Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2006

Bills introduced last week:

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• Construction trades training grant program: SB 309 would proved for a grant to be awarded by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and provide for special employee unemployment contributions to fund the program.

Bills voted on last week:

• Insurance policies in foreign languages (passed House): HB 394 would allow insurance policy forms to be filed and approved in languages other than English if an official English language version is also filed.

Vote - Yeas: 31 Nays: 0 Excused: 5 Absent: 4

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Aye

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Aye

• Older Alaskans' Day (passed House after passing Senate Feb. 8, referred to governor): HB 224 would establish an Older Alaskans' Day the second Wednesday of each year to honor people 60 and older for their contributions to the state.

Vote - Yeas: 30 Nays: 0 Excused: 5 Absent: 5

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Aye

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Aye

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