Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2004

Bills introduced last week:

• Permanent Fund Board: House Bill 544 would stipulate that pujblic members of the board of trustees of the Alaska Permanent fund corp. can be removed only for cause.

• Permanent Fund: Senate Bill 374 relates to the calculation of the amount to offset the effect of inflation on the principal of the permanent fund, and to transfers of funds from the earnings reserve account.

Bills voted on last week:

• Traumatic brain injury (passed House): House Concurrent Resolution 31 proclaims April 2004 Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Vote - Yeas: 40; Nays: 0

• Therapeutic courts (passed House): HB 451 relates to therapeutic courts.

Vote - Yeas: 37; Excused: 1; Absent: 2

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Groudfish moratorium: Senate Bill 347 allows the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to establish a temporary moratorium on entry of new vessels into state groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska.

Vote - Yeas: 38; Excused: 1; Absent: 1

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

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