Bills introduced last week:
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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