Rep. Guttenberg’s October 27th Newsletter: SB 54 Public Testimony & More!

House Finance will be hearing SB 54: Crime and Sentencing tonight, the bill focuses on amending SB 91: Omnibus Crime Law & Procedure by providing judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement with more tools. If you want to know more about SB 54 and how it will help Alaska, go to the FAQ here.

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Rep. Josephson’s October 27th Newsletter: Public testimony on crime bills — TOMORROW!

I know the crime bills (SB91/SB54) have been on a lot of minds lately. Down in Juneau, the House is holding many a hearing on these bills and, although we’ve heard from several of you in recent public meetings and town halls, we would love to hear official public testimony.

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Rep. Gara’s October 27th Newsletter: Saturday and Monday Crime Bill Public Testimony: How, When, and Where to Testify

After four days in the House Judiciary Committee, the bill to strengthen criminal penalties where prior law left them arguably (in my view) too soft has passed, and is now being heard by the House Finance Committee. I am on that committee, and serve as Vice Chair.

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NEWS: House Finance Committee Seeks Public Comments on Senate Bill 54

Juneau – The House Finance Committee will meet on Saturday and Monday to accept public testimony on Senate Bill 54, making additional reforms to Alaska’s criminal justice system. The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee late Thursday night and has been referred to the House Finance Committee.

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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. Tarr’s October 24th Newsletter: Tonight! An Invitation to Testify on SB54- Public Safety Fixes

An Invitation to Testify on SB54 – As much as I loved being home in Airport Heights, we’re now all back in Juneau for the fourth special session! We hit the ground running yesterday, working on SB 54, the revision to our crime bill.

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