Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2003-05-19 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2003-05-19 House Journal Page 1968 SB 117 The following, which had been moved to the bottom of the calendar (page 1932), was read the second time: CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 117(FIN) "An Act relating to the longevity bonus program; and providing for an effective date." 2003-05-19 House Journal Page 1969 with the: Journal Page FIN RPT 1DP 4DNP 6NR 1958 FN2: (HSS); FN3: (HSS) 1959 FN4: (HSS) 1959 FN5: (ADM/HSS) 1959 FN6: (HSS) 1959 Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Stoltze: Page 1, line 3, through page 3, line 23: Delete all material and insert: "* Section 1. AS 47.45 is amended by adding a new section to read: Sec. 47.45.015. Maximum income and assets for eligibility to receive longevity bonus. (a) In addition to the qualifications set out in AS 47.45.010 and other provisions of this chapter, eligibility for a bonus is restricted to individuals who meet the following income qualifications: (1) monthly income does not exceed $1,635 for an individual; or (2) monthly income does not exceed $2,208 for a couple. (b) A recipient must report any change in financial status on the monthly application submitted under AS 47.45.020. At least once a year, the department shall review the recipient's financial status to verify eligibility for bonuses under this section. (c) A period of ineligibility to receive bonuses under this section does not permanently disqualify the individual from receiving bonuses. * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read: APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to the eligibility determinations for longevity bonuses paid on or after July 1, 2003. * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read: TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. Notwithstanding sec. 5 of this Act, the commissioner of administration may proceed to adopt regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this Act. The regulations take effect under AS 47.45.100, but not before the effective date of secs. 1 and 2 of this Act. The regulations may be retroactive to the effective date of secs. 1 and 2 of this Act. 2003-05-19 House Journal Page 1970 * Sec. 4. Section 3 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c). * Sec. 5. Sections 1 and 2 of this Act take effect July 1, 2003." Representative Stoltze moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 1 be adopted. Representative Lynn objected. Representatives Stoltze, Fate, Kerttula, and Harris moved and asked unanimous consent that they be allowed to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest. Objection was heard, and the members were required to vote. Representative McGuire placed a call of the House. Representative Coghill rose to a point of order regarding confining remarks to the amendment. The Speaker stated the point was well taken but would allow some latitude. Representative Guttenberg moved and asked unanimous consent that he be allowed to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest. Objection was heard, and Representative Guttenberg was required to vote. The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSSB 117(FIN) Second Reading Amendment No. 1 YEAS: 6 NAYS: 30 EXCUSED: 4 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Cissna, Gatto, Harris, Morgan, Stoltze, Wolf Nays: Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Coghill, Crawford, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Kerttula, Kohring, Kookesh, Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels, Seaton, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson 2003-05-19 House Journal Page 1971 Excused: Croft, Joule, Kapsner, Moses And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted. Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that CSSB 117(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and placed on final passage. Objection was heard. CSSB 117(FIN) will advance to third reading on tomorrow's calendar.