Category - Bills

Rep. Matt Claman

NEWS: Alaska Legislature Passes Update to Criminal Justice Reform

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature continued ongoing criminal justice reform efforts by passing a bill containing vital improvements and clarifications to recent statutes. Senate Bill 55, carried in the House by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), is the next step in a process that began four years ago during the Parnell administration when Alaska began actively reevaluating the way we handle crime.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Legislation to Improve Foster Care System and Implement Caseload Standards Passes the Alaska House of Representatives

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed comprehensive legislation sponsored by Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) to improve Alaska’s foster care system. House Bill 151 establishes new training and workload standards for case workers in the Office of Children’s Services. Lower caseload levels are widely recognized to lead to better outcomes for children and families. HB 151 has broad support from children’s advocacy groups and adopts national best practice standards.

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon

NEWS: Alaska Legislature Honors the Late Rep. Al Adams by Naming the House Finance Committee Room in His Honor

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate have voted unanimously in favor of a resolution dedicating the House Finance Committee Room in the Alaska State Capitol to the late Representative Albert “Al” P. Sikkiagruk Adams. House Concurrent Resolution 13, sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), moved through both the House and Senate in just two days.

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Rep. Chris Tuck

NEWS: Alaska House Approves Legislation Simplifying How Members of the Organized Militia are Paid

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize the same pay and benefits for members of Alaska’s organized militia, whether they are called up for state active duty or federal active duty. House Bill 150, sponsored by the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, simplifies and clarifies the current payment system for militia members.

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Rep. Sam Kito

NEWS: House Passes Bill to Allow a New Type of Corporation in Alaska

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives approved legislation to allow benefit corporations to operate in Alaska. Benefit corporations are for profit organizations that incorporate public benefits and community improvements into their business model. House Bill 124, sponsored by Representative Sam Kito (D-Juneau), would bring Alaska’s corporate law in line with thirty-one other states that have passed benefit corporation legislation.

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Rep. MATT CLAMAN

STAFF:
Lizzie Kubitz
+1 (907) 465-4904
Lizzie.Kubitz@akleg.gov
Chief of Staff
Sara Perman
+1 (907) 465-6597
Sara.Perman@akleg.gov
Legislative Aide

Capitol: January-April

Address: State Capitol Bldg. Room 118
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 (907) 465-4919
Email: rep.matt.claman@akleg.gov

Anchorage: May-December

Address: 1500 W Benson Blvd. Room 214
                 Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: +1 907 269-0130
Email: rep.matt.claman@akleg.gov