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Here are some highlights of what took place in the Alaska State Senate on Friday, February 1, 2013:

Senate Education Committee— Members considered SB 17, sponsored by Senator Stevens, which extends the special education service agency. The bill was moved out of committee and is now headed for the Finance Committee. Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, also gave a presentation "We the People of Alaska" a Supplement to Alaska Studies High School Courses.
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Senate Finance Committee—The Alaska Energy Authority gave an update on the renewable energy fund.
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Senate Judiciary Committee—Members considered SJR 2, sponsored by Senator Dyson, which commends the Office of the Governor, the attorney general, and the commissioner of natural resources for their efforts in fighting federal overreach. The resolution also urges the United States Congress and the President of the United States to not overstep their bounds in relation to the management of state resources. SJR 2 was moved out of committee and is now on its way to the Rules Committee.
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Senate Resources Committee—Bill Barrons, Director of the Division of Oil and Gas, gave testimony on petroleum leasing and unitization.
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Things you might want to check out on Saturday, February 2, 2013:
 
10:30 a.m. Senate Resources Committee—Butrovich 205—Members will consider SB 26, submitted by Governor Parnell, which reforms and streamlines procedures for obtaining, issuing and appealing permits, leases and other authorizations issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
Members will also consider SB 27, submitted by Governor Parnell, which authorizes the State of Alaska to assume primacy from the federal government to administer the regulatory program for managing certain wetlands.
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Things you might want to check out on Monday, February 4, 2013:

11:00 a.m. Senate Session

1:00 p.m. School District Legislative Fly-In —Senate Finance 532—State-wide school districts will have an informal Q&A session regarding Alaska's public school system.

 

1:30 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee—Beltz 105—Members will consider SB 22, submitted by Governor Parnell, which relates to the commencement of actions for domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Members will also consider SJR 6, sponsored by Senator Dyson, which urges the federal government to not impose new gun control laws on Alaska.  


3:30 p.m. Senate Resources Committee—Butrovich 205—Testimony (invitation only) will be heard on the economic challenges and opportunities related to oil resources. Later, there will be public testimony on SB 26 and SB 27. Senate Bill 26, submitted by Governor Parnell, reforms and streamlines procedures for obtaining, issuing and appealing permits, leases and other authorizations issued by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). And Senate Bill 27, submitted by Governor Parnell authorizes the State of Alaska to assume primacy from the federal government to administer the regulatory program for managing certain wetlands.    

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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