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04/28/2002

2002



SENATE JOURNAL

ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE -- SECOND SESSION

Juneau, Alaska Sunday April 28, 2002

One Hundred Fifth Day



The Senate was not in session this legislative day.


Heidi Vogel
Secretary of the Senate

April 2002


Senate Journal

04/29/2002

2002



SENATE JOURNAL

ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE -- SECOND SESSION

Juneau, Alaska Monday April 29, 2002

One Hundred Sixth Day

ROLL CALL

Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President
Halford at 11:56 a.m.

The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Green was absent.

Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that Senator
Green be excused from a call of the Senate due to illness. Without
objection, Senator Green was excused.

The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Father Michael Nash of the
Cathedral of the Nativity. Senator Hoffman moved and asked
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was
so ordered.

Creator God,

Once You chose a people and gave them a destiny.
And, when You brought them out of bondage to
freedom, they carried with them the promise that all
could be free. That freedom, enshrined in our
constitution and symbolized by our flag, is Your first
and greatest gift to Your people. Grant that any laws
enacted by the members of this Alaska State Senate
may promote freedom, while respecting the needs of
each individual.

We Pray You gracious God. Amen.

Senator Leman led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.




Messages from the House



Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House passed and
returned:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),
Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,
concerning House Bill No. 297, regarding
aggravating factors at sentencing.

The resolution was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.


Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House passed and
returned:

CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(RLS) "An Act
relating to the subsequent acquisition of title to, or an
interest in, real property by a person to whom the
property has purportedly been granted in fee or fee
simple; and providing for an effective date."

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.


Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House concurred in the
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 96(HES), thus
adopting:

SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.
96(FIN) "An Act relating to acquisition and
development of the Jesse Lee Home; and providing
for an effective date."







Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House concurred in the
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 297(JUD), thus
adopting:

SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.
297(JUD) "An Act relating to restitution and to
aggravating factors at sentencing."
(Title change authorized by SCR 31 )


Message dated April 29 was read, stating the House failed to concur in
the Senate amendments to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 403(FIN)
am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld) "An Act making appropriations for the
operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain
programs, and to capitalize funds" and respectfully requests the Senate
to recede from its amendments, namely:

SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.
403(FIN) am S(brf sup maj fld S) "An Act making
appropriations for the operating and loan program
expenses of state government, for certain programs,
and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective
date." (technical title change)

In the event the Senate fails to recede, the Speaker has appointed the
following members to a Conference Committee to meet with a like
committee from the Senate to consider the bills:

Representative Mulder, Chair
Representative Williams
Representative Davies

Senator Leman moved that the Senate recede from its amendments and
recommended the body vote no.

The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendments?"
The roll was taken with the following result:




SCS CSHB 403 (FIN)am S(brf sup maj fld S)
Shall the Senate Recede from its amendments to
CSHB 403 (FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)?

YEAS: 0 NAYS: 18 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 1

Nays: Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Halford,
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Phillips, Stevens, Taylor,
Torgerson, Ward, Wilken

Excused: Green

Absent: Therriault


and so, the Senate failed to recede.

The President appointed the following members to a Conference
Committee to meet with the like committee from the House:

Senator Donley, Chair
Senator Kelly
Senator Hoffman

The Secretary was requested to notify the House.


Message dated April 29 was read, stating the House failed to concur in
the Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 404(FIN) and
respectfully requests the Senate to recede from its amendment,
namely:

SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.
404(FIN) "An Act making appropriations for the
operating and capital expenses of the state's
integrated comprehensive mental health program; and
providing for an effective date."







In the event the Senate fails to recede, the Speaker has appointed the
following members to a Conference Committee to meet with a like
committee from the Senate to consider the bills:

Representative Mulder, Chair
Representative Williams
Representative Davies

Senator Leman moved that the Senate recede from its amendment and
recommended the body vote no.

The question being: "Shall the Senate recede from its amendment?"
The roll was taken with the following result:


SCS CSHB 404 (FIN)
Shall the Senate Recede from its
amendment to CSHB 404 (FIN)?

YEAS: 0 NAYS: 18 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 1

Nays: Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Halford,
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Phillips, Stevens, Taylor,
Torgerson, Ward, Wilken

Excused: Green

Absent: Therriault


and so, the Senate failed to recede.

The President appointed the following members to a Conference
Committee to meet with the like committee from the House:

Senator Donley, Chair
Senator Kelly
Senator Hoffman

The Secretary was requested to notify the House.






Standing Committee Reports



The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 324 "An Act
providing that a utility or electric operating entity owned and operated
by a political subdivision of the state competing directly with a
telecommunications utility is not subject to the Alaska Public Utilities
Regulatory Act." Signing to calendar: Senator Phillips, Chair, Senators
Cowdery, Halford, Ellis.

The bill is on today's calendar.

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