Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005

Bills introduced last week:

• Hate crimes: Senate Bill 181 would punish individuals causing injury because of the victim's race, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry etc.

• Mental health: Senate Bill 184 would allow mental health patients to choose the gender of the caretaker.

• Transportation projects: House Bill 275 would authorize financing for transportation projects in Fairbanks and Anchorage.

• Ethics regulations: Senate Bills 186 and 187 would set guidelines for public employees holding investments in companies involved with state contracts.

Bills voted on last week:

• ANWR grant: House Bill 32 appropriates funds towards promoting gas and oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Vote - Yeas: 34; Nays: 5 Absent: 1

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Collecting DNA: House Bill 124 permits authorities the use of force to collect DNA from resisting convicted felons.

Vote - Yeas: 32; Nays: 0; Excused: 5; Absent: 3

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Overtime wages: Senate Bill 105 removes flight crews from statutory overtime compensation laws.

Vote - Yeas: 31; Nays: 7; Excused: 2

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Nay

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea



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