JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature on Thursday announced the creation of a joint House-Senate working group that will look for ways to substantively improve the Village Public Safety Officers (“VPSO”) program.Read more
House Bill 49, which passed 24-to-14, would enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. At the same time, the legislation helps victims receive justice and maintains a commitment to enacting policy changes based on objective information, data, and input from police officers, prosecutors, and public defenders.Read more
If passed into law, the bill will transfer $8 billion from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve account into the constitutionally-protected principal of the Permanent Fund, one part of a broader effort to protect the Permanent Fund for future generations of Alaskans.Read more
The Alaska House of Representatives on Friday voted 37-to-1 to reject changes made by the Senate to the operating budget bill, House Bill 39.Read more
JUNEAU – The Alaska House today passed a bill establishing Katie John Day on May 31 of each year.Read more
JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to pass House Bill 12, legislation that would allow victims to seek extensions of protective orders.Read more
JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives voted on Saturday to approve legislation that strengthens sex crime laws.
House Bill 14 was sponsored by Rep. John Lincoln of Kotzebue and was approved with broad bipartisan support on a 36-to-1 vote. The Senate will now consider the legislation.
“We continue to support our primary objective of fiscal discipline, founded on the idea of a sustainable budget that protects essential services without dipping into savings.”
– House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham)