Posted: February 23, 2012
Contact: Jeremiah Campbell, 465-5284, House Majority Deputy Press Secretary
A Summary of News & Events from Alaska's State House for Wednesday - 02/22/12:
H Floor Session: The House unanimously passed HB 298, Exemptions from Mining Tax. There were 29 bills and resolutions introduced yesterday, here is the full list.
H Education: HB 256, Repeal State Intervention in Schools, was heard and held. The committee heard a presentation from the Aleutians East Borough School District Superintendent.
H FIN Subcmtee - Health & Soc. Svcs.: The committee reviewed Alaska Pioneer Homes and the Department of Support Services.
H FIN Subcmtee - Administration: The committee discussed the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
Joint Resources: The committee met jointly with Senate Resources to hear a presentation on the Annual Overview on Mining in Alaska.
H Resources: Confirmation hearings were held for the Board of Game, Big Game Commercial Services Board and the Fisherman's Fund Advisory and Appeals Council.
H Judiciary: HB 293, Rights of Crime Victims/Continuances, passed out of committee while HB 221, Public Defender Appointment Procedures, and HB 262, Passenger Security: Transportation Facility, were heard and held.
H Finance: HB 56, Include Arson in Crimes of Conspiracy, HB 216, Regulations: Informative Summary/Bills, HB 264, Muni Property Tax Deferral: Subdivisions, and HB 279, Extending Certain Boards and Commissions moved from committee.
H Labor & Commerce: HB 301, Sunset of Boating Regulation, and HB 252, Income Tax Exemption, moved out of committee while HB 300, Geographic Cola for Justices & Judges, was heard and held.
H FIN Subcmtee - Transportation: The committee discussed highways & aviation.
H FIN Subcmtee - Community & Economic Development: The committee reviewed corporations, business and professional licensing.
Daily House Committee Calendar
FIN Subcmtee - MVA-7:00 AM, Beltz 105
Final Mission, Core Services & Performance Measure Review
FIN Subcmtee - Health & Soc. Svcs.-8:00 AM, Finance 532
Joint with Senate - Presentation: Key Campaign
State Affairs-8:00 AM, Capitol 106
HR 10 Oppose National Popular Vote for President
HJR 33 Amend U.S. Const. Regarding Campaign Money
FIN Subcmtee - University of Alaska-8:00 AM, Finance 519
Joint Floor Session-10:00 AM, House Chamber
Annual Address by Senator Lisa Murkowski
Resources-12:00 PM, Capitol 106
Lunch & Learn: Natural Gas & LNG Fundamentals
Finance-1:30 PM, House Finance 519
HB 224 Sales of Nicotine Products to Minor
SB 23 Film Production Tax Credits/Audits
SB 30 Return of Seized Property
HB 125 Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Energy-3:00 PM, Barnes 124
Continuation of Southeast Alaska Integrated Resource Plan
Select Cmte on Ethics-3:30 PM, Fahrenkamp 203
Public Comment & Executive Session
FIN Subcmtee - Labor & Wkfc. Dev.-3:30 PM, Finance 519
Review Governor's Amendments
FIN Subcmtee - Revenue-5:00 PM, Finance 519
Fisheries-5:00 PM, Capitol 120
HB 100 Ban Cultivation of Genetically Mod. Fish
HJR 10 Ocean Acidification Research
Daily DOR Oil Prices
ANS: $124.43 +$0.09
WTI: $105.93 +$0.09
HH: $2.60 -$0.03
Productin: 609,089 bbl
Daily Press Links
Photo - Feb 22, 2012 - Photo of the day 1 of 2
Photo - Feb 22, 2012 - Photo of the day 2 of 2
Press Release - Seaton's HB 298 Passes House
APRN - Tax bill taking longer than expected
Petroleum News - Drilling, permitting on track for wells
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