Monday, April 18, 2011

Special Session - Gavel Alaska

The Alaska House of Representatives and Senate invoked a never-before-used part of the state Constitution Sunday night, April 17 — the day scheduled for adjournment — citing an impasse between the two houses. The action took the form of a letter from the Senate and HR9 in the House. The move ceded adjournment powers to the governor.

Gov. Parnell adjourned the Legislature at 10:48 p.m., and announced a special session to begin at 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, to complete work on 10 bills:

  • HB108, the operating budget
  • HB109, the Mental Health Trust Authority budget
  • SB46, the capital budget
  • SB76, supplemental appropriations
  • HB104, Alaska Performance Scholarships
  • SB42, Power Project: Susitna/ Alaska Energy Authority
  • HB106, Coastal Management Program
  • SB84, Vocational Education and Basic Funding/ Tax Credits
  • HB24, Regulatory Commission of Alaska sunset
  • HB126, Extending Boards and Commissions

Catch up on all of the Gavel to Gavel coverage from the Legislature’s 90th day in our archives and stick with us for coverage of the special session.

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