Rep. Spohnholz’s November 6th Newsletter: SB54 continues on the House Floor today

SB54 is an important piece of legislation that will revise some sections of SB91–criminal justice reform. However, I voted against an amendment to SB 54 that would result in a nearly full repeal of SB91 because there are many critically important parts of that legislation that are designed to prevent people from becoming repeat offenders.

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Rep. Seaton’s November 6th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau on this the 14th day of the 4th special session. The House Finance committee spent last week listening to testimony on SB 54, – Crime and Sentencing. The committee listened to invited testimony from multiple departments and state agencies, as well as 10 hours of public testimony. We have been debating this bill on the floor all weekend, and the debate continues today with multiple amendments being offered.

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Rep. Claman’s November 1st Newsletter: Thank You for Attending Public Safety Town Hall & Senate Bill 54

Thank you to all who attended the West Anchorage Town Hall & Resource Fair on the 19th. Representative Jason Grenn and I enjoyed meeting with all of the community members who attended to share their thoughts and concerns with us. Public safety will always be a priority for Alaska and I look forward to working with West Anchorage neighbors and the law enforcement community for smart solutions.

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NEWS: A Juneau Based Special Session is the Cheaper Alternative

Anchorage – Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) wishes to provide further information about why the upcoming Fourth Special Session should be held in the state capital of Juneau. According to the non-partisan Legislative Affairs Agency moving the session would incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional costs. This would occur just as lawmakers are wrestling with solutions to Alaska’s ongoing fiscal challenges. Speaker Edgmon has informed the members of the Alaska House of Representatives that the special session will start as scheduled Monday morning and will remain in Juneau for the duration of the session.

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