If the first round of pre-filed bills is any indication then the upcoming session of the Alaska Legislature will likely entail heated debates over some of the most hotly contested issues of the day.

Alaska lawmakers had their first crack at filing bills on June 8.  A total of 95 bills and resolutions were sent in dealing with abortion, PFD, policing standards, LGBTQ non-discrimination laws, judicial reform and judge selection, violations of the Open Meetings Act, the binding caucus, audits on how CARES Act funds were spent and much, much more. The second set of pre-filed bills will be released on Jan. 15.

The 32nd Legislature will convene on Jan. 19, but due to COVID concerns, members of the public are barred from entering the State Capitol. In addition, the press will be banned from entering either the Senate or House chambers. These rules will be in effect until the 32nd Legislature gavels into session. At that point, the rules may be changed by the new Legislature.


  • To read a detailed analysis of the bills, click here.
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AK legislators file bills on abortion, PFD, policing, LGBTQ, judge selection, open meetings, binding caucus & more

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.