Day - May 12, 2017

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

NEWS: Alaska Legislature Passes Legislation to Ensure Safe Standards for Eye Care

Juneau – Today, the Alaska State Senate joined the Alaska House of Representatives in approving legislation to update state statutes and standards for optometrists and ophthalmologists. House Bill 103, sponsored by Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), allows the Board of Examiners of Optometry to use their professional expertise to regulate their profession in Alaska similar to how other professions are regulated. Additionally, the bill allows the board to set continuing education requirements for licensees in Alaska.

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon

NEWS: Rep. Edgmon Concerned with Settlement of Pebble Mine Lawsuit

Juneau – Representative Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) has released the following statement in response to the settlement of a lawsuit between the Environmental Protection Agency and the developer of the proposed Pebble Mine. The settlement forces the EPA to back off from its finding under the Clean Water act that a mine would do severe damage to the Bristol Bay watershed, fish, and wildlife. The settlement also sets a deadline for the Pebble Limited Partnership to apply for permits to develop a large gold, copper, and molybdenum mine on state owned land north of Lake Iliamna in the Bristol Bay region.

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Rep. SCOTT KAWASAKI

Toll-Free +1 866 465-3466

STAFF:
Mercedes Colbért
Chief of Staff
+1 (907) 456-7423
Mercedes.Colbert@akleg.gov
Olivia Garrett
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-7423
Olivia.Garrett@akleg.gov
William Jodwalis
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-7423
William.Jodwalis@akleg.gov

Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 502 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 907 465-3466
FAX: +1 907 465-2937
Email: rep.scott.kawasaki@akleg.gov

Fairbanks: May-December

Address: 1292 Sadler Way Suite 308
                 Fairbanks AK, 99701
Phone: +1 907 456-7423
FAX: +1 907 451-9293
Email: rep.scott.kawasaki@akleg.gov