AK House Majority
The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010  
26th Leg. Co-Sponsored Legislation

Representative Kyle Johansen (R)

House District 1 - Ketchikan (more)

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HB 20 : Fisheries Loans: Energy Efficiency/Amount
Signed Into Law! Chapter 120 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon, Rep. Robert Buch

Relating to commercial fishing loans for improving fuel efficiency and increasing the maximum amount for certain loans under the Commercial Fishing Loan Act; and providing for an effective date.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHB 20(FIN)
Status: Chapter 120 SLA 10 : 2010-08-19

Ak Majority Organization

HB 20 provides technical fixes to the Commercial Fishing Loan Act in order to make low-interest loans for energy efficiency upgrades available to a larger number of Alaska's commercial fishers. Volatility in fuel costs continues to have a worrisome impact on our commercial fishing ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Sectional Analysis

Ak Majority Organization

2010-04-16 : Legislature Widens Eligibility for Low-Interest Loans to Repower Commercial Fishing Boats
Edgmon Legislation Allows More Fishers to Boost Fuel Savings

2009-04-10 : HB 20 Gives Low-Interest Loans for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Edgmon Legislation Allows More Fishers to Boost Fuel Savings


HB 35 : Notice & Consent For Minor's Abortion
Passed House!
Sponsored by

An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHB 35(FIN)(CT RULE FLD)(EFD FLD)
Status: (S) HSS : 2009-04-03

Ak Majority Organization

HB 35 requires parental consent unless the minor chooses a judicial bypass and enacts a notification process that the Court determined is the least restrictive means of achieving the State's compelling interest. It leaves intact the four exemptions from parental consent: married ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Sectional Analysis

Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-02 : House Passes HB 35 to Require Parental Consent
Bill Requires Parental Consent or Judicial Bypass for a Minor's Abortion


HB 74 : Coastal Management Program
Sponsored by 0Rep. Reggie Joule, Rep. Bryce Edgmon, Rep. Robert Buch

An Act relating to the Alaska coastal management program; and establishing the Alaska Coastal Policy Board.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) RES : 2009-03-05

Ak Majority Organization

HB 74 is an effort to strengthen the partnership between the State of Alaska and coastal communities under the Coastal Management Program. This legislation will restore inter-agency cooperation in approving coastal districts enforceable policies, and will reinstate a meaningful seat ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Sectional Analysis


HB 87 : Med Benefits Of Disabled Peace Officers
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act waiving payment of premiums for major medical insurance under the defined benefit retirement plan for public employees for disabled peace officers who have at least 20 years of credited service as peace officers.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) L&C : 2009-01-26

Ak Majority Organization

Everyday Alaska's public safety employees risk their lives and health to protect the lives and property of our citizens. Gratefully the state recognizes this and makes public safety employees eligible for retirement at 20 years of service instead of 25 as is the standard. This discrepancy ...  Sponsor Statement »


HB 114 : State Trans Facility For Emergency Aid
Signed Into Law! Chapter 40 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras

Relating to availability of state transportation facilities and state-owned or state-operated transportation modes for delivering compassionate aid.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHB 114(TRA)
Status: Chapter 40 SLA 10 : 2010-06-02

Ak Majority Organization

House Bill 114 is a compassionate aid bill that would enable the Governor to use state transportation to provide aid to Alaska communities in times of eminent disaster without declaring a disaster. In the initial week of the 26th Legislative session, the village of Emmonak wrote ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Work Draft 26-LS0505\S - dated 02/27/09  [PDF:43KB]
 Work Draft 26-LS0505\P - dated 03/10/09  [PDF:43KB]

Ak Majority Organization

2010-04-19 : Bill Allowing State Assets For Compassionate Aid Passes
Ramras’ HB 114 offers option of state-owned and operated to help in during crises

2009-04-15 : Ramras' Compassionate Aid Bill Passes House
HB 114 Allows Governor to Use State Transportation to Provide Aid

2009-02-05 : Ramras Refutes Governor's Claims
Inaccuracies About His Actions Don't Help Advance the Western Ak Aid Efforts

2009-02-04 : Bill Intro'd to Allow Compassionate Aid During Crises
Fairbanks Rep Wants to Make State Resources Available


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HB 126 : Extend/Resume State Custody Of Children
Signed Into Law! Chapter 80 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Les Gara

Relating to extensions and resumptions of state custody of children; and providing for an effective date.

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Version: CSHB 126(FIN)
Status: Chapter 80 SLA 10 : 2010-06-15

Ak Majority Organization

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HB 134 : Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits
Signed Into Law! Chapter 53 SLA 09
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Relating to the terms and conditions of commercial passenger vessel permits for the discharge of graywater, treated sewage, and other wastewater; establishing a science advisory panel on wastewater treatment and effluent quality in the Department of Environmental Conservation; and providing for an effective date.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHB 134(FIN)
Status: Chapter 53 SLA 09 : 2009-07-09

Ak Majority Organization

The House Resources Committee Substitute for HB 134 represents a compromise to address the issue of permits for wastewater discharges from large commercial passenger vessels known as cruise ships. In 2006, Alaska voters approved the cruise ship initiative that amended the law to ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Harris Letter to Gov  [PDF:100KB]
 Gov Letter to Harris  [PDF:48KB]

Ak Majority Organization

2009-02-13 : Harris Intro's AK Water Quality Standards Bill
HB 134 Allows DEC Discretion in Regulating Discharge Law


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HB 150 : Power Cost Equalization
Sponsored by Rep. Alan Austerman

An Act repealing certain provisions relating to modifying the factors that apply to calculate the amount of power cost equalization; providing for an effective date by repealing the effective date of sec. 3, ch. 2, 4SSLA 2008; and providing for an effective date.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) FIN : 2009-03-18

Ak Majority Organization

Power Cost Equalization (PCE) is the program designed to (1) extend power assistance to rural Alaska as a response to the development of other power around the state and (2) make power more affordable to rural Alaskans. HB – proposes to make permanent the changes to the program ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Communities Supporting PCE  [PDF:603KB]


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HB 161 : Juneau Subport Bldg/Ahfc Bldg
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

An Act directing the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation to transfer $22,700,000 from the principal of the mental health trust fund to a separate trust land development account; relating to the development of revenue-producing facilities on mental health trust land and to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Subport Office Building; authorizing the issuance of certificates of participation for construction of the building; approving leases of all or part of the building by the Department of Administration; authorizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to acquire the building that it occupies for an amount that does not exceed $14,500,000; and providing for an effective date.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHB 161(FIN)
Status: (S) FIN : 2009-04-09

Ak Majority Organization

HB 161 will enable the Alaska Mental Health Trust to move forward with construction and ownership of a new office facility on land the Trust owns in downtown Juneau. The core mission of the Mental Health Trust is to develop and manage Trust assets for the benefit of mental health ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2009-02-27 : Muñoz's HB 161 Authorizes New State Office Building
AK Mental Health Trust Authority Could Develop, Own Juneau Project


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HB 166 : Southeast Energy Fund
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

An Act relating to the Southeast energy fund.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) FIN : 2009-04-01

Ak Majority Organization

In 1993 the Alaska State Legislature established the Southeast Energy Fund as a repository for money that could then later be appropriated to the Swan-Tyee Hydroelectric Project. Since then, the need and fervor for hydroelectric power in Southeast Alaska has grown exponentially. ...  Sponsor Statement »


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HB 167 : Tax Credit For State Tourism Program
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to a corporation income tax credit for contributions by a person owning or operating a commercial passenger vessel to a qualified trade association that was awarded a contract by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, and used for planning and executing a destination tourism marketing campaign.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) FIN : 2009-04-08

Ak Majority Organization

Alaska's tourism industry, a vibrant part of our economy, has made it known that Alaska is struggling to maintain and grow a market share in national and international markets. With the onset of the worldwide economic downturn, and competing destinations far outspending Alaska with ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Sectional Analysis


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HB 187 : Ins. Coverage: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sponsored by Rep. Pete Petersen

An Act requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders, describing the method for establishing a treatment plan for those disorders, and defining the treatment required for those disorders; and providing for an effective date.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) HSS : 2009-03-12

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HB 202 : Residential Sprinkler Systems
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron

An Act relating to municipal building code requirements for fire sprinkler systems in certain residential buildings.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHB 202(CRA)
Status: (S) STA : 2010-04-01

Ak Majority Organization

Senate Bill 129 is the senate companion.
Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2010-03-31 : House Supports Homeowners' Choice In Safety Standards
HB 202 requires public hearings before sprinkler mandates in certain homes


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HB 209 : Surcharge: Oil Exported To Certain States
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act providing for a surcharge on oil produced in the state and delivered to a state that imposes a tax on fuel delivered to this state.

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Status: (H) RES : 2009-03-30

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2009-03-30 : Chenault Intro's Oil Export Surcharge Legislation
HB 209 Filed in Response to Washington State Fuel Tax Legislation


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HB 262 : Motorcycle/Scooter Awareness Month
Signed Into Law! Chapter 9 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Keller, Rep. Herron, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Seaton

Establishing the month of May as Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Awareness Month.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHB 262(TRA)
Status: Chapter 9 SLA 10 : 2010-05-01

Ak Majority Organization

For many people visiting Alaska each summer one of the surprises is how many motorcycles are on the road. That's because Alaskans enjoy the warm weather which usually begins shortly after the road are clear of ice and snow and lasts until the snow comes again. This normally means ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Bill Packet - 03-29-10  [PDF:2.39MB]

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2010-04-07 : Legislature Supports Motorcycle, Motor Scooter Safety
HB 262 Sent to Governor for Signature

2010-03-23 : House Passes Rep. Keller's HB 262
Bill would designate May as Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Awareness Month

2010-03-19 : Three Keller Bills In Transportation Zoom Out
Wasilla Republican seeing progress on bills


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HB 274 : Establishing Purple Heart Day
Signed Into Law! Chapter 2 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Dahlstrom, Sen. Gardner, Rep. Buch, Rep. Keller, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Gatto, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Doogan, Rep. Thomas, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Guttenberg, Rep. Ramras, Sen. Fairclough, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Millett, Rep. Herron

Establishing August 7 as Purple Heart Day.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: Chapter 2 SLA 10 : 2010-03-22

Ak Majority Organization

On August 7, 1782, General George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit to honor military enlisted men and noncommissioned officers. This badge was only awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers then fell to the wayside after the war. In 1932, on Washington's 200th ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2010-03-01 : Legislature Acts to Create Annual Purple Heart Day
Designating Aug. 7 to honor recipients gains unanimous Senate passage

2010-02-08 : House Moves to Create Annual Purple Heart Day
HB 274 designates Aug. 7 to honor recipients of nation’s oldest military medal


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HB 308 : Oil And Gas Production Tax
Sponsored by Rep. Craig Johnson

An Act relating to the tax rate applicable to the production of oil and gas; relating to credits against the oil and gas production tax; and relating to the period in which oil and gas production taxes may be assessed.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) RES : 2010-01-19

Ak Majority Organization

Anchorage economist Scott Goldsmith characterizes Alaska's economy prior to the discovery of the immense oil deposits on the North Slope as "small, thin and seasonal." With the federal government providing roughly half of Alaska's ninety thousand jobs at the time, the economy was ...  Sponsor Statement »


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HB 344 : Salmon Product Develop. Tax Credit
Signed Into Law! Chapter 102 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

Relating to the salmon product development tax credit; and providing for an effective date by amending an effective date in sec. 7, ch. 57, SLA 2003, as amended by sec. 4, ch. 3, SLA 2006, and by sec. 4, ch. 8, SLA 2008.

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Version: CSHB 344(FIN)
Status: Chapter 102 SLA 10 : 2010-06-25

Ak Majority Organization

House Bill 344 extends the deadline for salmon processors in Alaska to receive a salmon product development tax credit. The program allows applicants to claim a credit on their annual fisheries business tax for 50% of the purchase costs of eligible equipment. Credits received may ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2010-06-25 : Thomas Comments on Enactment of Fishing, Lands Bills
Haines Rep's HB 344, Wrangell Rep's HB 273 Signed into Law

2010-04-16 : Salmon Product Development Tax Credit Extension Heading to Gov
Thomas' HB 344 extends credit through 2015, Adds Ice Machines to Credit List

2010-04-07 : House Acts To Extend Salmon Product Development Tax Credit
Thomas’ HB 344


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HB 354 : AK Capstone Avionics Revolving Loan Fund
Signed Into Law! Chapter 76 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller

Relating to eligibility for loans from the Alaska capstone avionics revolving loan fund.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: Chapter 76 SLA 10 : 2010-06-15

Ak Majority Organization

In 2008 the Alaska Legislature commissioned the Capstone Avionics Loan Program. It was designed to provide access to a new generation of avionics for Alaskan aircraft owners and operators. The impetus for the program was an FAA pilot program that confirmed the substantial value ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2010-04-16 : Legislature Expands Availability of Capstone Loans
Keller’s HB 354 heads to the governor for signature

2010-03-25 : House Passes Rep. Keller's HB 354
Bill expands eligibility for Capstone avionics loans

2010-03-09 : Two Keller Bills Move Out of Committee
New language for loans making progress in House

2010-02-20 : Keller Bill Aims At Expanding Aviation Safety
HB 354 proposes adding lessees to Capstone Avionics Loan Program


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HB 365 : Fish Processor Fees, Licenses, Records
Signed Into Law! Chapter 74 SLA 10
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Relating to sharing records regarding fish purchased by fish processors with certain federal agencies, to requirements to obtain and maintain a fisheries business license, and to payment of industry fees required of fish processors; and providing for an effective date.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: Chapter 74 SLA 10 : 2010-06-11

Ak Majority Organization

HB 365 will enable fisheries that have elected to pursue a capacity reduction (permit buyback) program to have the legal mechanism in place to ensure proper accounting of the transactions involved. The steps taken by this bill are procedural in nature. Policy regarding capacity ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2010-04-18 : Legislature OKs Advancing Permit Buyback Programs
HB 365 Puts Legal Mechanism in Place for Fisheries-Specific Program

2010-04-12 : House OKs Advancing Permit Buyback Programs
HB 365 Puts Legal Mechanism in Place for Fisheries-Specific Program


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HCR 7 : Decoration Of Honor
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 7
Sponsored by Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom

Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain members of the military.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS HCR 7(STA)
Status: Legis Resolve 7 : 2009-06-02

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This resolution awards the Alaska Decoration of Honor to six individuals who were killed in the line of duty, between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008, while honorably serving our state and country. This award was established in 2007 through House Bill 244. The Decoration of ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Work Draft - SCS HCR 7 (26-LS0547\R - dated 03/04/09)  [PDF:39KB]

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2009-03-16 : Dahlstrom's HCR 7 Passes Senate
Alaskan Soldiers Killed in Action Honored by the Legislature


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HCR 16 : Proclaiming Senator Daniel Inouye Day
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 22
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Requesting the Governor to proclaim September 7, 2009, as Senator Daniel Inouye Day.

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Version: HCR 16 AM
Status: Legis Resolve 22 : 2009-06-08

Ak Majority Organization

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HCR 20 : Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 34
Sponsored by Sen. Anna Fairclough

Proclaiming the month of April 2010 to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: Legis Resolve 34 : 2010-04-13

Ak Majority Organization

House Concurrent Resolution 20 intends to encourage all Alaskans to speak out against sexual assault and let others know that it will not be tolerated. In addition to trying to spread the message and reach out to Alaskans who've suffered to speak up and discourage the continuance ...  Sponsor Statement »
 Sexual Assault Statistics  [PDF:20KB]


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HJR 7 : Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 24
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

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

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHJR 7(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 24 : 2009-07-29

Ak Majority Organization

House Joint Resolution 7 urges the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and production. ANWR remains a key component of our nation's effort to achieve energy independence. Combining ...  Sponsor Statement »
 News Article: Alaska Lawmakers Support Opening ANWR  External Link

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2009-04-20 : Legislature Advocates for ANWR Development
Pair of Millett Resolutions on Their Way to Feds Urging Opening 1002 Area

2009-03-19 : Millett's ANWR Resolutions Pass House Floor
HJR 7 & HJR 18 Focus on 1002 Area of ANWR

2009-02-11 : Millett Intro's 2nd ANWR Resolution
HJR 18 Aims to Keep Area 1002 Open


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HJR 17 : Oppose H.R. 45 (blair Holt Firearm Lic.)
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 11
Sponsored by Rep. John Harris

Urging the United States Congress to reject H.R. 45, the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHJR 17(JUD)
Status: Legis Resolve 11 : 2009-07-10

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2009-03-30 : Legislature Acts to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights
Harris' HJR 17 Opposes the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing Act

2009-02-25 : AK House Calls on Congress to Reject Gun Licensing Bill
HR 45 Limits the Right to Keep And Bear Arms


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HJR 18 : Opposing ANWR Wilderness Designation
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 26
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Urging the United States Congress to refrain from passing legislation that designates land in Area 1002 of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHJR 18(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 26 : 2009-07-29

Ak Majority Organization

House Joint Resolution 18 urges the United States Congress to reject any legislation seeking a wilderness designation for the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Legislation has been introduced in Congress to do just that. The 1002 Area could be the largest untapped ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-20 : Legislature Advocates for ANWR Development
Pair of Millett Resolutions on Their Way to Feds Urging Opening 1002 Area

2009-03-19 : Millett's ANWR Resolutions Pass House Floor
HJR 7 & HJR 18 Focus on 1002 Area of ANWR

2009-02-11 : Millett Intro's 2nd ANWR Resolution
HJR 18 Aims to Keep Area 1002 Open


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HJR 21 : Groundfish Fisheries Licenses
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Alan Austerman

Requesting the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to cease consideration of an amendment package that would require a Pacific cod endorsement for a license limitation program license holder to participate in the Pacific cod fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (S) RLS : 2009-04-06

Ak Majority Organization

House Joint Resolution 21 requests the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) to cease consideration of an amendment package that would require a Pacific cod endorsement for a license limitation program (LLP) license holder to participate in the Pacific cod fixed gear fisheries ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2009-03-23 : Austerman's HJR 21 Passes House
Resolution Would Keep Pacific Cod Fisheries Open Without Endorsement


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HJR 25 : Hydroelectric Power; Renewable Energy
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 27
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas

Urging the United States Congress to classify hydroelectric power as a renewable and alternative energy source.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHJR 25(ENE) AM
Status: Legis Resolve 27 : 2009-07-22

Ak Majority Organization

One of the most readily available sources of renewable energy in Alaska is hydroelectric power. Alaska has a vast amount of high elevation lakes and run-of-the-river systems which have the potential, in many areas, to completely displace diesel generated power with little to no environmental ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-18 : Legislature Urges Congress To Classify Hydro As "Renewable"

2009-04-13 : House Passes Resolution Urging Hydro Power to be Classified "Renewable"


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HJR 26 : Statehood/ANCSA Land Survey Funding
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 66
Sponsored by Sen. Anna Fairclough

Urging the United States Congress to adequately fund land surveys in Alaska in order to issue patents to the State of Alaska and Alaska Native corporations.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS HJR 26(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 66 : 2010-08-03

Ak Majority Organization

House Joint Resolution 26 urges the United States Congress to adequately fund land surveys in Alaska in order to issue patents to the State of Alaska and Alaska Native Corporations. This is critical concern in Alaska because surveys and subsequent land patents issued to the State ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2010-04-19 : Legislature Urges Feds to Fund BLM Statehood Land Surveys
Fairclough’s HJR 26 passes unanimously, patents pending on 66 million acres

2010-02-15 : House Urges Feds to Fund BLMs Statehood Land Surveys
Fairclough’s HJR 26 passes unanimously, patents pending on 66 million acres


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HJR 27 : State Sovereignty
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 28
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

Relating to sovereign powers of the state.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHJR 27(2D RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 28 : 2009-07-10

Ak Majority Organization

HJR 27 re-asserts Alaska's rights as a sovereign. The resolution reminds the federal government that the 10th Amendment limits the scope of federal power to that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more. Each state possesses a vast array of rights ...  Sponsor Statement »
 State's Rights Background Information  [PDF:323KB]
 NCSL News - States Call on Congress to Stop Impeding State Authority  [PDF:189KB]
 NCSL Preemption Monitor  [PDF:133KB]

Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-19 : Legislature To Feds: Respect Our Sovereignty
Senate Passes Kelly's HJR 27, Asking Federal Gov't to Respect 10th Amendment

2009-04-06 : House Re-Asserts State's Sovereign Rights
Kelly's HJR 27 Tells Federal Government to Respect 10th Amendment


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HJR 28 : Oppose Restrictions On Oil/Gas Activities
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 29
Sponsored by Rep. Craig Johnson

Urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress not to adopt any policy, rule, or administrative action or enact legislation that would restrict energy exploration, development, and production in federal and state waters around Alaska, the outer continental shelf within 200 miles of shore, and elsewhere in the continental United States; urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to encourage and promote continued exploration, development, and production of domestic oil and gas resources.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHJR 28(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 29 : 2009-07-22

Ak Majority Organization

The Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is a potentially important source of future energy supply. Recent estimates of the potential resources in the OCS place the undiscovered reserves at 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion CF of natural gas. Add this to the estimated ...  Sponsor Statement »

Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-19 : Legislature Urges Congress to Keep the OCS Accessible

2009-04-07 : House Passes Resolution to Keep the OCS Accessible
HJR 28 Urges the President and Congress Not to Restrict the Area


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HJR 38 : Constitutional Am.: Increase Number Of Legislators
Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson

Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to and increasing the number of members of the house of representatives to forty-four and the number of members of the senate to twenty-two.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) FIN : 2010-03-15

Ak Majority Organization

"... Each house district shall be formed of contiguous and compact territory containing as nearly as practicable a relatively integrated socio-economic area ..." - Alaska Constitution Article VI, Section 6, titled Legislative Apportionment. HJR 38 will put a constitutional amendment ...  Sponsor Statement »


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HJR 40 : Cook Inlet/Kachemak Beluga Population
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 42
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Opposing the proposed designation by the National Marine Fisheries Service of 3,000 square miles of upper Cook Inlet, the mid-inlet, all of the inlet's western shores, and Kachemak Bay as critical habitat for beluga whales.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: SCS CSHJR 40(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 42 : 2010-08-03

Ak Majority Organization
Ak Majority Organization

2010-10-08 : Surveys Indicate Cook Inlet Beluga Population on the Rise
Further Evidence That a Critical Habitat Designation is Unnecessary

2010-06-04 : Rep. Millett Applauds Parnell Administration for Challenging Beluga ESA Listing

2010-04-15 : Legislature Opposes Critical Habitat Designation in Cook Inlet
Millett’s HJR 40 heads to Governor’s desk

2010-03-01 : HJR 40 Passes House, Advance to Senate
Resolution opposes designation of critical habitat for beluga whales

2010-01-27 : Resolution Opposing Unnecessary Critical Habitat Designation in Cook Inlet Introduced


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HJR 43 : Federal Funding: Domestic Seafood Marketing
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Urging the federal government to provide funding for domestic seafood marketing and promotional activities.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) RES : 2010-02-17

Ak Majority Organization

HJR 43 communicates to the Obama Administration, the Alaska Congressional Delegation, and Congress the Legislature's support for using a portion of federal revenues generated from duties on imported seafood and fish products for marketing American seafood—including that harvested ...  Sponsor Statement »


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HJR 45 : Oppose Federal Cap And Trade Legislation
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 67
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Urging the United States Congress not to enact Cap and Trade legislation.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHJR 45(FIN) AM
Status: Legis Resolve 67 : 2010-08-03

Ak Majority Organization

 Sponsor Statement External Link [PDF:826KB]
 US Senate Energy Resolution - S.J. Res 26  External Link  [26:]

Ak Majority Organization

2010-03-17 : House Urges Congress to Oppose Cap and Trade
Stoltze’s HJR 45 heads to Senate, supports investing in carbon technology


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HJR 49 : Opposing Epa Clean Air Act Regulations
Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 70
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Urging the United States Congress to enact S.J. Res. 26, a resolution disapproving the Environmental Protection Agency's imposition of climate regulations that would harm Alaska's economy and the livelihoods of the state's citizens.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHJR 49(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 70 : 2010-08-03

Ak Majority Organization

 Sponsor Statement External Link [PDF:826KB]
 US Senate Energy Resolution - S.J. Res 26  External Link  [26:]

Ak Majority Organization

2010-03-29 : House OK's Resolution Supporting Sen. Murkowski's S.J. 26
HJR 49 urges Congress to strip proposed climate change bills, honor Clean Air Act intent


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HR 6 : Develop Mental Health Trust Land
Passed House! House Resolve 6
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze

Encouraging the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to develop its land and resources to the fullest extent possible consistent with its legal and moral responsibility to advance mental health services and employment opportunities that protect and enhance the lives of those who benefit from the mental health trust.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: CSHR 6(FIN)
Status: (H) Resolve 6 : 2009-05-05

Ak Majority Organization

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HR 9 : State Sovereignty
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly

Relating to sovereign powers of the state.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: Returned To (H) RLS : 2009-03-13

Ak Majority Organization

HR 9 re-asserts Alaska's rights as a sovereign. The resolution reminds the federal government that the 10th Amendment limits the scope of federal power to that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more. Each state possesses a vast array of rights ...  Sponsor Statement »
 NCSL News - States Call on Congress to Stop Impeding State Authority  [PDF:189KB]
 NCSL Preemption Monitor  [PDF:133KB]


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HR 10 : In Support Of Senator Ted Stevens
Passed House! House Resolve 7
Sponsored by

Expressing support for Senator Ted Stevens and severe displeasure and indignation with the federal government's deplorable investigation and prosecution of the Senator.

Ak Majority Organization

Version: HR 10 AM
Status: (H) Resolve 7 : 2009-06-02

Ak Majority Organization
Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-08 : House Condemns Feds Over Mishandling Stevens Case
Foster's HR 10 Calls on Formal Apology, Investigation into Misconduct


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HR 12 : Supporting Kensington Gold Mine
Passed House! House Resolve 9
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz

Reaffirming support for the environmentally responsible development of the Kensington Gold Mine; and urging the governor to encourage and facilitate the prompt continuation or reinstatement, reactivation, and period extension of permits authorizing the construction and operation of the Kensington Gold Mine upon a decision by the United States Supreme Court in favor of the Kensington Gold Mine.

Ak Majority Organization

Status: (H) Resolve 9 : 2009-06-08

Ak Majority Organization
Ak Majority Organization

2009-04-16 : House Offers Support for Kensington Mine Before Court
HR 12 Asks for State Permitting Help on Project, Pending Supreme Court Ruling