Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2006

Bills voted on last week:

• Topic: Tax on REAA residents (passed Senate, but held over for reconsideration by Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome): Senate Bill 112 would impose an annual tax on residents of regional education attendance areas (REAAs), where no local tax base helps pay for local schools..

Vote - Yeas: 11 Nays: 8 Excused: 1 Sen. Kim Elton (D) nay

• Topic: Recorking wine (passed House): House Bill 382 would allow restaurant customers to take home a bottle of wine purchased and partially consumed with a meal at a restaurant.

Vote - Yeas: 34 Nays: 1 Excused: 5 Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) yea

Bills signed into law last week:

• Topic: Salmon product development tax credit: Senate Bill 164 extends the tax credit for value-added salmon products until 2008.

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