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Alaska became the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform on June 13, 2012.

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State Officials
Governor Bill Walker (I)
Lt. Governor Byron Mallott (D)
Alaska Senate; Alaska House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R)
U.S. Rep. Don Young (R)

Alaska News

JUNEAU (July 12, 2013) -- Alaska has enacted a law adopting the "Silver Alert" rapid response and notification system that can be activated when vulnerable adults,...

ANCHORAGE (December 31, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News reported on SB.74, Alaska's autism insurance reform law, taking effect on January 1, 2013. Alaska became the...

ANCHORAGE (June 27, 2012)-- Advocates, families and lawmakers celebrated Alaska becoming the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform at an event here today. Senate Bill 74...

NEW YORK -- Alaska will become the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform on June 27 when SB. 74, sponsored by Senator Johnny Ellis and approved by an...

ANCHORAGE (June 18, 2012) -- The online Alaska Dispatch published a commentary from Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks vice president for state government affairs,...

ANCHORAGE (April 12, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News in an editorial called on the legislature's House leadership to move SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill,...

JUNEAU (April 16) -- The Associated Press reported that Rep. Wes Keller, the chairman of the House Health & Social Services, would allow a vote on SB.74, recognizing that his...

JUNEAU (April 16, 2012) -- The Alaska Legislature last night completed action on SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature....

JUNEAU (April 13, 2012) -- "Tearful pleas haven’t been enough to move a bill requiring some autism coverage under insurance plans, but supporters spent the day in the...

ANCHORAGE -- NBC affiliate, KTUU, reported on the refusal of Rep. Wes Keller, as chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, to allow a vote on SB.74 during a hearing...

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Bill History

June 13, 2012: Alaska becomes 31st state to enact autism insurance reform as Governor Parnell returns bill to Legislature without his signature

April 15, 2012: Senate Bill 74 clears House Rules Committee and is voted out of House 36-3. Senate votes 18-0 to concur with House amendments. Bill sent to Governor.

April 14, 2012: Senate Bill 74 voted out of House Health & Social Services Committee

February 22, 2012: Senate Bill 74 approved 14-5 by the Senate

April 16, 2011:  Senate Bill 74 passed the Senate Labor and Commerce Commitee and now heads to the Rules Committee.

March 30, 2011: Autism insurance reform bill, Senate Bill 74,  passed  the Senate Health & Social Services Committee.

January 28, 2011...

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