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Legislature should fix loopholes in state public records laws

...to public records" - has been stuck in the Senate State Affairs Committee since Feb. 1. This bill addresses public...records. Sen. Linda Menard is Chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee. S.B. 249 must be heard there, and then...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031210/let_586475633.shtml
Opinion
Lawmakers weigh exempting Alaska from daylight saving time

...that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time.The bill, from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, moved from the Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday.It would exempt Alaska from the annual time change beginning in 2017. That means Alaska would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/lawmakers-weigh-exempting-alaska-daylig
State
Lawmakers discuss agriculture side of marijuana industry

...will have a role in overseeing the state's new marijuana industry.Director Franci Havemeister told the Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday that the division is looking at whether marijuana growers will be able to access an agricultural...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/lawmakers-discuss-agriculture-side-mari
State
Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

...from Fairbanks and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough regions testified in support of the bill during a Tuesday Senate State Affairs Committee hearing. A Cook Inlet commercial fisherman said he opposed it.Stoltze said another hearing on the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/senate-panel-discusses-personal-use-fis
State
Governor weighs in on marijuana regulations

...develop regulations for a commercial industry.In a Wednesday memo from the governor's legislative office to Senate State Affairs Committee Chairman Bill Stoltze, Walker suggested that many regulations could be developed by a new marijuana board...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-06/governor-weighs-marijuana-regulations
State | AK legislature
Egan wants to save daylight in Southeast

...saving time in Alaska, was passed out of the Senate State Affairs committee and onto its second referral to Senate Finance...that far," he said.MacKinnon told the Senate State Affairs Committee on Feb. 10 that the negative health effects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/egan-wants-save-daylight-southeast
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers weigh exempting Alaska from daylight saving time

...give certain industries, like the cruise industry, time to prepare for the change.The bill moved from the Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday.MacKinnon told the committee that there are health effects associated with changing the clocks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/lawmakers-weigh-exempting-alaska-daylig
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss new approach to pot legalization

...A March memo from a legislative attorney said such a delay would not violate the state constitution.The Senate State Affairs Committee also discussed marijuana Tuesday. Division of Agriculture Director Franci Havemeister told the committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/lawmakers-discuss-new-approach-pot-lega
State
Three things to watch in this week's Legislature

...savingAt least three bills are pending in the Legislature that would do away with daylight saving time. The Senate State Affairs Committee plans to hear one of those bills, SB6, on Tuesday.In her sponsor statement, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Judging judicial selections

...signature.SJR3 was read the first time Jan. 21, the first day of session, and was referred to the Alaska Senate State Affairs Committee.? Contact Charles Westmoreland at charles.westmoreland@juneauempire.com or at 523-2265. Follow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/judging-judicial-selections
State | AK legislature

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