Legislature 2001 at a glance

Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2001

Actions in the final days of this year's legislative session include:

A school construction and maintenance package including four new rural schools and 32 major maintenance projects. Juneau projects include $9 million to help renovate JuneauDouglas High School and $2.5 million toward new classrooms at the University of Alaska Southeast.

An increase of $14 million a year in funding for school operations statewide, including $547,000 a year for Juneau.

A program to help some uninsured breast and cervical cancer patients.

Legislation lowering the blood alcohol level at which a driver is considered intoxicated from 0.10 to 0.08.

A delay in the effective date of the high school exam to 2004.

A measure reinstating criminal penalties for minors who repeatedly consume alcohol.

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