NEWS: The Late Rep. Max Gruenberg’s Final Bill Passes the Alaska Legislature, With a Little Help From His Friends

Juneau – Today, House Bill 147 passed the Alaska Senate by a unanimous vote. Earlier this month, the bill passed the Alaska House of Representatives, also by a unanimous vote. The bill was the brainchild of the late Rep. Max Gruenberg who passed away suddenly in February at the age of 72 while still in office. Rep. Liz Vazquez (R-Anchorage) sponsored HB 147, which does several things including allowing the well-being of pets to be considered by courts in divorce proceedings. Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) was appointed to the District 16 seat held by Rep. Gruenberg and she quickly became a co-sponsor of HB 147.

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NEWS: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Setting Legal Standards for Pets in Divorce and Domestic Violence Proceedings

Juneau – A bipartisan effort in the Alaska Legislature will allow the well-being of pets to be considered in several different legal proceedings. HB 147 is sponsored by District 22 State Representative Liz Vazquez (R-Anchorage) and District 16 State Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage).

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