The first list of prefiled bills for the upcoming legislative session was released this morning.
As you might expect the list ranges from the banal (HB 7 by Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins to end the ban ballot selfies and HB 28 by Rep. Tarr increasing disclosure requirements for cosmetics) to hot button socials issues (HJR 1 by Rep. Josephson to repeal the Alaska Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage).
Then there are bills introduced entirely as an act of political theater (SB 5 by Senator Meyer to crack down on Rep. LeDoux’s PAC and HJR by Rep-elect Rauscher to amend Alaska’s Constitution to make the state spending cap a real thing).
Oh, and how could we miss the whole slew of “I’m the one really protecting your PFD” bills. There seems to be a fight on between Sen. Wielechowski and the Mat-Su tag team of Sen. Dunleavy and Rep-elect Eastman to see who gets bragging rights on that one.
Here is the full list of prefiled bills and a brief explanation of each. If you want to read the full text of any of them you can click here.