The second list of pre-filed legislative bills were released by the Legislative Affairs Agency on Friday. The Legislature gavels in on Tuesday at 1 pm, and the first tranche of pre-filed bills, revealed earlier this week, is at the bottom of this list. Check back with Must Read Alaska for in-depth reporting on some of the following bills:
HB 250, Rep. McCabe, Relating to municipal and school board elections; declaring Election Day a holiday; relating to terms of office for municipal mayors, municipal governing bodies, elected utility boards, and school boards.
HB 251, Rep. Rauscher, Exempting certain foods and drinks prepared in a person’s uninspected home kitchen from state labeling, licensing, packaging, permitting, and inspection requirements; and permitting a person to acquire meat from a producer by way of an ownership share in an animal if certain conditions are met.
HB 252, Rep. McKay, Prohibiting certain transactions by or with foreign adversaries.
HB 253, Rep. Wright, Relating to refrigerants designated as acceptable for use under federal law.
HB 254, Rep. Vance, Relating to liability for publishing or distributing pornography to minors on the Internet.
HB 255, Rep. McCabe, Relating to the Port of Southcentral Alaska; establishing the Port of Southcentral Alaska Authority to manage and operate the Port of Southcentral Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 256, Rep. McCabe, Relating to closure of plants and facilities of a public utility and discontinuance, abandonment, or suspension of a public utility service.
HB 257, Rep. McKay, Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to make Cook Inlet seismic survey data available to certain persons; and providing for an effective date.
HB 258, Rep. Stapp, Relating to general relief and burial assistance; and providing for an effective date.
HB 259, Rep. Vance, Establishing the Council on Human and Sex Trafficking; and relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
HB 260, Rep. Stapp, Repealing programs for catastrophic illness assistance and medical assistance for chronic and acute medical conditions.
HB 261, Rep. Josephson, Establishing certain offenses concerning vehicular homicide; relating to homicide; relating to attorney fees; relating to preservation of evidence; relating to authorization to intercept communications; relating to juror counseling; relating to temporary detention and identification of persons; relating to fines; relating to sentencing; relating to voter eligibility; relating to the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; relating to license revocation; and providing for an effective date.
HB 262, Rep. Josephson, Relating to increases in rent for dwelling units; and providing for an effective date.
HB 263, Rep. Josephson, Relating to the obstruction or hindrance of lawful trapping of game; and providing for an effective date.
HB 264, Rep. Vance, Requiring the Department of Family and Community Services to adopt a uniform screening tool; requiring shelters for runaway minors to screen minors for victimization relating to sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and commercial sexual exploitation; requiring the Department of Family and Community Services to screen children in need of aid for victimization relating to sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and commercial sexual exploitation; and relating to the duty of the Department of Family and Community Services to investigate the experiences of missing children in need of aid who have been located.
HB 265, Rep. Vance, Changing the term “child pornography” to “child sexual abuse material.”
SB 173, Sen. Hughes, Safe Schools Act, Requiring school districts to grant qualified persons an assigned duty to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds under certain conditions; relating to standards, training, and continuing education in firearms training for qualified persons granted an assigned duty to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds; relating to communication of school districts with state and local law enforcement; and relating to school crisis response plans.
SB 174, Sen. Bjorkman, Relating to the Honor and Remember Flag and the Honor and Sacrifice Flag.
SB 175, Sen. Tobin, Relating to an electronic product stewardship program; relating to collection, recycling, and disposal of electronic equipment; establishing the electronics recycling advisory council; and providing for an effective date.
SB 176, Sen. Tobin, Relating to membership on the board of parole
SB 177, Sen. Hughes, Relating to artificial intelligence; requiring disclosure of deepfakes in campaign communications; relating to cybersecurity; and relating to data privacy.
SB 178, Sen. Bjorkman, Relating to school terms: “A school term may not begin before the first Tuesday in September.”
SB 179, Sen. Bjorkman, Prohibiting municipalities from levying a tax on the transfer of real property; prohibiting the state from levying a tax on the transfer of real property; and relating to municipal taxation of mobile telecommunications services.
SB 180, Sen. Kawasaki, Relating to unfair trade practices and consumer protection; relating to fees charged to consumers; and providing for an effective date.