Senators Joe Paskvan, Dennis Egan, and Gary Stevens during the closeout hearing of the Senate Finance DEED Subcommittee, March 20, 2012
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Current Status of Passed Legislation

Most education-related legislation that passed the legislature is still awaiting transmittal to the governor.  At the end of April, Legal Services had considerably over 100 bills it was still working on enrolling (checking for errors, ommissions, and correct form).

After Legal Services completes enrollment of legislation, it has to be signed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, and then it is sent to the governor. Speaker Chenault is.....
unavailable to sign legislation, beginning May 1, for about a week and a half. So it looks like it will be another week or so where not much legislation will be transmitted to the governor.

After the governor receives legislation he he has 20 days (when the legislature is not in session), minus Sundays, to either sign legislation into law or to veto it, including line item vetoes in budget bills. After that time period, if he has not signed it or vetoed it, legislation becomes law. The governor has 15 days when the legislature is in session.

Here is where everything stands currently:

HB 70 - Farm to School Program, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=26&bill=HB70 - Signed into law, May 6.

HB 300 - Operating Budget, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HB%20300&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

HB 302 - Mental Health Budget, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HB%20302&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

HB 326 - Supplemental Budget, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HB%20326&session=26 - transmitted to the governor on Thursday, April 29. (Signature/Veto deadline 5/22/10)

HB 360 - Youth Academy: Student Records, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HB%20360&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

HB 424 - G.O. Bonds: Education/Library/Research Facility, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=HB%20424&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

SB 209 - State Council on the Arts; Regulations, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20209&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the goveernor.

SB 220 - Energy Efficiency/Altermative Energy, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20220&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

SB 221 - Scholarships/Legislative Task Forces, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20221&session=26 - transmitted to the governor on Friday, April 30. (Signature/Veto deadline 5/24/10)

SB 230 - Capital Budget, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20230&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

SB 235 - Charter/Alternative School Funding, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20235&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

SB 236 - Tax Credits for Educational Contributions, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20236&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

SB 237 - School Construction Debt Reimbursement, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20237&session=26 - awaiting transmittal to the governor.

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