Active Legislation – 2023/24

Welcome to the world of policy wonks. If you are on this page, it must mean that you have a vested interest in how Alaska’s legislature can impact the state economy. We’re here to help.

While a lot of information is available from government sources, it’s easy to get lost in the piles of bureaucratic paperwork. This section of our website is designed to synthesize, distill, and interpret what’s going on in Alaska’s legislature. The resulting product should be valuable to anyone with more than a passing interest in the regulatory framework, expenditure plan, or taxation policies facing the legislature.

We identified 106 Senate bills and 108 House bills introduced in 2023 as having a finance referral — A good indication that there is a financial impact from the bill. We tagged another xx bills as having a potential impact on the general economy via increased burden on businesses or local governments.

Note: We try to track every bill, but prioritize those with the largest total impact. If there is a particular bill that is meaningful to you, let us know. Bills with a hyperlink have a partial or completed bill analysis page to explain the results.

Here are the high-level details about those bills:

Short TitleBill #Total From Fiscal NotesStatusPrimary Sector Impacted
LUMBER GRADING PROGRAMSB87/HB93**Passed and SignedResource
ADULT HOME CARE; MED ASSIST.; HEALTH INFOSB57 $ 1.00 Passed and SignedHealth
INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY SERVICESSB38 $ 4.00 Passed and SignedSafety
MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY: POSTPARTUM MOTHERSSB58/HB59Passed and SignedHealth
PROFESSION OF PHARMACYHB112/SB94Passed and SignedHealth
AK PERM FUND CORP. & PCE ENDOWMENT FUNDSB98Passed and SignedCommerce
APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET; CAP; SUPPHB39/SB40Passed and SignedGovernment
APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGETHB41/SB42Passed and SignedGovernment
EXTND BDS: MEDICAL, DIRECT-ENTRY MIDWIVESSB55Passed and SignedCommerce
REPEALING FUNDS, ACCOUNTS, AND PROGRAMSSB25Passed and SignedGovernment
OFFICE VICTIMS’ RIGHTS: COMP, APPTMTSB81Passed and SignedSafety
RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUNDHB62/SB33Passed and SignedResource
CARBON OFFSET PROGRAM; CARBON STORAGESB48/HB49Passed and SignedResource
PORT OF ALASKA; PORT AUTHORITYSB155Commerce
COMM PSSG VESSEL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCESB156Environment
REJECT COMPENSATION COMM RECOMMENDATIONSHB135/SB111Government
OVERTIME PAY EXEMPTIONSB153/HB204Commerce
OVERTIME PAY EXEMPTIONHB204/SB153Commerce
DAY CARE MATCHING BENEFIT PROGRAMHB206Commerce
INTERNET FOR SCHOOLSSB140/HB193Education
AGE FOR TOBACCO/NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIGSB89/HB176Health
MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION/TAX BLIGHTED PROPSB77/HB84Local
LIC. PLATES: SPECIALTY ORGS/PEACE OFFICERSB95Misc.
CRIMINALIZE ABORTION; PRIVACY; COURTSHB205Safety
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM IN SCHOOLSSB99Education
CONSENSUS ESTIMATING CONFERENCES; BUDGETHB194Government
ELECTIONS; VOTER REG.; CAMPAIGNSSB138Government
TRAPPING CABINS ON STATE LANDHB125/SB139Resource
LOANS UNDER $25,000; PAYDAY LOANSHB145Commerce
FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ELIGIBILTYSB149Commerce
ESTABLISH STATE LOTTERY BOARD/LOTTERIESSB150Commerce
ACCESS TO MARIJUANA CONVICTION RECORDSHB28/SB100Safety
MISSING/MURDERED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE;REPORTSB151Safety
GOLD AND SILVER SPECIE AS LEGAL TENDERHB3Commerce
EDU INFO;INCREASE BASE STUDENT ALLOCATIONSB52Education
AUD. & SPEECH-LANG INTERSTATE COMPACTSB75/HB138Education
PROCLAIM JUNETEENTH DAY A HOLIDAYSB22Government
ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AGENCY PUBLICATIONSHB42Government
U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION/AMENDMENTSSR2Government
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACTSB74/HB137Health
FISHERIES REHABILITATION PERMIT/PROJECTSB148Resource
CONTROLLED SUB;HOMICIDE;CRIMES;SENTENCINGHB66/SB64Safety
REGISTER INTERIOR DESIGNERSSB73/HB159Commerce
REEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSCommerce
PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND; POMV SPLITSB107Government
GAMING; ELECTRONIC PULL-TABSSB146/HB200Commerce
GAMING; ELECTRONIC PULL-TABSHB200/SB146Commerce
FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ELIGIBILTYHB198Commerce
ELECTIONS:REPEAL RANK CHOICE/OPEN PRIMARYHB4Government
MONEY TRANSMISSION; VIRTUAL CURRENCYSB84/HB86Commerce
AUD. & SPEECH-LANG INTERSTATE COMPACTHB138/SB75Education
EDUCATION FOR DEAF & HEARING IMPAIREDHB111/SB143Education
PFAS: USE FOR FIREFIGHTING, DISPOSALSB67/HB166Environment
PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACTHB137/SB74Health
HUNT/FISH LICENSE FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENTHB120/SB78Resource
CRIME: ASSAULT IN THE PRESENCE OF A CHILDHB11Safety
COMPETENCY; INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENTSSB53Safety
FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ELIGIBILTYHB196Commerce
ELECTRONIC GAMING ON AMHS FERRIESHB197Commerce
RESTORE EXPANDED CHILD TAX CREDITHJR15Commerce
CHARTER SCHOOLS; CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAMSHB165Education
CIVICS EDUCATIONEducation
PFAS: USE FOR FIREFIGHTING, DISPOSALHB166/SB67Environment
OFFICIAL LANG; COUNCIL FOR AK NATIVE LANGHB26Misc.
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE ACCT APPROPRIATIONSHB116Safety
ESTABLISH AK MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSIONHB155Safety
PERM FUND; EMPLOYMENT; ELIGIBILITYSB85/HB87Commerce
EDUCATION FOR DEAF & HEARING IMPAIREDSB143/HB111Education
EXTEND EDUCATION TAX CREDITSSB120Education
EMPLOYMENT TAX FOR EDUCATION FACILITIESSB132Education
ASSOCIATE AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORSHB126/SB116Commerce
ASSOCIATE AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORSSB116/HB126Commerce
VOLUNTEER LABOR COMPLIANCE OFFICER PRGMHB186Commerce
DELIVERY/PICK UP OF ALCOHOL; LICENSINGHB192Commerce
INTERNET FOR SCHOOLSHB193/SB140Education
CORRESPONDENCE STUDY PROGRAM FUNDINGHB139Education
REPEAL EDUCATION TAX CREDITS SUNSETHB144Education
SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURHB21/SB110Education
AK PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP; ELIGIBILITYSB56/HB148Education
PFD CONTRIBUTIONS TO GENERAL FUND AND PFHB45Government
ALASKA SUNSET COMMISSIONHB190/SB9Government
NURSING: LICENSURE; MULTISTATE COMPACTSB130/HB149Health
MEDICAL MAJOR EMERGENCIESHealth
INCOME TAX EQUAL TO DIVIDENDHB185Revenue
TAXATION: VEHICLE RENTALS, SUBPOENASSB127Revenue
DAY CARE ASSIST./CHILD CARE GRANT PROGRAMHB89Commerce
SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNIT REGISTRYHB184Commerce
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; DEFINED BENEFIT OPT.SB88Government
NAMING RAYMOND & ESTHER CONQUEST BRIDGESB141Misc.
COOK INLET: NEW ADMIN AREA;PERMIT BUYBACKSB82Resource
TEACHER RECRUITMENT; LUMP SUM PAYMENTHB106/SB97Education
PROFESSION OF PHARMACYSB94/HB112Health
CRIME OF SEX/HUMAN TRAFFICKINGHB68/SB66Safety
BOARD OF LICENSED MIDWIVESHB175Commerce
VILLAGE SAFE WATER FACILITIESHB178Local
TRAPPING CABINS ON STATE LANDSB139/HB125Resource
ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAMSafety
VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLEHB81Commerce
EXTEND STATE MEDICAL BOARDHB172Commerce
AK WORK & SAVE PROGRM; RETIRE. SAVINGS BDSB135Commerce
REFINED FUEL SURCHARGECommerce
STATE FUND FIDUC DUTY:SOCIAL/POL INTERESTHB174Government
PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WAGE RATESHB173Government
OPIOID REMEDIATION FUNDSHB171/SB133Health
AGE FOR TOBACCO/NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIGHB176/SB89Health
ALCOHOL SALES: LOCAL OPTIONHB168Local
CRITICAL NATURAL MINERALS PLAN AND REPORTHB177Resource
STRATEGIC PLANS FOR STATE AGENCIESSB21Government
OPIOID REMEDIATION FUNDSSB133/HB171Health
CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUNDSB104/HB161Safety
INS. DATA SECURITY; INFO. SECURITY PRGRMSSB134Safety
AK PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP; ELIGIBILITYHB148Education
APPROPRIATION LIMIT; GOV BUDGETHB38/SB20Government
CONST. AM: APPROP LIMITHJR2/SJR4Government
AK HOUSING FINANCE CORP: SUSTAIN ENERGYHB154/SB125Commerce
PERM FUND; EMPLOYMENT; ELIGIBILITYHB87/SB85Commerce
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING; TEMP PERMITSSB83/HB85Commerce
MONEY TRANSMISSION; VIRTUAL CURRENCYHB86/SB84Commerce
REGISTER INTERIOR DESIGNERSHB159/SB73Commerce
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATIONSB24Education
TELEHEALTH: MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE TEAMSB91Health
HUNT/FISH LICENSE FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENTSB78/HB120Resource
PAY FOR AK DEFENSE FORCESB71/HB76Safety
CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUNDHB161/SB104Safety
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING; TEMP PERMITSHB85/SB83Commerce
REGISTRATION OF BOATS: EXEMPTIONHB19Transportation
INCOME TAXRevenue
LUMBER GRADING PROGRAMHB93/SB87Resource
AK HOUSING FINANCE CORP: SUSTAIN ENERGYSB125/HB154Commerce
REAA FUND: MT. EDGECUMBE, TEACHER HOUSINGSB113Education
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; COST SHARINGSB124Health
APPORTION TAXABLE INCOME;DIGITAL BUSINESSSB122Government
NURSING: LICENSURE; MULTISTATE COMPACTHB149/SB130Health
APPROP: SUPPLEMENTALHB79/SB76Government
PHARMACIES/PHARMACISTS/BENEFITS MANAGERSSB121Health
PFD ELIGIBILITY UNIFORMED SERVICESHB25Commerce
CITIZEN ADVISORY COMM ON FEDERAL AREASSB34/HB83Local
INCREASE BASE STUDENT ALLOCATIONHB65Education
CITIZEN ADVISORY COMM ON FEDERAL AREASHB83/SB34Local
STATE SALES AND USE TAXHB142Revenue
OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX; INCOME TAXSB114Resource
SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURSB110/HB21Education
REJECT COMM RECOMM; LEGISLATOR SALARIESSB111/HB135Government
REJECT COMPENSATION COMM RECOMMENDATIONSSB86/HB62Government
CARBON OFFSET PROGRAM ON STATE LANDHB49/SB48Resource
REPEAL WORKERS’ COMP APPEALS COMMISSIONHB63Commerce
RAILROAD CORP. FINANCINGHB122/SB105Government
ADULT HOME CARE; MED ASSISTANCEHB58Health
MARIJUANA TAXRevenue
RAILROAD CORP. FINANCINGSB105/HB122Government
GEOTHERMAL RESOURCESHB74/SB69Resource
UTILITIES: RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDSB101Resource
REDUCE CORP. NET INCOME TAX RATEHB109Commerce
PERM FUND; XFER DIVIDEND PROG TO APFCHB110Government
CARBON STORAGEHB50/SB49Resource
CONST. AM: PERMANENT FUND, DIVIDENDSSJR9Commerce
APPROPRIATION LIMIT; GOV BUDGETSB20/HB38Government
CONST. AM: APPROP LIMITSJR4/HJR2Government
ACCESS TO MARIJUANA CONVICTION RECORDSSB100/HB28Safety
NATUROPATHS: LICENSING; PRACTICECommerce
TEACHER RECRUITMENT; LUMP SUM PAYMENTSB97/HB106Education
SEX/REPRODUCTION EDUCATION; SCHOOLSSB96Education
MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY: POSTPARTUM MOTHERSHB59/SB58Health
MEDICAID OPTIONAL SVCS & COST CONTAINMENTHB16Health
HEALTH INS. INFO.; INCENTIVESSB3Health
CHILD CARE PROVIDER COLLECTIVE BARGAININGHB46Commerce
FOREIGN CONTRACTS/COMMERCE/INVESTMENTSHB94Commerce
EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSIONSB90Resource
PAY FOR AK DEFENSE FORCEHB76/SB71Safety
PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND; $1000 DIVIDENDHB90Commerce
MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION/TAX BLIGHTED PROPHB84/SB77Local
SELECTION AND REVIEW OF JUDGESHB82Safety
RETIRE INCEN PROG: PUB EMPLOYEES/TEACHERSSB14Education
APPROP: SUPPLEMENTALSB76/HB79Government
LICENSE PLATES: FALLEN PEACE OFFICERSSB26Misc.
RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUNDSB33/HB62Resource
PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND; 75/25 POMV SPLITHB72Government
GEOTHERMAL RESOURCESSB69/HB74Resource
PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITSHB22/SB35Safety
REPEAL CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAMHB35Local
CONTROLLED SUB.;HOMICIDE;GOOD TIME DEDUC.SB64/HB66Health
OIL & GAS PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTSB50Resource
HARASSMENT; SEX OFFENDERS & OFFENSESSB65/HB67Safety
CRIME OF SEX/HUMAN TRAFFICKINGSB66/HB68Safety
HARASSMENT; SEX OFFENDERS & OFFENSESHB67/SB65Safety
EXTEND WORKFORCE INVEST BOARD ALLOCATIONSHB55Commerce
APPROP: SUPPLEMENTAL; REAPPROP; AMENDINGHB54/SB54Government
APPROP: SUPPLEMENTAL; REAPPROP; AMENDINGSB54/HB24Government
STATE IDENTIFICATION CARD FOR PRISONERSHB53Safety
CARBON STORAGESB49/HB50Resource
CULTURAL EDU PROGRAM; READING IMPROVEMENTHB44Education
AK PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP; ELIGIBILITYHB31Education
PUBLIC SCHOOLS; OPIOID AWARENESS PROGRAMHB6Education
OIL SPILLS/POLLUTION:PENALTIES;PREVENTIONHB33Environment
APPROP: CAPITAL/SUPPLEMENTAL/FUNDSHB40/SB41Government
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGSHB7Government
MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF TRAPPINGHB12Local
HOLD LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN ANCHORAGEHB5Local
OBSERVE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ALL YEARHB30Misc.
AGGRAVATING FACTORS AT SENTENCINGHB14Safety
CONST AM: GUARANTEE PERM FUND DIVIDENDSJR1Commerce
TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANSSB11Education
APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUND; SUPPSB40/HB39Government
APPROP: CAPITAL/SUPPLEMENTALSB41/HB40Government
APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGETSB42/HB41Government
ELECTIONS: BALLOT, VOTING, SECURITYSB1Government
ELECTIONS; BALLOTSGovernment
REPEAL BALLOT MEASURE 2 VOTING CHGSSB2Government
CONST. AM: APPROP LIMITSJR3Government
ALASKA SUNSET COMMISSIONSB9/HB190Misc.
ALLOW ELECTRONIC DRIVERS’ LICENSES AND IDSB18Misc.
CONST. AM: 90 DAY REGULAR SESSIONSJR5Misc.
PERSONAL USE FISHING PRIORITYSB15Resource
PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITSSB35/HB22Safety