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SB 12 : Human Trafficking/ Sextourism/ Procurements
Signed into Law! Chapter 72 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to human trafficking; relating to sex tourism; relating to procurement from a person conducting business in or having headquarters in countries that support or ignore slavery and trafficking in persons; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 12 (STA) Am H(EFD ADD H)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 72 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Senate voted 20-0 to concur with House amendments. Directs the legislative, executive and judicial branches to develop regulations and procedures to prohibit procurement from a person that has headquarters in a country listed as sponsoring or turning a blind eye to slavery and human traffic.

05-08-06 : Victim Protection Bills Approved by Legislature

SB 14 : Municipal Elections
Signed into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to municipal initiative and referendum elections.

Version : HCS SB 14 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 3 SLA 05 : 03-22-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-04-05 : Removes the requirement that municipalities hold a special election for initiatives and referendums if no regular election occurs within 75 days after certification. Gives municipalities the option of: holding the vote at the next regular election; holding the vote at an already scheduled special election occurring later than 60 days after certification of the petition; or ordering a special election if it determines it is in the best interest of the municipality and no regular election occurs within 75 days. Clarifies that an initiative or referendum special election cannot be held within 60 days of certification to allow ample time for procedural work.

SB 16 : Powers/ Duties DOTPF/ Transportation Plan/ Energy
Signed into Law! Chapter 39 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; repealing the requirement for a long-range program for highway construction and maintenance; and repealing a requirement that public facilities comply with energy standards adopted by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SSB 16 (TRA)
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 39 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : Passed House 5/7 by a vote of 34 to 4. Deletes the requirement that the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities participate in setting thermal and lighting energy standards. Deletes the requirement that the DOT&PF conduct a cost benefit study for projects where such studies are not warranted. Includes other statutory clean-up language requested by DOT&PF.

SB 20 : Offenses Against Unborn Children
Signed into Law! Chapter 73 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to offenses against unborn children.

Version : HCS CS SB 20 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 58
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 73 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Passed reconsideration in Senate. Makes it a crime for a person to cause the death or injury of an unborn child in a manner similar to actions that cause injury or death of a live born person. Exempts acts that are committed during a legal abortion or under usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing, therapeutic treatment, or to assist a pregnancy. Defines “unborn child” for application of criminal law.

05-08-06 : Victim Protection Bills Approved by Legislature

SB 22 : Medicaid Coverage For Birthing Centers
Signed into Law! Chapter 78 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis, Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act adding birthing centers to the list of health facilities eligible for payment of medical assistance for needy persons.

Version : CS SB 22 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 111
Contact : : 465-3822
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 78 SLA 05 : 07-14-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 100 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed House 33 to 1 on 5/9. Adds birthing centers to the list of health facilities eligible for Medicaid reimbursement if the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorizes the payment under the State of Alaska's Medicaid State Plan.

SB 24 : Reemployment Of Retirees
Passed Senate!
Companion Bill HB 161 Signed Into Law!
Chapter 50 SLA 05

Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to reemployment of and benefits for retired teachers and public employees and to teachers or employees who participated in retirement incentive programs and are subsequently reemployed as a commissioner; repealing secs. 5, 7, and 9, ch. 58, SLA 2001; providing for an effective date by amending the delayed effective date for secs. 3, 5, 9, and 12, ch. 57, SLA 2001, and repealing sec. 13, ch. 58, SLA 2001, which is the delayed effective date for secs. 5, 7, and 9, ch. 58, SLA 2001; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS S SSB 24 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : HB 161
Contact : : 465-4713
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-05-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 11 KB]

05-05-05 : Passed Senate 5/5 by a vote of 14 to 5. Modifies the retiree rehire program authorized by House Bill 242 in 2001 by establishing a new program with sidebars that allow the state to rehire retirees for positions with demonstrated recruitment difficulties. Allows state employees to remain in the program through Dec. 31, 2006 for employees who were rehired prior to Nov. 3, 2004; and through June 30, 2005 for employees who were rehired on or after Nov. 3, 2004. After those dates, the employee must separate from service for 30 days and can continue reemployment if the position meets recruitment difficulty criteria. Requires employers to pass a resolution detailing recruitment difficulties and adopting a policy requiring a competitive recruitment for at least 30 days. If qualified applicant pool exists, a new candidate must be chosen over retiree. Eliminates costs to the retirement system by requiring an employer to contribute to the unfunded liability for those rehired at the same rate as for all other employees, and to provide active health insurance after June 30, 2005.

SB 25 : Genetically Modified Fish/ Fish Products
Signed into Law! Chapter 26 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Kim Elton, Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to labeling and identification of genetically modified fish and fish products.

Contact : : 465-4947
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Chapter 26 SLA 05 : 05-19-05

| Sponsor Statement | [PDF]

05-03-05 : Requires a label identifying genetically modified fish or fish product. Genetically modified means a finfish or shellfish whose genetic structure has been altered at the molecular level by means not possible under natural conditions.

SB 36 : Absentee Ballots
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to absentee ballots.

Version : FCCS SB 36
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 4 SLA 06 : 03-06-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 10 KB]

05-07-05 : Passed House 5/7 by a vote of 32 to 8. Requires that requests for absentee ballots by mail be submitted directly by the absentee voter to the division of elections. Prohibits a person from encouraging or assisting in a violation of this requirement. Establishes a penalty for first offense and repeat convictions. Makes changes regarding indication of party affiliation on absentee ballot applications.

03-06-06 : Senator Therriault Protects Voters' Personal Information - SB 36 Requires Absentee Ballot Requests Go Directly to Division of Elections
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SB 42 : Naturopathic Medicine Task Force
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act extending the reporting date for and the termination date of the Task Force on Naturopathic Scope of Practice; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 7 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 117 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-21-05 : Unanimously passed House. Extends the Task Force on Naturopathic Scope of Practice until February 1, 2006 and requires a written report to the legislature regarding proposed legislation and other recommendations by December 1, 2005.

SB 46 : Budget: Capital & Other/ BRF
Signed into Law! Chapter 3 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making and amending appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and appropriations to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS 2D CS SB 46 (FIN) Am H(BRF SUP MAJ PFLD H
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-28-05
Current Status : Chapter 3 FSSLA 05 : 06-28-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-09-05 : Unanimously passed Senate 5/9. Full description available later.

05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

SB 48 : Psychological Evaluation/ Treatment For Students
Signed into Law! Chapter 76 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bettye Davis

An Act relating to recommending or refusing psychotropic drugs or certain types of evaluations or treatments for children.

Version : HCS CS SB 48 (HES) Am H
Contact : : 465-3822
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 76 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 35-2. Senate concurred with House amendments 18-2. Insures that students are not denied access to programs or services if their parents refuse to place them on psychotropic drugs, get a psychiatric evaluation or seek psychiatric or psychological treatment for their child. Allows for communication between school employees on behavioral and learning issues concerning the child.

SB 51 : Public Assistance Programs
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to contracts for the provision of state public assistance to certain recipients in the state; providing for regional public assistance plans and programs in the state; relating to grants for Alaska Native family assistance programs; relating to assignment of child support by Alaska Native family assistance recipients; relating to paternity determinations and genetic testing involving recipients of assistance under Alaska Native family assistance programs; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 51 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 69
Contact : : 465-3200
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 22 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-27-05 : Reauthorizes the Department of Health and Social Services to award and administer state funds under the Alaska Native family assistance grant program to support the operation of federally approved Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs. Clarifies that if the federal government decreases funding of the federal block grant, the State is not obligated to replace the funding with State funds.

SB 52 : Occupations/ Corporations/ Banks/ Securities
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to certain functions of the division of banking, securities, and corporations and the division of occupational licensing in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development; relating to program receipts and record search fees of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development related to banking, securities, and corporations; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 52 (L&C)
Companion Bill : HB 70
Contact : : 465-2538
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-05
Current Status : Chapter 14 SLA 05 : 05-05-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-15-05 : Makes changes necessary to implement Administrative Order No. 219, which streamlines and centralizes activities relating to the formation of corporations and other business entities within the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Purpose is to provide ''one-stop-shopping'' for the formation of business entities and other business related functions.

SB 54 : Protective Order For Sexual Assault/ Abuse
Signed into Law! Chapter 36 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act amending protective order statutes for crimes involving stalking to include crimes involving sexual assault and sexual abuse, to provide for other relief ordered by a court, to add the protective orders to a centralized registry, to prevent denial solely for a lapse of time, and to require notification of the court of known civil or criminal actions involving the petitioner or respondent; relating to notifications to victims of sexual assault and to mandatory arrest for crimes involving violation of protective orders and violation of conditions of release; and amending Rule 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.

Version : CS SB 54 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 36 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-0. Allows a victim of sexual assault to petition for civil remedies of protective orders, ex parte orders, and emergency orders. Also mandates arrest for violation of these protective orders. This bill focuses on victims of sexual assault (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) and sexual abuse of a minor (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degrees) that is not domestic violence.

05-08-06 : Victim Protection Bills Approved by Legislature

SB 55 : Agricultural Land
Signed into Law! Chapter 37 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act instructing the commissioner of natural resources to issue a patent for the remaining interest in certain state land to the owner of the agricultural rights to that land.

Version : CS SB 55 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3421
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 37 SLA 06 : 05-19-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Letters of Support | [PDF - 83 KB]
| AK Statehood Act - Lands Selection | [PDF - 81 KB]

04-29-06 : Passed House 36-0. Gives the commissioner of DNR the authority to transfer the remaining interest in specific state lands to the owner of the agricultural rights to that land. Requires the owner of the agricultural rights to pay the fair market value for the remaining interest in the land. The provisions in SB 55 will be repealed on December, 31 2007.

SB 56 : Criminal Law/ Procedure/ Sentencing
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to criminal law and procedure, criminal sentences, and probation and parole; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 56
Companion Bill : HB 78
Contact : : 465-4522
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 2 SLA 05 : 03-22-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 14 KB]

03-02-05 : House and Senate unanimously passed Conference Committee substitute. Amends current presumptive sentencing, from a set term to a range of terms, to bring Alaska law into conformity with requirements imposed by the federal constitution as a result of the Blakely v. Washington decision. Allows judges to consider all relevant factors in sentencing and the ability to impose probation without undue complications in the criminal justice process. Improves public safety by clarifying the authority of police officers to arrest violators of probation and parole, and limiting the abuse of periodic sentencing.

03-22-05 : Criminal Sentencing Bill Signed Into Law - SB 56 Restores Order to Alaska's Criminal Justice System
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SB 60 : Extend Suicide Prevention Council
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act extending the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 82
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 05 : 04-09-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 28 KB]

03-18-05 : Passed House 35 to 1. Extends the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council from June 2005 to June 2009.

02-16-05 : Senate Passes Major Suicide Prevention Legislation - SB 60 Extends Statewide Suicide Prevention Council

SB 62 : Appropriation: Division Of Elections
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making a supplemental appropriation for increased operating costs of the division of elections; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 79
Contact : : 465-4611
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 1 SLA 05 : 03-09-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

02-24-05 : Passed House Feb. 24 by a vote of 30 to 3. SB 62 appropriates $694,900 to the division of elections for increased operating costs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, including $304,000 for temporary hires and overtime to process five petitions, absentee ballots and a recall petition; $243,200 for a court-ordered ballot reprint; and $104,600 to include a municipality of Anchorage bond question on the general election ballot.

SB 63 : Use Seat Belt Road Signs
Signed into Law! Chapter 15 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to road signs encouraging the use of safety belts.

Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 15 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

04-25-05 : Unanimously passed House April 25. Allows the Alaska Department of Transportation to erect and maintain roadway signs that encourage the use of safety belts. Stipulates placing the signs at the sites of traffic fatalities that could have been prevented if seat belts were in use. Between 1997-2002 about 55% of the traffic fatalities in Alaska could have been prevented if safety belts had been used.

SB 67 : Claims Against Health Care Providers
Signed into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to claims for personal injury or wrongful death against health care providers.

Version : HCS CS SB 67 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-3717
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-07-05
Current Status : Chapter 40 SLA 05 : 06-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : Passed House 5/6 by a vote of 22 to 16. Senate concurred with house changes 5/7 by a vote of 15 to 4. Caps noneconomic damage awards made against health care providers based on a two-step scale: damage awards arising out of wrongful death or severe permanent physical impairment that is more that 70% disabling are limited to $400,000 while all other noneconomic damage awards are limited to $250,000. Limit does not apply if the damages resulted from reckless or intentional misconduct.

SB 73 : School Bond Reimbursement/ Virology Lab
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction; relating to a lease-purchase agreement for the construction, equipping, and financing of a state virology laboratory in Fairbanks to be operated by the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to the issuance of certificates of participation for the laboratory; relating to the use of certain investment income for certain construction and equipment costs for the laboratory; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 73
Contact : : 465-8613
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-22-05
Current Status : Chapter 7 FSSLA 05 : 07-22-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-08-05 : Unanimously passed Senate 5/8. Authorizes sale of $24 million in certificates of participation (in a state lease financing obligation) to finance construction of a virology laboratory in Fairbanks.

05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

SB 85 : Off - Road Vehicle Use On Dalton Highway
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act repealing the ban on the use of certain off-road vehicles within five miles of the right-of-way of the James Dalton Highway; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 02-08-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 23 KB]

02-08-06 : Removes the prohibition on the use of off-road vehicles within five miles of the right-of-way of the James Dalton Highway beginning 12 months after the bill becomes law. Resources adopted letter of intent.

SB 86 : State/ Municipal Liability For Attorney Fees
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the liability of the state and municipalities for attorney fees in certain civil actions and appeals.

Version : CS SB 86 (CRA)(EFD FLD)
Companion Bill : HB 117
Contact : : 465-4021
Last Action : House Floor » (H) STA : 05-07-05

| Gov's Transmittal Letter |

05-05-05 : Passed the Senate 11 to 8 on 5/5. Limits the award of attorney's fees against the state and municipalities to public interest litigants, who are often granted full fees in cases determined by the court to be advancing an issue that reflects strong public policies. To ensure that public money is not disbursed as a subsidy to these litigants without an appropriate legislative authorization, the bill provides, as a matter of sovereign immunity, that the state or municipality would not be liable for attorney fee awards in excess of certain percentages of a money judgment or, if a money judgment is not recovered, certain percentages of the reasonable actual attorney fees the prevailing party incurred in litigating the issues upon which the party prevailed.

SB 87 : Seat Belt/ Child Safety Device Violations
Signed into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to motor vehicle safety belt violations.

Version : HCS SB 87 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 01-31-06
Current Status : Chapter 2 SLA 06 : 01-31-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

01-18-06 : Passed Senate 11-7. Deletes AS 28.05.095 (e), which prohibits a peace officer from detaining or issuing a citation for failure to comply with Alaska's mandatory seatbelt law unless the officer has probable cause to detain a vehicle for violation of a different offense. Clarifies that the seatbelt law applies when driving a vehicle ''on a highway.'' Exempts motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, snow mobiles and similar vehicles not designed to be operated on a highway.

08-30-06 : Senator Seekins Receives National Highway Safety Award

01-18-06 : Primary Seat Belt Law Passes Legislature - Buckling Up Saves Lives on Alaska's Roadways
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SB 90 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

Version : CS SB 90 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 17 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 98 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Unanimously passed House April 22. Declares October 18 of each year as Alaska Territorial Guard Day.

10-17-05 : Remembering Alaska's Territorial Guard

05-16-05 : Alaska Territorial Guard Day Becomes Law - October 18 Set Aside to Honor ATG Members

02-04-05 : Legislation to Honor Alaska Territorial Guard Introduced by Senator Huggins - SB 90 seeks to Declare October 18 as Alaska Territorial Guard Day

SB 93 : Fishing Permit And Vessel License Fees
Signed into Law! Chapter 16 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to commercial fishing permit and vessel license fees; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 93 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 174
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-12-05
Current Status : Chapter 16 SLA 05 : 05-12-05

| Factsheet | [PDF - 110 KB]
| Commercial Fisheries Commission Letter | [PDF - 69 KB]

04-28-05 : Senate concurred with House changes 4/27. Complies with recent rulings in Carlson v. State of Alaska to clarify that the non-residential fee differential for commercial fishing permits is charged ''per person'' rather than ''per permit.'' Increases the cap on the base fee that the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) may charge for annual renewal of permits from $300 to $3,000. Adds 13 vessel length categories in 25 foot increments and raises the fees for the categories.

SB 97 : Supplemental Appropriations/ CBR
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental, capital, and other appropriations, and reappropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; making an appropriation under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 97 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : HB 134
Last Action : (S) FIN » (H) FIN : 05-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Supplemental Request Spreadsheet |

SB 98 : Fast Track Supplemental Appropriations/ CBRF
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making supplemental appropriations, capital appropriations, and other appropriations; amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 98
Contact : : 465-3709
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-08-05
Current Status : Chapter 6 SLA 05 : 04-08-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Supplemental Request Spreadsheet |

04-08-05 : SB 98 was signed by the Governor April 8, with line item vetoes. SB 98 appropriates $854 million of general funds into a new public education fund established earlier this session by HB 158, which was signed into law April 4. The $854 million includes $400 million from the projected $500 million Fiscal Year 05 surplus, $440 million in FY 06 general funds and $14 million lapsing from the FY 05 K-12 budget. The bill also provides about $78 million in “Fast Track” general funds to cover needs for the current fiscal year. Also included: $58.7 million in federal funds for roadway, airport and other transportation needs; $5 million for computer network security needs; $6 million for infrastructure upgrades to Alaska's Land Mobile Radio system; $79 million in federal and state funding for Medicaid caseload and cost increases. The governor vetoed: $22 million appropriated to the Legislative Budget & Audit for contracts with state departments, agencies and commissions for natural gas pipeline work; $200,000 for Mt. Edgecumbe that the administration says it had already agreed to fund; $1.525 million to the Department of Natural Resources for gas pipeline work; $125,000 to the Office of the Governor for ANWR advocacy.

03-17-05 : Alaska PTA Thank Legislature for Work on Education

03-15-05 : House Funds Education

SB 100 : Enhanced 911 Surcharges
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to enhanced 911 systems and enhanced 911 surcharges imposed by a municipality, public municipal corporation, or village.

Version : CS SB 100 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : House Floor » (H) EDT : 05-08-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-05 : Passed Senate 5/7 by a vote of 17 to 2. Increases the current E-911 surcharge caps from 50 cents and 75 cents to a statewide cap of $2, and allows an increase above the cap by ordinance approved by the voters of the E-911 service area. Requires parity in surcharge amount applied to wireless and wireline telephones. Requires notification by the municipality when the surcharge is assessed and changed. Defines appropriate use of the E-911 surcharge revenue. Requires E-911 providers to execute an agreement addressing the duties and responsibilities of each entity and establishing how E-911 funds will be allocated. Provides municipalities with a mechanism to implement E-911 for multi-line telecommunications systems. Applies to home rule and general law municipalities.

SB 101 : Revisor's Bill
Signed into Law! Chapter 56 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Council Joint Committee

An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 101 (JUD)
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 56 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

05-10-05 : Senate concurred 18 to 1. Makes corrective amendments to Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes.

SB 102 : Coastal Management Programs
Signed into Law! Chapter 31 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act repealing the Alaska coastal management program; relating to an extension for review and approval of revisions to the Alaska coastal management program; relating to reviews and modifications by the Department of Natural Resources; relating to coastal resource district policies; providing for an effective date by amending the effective date of sec. 45, ch. 24, SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 102 (RES)
Companion Bill : HB 146
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-26-05
Current Status : Chapter 31 SLA 05 : 05-26-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Senate concurred 15 to 4 on 5/10. Extends by six months the deadlines regarding the Alaska Coastal Management Program contained in HB 191, which was passed in 2003. Extends the deadline for coastal resource districts to submit revised district coastal management plans to the Department of Natural Resources by an additional 2 months. Installs an audit and sunset clause for the entire Alaska Coastal Management Program in 2011. Provides an explicit prohibition against the adoption by reference of state or federal statutes or regulations. Automatically makes changes to the old district plans that have been requested by the legislature twice in the last three years.

SB 103 : Oil & Gas: Regulation Of Underground Injection
Signed into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to regulation of underground injection under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 142
Contact : : 793-1221
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 32 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-04-05 : Provides the State of Alaska with the ability to obtain primary enforcement for the underground injection of waste streams associated with oil and gas development in Alaska. Under the Federal government's Safe Drinking Water Act, the State currently manages a majority of the oil and gas field underground injection activity, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managing the remainder of the program. If passed, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission would be the primary agency overseeing all injection associated with oil and gas development. SB 103 will reduce duplication and confusion by streamlining the permitting process for the oil and gas industry.

SB 104 : Permanent Fund Dividend Fraud/ Eligibility
Signed into Law! Chapter 42 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the crimes of unsworn falsification in the first degree involving an application for a permanent fund dividend and false information or report involving eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; requiring the establishment of a permanent fund dividend fraud investigation unit in the Department of Revenue; relating to service in the peace corps and as a member of the United States Olympic Team as allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends and to the period for filing an application for a permanent fund dividend; authorizing the Department of Revenue to issue administrative orders imposing sanctions for certain misrepresentations or other actions concerning eligibility for a permanent fund dividend and providing for administrative appeal of those orders; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 104
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-25-06
Current Status : Chapter 42 SLA 06 : 05-25-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Senate and House adopted conference committee report. Elevates Permanent Fund Dividend fraud from a class A misdemeanor to a class C felony. Codifies a PFD fraud investigation unit within the Department of Revenue to assist the Department of Law in detecting and investigating PFD fraud. Adds peace corps and members of the Special Olympics to the allowable absences for permanent fund dividend eligibility.

SB 105 : No Overtime Wages For Flight Crew
Signed into Law! Chapter 19 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the retrospective application and applicability of the overtime compensation exemption for flight crew members; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 105 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 19 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-22-05 : Passed House by a vote of 31 to 7 on 4/21. Retroactively removes flight crews from statutory overtime compensation required under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act found in AS 23.10.060. Applies retroactively to flight crew work performed on or after Jan. 1, 2000.

SB 110 : Pollution Discharge & Waste Treatment/ Disposal
Signed into Law! Chapter 95 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to regulation of the discharge of pollutants under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

Version : HCS CS SB 110 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 153
Contact : : 465-5290
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-27-05
Current Status : Chapter 95 SLA 05 : 08-27-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : Senate concurred 13 to 6 on 5/10. Transfers responsibility for the federal Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to the State of Alaska. Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to report to the legislature annually until full authority for adminstering the NPDES has been transferred. Currently the DEC and federal Environmental Protection Agency jointly oversee surface wastewater discharges in Alaska. This has created a situation where federal regulators are making decisions with a limited understanding of the issues specific to our state. SB 110 will allow the NPDES program to be run in a streamlined, efficient manner that benefits industry and protects the environment.

SB 112 : Tax On Residents/ Employees In REAA; Grants
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to a tax on residents of and individuals employed in regional educational attendance areas; relating to permanent fund dividend applications; relating to regional educational attendance area grants; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 112 (FIN) Am
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 03-03-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-03-06 : Passed Senate. Notice of reconsideration given. Imposes an annual tax in Regional Education Attendance Areas (REAAs) to pay operating costs of local schools within the area. Levies the tax on persons 21 years of age or older who reside in an REAA on Jan. 1, or who work in an REAA the lesser of 10 consecutive days or a full pay period, or 20 cumulative days. Exempts senior citizens, those with income below federal poverty guidelines, disabled vets and those paying a property tax in another area of the state. Intent language specifies that the revenue collected is to be returned to REAAs as additional funding, not supplanting state or federal funds.

03-03-06 : Alaska Senate Creates New Funding Source for Rural Schools - SB 112 Dedicates Local Money to Local Schools

02-23-05 : Legislation to Strengthen Rural Schools Introduced

SB 113 : Gulf Of Alaska Groundfish Fishery
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens by Request

An Act relating to entry into and management of Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries.

Version : CS SB 113 (RES)
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : House Floor » (H) FSH : 05-04-05

SB 121 : State Of AK Capital Corporation ; Bonds
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the State of Alaska Capital Corporation; authorizing the issuance of bonds by the State of Alaska Capital Corporation to finance capital improvements in the state; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 188
Contact : : 465-2302
Last Action : (S) FIN » (H) FIN : 05-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-28-05 : Establishes the Alaska capital income account as a separate account of the Alaska permanent fund and authorizes depositing the earnings on money received from State v. Amerada Hess. Proposes to end inflation proofing of the part of the pernament fund principal attributable to the Amerada Hess settlement and to authorize depositing the earnings into the capital income account. The money could be appropriated by the legislature for any valid public purpose, including covering debt service on bonds to finance capital improvements in the state issued by the State of Alaska Capital Corporation under a companion bill.

SB 122 : Amerada Hess Income; Capital Income Account
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the Alaska capital income account within the Alaska permanent fund; relating to deposits into the account; relating to certain transfers regarding the Amerada Hess settlement to offset the effects of inflation on the Alaska permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2302
Last Action : (S) FIN » (H) FIN : 05-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-28-05 : Establishes the State of Alaska Capital Corporation with the authority to issue bonds to finance up to $350 million in state capital improvements, including the cost of issuing the bonds. Intent is to cover the debt service on bonds issued by the corporation using appropriations from the earnings on the settlement proceeds derived from the Amerada Hess royalty settlement.

SB 124 : Fisheries Business License; Bond
Signed into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to requirements to obtain and maintain a fisheries business license; relating to security required of fish processors and primary fish buyers; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 124 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 192
Contact : : 465-2302
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Chapter 24 SLA 05 : 05-17-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : Senate unanimously concurred 5/10. Requires fisheries business license holders to pay all required taxes and fines in order to obtain and maintain their license. License holders must pay taxes including assessments supporting the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, employment security contributions, local fish taxes and any fines levied by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The bill is intended to prevent fishing businesses from obtaining a license if they repeatedly demonstrate an unwillingness to pay taxes and fines that support the fishing industry and ensure workplace safety. SB 124 also repeals and reenacts a requirement for primary fish buyers and fish processors to have a performance bond. The proposed bond requirements enhance protections for employees and fishermen without placing additional requirements or costs on processors with no history of problems. Eases licensing requirements for processors of good standing by eliminating the current requirement to secure two years of taxes during the Jan. 1 to March 31 period.

SB 125 : Licensing Medical Or Care Facilities
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the licensing, regulation, enforcement, and appeal rights of ambulatory surgical centers, assisted living homes, child care facilities, child placement agencies, foster homes, free-standing birth centers, home health agencies, hospices or agencies providing hospice services or operating hospice programs, hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, maternity homes, nursing facilities, residential child care facilities, residential psychiatric treatment centers, runaway shelters, and rural health clinics; relating to possession of a firearm at licensed entities and facilities; relating to criminal history requirements, and a registry, regarding certain licenses, certifications, approvals, and authorizations by the Department of Health and Social Services; relating to the personal needs allowance for assisted living home residents, and authorizing emergency regulations relating to the personal needs allowance; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 125
Companion Bill : HB 193
Contact : : 465-3139
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 57 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : CC report approved 5/10. Consolidates the licensing functions of the Department of Health and Social Services as part of a reorganization initiated by Executive Order #108 to streamline DHSS program operations. Requires DHSS to implement a single, consolidated background check process across all programs to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect of its vulnerable clients.

SB 128 : Borough Incorporation Is Not Boundary Change
Signed into Law! Chapter 86 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to consideration by the Local Boundary Commission of a requested borough incorporation.

Version : SB 128 Am
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-27-05
Current Status : Chapter 86 SLA 05 : 07-27-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]

05-09-05 : Unanimously passed House on 5/9. Amends AS 44.33.812 to clarify that the Local Boundary Commission (LBC) is not mandated to force borough incorporation when the LBC considers a local government ''boundary change.''

03-03-05 : Bill Redirects Local Boundary Commission in Borough Action

SB 129 : Wrongful Filing Of Lis Pendens
Signed into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to the wrongful recording of a notice of pendency of an action relating to title to or right to possession of real property.

Version : CS SB 129 (JUD)
Companion Bill : HB 179
Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-20-05
Current Status : Chapter 27 SLA 05 : 05-20-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/3. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to file a wrongful notice that an action is pending that affects title to real property when the notice is filed with reckless disregard that the action would not affect title to the property or no action is actually pending.

SB 130 : Workers' Compensation/ Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to workers' compensation and to assigned risk pools; relating to the Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association; establishing the Task Force on Workers' Compensation; amending Rule 45, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : FCCS SB 130 (EFD PFLD H)
Contact : : 465-2790
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-09-05
Current Status : Chapter 10 FSSLA 05 : 08-09-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-08-05 : Passed House by a vote of 35 to 4 on 5/8. Proposes multiple amendments to increase the efficiency and flexibility of the current workers' compensation system. Full description available later.

09-06-05 : Workers' Compensation Task Force Formed - 13 Alaskans Will Craft Further Solutions

08-09-05 : Governor Signs Workers' Compensation Bill Into Law - Legislation Protects Workers and Business Owners

05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

05-19-05 : Senate Takes Major Step to Ending Special Session - Conference Committee Members Named for SB 130, SB 141

SB 132 : Human Rights Commission
Signed into Law! Chapter 63 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to complaints filed with, investigations, hearings, and orders of, and the interest rate on awards of the State Commission for Human Rights; and making conforming amendments.

Version : HCS SB 132 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 202
Contact : : 465-3994
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 63 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 18-2. Enhances the effectiveness of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights by allowing the commission to be more selective about the cases it prosecutes to remedy unlawful discrimination. SB 132 reverses a state Supreme Court decision (ADFG v. Meyer) that decided a hearing is mandatory if there is substantial evidence to back up the complaint. This bill gives the commission the power to determine which complaints of unlawful discrimination merit pursuit thereby most effectively utilizing the commission's limited resources.

SB 133 : Aviation Advisory Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 18 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act establishing the Aviation Advisory Board; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 209
Contact : : 465-3904
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-14-05
Current Status : Chapter 18 SLA 05 : 05-14-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-03-05 : Creates a permanent advisory board within the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to advise the commissioner on the department's aviation functions. The board will consist of 11 members appointed by the governor to staggered three year terms. All board members will serve at the pleasure of the governor.

SB 134 : Pilot Project: Sex Offense Victims Rights
Signed into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to a pilot project to review and investigate certain complaints from victims of sexual assault in the first degree or sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree concerning actions of justice agencies.

Version : CS SB 134 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 74 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 39-0. Establishes a pilot program within the Office of Victim's Rights to review cases in which the victim of first degree sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor complains that the investigation has not been timely or through. Pilot program begins Sept. 1, 2006 and ends it August 31, 2008.

SB 135 : Assault & Custodial Interference
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the crimes of assault and custodial interference; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 135 (JUD)(EFD Am)
Contact : : 465-3762
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Passed House 34 to 1 on 5/10. Amends the definition of custodial interference and assaults against children. SB 135 alters the definition of assault from ''reasonably requires treatment'' to ''would cause a reasonable caregiver to seek medical attention from a health care professional in the form of diagnosis or treatment.'' This proposed change comes after a caregiver's assault conviction involving a nine month old baby was overturned by the court of appeals. The bill also protects children kidnapped by a non-custodial parent claiming the child was subjected to abuse and/or neglect. These cases typically mean the child is kept out of school and moved around to avoid the authorities. The ''necessity'' defense used in these cases will be changed by requiring the non-custodial parent to keep the child no more than 24 hours, or the time necessary before contacting authorities, whichever is shorter.

SB 137 : Evictions From University Student Housing
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act providing that the University of Alaska may evict a tenant from student housing that is exempt from the provisions of the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act without resorting to court proceedings under AS 09.45.060 - 09.45.160.

Version : HCS SB 137 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : (H) JUD » House : 05-10-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-30-05 : Clarifies that certain public and private institutions which provide housing are exempt from the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. SB 137 acknowledges that institutions such as universities, hospitals, nursing homes, churches and counseling centers that are not in the business of long term residential housing are not subject to the higher eviction standards required by current law. The bill clarifies that a court order to evict people from these kinds of institutions is not required.

SB 139 : Occupational Boards/ Agencies
Signed into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act relating to termination and oversight of boards, commissions, and agency programs; extending the termination date of the Board of Marital and Family Therapy; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 139 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3613
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-24-05
Current Status : Chapter 58 SLA 05 : 06-24-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]

05-10-05 : Senate unanimously concurred 5/10. Extends the sunset date of the Board of Marital and Family Therapy from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2010. Adds the following to the criteria that must be considered in the sunset review of Agencies, Boards and Commissions: the extent to which the agency, board or commission has effectively attained its objectives and the efficiency with which it has operated; the extent to which the board, commission or agency duplicates the activities of another governmental agency or the private sector. Changes the standard sunset period for boards or commissions scheduled to terminate under AS 44.66 or AS 08.03 from four years to eight years. Provides for the transfer of authority for regulatory boards that are terminated.

SB 140 : Computers & Internet
Signed into Law! Chapter 97 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to computers, computer communications, and the Internet.

Version : HCS CS SB 140 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-30-05
Current Status : Chapter 97 SLA 05 : 08-30-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Senate unanimously concurred 5/10. Makes it unlawful for a person who is not the owner or authorized user of a computer to use spyware to cause a pop-up advertisement under circumstances defined in the bill, or to purchase advertising that violates the prohibition on using spyware to customize pop-up advertising. Makes online enticement of minors a felony under Alaska law. A person commits the crime of online enticement of a minor if the person is 18 years or older and knowingly uses a computer to communicate with another person to entice, solicit or encourage the person to engage in an act described in AS 11.41.455(a)(1)-(7). Makes online enticement a class C felony or a class B felony if the defendant is required to register as a sex offender or child kidnapper under AS 12.63 or similar law. Makes electronic distribution of indecent materials, i.e. pornography, to minors a felony under Alaska law.

03-10-05 : State Senator Targets Computer Invaders - Bill Aims to Reduce Spyware

SB 141 : Public Employee/ Teacher Retirement/ Boards
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the teachers' and public employees' retirement systems and creating defined contribution and health reimbursement plans for members of the teachers' retirement system and the public employees' retirement system who are first hired after July 1, 2006; relating to university retirement programs; establishing the Alaska Retirement Management Board to replace the Alaska State Pension Investment Board, the Alaska Teachers' Retirement Board, and the Public Employees' Retirement Board; adding appeals of the decisions of the administrator of the teachers' and public employees' retirement systems to the jurisdiction of the office of administrative hearings; providing for nonvested members of the teachers' retirement system defined benefit plans to transfer into the teachers' retirement system defined contribution plan and for nonvested members of the public employees' retirement system defined benefit plans to transfer into the public employees' retirement system defined contribution plan; providing for political subdivisions and public organizations to request to participate in the public employees' defined contribution retirement plan; and providing for an effective date.

Version : FCCS SB 141 (2D FCC)
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-27-05
Current Status : Chapter 9 FSSLA 05 : 07-27-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 109 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| SB 141 Overview | [PDF - 95 KB]
| SB 141 White Paper | [PDF - 180 KB]
| AK Retirement Boards Comparison | [PDF - 87 KB]
| SB 141 - Walkthrough | [PDF - 79 KB]
| Actuarial Valuation 101 | [PDF - 45 KB]
| Benefit Changes - Cost Comparison | [PDF - 9 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Part 1 | [PDF - 322 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Part 2 | [PDF - 295 KB]
| (S) FIN Discussion Topics 03/29 - 04/03 | [PDF - 54 KB]
| Board Restructuring Slide Presentation | [PDF - 77 KB]
| Contribution Rate of Existing Employees Slide Presentation | [PDF - 185 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Medical Benefits Program for DC Plan Members | [PDF - 95 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Contribution Rates for New Defined Contribution Plan | [PDF - 184 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Health Reimbursement Arrangement | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Conversion Option from DB to DC | [PDF - 61 KB]
| Slide Presentation - SB 141 vs. CS SB 141 (FIN) Comparision | [PDF - 12 KB]

05-06-05 : Gives future state employees the option of choosing a defined contribution or a defined benefit retirement plan.

04-27-06 : Senator Stedman Questions House Commitment to Retirement Reform - Pension Reform Advocate Dubious of House Delay Tactics

07-27-05 : Public Employee Pension Reform Signed into Law - First Step to Solving $5.7 Billion Dollar Deficit Taken
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05-25-05 : Special Session Closes With Major Legislation Passed - SB 130, SB 141, Strong Capital Budget Headline 2005 Session

05-19-05 : Senate Takes Major Step to Ending Special Session - Conference Committee Members Named for SB 130, SB 141

03-14-05 : Retirement Security Act Introduced in State Senate - SB 141 Strengthens Retirement System for Existing and Future Public Employees

SB 142 : Regional School Board Land Ownership
Signed into Law! Chapter 35 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to ownership of land by regional school boards; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 142 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 35 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/8. Excludes airport properties from AS 14.08.151(b), which directs the state to convey title to land and buildings used in relation to regional educational attendance area schools when requested to do so by the regional school board.

SB 143 : State Info System Plan: Legislature/ Univ
Signed into Law! Chapter 25 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. State Affairs Committee

An Act amending the definition of the term 'state agencies' as it applies under Executive Order No. 113; relating to information systems in the legislative branch and to the Telecommunications Information Council; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 143 (STA)
Contact : : 465-4522
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Chapter 25 SLA 05 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 102 KB]

05-07-05 : Exempts the telecommunications operations of the legislature and University of Alaska from oversight by the executive branch. Clarifies that the executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, at the direction of Legislative Council, establishes information system guidelines for the legislature.

SB 144 : Emission Control Program Permits/ Regs
Signed into Law! Chapter 33 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Resources Committee

An Act relating to regulations, definitions, and permits under the emission control permit program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 144 (RES)
Contact : : 465-4907
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 33 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 102 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
| (S) RES Bill Packet | [PDF - 1.29 MB]

05-09-05 : Passed House 35 to 1 on 5/9. Amends current state statutes on air quality permitting for stationary sources to meet federal air quality requirements. SB 144 streamlines existing laws so the state can maintain primacy over air quality permitting in Alaska.

SB 147 : Sport Fish Facility Bonds/ Surcharges
Signed into Law! Chapter 94 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act providing for a sport fishing facility surcharge on sport fishing licenses; providing for the construction and renovation of state sport fishing facilities and for other projects beneficial to the sport fish resources of the state as a public enterprise; and authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to finance those projects.

Version : HCS CS SB 147 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 08-23-05
Current Status : Chapter 94 SLA 05 : 08-23-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 109 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed House on reconsideration 5/9. Establishes a sport fishing facility surcharge to pay the principal and interest on up to $69 million in revenue bonds to finance the construction and renovation of fisheries rehabilitation, enhancement and development projects that benefit sport fishing. Terminates facility surcharge once the bonds have been paid in full.

SB 150 : Alaska Children's Trust Fund Grants
Signed into Law! Chapter 34 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Health, Education & Social Services Committee

An Act relating to the Alaska children's trust grant awards.

Version : CS SB 150 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3762
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-05
Current Status : Chapter 34 SLA 05 : 06-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-05 : Passed House 36 to 1 on 5/8. Specifies criteria for awarding grants from the Alaska children's trust fund. Board may not award grants to a single project or program for more than four years. Board may not exceed the following amounts for the years specified: for the first year 75 percent of the first-year costs; for the second year 50 percent of the first-year costs; for the third and fourth years 25 percent of the first-year costs. Requires an applicant to submit and the board to consider a plan for sustainability and self-sufficiency when awarding grants. Allows the board to reduce or discontinue a grant awarded or distributed from the children's trust fund at any time during the grant period if the project is not being successful in accomplishing its objective, as determined by the board.

SB 153 : International Airports Revenue Bonds
Signed into Law! Chapter 28 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to international airports revenue bonds; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 237
Contact : : 465-3900
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-26-05
Current Status : Chapter 28 SLA 05 : 05-26-05

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-10-05 : Passed House 34 to 4 on 5/10. Amends AS 37.15.410 to increase the total amount of bond authorization for the state's two international airports from $524,500,000 to $812,500,000. Annual debt service on the revenue bonds will be paid for primarily through airline rates and fees. At the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the bond package includes $91 million for a seismic retrofit of the A and B concourses of the South Terminal. In Fairbanks, $86.8 million in bond proceeds will upgrade and replace terminal facilities to accommodate future growth in passenger numbers and address seismic and code issues.

SB 154 : Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to the jurisdiction for proceedings relating to delinquent minors and to telephonic and televised participation in those proceedings; amending Rules 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24.1, and 25, Alaska Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 154 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4522
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-13-05
Current Status : Chapter 70 SLA 05 : 07-13-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : Seante unanimously concurred 5/10. Applies the State's juvenile delinquency laws to a person 18 years or older if the person is alleged to have committed a violation of criminal law that occurred when the person was under 18, and the period of limitation has not expired. Amends Court Rule 3(e), Alaska Delinquency Rules, to allow juvenile offenders to participate telephonically in certain proceedings in which personal appearance is not essential to the fair disposition of the matter. Court Rule changes require two-thirds vote of the legislature. Specifies that a juvenile has the right, and the ability to waive the right, to be physically present in court for: arraignment, adjudication, disposition, probation revocation, extension of jurisdiction and waiver of jurisdiction hearings.

SB 155 : Appropriation: Schools/ Univ/ Virology Lab/ Museum
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act making appropriations for construction of an integrated science complex at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, for replacement of the virology laboratory in Fairbanks, for expansion of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, for the major maintenance grant fund, and for other capital projects related to education; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 155 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : (H) RLS » House : 05-07-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 107 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Proposed Projects | [PDF - 125 KB]

05-04-05 : Appropriates approximately $387 million from the General Fund for maintenance and construction of education facilities, institutions of higher learning and projects that benefit the education of all Alaskans.

SB 156 : Layoff/ Nonretention Of Teachers
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Stevens

An Act relating to notification to teachers of layoff or nonretention.

Contact : : 465-4993
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-04-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Passed Senate 5/4 by a vote of 17 to 2. Repeals AS 14.20.140(a), which requires school districts to notify tenured teachers of layoff or non-retention for the following school year by March 16. Requires school districts to notify both tenured and non-tenured teachers of layoff or non-retention on or before the last day of the school term.

SB 157 : Utilities/ Pipelines Cost Charge/ Liability
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the maximum annual regulatory cost charge collected from certain regulated public utilities and pipeline carriers and to public utility liability associated with operating certain transmission lines under a Regulatory Commission of Alaska order for joint use and interconnection; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 157 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2503
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 04-10-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-10-06 : Passed House 34-0. Notice of reconsideration given. Returns to Senate for concurrence. Allows for a three year increase in the Regulatory Cost Charge (RCC) rate from .7 percent to .9 percent to fund information system improvements within the RCA including implementation of a case management system, a time management system, and an interactive RCA website that would allow regulated entities to electronically file forms and pleadings on-line. Because the improvements are expected to reduce RCA operating costs, the bill would reduce the maximum regulatory cost to the previous .7 percent in 2008. Relieves a public utility of liability when it is ordered by the RCA to provide joint use and interconnection of a transmission line associated with continued operation of a transmission line owned by the Alaska Energy Authority. Retroactive to December 1, 2004

SB 158 : Municipal Tax On State Construction Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 80 SLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to the determination of full and true value of taxable municipal property for purposes of providing planning assistance to the Department of Education and Early Development and the legislature, calculating funding for education, calculating school district participating shares for school construction grants, and calculating tax resource equalization payments and excluding from that determination the value of property in certain areas detached from a municipality and the value of certain property involved with oil and gas that is not taxed by a municipality; and prohibiting the imposition of municipal sales and use taxes on state construction contracts and certain subcontracts; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-19-05
Current Status : Chapter 80 SLA 05 : 07-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-10-05 : House receded from amendments 35 to 2 on 5/10. Passed House 5/5 by a vote of 23 to 13. Prohibits the imposition of municipal sales and use tax on a construction contract awarded by the state or a state agency, or on a subcontract awarded in connection with the project funded under the construction contract.

SB 160 : State Procurement Electronic Tools
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to a procurement and electronic commerce tools program for state departments and instrumentalities of the state.

Version : CS SB 160 (FIN) Am(EFD FLD)
Companion Bill : HB 257
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-03-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Notice of reconsideration given. Allows state departments and instrumentalities to contract with a private party to provide procurement services and to provide for the delivery and use of electronic commerce tools.

SB 164 : Salmon Product Development Tax Credit
Signed into Law! Chapter 3 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act relating to the salmon product development tax credit; providing for an effective date by amending an effective date in sec. 7, ch. 57, SLA 2003; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 164 (RLS)
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 3 SLA 06 : 03-02-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

02-06-06 : Extends the deadline for salmon processors to apply for a salmon product development tax credit for property put into service before December 31, 2008. SB 164 also defines what items are eligible for a tax credit.

02-06-06 : Legislature Extends Salmon Tax Credit Through 2008 - Stedman Bill Encourages Capital Investment to Modernize Alaska’s Salmon Processing Industry

SB 169 : Workers' Compensation Records
Passed House!
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to release of information in individual workers' compensation records; relating to breaches of security involving personal information, credit report and credit score security freezes, consumer credit monitoring, credit accuracy, protection of social security numbers, disposal of records, identity theft, furnishing consumer credit header information, credit cards, and debit cards; amending Rule 60, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 169 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 291
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-05-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]

05-07-06 : Passed House 40-0. Prohibits the Division of Workers' Compensation from releasing injured workers' personal information contained in individual workers' compensation files. Floor amendment added a number of consumer protection provisions. Protects social security numbers, requires notifying individuals if personal information is accessed and allows victims of identity theft to file a police report. Prohibits printing of more than the last five digits of a credit card number on receipts. Allows individuals to freeze their credit report so they are the only ones with access to it.

SB 171 : NPR - A Community Grant Program
Signed into Law! Chapter 55 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Wilken

An Act amending the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska special revenue fund to require allocation and deposit to the Alaska permanent fund and the public school fund of amounts in the percentages that are prescribed by law of the money obtained by the state as semiannual payments of a share of National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska sales, rentals, bonuses, and royalties received by the federal government that have not been appropriated from the state's special revenue fund for grants to municipalities, to authorize pro rata reductions in those fund allocations and deposits if amounts are insufficient to make those deposits in full, and, as to amounts received by the state in excess of amounts appropriated for grants to municipalities, to identify a priority of authorization for appropriations to offset past deficiencies in allocations and deposits of those funds before appropriations to other state funds or for other purposes for which the state may use its share of these payments; and directing that appropriations from the fund made as grants for activities, services, and facilities shall be identified as capital appropriation items and that the amounts of each item shall be specified.

Version : HCS CS SB 171 (CRA)
Contact : : 465-3709
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-03-06
Current Status : Chapter 55 SLA 06 : 06-03-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |
| Slide Presentation - Explanation of NPRA Impact Mitigation Program | [PDF - 2.90 MB]

05-09-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Committee substitute states that 25 percent of the total dollars received by the State of Alaska will be deposited into the principal of the Alaska Permanent Fund and .5 percent of the total will be deposited to the Public School Trust Fund after grants to alleviate the impact of oil development within NPR-A are funded. The committee substitute also indicates that the grants will be named individually in an appropriation bill.

SB 172 : Initiative\ Referendum\ Recall\ Pamphlet
Signed into Law! Chapter 38 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to election pamphlets and to the presentation of initiatives and referenda on the ballot; relating to review of applications for certification of initiatives; relating to the circulation and subscription of recall petitions; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 172
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 38 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-02-06 : Senate and House voted to adopt conference committee report. Increases the word limit for initiative and referenda ballot titles from six words to 25 words. Specifies that the proposition shall, in not more than 50 words per section, give a true and impartial summary of the proposed law. It also provides for the publication of an official election pamphlet when a ballot initiative appears on the primary ballot.

SB 174 : Passenger Vehicle Rental Tax
Signed into Law! Chapter 1 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act excluding certain trucks and vehicles provided by automobile dealers as replacement transportation during warranty, recall, or service contract repairs from the definition of 'passenger vehicle' for purposes of the passenger vehicle rental tax; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS SB 174 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Signed into Law : 01-26-06
Current Status : Chapter 1 SLA 06 : 01-26-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

01-11-06 : Passed Senate 20 to 0. Exempts rental trucks used to transport personal property from the passenger vehicle rental tax. Clarifies that rental vehicles, when provided by an automobile dealer to a customer as replacement transportation during warranty, recall, or service contract repairs, are exempt from imposed vehicle rental taxes.

SB 175 : Dispensing Opticians & Board
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act relating to dispensing opticians, to dispensing optician apprentices, to the Board of Dispensing Opticians, and to the practice of dispensing opticianry; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 175 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-02-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-02-05 : Unanimously passed Senate 5/2. Sunsets the Board of Dispensing Opticians (BDO) and transfers authority for regulating opticians to the Division of Occupational Licensing in the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Continues licensing for dispensing opticians. Increases from 2 to 4 the number of apprenctices that can work under one licensed optician, optometrist, or medical doctor. Simplifies the process for opticians from other states to be licensed in Alaska. Transfers administration of the optician's apprenticeship program from the state to the Department of Labor. USDOL administers a number of apprenticeship programs.

SB 177 : Practice Of Psychology
Signed into Law! Chapter 77 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Health, Education & Social Services Committee by Request

An Act eliminating the prohibition on the use by certain licensed professionals of titles or descriptions of services that incorporate the terms 'psychoanalysis,' 'psychoanalyst,' 'psychotherapy,' 'psychotherapeutic,' or 'psychotherapist.'

Version : CS SB 177 (HES)
Contact : : 465-3762
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 77 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-06 : Passed House 33-0. Allows licensed professional counselors, licensed marital and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers to use psychological terms.

SB 186 : Executive Branch Ethics
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 186 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : House Floor » (H) RLS : 03-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 109 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

02-23-06 : Amends the Executive Branch Ethics Act regarding the disclosure of financial information and the filing of an ethics complaint against members of the executive branch.

SB 187 : Legislative Ethics/ Meetings
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to legislative ethics open meetings guidelines, to the public members of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, to alternate members of the legislative subcommittees, to advisory opinions, and to confidential information and proceedings regarding legislative ethics complaints and investigations.

Version : HCS SB 187 (STA)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Senate Floor » (H) STA : 05-09-05

| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-05 : Passed The Senate on May 7, 2005

SB 188 : Bulk Fuel Revolving Loan Fund Cap
Signed into Law! Chapter 78 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Donald Olson

An Act relating to the maximum amount of loans from the bulk fuel revolving loan fund to one borrower in a fiscal year.

Version : CS SB 188 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3877
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 78 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Passed House 33-0. Increases the maximum loan amount, from $300,000 to $400,000 for a single community and up to $1,500,000 for a multiple community fuel purchase, that a cooperative can receive from the state bulk fuel revolving loan fund.

SB 189 : Requirements For Driver's License/ I. D.
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to issuance of identification cards and to issuance of driver's licenses; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 189 (STA)
Companion Bill : HB 290
Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-07-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |

04-07-06 : Passed Senate 17-1. Notice of reconsideration given. Requires anyone applying for a state of Alaska driver's license or ID card to be a U.S. citizen or be legally authorized to be in the U.S. under federal law. Prevents individuals with time limited legal status from obtaining a driver's license or ID card with an expiration date later than the allowable length of stay, and if the authorized stay is indefinite, the ID expires one year from date of issue.

SB 200 : Use Of Force To Protect Self/ Home/ Property
Signed into Law! Chapter 68 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to defense of self, other persons, property, or services.

Version : HCS CS SB 200 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 68 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-03-06 : Senate voted 16-0 to concur with House amendments. Allows force, or deadly force, as a legal option under certain circumstances where life, property, and the welfare of others is at high risk. Broadens existing statute, which allows a person to use force to defend property that a person owns or leases, to include ''specific places a person has a right to be.” Allows the use of force to protect children threatened with death or serious injury, kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, or robbery. Permits use of force by a victim remaining inside an automobile being car-jacked, or by a person outside a vehicle being stolen if there is a victim inside that vehicle. Prohibits the use of force for any reason against law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, or those assisting them in their official duties.

05-01-06 : Legislature Passes New Self Defense Law - SB 200 Based on Florida's ''Castle Law''

03-27-06 : Senator Therriault Broadens Self Defense Laws - SB 200 Based on Florida's ''Castle Law''
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SB 206 : Detention / I. D. Of Persons; Contempt Of Ct
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to contempt of court and to temporary detention and identification of persons.

Version : HCS CS SB 206 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Senate » Senate : 05-09-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 21 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 26-6. Sets guidelines for law enforcement officers to collect evidence from material witnesses at the scene of the crime.

07-25-06 : Material Witness Bills Added to Special Session - Legislation Will Combat Gun Violence and Gangs in Anchorage

SB 207 : AK Aerospace Development Corporation Board Membership
Signed into Law! Chapter 29 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

An Act relating to the membership on the board of directors of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation.

Version : CS SB 207 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 341
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 29 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-06 : Passed House 36-1. Mandates that two of the state residents on the Alaska Aerospace Development Board be residents of the borough where the launch activities of the corporation occur unless there are no qualified applicants from the borough. States that no existing board members will lose their seats.

SB 209 : Access To Licensed Club Premises
Signed into Law! Chapter 69 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

An Act relating to access by persons under 21 years of age to premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages as clubs when alcoholic beverages are not present and, when alcoholic beverages are present, to premises of a patriotic organization licensed as a club if the person possesses a valid active duty military or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

Version : CS SB 209 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 69 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 34-1. Allows military personnel under the age of 21 access to patriotic organizations licensed to sell alcoholic beverages if the person posesses a valid active duty military ID card or armed forces identification card issued by the United States government.

SB 210 : Violations Of Alcoholic Beverages Laws/ Forfeiture
Signed into Law! Chapter 17 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

An Act relating to the manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages; relating to forfeitures of property for violations of alcoholic beverage laws; and relating to violations of alcoholic beverage laws.

Version : SB 210 Am H
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 17 SLA 06 : 05-01-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |

04-12-06 : Allows for seizure of alcohol transported by common carrier in violation of current law. Authorizes the seizure of property determined to have been purchased or obtained through the proceeds of illegal importation or sale of alcohol and specifies that a firearm used in furtherance of a crime under the bootlegging statutes, and is subject to seizure and forfeiture. Outlines a procedure for a person claiming an interest in property that has been seized. Defines ''manufacture'' of alcohol as it pertains to local option. Addresses inconsistencies relating to the presumption of possession for sale.

04-12-06 : Senator Therriault Protects Rural Communities

SB 216 : Bail Restrictions/ Unlawful Evasion
Signed into Law! Chapter 57 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins, Sen. Lyda Green

An Act relating to bail and unlawful evasion; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 216 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 57 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Senate voted to concur with House amendments 20-0. Makes unlawful evasion a felony for anyone held on a felony charge and a misdemeanor for anyone being held on a misdemeanor charge. Bans most the temporary and periodic release of inmates being held at a correctional facility.

05-07-06 : Bail Restrictions Bill Passes Legislature - SB 216 Blocks Most Temporary Releases for Prisoners

SB 218 : Sex Offenders/ Sentencing/ Abuse Reports
Signed into Law! Chapter 14 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Con Bunde

An Act relating to sex offenders and child kidnappers; relating to periodic polygraph examinations for sex offenders released on probation or parole; relating to sexual abuse of a minor; relating to the definitions of 'aggravated sex offense' and 'child kidnapping'; relating to penalties for failure to report child abuse or neglect; relating to sentencing for sex offenders and habitual criminals; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 218 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 14 SLA 06 : 04-27-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Opinion-Editorial |

04-07-06 : Senate concurred with House changes 18-0. Increases sentencing times for the most egregious unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against a minor to a minimum sentence of 25 years. Increases sentencing for Unclassified and Class A sexual felonies against an adult to a minimum of 20 years. Restructures and increases sentencing for Class B and Class C sexual offenses. Requires periodic polygraph testing for sex offenders on probation and parole.

05-08-06 : Victim Protection Bills Approved by Legislature

04-07-06 : Legislature Passes Landmark Sex Offender Sentencing Bill

04-03-06 : News Conference to be Held on Landmark Sexual Assault Legislation - SB 218 Locks up Worst Offenders - Requires Polygraph Exams
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02-22-06 : Bunde and Neuman Push Stricter Sentencing for Sex Offenders

SB 224 : Older Alaskans' Day
Signed into Law! Chapter 8 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Establishing Older Alaskans' Day.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-23-06
Current Status : Chapter 8 SLA 06 : 03-23-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

03-13-06 : Passed House 30-0. Establishes the second Wednesday of September as Older Alaskan's Day to honor residents 60 years or older.

SB 231 : Budget: Capital & Other Appropriations
Signed into Law! Chapter 82 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and appropriations to capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 231 (FIN) Am H(BRF SUP MAJ PFLD H)
Companion Bill : HB 368
Contact : : 465-3500
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-30-06
Current Status : Chapter 82 SLA 06 : 06-30-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |
| Work Draft - 24-GS2034-I - dated 04/28/06 | [PDF - 3.80 MB]

05-10-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 15-5. Appropriates $628 million in general fund revenue to the state's FY 07 capital construction and maintenance budget. Funds various road, harbor and airport projects statewide and pays for deferred maintenance projects. Provides numerous grants to schools and non-profit organizations. Appropriates $29 million for water and wastewater projects. Provides $182.7 million for the Power Cost Equalization endowment Program.

05-03-06 : Alaska Senate Shows Unanimous Support for FY 07 Capital Budget - Entire State Benefits from Spending Plan

SB 232 : Supplemental Appropriations
Signed into Law! Chapter 13 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act making appropriations, supplemental appropriations, and capital appropriations; amending appropriations and funding sources; making appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CCS SB 232
Contact : : 465-3983
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-27-06
Current Status : Chapter 13 SLA 06 : 04-27-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-18-06 : Creates ''Fast Track'' Supplemental bill. It includes $12 million for fuel price and usage increases of the Alaska Marine Highway, $10 million to replace the White Mountain elementary school that burned, $3.8 million to repair the Susitna Valley High School roof, and $4 million for phase 1 of the telephone system replacement. Includes $750,000 for Arctic Power. $3 million to PAC West Communications for a lobbying effort to open ANWR. $3.3 million for the Power Cost Equalization program and $250,000 for the bulk-fuel loan program and $430,000 for Arctic Winter Games. Sets aside $600 million of budget surplus. Half that amount goes into the Public Education Fund, the other half goes into an AHFC account to pay for future capital construction projects.

03-28-06 : House Finance Committee Focuses on Savings

03-28-06 : PCE Funding Added to Fast Track

03-27-06 : Fast Track Supplemental Passes House Floor

03-21-06 : House Finance Committee Considers Fast-Track Supplemental Bill

SB 235 : School Performance Bonuses
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to a public school performance incentive program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 235 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 364
Contact : : 465-2803
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-20-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

04-20-06 : Passed Senate. Notice of reconsideration given. Provides for a public school performance incentive program to provide school personnel up to a $5,500 inventive payment when students achieve more than one year's academic growth. Authorizes the Department of Eduction to set eligibility requirements and the mathematical formula for achievement through regulation.

SB 236 : AK Housing FinanceCorporation Dividend/ Subsidiaries
Signed into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to subsidiary corporations of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and to the dividend paid to the state by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 236 (FIN)
Contact : : 330-8445
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 7 SLA 06 : 03-16-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

02-27-06 : Permits the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to make accounting changes to bring the corporation's reconciliation and calculation of the dividend into compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board rules. Expands the eligibility of projects that may be financed by a subsidiary of the AHFC.

SB 237 : Additional Judges/ Judges' Salaries
Signed into Law! Chapter 51 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the compensation of justices and judges, and to increasing the number of superior court judges designated for the third and fourth judicial districts; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 237 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-2132
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-02-06
Current Status : Chapter 51 SLA 06 : 06-02-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-05-06 : Passed House 35-4. Adds six new superior court judges. Two judges will be assigned to Anchorage, two more to Palmer, one to Kenai and one to Fairbanks. Authorizes salary increases for judges.

SB 249 : Reporting Bail And Release Information
Signed into Law! Chapter 79 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

An Act relating to criminal justice information.

Version : CS SB 249 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-3892
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 79 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Passed House 35-0.

SB 250 : Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Council
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Version : HCS SB 250 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 404
Contact : : 465-3613
Last Action : Conference Committee » (S) FLD CONCUR(H) AM : 05-09-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-08-06 : Senate failed to concur with House amendments. Sens. Therriault (Chair), Dyson and Elton appointed to conference committee. Extends the termination date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to June 30, 2010. Network on Domestic Violence amended back into the Council on domestic Violence/Sexual Assault.

SB 253 : Extend Board Of Chiropractic Examiners
Signed into Law! Chapter 22 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 406
Contact : : 465-3613
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-05-06
Current Status : Chapter 22 SLA 06 : 05-05-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-06 : Passed House 32-1. Extends the termination date for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners to June 30, 2014.

SB 254 : Extend Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 23 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date for the State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 405
Contact : : 465-3613
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 23 SLA 06 : 05-06-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-1. Extends the termination date for the state Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board to June 30, 2014.

SB 255 : Optometry: Practice/ Licensing/ Extend Board
Signed into Law! Chapter 24 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee

An Act extending the termination date and duties for the Board of Examiners in Optometry; amending the licensing, endorsement, and renewal provisions for optometrists; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 255 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-3613
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-06-06
Current Status : Chapter 24 SLA 06 : 05-06-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-1. Extends the termination date of the Board of Examiners in Optometry to June 30, 2014. Amends optometry statutes to ensure they support current license endorsements for both ''prescribe'' and ''use.'' Deletes the statutory cite requiring 24 hours of continuing education instruction and makes other statutory ''housekeeping'' changes requested by the board.

SB 260 : Extend Task Force On Workers' Comp
Signed into Law! Chapter 6 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act extending the date by which the Task Force on Workers' Compensation shall report its findings and the termination date of that task force; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 6 SLA 06 : 03-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |

03-01-06 : Passed House 37-0. Extends the Task Force on Workers' Compensation by one year, to February 28, 2007. Gives the task force until February 15, 2006, to complete its report.

SB 261 : Traffic Safety Corridors/ Highway Work Zones
Signed into Law! Chapter 45 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the designation of traffic safety corridors; relating to the bail or fine for an offense committed in a traffic safety corridor and to separately accounting for such fines; relating to the license point penalty; relating to damage claims regarding a highway work zone; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 261 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-8994
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-26-06
Current Status : Chapter 45 SLA 06 : 05-26-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-03-06 : Senate voted 17-0 to concur with House amendments. Authorizes the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to identify a section of highway as a traffic safety corridor. Directs DOT commissioner to determine what criteria and factors should be considered and to consult with DPS commissioner before designating a safety corridor. Traffic fines would double if the offense took place inside the corridor. 50 percent of the fines could be directed to DOTPF for highway safety programs.

SB 265 : Bonds Of Bond Bank Authority
Signed into Law! Chapter 75 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act increasing the total amount of bonds and notes that the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority may have outstanding; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-16-06
Current Status : Chapter 75 SLA 06 : 06-16-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-06 : Increases the bond authority of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank from $500,000,000 to $750,000,000.

SB 271 : Authorize Highway Program Participation
Signed into Law! Chapter 50 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act authorizing the commissioner of transportation and public facilities to participate in certain federal highway programs and relating to that authorization; relating to powers of the attorney general to waive immunity from suit in federal court related to those programs; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4772
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 50 SLA 06 : 06-01-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-06-06 : Passed House 26-6. Authorizes the Department of Transportation to assume certain federal programatic and environmental responsibilities and agree to waive immunity to suit in federal court for those duties assumed from the United States DOT. Alaska was one of five states given the opportunity to participate in a pilot program for assuming duties under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

SB 272 : Mortgage Lending
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Wagoner

An Act relating to mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, state agents who collect program administration fees, and other persons who engage in activities relating to mortgage lending; relating to mortgage loan activities; relating to fees for recorded mortgage loan instruments; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 272 (FIN)
Companion Bill : HB 424
Contact : : 465-3421
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-02-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| Sectional Analysis | [PDF - 99 KB]

05-02-06 : Passed Senate 19-1. Grants the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities the authority to license and regulate the residential mortage lending industry.

SB 273 : Motor Vehicle Sales
Signed into Law! Chapter 61 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. John Cowdery

An Act relating to a motor vehicle dealer's selling or offering to sell motor vehicles as new or current models or as new or current model motor vehicles having manufacturer's warranties.

Contact : : 465-3879
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 61 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 16 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-06 : Passed House 33-0. Amends current law by deleting the phrase ''current model'' from AS 08.66.015(a) and adds a section (b) which requires the auto dealers to have a current sales and service agreement with a manufacturer to sell or attempt to sell a car as new.

SB 274 : Govt. Firearm Disposal And Inventory
Signed into Law! Chapter 70 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

An Act relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state and municipalities.

Version : HCS CS SB 274 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 70 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Returns to Senate for concurrence with House amendments. Allows all Alaskans who are legally permitted to buy firearms to do so at auctions where state-owned surplus firearms are sold. Current state law only allows federally licensed firearm dealers to buy state firearms at auction. The state can also dispose of the firearms through trade-in, donation and transfer to other jurisdictions. The Department of Public Safety must report descriptions and values of all firearms not sold to the public to the legislature during the annual budgetary process.

SB 289 : Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 80 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Labor & Commerce Committee by Request

An Act relating to the payment of insurer examination expenses, to the regulation of managed care insurance plans, to actuarial opinions and supporting documentation for an insurer, to insurance firms, managing general agents, and third-party administrators, to eligibility of surplus lines insurers, to prompt payment of health care insurance claims, to required notice by an insurer, to individual deferred annuities, to mental health benefits under a health care insurance plan, to the definitions of 'title insurance limited producer' and of other terms used in the title regulating the practice of the business of insurance, and to small employer health insurance; repealing the Small Employer Health Reinsurance Association; making conforming amendments; establishing a fund for the payment of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance premiums and providing for the payment of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance premiums; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 289 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 80 SLA 06 : 06-19-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-09-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 19-1. Modifies Title 21 by making several technical changes designed to improve state statutes so they conform with federal law and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners standards and guidelines. Helps protect consumers purchasing life, annuity and health insurance.

SB 291 : Municipal Harbor Facility Grants
Signed into Law! Chapter 62 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

An Act relating to the municipal harbor facility grant program; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 291 (CRA)
Companion Bill : HB 478
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-14-06
Current Status : Chapter 62 SLA 06 : 06-14-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-06 : Passed House 36-0. Establishes a capital improvement program for harbor facilities with a one time 50/50 matching grant program for municipalities. It will be administered through the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and will fund major maintenance and capital improvements by using a portion of the watercraft fuel tax. CS adds another fund source, the state's portion of the raw fish tax.

04-28-06 : Bipartisan Senate Support for Stedman Harbor Facility Grant Program - Harbor Funding Mechanism Sails through Senate

02-14-06 : Lawmakers Team Up to Maintain Safe Harbors - Companion Bills Create Harbor Grant Fund

SB 298 : Trusts: Loans; Claims; Powers/ Iras
Signed into Law! Chapter 66 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to loans from trust property; relating to a trustee's power to appoint the principal of a trust to another trust; relating to challenges to, claims against, and liabilities of trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors of trusts and of trusts and estates; relating to individual retirement accounts and plans; relating to certain trusts in divorce and dissolutions of marriage situations; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 298 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 66 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-01-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 19-0. Updates state law pertaining to the administration of trust assets. Modifies Titles 13 and 34 to help keep Alaska a popular jurisdiction for trust administration.

SB 300 : Motor Vehicle Negative Equity/ Contracts
Signed into Law! Chapter 67 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Seekins

An Act relating to the handling of negative equity in motor vehicle transactions; and relating to the contents of retail installment contracts.

Version : CS SB 300 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-15-06
Current Status : Chapter 67 SLA 06 : 06-15-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed House 35-1. Changes the definition of ''principal balance'' in the Alaska Retail Installment Sales Act by adding: ''if the retail installment contract is for the sale of a motor vehicle, the amount, if any, that the seller agrees to pay to discharge an outstanding obligation of the buyer under an existing motor vehicle agreement, loan, installment sales contract, or lease.''

SB 304 : Airport Parking Shuttles/ Airport Charges
Signed into Law! Chapter 30 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Transportation Committee

An Act relating to the privileges of airport parking shuttles and to fees or charges imposed on a person who is not a lessee or concessionaire of an airport.

Version : HCS SB 304 (TRA)
Contact : : 465-3879
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-06
Current Status : Chapter 30 SLA 06 : 05-19-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-27-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 19-0. Directs the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to set rates for off-airport parking businesses dropping off or picking up travelers at airports a fee based on use instead of gross revenue.

SB 305 : Oil And Gas Production Tax
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act repealing the oil production tax and the gas production tax and providing for a production tax on oil and gas; relating to the calculation of the gross value at the point of production of oil and gas and to the determination of the value of oil and gas for purposes of the production tax on oil and gas; providing for tax credits against the production tax on oil and gas; relating to the relationship of the production tax on oil and gas to other taxes, to the dates those tax payments and surcharges are due, to interest on overpayments of the tax, and to the treatment of the tax in a producer's settlement with the royalty owners; relating to flared gas, and to oil and gas used in the operation of a lease or property under the production tax; relating to the prevailing value of oil and gas under the production tax; relating to surcharges on oil; relating to statements or other information required to be filed with or furnished to the Department of Revenue, to the penalty for failure to file certain reports for the tax, to the powers of the Department of Revenue, and to the disclosure of certain information required to be furnished to the Department of Revenue as applicable to the administration of the tax; relating to criminal penalties for violating conditions governing access to and use of confidential information relating to the tax, and to the deposit of tax money collected by the Department of Revenue; amending the definitions of 'gas,' 'oil,' and certain other terms for purposes of the production tax, and as the definition of the term 'gas' applies in the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act, and adding further definitions; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS CS SB 305 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HB 488
Contact : : 465-3500
Last Action : Failed » (S) FLD CONCUR(H) AM : 06-21-06

| Petroleum Production Tax Overview |
| SB 305 Backup Material and On-Line Resources |
| Charts - Graphs by Econ One for the Final House version of SB 305 | [PDF - 31 KB]

05-10-06 : Senate failed to concur with House amendments 10-10. Eliminates the economic limit factor (ELF) and replaces it with a petroleum production tax (PPT). It levies a 21.5 percent tax on an oil field's net cash flow and provides a 20 percent tax credit for all upstream capital investment that increases oil production. Contains progressivity so the tax rate increases when oil prices are high. A tax credit is also allowed for losses. The production tax takes effect April 1, 2006.

05-06-06 : House Finance Passes PTT Legislation

04-25-06 : PPT Legislation Passes Alaska Senate - SB 305 Delivers Additional $1.6 Billion in Revenue Per Year

04-05-06 : Public can Weigh in on Petroleum Tax Saturday

SB 306 : Unemployment Insurance
Signed into Law! Chapter 27 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Labor & Commerce Committee

An Act requiring an employing unit with a change in ownership, management, or control or similar change to notify the Department of Labor and Workforce Development of the change; relating to the unemployment contribution rate of an employing unit; defining 'business' for purposes of statutes setting unemployment contribution rates; establishing the crime of obtaining an unemployment rate by deception; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4843
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 27 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-26-06 : Passed House 37-0. Enacts measures to prevent the practice of State Unemployment Tax avoidance schemes. Requires employers to notify the Department of Labor and Workforce Development of a business change or acquisition. Implements standards addressing transfers of experience and assignment of rates. Establishes the crime of obtaining an unemployment contribution rate by deception, and sets penalties.

SB 308 : Alaska Railroad Revenue Bonds
Signed into Law! Chapter 28 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Transportation Committee

An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to issue revenue bonds to finance rail transportation projects that qualify for federal financial participation; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 491
Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-18-06
Current Status : Chapter 28 SLA 06 : 05-18-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-28-06 : Passed House 35-0. Permits the Alaska Railroad to issue up to $165,000,000 in tax exempt revenue bonds to pay for mainline track and bridge rehabilitation projects, technology upgrades and passenger equipment.

SB 310 : Employment Of Prisoners
Signed into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the employment of prisoners; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS SB 310 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-6600
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 58 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Notice of reconsideration given. Allows the Department of Corrections to enter into a contract with an individual or private organization to employ prisoners. The Commissioner of Corrections must first consult with local union organizations before contracting to ensure that the contract will not displace employed workers.

SB 315 : Disposition Of Unredeemed Property
Signed into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee

An Act relating to the disposition of unredeemed property; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS SB 315 (L&C)
Contact : : 465-3879
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-22-06
Current Status : Chapter 40 SLA 06 : 05-22-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 17 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-06-06 : Passed House 37-0. Amends current state statute regulating pawn shops. Changes language regarding unredeemed property from $400 to $1000, or twice the pawn loan limit. Returns the amount to the previous standard set in 1981. Requires pawnbroker to notify the pawnee what amount they will retain if the property is sold.

SB 317 : Anchorage Parking Garage
Signed into Law! Chapter 47 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee
Requested by Gov. Frank Murkowski

An Act relating to the purchase by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation of a parking garage in Anchorage, Alaska and approving the issuance of bonds for the purchase of that parking garage; providing notice of, and authorizing the commissioner of the Department of Administration to enter into, a lease-purchase agreement with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for that parking garage; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : HB 504
Contact : : 465-5671
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-01-06
Current Status : Chapter 47 SLA 06 : 06-01-06

| Governor's Transmittal Letter |

05-04-06 : Permits the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to issue bonds that will finance the purchase of a parking garage with up to 830-spaces for the Atwood Building in downtown Anchorage.

SCR 2 : Rotary International Year 2005
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Proclaiming 2005 as Rotary International Year.

Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 101 KB]

03-15-05 : Unanimously passed House. Proclaims 2005 as Rotary International Year in Alaska.

SCR 3 : Recess For More Than 3 Days In March
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 6
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee

Authorizing a recess by the Senate and the House of Representatives for a period of more than three days, those days being March 25, 26, 27, and 28 of 2005.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 6 : 05-17-05

SCR 5 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 42
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 7
Sponsored by Sen. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 42, relating to the Joe Williams, Sr., Coastal Trail.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 7 : 05-17-05

SCR 10 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 35
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 15
Sponsored by Sen. Labor & Commerce Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 35, extending the termination date of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 15 : 05-27-05

SCR 12 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 15
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 21
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 15, relating to alcoholic beverages licenses.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 21 : 05-27-05

SCR 14 : Leg Commission On Local Government
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 25
Sponsored by Sen. Community & Regional Affairs Committee

Relating to the Advisory Commission on Local Government.

Version : SCR 14 Am H
Contact : : 465-4989
Last Action : Signed into Law : 09-01-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 25 : 09-01-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]

05-10-05 : Senate unanimously concurred with House changes 5/10. Establishes the Advisory Commission on Local Government consisting of three senators appointed by the senate president, three representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, and three public members appointed jointly by the senate president and speaker.

08-29-05 : Commission to Examine Needs of Rural Alaska - Rural Capacity for Self Governance to be Reviewed

SCR 15 : Lb & A To Litigate Gas Pipeline Case
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 13
Sponsored by Sen. State Affairs Committee

Authorizing the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to pursue and direct litigation relating to state natural gas transportation.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 13 : 05-27-05

SCR 16 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 286
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 22
Sponsored by Sen. Resources Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 286, amending the manner of determining the royalty received by the state on gas production by directing the commissioner of natural resources to accept, under certain circumstances, the transfer price of the gas if established by transfer price order of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 22 : 05-27-05

SCR 17 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 53
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 26
Sponsored by Sen. Hollis French

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 53, relating to children in need of aid and related matters.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 26 : 05-27-05

SCR 21 : Vietnam War Memorial: Moving Wall
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 34
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Relating to the Vietnam War, to veterans and their families, and to the Vietnam War memorial entitled The Moving Wall.

Version : HCS CS SCR 21 (MLV)
Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-21-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 34 : 04-21-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-19-06 : Senate concurred with House changes 20-0. Encourages Alaskans to visit the Vietnam War memorial known as ''The Moving Wall.'' The memorial will be in Alaska between May and July of 2006. Declares May 29, 2006, through July 22, 2006, the Summer of Honor and Season of Gratitude to honor those who gave their lives in Vietnam and to honor all veterans and their families.

04-26-06 : ''Moving Wall'' Resolution Signed - SCR 21 Urges Alaskans to Visit Vietnam War Memorial

SCR 23 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 41
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 45
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 41, relating to certain sentences for assault in the fourth degree.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 45 : 06-07-06

SCR 24 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 92
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 32
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 92, relating to the purchase of interests in nonprofit corporations by the University of Alaska.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 32 : 04-14-06

SCR 25 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 489
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 31
Sponsored by Sen. State Affairs Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 489, relating to the treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and under the law governing legislative ethics.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 31 : 03-28-06

SCR 26 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 408
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 36
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 408, relating to the standard of proof required to terminate parental rights in child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; relating to the definition of child abuse or neglect; relating to disclosure of confidential or privileged information about certain children by the Departments of Health and Social Services and Administration; relating to permanent fund dividends paid to foster children and adopted children; and amending Rule 18, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 36 : 05-08-06

SCR 27 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 441
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 42
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 441, relating to operating motor vehicles, aircraft, and watercraft while under the influence and treatment programs.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 42 : 06-07-06

SCR 28 : Technology For Distance Education
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 43
Sponsored by Sen. Health, Education & Social Services Committee

Relating to the innovative application of education technology tools to provide improved distance education programs in the state.

Version : HCS CS SCR 28 (HES)
Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-08-06
Current Status : Legis Resolve 43 : 06-08-06

| Sponsor Statement |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Encourages the use of new educational technology tools to facilitate the educational process in public schools.

SCR 30 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 258
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 46
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 258, relating to aggravating factors at sentencing for sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 46 : 06-07-06

SCR 31 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 414
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 414, relating to the interception of the private communications of a minor.

Current Status : READ FIRST TIME (H) : 05-05-06

SCR 32 : Suspend Uniforn Rules For Hjr 9
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 47
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Joint Resolution No. 9, urging the United States Congress to honor the process and judgment of the federal courts in the case of the Exxon Valdez disaster and to refrain from enacting legislation that would affect the outcome of the courts' resolution of the case.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 47 : 06-07-06

SCR 33 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 16
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 44
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 16, relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 44 : 06-07-06

SCR 34 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 334
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 48
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 334, relating to an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes for certain types of deteriorated property.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 48 : 06-07-06

SJR 2 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 2
Companion Bill HJR 4 Passed House!
Sponsored by Sen. Resources Committee

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

Version : SJR 2 Am H
Companion Bill : HJR 4
Contact : : 465-2828
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 2 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 17 KB]

03-03-05 : Urges the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that opens the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. The exploration shall be conducted in an environmentally sensitive way that protects the Porcupine Caribou herd and maximizes the use of Alaska's workforce. It also opposes any unilateral effort to reduce Alaska's share of the royalty revenue from ANWR or any effort to coerce the state into accepting less than 90 percent of its royalty revenues from oil, gas or minerals from federal land in Alaska.

03-03-05 : Legislature Passes ANWR Resolution - SJR 2 Passes Both Senate and House

SJR 5 : Reauthorize Methane Hydrate Research Act
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 3
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Urging the United States Congress to reauthorize the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act.

Version : HCS SJR 5 (O&G)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 3 : 05-19-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 108 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | [PDF - 102 KB]
| AK O&G Div: Briefing Document | [PDF - 1.10 MB]

03-03-05 : Requests the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act to fund research and field testing under that Act. Requests reauthorization for five years, with appropriations of at least $70 million over that time frame.

SJR 6 : Federal Medical Assistance Reduction
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 8
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Relating to a reduction in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Alaskans, and urging the United States Congress to take action to prevent the reduction.

Version : HCS SJR 6 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HJR 10
Contact : : 465-3709
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05

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| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-05 : Senate unanimously concurred. Urges federal action to maintain the existing ratio of 57.58 percent federal funds and 42.42 percent state funds for medical assistance expenditures, known as the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP).

SJR 10 : Support Federal Marriage Amendment
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson

Supporting the federal marriage amendment.

Contact : : 465-2199
Last Action : House Floor » (H) STA : 04-07-05

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| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-05 : Passed Senate 16 to 3. Urges the United States Congress to pass Senate Joint Resolution 1, known as the Marriage Protection Act. The proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. If passed, it must still be ratified by three-fourths of the nation's state legislatures.

SJR 11 : Repeal Telecommunications Tax
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 14
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to repeal the federal excise tax on communications.

Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 14 : 05-19-05

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| Sponsor Statement |

05-05-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/5. Urges the United State Congress to amend the tax code to repeal the federal excise tax on communications.

SJR 12 : Urge Vote On US Supreme Court Nominees
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Requesting the United States Senate to move quickly to a majority floor vote of the United States Senate on all nominations by President George W. Bush to the United States Supreme Court.

Version : CS SJR 12 (JUD)
Contact : : 465-4797
Last Action : (H) JUD » (H) RLS : 05-04-05

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05-03-05 : Requests the United States Senate to quickly move for a majority vote on the floor of the senate on President George W. Bush's nominations to the United States Supreme Court. There is a strong possibility of at least one vacancy on the high court during the 109th Congress. The senators may also have to confirm the next Chief Justice. President Bush intends to appoint judges that strictly interpret the United States Constitution.

SJR 14 : Repeal Federal Estate Tax
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Urging the United States Congress to amend the tax code to permanently repeal the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax.

Contact : : 465-4711
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 04-19-05

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| Sponsor Statement |

04-19-05 : Passed Senate April 19 by a vote of 14 to 6. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation permanently repealing the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax. In 2001, Congress passed tax legislation which included the temporary repeal of estate taxes. SJR 14 expresses the State of Alaska's desire to have the tax permanently repealed.

SJR 15 : Ban Lawsuits Against Firearms Industry
Passed Senate!
Sponsored by Sen. Charlie Huggins

Requesting the United States Congress to end the abuse of tort laws against the firearms industry.

Contact : : 465-3878
Last Action : Passed Senate » House : 05-04-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 104 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

05-04-05 : Passed Senate 5/4 by a vote of 18 to 1. Urges the United States Congress to pass legislation protecting the firearms industry from lawsuits seeking monetary damages caused by the misuse of firearms by third parties.

SJR 16 : States' Right To Regulate Hunting/ Fishing
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 16
Sponsored by Sen. Gene Therriault

Supporting legislation before the United States Congress that reaffirms the right of the states to regulate hunting and fishing.

Contact : : 465-4861
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05
Current Status : Legis Resolve 16 : 05-19-05

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05-07-05 : Unanimously passed House 5/7. Supports legislation before the United States Congress reaffirming the right of the states to regulate fishing and hunting.

SJR 19 : Task Force On Hospital Infections
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens

Relating to creating the Task Force to Assess Public Reporting of Health Care Associated Infections.

Version : CS SJR 19 (FIN)
Contact : : 465-4925
Last Action : Governor » Governor : 06-06-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 20 KB]
| Sponsor Statatement |

05-03-06 : Passed House 30-0. Establishes the Task Force to Assess Public Reporting of Health Care Associated Infections.

05-03-06 : Senator Gary Stevens Legislation to Study Hospital Acquired Infections Passes House

04-25-06 : Senator Gary Stevens Legislation to Create Interim Working Group to Study Hospital Acquired Infections Passes the Senate

02-14-06 : Senator Gary Stevens Introduces Legislation to Create Interim Working Group to Study Hospital Acquired Infections

SR 1 : Senate World Trade & State/ Federal Relations Committee
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 1
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee

Establishing a Senate Special Committee on World Trade and State/Federal Relations.

Current Status : Senate Resolve 1 : 03-14-05

SR 2 : East Lynn Canal Highway
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 2
Sponsored by Sen. Bert Stedman

Supporting the efforts of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to improve transportation to and from Juneau and supporting development of the East Lynn Canal Highway.

Companion Bill : HR 7
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-17-05
Current Status : Senate Resolve 2 : 05-17-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 105 KB]

03-21-05 : Passed Senate 12 to 8. Supports the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities efforts to improve transportation to and from Juneau and to build the East Lynn Canal Road.

SR 4 : USPS Air Shipment Of Bypass Mail
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 3
Sponsored by Sen. Donald Olson

Relating to the plans of the United States Postal Service to discontinue air shipment of bypass mail between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Barrow, Alaska.

Current Status : Senate Resolve 3 : 05-27-05

SR 5 : Senate University Oversight Committee
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 4
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee

Establishing a Senate Special Committee on University Oversight.

Contact : : 465-3879
Current Status : Senate Resolve 4 : 02-06-06

01-17-06 : Creates the Special Senate Committee to oversee and deal with University of Alaska issues.The committee may meet during and between sessions of the Alaska Legislature. The committee terminates at the start of the 25th Session of the Alaska Legislature.

SR 6 : Senate VPSO Task Force
Passed Legislature! Senate Resolve 5
Sponsored by Sen. Judiciary Committee

Creating and relating to the Senate VPSO Task Force.

Contact : : 465-2327
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-03-06

04-28-06 : Passed Senate 18-0. Establishes the Senate VPSO Task Force. The task force will examine the role of Village Public Safety Officers and how the program can be improved. A report on its finding and recommendations must be delivered to the Senate by January 15, 2007.

SR 201 : Special Committee On Natural Gas Dev
Passed Legislature! Transmit To Gov.
Sponsored by Sen. Rules Committee

Establishing a Senate Special Committee on Natural Gas Development.

Current Status : Governor : 06-13-06



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