Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: Legislation

Stevens reintroduces shellfish enhancement bill

Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, has reintroduced legislation on management of enhanced stocks of shellfish and to authorize certain nonprofit organizations to engage in shellfish enhancement projects....

Resolution seeks firm 90-day limit to legislative sessions

Pre-filed legislation by Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage would amend the Alaska Constitution to limit the length of legislative sessions to 90 days. The measure is...

Drug bill offers improved community-based services

Opioid legislation signed into law on Oct. 24 includes provisions by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska to boost research initiatives, improve treatment and recovery services...

Fix proposed for loophole in sex offense laws

The Walker administration is proposing a fix during the upcoming legislative session for a loophole in the state’s sex offense laws, plus other policy...

Legislation honors first responders

First responders injured or killed in the line of duty while showing extraordinary bravery will be honored with the new North Star Medal under...

Cap raised to $400,000 on Alaska Commercial Fishing Loan Fund

New legislation boosts to $400,000 the cap on money that may be borrowed through the Alaska Commercial Fishing Loan Fund to purchase limited entry...

Legislative Update: AMHS reform project forum coming to Cordova

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am pleased to announce that my office is facilitating a presentation and community forum in Cordova on a topic that...

Bill would limit use of flavors in tobacco products

Bipartisan legislation to place strict limits on use of flavors in tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars, has been introduced in Congress, with...

Firefighter Cancer Registry Act becomes law

Legislation directing federal studies into the relationship between long term exposure to dangerous toxins and fumes and the frequency of cancer in firefighters has...

Bill addresses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

Legislation signed into law on June 29 by Gov. Bill Walker is expected to improve how law enforcement agencies address sexual assault cases. House Bill...