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Alaska State Senate: Highlights of what took place in the Alaska State Senate on Friday, April 5, 2013

Here are some highlights of what took place in the Alaska State Senate on Friday, April 5, 2013:


Senate Session—Today, SB 57 passed the Senate by a vote of 19 to 0. SB 57, sponsored by Senator Stevens, relates to parental involvement in education, pupil transportation funding, and the time required for employers to give tenured teachers notification of their nonretention.

The following legislation was introduced on the Senate Floor:

SCR 5, sponsored by the Education Committee, which suspends rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning HB 87, relating to the governing board and duties of the special education service agency, was held on the Secretary's desk.  

SB 98, sponsored by Senator Olson, which allows village public safety officers to carry firearms, was referred to the Community and Regional Affairs and State Affairs Committees.

SB 99, sponsored by Senator McGuire, which corrects a reference to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority revolving fund, was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.

HB 162, sponsored by Representative T. Wilson, which increases the time required for teachers to be awarded tenure, was referred to the Education Committee.

HB 168, sponsored by the Labor & Commerce Committee, which amends the definition of travel insurance for the purpose of describing a person eligible for a travel insurance limited producer license, was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.

HB 186, sponsored by Representative Millett, which relates to police standards and amends the definition of 'police officer,'" was referred to the State Affairs Committee.


Senate Education Committee—Members considered the following legislation:

SB 82, sponsored by Senator Olson, which provides for public school funding for telecommunications or Internet services. SB 82 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Finance Committee.

SB 6, which provides for funding for school lunch and breakfast. SB 6 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Finance Committee.

SB 91, sponsored by Senator Fairclough, which relates to hazing. SB 91 was heard & held.

HB 87, sponsored by Representative Higgins, which extends the sunset requirement to the Special Education Service Agency. HB 87 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Finance Committee.

HB 180, sponsored by Representative T. Wilson, which relates to the Alaska Challenge Youth Academy. HB 180 was heard & held.
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To view the meeting, click here.
 

Senate Finance Committee—Members considered the following legislation:

HB 4, sponsored by Representatives Hawker & Chenault, which gives the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation the authority and resources to develop, finance, and operate a 500 million cubic feet per day gas pipeline from the North Slope, serving Fairbanks and Southcentral. HB 4 was heard & held.

HB 52, sponsored by Representative Feige, which relates to allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends. HB 52 was heard & held.

HB 24, sponsored by Representatives Neuman, Isaacson, Lynn, and Feige, which relates to self-defense in any place where a person has a right to be. HB 24 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Rules Committee.
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To view the first meeting, click here.
To view the second meeting, click here.


Senate Majority Press Availability—Senators McGuire, Coghill, Micciche, Meyer, Dyson, and Dunleavy were on-hand to answer questions about current issues.
To view the press availability, click here.

Senate Judiciary Committee—Members considered the following legislation:

HB 9, which relates to secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code and to the regulation of funds transfers, including remittance transfers, under the Uniform Commercial Code and federal law. HB 9 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Rules Committee.

SB 65, sponsored by Senator Coghill, which relates to property exemptions for retirement plans, individual retirement accounts, and Roth IRAs. SB 65 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Rules Committee.

SB 60, sponsored by Senator Stedman, which places a $100 bounty on sea otters. SB 60 was heard & held.

SCR 2, sponsored by Senator Stedman, which urges the governor to acquire land in the Tongass National Forest from the United States government by purchase or negotiation or by seeking amendment to the Alaska Statehood Act. SCR 2 was heard & held.
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To view the meeting, click here.

Senate Resources Committee—Members considered the following legislation:

HB 99, sponsored by Representative Saddler, which relates to the membership of the Alaska Minerals Commission and extends the termination date of the Alaska Minerals Commission. HB 99 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Finance Committee.

SB 96, sponsored by Senator Micciche, which relates to oil and gas leases. SB 96 moved out of committee and is on its way to the Finance Committee.
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To view the meeting, click here.

Things you might want to check out on Saturday, April 6, 2013:


9:00 a.m. Senate Labor & Commerce Committee—Beltz 105—Members will consider the following legislation:

HB 71, sponsored by Representative Hughes, which requires the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to file an annual report to the legislature regarding statewide and regional economic development projects and regional development organizations and extends the termination date of the Alaska regional economic assistance program. 

HB 175, sponsored by Labor & Commerce, which allows, under certain conditions, a property or casualty insurer to provide policies and endorsements to an insured by posting the policies and endorsements on the insurer's Internet website.

HB 168, sponsored by the Labor & Commerce Committee, which amends the definition of travel insurance for the purpose of describing a person eligible for a travel insurance limited producer license.
To view associated documents, click here.

10:00 a.m. / 3:00 p.m. Senate Finance Committee—Senate Finance 532—Members will consider HB 4, sponsored by Representatives Hawker & Chenault, which gives the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation the authority and resources to develop, finance, and operate a 500 million cubic feet per day gas pipeline from the North Slope, serving Fairbanks and Southcentral.

11:00 a.m. Senate Health & Social Services Committee—Butrovich 205—Members will consider SB 87, sponsored by Senator Micciche, which requires screening of newborns for congenital heart defects.

Members will also conduct a confirmation hearing for Dr. Grant Roderer to the State Medical Board.

2:00 p.m. Senate Session—The Senate will consider SB 18, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to the State's capital budget for fiscal year 2014.  

3:30 p.m. Senate State Affairs Committee—Butrovich 205—Members will consider the following legislation:

SB 90, sponsored by Senator Dunleavy, which relates to group insurance coverage and self-insurance coverage for school district employees.

HB 59, which relates to missing vulnerable adult prompt response and notification plans.

HB 186, sponsored by Representative Millett, which relates to police standards and amends the definition of 'police officer.'"
To view associated documents, click here.


4:30 p.m. Joint Legislative Budget & Audit Committee—House Finance 519—Members will conduct audits of the Department of Transportation & Public Facilifies, Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority, discuss oil and gas production tax audits, and have an overview of the Department of Revenue.
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