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REPRESENTATIVE GRIER HOPKINS

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An Act relating to public school funding for social and emotional learning; and providing for an effective date

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which students acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to develop coping mechanisms, manage emotions, set and achieve goals, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. House Bill 25 creates curriculum standards within the Department of Education and Early Development to help guide school districts and educators as they incorporate SEL into their classrooms.

Awareness of the need for these skills has grown in recent years. Increasingly, employers and medical professionals recognize SEL skills as essential. Parents who have watched their children struggle to maintain positive relationships and self-motivation during the pandemic closures know the value of developing these skills at home and at school. Early interventions of SEL show positive outcomes far into adulthood, increasing educational attainment and decreasing poverty. Today, SEL skills are acknowledged as the best indicators for a student’s future success.

As a part of a balanced curriculum, SEL can help get students back to learning faster and develop coping methods to overcome obstacles, whether in the classroom or at home.

Across Alaska, SEL is already part of everyday learning - but there is little guidance to districts and educators on standards and best practices. HB 25 gives school districts that baseline standard while allowing for local and culturally-relevant individualization. Recognizing that a statewide standard of practice is in the best interests of students, educators, and families, HB 25 will bring together experts and practitioners to develop these standards and give our students the support they need to succeed.


 
REPRESENTATIVE GRIER HOPKINS

SPONSOR STATEMENTS from Alaska House Majority Coalition

An Act relating to the Funter Bay marine park unit of the state park system; relating to protection of the social and historical significance of the Unangax cemetery located in Funter Bay and providing for the amendment of the management plan for the Funter Bay marine park unit; and providing for an effective date.

From the office of Representative Hannan


House Bill 104: Motor Fuels Tax

From the office of Representative Josephson


HB 110 – Electronic Smoking Products Excise Tax

From the office of Representative Hannan


House Bill 115 – Renewal or extension of aquatic farming and aquatic plant and shellfish hatchery site leases and requiring a report to the legislature.

From the office of Representative Story


House Bill 123 – An Act Providing for State Recognition of Federally Recognized Tribes

From the office of Representative Zulkosky


Sectional Analysis HB 128 Version A

From the office of Representative Fields


House Bill 155 – Court System Provide Visitors & Experts

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 162 – Fisheries Rehabilitation Permits

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 164 – Early Ed Programs; Reading; Virtual Ed

From the office of Representative Tuck


House Bill 218 – “Smoke/Fire Dampers & Smoke Control Systems”

From the office of Representative Tuck


An Act relating to shared ownership; and relating to the sharing and sale of raw milk and raw milk products.

From the office of Representative Tarr


An Act relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska

From the office of Representative Hopkins


An Act relating to public school funding for social and emotional learning; and providing for an effective date

From the office of Representative Hopkins


Sponsor Statement HB 26 version A

From the office of Representative Tarr


Sponsor Statement HB 27 v. A
An Act naming the irene Webber Bridge.

From the office of Representative Stutes


Sponsor Statement for House Bill 30

From the office of Representative Josephson


Observe Daylight Saving Time All Year

From the office of Representative Stutes


Shellfish Enhancement Projects; Hatcheries; Fees

From the office of Representative Ortiz


Special Education Service Agency – Sunset Extension

From the office of Representative Story


Sponsor Statement for House Bill 45

From the office of Representative Josephson


House Bill 47– Renaming the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council as the Council for Alaska Native Languages; and relating to the Council for Alaska Native Languages

From the office of Representative Story


An Act relating to sexual abuse of a minor; relating to sexual assault; relating to the code of military justice; relating to consent; relating to the testing of sexual assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date.

From the office of Representative Tarr


An Act establishing the Alaska Invasive Species Council in the Department of Fish and Game; relating to management of invasive species; relating to invasive species management decals; and providing for an effective date.

From the office of Representative Tarr


Sponsor Statement for House Bill 55

From the office of Representative Josephson


Sponsor Statement for House Bill 57

From the office of Representative Josephson


Sponsor Statement House Bill 63

From the office of Representative Stutes


An Act relating to regional fisheries development associations; and related to developing fishery management assessments

From the office of Representative Stutes


Elections, Voting, Ballots

From the office of Representative Tuck


Prohibition of Conversion Therapy on Youth and Vulnerable Adults

From the office of Representative Hannan


HB 9—The Education Funding Act

From the office of Representative Hannan


House Bill 90 Sponsor Statement Version A Rental vehicles; Vehicle rental networks; Vehicle rental taxes

From the office of Representative Wool


An Act relating to the State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board; relating to the practice of physical therapy; and relating to the practice of occupational therapy.

From the office of Representative Claman