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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...
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...
Senators hear public notices bill

The Senate State Affairs committee heard and held a bill that would give Alaska municipalities the option to stop publishing public notices in local newspapers...
State | AK legislature
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...
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 or at 523-2265. Follow...
State | AK legislature
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

...cases were handled appropriately by prosecutors; and other matters.Attorney General Craig Richards told the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday that Collins will not have subpoena powers because it's a criminal investigation. U.S. Sen...
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...
State | AK legislature
Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...Alcoholic Beverage Control board executive director Cindy Franklin presented ideas for new regulations during a Senate State Affairs Committee hearing, primarily centered around public safety concerns and keeping marijuana away from minors.Voters...
New version of pot bill scrapped

...the primarily conservative lawmaking body would adulterate or water down the intent of the new law.At a Senate State Affairs Committee meeting last week, McGuire said the idea that the Legislature would stay out of marijuana discussions this...
State | AK legislature
Senators take first crack at pot rules

Members of the Senate State Affairs Committee took a first crack Thursday at Alaska's new marijuana initiative After Feb. 24, marijuana use and possession will be legal...
State | AK legislature


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