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2014 General Election initiative hearing information (and audio of completed hearings)

The hearings are required under a law passed by the Alaska State Legislature in 2010. Alaska Statute 15.45.195 requires the lieutenant governor to hold two or more public hearings concerning the initiative in each judicial district of the state, at least 30 days before the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 election. Each hearing must include the written or oral testimony of one supporter and one opponent of the initiative.

Ballot Measure #2 (13PSUM)
Marijuana Initiative Hearings

Proposed bill language may be found at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/petitions/13PSUM/13PSUM-Proposed-Law.pdf.


 
Pro
Con
Application Certified - June 14, 2013

Attorney General Opinion


Application Certification Letter


Statement of Costs


Lieutenant Governor (Powerpoint)


Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) (Powerpoint)

UNODC: Cannabis, A Short Review

Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use

What Is Marijuana?

For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot

Patrick Kennedy: Legalizing Pot Endangers Children

Cannabis / Marijuana

Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance

Cannabis-Related Working Memory Deficits and Associated Subcortical Morphological Differences in Healthy Individuals and Schizophrenia Subjects

Daily cannabis use in teens linked to lower educational attainment, increased suicide risk

August 2014 Legalization of MJ in Colorado the Impact

Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center - Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2011
Ballot Measure 2 - Juneau Public Hearing

Adam Berkey comment

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths

Marijuana, Alcohol, and Violence

Marijuana Use Associated with a Decrease in Domestic Violence

Marijuana prohibition fails a test of conservative values

Colorado Not Suffering Buyer's Remorse Over Legal Marijuana, Poll Finds

CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows teen marijuana use in Colorado is declining since legalization

ACLU reports racial disparities in marijuana arrests, and costs of enforcing marijuana possession laws in Alaska

Susan Elliott

Sam Williams

Robert Davis

Lindianne Sarno

Alexander Cedeno-Shields

Debra McGhan

Mark Fox

William Phifer

Marilyn Berglin

Amber Stoerck

Angelique Neuser
Vote No on 2 - Big Marijuana Big Mistake

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado.  The Impact.

Casual Marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

Marijuana Tied to Addiction, Long-Term Cognitive Dysfunction

Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Shelley Hannan

Ginny Clay

Debra Kirk

Marin Granholm

Mike Coons

Damon Baker

Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police

Dean Guaneli

MatSu Business Alliance

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Resolution

Haines Borough Resolution Against Ballot Measure 2

Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Resolution to Oppose Ballot Measure 2

City of Ketchikan Opposing Ballot Measure 2

Atmautluak Traditional Council Resolution Against Ballot Measure 2

Alaska Peace Officers Association Objections to legalizing marijuana article


AFRW Resolution Big Marijuana Big Mistake

Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police



Tuesday, Sept. 9

Nome:   9/8/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Nome (12mb, mp3)
Nome Sign-in sheet

Friday, Sept. 12
Barrow:  9/12/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Barrow (45mb, mp3)
Barrow Sign-in sheet

Monday, Sept. 15
Juneau: 9/15/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Juneau (55mb, mp3)
Juneau Sign-in sheet

Thursday, Sept. 18
Ketchikan:  9/18/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Ketchikan (33mb, mp3)
Ketchikan Sign-in sheet

Tuesday, Sept. 23
Anchorage: 9/23/14 Marijuana hearing video link-Anchorage
Anchorage: 9/23/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Anchorage (52mb, mp3)
Anchorage Sign-in sheet

Thursday, Sept. 25
Wasilla: 9/25/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Wasilla (50mb, mp3)
Wasilla Sign-in Sheet

Monday, Sept. 29
Bethel: 9/29/14 Marijuana hearing audio file-Bethel (40mb, mp3)
Bethel Sign-in Sheet

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Fairbanks: audio was recorded by legislative affairs, but was not made available on their audio web site:  http://akleg.gov/audio/ 
Fairbanks Sign-in Sheet



Ballot Measure #3 (13MINW)
Minimum Wage Initiative Hearings


Proposed bill language may be found at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/petitions/13MINW/13MINW-Sponsors-Proposed-Bill-Language.pdf.


Initiative Files
Pro Files
Con Files
Application Certified - June 20, 2013

Attorney General Opinion


Application Certification Letter


Statement of Costs



Lieutenant Governor (Powerpoint)


Elizabeth Otto
Ballot Measure 3: Good for our Workers
Good for our Economy
Good for our State (Powerpoint)


Scott Eickholt comment


Statement of Pacific Seafood Processors Association in Opposition to Ballot Measure 3

Budd Goodyear comment

Kevin Turkington comment



Nome:  9/9/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Nome (20mb, mp3)
Nome Sign-in sheet

Thursday, Sept. 11
Barrow:  9/11/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Barrow (29mb, mp3)
Barrow Sign-in sheet

Monday, Sept. 15

Juneau: 9/15/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Juneau (25mb, mp3)
Juneau Sign-in sheet

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Ketchikan: 9/17/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Ketchikan (17mb, mp3)
Ketchikan Sign-in sheet

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Anchorage: 9/23/14 Minimum Wage hearing video-Anchorage
Anchorage: 9/23/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Anchorage (30mb, mp3)
Anchorage Sign-in sheet

Thursday, Sept. 25

Wasilla: 9/25/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Wasilla (10mb, mp3)
Wasilla Sign-in Sheet

Monday, Sept. 29

Bethel: 9/29/14 Minimum Wage hearing audio file-Bethel (6mb, mp3)
Bethel Sign-in Sheet

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Fairbanks:
Fairbanks Sign-in Sheet


Ballot Measure #4 (12BBAY)
“Bristol Bay Forever” Initiative Hearings


Proposed bill language may be found at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/petitions/12BBAY/12BBAY-Sponsors-Prop-Bill-Lang.pdf.



Initiative Files
Pro Files
Con Files

Application Certified – December 20, 2012

Attorney General Opinion

Application Certification Letter


Statement of Costs


Supreme Court 12BBAY Decision


Lieutenant Governor (Powerpoint)

Michelle Hale

SB152 Legislative Affairs Agency Memo

DNR slides for BB4E hearings_092314

Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve Map

Rainbo Herfindahl

Gary Hargrove

Bob Talbert


Cathy Teich

Neil S. Nelson

Marianne Frank

KM Grady



Governor Egan comments on Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve legislation (1972)

Jeff Keener

David Szumigala


Monday, Sept. 8

Kotzebue:   9/8/14 "Bristol Bay Forever" hearing audio file-Kotzebue (39mb, mp3)
Kotzebue Sign-in Sheet

Thursday, Sept. 11

Barrow:  9/11/14 "Bristol Bay Forever" hearing audio file-Barrow (25mb, mp3)
Barrow Sign-in Sheet

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Juneau: 9/16/14 "Bristol Bay Forever" hearing audio file-Juneau (22mb, mp3)
Juneau Sign-in Sheet

Thursday, Sept. 18
Ketchikan: 9/18/14 "Bristol Bay Forever" hearing audio file-Ketchikan (18mb, mp3)
Ketchikan Sign-in Sheet

Monday, Sept. 22
Kodiak:  9/22/14 "Bristol Bay Forever" hearing audio file-Kodiak (43mb, mp3)
Kodiak Sign-in Sheet

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Anchorage: 9/24/14 "Bristol Bay Forever" hearing audio file-Anchorage (18mb, mp3)
Anchorage Sign-in Sheet

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Fairbanks:
Fairbanks Sign-in Sheet

Thursday, Oct. 2
Dillingham:
Dillingham Sign-in Sheet

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Details

Department: Governor's Office
Category: Agency Meetings
Sub-Category:
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 2014 General election initiatives
 
Publish Date: 9/10/2014
Archive Date: 6/30/2015
 
Events/Deadlines: