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Gov signs bill for sexual assault prevention in schools

...teachers, counselors and administrators.Walker signed the measure Thursday.A rewrite of the bill by the Senate Education Committee included elements from other education bills and would have made prevention programs voluntary. But it was...
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...elements of the new version.The Senate Finance version is a backpedal from the treatment the bill received in the Senate Education committee, led by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla. What started the session as a mandate for school districts to implement...
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in...
Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

...Medicaid, has held two hearings during the special session, both on the budget and none since May 4. The Senate Education Committee, which has the school bill, hasn't met. The House previously passed that bill.Aside from the budget...
Impasse remains as lawmakers reconvene in Juneau

...Medicaid, has held two hearings during the special session, both on the budget and none since May 4. The Senate Education Committee, which has the school bill, has not met. The House previously passed that bill.Minority Democrats, grumbling...
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...Department of Education and Early Development. Gardner's bill, Senate Bill 31, had two hearings in the Senate Education committee, but the new version of her bill - with the language eliminating other unfunded mandates - hasn't had a hearing...
State | AK legislature
Alternative Erin's Law bill gets first hearing

...the state said the legislation is a good idea, but spoke out against another unfunded mandate in Thursday's Senate Education committee hearing of McGuire's bill. There's no fiscal note on the bill, which means the cost of Erin's Law curricula...
State | Local | AK legislature
Negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...related to sexual assault awareness and prevention and dating violence. It was rewritten last month in the Senate Education Committee to make such programs optional. Provisions from other school-related bills were added onto the measure.
My Turn: Alaska Legislature should pass Bree's Law and Erin's Law

...provide education in schools to prevent sexual abuse, teen dating violence and encourage healthy relationships. Senate Education Committee Chair Mike Dunleavy, and committee members Charlie Huggins and Cathy Giessel, should be ashamed of themselves...
First special session concludes

...second special session will focus on the operating budget and Erin's Law, which saw drastic changes in the Senate Education committee this week. Medicaid expansion was dropped entirely.Egan said after the floor session that it played out how...
State | Local | AK legislature


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