Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2006

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• Salvia divinorum: SB 313 would classify Salvia divinorum, a hallucinogenic drug from Mexico, as a controlled substance.

Bills voted on last week:

• Sex offenders (passed House): SB 218 would increase penalties for sex offenders and require those on parole to take routine polygraph tests..

Vote - Ayes: 35; Nays 0; Excused 2; Absent 3

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Absent

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Excused

• Knik Arm Bridge (passed House): HB 471 would allow the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority to finance construction and maintenance of the Knik Arm Bridge, collect tolls and carry out other duties. Vote - Ayes: 28; Nays 7; Excused 3; Absent 2

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - NayRep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Excused

• Workers' compensation (passed House): HB 409 would exclude qualified real estate licensees from workers' compensation coverage.

Vote - Ayes: 29; Nays 6; Excused 2; Absent 3

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - AyeRep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Excused

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