4th special session to look at income tax and crime bill
October 19, 2017
The Alaska Legislature heads back to Juneau for a fourth special session on Monday.
By proclamation of Gov. Bill Walker on September 22, lawmakers will have two bills to consider during their 30-day extra session.
One will be Senate Bill 54, which revises the criminal justice reform package passed back in 2016 based on recommendations by the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. In particular, the bill would tighten up penalties for class C felonies and repeat thefts, violations of release and sex trafficking offenses.
The bill had been passed in the Senate by a 19-1 vote in April, but the v...