Bills introduced last week:
Authority expansion: HB 279 and SB 193 would expand the authority of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority.
Charter fishery: HB 281 is an act relating to a moratorium on entry of vessels into the Southeast Alaska sport fish charter fishery.
School grants: SB 196 would create a George W. Bush No Child Left Behind school grant program.
Joint insurance: SB 191 would allow businesses to participate in joint insurance agreements.
Alaska history: HCR 19 urges the implementation of an Alaska history curriculum.
Bills voted on last week:
Concealed handguns (passed House): HB 177 would allow citizens of other states who have the proper permits to carry handguns into Alaska.
Vote - Yeas: 34; Nays: 1
Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Nay
Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea
Clergy child abuse (passed House): House Bill 92 would require clergy to report instances of child abuse.
Vote - Yeas: 32; Nays: 6
Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea
Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Nay
Medicaid fraud (passed Senate): Senate Bill 41 cracks down on Medicaid fraud.
Vote - Yeas: 20; Nays: 0
Sen. Kim Elton (D) - Yea