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Alaska State Senate: Feb. 15's highlights and Monday's previews

Senate Session— Today, four Senate Bills were introduced on the Senate Floor.

Senate Bill 55, which relates to actions by insurers based on credit history or insurance score, was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.

Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Senator Dyson, which adjusts penalties related to certain crimes involving controlled substances, was referred to the Judiciary and Finance Committees.

Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Senator Stevens, which relates to parental involvement in education, pupil transportation funding, and the time required for employers to give tenured teachers notification of their nonretention, was referred to the Education and Finance Committees.
               Senate Bill 58, sponsored by Senator Egan, which allows an insurer to cancel an insurance policy if property becomes entirely abandoned and the abandonment increases the hazard insured against, was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.
To view the entire session, click here.

Senate Finance Committee—Karen Rehfeld, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, gave a presentation on FY 2014 Budget Amendments.
To view the entire meeting, click here.

Senate Judiciary Committee—Members considered SB 22, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Public testimony was heard. SB 22 was heard and held.
To view the entire meeting, click here.

Senate Resources Committee—Members considered SB 21, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to taxes on oil and gas production. SB 21 was heard and held. Janak Mayer of PFC energy gave testimony on progressivity.
To view associated documents, click here.
To view the entire meeting, click here.

Things you might want to check out on Monday, February 18, 2013:

9:00 a.m. Senate Finance Committee—Senate Finance 532— Members will consider SB 18, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to the State's capital budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Overviews of the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development and the Department Administration will follow. Later, Becky Hultberg, Commissioner of the Department Administration will give a presentation on contract negotiations.
To view the DOA Capital Overview PowerPoint presentation for FY 2013, click here.

1:30 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee—Beltz 105—Members will consider SB 22, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Public testimony will be heard. Later, Select Committee on Legislative Ethics will conduct a confirmation hearing of Gary J. Turner.

1:30 p.m. Senate Commerce, Community & Economic Development Finance Subcommittee—Senate Finance 532—Members will conduct a budget overview.

3:00 p.m. Senate Fish & Game Finance Subcommittee—Senate Finance 532— Department budget overview with Commissioner Campbell to testify. 

3:30 p.m. Senate Resources Committee—Butrovich 205—Members will consider SB 21, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to taxes on oil and gas production, with testimony to follow.

 

For updates throughout the day, please bookmark the Senate Majority’s Website www.alaskasenate.org  which features Senate news, information, photos, social media, member information and more! Also, please “like” our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at AKSenMajority for breaking news throughout the day. 

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