NEWS: House Approves Bill Originally Crafted by the Late Rep. Max Gruenberg

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 273 to simplify, speed up, and lower the cost of vehicle transfers on death. HB 273 will allow a vehicle owner to file an application with the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to designate a beneficiary to take title of a vehicle upon the death of the owner. 

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NEWS: Indigenous Peoples Day Legislation Passes House State Affairs Committee

Juneau — Today, the House State Affairs Committee passed legislation introduced by Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) to designate Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The bill now goes to the House Rules Committee to be scheduled for a vote on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives.

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NEWS: Life-Saving Legislation Passed to Help Respond to Epidemic of Heroin Use in Alaska

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 23 by a vote of 36-0. The bill, sponsored by Senator Johnny Ellis (D-Anchorage), passed the Alaska Senate last year by a vote of 19-1.

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NEWS: Democratic Lawmakers Call on the Alaska Aerospace Corporation to Return Unused State Money

Juneau – Today, Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage), David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) issued a call for the state run Alaska Aerospace Corporation to return most of the remaining funds left unspent from the roughly $98 million in state general funds appropriated since 2009.

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NEWS: Reps. Kawasaki and Tuck Propose the Creation of the State Bank of Alaska

Juneau – Representatives Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) have filed legislation to create a state bank as a public corporation of the State of Alaska. The Bank of Alaska would create new avenues for long-term economic growth by granting loans to Alaskan-owned businesses and emerging industries.

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