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Daylight saving compromise proposed in House

...said Craig Dahl, executive director of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.SB6 is now in the House, where the House State Affairs Committee is expected to begin considering it when the regular session begins in early 2016. The Keller subcommittee's...
State | AK legislature
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...proposed budget. A version of the budget is expected on the House floor next month. Parole officer caseloadThe House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday plans to hear a bill from House Democratic Leader Chris Tuck that would set a maximum caseload for...
State | AK legislature
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

...bill with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and said the lieutenant governor supports it.The bill was referred to the House State Affairs Committee.Kreiss-Tomkins spoke about his planned bill that would create a special designation for Native language...
State | AK legislature
Clock stopped on daylight saving time repeal - for now

...saw its first committee hearing in the House on Thursday, but it won't advance any further this year.The House State Affairs committee, chaired by Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, will hold onto the bill, he said. After more than an hour of...
State | AK legislature
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...D-Anchorage, that seeks an audit of the state's untested sexual assault evidence kits got its first hearing in the House State Affairs committee.The state's forensic crime lab is so backed up on processing kits that it would take its staff two years...
State | Local | AK legislature
House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

JUNEAU - A state House committee has heard about a backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Alaska.The House State Affairs Committee on Thursday discussed Rep. Geran Tarr's bill to address that backlog.The kits provide tools to collect...
Grizzly bear may be vehicle plate option

JUNEAU - The House State Affairs Committee Thursday moved a bill adding the grizzly bear to the list of options people can choose for an Alaska license plate.House Bill...
Bill makes APOC complaints confidential

...filed and the final verdict being issued could be around two and a half months or longer, Higgins said. The House State Affairs Committee advanced the bill after a brief hearing Tuesday. It now awaits a hearing in the Judiciary Committee. In addition...
State | AK legislature
Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

...died in 2008.Currently only Hawaii recognizes an indigenous language as an official language.The bill advanced with unanimous support. There was no testimony opposing the measure. It now goes before the House State Affairs Committee.
State | AK legislature
Bill on electronic notices pulled from floor

...concerned about the effect that could have on the public's access to information about their government.At a House State Affairs Committee hearing last week, there was no testimony in opposition.Hawker said a newspaper organization that did not...
State | AK legislature


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