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Anchorage legislator seeks to move legislative sessions out of Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) -- Few things are dependable, but you can count on death, taxes -- and Rep. Norm Rokeberg trying to move legislative sessions out of Juneau. The Anchorage Republican has filed another bill to bring the sessions to his...
'Fiscal realities' reduce penalties in DWI bill

...has removed key provisions because they cost too much. ''I've had to swallow a very bitter pill here,'' Rep. Norm Rokeberg, R-Anchorage, told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. But he said the bill still contains worthwhile elements...
Bill to limit cell phone use receives little support

...Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, received little support during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Monday. Chairman Norm Rokeberg said he doesn't plan to bring it up again for committee action. ''I think we have more important issues to take...
House approves dispatchers, college savings bills

...Participants would pay a 10 percent penalty on earnings if they used the money for other purposes. HB 67, sponsored by Rep. Norm Rokeberg, R-Anchorage, requires courts to notify sexual assault victims, or parents of victims, of the bail hearings of...
House loses 1 incumbent, keeps GOP majority

...Carl Morgan of Aniak, John Coghill of North Pole, John Harris of Valdez, Gary Stevens of Kodiak, Lisa Murkowski, Norm Rokeberg and Kevin Meyer of Anchorage, plus newcomer Paul Seaton of Homer, faced no opposition. Jim Whitaker of Fairbanks...
Hundreds of bills await legislators next session

...percentage of new oil revenue into the general fund instead of the Permanent Fund. That measure, sponsored by Rep. Norm Rokeberg, R-Anchorage, passed the House but will have four committees to jump through in the Senate next year. The Senate...
Prison, Peace Corps bills among the dead at session's end

...hate crimes to adult courts -- passed the Senate but met its death in House Judiciary. Anchorage Republican Rep. Norm Rokeberg's bill to set up an insurance pool for nonprofit organizations and small businesses expired in the Senate Health...
House passes drunk driving bill

...toughest in the nation passed by unanimous vote in the House late Sunday evening. House Bill 4, sponsored by Rep. Norm Rokeberg, R-Anchorage, would stiffen penalties for drunken driving. Among the provisions, the bill would increase fines...
Low-income housing tax assessments get backing from House

...was threatening the finances of the projects. Halcro, who sponsored the House Bill 272 with Anchorage Republican Norm Rokeberg, said low-income housing managers are obligated to cap the rents they charge. ''They can't raise rents to pay...
Daylight-saving bill wakes up Alaskans

...Alaska stockbrokers who come to work at 5 a.m. now would have to rise an hour earlier. That's one reason Rep. Norm Rokeberg, R-Anchorage, refused to hold a hearing on a similar bill when he was Labor and Commerce chairman two years ago...


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