Legislative roundup

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2003

Bills voted on this week:

• Credit scoring (passed House): Senate Bill 13 regulates the use of credit history to determine insurance premiums.

Vote - Yeas: 31; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D): Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R): Yea

• License revocation (passed House): Senate Bill 53 would allow a judge to revoke a driver's license for causing a fatal car accident.

Vote - Yeas: 38; Nays: 2

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D): Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R): Yea

• APOC (passed House): Senate Bill 119 makes changes to the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Vote - Yeas: 22; Nays: 16

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D): Nay

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R): Nay

• Alyeska (passed Senate): House Bill 174 closes Alyeska Central School in one year.

Vote - Yeas: 12; Nays: 7

Sen. Kim Elton (D): Nay

• Public interest litigants (passed Senate): Would make public interest litigants liable for attorney's fees in cases against the state.

Vote - Yeas: 12; Nays: 8

Sen. Kim Elton (D): Nay

• Tire tax (passed House): Senate Bill 106 would institute a $2.50 tax on regular tires and an additional $5 tax on studded tires.

Vote - Yeas: 24; Nays: 12

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D): Nay

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R): Yea

• Longevity Bonus Program (failed to pass House): Senate Bill 117 would have phased out the Longevity Bonus Program over a five-year period..

Vote - Yeas: 14; Nays: 25

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D): Nay

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R): Yea

• Patriot Act (passed Senate): House Joint Resolution 22 calls upon Congress to revisit the USA Patriot Act to ensure that it is consistent with civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

Vote - Yeas: 19; Nays: 0

Sen. Kim Elton (D): Yea

•Business license fees (passed Senate): House Bill 162 increases business license fees.

Vote - Yeas: 12; Nays: 8

Sen. Kim Elton (D): Nay



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