State Relations

UA Bill Tracker

Thirtieth Alaska State Legislature:

First Session: January 17, 2017
Second Session:

Read the most recent Capitol Report for more information.

This site is updated daily during session.

INDEX OF BILLS
Session 1Session 2
House Bills Senate BillsHouse Bills Senate Bills
HB 11 RIP FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES/TEACHERS
SB 12 EMPLOYMENT TAX FOR EDUCATION FACILITIES
SB 17 STEVENS/INOUYE UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE PROG.
HB 57 OPERATING BUDGETSB22 OPERATING BUDGET
HB59 MENTAL HEALTH BUDGETSB24 MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET
HB64 READING PROFICIENCY TASK FORCE; DYSLEXIASB27 READING PROFICIENCY TASK FORCE; DYSLEXIA
HB71 NO ST. EMPLOYEE PAY INCREASE FOR 2 YRSSB31 NO ST. EMPLOYEE PAY INCREASE FOR 2 YRS
HB141 AK WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD;FUNDS (TVEP)SB85 AK WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD;FUNDS (TVEP)

Session 1 House Bills

HB 11 "An Act relating to retirement incentives for members of the defined benefit retirement plan of the teachers' retirement system and the defined benefit retirement plan of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsors Representatives Kawasaki, Tuck
This bill would implement a temporary, voluntary program to allow employees enrolled in PERS or TRS an ability to retire up to three years early.
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

HB 57 (OPERATING BUDGET) - "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain programs; capitalizing funds; repealing appropriations; making supplemental appropriations and reappropriations; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor House Rules by request of the Governor
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

HB59 "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor House Rules by request of the Governor
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

HB64 "An Act relating to the establishment of the Task Force on Reading Proficiency and Reading Instruction for All Students and on the Effects of Dyslexia on Some Students."
Sponsors Representatives Drummond, Gara
Creates a task force on reading proficiency and instruction; and on the effects of dyslexia on some students. UA would have one representative on the 15 member task force.
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

HB71 "An Act relating to compensation, merit increases, and pay increments for certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor House Rules on Behalf of the Governor
The bill freezes pay increases, merit increases, pay increments, bonuses and comparable salary increases for non-union public employees for two years. Approximately 5000 public employees, including those university employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, will be impacted by this freeze. However, the Board of Regents already established that no across the board increases would be approved for non-covered employees in FY18 so this legislation is not expected to have an immediate impact on the university’s budget. On January 31st, the House State Affairs Committee held a preliminary hearing on the legislation.
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

HB141 (TVEP) "An Act relating to allocations of funding for the Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsors Representatives Fansler, Tuck, Kawasaki, Gara, Tarr, Kito
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

Session 1 Senate Bills

SB12 "An Act imposing a limited educational facilities, maintenance, and construction tax on net earnings from self-employment and wages; relating to the administration and enforcement of the educational facilities, maintenance, and construction tax; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor Senator Bishop
Institutes an education facilities, maintenance and construction payroll tax. Tax proceeds are intended to be used for the educational facilities maintenance and construction fund (AS 37.05.560) from which money can be appropriated to maintain UA facilities. No House companion at this time.
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

SB17 "An Act authorizing the University of Alaska to establish, through an agreement with the University of Hawaii, the Ted Stevens - Daniel K. Inouye Exchange Program for political science students at the University of Alaska and the University of Hawaii to commemorate the bipartisan friendship between Senator Ted Stevens and Senator Daniel K. Inouye."
Sponsor Senators Costello, Stevens, Bishop
Establishes the Stevens-Inouye Exchange Program, a reciprocal educational exchange between the University of Alaska and the University of Hawaii for students pursuing political science degrees. The program is intended to commemorate and honor the long friendship and productive bipartisan relationship between Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and Democrat U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. No House companion at this time.
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

SB22 (OPERATING BUDGET) "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain programs; capitalizing funds; amending appropriations; repealing appropriations; making supplemental appropriations and reappropriations, and making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor Senate Rules by request of the Governor
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

SB24 (MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET) "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor Senate Rules by request of the Governor
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

SB27 "An Act relating to the establishment of the Task Force on Reading Proficiency and Reading Instruction for All Students and on the Effects of Dyslexia on Some Students."
Sponsors Senators Dunleavy, Gardner, MacKinnon, Giessel, Costello, Hughes, Wilson, Stevens, Begich, Meyer
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

SB31 "An Act relating to compensation, merit increases, and pay increments for certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor Senate Rules by request of the Governor
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

SB85 (TVEP)  "An Act relating to allocations of funding for the Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and providing for an effective date."
Sponsor Senate Rules by request of the Governor
Link to BASIS bill action and information HERE

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