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House Majority E-News for Mar 22, 2010 ANS Crude: $79.50 Henry Hub: $4.02



Legislature Passes Resolution Urging USDA to Remove Base

Housing Exclusion for School Nutrition Programs

(Juneau) - The 26th Alaska State Legislature today passed House Joint
Resolution 24, urging the U.S. Congress and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
to stop discriminating against military families who live off-base
when figuring income levels for school nutrition program
participation. House Judiciary Chair Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks,
sponsored the resolution, which passed the Alaska State Senate
unanimously today. The measure passed the Alaska State House Feb. 17.

"HJR 24 urges an easy fix that can restore some equality to the
families of soldiers who cannot, for whatever reasons, make ends
meet," Ramras said. "Military families of limited income who choose to
live off base are being denied inclusion for breakfast, lunch and
after school snack programs, even though the basic allowance for
housing is now mandatory whether you live on base or not. We shouldn't
add to the hardships our military families face."

The full text of this release can be found below:

http://housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20100322-605

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House Approves Standard Level of Care for Optometrists

(Juneau) - The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill
245, legislation creating uniform licensure criteria for optometrists
in Alaska. The bill, sponsored by Representative Bill Thomas,
R-Haines, reduces the current three levels of licensure to one, which
will standardize care and reduce confusion among the public.

"The Board of Optometry would like to have a standard level of care
that everyone receives from optometrists, which is one of the key
provisions in HB 245, "Thomas said. "The bill brings Alaska in line
with current licensing criteria across the country. Alaskans deserve
the best, most current, and highest standard of care possible. HB 245
ensures that optometrists working in Alaska have the credentials to
practice at the highest level."

The full text of this release and audio can be found below:

http://housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20100322-604

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House Acts to Modernize State Procurement Code

(Juneau) - The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill
225, legislation modernizing the state's procurement code.
Representative Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, sponsored the bill.

"It has been many years since our procurement code has been
modernized," Fairclough said. "HB 225 will position us to become more
efficient and cost effective in our purchasing and contracting."

The full text of this release and audio can be found below:

http://housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20100322-603

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Video: House Speaker Mike Chenault leads the weekly Alaska State
House Majority Caucus press availability. Speaker Chenault is joined
by House Rules Committee Chair Nancy Dahlstrom, R-Anchorage, and House
State Affairs Committee Chair Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage. Chenault
discusses the Governor's Scholarship Plan's upcoming appearance in
House Finance, natural gas bills, and takes questions about the recent
passage of national healthcare legislation by Congress.

http://housemajority.org/press.php?p=media&id=310&leg=26

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Photo: Alaska Governor Sean Parnell signing House Bill 274 today at
the Capitol. The bill, sponsored by House Rules Chair Nancy Dahlstrom,
R-Eagle River, establishes August 7 as Purple Heart Day.
Representatives Bill Thomas, R-Haines, and Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage,
were prime co-sponsors of the bill. Also pictured are Senator Bill
Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, Co-Chair of the Joint Armed Services
Committee, and Senator Charlie Huggins, R-Mat-Su, Co-Chair of the
Joint Legislative Veterans Caucus.

http://housemajority.org/press.php?p=media&id=311&leg=26

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Bill Activity for Mar. 22, 2010
As of: 06:00:01 pm Alaska Time
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HB 262 : Motorcycle Awareness Month
Sponsored by Rep. Keller, Rep. Herron, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Lynn, Rep.
Seaton
An Act establishing the month of May as Motorcycle and Motor Scooter
Awareness Month.

Status: (H) RLS >> (H) CALENDAR 3/23
Contact: Jim Pound, 465-2186

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb262-248
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HB 280 : Natural Gas
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker, Rep. Mike Chenault
An Act relating to a gas storage facility; relating to the Regulatory
Commission of Alaska; relating to the participation by the attorney
general in a matter involving the approval of a rate or a gas supply
contract; relating to an income tax credit for a gas storage facility;
relating to oil and gas production tax credits; relating to the powers
and duties of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; relating
to production tax credits for certain losses and expenditures,
including exploration expenditures; relating to the powers and duties
of the director of the division of lands and to lease fees for a gas
storage facility on state land; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS >> (H) CALENDAR 3/23
Contact: Juli Lucky, 465-4949

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb280-323
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HB 287 : Uniform Act: Property Interest Disclaimer
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras, Rep. Max Gruenberg
An Act relating to the adoption of the Uniform Disclaimer of Property
Interests Act, and to the disclaimer of property rights under the
Uniform Probate Code.

Status: (H) RLS >> (H) CALENDAR 3/23
Contact: Jane Pierson, 465-4990

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb287-393
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HB 336 : Electric & Telephone Cooperatives' Voting
Sponsored by the Hou. State Affairs
An Act relating to electronic voting procedures for electric and
telephone cooperatives; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS >> (H) CALENDAR 3/23

Bill Info: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb336

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Bill Activity for Mar. 22, 2010
As of: 04:00:01 pm Alaska Time
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HB 225 : State Procurement Code
Sponsored by Rep. Anna Fairclough
An Act relating to the State Procurement Code; relating to the
procurement of supplies, services, professional services, construction
services, state fisheries products, state agricultural products, state
timber, and state lumber; relating to procurement preferences; relating
to procurement by the office of the ombudsman, the Alaska Industrial
Development and Export Authority, the Alaska Energy Authority, and
other state agencies and public corporations; and providing for an
effective date.

Version: CSHB 225(FIN)(CORRECTED)
Status: PASSED (H) >> TRANSMITTED TO (S)
Contact: Crystal Koeneman, 465-3777

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb225-231
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HB 245 : Licensing For Optometry
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas
An Act relating to licensure as an optometrist; establishing a retired
status optometrist license; and providing for an effective date.

Status: PASSED (H) >> TRANSMITTED TO (S)
Contact: Kaci Hotch, 465-3732

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb245-346

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Bill Activity for Mar. 22, 2010
As of: 02:00:01 pm Alaska Time
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HJR 24 : Fed. School Lunch Program/Military
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras
Urging the United States Congress and the United States Department of
Agriculture to extend the basic housing allowance exclusion to all
military families for purposes of the school nutrition program.

Status: PASSED (S) >> AWAIT TRANSMIT GOV
Contact: Don Habeger, 465-3004

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hjr24-219

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Bill Activity for Mar. 22, 2010
As of: 12:00:02 pm Alaska Time
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HB 73 : Firefighter/EMT License Plates
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn
An Act relating to special fire fighter and emergency medical service
provider license plates; and providing for an effective date.

Version: CSHB 73(FIN)
Status: TRANSMITTED TO (S) >> (S) STA
Contact: Nancy Manly, 465-2794

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb73-168
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HB 225 : State Procurement Code
Sponsored by Rep. Anna Fairclough
An Act relating to the State Procurement Code; relating to the
procurement of supplies, services, professional services, construction
services, state fisheries products, state agricultural products, state
timber, and state lumber; relating to procurement preferences; relating
to procurement by the office of the ombudsman, the Alaska Industrial
Development and Export Authority, the Alaska Energy Authority, and
other state agencies and public corporations; and providing for an
effective date.

Version: CSHB 225(FIN)(CORRECTED)
Status: (H) RLS >> PASSED (H)
Contact: Crystal Koeneman, 465-3777

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb225-231
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HB 245 : Licensing For Optometry
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas
An Act relating to licensure as an optometrist; establishing a retired
status optometrist license; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS >> PASSED (H)
Contact: Kaci Hotch, 465-3732

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb245-346
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HB 280 : Natural Gas
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker, Rep. Mike Chenault
An Act relating to a gas storage facility; relating to the Regulatory
Commission of Alaska; relating to the participation by the attorney
general in a matter involving the approval of a rate or a gas supply
contract; relating to an income tax credit for a gas storage facility;
relating to oil and gas production tax credits; relating to the powers
and duties of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; relating
to production tax credits for certain losses and expenditures,
including exploration expenditures; relating to the powers and duties
of the director of the division of lands and to lease fees for a gas
storage facility on state land; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN >> (H) RLS
Contact: Juli Lucky, 465-4949

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb280-323
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HB 282 : Naturopaths
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Munoz
An Act relating to naturopaths and to the practice of naturopathy;
establishing an Alaska Naturopathic Medical Board; authorizing medical
assistance program coverage of naturopathic services; amending the
definition of 'practice of medicine'; and providing for an effective
date.

Status: (H) L&C >> (H) HSS
Contact: Kendra Kloster, 465-4712

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb282-315
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HB 366 : Motor Carrier Indemnification Agreements
Sponsored by Rep. Craig Johnson
An Act relating to indemnification agreements that relate to motor
carrier transportation contracts.

Status: (H) JUD >> (H) RLS
Contact: Jeanne Ostnes, 465-6871

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb366-411
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HJR 8 : Constitutional Am.: Appropriation Limit/Mineral Revenue
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska
limiting appropriations from certain mineral revenue, relating to the
balanced budget account, and relating to an appropriation limit.

Status: (H) FIN >> (H) RLS
Contact: Derek Miller, 465-6879

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hjr8-193
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HJR 24 : Fed. School Lunch Program/Military
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras
Urging the United States Congress and the United States Department of
Agriculture to extend the basic housing allowance exclusion to all
military families for purposes of the school nutrition program.

Status: (S) RLS >> PASSED (S)
Contact: Don Habeger, 465-3004

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hjr24-219
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HJR 48 : Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act
Sponsored by Rep. Beth Kerttula
Urging the United States Congress to pass the Crime Victims Fund
Preservation Act.

Status: (H) FIN >> (H) RLS

Bill Info: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hjr48


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