House Okays Special Session on Coastal Zone Management
Legislature Tentatively Set to Meet in Juneau Monday to Redo ACMP
(Nikiski) - Alaska Speaker of the House Mike Chenault announced this afternoon that the House has enough votes to meet with the Senate in special session to consider reauthorizing the Alaska Coastal Management Program, or ACMP.
Speaker Chenault, R-Nikiski, said that the house poll found two-thirds of house members supported the call while awaiting the required votes from the Senate. The Alaska Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to call itself into special session.
Alaska State House Majority Organization
The session is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, June 27 in Juneau at 11:00 a.m. if the Senate has the required votes.
A bill amending and reauthorizing ACMP failed twice on the final day of the first special session following a house-senate conference committee changing HB 106, which passed the House unanimously in its original form.
ACMP is a voluntary federal program the state participates in to provide local input regarding federally-proposed projects in Alaska. The Program also offers applicants a single point of contact for state review and permitting information.
For more information contact Speaker Chenault's office at 907-283-7223.
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