Slideshow | Legislative Week in Review 8

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Senate Resources Committee Chair Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, speaks with Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, before listening to the latest version of House Bill 77, dealing with land and water management reform, at the Capitol on Monday.
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Panelist Kara Moriarty, executive director of the Alaska Oil & Gas Association, left, Bill Corbus, of Make Alaska Competitive, Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, right, answer questions on both sides of the Alaska oil tax cuts veto referendum, Ballot Measure 1, during the Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday.
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Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, center, speaks with House Education Committee Co-Chairs Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, right, and Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, while working on House Bill 278 dealing with education funding on Monday.
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Drew Lemish, University of Alaska Anchorage student body president, testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Senate Bill 176 at the Capitol on Monday. The bill would prohibit the university from banning firearms or knives on its campuses with the exception of restricted areas where visitors are screened.
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Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, gives an overview of House Bill 258 as Chair Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, listens during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting at the Capitol on Monday. The bill establishing a right of action for the death of an unborn child in certain circumstances.
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Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, speaks for House Bill 255 in the House Chambers on Wednesday. The bill would regulate unmanned aircraft systems and images captured by an unmanned aircraft system. The bill passed the House on Wednesday.
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Capital City Fire & Rescue firefighters Brent Clancy, right, and Travis Larsen bring down an United States of America flag as Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, and Brian Murphy of the Anchorage Fire Department watch on the roof of the Capitol building on Wednesday. Along with an Alaska flag, the flags will be presented to the widow of Senior Captain Jeffery Bayless, a veteran with the Anchorage Fire Department, who died last Friday following a training exercise.
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Ro Bailey, deputy director of the University of Alaska's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, shows off drones she brought for a speech at the Capitol on Wednesday. The speech was part of the Lunch and Learn series and sponsored by the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, and Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer.
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Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, speaks for House Bill 19 in the House Chambers on Wednesday. The bill would allow unorganized boroughs and municipalities to allow permanent registration of noncommercial trailers and to the motor vehicle tax for trailers. The bill passed the House on Wednesday.
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Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, speaks against House Bill 19 in the House Chambers on Wednesday. The bill would allow unorganized boroughs and municipalities to allow permanent registration of noncommercial trailers and to the motor vehicle tax for trailers. The bill passed the House on Wednesday.
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Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, readies to gavel back into session to work on House Bill 218 in the House Chambers on Thursday.
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Gov. Sean Parnell speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Gov. Sean Parnell speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday.

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