|•||New Version of Film Tax Credit Better Serves Alaska|
Subcommittee's SB 23 Brings Focus Back on Benefits to Alaska, Not Hollywood
2012-04-13 : Press Release : Rep. Mia Costello
The House Finance Subcommittee assigned to take an in-depth look into a Senate plan to extend the Alaska Film Tax Credit program today debuted its version, which strengthens the program and puts the focus back on benefits to Alaskan workers and businesses.
"This program is ... Read More »
|•||Legislature Passes Bill to Clarify Real Estate Law|
HB 267 Will Help Promote Charitable Giving by Realtors
2012-04-13 : Press Release : Rep. Cathy Munoz, Rep. Kurt Olson
The 27th Alaska legislature today passed a bill to clarify statutes that regulate real estate sales and help promote charitable giving by realtors.
House Bill 267 by Representatives Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, and Kurt Olson, R-Kenai, would resolve three areas of concern identified ... Read More »
|•||House Approves Bill to Streamline Bulk Fuel Loan Process|
HB 196 Moves the Loan Fund to the Division of Community & Regional Affairs
2012-04-13 : Press Release : Rep. Bryce Edgmon
The Alaska House today unanimously passed a bill making it easier for communities to apply for and receive necessary funding for bulk fuel.
House Bill 196 assures that the bulk fuel revolving loan fund (BFRLF) and the bulk fuel bridge loan account accessed by communities around ... Read More »
|•||Legislature Acts to Keep Kids Safe from New Nicotine Products|
HB 224 Makes It a Violation to Sell Minors Nicotine Items Marketed Like Candy
2012-04-13 : Press Release : Rep. Paul Seaton
The Alaska Legislature today passed a bill adding to the banned sale of tobacco products to minors new nicotine delivery products like candy-style mints, nicotine-laced hand wipes, toothpicks, and breath strips.
The Alaska Senate unanimously passed House Bill 224, sponsored by ... Read More »
|•||Legislature Approves Legislative Affairs Regulatory Review Fix|
HB 169 Closes Information-Sharing Gaps and Allows for More Efficient Review
2012-04-13 : Press Release : House Judiciary Committee
The 27th Alaska Legislature today passed a bill closing gaps in regulation review statutes to allow better and more efficient information-sharing between the Legislative Affairs Agency, individual legislators and committees. The Alaska Senate unanimously passed House Bill 169, which ... Read More »
|•||Legislature Approves Making July 30 "AK National Guard Day"|
Lynn's HB 247 Recognizes Guard's Service to Alaskans and Others
2012-04-13 : Press Release : Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Dan Saddler
The men and women of the Alaska National Guard will have an annual day of recognition under a bill passed by the 27th Alaska Legislature.
Representative Bob Lynn's House Bill 247, which passed both the Alaska House and Senate unanimously, establishes July 30 of every year as "Alaska ... Read More »
|•||Legislature Approves Creating "Military Facility Zones"|
HB 316 Aims to Help Communities & Businesses Support Bases, Bolster Missions
2012-04-13 : Press Release : Rep. Steve Thompson
Communities and businesses stand to benefit from federal tax credit programs and bolster their military business thanks to a bill passed by the 27th Alaska Legislature today.
House Bill 316, sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson, gives statutory authority to the Alaska Department of ... Read More »
Two Days from the Finish, Big Questions Remain
2012-04-13 : Newsletter : Rep. Bryce Edgmon
Busy times here. Info inside. We'll be in touch with a wrap-up next week. Have a terrific weekend.
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|•||Legislative News from Bill Thomas|
A Few Time Sensitive Items
2012-04-13 : Newsletter : Rep. Bill Thomas
Hello All - I wanted to send out a few items of interest that are time sensitive. I will be sending out a more substantive Newsletter post adjournment.
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|•||Friday, April 13, 2012|
2012-04-13 : : The House Majority Morning Minutes
A Summary of News & Events from Alaska's State House for Thursday - 04/12/12:
H Floor Session: The House passed HB 286, G.O. Bonds for Ports, SB 125, Motor Vehicle Transactions, SB 130, Alaska Native Language Council, and SB 202, Resuscitation ... Read More »