Alaska Legislature Releases Nearly 20 More Prefiled Bills

The legislature released a new set of bill this morning, in advance of the coming session.

Nearly 20 bills were filed. One big ticket item would help finance a natural gas liquification plant on the North Slope, and it would authorize a loan of up to $275 million. Another would create a Chinook salmon research endowment.

Rep. Bob Lynn of Anchorage has introduced a bill that would let trained employees carry firearms in schools. With this legislation, schools could allow one or more permanent staff members to have concealed handguns on them if they have a permit. Right now, guns are prohibited in Alaska schools.

The legislative session opens on Tuesday.

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