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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/panel-moves-bill-honoring-alaska-native
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-08/and-nominee-official-alaska-rifle
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/questions-raised-over-alaska-native-lan
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/senate-panel-correction-allows-minor-ci
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-13/bill-makes-apoc-complaints-confidential
State | AK legislature
Juneau-specific campaign law may be unconstitutional

...legal 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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-20/juneau-specific-campaign-law-may-be-unc
State | AK legislature
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill

...one of eight states that do not report mental illness to the federal system, Pruitt told members of the House State Affairs committee Tuesday."I saw this as a good balance between the extreme 'Take your guns,' and the other side of 'Don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/new-bill-would-close-loophole-gun-check
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/grizzly-bear-may-be-vehicle-plate-optio
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Senate committee moves amendment for student loans

JUNEAU - The Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow state backing on low-interest loans for students interested...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/senate-committee-moves-amendment-studen
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/resolution-honoring-pledge-allegiance-m
State | AK legislature

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