SB 241, by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, extending COVID-19 disaster emergency, is on the Alaska House of Representatives calendar for today. By law, the governor can declare a disaster for 30 days, and needs legislative approval to extend it. SB 241 contains these provisions:

  • Extends disaster declaration until Sept. 1
  • Gives Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink the authority to issue standing orders to deal with the virus
  • Expedites professional and occupational licensing
  • Expands telemedicine and telehealth
  • Creates options for elections by mail
  • Extends time allowed to apply for a Permanent Fund dividend to April 30
  • Extends deadline for state tax filings to July 15, same as federal deadline
  • Allows shareholder meetings to be held telephonically

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