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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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Recent Action

HJR 24 - Federal Lunch Program/Military  was permanently filed as Legislative Resolve 32.

SB 235 - Charter/Alternative School Funding  The Senate concurred with the House amendments to the bill and it is awaiting transmittal to the Governor.

SB 220 - Energy Efficiency/Alternative Energy  was moved from House Finance today and is on today's calendar

SB 221 - Legis. Task Force: Higher Ed/Careers  was moved from House Finance today and is on today's calendar. House Finance added a section creating an Alaska merit scholarship program. This is an item that the Governor was threatening to call a special session on. HCS CSSB 221(FIN) establishes the merit scholarship program.  The task force established by the bill will investigate possible funding mechanisms over the interim and make recommendations to the next legislature on how to fund the program. The section establishing the scholarship program basically follows the governor's criteria for the different levels of scholarship.

SB 230 - Budget: Capital, Supplemental, & Other Appropriations  is scheduled for today's House calendar, pending release from the House Finance Committee.