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TomorrowMonday, April 19, 2021

House Education Committee

SB 32 – COLLEGE CREDIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS “An Act establishing the Alaska middle college program for public school students; relating to the powers of the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Invited & Public Testimony — HB 132 – SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP…

House Finance Committee

HB 151 – UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR COVID-19 “An Act relating to unemployment benefits during a period of state or national emergency resulting from a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

Senate Finance Committee

SB 71 – COUNCIL ON ARTS: PLATES & MANAGE ART “An Act relating to special request registration plates celebrating the arts; relating to artwork in public buildings and facilities; relating to the management of artwork under the art in public places fund; relating to the powers and duties of the Alaska State Council on the…

Senate Education Committee

SB 94 – EDUCATION & SUPPLEMENTAL LOAN PROGRAMS “An Act relating to the education loan program and Alaska supplemental education loan program; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Testimony <Invitation Only> — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Resources Committee

HB 98 – FOREST LAND USE PLANS; TIMBER SALES “An Act relating to forest land use plans; relating to forest land use plan appeals; relating to negotiated timber sales; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) HB 22 – SHARED ANIMAL AND RAW MILK/PRODUCTS “An Act relating to…

Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 15 – OPEN MEETINGS ACT; PENALTY “An Act relating to the Open Meetings Act; and establishing a civil penalty for violations of the open meeting requirements by members of governmental bodies.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Public Testimony — SB 23 – INITIATIVE SEVERABILITY “An Act relating to proposing and…

House Finance Committee

HB 169 – APPROP: EDUCATION; PUPIL TRANSPORTATION “An Act making appropriations for public education and transportation of students; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Public Testimony — SB 19 – EXTEND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY “An Act relating to allocations for the special education service agency;…

Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

SB 93 – HEALTH INS. ALL-PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE “An Act relating to the establishment of an all-payer health claims database; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Invited & Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled **Streamed live on AKL.tv**

House Labor & Commerce Committee

Consideration of Governor’s Appointees: – Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy: Steven Jordan – Board of Certified Direct Entry Midwives: Tanya Kirk – Board of Veterinary Examiners: Hal Gieger & Scott Flamme – Marijuana Control Board: Casey Dschaak, Christopher Jaime, & Bruce Schulte – Occupational Safety & Health Review Board: Vincent Perez – Real Estate…

Senate Resources Committee

SB 97 – STATE LAND SALES AND LEASES; RIVERS “An Act relating to state land; relating to the authority of the Department of Education and Early Development to dispose of state land; relating to the authority of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to dispose of state land; relating to the authority of the…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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House State Affairs Committee

HB 123 – STATE RECOGNITION OF TRIBES “An Act providing for state recognition of federally recognized tribes; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Testimony <Invitation Only> — HB 157 – APOC; REPORT REFERENDA/RECALL CONTRIBUTOR “An Act requiring the disclosure of the identity of certain persons, groups,…

Friday, April 16, 2021

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Senate Resources Committee

Consideration of Governor’s Appointees Board of Fisheries: John Jensen, Abe Williams, McKenzie Mitchell, John Wood, Marit Carlson-Van Dort Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission: Melvin Smith — Invited & Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

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Redistricting Board

— Public Testimony — – Adoption of Minutes from Past Meetings – Request for Information for Voting Rights Act Consultant General Public Testimony Request for Information for Voting Rights Act Consultant

House Finance Committee

–MEETING CANCELED– HB 69 – APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS “An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain programs; capitalizing funds; amending appropriations; making reappropriations; making supplemental appropriations; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and…

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Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

SB 6 – RIP FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES/TEACHERS “An Act relating to retirement incentives for members of the defined benefit retirement plan of the teachers’ retirement system and the defined benefit retirement plan of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) —…

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Senate Judiciary Committee

SJR 4 – CONST. AM: ABORTION/FUNDING Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to abortion. (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Invited & Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

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House Judiciary Committee

Consideration of Governor’s Appointees: – Violent Crimes Compensation Board: Gregory Bringhurst, Anne Helzer, & Robert "Bob" Urata — Public Testimony — HB 39 – VOTER PREREGISTRATION FOR MINORS “An Act relating to voter preregistration for minors at least 16 years of age.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Public Testimony — Bills…

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House Resources Committee

HB 22 – SHARED ANIMAL AND RAW MILK/PRODUCTS “An Act relating to shared animal ownership; and relating to the sharing and sale of raw milk and raw milk products.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Invited & Public Testimony — HB 54 – INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT “An Act establishing the Alaska Invasive…

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Senate Education Committee

SB 111 – EARLY EDUCATION; READING INTERVENTION “An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to public schools; relating to early education programs; relating to funding for early education programs; relating to school age eligibility; relating to reports by the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to…

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House Finance Committee

HB 100 – EXTEND WORKFORCE INVEST BOARD ALLOCATIONS “An Act relating to allocations of funding for the Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Public Testimony — HB 92 – ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE; BORROWING;CREDIT “An Act relating to borrowing in anticipation of revenues;…

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House Labor & Commerce Committee

— Please Note Time & Location Change — SB 87 – REINSURANCE; CREDITS “An Act relating to credit for reinsurance; and providing for an effective date.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Public Testimony — HB 145 – EXPAND PHARMACIST AUTHORITY “An Act relating to the Board of Pharmacy; relating to health…

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House Education Committee

Presentation: School District Perspectives & Updates; Looking Ahead by Fairbanks North Star Borough, Cordova City, & Alaska Gateway School Districts HB 60 – PUBLIC SCHOOLS: MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION “An Act relating to mental health education.” (Full bill [PDF] | AK Legislature bill page) — Invited & Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled HB 19 –…