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Alaska State Senate Highlights on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Senate Special Committee on In-State Energy— The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) gave a presentation on the overall energy picture for the state.

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To view the AEA overview, click here

Senate Finance Committee— The Department of Revenue gave a state’s savings account update.
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Senate State Affairs Committee (Joint w/House State Affairs) — Members addressed federal overreach in relation to the activities of the Departments of Law and Natural Resources. The Department Staff on State Activities gave an overview and presentation on State activities related to the construction of highways over federal lands and disputes over submerged lands and navigable waters.
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Senate Transportation Committee (Joint w/House Trans. Com.) — Steve Hatter, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation, gave an overview of Aviation. There was also public testimony on the new direction for vessel acquisition.
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Senate Labor and Commerce Committee— Members considered SB 14, an act relating to the term of office of directors of telephone or electric cooperatives.  SB 14 was sent to the Senate Rules Committee.   

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Senate Special Committee on TAPS Throughput Committee— Members received a presentation on SB 21 by Barry Pulliam of Econ One Research, Inc. on the Governor’s new oil production proposal.  SB 21 was heard and held.

To view the entire meeting, click here.
To view the Econ One Power Point, click here.
 

Things you might want to check out on Friday, January 25, 2013:
 

11:00 a.m. SENATE FLOOR SESSION
 

1:30 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee (Joint w/ House Judiciary)—Capitol 120— There will be an overview of the Department of Public Safety.

 

3:30 p.m. Senate Resources Committee—Butrovich 205— There will be a presentation entitled, "Who's Keeping the Lights & Heat On?": Problems and Solutions. Members will also consider SB 29, which amends current law and allows the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to permit operation of wastewater discharges from commercial passenger vessels, including discharges from advanced wastewater treatment systems, consistent with standards for other permitted discharges throughout the state. The time for testimony will be limited.

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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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