Category - Bills

Rep. Adam Wool

NEWS: Representative Adam Wool Applauds Governor Walker’s Veto of Credit History for Insurance Rate Bill

Fairbanks -- Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) released the following statement on Governor Walker’s veto of Senate Bill 127: “Alaskans shouldn’t have to fear that when their insurance is renewed, their rates might go up based on their credit history. It doesn’t make sense to change someone’s insurance rates on this irrelevant factor without their consent. Your credit history doesn’t affect whether or not you’re a safe driver or responsible homeowner. I’m pleased Governor Walker vetoed this harmful piece of legislation,” said Rep. Wool.

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Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn

NEWS: Public Comments Sought on Recommendations to Implement Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law in Alaska

Juneau – The task force created after passage of Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law last year has released recommendations for implementing child sexual abuse and teen dating violence awareness measures in Alaska’s public schools. Such measures were mandated through passage of Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law last year as part of the Alaska Safe Children’s Act. Erin’s Law was championed in Alaska by Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) who worked with Erin’s Law namesake Erin Merryn for two years to make Alaska the 29th state in the nation to mandate child sexual abuse awareness and prevention in public schools. Erin Merryn is working to get Erin’s Law passed in all 50 states.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Should Quickly Act to Continue Insurance for Families of Police and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Juneau – Common sense legislation to honor Alaska’s first responders and their families is stuck in committee in both the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska Senate. House Bill 4002 and Senate Bill 4002 would allow the State of Alaska to continue insurance coverage for spouses and dependents of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Flawed Oil and Gas Bill, What’s Ahead for the PFD?

On Monday, the Conference Committee on HB 247, the Oil & Gas Tax Credit Reform bill, was advanced and passed by both the House and the Senate. As introduced by the Governor, the bill was originally an aggressive reform to scale back costly subsidies by $500 million. The bill was dramatically changed through the Republican-controlled committee process to strip away nearly all savings and continue the unsustainable oil industry subsidies.

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NEWS: Conference Committee Advances Flawed Oil Tax Credit Subsidy Bill

Juneau – Today, the Conference Committee created to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of House Bill 247 advanced a new version that continues unsustainable subsidies to the oil and gas industry that will cost Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars a year. The only member of the Minority on the Conference Committee is Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage). She objected to the new version of HB 247 and voted no on advancing the bill out of the committee.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Roll-Back Many Unsustainable Oil Industry Subsidies

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives approved House Bill 247 to significantly reform Alaska’s unsustainable oil tax credit subsidy system. The members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) cautiously supported the legislation after participating in a bipartisan effort to amend the bill to dramatically increase savings and fix flaws included in previous versions of the bill.

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Rep. SCOTT KAWASAKI

Toll-Free +1 866 465-3466

STAFF:
Mercedes Colbért
Chief of Staff
+1 (907) 456-7423
Mercedes.Colbert@akleg.gov
Eleanor Guthrie
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-7423
Eleanor.Guthrie@akleg.gov

Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 502 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 907 465-3466
FAX: +1 907 465-2937
Email: rep.scott.kawasaki@akleg.gov

Fairbanks: May-December

Address: 1292 Sadler Way Suite 308
                 Fairbanks AK, 99701
Phone: +1 907 456-7423
FAX: +1 907 451-9293
Email: rep.scott.kawasaki@akleg.gov