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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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Legislative Update


Governor Parnell announced Tuesday that he will sign SB 182, the education funding package passed at the end of session.  Link to bill: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=27&bill=SB182
Here is a link to all legislation passed this session: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/passed_leg.asp?session=27&Sel=4 
Here is a link to legislation awaiting action: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_awaiting.asp?session=27&type_aw=A .  There are five bills that have been transmitted to the governor and are awaiting his signature/veto/and or/time lapse required to become law (none are education-related).  There are 38 house bills and 19 house resolutions awaiting transmittal to the governor, and 23 senate bills and 16 senate resolutions awaiting transmittal to the govenernor - all in all, 96 pieces of legislation awaiting transmittal to the governor. 
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