Governor Signs Rat Racing
July 29, 2004
Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Frank Murkowski signed into law
legislation sponsored by Representative Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su)
to allow charitable gaming events to continue in Alaska. The
signing ceremony for HB
366, better known as the Rat Race Bill, took place at the
Governor's picnic on Saturday, July 24, 2004.
The Rat Race Bill will enable
the Palmer Elks Lodge to continue operating this 50 year-old
charity fundraiser. Representatives from the Elks Lodge included
Kathy Johns, Ken Axemaker, and Marilyn Grasser.
"I am extremely pleased
to see this piece of legislation signed by the Governor. This
law will allow non-profit organizations to continue their methods
of fundraising and to continue a long-time Alaska State Fair
tradition," said Representative Stoltze.
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