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July 20, 2018
Great Bills Signed into Law
This week, Senate Bill 63 was signed into law, which will ban smoking tobacco, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes inside places of employment statewide. The bill mirrors local laws already in place in Anchorage and other cities. About half of Alaskans already live in communities that have chosen to prohibit indoor smoking in public, so this bill would extend to the rest of the state.
As a cosponsor of this legislation for six years, I am excited this bill is now law. this bill will improve the health of workers and expand opportunities for jobs to others who cannot or do not want to be near harmful smoke for health reasons. The law will go into effect on October 1, 2018.
Energy Improvement Financing
Another great bill that will soon be signed into law is House Bill 374, which would allow a utility provider to create on-bill financing or repayment programs to help their customers finance energy improvements. This means a customer may choose to borrow money for an energy improvement, such as converting from oil to natural gas or adding solar panels, and repay it through a charge on their utility bill.
I cosponsored this bill because I believe there should be incentives for consumers and utilities alike to decrease the cost of energy while improving and protecting local air quality.
For more information about the status of bills I sponsored and cosponsored this legislature, click here. Please feel free to contact my office at 269-0240 or email me at Rep.Chris.Tuck@akleg.gov if you have any questions or comments.
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