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Three Senate Measures Go to Governor for Signature

For Immediate Release: May 11, 1999

Juneau -- Three Senate bills were approved by the House and now go to the governor for his signature before becoming law. In addition, several measures were approved by the Senate and will be sent to the House for consideration.

The following Senate bills were approved by the House and now go to the Governor for his signature before becoming law:

SB 93: Names of Organizations and Businesses

Sponsored by the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. SB 93, which concerns the naming of businesses and organizations, was approved 27-12.
(Contact: 465-3844)
Portrait of Senator Lyda Green SB 98: Teacher Tenure

Sponsored by Senator Lyda Green (R-Mat-Su Valley). SB 98 changes the window of time a school district has for evaluating tenured teachers new to the district. SB 98 gives the district sufficient time to evaluate the teacher and enhances the teacher's opportunity for tenured employment. SB 98 was approved by the House 34-5, but a notice of reconsideration was filed.
(Contact: 465-6600)
SJR 21: Amchitka Island Nuclear Test Site Workers

Sponsored by Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. SJR 21 is designed to provide benefits to civilian workers and families on Amchitka Island who were exposed to nuclear radiation. Amchitka Island was the site of the largest underground nuclear testing ever conducted by the United States. The House in a unanimous vote approved SJR 21.
(Contact: 465-3844)

The Senate approved and will send to the House the following legislation:

SB 32: Capital Budget Appropriations

Sponsored by the Senate Rules Committee at the request of the Governor. SB 32 is the Senate's Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 00. The measure was approved 15-5, but a notice of reconsideration was given.
(Contact: 465-2828)
SB 155: Salary Reports Legislative, Executive, Judicial Branch

Sponsored by the Senate Rules Committee at request of Legislative Council. SB 155 concerns payments and reports for certain state salaries and business expenses. The measure was approved 18-2, but a notice of reconsideration was given.
(Contact: 465-4920)
Portrait of Senator Rick Halford SB 171: Fishery Data, McNeil River Refuge

Sponsored by Senator Rick Halford (R-Chugiak). SB 171 concerns the release of certain fisheries related records and reports required by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. It also deals with the transfer of land within the McNeil River State Game Refuge and McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. The measure was approved unanimously, but a notice of reconsideration was given.
(Contact: 465-4958)

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