Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2003

Bills introduced last week:

• Rental tax: House Bill 271 taxes vehicle rentals.

• Alcohol sale: House Bill 274 regulates when alcohol can be sold.

• Animal cruelty: House Bill 275 tightens animal cruelty laws.

• Electronic gaming: Senate Bill 186 legalizes video piker machines.

• Charter schools: SCR 10 establishes a legislative charter-school task force.

• Alaska Permanent Fund: SJR 18 and HJR 26 would inflation-proof the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Bills voted on last week:

• DNA database (passed House): House Bill 49 would create a DNA database of those convicted of a felony.

Vote - Yeas: 34; Nays: 1

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Excused

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Youth fishing (passed House): House Bill 98 would establish sport fishing seasons and areas for persons under the age of 16.

Vote - Yeas: 36; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Pornographic e-mail (passed Senate): House Bill 82 regulates unsolicited sexually explicit e-mail.

Vote - Yeas: 19; Nays: 0

Sen. Kim Elton (D) - Yea

• Permanent fund (passed House): House Bill 11 would use some royalties in the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for state government.

Vote - Yeas 24; Nays: 12

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Excused

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Stalking, protective orders (passed House): House Bill 1 is an act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order.

Vote - Yeas: 31; Nays: 1

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

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