House Bill 77 heard two days of public testimony last week, shutting down legislative information offices around the state to accommodate comments from opponents and proponents of HB-77.
District O Senator Peter Micciche spoke from Juneau today about the current status on HB-77.
Sen. Micciche: “The status of HB-77 is this, and we took public testimony during two meetings last week and we listened to every Alaskan that wanted to testify, we’re still accepting emails. Pros vs Cons were pretty even if you include emails and public testimony but I am listening to every Alaskan. Ya know I don’t know where the bill is going from here I don’t know if its going to pass this year but I hear a lot of fear and a lot of it is not based on a lot of things that are in the bill but we’re just trying to communicate with Alaskans concerned about its outcome.”
Micciche said he still wants to hear from the public on HB-77.
Sen. Micciche: “Here’s the key issue for the public and my constituents. Keep the emails coming, let us know your concerns or about your support and we’re going to do the very best we can to represent our constituents and come to a level of compromise that makes folks more comfortable. Again, I don’t know where its going this year or if its going to come to the floor but Micheal’s and my job is to make it the very best bill it can be if it does get that far.”