Legislative update

Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2000

UPCOMING HEARINGS

MONDAY

9 a.m. the Senate Finance Committee considers SB 250, the supplemental budget for the 2000 fiscal year. Room 532.

9 a.m. the House Finance Subcommittee overseeing the 2001 budget for the Department of Labor meets to close its deliberations. Room 124.

1:30 p.m. the House Finance Committee considers HB 243, which would allow for a marine fuel tax dedicated for harbor maintenance. Room 519.

4 p.m. the House Finance Subcommittees overseeing the 2001 budget for the departments of Fish and Game and of Military and Veterans Affairs meet to close their deliberations. Rooms 519 and 408.

TUESDAY

10 a.m. the House Finance Subcommittee overseeing the 2001 budget for the Department of Environmental Conservation meets to close its deliberations. Room 124.

1 p.m. the House Transportation Committee meets to consider HB 59, a 9 cent raise to Alaska's gas tax, and HB 319, transportation bonds. Room 17.

5 p.m. the House Finance Subcommittee overseeing the 2001 budget for the Department of Public Safety meets to close its deliberations. Room 17.

WEDNESDAY

8 a.m. the House Finance Subcommittee overseeing the 2001 budget for the Department of Health and Social Services meets to close its deliberations. Room 519.

1 p.m. the House Resources Committee considers HB 403, which would require ships and trains carrying fuel to have plans in place to deal with any oil spill. Room. 124.

1:30 p.m. the House Finance Committee considers HB 343, the supplemental budget request for the 2000 fiscal year. Room 519.

1:30 p.m. the Senate Health, Education and Social Services committee considers SB 228, which would fund public school construction and maintenance. The committee will also consider SB 224, which would alter the confidentiality restraints on youth hearings. Room 205.

3 p.m. the Senate Resources Committee considers SB 266, which would remove an exemption that allows large ships to use a toxic bottom paint. Room 205.

THURSDAY

2 p.m. the House Finance Committee considers HB 343, the supplemental budget request for the 2000 fiscal year. Room 519.

FRIDAY

9 a.m. the Senate Finance Committee will consider four bills addressing school funding, grade levels and preparation for required graduation testing. Room 532.

SATURDAY

9 a.m. the House Finance Committee holds a statewide teleconference hearing on the 2001 operating budget. Room 519. Different areas of the state will be invited to speak over the course of the day, with Fairbanks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., rural legislative offices from 11 to 1, Anchorage from 2 to 4, and Juneau from 4 to 6.

ACTION ON LEGISLATION LAST WEEK

SB 176, which allows for physical fitness facilities to cater only to women or men, passed the Senate 17-3. It now moves on to the House.

SB 186, which allows for an expansion of an Alaska college savings fund, passed the House on a 35-0 vote. The bill is awaiting transmittal to the governor.

SB 268, which would place a mandatory 99-year prison term on those convicted of first degree murder during a robbery, was moved from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the Senate Finance Committee.

House Concurrent Resolution 9, which would make the second week of September ``Take a Young Person Hunting Week,'' was approved on reconsideration by the Senate on a 15-0 vote.''



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