Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003

Bills introduced last week:

• Regulatory panel: House Bill 111 extends the life of the Regulatory Commission of alaska to 2007.

• Constitutional amendment: House Joint Resolution 11 proposes an amendment to the state Constitution opening all meetings to the public.

• Voter registration: Senate Bill 80 provides for voter registration on Election Day.

• Cancer treatment: House Bill 107 and Senate Bill 78 concern treatment for breast and cervical cancer.

Bills voted on last week:

• Salmon Task Force: House Concurrent Resolution 7 extends the life of the Joint Legislative Industry Task force until 2004.

Vote - Yeas: 33; Nays: 0; Excused: 6; Vacant: 1

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Electronic Harassment:: House Bill 12 makes anonymous, obscene or threatening e-mails a crime.

Vote - Yeas: 37; Nays: 0; Excused: 3

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Sobriety Awareness Month: Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 declares March 2003 Sobriety Awareness Month.

Vote - Yeas: 20; Nays: 0

Sen. Kim Elton (D) - Yea

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