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Legislation Sets Standards for Massage Therapists


August 11, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation establishing a board and licensing requirements for massage therapists. Alaska joins 45 other states in setting standards for the massage therapy profession. House Bill 328 is sponsored by Representative Ben Nageak.

Governor Parnell also signed several resolutions.

Senate Joint Resolution 22 urges the federal government to end the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass telephone data collection program and eliminate all stored metadata. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Cathy Giessel.

Senate Joint Resolution 15 urges the federal government to stop pursuing the creation of a Beringia International Park. The framework for this Bering Strait-region park is currently progressing through federal agency circles under a Memorandum of Understanding without input from Congress or the State of Alaska. The resolution is sponsored by Senator Giessel.

House Concurrent Resolution 24 recognizes the historic importance of dog mushing in Alaska and encourages the people of the state to support dog mushers so they can preserve the tradition and culture for future generations. The resolution was sponsored by the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee.

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