2nd Batch of Pre-Filed State Legislation

In the second batch of pre-filed bills only 2 pieces of legislation are fishery related.

HB 85 “An Act requiring the Department of Environmental Conservation to collect and make available to the public certain information relating to water pollution; prohibiting certain mixing zones in freshwater spawning waters; and requiring a public comment period for certain sewage system or treatment works modifications.” Rep. Seaton

HB 86 “An Act prohibiting mixing zones in freshwater spawning waters.” Rep Gara

The Governor submitted legislation on Jan 14th to suspend the motor fuel tax for 24 months.  He stated, “Alaskans are feeling the pinch of rising fuel costs when purchasing fuel for their vehicles, boats, snow machines and planes.  While suspending the motor fuel tax would provide a temporary reduction in the cost of motor fuel, action is necessary for long-term solutions to high energy costs.”  Suspending the $0.08 per gallon of state fuel tax will save Alaskans money at the pump.

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