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Gas line, permitting bills things to watch

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm •  Published: March 9, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Legislature is more than halfway through its scheduled 90-day session. Major bills are starting to take shape, and a controversial bill from the past has re-emerged.

The House is expected to vote on the state operating budget after House finishes its version of the bill this week. The measure still must go to the Senate.

This week, Senate Finance also is expected to unveil its version of a gas pipeline bill and a controversial permitting bill from Gov. Sean Parnell is scheduled to be taken up by Senate Resources. The bill, HB77, stalled in the Senate last year after passing the House.

House Transportation is scheduled to hear a bill from Rep. Charisse Millett that calls for standardized designs for public buildings to optimize efficiency.