April 12, 2011

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House Unanimously Passes Student Concussion Bill

Doogan bill would protect athletes from serious brain injuries

JUNEAU – Today the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would protect student athletes from serious brain injuries resulting from multiple concussions.

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House Acts to Protect Public Fishing Stream Access

Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed HB 144 protecting access to Alaska’s favorite fishing spots. The bill, sponsored by Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage), would require the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to submit an annual report on its efforts to maintain and enhance public access to fishing streams.

“Protecting and enhancing public access to the hunting, fishing and recreational uses along the state’s waterways is of primary importance to many people and a wide variety of user groups,” said Ricky Gease, Executive Director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association. “This legislation ensures that these areas will remain open for the public.”

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Newsletter from Rep. Holmes: Last Week of Legislative Session

The 2011 Legislative Session is rapidly coming to a close and in a week I’ll be on my way home. The “24 hour rule” is now in effect, meaning that legislation can be heard with very little notice, so I urge you to check regularly on any bills you are interested in, as they can move quickly.

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