NEWS: Alaska House Seeks to Extend Workers Compensation to the Organized Militia

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation to extend workers compensation coverage to members of Alaska’s organized militia. Members of the Alaska State Defense Force are covered by workers compensation when ordered into active state service, however, that protection does not extend during training exercises.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Bill to Establish March as Sobriety Awareness Month

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Friday designating March as Sobriety Awareness Month in Alaska. Once approved and signed into law, the designation will be permanent and open up additional opportunities for both the public and private sector to organize awareness activities. House Bill 138 is sponsored by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kiana).

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NEWS: Health Care Price Transparency Passes Alaska House

Juneau – Earlier today, the Alaska House of Representative passed legislation to empower consumers by requiring health care providers and facilities to post a list of the prices for the most commonly provided procedures. House Bill 123, sponsored by Representative Ivy Spohnholz, requires health care providers to post health care price information in their public reception areas and online. They would also be required to provide that information to the State of Alaska, which will make it available on the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ website.

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NEWS: Alaska House Wants to Keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center Open

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a resolution urging the University of Alaska to keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center open to support Alaska’s vital seafood industry. House Concurrent Resolution 8 was put forward by the House Special Committee on Fisheries, chaired by Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak).

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NEWS: Sexual Assault Kit Protocol Bill Unanimously Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 31, an important public safety measure that will continue efforts to reform Alaska’s broken system of processing sexual examination kits. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), also offers multiple victim-centered reporting options.

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NEWS: Bill Introduced to Provide More Funds for Public Education

Juneau – Wednesday, the Alaska House of Representatives read across a bill introduced by Rep. Justin Parish (D-Juneau) to restructure the Public School Trust Fund. The restructure is expected to bring in more than $10 million annually for education by combining what are now separate accounts and utilizing a percent of market value (POMV) draw of 4.75 percent of the fund’s value.

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NEWS: Rep. Westlake Introduces Legislation to Protect Arctic Caribou Herds

Juneau – Earlier today, Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kiana) introduced House Bill 211 to further protect one of Alaska’s most vital resources. HB 211 requires nonresident hunters, without a second degree of kin, to be accompanied by a licensed professional hunting guide in order to take a caribou from any of the Western Arctic, Porcupine, or Central Arctic Caribou Herds.

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