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Alaska Capitol Notes April 8, 2011


10 Days and Counting ... Contact Senators TODAY!

Meanwhile, there are only 10 days left in the legislative session. Legislators in the House stood up for Alaska's future and passed Governor Parnell's bill (HB110) to decrease taxes on the oil industry and increase production in the TAPS line.  The Senate must also act in the next 10 days by passing HB110 to ensure Alaska remains competitive for new investment. Please contact your Senator (and cc the other 19) today and encourage them to pass HB110 this session.  Alaska's future depends on it! 

HB 110 will be in Senate Labor & Commerce TODAY, Friday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. and SB 49 will be in Senate Resources on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. Follow the hearings online at www.gavelalaska.org or alaskalegislature.tv.

24 Hour Rule

As you can see from the schedule below, not many bills have been scheduled for hearings. With the 24 hour rule is now in affect, bills can be scheduled for a hearing a mere 24 hours before a hearing.  The best way to stay up to date on particular bills of interest is to track them using the Alaska Legislature's tracking system  http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/

Friday, April 8

Senate Labor & Commerce, 2pm - HB 110   Production Tax on Oil & Gas
Senate Resources, 3:30pm -  SB49   Production Tax on Oil & Gas

Saturday, April 9

House & Senate Finance Conference Committee, 9:30AM -  HB108  -  Operating Budget

Monday, April 11

House Resources Committee, 1:30pm  -- HB58  -  Mining Production and License Taxes/Royalties     

Thursday, April 14

In Juneau This Week?  Plan to attend the Alaska Business Roundtable Luncheon.  Mark Hamilton from the Make Alaska Competitive Coalition is the guest speaker.

Hosted by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Chamber of Commerce at the Hangar Ballroom every Thursday.  Doors open at 11:30 and the program begins at 12:00.

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