FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2017
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.
Senate Bill 54 builds on the work of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, which began work in 2014, to use current data and best practices to generate recommendations for the Alaska Legislature to address Alaska’s high recidivism rate. Many of the recommendations were implemented through passage of Senate Bill 91 last year with a goal of increasing the effectiveness of Alaska’s public safety dollars by reinvesting them in ways proven to reduce criminal recidivism.
The House Finance Committee will meet on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to accept public testimony on SB 54. Public testimony will continue Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHO: House Finance Committee
WHAT: Public testimony on Senate Bill 54
WHERE: Room 519, Alaska State Capitol, Juneau
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28 and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 30
Teleconference: In Juneau (907) 586-9085, in Anchorage (907) 563-9085, toll-free (outside Juneau and Anchorage) 1 (844) 586-9085
Live stream: http://akl.tv
For more information, please contact Alaska House Majority Coalition Press Secretary Mike Mason at (907) 444-0889.