Upcoming Weekly Business Presentation


Apr 13: Keynote from Governor Dunleavy, details coming soon

Apr 20: Kinross Alaska Update, details coming soon

Apr 27: Diversity & Inclusion Series | First Alaskans

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The Fairbanks Chamber opposes the GO Bond package, as currently drafted.

The Fairbanks Chamber supports House Joint Resolution 13, which would allow cruise ships to travel between U.S. ports without stopping in Canada.

The Fairbanks Chamber urges the legislature to authorize virtual meetings for corporations to effectively, safely and responsibly manage their organizations.

The Fairbanks Chamber supports Stage III of the Chena Riverwalk Project which would construct a new portion of the Riverwalk on the north side of the Chena River.

The Fairbanks Chamber supports an increase to the Alaska motor fuel tax in order to better support maintenance of our essential transportation system throughout the state.
Vaccination Appointments Available for
April 6th Clinic

The vaccination clinic happening at the Carlson Center tomorrow, April 6th, still has appointments available. This is a great opportunity for anyone 16 years and older who wishes to be vaccinated to make an appointment!
Upcoming Committee Meetings

Please note that all committee meetings
will occur via videoconference until further notice.

April 6, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations

April 8, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
Proposed Regulation Change to Allow Snowmachines on Roads
Jackson Fox, FAST planning; Fairbanks Chief of Police Ron Dupee; Cory Bellows, President of Fairbanks Off Road Lions

April 9, 9:00-10:00 AM | Military Affairs

April 13, 8:00-9:00 AM | Government Relations

April 14, | Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Chena Riverwalk Project
Jackson Fox, FAST Planning

April 15, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
Historical Road Plans & What Happened to Them
Ryan Anderson, DOT&PF

Contact us with any questions about our advocacy committees.
The Fairbanks Chamber tracks bills moving through the Alaska Legislature which may impact the business climate in the greater Fairbanks area. The presence of a bill on this list indicates only that we are monitoring its progress. Official stances of the Fairbanks Chamber can be found on the Advocacy Agenda and Advocacy Actions pages.

Any member of the Fairbanks Chamber may bring bills to our attention to be added to this list. They will be reviewed by the relevant committee.

Education and Workforce Development

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): ZULKOSKY (March 31, 2021)
Summary: An Act relating to the duties of the state Board of Education and Early Development; relating to statewide standards for instruction in social-emotional learning; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO EDUCATION (February 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Representative Andi Story (D)
Summary: An Act relating to eligibility for the Alaska performance scholarship program. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): KAWASAKI, GRAY-JACKSON (February 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Tom Begich (D)
Summary: An Act relating to early education programs provided by school districts; relating to school age eligibility; relating to funding for early education programs; establishing early education programs and a voluntary parent program; relating to the duties of the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to certification of teachers; establishing a reading intervention program for public school students enrolled in grades kindergarten through three; establishing a reading program in the Department of Education and Early Development; establishing a teacher retention working group; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Gary Stevens (R)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 9:00am (AKDT)
Location: SENATE FINANCE 532

Summary: An Act relating to recognition of certificates of out-of-state teachers. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): COSTELLO, BEGICH, WIELECHOWSKI, REINBOLD, KAWASAKI (March 31, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Gary Stevens (R)
Summary: An Act establishing the Alaska middle college program for public school students; relating to the powers of the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO LABOR & COMMERCE (January 25, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Jesse Kiehl (D)
Summary: An Act relating to restoration of tenure for certain disabled individuals; relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO RESOURCES (March 24, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Gary Stevens (R)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 1:00pm (AKDT)
Location: BARNES 124

Summary: Urging the Alaska delegation in Congress, the United States Department of the Interior, and the Governor to facilitate a land grant endowment to the University of Alaska; urging the Alaska delegation in Congress to reintroduce the University of Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act; and urging the Department of Natural Resources to work with the University of Alaska to identify lands suitable for the land endowment. 
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources

Last Action: REFERRED TO COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS (January 22, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Tom Begich (D)
Summary: An Act relating to oil and gas exploration, production, and pipeline transportation property taxes; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO RESOURCES (January 29, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 3:30pm (AKDT)
Location: BUTROVICH 205

Summary: An Act authorizing the commissioner of natural resources to modify a net profit share lease. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO RESOURCES (January 29, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 3:30pm (AKDT)
Location: BUTROVICH 205

Summary: An Act relating to surface use restrictions for oil and gas leases; relating to gas leases in Kachemak Bay; relating to the renewable energy grant fund; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: VERSION: SB 69 AM (March 31, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Joshua Revak (R)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 10:15am (AKDT)
Location: ADAMS 519

Summary: An Act extending an exemption from regulation as a public utility for plants and facilities generating electricity entirely from renewable energy resources; and providing for an effective date. 
Government Relations

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): LEBON (March 25, 2021)
Summary: An Act providing immunity from liability and disciplinary action for occupational licensees for exposure of clients to COVID-19; providing immunity from liability for persons engaging in business and their employees for exposure of customers to COVID-19; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO STATE AFFAIRS (February 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Representative Sara Hannan (D)
Summary: An Act relating to the taxation of income of individuals, partners, shareholders in S corporations, trusts, and estates; relating to a payment against the individual income tax from the permanent fund dividend disbursement; repealing tax credits applied against the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): MCCABE (March 1, 2021)
Summary: An Act relating to licensure of nursing professionals; relating to a multistate nurse licensure compact; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): MCCABE (March 1, 2021)
Summary: An Act relating to occupational licensing; relating to temporary licenses and permits; relating to certification of teachers; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): KREISS-TOMKINS (March 31, 2021)
Summary: An Act adding to the powers and duties of the State Commission for Human Rights; and relating to and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO LABOR & COMMERCE (February 18, 2021)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 5, 2021
Time: 3:15pm (AKDT)
Location: BARNES 124

Summary: An Act relating to notice of workers' compensation death benefits; relating to the payment of workers' compensation benefits in the case of permanent partial impairment; relating to the payment of workers' compensation death benefits; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS (February 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Representative Adam Wool (D)
Summary: An Act relating to deposits into the dividend fund; relating to income of and appropriations from the earnings reserve account; relating to the taxation of income of individuals, partners, shareholders in S corporations, trusts, and estates; relating to a payment against the individual income tax from the permanent fund dividend disbursement; repealing tax credits applied against the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (March 20, 2021)
Summary: An Act relating to presumption of compensability for workers' compensation claims related to contagious diseases; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (March 29, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: HOUSE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 9:00am (AKDT)
Location: SENATE FINANCE 532

Summary: An Act extending the January 15, 2021, governor's declaration of a public health disaster emergency in response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; approving and ratifying declarations of a public health disaster emergency; providing for a financing plan; making temporary changes to state law in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the following areas: occupational and professional licensing, practice, and billing; telehealth; fingerprinting requirements for health care providers; charitable gaming and online ticket sales; access to federal stabilization funds; wills; unfair or deceptive trade practices; meetings of shareholders; and school operating funds; relating to informed consent for COVID-19 vaccines; relating to personal objections to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines; providing immunity from liability and disciplinary action for occupational licensees for exposure of clients to COVID-19; providing immunity from liability for persons engaging in business and their employees for exposure of customers to COVID-19; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (February 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: HOUSE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act relating to borrowing in anticipation of revenues; relating to revenue anticipation notes; relating to line of credit agreements; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO RESOURCES (March 10, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Representative Adam Wool (D)
Summary: An Act relating to exclusions from income, credits, and deductions against the Alaska net income tax; establishing an income tax on oil or gas business entities; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): SPOHNHOLZ (March 22, 2021)
Summary: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund and to appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO STATE AFFAIRS (February 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Representative Chris Tuck (D)
Summary: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund and establishing the earnings reserve account. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION (March 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Representative Dan Ortiz
Summary: Urging the United States Congress to exempt cruise ships from certain provisions of the Passenger Vessel Services Act and other applicable provisions of federal law for the period during which Canadian ports are closed to cruise ships carrying more than 100 people; and urging the President of the United States not to fine or take actions against cruise ships sailing to the state. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO STATE AFFAIRS (January 22, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Scott Kawasaki (D)
Summary: An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for military spouses; and relating to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO LABOR & COMMERCE (January 22, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Tom Begich (D)
Summary: An Act relating to the authority and procedures of the State Commission for Human Rights; requiring an annual report concerning the payment of equal pay for comparable work; increasing the minimum wage; relating to and prohibiting wage discrimination based on the sex of an employee; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Gary Stevens (R)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 9:00am (AKDT)
Location: SENATE FINANCE 532

Summary: An Act relating to recognition of certificates of out-of-state teachers. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO STATE AFFAIRS (January 22, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Joshua Revak (R)
Summary: An Act relating to proposing and enacting laws by initiative. 

Last Action: EFFECTIVE DATE(S) OF LAW SEE CHAPTER (April 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator David Wilson (R)
Summary: An Act relating to holding corporate meetings by remote communication; allowing voting by remote communication at corporate meetings; making shareholder lists available electronically; relating to for-profit and nonprofit corporations; relating to business and industrial development corporations; relating to Native corporations; relating to the Alaska Banking Code; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (January 22, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator David Wilson (R)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 1:30pm (AKDT)
Location: BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

Summary: An Act repealing the certificate of need program for health care facilities; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO LABOR & COMMERCE (January 25, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Jesse Kiehl (D)
Summary: An Act relating to restoration of tenure for certain disabled individuals; relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (January 25, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act making supplemental appropriations; amending appropriations; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (January 25, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain programs; capitalizing funds; amending appropriations; making reappropriations; making supplemental appropriations; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (January 25, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act making an appropriation from the earnings reserve account for the payment of permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY (February 24, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act relating to use of income of the Alaska permanent fund; relating to the amount of the permanent fund dividend; relating to the duties of the commissioner of revenue; relating to an advisory vote on the permanent fund; providing for an effective date by repealing the effective date of sec. 8, ch. 16, SLA 2018; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: MOTION TO DISCHARGE BILL FROM FIN COMMITTEE FAILED Y6 N11 (February 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act extending the January 15, 2021, governor's declaration of a public health disaster emergency in response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; providing for a financing plan; making temporary changes to state law in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the following areas: occupational and professional licensing, practice, and billing; telehealth; fingerprinting requirements for health care providers; charitable gaming and online ticket sales; access to federal stabilization funds; wills; unfair or deceptive trade practices; and meetings of shareholders; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO STATE AFFAIRS (February 10, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE LABOR & COMMERCE

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 1:30pm (AKDT)
Location: BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

Summary: An Act relating to charitable gaming online ticket sales and activities. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Bill Wielechowski (D)

Scheduled Hearings: 
Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 1:30pm (AKDT)
Location: BUTROVICH 205

Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 1:30pm (AKDT)
Location: BUTROVICH 205

Summary: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund and appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY (February 24, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit; and relating to the budget reserve fund. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY (February 24, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the Alaska permanent fund, appropriations from the permanent fund, and the permanent fund dividend. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO RESOURCES (March 24, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Gary Stevens (R)

Scheduled Hearing: 
Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 1:00pm (AKDT)
Location: BARNES 124

Summary: Urging the Alaska delegation in Congress, the United States Department of the Interior, and the Governor to facilitate a land grant endowment to the University of Alaska; urging the Alaska delegation in Congress to reintroduce the University of Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act; and urging the Department of Natural Resources to work with the University of Alaska to identify lands suitable for the land endowment. 

Last Action: VERSION: CSSJR 9(L&C) AM H (March 31, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Jesse Kiehl (D)
Summary: Urging the United States Congress to exempt cruise ships from certain provisions of the Passenger Vessel Services Act and other applicable provisions of federal law for the period during which Canadian ports are closed to cruise ships carrying more than 100 people; and urging the President of the United States not to fine or take actions against cruise ships sailing to the state. 

Military Affairs

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): MCCABE (March 1, 2021)
Summary: An Act relating to occupational licensing; relating to temporary licenses and permits; relating to certification of teachers; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO STATE AFFAIRS (January 22, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Senator Scott Kawasaki (D)
Summary: An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for military spouses; and relating to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. 
Transportation and Infrastructure

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (February 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: HOUSE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of state infrastructure projects, including construction, communications, major maintenance, public safety, and transportation projects; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: COSPONSOR(S): SCHRAGE (March 19, 2021)
Summary: An Act relating to vehicle registration and registration fees; relating to the motor fuel tax; and providing for an effective date. 

Last Action: REFERRED TO FINANCE (March 24, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: SENATE RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of state infrastructure projects, including construction, communications, major maintenance, public safety, and transportation projects; and providing for an effective date.