Lawmakers pass low number of bills
May 27, 2021
While the Alaska Legislature continues to work in special session this week on the state budget and deciding the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund dividend, lawmakers managed to pass 34 bills before the regular session ended last week — among the lowest number since statehood.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy will have at least until sometime next month to decide whether to sign or veto the bills, depending on when the Legislature sends the documents to the governor’s office.
Among the bills approved by lawmakers:
A measure sponsored by Juneau Rep. Sara Hannan will increase the land within Funte...