JUNEAU — Alaska House Coalition members welcomed the passage of federal legislation H.R. 1318, which will allow cruise lines to return to Alaska without first stopping in Canada.
JUNEAU – A bill establishing a nine-member Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board passed the Alaska State Senate today, 20-0.
JUNEAU – A bill that removes a layer of bureaucracy from aquatic farmers cleared its final legislative hurdle this weekend, as the House of Representatives voted 37-3 to adopt the Senate version of House Bill 115.
JUNEAU – The House of Representatives today passed a bill that allows the Department of Fish and Game to collect funds that are vital to the successful operation of Alaska’s sportfish hatcheries and facilities.
JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives today voted unanimously to pass a bill that would establish a board tasked with finding solutions to keep the ferry system reliable, affordable, and sustainable.
JUNEAU – The House of Representatives today passed House Bill 41, which would create a regulatory framework for the Department of Fish and Game to manage shellfish enhancement projects.
JUNEAU – The Alaska Marine Highway System, after years of struggling through budget uncertainty, now has a clear path to stability in budgeting and scheduling due to a deal between legislative leaders and the governor to use federal pandemic relief assistance on the ferries.