Posted: March 20, 2012
Contact: Jeremiah Campbell, 465-5284, House Majority Deputy Press Secretary
A Summary of News & Events from Alaska's State House for Monday - 03/19/12:
H Floor Session: The House passed HB 250, Extending the Renewable Energy Grant Fund, HB 302, Repeal of the Pick-Click-Give Audit Requirement, HB 333, Public Office Expense Term Accounts, and HJR 26, Sea Otter Management. SB 202, Resuscitation Protocol Documents, and SCR 16, Celiac Disease Awareness Month, were received from the Senate for consideration.
H Education: The committee heard a presentation on the University of Alaska - Chuckchi and the Alaska Technical Center and discussed proposed language state education standards. HB 272, Student Loan Interest Reductions, was heard and held.
H Judiciary: HB 359, Sex Crimes; Testimony by Video Conference, moved from committee while SB 89, Legislative Ethics Act, was heard and held for further review.
H Resources: HB 360, Interstate Mining Compact & Commission, and HB 365, Aquatic Invasive Species, were heard and held.
H Finance: HB 245, Snow Classic, was moved from committee, while HB 258, Naturally Occurring Asbestos, was heard and held.
H Labor & Commerce: The committee heard a presentation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Student Investment Fund Managers. SB 125, Motor Vehicle Transactions, was heard and held.
Daily House Committee Calendar
State Affairs-8:00 AM, Capitol 106
HR 11 Military Retirees Health Care Benefits
HB 219 Fire & Emergency Medical Services
Finance-9:00 AM, House Finance 519
HB 196 Bulk Fuel Loans/Power Project Fund
HB 261 Commercial Fishing Entry Permit Loans
HB 9 In-State Gasline Development Corporation
Finance-1:30 PM, House Finance 519
HB 221 Public Defender Appointment Procedures
-Bills previously heard-
Admin Regulation Review-1:30 PM, Fahrenkamp 203
-Proposed changes in 12 AAC 56.115, Pleasure Craft Exemptions
-7 AAC 70.110, Additional Requirements for Providing Alcohol & Drug Detoxification Services
Health & Social Services-3:00 PM, Capitol 106
Presentation: "The Federal Health Law and Alaska: What You Need to Know" by Health & Human Services Task Force ALEC
Overview: Health Care by Department of Administration Commissioner Hultberg & Department of Health & Social Services Commissioner Streur
Energy-3:00 PM, Barnes 124
HB 294 Power Cost Equalization Program
Presentation: RuralCAP Energy Wise Program
Daily DOR Oil Prices
ANS: $123.84 +$1.03
WTI: $108.09 +$1.03
HH: $2.14 +$0.11
Production: 572,899 bbl
Daily Press Links
Photo - March 19, 2012 - Photo of the day 1 & 2
Audio - March 19, 2012 - House Majority Press Availability
Video - Select clips from the March 19, 2012 press avail.
Press Release - House backs popular "Pick.Click.Give" program
Press Release - House passes SE Sea Otter management
Press Release - House unanimously passes HB 250
AJOC - Speaker cautious, but optimistic, about oil taxes
ADN - AK Lawmakers set to take up gas line bills
ADN - Coast Guard prepares for Arctic drilling protests
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