adopting:                                                                      
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 341(FIN)                                   
An Act relating to administrative adjudication and judicial appeals            
and to the informal resolution of certain factual disputes between             
taxpayers and the Department of Revenue; establishing the office of            
tax appeals as a quasi-judicial agency in the Department of                    
Administration; revising the procedures for hearing certain tax                
appeals, including appeals regarding seafood marketing assessments;            
relating  to  consideration and determination by the superior court of         

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HB 341                                                                       
disputes involving certain taxes and penalties due, and amending               
provisions relating to the assessment, levy, and collection of taxes           
and penalties by the state and to the tax liability of taxpayers;              
providing for the release of agency records relating to formal                 
administrative tax appeals; relating to litigation disclosure of public        
records; clarifying administrative subpoena power in certain tax               
matters; and providing for an effective date.                                  
                                                                               
HB 393                                                                       
Message of May 3 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 393(FIN), thus                       
adopting:                                                                      
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
393(HES)                                                                       
An Act relating to managed care for recipients of                             
medical assistance; and providing for an effective                             
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
SB 112                                                                       
Message of May 3 was read, stating the House passed and returned               
for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(RES) with the                     
following amendment:                                                           
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                           
112(FIN)                                                                       
An Act establishing a discovery royalty credit for                            
the lessees of state land drilling exploratory wells                           
and making the first discovery of oil or gas in an                             
oil or gas pool in the Cook Inlet sedimentary                                  
basin.                                                                         
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendment.                                                                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford called the Senate.  Senator Halford lifted the call.           
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendment to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(RES)?  The roll                        
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               

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SB 112                                                                       
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 112(FIN)                                                              
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
amendment to CSSB 112(RES)?                                                    
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  5                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Duncan, Ellis, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Leman, Miller,                  
Pearce, R.Phillips, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                    
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
Absent:  Donley, Frank, Kelly, Lincoln, Rieger                                 
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting             
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(FIN) An Act                            
establishing a discovery royalty credit for the lessees of state land          
drilling exploratory wells and making the first discovery of oil or gas        
in an oil or gas pool in the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin.                     
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
SB 263                                                                       
Message of May 2 was read, stating the House passed CS FOR                     
SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD) with the following amendment:                         
                                                                               
Page 3, line 25, following AS 45.50.900(a)(2):                                 
	Insert ;                                                                      
		(3) contracts between copyright owners, or                                   
performing rights societies, and software publishers                           
                                                                               
and so,                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD) am H                                          
An Act relating to copyright licensing and                                    
royalties; and providing for an effective date.                                
                                                                               
is returned for consideration.                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
HB 48                                                                        
Zero fiscal notes for the Judiciary Committee Substitute for CS FOR            
HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD) An Act relating to motorcycle helmets                   
published today from Department of Public Safety (2), Department               
of Transportation and Public Facilities, Department of Law.                    
                                                                               
HB 450                                                                       
Fiscal note for CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 450(FIN) An Act                          
relating to trademarks; and providing for an effective date published          
today from Department of Commerce and Economic Development.                    
                                                                               
HJR 61                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                          
NO. 61 Opposing the proposed changes in the functions of the                   
federal Office of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage.  Signing to                   
calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce, Duncan, Sharp,               
Salo.                                                                          
                                                                               
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                         
                                                                               
HB 48                                                                        
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
48(JUD) An Act relating to motorcycle helmets.  Signing to                     
calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce, Sharp, Salo.                 
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 359                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
359(JUD) am An Act relating to the appointment and confirmation                
process for members of certain boards, commissions, and similar                
bodies; relating to terms of certain appointees; and providing for an          
effective date.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators          
Pearce, Sharp.  Signing no recommendation: Senator Duncan.                     
Signing under other recommendations: Senator Salo.                             
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 478                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 478 An Act                       
allowing licensed real estate brokers, associate real estate brokers,          
and real estate salespersons to prepare certain documents; and                 
providing for an effective date.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller,         
Chair, Senators Duncan, Pearce, Sharp.                                         
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 490                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 490 An Act                       
relating to grants and other financial assistance authorized or made           
by the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation for the BIDCO                  
assistance program.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair,               
Senators Pearce, Duncan.  Signing no recommendation: Senator                   
Sharp.  Signing under other recommendations: Senator Salo.                     
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 493                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
493(JUD) am An Act relating to treatment for alcoholism or drug                
abuse.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce,           
Duncan, Salo.                                                                  
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                   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 9:45 a.m.                                                          
                                                                               
                                AFTER RECESS                                 
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 5:38 p.m.                                             
                                                                               
President Pearce called the Senate.  The call was satisfied.                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS CONTINUED                    
                                                                               
SB 216                                                                       
Forthcoming fiscal note for CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                             
216(FIN)(title am) An Act relating to fees, assessments, and costs             
for certain functions of state or municipal government including               
hearing costs related to the real estate surety fund, fees for                 
authorization to operate a postsecondary educational institution or for        
an agent's permit to perform services for a postsecondary educational          
institution, fees of the state Commission on Human Rights,                     
administrative fees for self-insurers in workers' compensation, fees           
relating to applications for exploration incentive credits, charges to         
prisoners, marine and harbor facility use fees, business license fees,         
fees for training relating to management of hazardous substances and           
emergency management response, fees for regulation of pesticides               
and broadcast chemicals; and subdivision plans for sewage waste                
disposal or treatment; relating to a fuel tax exemption; and providing         
for an effective date published today from Department of                       
Environmental Conservation.                                                    
                                                                               
HJR 47                                                                       
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                      
RESOLUTION NO. 47(STA) Supporting continued funding of the                     
Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.  Signing do               
pass: Senator Sharp, Chair, Senators Duncan, Phillips, Leman,                  
Donley.                                                                        
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal note.                                               
                                                                               
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                            
                                                                               
HB 2                                                                         
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
2(FIN) 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 and recommended it be replaced with                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 2                                                                         
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
2(JUD)                                                                         
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Taylor, Chair, Senators Ellis, Green, Miller.         
                                                                               
Previous House fiscal note.                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
HB 73                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                       
BILL NO. 73(L&C) An Act relating to licensure of manicurists                   
and recommended it be replaced with                                            
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
73(L&C)                                                                        
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Kelly, Chair, Senator Salo.  Signing no               
recommendation: Senators Miller, Torgerson.                                    
                                                                               
Previous House fiscal note and zero fiscal note apply to the Senate            
Committee Substitute.                                                          
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                
                                                                               
HB 284                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
284(FIN) An Act relating to the Alaska Commercial Fishing and                  
Agriculture Bank and recommended it be replaced with                           
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
284(FIN)                                                                       
	(forthcoming)                                                                 
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Halford, Cochair, Senator Zharoff.  Signing           
no recommendation: Senators Rieger, Sharp, Phillips.                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 284                                                                       
Previous House zero fiscal notes apply to the Senate Committee                 
Substitute.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 307                                                                       
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                       
BILL NO. 307(FIN) An Act relating to accounting for charitable                 
gaming proceeds; providing that a political use is not an authorized           
use of charitable gaming proceeds; prohibiting the contribution of             
charitable gaming proceeds to candidates for certain public offices,           
their campaign organizations, or to political groups; providing that a         
political group is not a qualified organization for purposes of                
charitable gaming; and providing for an effective date.  Signing do            
pass: Senator Kelly, Chair, Senators Miller, Torgerson.  Signing no            
recommendation: Senator Salo.                                                  
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal note.                                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 312                                                                       
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                   
312(RES) am An Act extending the date for a review of and a                    
report on the current law regarding subsistence use of fish and game           
and delaying the repeal of the current law regarding subsistence use           
of fish and game; and providing for an effective date.  Signing do             
pass: Senator Sharp, Chair, Senators Leman, Phillips, Donley,                  
Duncan.                                                                        
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note published today from the Senate State Affairs                 
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 342                                                                       
The Resources Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
342(RES) am An Act relating to water quality and recommended                   
it be replaced with                                                            
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
342(RES)                                                                       
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Leman, Chair.  Signing no                             
recommendation: Senators Taylor, Halford, Frank, Lincoln.                      
                                                                               
Fiscal note for the Senate Committee Substitute published today from           
Department of Environmental Conservation.                                      
                                                                               
President Pearce added a Finance Committee referral to the bill.               
                                                                               
Senator Halford, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the             
Finance Committee referral be waived on the bill.  Senator Duncan              
objected.                                                                      
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Finance Committee referral be                    
waived?  The roll was taken with the following result:                         
                                                                               
CSHB 342(RES) am                                                               
Waive from Finance Committee?                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the Finance Committee referral was waived and the bill was             
referred to the Rules Committee.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 372                                                                       
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
372(L&C) am An Act relating to the authority of the Alcoholic                  
Beverage Control Board to exempt certain restaurant or eating place            
licenses from requirements relating to operation of a restaurant and           
to food sales; and providing for an effective date and recommended             
it be replaced with                                                            
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
372(JUD), entitled:                                                            
An Act relating to a restaurant or eating place                               
license; relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Control                            
Board; and providing for an effective date.                                    
(title change authorized by SCR 34)                                           
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Taylor, Chair, Senator Miller.  Signing no            
recommendation: Senators Ellis, Green.                                         
                                                                               
Fiscal note information forthcoming.                                           
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 401                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
401(RES) An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of revenue                   
bonds to fund public wastewater systems, nonpoint source water                 
pollution control projects, including solid waste management systems,          
and estuary conservation and management projects; authorizing the              
use of the Alaska clean water fund to pay and secure the bonds and             
to pay costs related to issuance and administration of the bonds;              
authorizing certain measures to secure payment of the bonds; and               
amending Rule 3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.  Signing do                  
pass: Senator Halford, Cochair.  Signing no recommendation: Senator            
Frank, Cochair, Senators Donley, Zharoff, Rieger, Phillips, Sharp.             
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal notes.                                              
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 433                                                                       
The Judiciary Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
433(JUD) am An Act relating to an exemption to the unauthorized                
publication or use of communications and the prohibition against               
eavesdropping for certain law enforcement activities.  Signing do              
pass: Senator Taylor, Chair, Senators Green, Miller.  Signing no               
recommendation: Senator Ellis.                                                 
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal notes.                                              
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HJR 66                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                          
NO. 66 am Relating to opposing the American Heritage Areas                     
Program.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senator Pearce.          
Signing no recommendation: Senators Duncan, Salo.                              
                                                                               
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                         
                                                                               
HB 198                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
198(STA) An Act relating to absences from the state for purposes               
of eligibility for permanent fund dividends to care for a terminally           
ill parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; to care for a parent,        
spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild with a critical life-threatening          
illness whose treatment plan, as recommended by the attending                  
physician, requires travel outside the state for treatment at a medical        
specialty complex; and to settle the estate of a deceased parent,              
spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; and providing for an effective           
date.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce,            
Duncan, Salo.                                                                  
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 394                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
394(FIN) am An Act authorizing shallow natural gas leasing from                
sources within 3,000 feet of the surface; relating to regulation of            
natural gas exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of              
discharge prevention and contingency plans and compliance with                 
financial responsibility requirements; addressing the relationship             
between shallow natural gas and other natural resources; and adding,           
in the exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal           
of waste produced from drilling, a reference to shallow natural gas.           
Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senator Pearce.  Signing           
under other recommendations: Senators Duncan, Salo.                            
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 436                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
436(TRA) An Act relating to purchase and sale of mobile homes                  
by mobile home dealers; to mobile home titles; and providing for an            
effective date.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senator           
Pearce.  Signing under other recommendations: Senators Duncan,                 
Salo.                                                                          
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 543                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
543(FIN)(title am) An Act establishing the procedures and                      
conditions for lessees of land leases at state airport and air                 
navigational facilities, including leases in holdover status to receive        
a new lease of the same land or an extended term of the existing               
lease; and relating to the title and ownership, and the sale, removal,         
and other disposition, of permanent improvements made to a                     
leasehold under an airport or air navigational facility lease.  Signing        
to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce, Duncan, Salo.             
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 550                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 550 An Act                       
relating to investments by fiduciaries; and providing for an effective         
date.  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce,            
Duncan, Salo.                                                                  
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS                          
                                                                               
HB 93                                                                        
                                                           May 4, 1996         
                                                                               
Madam President:                                                               
Madam Speaker:                                                                 
                                                                               
The Conference Committee considering SENATE CS FOR HOUSE                       
BILL NO. 93(HES) and HOUSE BILL NO. 93 am An Act relating                      
to the duty-free mealtime for teachers in certain school facilities            
respectfully requests limited powers of free conference on the                 
following specific point:                                                      
                                                                               
Duty free meal time in Section 1 of SENATE CS FOR HOUSE                        
BILL NO. 93(HES).                                                              
                                                                               
Signing the report: Senator Green, Chair, Senator Miller,                      
Representative James, Chair, Representative Mulder                             
                                                                               
President Pearce granted the Senate members limited powers of free             
conference as requested.                                                       
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
SCR 8                                                                        
The following report was received and distributed at 2:00 p.m., May            
4, 1996.                                                                       
                                                           May 4, 1996         
                                                                               
Madam President:                                                               
Madam Speaker:                                                                 
                                                                               

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SCR 8                                                                        
The CONFERENCE COMMITTEE considered CS FOR SENATE                              
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8(RLS) Approving in part the                         
revised open meetings guidelines proposed by the Select Committee              
on Legislative Ethics, and CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                            
RESOLUTION NO. 8(RLS) am H Approving the revised open                          
meetings guidelines proposed by the Select Committee on Legislative            
Ethics, and recommends                                                         
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                           
RESOLUTION NO. 8(RLS)                                                          
Approving in part the revised open meetings                                   
guidelines proposed by the Select Committee on                                 
Legislative Ethics.                                                            
                                                                               
be adopted.                                                                    
                                                                               
Signing the report:  Senator Rieger, Chair, Senator Donley,                    
Representative G. Davis, Chair, Representative Mackie                          
                                                                               
Senate fiscal notes apply to the Conference Committee Substitute.              
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate adopt the Conference                     
Committee Report on CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE                                   
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8.                                                   
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE                             
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8 pass the Senate?  The roll                         
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SCR 8                                                                        
                                                                               
CCS SCR 8                                                                      
Shall the Senate adopt the Conference                                          
Committee Report?                                                              
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                      
                                                                               
Nays:  Taylor                                                                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
Zharoff changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                           
                                                                               
and so, the Senate passed CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE                             
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8 Approving in part the revised                      
open meetings guidelines proposed by the Select Committee on                   
Legislative Ethics.                                                            
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
return to Messages from the House.  Without objection, it was so               
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
Message of May 4 was read, stating the House passed and                        
transmitted for consideration:                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                  FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS                 
                                                                               
HB 136                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am(efd fld) BY THE HOUSE                        
FINANCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 136                                                                       
An Act relating to the establishment and operation                            
of the Alaska Railroad Commission to determine                                 
whether sale of the Alaska Railroad is in the best                             
interest of the state.                                                         
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                   
                                                                               
HB 407                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 407(L&C) BY THE HOUSE LABOR                              
AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                              
                                                                               
An Act relating to discrimination by certain                                  
insurers against a person with a genetic defect.                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services Committee.                                                     
                                                                               
HB 414                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 414(JUD) BY THE HOUSE                                    
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
An Act requiring mediation in a civil action against                          
an architect, engineer, or land surveyor; amending                             
Rule 100, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and                                 
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                         INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF                        
                              SENATE RESOLUTIONS                              
                                                                               
SCR 34                                                                       
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 BY THE                                     
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE,                                                    
                                                                               
Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and                                
42(e) of the Alaska State Legislature concerning                               
House Bill No. 372, relating to liquor licenses.                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                   

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                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 48                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD) An Act relating to motorcycle                    
helmets 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. 48(JUD) was read the third time.                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD)                        
An Act relating to motorcycle helmets pass the Senate?  The roll               
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSHB 48(JUD)                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman,             
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Salo, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff          
                                                                               
Nays:  Halford, Rieger, Sharp                                                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
Rieger changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                            
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD) passed the Senate.                       
                                                                               
Senator Leman gave notice of reconsideration.                                  
                                                                               
HB 198                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) An Act relating to absences                     
from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund                  
dividends to care for a terminally ill parent, spouse, sibling, child, or      
stepchild; to care for a parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild          
with a critical life-threatening illness whose treatment plan, as              
recommended by the attending physician, requires travel outside the            
state for treatment at a medical specialty complex; and to settle the          
estate of a deceased parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; and         
providing for an effective date was read the second time.                      

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HB 198                                                                       
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. 198(STA) was read the third time.                        
                                                                               
Senators Kelly, Duncan, Lincoln, Zharoff, Ellis, Taylor moved and              
asked unanimous consent that they be shown as cross sponsors on                
the bill.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                               
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA)                       
An Act relating to absences from the state for purposes of eligibility         
for permanent fund dividends to care for a terminally ill parent,              
spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; to care for a parent, spouse,            
sibling, child, or stepchild with a critical life-threatening illness          
whose treatment plan, as recommended by the attending physician,               
requires travel outside the state for treatment at a medical specialty         
complex; and to settle the estate of a deceased parent, spouse,                
sibling, child, or stepchild; and providing for an effective date pass         
the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                     
                                                                               
CSHB 198(STA)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman,                    
Lincoln, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Nays:  Green, Halford, Miller, Pearce, Sharp                                   
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(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, the effective date clause was                 
adopted.                                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Halford gave notice of reconsideration.                                
                                                                               

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HB 359                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(JUD) am An Act relating to the                       
appointment and confirmation process for members of certain boards,            
commissions, and similar bodies; relating to terms of certain                  
appointees; and providing for an effective date was read the second            
time.                                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the Labor and Commerce Senate Committee Substitute offered on               
page 3192.  Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                      
BILL NO. 359(L&C) was adopted and read the second time.                        
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(L&C) was read                          
the third time.                                                                
                                                                               
The question being: Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                           
BILL NO. 359(L&C) An Act relating to the appointment and                       
confirmation process for members of certain boards, commissions,               
and similar bodies; relating to terms of certain appointees; and               
providing for an effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was                 
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 359(L&C)                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman,                    
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor,              
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Green, Halford                                                          
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(L&C)                           
passed the Senate.                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 359                                                                       
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.                                     
                                                                               
HB 394                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(FIN) am An Act authorizing                           
shallow natural gas leasing from sources within 3,000 feet of the              
surface; relating to regulation of natural gas exploration facilities for      
purposes of preparation of discharge prevention and contingency                
plans and compliance with financial responsibility requirements;               
addressing the relationship between shallow natural gas and other              
natural resources; and adding, in the exemption from obtaining a               
waste disposal permit for disposal of waste produced from drilling,            
a reference to shallow natural gas was read the second time.                   
                                                                               
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the Resources Senate Committee Substitute offered on page 3659.             
Senator Duncan objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being             
no further objections, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                         
NO. 394(RES) was adopted and read the second time.                             
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Senator Ellis objected.                                              
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 394(RES)                                                              
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               

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HB 394                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(RES) will                              
appear on the May 5 calendar.                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
                       RECONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 285                                                                       
Senator Halford requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                   
SENATE BILL NO. 285(FIN) am An Act relating to management                      
of discrete salmon stocks and to a salmon management assessment                
be taken up.                                                                   
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 285(FIN) am was before the Senate on                    
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                      
NO. 285(FIN) am An Act relating to management of discrete                      
salmon stocks and to a salmon management assessment pass the                   
Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                         
                                                                               
CSSB 285(FIN) am                                                               
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Miller, Pearce,            
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp                                                      
                                                                               
Nays:  Duncan, Hoffman, Leman, Lincoln, Salo, Taylor, Torgerson,               
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 285(FIN) am passed the                          
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                
engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                   SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS CONTINUED                   
                                                                               
HB 436                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 436(TRA) An Act relating to purchase                     
and sale of mobile homes by mobile home dealers; to mobile home                
titles; 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.  Senator Salo           
objected.                                                                      
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSHB 436(TRA)                                                                  
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 436(TRA) will appear on the May 5                        
calendar.                                                                      
                                                                               
HB 478                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that HOUSE                   
BILL NO. 478 An Act allowing licensed real estate brokers,                     
associate real estate brokers, and real estate salespersons to prepare         
certain documents; and providing for an effective date be placed at            
the bottom of today's calendar.  Without objection, it was so                  
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
HB 490                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 490 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 second time.                                                               

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HB 490                                                                       
Senator Sharp moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on page               
3812.  Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
490(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.                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 490(STA) was read the third                       
time.                                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that he be shown               
as a cross sponsor on the bill.  Without objection, it was so ordered.         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
490(STA) An Act relating to grants and other financial assistance              
authorized or made by the Alaska Science and Technology                        
Foundation for the BIDCO assistance program pass the Senate?                   
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
SCS HB 490(STA)                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 490(STA) passed the                       
Senate.                                                                        
                                                                               
Senator Green gave notice of reconsideration.                                  
                                                                               
HB 493                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(JUD) am An Act relating to                           
treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse was read the second time.               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 493                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent for the                      
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page            
3688.  Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection.  There             
being no further objections, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                        
BILL NO. 493(FIN) was adopted and read the second time.                        
                                                                               
Senator Rieger offered Amendment No. 1:                                        
                                                                               
Page 8, line 17, after who:                                                    
	Delete  wilfully                                                              
	Insert   knowingly                                                            
                                                                               
Senator Rieger moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Senator Ellis objected.                                              
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 493(FIN) am S                                                         
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(FIN) am S will                         
appear on the May 5 calendar.                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 543                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN)(title am) An Act establishing                   
the procedures and conditions for lessees of land leases at state              
airport and air navigational facilities, including leases in holdover          
status to receive a new lease of the same land or an extended term             
of the existing lease; and relating to the title and ownership, and the        
sale, removal, and other disposition, of permanent improvements                
made to a leasehold under an airport or air navigational facility              
lease was read the second time.                                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
placed at the bottom of today's calendar.  Without objection, it was           
so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 550                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 550 An Act relating to investments by                           
fiduciaries; 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.                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 550 was read the third time.                                    
                                                                               
The question being: Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 550 An Act relating                   
to investments by fiduciaries; and providing for an effective date             
pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                
                                                                               
HB 550                                                                         
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 550 passed the Senate.                                  
                                                                               

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HB 550                                                                       
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.               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS                        
                                                                               
SB 152                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                  
SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) An Act relating to geographic                         
differentials for the salaries of certain state employees who are not          
members of a collective bargaining unit; relating to periodic salary           
surveys and preparation of an annual pay schedule regarding certain            
state employees; relating to certain state aid calculations based on           
geographic differentials for state employee salaries; and providing for        
an effective date be placed at the bottom of today's calendar.                 
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        SENATE BILLS IN THIRD READING                        
                                                                               
SB 64                                                                        
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                  
SENATE BILL NO. 64(FIN) am An Act relating to the sale of the                  
Alaska Railroad; and providing for an effective date which had been            
held on reconsideration (page 3890) be returned to the Rules                   
Committee.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                         THIRD READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 447                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES) An Act relating to                              
traditional means of access for traditional outdoor uses and to the            
classification and the sale, lease, or other disposal of state land,           
water, or land and water was read the third time.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 447                                                                       
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES)                       
An Act relating to traditional means of access for traditional                 
outdoor uses and to the classification and the sale, lease, or other           
disposal of state land, water, or land and water pass the Senate?              
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSHB 447(RES)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,                  
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,               
Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                     
                                                                               
Nays:  Ellis                                                                   
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES) passed the Senate.                      
                                                                               
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                  
                                                                               
Senator Lincoln announced a minority caucus.                                   
                                                                               
President Pearce lifted the call.                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                    RECESS                                   
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in recess for the purpose of a majority caucus.  Without                 
objection, the Senate recessed at 7:03 p.m.                                    
                                                                               
                                 AFTER RECESS                                
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 9:54 p.m.                                             
                                                                               
President Pearce called the Senate.  The call was satisfied.                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 539                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 539 An Act changing the name of the Alaska                      
Soil and Water Conservation Board was read the third time.                     
                                                                               
The question being: Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 539 An Act                            
changing the name of the Alaska Soil and Water Conservation                    
Board pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following                  
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
HB 539                                                                         
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips,                 
Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                         
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Halford, Hoffman, Lincoln, Zharoff               
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
Zharoff changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                           
                                                                               
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 539 passed the Senate.                                  
                                                                               
Senator Duncan gave notice of reconsideration.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                     
                                                                               
HJR 61                                                                       
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 61 Opposing the proposed                            
changes in the functions of the federal Office of Veterans Affairs in          
Anchorage, was read the second time.                                           
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
resolution be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.           
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 61 was read the third time.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HJR 61                                                                       
The question being: Shall HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 61                        
Opposing the proposed changes in the functions of the federal Office           
of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage, pass the Senate?  The roll was               
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
HJR 61                                                                         
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 61 passed the Senate,                       
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.           
                                                                               
HJR 66                                                                       
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66 am Relating to opposing the                      
American Heritage Areas Program, was read the second time.                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
resolution be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.           
Objections were heard.                                                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the resolution be advanced to third                  
reading?  The roll was taken with the following result:                        
                                                                               
HJR 66am                                                                       
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the resolution failed to advance to third reading.                     
                                                                               

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HJR 66                                                                       
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66 am will appear on the May                        
5 calendar.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Alaska State Park Volunteers                                        
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Donley, Hoffman, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,           
Leman, Rieger, Ellis, Pearce, R. Phillips                                      
Representative(s) Kubina, Nicholia                                             
                                                                               
Honoring - Alyssa Strom                                                        
Representative(s) Ivan                                                         
Senator(s) Hoffman, Zharoff, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly, Leman,              
Lincoln, Rieger, Pearce                                                        
                                                                               
Honoring - J.C. Thomas, Fairbanks Postmaster                                   
Representative(s) Davies                                                       
Senator(s) Frank, Miller, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor,             
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln                                                          
                                                                               
Honoring - George and Susan Malekos                                            
Representative(s) Willis                                                       
Senator(s) Halford, Green, Zharoff, Donley, Hoffman, Duncan,                   
Taylor, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln,  R. Phillips, Pearce                            
                                                                               
Honoring - Jess Hall                                                           
Representative(s) Ogan, Kohring                                                
Senator(s) Green, Zharoff, Hoffman, Halford, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,            
Leman, Lincoln, R. Phillips                                                    
                                                                               
Honoring - Beverly Reaume                                                      
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Hoffman, Taylor, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln             
Representative(s) Elton, Robinson                                              
                                                                               
Honoring - Linda Reishus                                                       
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Taylor, Kelly, Leman,              
Lincoln                                                                        
Representative(s) Elton, Robinson                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Honoring - Calvin Charlie and the Minto Lakers Boys Basketball                 
Team                                                                           
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,            
Leman, Pearce                                                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Emergency Medical Services                                          
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Adams, Green, Halford,                   
Duncan, Taylor, Kelly, Leman,  Rieger, Ellis, Pearce, R. Phillips              
                                                                               
Honoring - Bill Stevens, Chadzah Aghwaa                                        
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Adams, Green, Duncan,                    
Taylor, Kelly, Pearce                                                          
                                                                               
Honoring - Garland Kayo McGillivray                                            
Representative(s) Navarre, G. Phillips, Davies                                 
Senator(s) Salo, Torgerson, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor,           
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Pearce                                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Richard Dick Stoffel for Outstanding Community                      
Service                                                                        
Representative(s) Kohring                                                      
Senator(s) Green, Hoffman, Halford, Taylor, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln,             
Pearce                                                                         
                                                                               
Honoring - Kaari M. Firor                                                      
Representative(s) James                                                        
Senator(s) Miller, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,             
Lincoln                                                                        
                                                                               
Commemorating - Alaska Garden Week, June 2-8, 1996                             
Representative(s) Robinson, James, Elton                                       
Senator(s) Duncan, Miller, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Taylor, Kelly,             
Leman, Lincoln, Pearce                                                         
                                                                               
Honoring - Cliff Lobaugh, D.V.M.                                               
Representative(s) Robinson, Elton                                              
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Halford, Taylor, Kelly,            
Leman, Lincoln, Rieger, Pearce, R. Phillips                                    
                                                                               

1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3935
In Memoriam - Jimmy Nixon                                                      
Representative(s) Austerman                                                    
Senator(s) Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly, Leman,              
Lincoln                                                                        
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Eldon Lester                                                     
Representative(s) Austerman                                                    
Senator(s) Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly, Lincoln             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Hazel E. Menke                                                   
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Arthur Mathew                                                    
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Sarah Gabriel                                                    
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Bill Shem Pete                                                   
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,            
Leman, Rieger                                                                  
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Ronald Marvin Warbelow                                           
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Juergen Kienle                                                   
Representative(s) Davies                                                       
Senator(s) Frank, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,              
Lincoln                                                                        
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Frances Winifred Hawley Demientieff                              
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,            
Leman, Rieger                                                                  
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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In Memoriam - Fred Terwilliger                                                 
Representative(s) Nicholia, Kubina                                             
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Taylor, Kelly,            
R. Phillips, Ellis                                                             
                                                                               
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.                                 
                                                                               
                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent that the notice                
and publication requirements be waived and the following citation be           
made a special order of business.  Without objection, it was so                
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                          SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                          
                                                                               
Honoring - Senator Steve Frank                                                 
Senator(s) Kelly, Halford, Leman, Pearce, Adams, Donley, Duncan,               
Ellis, Green, Hoffman, Lincoln, Miller, Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,         
Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff.                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent that the citation              
be adopted.  Without objection, the citation was adopted and referred          
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                   HOUSE BILLS IN SECOND READING CONTINUED                   
                                                                               
HB 478                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 478 An Act allowing licensed real estate                        
brokers, associate real estate brokers, and real estate salespersons to        
prepare certain documents; and providing for an effective date                 
which had been placed at the bottom of today's calendar (page 3925)            
was read the second time.                                                      
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the Labor and Commerce Senate Committee Substitute offered on               
page 3111.  Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                        
NO. 478(L&C) was adopted and read the second time.                             
                                                                               

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HB 478                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Senator Donley objected.                                             
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
SCS HB 478(L&C)                                                                
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Torgerson, Zharoff                                  
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Taylor                   
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 478(L&C) will appear on the                       
May 5 calendar.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 543                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN)(title am) An Act establishing                   
the procedures and conditions for lessees of land leases at state              
airport and air navigational facilities, including leases in holdover          
status to receive a new lease of the same land or an extended term             
of the existing lease; and relating to the title and ownership, and the        
sale, removal, and other disposition, of permanent improvements                
made to a leasehold under an airport or air navigational facility              
lease which had been placed at the bottom of today's calendar                  
(page 3928) was before the Senate in second reading.                           
                                                                               
Senator Halford offered Amendment No. 1:                                       
                                                                               
Page 2, line 18:                                                               
	Delete "AS 02.15.090"                                                         
	Insert "AS 02.15.090(b)"                                                      
                                                                               
Page 2, line 19, through page 3, line 10:                                      
	Delete all material.                                                          

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HB 543                                                                       
Page 3, line 17:                                                               
	Delete "ª(a) OFß"                                                             
	Insert "(a) or (c) - (e) of"                                              
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                     
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                
                                                                               
Senator Frank offered Amendment No. 2:                                         
                                                                               
Page 1, line 6, following "lease":                                           
	Insert "; and providing for an effective date"                              
                                                                               
Page 4, following line 26:                                                     
	Insert new bill sections to read:                                             
   "* Sec. 4.  REGULATIONS.  The Department of Transportation                
and Public Facilities may proceed to adopt regulations to implement            
AS02.15.090(c)- (e), added by sec. 3 of this Act.  The regulations             
take effect under AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not              
before the effective date of sec. 3 of this Act.                               
   * Sec. 5.  Section 4 of this Act takes effect immediately under           
AS01.10.070(c)."                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Frank moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                       
Senator Duncan objected, then withdrew his objection.   There being            
no further objections, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                            
                                                                               
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. 543(FIN) am S was read the third time.                   
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN) am                    
S An Act establishing the procedures and conditions for lessees of             
land leases at state airport and air navigational facilities, including        
leases in holdover status to receive a new lease of the same land or           
an extended term of the existing lease; and relating to the title and          
ownership, and the sale, removal, and other disposition, of permanent          
improvements made to a leasehold under an airport or air                       
navigational facility lease; and providing for an effective date pass          
the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                     

1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3939
HB 543                                                                       
                                                                               
CSHB 543(FIN) am S                                                             
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman,                   
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor,              
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Duncan, Ellis                                                           
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN) am S 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.                            
                                                                               
Senator Duncan gave notice of reconsideration.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                       RECONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 215                                                                       
Senator Halford requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                   
SENATE BILL NO. 215(FIN) am An Act relating to the functions                   
of state agencies, including functions relating to certain state grants,       
the payment of state money, certain wages, warrants, transportation            
reimbursement and terminal leave, the selling of fish and game                 
licenses and tags, certain taxes, royalties, and penalties, certain            
documents and bonds filed with and records of state agencies, certain          
public contracts, the service of process, the control of rabies, flour         
and bread standards, the athletic commission and regulation of                 
boxing and wrestling, the regulation of professional geologists, and           
the water resources board; and providing for an effective date be              
taken up.                                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3940
SB 215                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 215(FIN) am was before the Senate on                    
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
return to second reading for the purpose of rescinding its previous            
action in adopting Amendment No. 3 (page 3878).  Without                       
objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate rescind its previous action in           
adopting Amendment No. 3.  Senator Donley objected.                            
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate rescind its previous action in            
adopting Amendment No. 3?  The roll was taken with the following               
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
CSSB 215(FIN) am                                                               
Rescind Previous Action                                                        
                                                                               
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Duncan, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman,                   
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson,         
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Ellis, Salo                                                     
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the Senate rescinded its previous action.                              
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 215                                                                       
                                                                               
CSSB 215(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 3                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Ellis, Hoffman, Salo                                            
                                                                               
Nays:  Duncan, Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln,                   
Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff          
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 215(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford offered Title Amendment No. 5:                                 
                                                                               
Page 1, line 1, following "agencies":                                        
	Insert ", including functions relating to certain state                      
grants, the payment of state money, certain wages, warrants, and               
terminal leave, the selling of fish and game licenses and tags,                
certain taxes, royalties, and penalties, certain documents and                 
bonds filed with and records of state agencies, certain public                 
contracts, the service of process, the control of rabies, flour and            
bread standards, the athletic commission and regulation of boxing              
and wrestling, the regulation of professional geologists, and the              
water resources board,"                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved for the adoption of Title Amendment No. 5.               
Without objection, Title Amendment No. 5 was adopted.                          
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                      
NO. 215(FIN) am An Act relating to the functions of state agencies,            
including functions relating to certain state grants, the payment of           
state money, certain wages, warrants, and terminal leave, the selling          
of fish and game licenses and tags, certain taxes, royalties, and              
penalties, certain documents and bonds filed with and records of state         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 215                                                                       
agencies, certain public contracts, the service of process, the control        
of rabies, flour and bread standards, the athletic commission and              
regulation of boxing and wrestling, the regulation of professional             
geologists, and the water resources board; and providing for an                
effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                   
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
CSSB 215(FIN) am                                                               
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 215(FIN) am passed the                          
Senate on reconsideration.                                                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved the effective date clauses.                              
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the effective date clauses be adopted?               
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSSB 215(FIN) am                                                               
Effective Date Votes                                                           
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman,             
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor,              
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Hoffman                                                                 
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, the effective date clauses were adopted and the bill was               
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                        THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS                        
                                                                               
SB 152                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) which had been placed at                       
the bottom of today's calendar (page 3929) was read the third time.            
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN)                      
An Act relating to geographic differentials for the salaries of certain        
state employees who are not members of a collective bargaining unit;           
relating to periodic salary surveys and preparation of an annual pay           
schedule regarding certain state employees; relating to certain state          
aid calculations based on geographic differentials for state employee          
salaries; and providing for an effective date pass the Senate?  The            
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) passed the Senate.                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved the effective date clause.                               
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the effective date clause be adopted?                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN)                                                                  
Effective Date Vote                                                            
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                  
                                                                               
Excused:  Adams                                                                
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
and so, the effective date clause failed.                                      
                                                                               
Senator Miller gave notice of reconsideration.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
HB 63                                                                        
Senator Halford, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent that               
the Finance Committee referral be waived on CS FOR SPONSOR                     
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 63(TRA) An Act relating                          
to special request licenses depicting the sport of dog mushing.                
Without objection, the bill was referred to the Rules Committee.               
                                                                               
HB 394                                                                       
Senators Sharp, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Green, Pearce moved and                  
asked unanimous consent that they be shown as cross sponsors on                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(RES) An Act                            
authorizing shallow natural gas leasing from sources within 3,000              
feet of the surface; relating to regulation of natural gas exploration         
facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge prevention and             
contingency plans and compliance with financial responsibility                 
requirements; addressing the relationship between shallow natural gas          
and other natural resources; and adding, in the exemption from                 
obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of waste produced               
from drilling, a reference to shallow natural gas.  Without objection,         
it was so ordered.                                                             
                                                                               
HB 432                                                                       
The reconsideration on HOUSE BILL NO. 432 An Act relating to                   
the practice of veterinary medicine was not taken up this legislative          
day and the bill and was signed by the President and Secretary and             
returned to the House.                                                         
                                                                               
HB 447                                                                       
Senators Green, Sharp, moved and asked unanimous consent that                  
they be shown as cross sponsors on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
447(RES) An Act relating to traditional means of access for                    
traditional outdoor uses and to the classification and the sale, lease,        
or other disposal of state land, water, or land and water.  Without            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  

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HB 538                                                                       
The reconsideration on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 538(2d FSH)                       
An Act relating to vessels participating in the Bering Sea Korean              
hair crab fishery; relating to a vessel permit limited entry system;           
and providing for an effective date was not taken up this legislative          
day and the bill and was signed by the President and Secretary and             
returned to the House.                                                         
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
return to Standing Committee Reports.  Without objection, it was so            
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
HB 211                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
211(FIN) An Act relating to voter registration and to state election           
administration and recommended it be replaced with                             
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
211(FIN), entitled:                                                            
An Act relating to voter registration and to state                            
election administration; and providing for an                                  
effective date.                                                                
	(technical title change)                                                      
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Frank, Cochair, Senators Phillips, Rieger,           
Sharp.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator Halford, Cochair,                  
Senators Donley, Zharoff.                                                      
                                                                               
Previous House fiscal note applies to the Senate Committee                     
Substitute.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
517(TRA)(title am) An Act relating to motor vehicle records and                
hearings of the Department of Public Safety; increasing the period             
under which a person may drive a motor vehicle under a temporary               
permit; relating to ownership of certain abandoned motor vehicles;             
relating to suspension or revocation of a motor vehicle registration           
or special permit; relating to renewal of a driver's license by mail;          
relating to procedures applicable to administrative revocation of a            
driver's license; relating to commercial driver training schools;              
increasing the property damage amounts for proof of financial                  
responsibility and proof of motor vehicle eligibility in order to              
lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the state; amending the definition         
of `commercial motor vehicle'; relating to prohibited operation of a           
commercial motor vehicle and to disqualification from driving a                
commercial motor vehicle; relating to certain notifications in                 
accidents involving property damage; relating to motor vehicle                 
registration procedures; and providing for an effective date and               
recommended it be replaced with                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
517(FIN)                                                                       
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Frank, Cochair, Senators Rieger, Donley,             
Sharp.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator Halford, Cochair,                  
Senators Phillips, Zharoff.                                                    
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal notes apply to the Senate Committee                 
Substitute.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
Senator Rieger moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
return to Unfinished Business.  Without objection, it was so ordered.          
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
SB 51                                                                        
Senator Rieger, sponsor, moved and asked unanimous consent to                  
withdraw SENATE BILL NO. 51 An Act relating to income of the                   
permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.  Senator Taylor           
objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being no further                 
objections, the bill was withdrawn.                                            

1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3947
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
SB 215                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 215(FIN) am An Act relating to the                      
functions of state agencies, including functions relating to certain           
state grants, the payment of state money, certain wages, warrants,             
and terminal leave, the selling of fish and game licenses and tags,            
certain taxes, royalties, and penalties, certain documents and bonds           
filed with and records of state agencies, certain public contracts, the        
service of process, the control of rabies, flour and bread standards,          
the athletic commission and regulation of boxing and wrestling, the            
regulation of professional geologists, and the water resources board;          
and providing for an effective date was engrossed, signed by the               
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                       
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
SB 285                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 285(FIN) am An Act relating to                          
management of discrete salmon stocks and to a salmon management                
assessment was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                
and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                
                                                                               
HB 359                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(L&C) An Act                            
relating to the appointment and confirmation process for members of            
certain boards, commissions, and similar bodies; relating to terms of          
certain appointees; and providing for an effective date was                    
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the           
House for consideration.                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3948
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
SJR 38                                                                       
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38 Opposing the proposed                           
expansion of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's               
toxics release inventory program, was enrolled, signed by the                  
President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed             
and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 6:25          
p.m. on May 4, 1996.                                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in adjournment until 2:00 p.m., May 5, 1996.  Without                    
objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:01 p.m.                                  
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                              May 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                             
                                                                               
                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 04                         SATURDAY 10:00 AM                               
	-- UPON RECESS OF MORNING SESSION --                                         
	HB 284AK COMMERCIAL FISHING & AGRICULTURE BANK                               
	HB 517MOTOR VEHICLES: REGULATION & INSURANCE                                 
	HB 211VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS                                         
	HB 401REVENUE BONDS: WATER & WASTE PROJECTS                                  
	HB 482STATE PROCUREMENT AND LOBBYING CONTRACTS                               
	HB 314VIOLATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS                                     
	HB 191MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND AND RESOURCES                                 
	HB 526ALASKA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT                               
AUTHORITY OPERATIONS/PROJECTS/LOANS                                            
	HB 325NO. SLOPE HEAVY OIL ROYALTY MODIFICATION                               
	HB 456BOARD OF STORAGE TANK ASSISTANCE                                       
	HB   4PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND ELIGIBILITY                                    
	HB 354RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES                                      
	HB 386CRUELTY TO ANIMALS                                                     
	HB 405BD OF OPTOMETRISTS; OPTICIANS                                          
	HB 220ALASKA TOURISM MARKETING COUNCIL                                       
	HB 462DRUNK DRIVING: EVIDENCE & SENTENCING                                   
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-04                     Senate Journal                      Page 3950
                              FINANCE CONTINUED                              
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  9:00 AM                                
	HB 314VIOLATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS                                     
	HB 202JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROCEEDINGS                                       
	HB 204DRINKING & DRIVING: MINORS & OTHERS                                    
	HB 456BOARD OF STORAGE TANK ASSISTANCE                                       
	HB 325NO. SLOPE HEAVY OIL ROYALTY MODIFICATION                               
	HB 548NORTH STAR OIL & GAS LEASE PAYMENT                                     
	HB 526ALASKA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT                               
AUTHORITY OPERATIONS/PROJECTS/LOANS                                            
	HB 191MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND AND RESOURCES                                 
	HB   4PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND ELIGIBILITY                                    
	HB 354RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES                                      
	HB 405BD OF OPTOMETRISTS; OPTICIANS                                          
	HB 220ALASKA TOURISM MARKETING COUNCIL                                       
	HB 386CRUELTY TO ANIMALS                                                     
	HB 482STATE PROCUREMENT AND LOBBYING CONTRACTS                               
	HB 462DRUNK DRIVING: EVIDENCE & SENTENCING                                   
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
MAY 06                          MONDAY  9:00 AM                                
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
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                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAY 04                         SATURDAY 11:00 AM                               
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
MAY 04                         SATURDAY  1:30 PM                               
	CONTINUATION OF MORNING MEETING                                              
	HB   2BOOT CAMP FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS                                     
	HB 372RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSES                                             
	HB 433POLICE CAN INTERCEPT SOME COMMUNICATIONS                               
                                                                               
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  2:30 PM                                
	HB 414MANDATORY MEDIATION/DESIGN PROF LAWSUITS                               
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
MAY 04                         SATURDAY  1:30 PM                               
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
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                                    RULES                                    
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
MAY 04                         SATURDAY 12:50 PM                               
	HJR 20CONFERENCE OF THE STATES                                               
	HB 109PHONE DIRECTORY LISTING/SOLICITATIONS/ADS                              
	HB 198PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND ALLOWABLE ABSENCES                             
	HB 249MCGRATH KUSKOKWIM RIVER ICE CLASSIC                                    
	HB 306PHYSICIAN'S LIENS                                                      
	HB 394SHALLOW NATURAL GAS LEASING                                            
	HB 436MOBILE HOME DEALERS & TITLES                                           
	HB 450ALASKA TRADEMARK ACT                                                   
	HB 528NURS.HOME MORATORIUM/CERTIFICATES OF NEED                              
	HB 543STATE AIRPORT & NAVIGATION FAC. LEASES                                 
	HB 550INVESTMENTS BY FIDUCIARIES                                             
	SCR 33SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HJR 20                                       
	HJR 66OPPOSE AMERICAN HERITAGE AREAS                                         
                                                                               
MAY 04                         SATURDAY 11:09 PM                               
	HJR 47AK NAT'L GUARD YOUTH CORPS CHALLENGE PROG                              
	HB 312EXTEND CURRENT SUBSISTENCE LAW                                         
	HB 372RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSES                                             
	HB 401REVENUE BONDS: WATER & WASTE PROJECTS                                  
	HB 483CALCULATION OF UNEMPLOYMT INS BENEFITS                                 
	HB 210PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING/TESTING                                
SCR 34      SUSPENDING UNIFORM RULES/HB372                                     
                                                                               
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  0:00 AM                                
	- CALL OF THE CHAIR -                                                        
	HB 136ESTABLISH  ALASKA RAILROAD COMMISSION                                  
	HB 211VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS                                         
	HB 517MOTOR VEHICLES: REGULATION & INSURANCE                                 
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAY 04                         SATURDAY  4:30 PM                               
	HB 312EXTEND CURRENT SUBSISTENCE LAW                                         
	HJR 47AK NAT'L GUARD YOUTH CORPS CHALLENGE PROG                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 04                         SATURDAY  3:00 PM                               
	-JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413-                                  
	HB 412APPROPRIATIONS: OPERATING BUDGET                                       
	GOVERNOR                                                                     
	FRONT SECTION                                                                
	FISCAL NOTES                                                                 
	INTENT                                                                       
                                                                               
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  3:00 PM                                
	- JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413 -                                
	HB 412APPROPRIATIONS: OPERATING BUDGET                                       
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                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 04                         SATURDAY  3:00 PM                               
	-JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412-                                  
	HB 413APPROPRIATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH                                       
	GOVERNOR                                                                     
	FRONT SECTION                                                                
	FISCAL NOTES                                                                 
	INTENT                                                                       
                                                                               
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  3:00 PM                                
	- JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412 -                                
	HB 413APPROPRIATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH                                       
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                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 93                        
                                 BUTROVICH 205                                 
MAY 05                          SUNDAY 12:45 PM                                
	HB  93DUTY-FREE MEALTIME FOR TEACHERS                                        
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                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SCR 8                        
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 04                         SATURDAY  9:00 AM                               
	- RESCHEDULED FROM 5/3/96 -                                                  
	SCR  8APPROVING LEG. OPEN MEETINGS GUIDELINES                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                                OTHER MEETINGS                               
                                                                               
                                JOINT SESSION                                
                                 HOUSE CHAMBER                                 
MAY 06                          MONDAY  5:00 PM                                
	FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE GOVERNOR'S                                 
	APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS                                       
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                               MAJORITY CAUCUS                               
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAY 04                         SATURDAY 12:00 PM                               
	MAJORITY CAUCUS                                                              
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                               MINORITY CAUCUS                               
                                 CAPITAL ROOM 9                                
MAY 04                         SATURDAY 12:00 PM                               
	MINORITY CAUCUS