Legislators file bills for session

    Legislators get down to business January 16th.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Associated Press listed a number of bills filed by Alaska State lawmakers one week before the session officially begins.

    Representative Chris Tuck of Anchorage (D) proposed a bill related to individuals and employees who must have certificates of fitness to perform certain plumbing and electrical work.  He also filed a bill that establishes the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    Representative David Eastman (R) of Wasilla filed a bill related to donations to the state and relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to municipalities, and state and municipal agencies.

    Representative Tammie Wilson (R) of North Pole filed a bill related to publication of protective orders.

    Rep. Louise Stutes (R) of Kodiak filed a bill related to containing or confining loads being transported on highways.

    Rep. Dan Saddler (R) of Eagle River filed a bill related to electronic possession of certain licenses, tags, and identification cards issued by the Department of Fish and Game.

    Rep. Steve Thompson (R) of Fairbanks filed a bill related to financing and issuance of bonds for a liquefied natural gas production system and natural gas distribution system.

    Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D) of Fairbanks filed a bill related to temporary courtesy licenses for certain nonresident professionals.

    Rep. Gary Knopp (R) of Kenai, filed a bill that exempts certain water taxi operators from regulation as transportation services by the Big Game Commercial Services Board.

    Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage filed a bill related to a fee for disposable shopping bags and recycling of those bags, along with the sale of reusable shopping bags.

    Rep. George Rauscher, R-Sutton filed legislation related to the renewal of a license involving alcoholic beverages and the transfer or issuance of a license to a restaurant or eatery.

    Rep. Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla, filed a bill related to the duties of physicians and health care practitioners when performing or inducing abortions.

     Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage proposed amendments to the state constitution relating to the membership of the Redistricting Board and relating to district boundaries.

    Senate bills include

    Sen. John Coghill (R) North Pole filed a bill to prohibit abortions when the fetus is viable outside the pregnant woman's womb with certain exceptions.

    Sen. Cathy Giessl (R) of Anchorage filed a bill related to the duties of physicians and health care practitioners when they perform or induce abortions.  She also field a bill that would establish the marijuana education and treatment fund and administer a comprehensive marijuana use education and treatment program.  She also filed a bill that relates to emergency services and billing practices.

    Sen. Pete Kelly (R) of Fairbanks filed a bill related to the finance and issuance of bonds for a liquefied natural gas production system and natural gas distribution system.

    Sen. Anna MacKinnon (R) Eagle River, filed a bill that provides an exception to the regulation of the practice of medicine for a physician that provides medical services to an athletic team from another state.

    Sen. Mia Costello (R) Anchorage filed an omnibus bill with a host of revisions to the state criminal code.  He also filed a bill that would rename a portion of the Alaska Safe Children's Act as Bree's Law.

    Sen. Kevin Meyer (R) of Anchorage, filed a bill that relates to a public referendum before a broad-based individual income tax or statewide sales tax takes effect.

    Sen. Gary Stevens (R) Kodiak, filed a bill that relates to a separate appropriations bill for operating expenses for public education.
     

    Sen. Berta Gardner (D) Anchorage filed a bill related to raising the minimum age of eligibility of marriage from 14 years old.  She also filed a bill related to the appointment of guardian ad litem in court, related to petitions and proceedings for termination of parent rights and an amendment to Alaska Adoption Rules.

    Sen. Bert Stedman (R) of Sitka proposed amendments to the state constitution that relates to the Alaska Permanent Fund and to appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund.

    Sen. Tom Begich (D) Anchorage proposed amendments to the state constitution related to the Alaska permanent fund.  He also filed a bill that would amend the state constitution related to marriage.
     

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