04-15-03 : Senate Bill 152 moved out of the Senate State Affairs Committee Tuesday. Sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee, would recognize concealed carry permit holders from other states as valid permit holders in Alaska. The second section of the legislation requires the Alaska Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states, when it is necessary to benefit Alaska permit holders. SB 152 moves next to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
An Act relating to home care and respite care; and providing for an effective date.
Version: CS SB 201 (HES) Contact: Brian Hove, 465-2327 Action: 04-23-04: Signed Into Law
Governor signed into law April 23. Reinstates a provision in Alaska law that requires a health care provider to undergo a criminal background check before receiving state funds for delivery of home care. Corrects an error made when a cross-reference was deleted in an earlier bill.
An Act relating to the amount of the bond required to stay execution of a judgment in civil litigation involving a signatory, a successor of a signatory, or an affiliate of a signatory to the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement during an appeal; amending Rules 204 and 205, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
SB 307 sets a $100 million limit on the supersedeas (appeal) bond that signatories, successors and affiliates of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement must post to stay the execution of a judgment in Alaska.
An Act exempting a person who allows a student of the University of Alaska to gain practical work experience with the person while participating in a practicum from vicarious liability as an employer, and exempting the student participating in a practicum from the Alaska Wage and Hour Act and workers' compensation coverage.
Exempts employers participating in a University of Alaska practicum from vicarious liability. The bill's intent is to revitalize private sector involvement in university student internships. Exempts University of Alaska students participating in practicum programs from wage and hour provisions.
An Act relating to the income of and appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund under art. IX, sec. 15(b), Constitution of the State of Alaska, and making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.
Senate Bill 388 establishes a civil legal services fund into which the Legislature can appropriate the state’s share of punitive damages awards. State statute provides that 50 percent of punitive damages in tort cases go to the general fund. Under SB 388, that money could be placed in the civil legal services fund, which could then be appropriated to organizations that provide civil legal services for low income Alaskans.