NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Protect Wolves Adjacent to the Denali National Park

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives approved legislation to prohibit wolf hunting and trapping in two areas adjacent to Denali National Park and Preserve. House Bill 105, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), seeks to ensure healthy wolf populations so that park visitors can see wolves in the wild.

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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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NEWS: Legislation Advances to Change Board of Game Membership

Juneau – On Friday, legislation to change the makeup of the Alaska Board of Game was advanced out of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 134, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), amends the composition of the Board of Game to include one member whose main use of game resources is non-consumptive and who is actively engaged in wildlife conservation.

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NEWS: Conflict of Interest Update for Members of the Boards of Fisheries and Game Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) to ensure that the expertise of members of the Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game is not excluded from the deliberative process. Currently, members of the boards with conflicts of interest are not allowed to vote and not allowed to offer input to the process. House Bill 87 changes the Ethics Act to allow those members to participate in the process while still being excluded from voting.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Weekly Update

It’s been another great and exciting week here in the Capitol. We continue to work hard to find solutions to our fiscal crisis while keeping our state going in a positive direction. At this point in the session we’re seeing some of our ideas gaining traction. Our bills are advancing through the committee process on their way to the floor. Being a member of the new majority, I’m proud to see a number of my own bills moving forward.

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NEWS: Wildlife Management Package Supports Broadened Strategies for Game Management and Tourism

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced three bills designed to broaden Alaska’s game management goals and strategies. This legislation acknowledges the value of wildlife to all Alaskans and the wide range of uses of game, as well as the importance of wildlife to the tourism industry.

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NEWS: Wildlife Management Package Supports Broadened Strategies for Game Management and Tourism

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced three bills designed to broaden Alaska’s game management goals and strategies. This legislation acknowledges the value of wildlife to all Alaskans and the wide range of uses of game, as well as the importance of wildlife to the tourism industry.

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