Criminal Justice Response

UPDATE 5/28/19: The Senate unanimously repealed and replaced SB 91, strengthened the state’s sex crime laws and provided police and prosecutors with new tools to arrest and retain offenders. Learn more >

Crime is increasing in Alaska communities. The Senate Majority responded with multiple laws giving law enforcement and courts the resources they need to hold offenders accountable and support victims.

The full bill text may be found here: CCS HB49 (version G), 5/28/19

Specifically, the Senate repealed and went beyond pre-SB91 by:

The Senate has pushed back on the opioid and drug crisis by:

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Senator Click Bishop

Sen. Bishop Sponsors Bill to Help Locate Missing Alaskans

JUNEAU – Today, Senator Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, introduced legislation to help locate missing persons in Alaska.  Full Story >>

Senator Peter Micciche

Sen. Micciche Calls for Halt to DPS Plan to Centralize 911 Service

SOLDOTNA – Senator Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, this week urged the leadership of Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) to halt their plan that would centralize 911 response...  Full Story >>

Senate Majority Press Press

Senate Votes Unanimously to Repeal and Replace SB 91

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate today voted unanimously to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, strengthen the state’s sex crime laws, and provide police and prosecutors with new tools to...  Full Story >>

Senator Mia Costello

Senate Passes Crime Package, Votes to End 'Catch and Release'

The Alaska Senate today passed a wide-ranging crime package that provides judges and law enforcement with the tools they need to effectively fight crime.  Full Story >>

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