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2004-04-27 Senate Journal

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2004-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 3101
SB 239                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 239 "An Act relating to the required number of                                      
days in a school year" was read the second time.                                                    

2004-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 3102
Senator Dyson, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                     
adoption of the Health, Education and Social Services Committee                                     
Substitute offered on page 2310. Without objection, CS FOR                                          
SENATE BILL NO. 239(HES) was adopted.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Dyson offered Amendment No. 1:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 1, following "year":                                                                 
       Insert "; and providing for an effective date"                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 2, following line 8:                                                                           
       Insert new bill sections to read:                                                            
   "* Sec. 2.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                            
adding a new section to read:                                                                       
 RETROACTIVITY.  Section 1 of this Act is retroactive to                                            
July 1, 2003.                                                                                       
   * Sec. 3.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c)."                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Dyson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                    
Green objected, then withdrew her objection. There being no further                                 
objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner offered Amendment No. 2:                                                            
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 1, following "days":                                                                 
       Insert "or hours in session"                                                               
                                                                                                    
Page 2, lines 5 - 6:                                                                                
       Delete "of not less than 144 [170] days for a school"                                    
       Insert "that includes at least 740 hours of instruction and                              
study periods for pupils in kindergarten, first grade, second grade,                            
and third grade and at least 900 hours of instruction and study                                 
periods for pupils in grades four through 12 [OF NOT LESS                                       
THAN 170 DAYS FOR A SCHOOL]"                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Wagoner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                          
Senator Wilken objected.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                

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CSSB 239(HES) am                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess, Hoffman,                                        
Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Therriault, Wagoner                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Dyson, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(HES) am was read the third time.                                         
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(HES)                                          
am "An Act relating to the required number of days or hours in session                              
in a school year; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                            
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
CSSB 239(HES) am                                                                                    
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman,                                 
Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stedman, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Therriault, Wagoner                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Green, Wilken                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(HES) am passed the Senate.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Ben Stevens 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 Wilken gave notice of reconsideration.