House Joint Resolution 8 (HJR8) is introduced to urge the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny any application to sell genetically engineered salmon in the United States. HJR8 also calls on Congress to enact product labeling requirements that include the words “Genetically Modified” which are prominently displayed on the package if the application is approved by the FDA.

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[BILL] HB 49: Alaska Parents as Teachers Act

Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Research has clearly shown that parental involvement in a child’s early years are critical for development and lay the foundation for success in school and in life.

HB 49, the Alaska Parents as Teachers Act, will empower parents with knowledge and resources to help their children develop into successful students with stronger scholastic achievements.

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This bill will better protect consumers in utility rate cases, by requiring a refund procedure be in place before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) may allow a utility to charge an interim or refundable rate. When the RCA requires extended deliberation on a rate case, the commission often allows the utility to charge the proposed rate, but if they reject the rate the utility must refund customers with interest.

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