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House Bill 80 now goes to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature.
HB 80 has already passed in the House, and on Thursday the Senate Finance Committee invited the public to comment on it.
About a million people visit Alaska by cruise ship every year, creating floating cities along the state’s coastline. A bill that would change just how the waste they produce is regulated is moving rapidly through the legislature, and is scheduled to appear on the House floor today.
Legislation sponsored by the Parnell administration to relax the state’s cruise ship wastewater discharge rules has now cleared both the House and Senate Resources Committees.