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Capitol Notes - April 2, 2011

HB 110 Passes State House!

HB 110, the Governor's bill which would create more jobs, more investment and more production passed the Alaska State House of Representatives by a vote of 22-16. Please take a minute to thank those that voted in support of the bill. There were several champions for this bill in the House, including Rep. Fairclough, Rep. Stoltze, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Feige, Rep. Tammie Wilson, Rep. Cathy Munoz, Rep. Johnson and Speaker Chenault.

Eye on the Senate

Now the focus shifts to the Senate, where SB 49 (companion bill) sits in Senate Resources, and will then go to Senate Finance. Many Senators feel the bill needs more study, but as Governor Parnell stated a recent rally, "We need to send a clear message to the Legislature - the time to reduce oil taxes is NOW!" So, contact the members of the Senate Resources & Finance Committees TODAY and convey your strong desire to reform taxes THIS session. It can be done.

In Juneau This Week?  Plan to attend the Alaska Roundtable Luncheon

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

Monday, April 4

Senate Finance, 9am
SB 66 AIDEA New Markets Tax Credits

House Judiciary, 1pm
HB 168 Injunction Security:  Industrial Operation

Senate Resources, 3:30pm
SB 85 Tax Credit for New Oil & Gas Development

Tuesday, April 5

House Finance, 1:30pm
HB 30 Dedicated Transportation Infrastructure Fund
HB 31 Transportation Infrastructure Fund Appropriation

Senate Labor & Commerce, 2:00pm
SB 116 Worker's Comp:  Collective Bargaining/Mediation

Senate Community & Regional Affairs, 3:30pm
SB 45 Coastal Management Program
SB 56 Delay Sunset of Coastal Management Program

Wednesday, April 6

House Resources, 1pm
HJR 20 Roadless Rule & Chugach and Tongass Hydro

Thursday, April 7

House Finance - 8:30am
HB 118 Research & Development Tax Credit

Senate Labor & Commerce, 2pm
HB 24 Extend Regulatory Commission of Alaska Sunset

Friday, April 8

Senate Resources, 3:30pm
SB 49  Production Tax on Oil and Gas

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