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2016-04-16 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2016-04-16 House Journal Page 2411 SB 9 The following which was read the second time and moved to the bottom of the calendar (page 2405), was before the House: SENATE BILL NO. 9 "An Act repealing the authority to include certain material from a political party in the election pamphlet." Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that the following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill: HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 9(STA) "An Act relating to the matching of identifying information a voter provides to the division of elections with the records of the Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue; relating to the release of certain confidential voter registration records; and repealing a requirement that certain material provided by a political party be included in the general election pamphlet." (HCR 19 - title change resolution) 2016-04-16 House Journal Page 2412 There being no objection, it was so ordered. Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Saddler and Gara: Page 1, lines 4 - 5 (title amendment): Delete "and repealing a requirement that certain material provided by a political party be included in the general election pamphlet" Insert "relating to the material a political party may include in the general election pamphlet; and providing for an effective date" Page 2, following line 27: Insert new bill sections to read: "* Sec. 3. AS 15.58.020(a) is amended to read: (a) Each general election pamphlet must contain (1) photographs and campaign statements submitted by eligible candidates for elective office in the region; (2) information and recommendations filed under AS 15.58.050 on judicial officers subject to a retention election in the region; (3) a map of the house district or districts of the region; (4) sample ballots for house districts of the region; (5) an absentee ballot application; (6) for each ballot proposition submitted to the voters by initiative or referendum petition or by the legislature, (A) the full text of the proposition specifying constitutional or statutory provisions proposed to be affected; (B) the ballot title and the summary of the proposition prepared by the director or by the lieutenant governor; (C) a statement of the costs to the state of implementing the law proposed in an initiative, or of voter approval or rejection of the act that is the subject of a referendum; (D) a neutral summary of the proposition prepared by the Legislative Affairs Agency; (E) statements submitted that advocate voter approval or rejection of the proposition not to exceed 500 words; (7) for each bond question, a statement of the scope of 2016-04-16 House Journal Page 2413 each project as it appears in the bond authorization; (8) a maximum of two pages of material submitted under AS 15.58.040 by each political party; (9) additional information on voting procedures that the lieutenant governor considers necessary; (10) for the question whether a constitutional convention shall be called, (A) a full statement of the question placed on the ballot; (B) statements not to exceed 500 words that advocate voter approval or rejection of the question; (11) under AS 37.13.170, the Alaska permanent fund annual income statement and balance sheet for the two fiscal years preceding the publication of the election pamphlet; (12) under AS 15.10.090, notice of (A) the establishment or abolition of a precinct; (B) the designation, abolition, or modification of precinct boundaries; and (C) a change in the location of a polling place. * Sec. 4. AS 15.58.040 is amended by adding new subsections to read: (c) Material submitted by a political party may not (1) include images, except for graphic elements including party logos; (2) directly or indirectly advocate (A) for or against, or use the name of, another political party; (B) for the election or defeat or use the name of a person who is (i) a candidate for municipal, state, or federal public office; (ii) a public official, as that term is defined in AS 39.50.200(a); (iii) a member of the legislature; (iv) elected or appointed to public office in the federal government. (d) Nothing in (c) of this section prohibits a political party from submitting material that promotes the political party's (1) candidates generally, without naming individual persons; or 2016-04-16 House Journal Page 2414 (2) platform, tenets, or philosophy. * Sec. 5. AS 15.58.060(b) is amended to read: (b) Subject to the page limitation under AS 15.58.020(a)(8), the [THE] state chair or executive committee of a political party shall pay to the lieutenant governor at the time of filing material under AS 15.58.040 [THIS CHAPTER] $600 for each page purchased." Renumber the following bill sections accordingly. Page 2, line 31: Delete all material and insert: "* Sec. 7. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c)." Representative Saddler moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 1 be adopted. There being no objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted, and the new title follows: HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 9(STA) am H "An Act relating to the matching of identifying information a voter provides to the division of elections with the records of the Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue; relating to the release of certain confidential voter registration records; relating to the material a political party may include in the general election pamphlet; and providing for an effective date." Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS SB 9(STA) am H be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and placed on final passage. There being no objection, it was so ordered. HCS SB 9(STA) am H was read the third time. The question being: "Shall HCS SB 9(STA) am H pass the House?" The roll was taken with the following result: 2016-04-16 House Journal Page 2415 HCS SB 9(STA) am H Third Reading Final Passage YEAS: 36 NAYS: 3 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Chenault, Claman, Colver, Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Gara, Gattis, Guttenberg, Herron, Hughes, Johnson, Josephson, Kawasaki, Keller, Kito, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Ortiz, Pruitt, Saddler, Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Talerico, Tarr, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck, Wool Nays: Reinbold, Vazquez, Wilson Excused: Hawker And so, HCS SB 9(STA) am H passed the House. Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the effective date clause. There being no objection, it was so ordered. HCS SB 9 am H and was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.