NEWS: House Health and Social Services Committee to Examine Omnibus Crime Bill Justice Reinvestment Provisions

Juneau – The House Health and Social Services Committee will hold a hearing Thursday afternoon related to the Alaska Legislature’s ongoing efforts at criminal justice reform. Specifically, the committee will examine the implementation of provisions in last year’s omnibus crime bill to reinvest savings into resources to help those struggling with substance abuse.

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Rep. Stutes’ October 24th Newsletter: Public Testimony Tonight on Efforts at Further Criminal Justice Reform

The fourth special session is off to a fast start and work is progressing on the SB 54, the revision to the omnibus crime bill. Public Safety is an ever-growing concern across the state and I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to have your voice heard on the issue this evening.

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Rep. LeDoux’s October 23rd Newsletter: Public Testimony Opportunities on SB54

I wanted to let you know about opportunities for the public to testify on SB54 (a bill proposing fixes to crime issues that came with SB91). Public testimony just began and will run until everyone has had a chance to testify (warning: testimony may be limited to 2-3 minutes, so really hit your main points). There is also public testimony tomorrow, Tuesday, October 24th, from 6-9 p.m.

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NEWS: Governor Signs Bill Reauthorizing the Technical Vocational Education Program

Bethel – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker officially signed House Bill 141 into law, reauthorizing the Technical Vocational Education Program (TVEP) for another three years. HB 141 was sponsored by Representative Zach Fansler (D-Bethel) and passed both chambers of the Alaska Legislature with broad bipartisan support.

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NEWS: Governor Walker Signs Legislation Improving Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets in Alaska

Anchorage – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation to update Alaska’s probate laws to improve fiduciary access to digital assets. House Bill 108 was introduced by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage). The Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 16, was introduced by Senator Shelley Hughes (R-Wasilla). HB 108 passed both the Alaska House of Representatives and Alaska Senate with strong bipartisan support in April.

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