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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...
Resolution honoring Pledge of Allegiance moves

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate State Affairs Committee moved a resolution calling for June 14 to be recognized as the 60th anniversary for the use of "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance...
State | AK legislature
Senate panel correction allows minor citations to be posted to windshields

...Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan of Juneau, would remove the word "personally" from the law.With passage by the Senate State Affairs Committee, the measure next moves to the Senate Rules Committee."This bill corrects an unintentional consequence of...
State | AK legislature
Bill makes APOC complaints confidential

...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
Juneau lawmakers weigh in on same-sex marriage

...that are afforded through a marriage to a gay couple," she said.SJR30 has been referred to the Senate's state affairs committee. No meetings have been scheduled to discuss the measure, according to the Alaska Legislature's website.If...
State | AK legislature
And the nominee for official Alaska rifle is ...

The Last Frontier may soon have an official state bolt-action rifle.Members of the House State Affairs Committee unanimously approved SB175 Tuesday, which names the pre-64 Winchester Model 70 as Alaska's rifle.Commonly dubbed the "Rifleman's...
State | AK legislature
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...messages in different ways and this was creative and extremely effective."SB209 was scheduled for a hearing in the State Affair Committee on Thursday, while HB360 is currently in the Health and Social Services Committee. The legislative session is...
State | AK legislature
Panel moves bill honoring Alaska Native languages

JUNEAU - Surrounded by a cheering crowd, some wearing Alaska Native traditional clothing, the House State Affairs committee on Tuesday moved a bill symbolically adding 20 native languages to the list of official languages of the state...
State | AK legislature
Questions raised over Alaska Native language bill

...Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, was questioned about the ramifications of such designations during a House State Affairs committee.Currently, English is the only official language for official business in Alaska.Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North...
State | AK legislature
Juneau-specific campaign law may be unconstitutional opinion. McGuire is running for lieutenant governor this fall.Her proposal was referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. The bill has not been heard, and there are no hearings scheduled for the proposal.
State | AK legislature


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