Criminal Justice Reform

UPDATE 11/10/17: Additional criminal justice reform revisions were passed by the House on November 6, 2017 and confirmed by the Senate on November 10, 2017. Governor Walker signed the final 46 page version of Senate Bill 54 on November 29, 2017.

UPDATE 4/7/17: Criminal Justice Reform revisions were passed April 7th, 2017 in Senate Bill 54 >

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Senator Peter Micciche

Senate Toughens Criminal Law

JUNEAU - Today, by a vote of 11 to 8, the Alaska Senate concurred with the House changes to Senate Bill 54 SB54 toughens Alaska criminal laws reversing some provisions of Senate Bill 91 passed...  Full Story >>

Senator Kevin Meyer

Statement on Senate Rules Committee Action on REAL ID

JUNEAU – Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, released the following statement on today’s action in the Senate Rules Committee.  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

Senate Provides Health Insurance for Families of Fallen Officers

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a bill today that provides for medical insurance coverage for surviving dependents of peace officers and firefighters killed in the...  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

Effort to Increase Public Safety Passes Senate

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate passed legislation today protecting public safety, following through on a commitment to Alaskans to ensure police have the tools they need to fight...  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

Senate Approves Technical Revisions to Criminal Justice Reform

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a bill today that makes technical revisions to the criminal justice reform package passed by the Legislature in 2016...  Full Story >>

Senator Kevin Meyer

Senate Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday proclaiming the month of April 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Alaska.  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

Omnibus Crime Reform Bill Becomes Law

"We knew investing in treatment and victims' services was critical," said Senator John Coghill "SB 91 averts millions in future spending to allow for that reinvestment This was an...  Full Story >>

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Senate Committed to Protecting Families of First Responders

JUNEAU – Today, members of the Senate Majority voiced their continued support for providing healthcare benefits to the families of police officers and firefighters who have lost their...  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

Legislature Passes Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State Legislature passed Senate Bill 91, a landmark comprehensive criminal justice reform bill Reforms implemented by the bill are aimed at improving public...  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

Criminal Justice Reform to Maximize Public Safety Return on Corrections Dollars

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State Senate passed Senate Bill 91 – a comprehensive criminal justice reform roadmap – by a vote of 16-2.  Full Story + Video >>

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