This morning, the Alaska State House passed my House Bill 274 which will bolster the state’s ability to stand up for the rights of
According to a recent decision by a federal judge, a provision in Alaska law could prevent the state from enforcing Alaska’s Consumer Protection laws in cases where federal and state enforcement responsibilities overlap. This could block the state from pursuing claims against corporations engaged in illegal business practices.
Our state has great laws on the books to stand up for Alaskan consumers and we need to make sure nothing stands in the way of enforcing those laws. My bill fixes the problem by simply removing the questionable provision from our state laws. HB 274 now moves on to the state Senate.
This Saturday, February 18th, 10 am-noon, is the annual Anchorage Caucus Meeting at the Anchorage Loussac Library — Assembly Chambers. Anchorage Senators and Representatives will be on hand to hear public testimony about the issues most important to you and your family. I had planned to attend in person but due to a head cold I’m staying put this weekend, but I will be listening to the testimony via teleconference
As always, I am eager to hear your thoughts and concerns. Please contact my office when you have questions, concerns or comments. It’s located in Juneau at State Capitol, Room 405. My e-mail address is Rep.Lindsey.Holmes@legis.state.ak.us
and our toll-free phone number here in Juneau is (888) 465-4919. Thank you for your interest, I look forward to hearing from you.