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'I'm Just a Bill' How legal review can affect a proposed law

...comprehensive gun policy reform package in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. A legislative lawyer's legal opinion was that Chenault's bill was likely unconstitutional. "We'll work the bill through the process...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/im-just-bill-how-legal-review-can-affec
State
Group reviews Alaska's drone use

...need a search warrant to collect evidence in a criminal investigation with a drone, said Kathleen Strasbaugh, a legislative lawyer. The privacy provision in the Alaska Constitution offers residents protections, she said.Hughes suggested a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-27/group-reviews-alaskas-drone-use
State
Coghill vows to work with Stedman on sea otter bounty bill

...on the Southeast Islands senator's bill to provide a bounty for legally harvested sea otters - a proposal a legislative lawyer said is in conflict with federal law.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, called the issue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-06/coghill-vows-work-stedman-sea-otter-bou
State
Anderson indictment a stain on Legislature

...contributions in return for a particular vote or official action, according to an opinion issued earlier this year by a legislative lawyer. Alaska definitely needs tighter state laws, especially to prevent lawmakers from taking bogus consulting contracts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121706/opi_20061217015.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...determines does pretty much the same thing. Elton's measure would amend the initiative if it passes, which legislative lawyers have said would be legal. It isn't legal to repeal an initiative for two years. Elton said if the initiative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013100/Loc_taxes.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...interim until lawmakers met in January to rescind their action and continue work on the bill. A legal opinion from legislative lawyer Tamara Cook said the way lawmakers handled the bill could be a violation of procedural rules. However, she said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022400/Loc_disaster.shtml
Legislature exceeds 90-day session limit

...backlash from ignoring or repealing the 90-day limit. Stevens said the Legislature has a legal opinion from legislative lawyers saying they can safely disregard the law without jeopardizing any actions they take after midnight. "It is unlikely...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042010/sta_612325268.shtml
News
Palin's naming of new No. 2 raises questions

...Tillery said he expected the legal review to be done this week. In the meantime, Chenault and Kerttula said legislative lawyers are reviewing the issue as well. Palin's last attorney general, the short-tenured Wayne Anthony Ross, suggested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070709/sta_460684529.shtml
Disaster aid bill in jeopardy

...interim until lawmakers met in January to rescind their action and continue work on the bill. A legal opinion from legislative lawyer Tamara Cook said the way lawmakers handled the bill could be a violation of procedural rules. However, she said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022400/Loc_disaster.html
Local
Parnell to senators: I won't abuse veto authority, will fairly evaluate capital projects

...general's finding Tuesday that the language unconstitutional and a violation of Parnell's veto authority. A top legislative lawyer, Doug Gardner, in a memo to Chenault, said contingency language doesn't prohibit Parnell from vetoing projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-27/parnell-senators-i-wont-abuse-veto-auth
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