Rep. Scott Kawasaki

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ACTION ALERT: Public Testimony for SB 54 – Criminal Justice Reform

Dear Neighbors,

Rep. Kawasaki Chairing Dept of Public Safety Hearing This Month to Prepare for Special SessionRep. Kawasaki Chairing Dept of Public Safety Hearing This Month to Prepare for Special Session

The Governor recalled members of the  Alaska State House to a 4th Special Session  to consider changes to SB 91 , the Criminal Justice Reform bill of 2016.

Senator Coghill’s  SB 54 , includes giving sentencing discretion back to judges and strengthen sentencing for violations of conditions of release, first-time Class C felonies, reoffenders of petty theft crimes and Class B Misdemeanors.

As I wrote last week, public safety is a basic right and essential service. Even when there is a small rise in crime, my neighbors have expressed fear and anxiety. I’m hopeful that these meaningful changes in the crime bill can be passed swiftly so we can discuss the roots of increased crime, including the economy, unemployment and the opioid epidemic. Legislators need to hear from you about your concerns now!

There are TWO opportunities for you to make your voice heard on SB 54, which is now before me in the House Finance Committee :

  • Saturday, October 28: 11am to 5pm
  • Monday, October 30: 5pm to 9pm


Rep. Kawasaki Listening to Testimony in House Finance
Rep. Kawasaki Listening to Testimony in House Finance

Please try to sign up or call in about 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to get in line.

You can participate the following ways:

  • Email comments to
  • Attend in person at your local Legislative Information Office (find locations here )
  • If you can’t go to an LIO, call one of the following phone numbers based on your location:
    • Anchorage: 907- 563-9085
    • Juneau: 907-586-9085
    • Other Locations: 844-586-9085

You can also reach out to me directly anytime by phone, email, Facebook or Twitter at the links below.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated as the legislative process continues for SB 54.

Working Hard for Fairbanks Families,


Representative Scott Kawasaki
Alaska State Representative
City of Fairbanks

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As your Representative,
I am here to listen and help. Contact me anytime.
Phone: (907) 465-3466
FAX: (907) 465-2937
State Capitol Building
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: (907) 456-7423
1292 Sadler Way
(AlaskaUSA Credit Building)
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Toll Free: (866) 465-3466

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