The second tranche of legislative bills filed in advance of the 32nd Alaska Legislature was released Friday.
It includes a few that were bills not taken up during the last two years, such as the one from Rep. Matt Claman, which gives privileges to legislators as arms of the State to conduct marriage ceremonies. That bill is HB 62.
Claman also wants mental health education mandates by state law, with HB 60.
Rep. Chris Tuck has a bill to change aspects of voter registration laws and to change laws around poll watchers. That’s HB 66.
Sen. Mike Shower also has an election-related bill, SB 39, which would close loopholes that may allow fraud in elections.
SB 44, by Sen. Scott Kawasaki, would require the Board of Fisheries to prioritize personal use fisheries when implementing fishing restrictions to achieve a management goal. It’s an important bill because many believe Kawasaki is running for governor in 2022. He is a Democrat from Fairbanks.