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THINGS TO DO

Jump right in and discover what’s happening with live video and audio feeds or review the schedules to see what’s coming up next. Explore more interactive options at the Media Center.

Learn about Alaska and the Legislative process in the Civics in Alaska section. Highlights include watching a presentation or video on the legislative process, discovering who represents you, and learning about Alaska.

Looking for something specific?
Delve into the extensive search features.

TUTORIALS

BASIS Tutorial

Steps for Using Infobases

Tips for Researching Alaska Legislative History using BASIS and Infobases

BILL INFORMATION

Detailed information on each bill includes bill number (aka bill root), bill version, current status, sponsor(s), short title, status date, full title, and a chronological list of actions including links to official proceedings from the legislative journal.

From the bill information you can also link to the full text (sections available as HTML or PDF), fiscal notes (each available as a PDF), amendments linked to the journal pages, and a search for bills with similar or exact subject matter.

Find bills with search or by choosing the Bill Number in any listing.

LEGISLATIVE TERMS

Abbreviations & Acronyms (PDF)

BASIS – you may run across pages that say BASIS on them. This is the software used to allow the extensive search features available to you through this site.

Bill Root – this is the bill number, it is located to the left of the bill in schedules and provides the link to detailed bill information. Make a note of the Bill Root so you can Track the Bill.

Conference Committee Summary – displays a list of bills in committees specially appointed to resolve differences between versions passed by House and Senate.

Infobases – another software name that allows extensive access. Infobases runs the full text journals, statutes, and other Alaska information.

LAA – Legislative Affairs Agency

LIOS – Legislative Information Office Directory

Requestor Bill Search – displays a list of bills introduced at the request of non-legislative entities.

Civics in Alaska

THE CONSTITUTION

Alaska State Constitution
Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution (2.0mb PDF)

THE CAPITOL

Alaska’s Capitol - Read the Capitol's history, completed in 1931, take a video tour (Short Version 18.8 Mb or Full Version 40.5 Mb) of the capitol, or download the capitol tour brochure(PDF)

Capitol Tours Information

 

THE LEGISLATURE

100 Years of Alaska Legislature

Legislative Process Presentation (Powerpoint)
Classic 1970's Legislative Process Video (34.1MB)
About the Legislative Branch
Who Represents Me?
Legislative Bios:
House | Senate

Directory of State Officials


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