Update of state song due for House floor vote

Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010

JUNEAU - The House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill Friday to add a second verse to the official state song.

The bill is headed for the House floor and has already cleared the Senate.

This is at least the third time efforts have been made to add the verse, which is already commonly known, taught and sung as part of the song.

It refers to Benny Benson, the Alaska Native boy who in 1927 designed the territorial flag that eventually became the state flag.

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