House Bills

    BILLS

    RESOLUTIONS

    House Bills

    THE FOLLOWING BILLS ARE SPONSORED / CO-SPONSORED BY HOUSE REPUBLICANS IN THE 32ND LEGISLATURE.

    01

    HB

    AUDIT OF CARES ACT FUNDS

    Representatives George Rauscher, Grier Hopkins, Kevin McCabe, Ben Carpenter, Sarah Vance, Christopher Kurka

    “An Act providing for audits of CARES Act funds expended for the community assistance program and direct grants to municipalities and communities.”

    Present Status: Referred to Community & Regional Affairs and Finance Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    02

    HB

    MINIMUM AGE TO SELL TOBACCO/NICOTINE

    Representative George Rauscher

    “An Act relating to the minimum age of persons allowed to sell cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, electronic smoking products, products containing nicotine, or products containing tobacco.”

    Present Status: Referred to Community & Regional Affairs and Judiciary Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    03

    HB

    DEFINITION OF "DISASTER": CYBERSECURITY

    Representatives DeLena Johnson, Kevin McCabe, Calvin Schrage, James Kaufman, George Rauscher

    “An Act relating to the definition of ‘disaster’.” (Assigned to House State Affairs, House Judiciary)

    Present Status: Referred to Rules Committee (3/20/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    04

    HB

    BUSINESS/PROF. LICENSE IMMUNITY COVID-19

    Representatives DeLena Johnson, Ben Carpenter, George Rauscher, Sarah Vance, Kevin McCabe, Mike Cronk, Bart LeBon

    “An Act providing immunity from liability and disciplinary action for occupational licensees for exposure of clients to COVID-19; providing immunity from liability for persons engaging in business and their employees for exposure of customers to COVID-19; and providing for an effective date.”

    Present Status: Referred to Labor & Commerce and Judiciary Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    07

    HB

    INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SVC CONTENT RESTRICT

    Representative George Rauscher

    “An Act relating to restrictions placed on users of interactive computer services based on content or viewpoint; and adding unlawful acts to the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.”

    Present Status: Referred to State Affairs, Labor & Commerce and Judiciary Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    11

    HB

    DEFENSIVE DISPLAY OF FIREARM

    Representative George Rauscher

    “An Act relating to assault in the third and fourth degrees; and relating to reckless endangerment.”

    Present Status: Referred to Community & Regional Affairs, State Affairs, and Judiciary Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    12

    HB

    HOLD LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN ANCHORAGE

    Representative George Rauscher

    “An Act relating to the relocating and convening of the legislature at the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage; relating to the regulation of lobbying; relating to annual student guests of the legislature; relating to locations of sessions of the legislature; relating to the Legislative Ethics Act; relating to the relocation of functions of state government; and providing for an effective date.”

    Present Status: Referred to Community & Regional Affairs, State Affairs, Judiciary and Finance Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    13

    HB

    SHARED CHILD CUSTODY: BEST INTEREST

    Representatives George Rauscher, David Eastman

    “An Act relating to shared child custody; relating to relocation of a child out of state; and relating to a presumption of the best interests of the child in child custody and visitation determinations.”

    Present Status: Referred to Health & Social Services Committee with further referral to the Judiciary Committee (2/19/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    14

    HB

    NURSING: LICENSURE; MULTISTATE COMPACT

    Representatives Steve Thompson, Mike Prax, Kevin McCabe

    “An Act relating to licensure of nursing professionals; relating to a multistate nurse licensure compact; and providing for an effective date.”

    Present Status: Referred to Health & Social Services and Labor & Commerce Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

    14

    HB

    NURSING: LICENSURE; MULTISTATE COMPACT

    Representatives Steve Thompson, Mike Prax, Kevin McCabe

    “An Act relating to licensure of nursing professionals; relating to a multistate nurse licensure compact; and providing for an effective date.”

    Present Status: Referred to Health & Social Services and Labor & Commerce Committees (2/18/2021) | Sponsor Statement

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    Resolutions

    THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS ARE SPONSORED / CO-SPONSORED BY HOUSE REPUBLICANS IN THE 32ND LEGISLATURE.

    03

    HJR

    LIMITING TERMS OF STATE LEGISLATORS

    Representative George Rauscher

    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators.

    Status: Community & Regional Affairs, State Affairs and Judiciary Committees | Sponsor Statement

    04

    HJR

    CONCEALED HANDGUN RECIPROCITY B/W STATES

    Representatives George Rauscher, Kevin McCabe

    Encouraging Congress to pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019 or a similar bill.

    Status: State Affairs and Judiciary Committees | Sponsor Statement

    05

    HJR

    MINIMUM AGE TO PURCHASE HANDGUN

    Representatives George Rauscher, Kevin McCabe

    Encouraging Congress to enact legislation allowing people over 18 years of age to purchase handguns.

    Status: State Affairs and Judiciary Committees | Sponsor Statement

    11

    HJR

    WAIVER FROM PASSENGER VESSEL SERVICES ACT

    Representatives Tom McKay, Sarah Vance, Adam Wool, Kevin McCabe, Andi Story, Ben Carpenter

    Requesting the United States Congress to pass legislation that provides a temporary waiver of the Passenger Vessel Services Act to allow cruise ships to sail directly to the state from other United States ports.

    Status: House Special Committee on Arctic Policy, Economic Development, & Tourism and the Transportation Committee | Sponsor Statement

    12

    HJR

    ENDORSING ANWR LEASING; RELATED ISSUES

    Representatives George Rauscher, Josiah Patkotak, Tom McKay, Kevin McCabe, Mike Cronk, Laddie Shaw, DeLena Johnson, Steve Thompson, David Nelson, Ben Carpenter, Kelly Merrick, Ronald Gillham, Sara Rasmussen, Cathy Tilton, Sarah Vance, Mike Prax, James Kaufman, Ken McCarty, Christopher Kurka, Bart LeBon, David Eastman, Andy Josephson, Calvin Schrage, Chris Tuck

    Senators Josh Revak, Mia Costello, Shelley Hughes, Lora Reinbold, Click Bishop, Roger Holland, Bert Stedman, Peter Micciche

    Urging the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, to honor the recent lease sales and proceed with permitting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; urging the President of the United States to defend the 2020 Record of Decision approving the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; opposing designation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a National Monument; urging the Alaska delegation in Congress to work to repeal sec. 20001(b)(5) of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to honor the Alaska Statehood Act with respect to the state’s share of bonuses, royalties, and rentals from exploration and development in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and requesting that the Alaska delegation in Congress defeat any effort to alter or repeal other provisions of sec. 20001 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 if the result would adversely affect oil and gas development efforts in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    Status: Chief Clerk for Enrollment | Sponsor Statement

    14

    HJR

    RESOLUTION: FED SAFE BANKING ACT/CANNABIS

    Representatives Sara Rasmussen, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Grier Hopkins, Calvin Schrage, Harriet Drummond, Bart LeBon, Ken McCarty, Kevin McCabe, Mike Prax, Mike Cronk, Sara Hannan, Chris Tuck, Steve Thompson, Sarah Vance

    Supporting the passage by the United States Congress of the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, sec. 110606 of the Heroes Act, or similar legislation relating to cannabis-related legitimate businesses’ access to financial services.

    Status: Rules Committee | Sponsor Statement

    16

    HJR

    HMONG VETERANS MILITARY RIGHTS

    Representatives David Nelson, Geran Tarr, Grier Hopkins

    Encouraging the United States Congress to pass legislation granting the Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War access to the same veteran benefits received by United States veterans.

    Status: House Special Committee on Military & Veterans’ Affairs | Sponsor Statement

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