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My turn: House Judiciary report based solely on Ramras' intuition

Last year, then-House Speaker John Harris, tasked the House Judiciary Committee with investigating the retail prices of gasoline in Alaska. He specifically requested information about why reductions...
Legislators ponder police drone usage

...Wednesday that would outline the policies governing police usage of unmanned aircraft over Alaska.Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee took no action on HB255, which is sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, and several others...
State | AK legislature
House Judiciary OKs corporate campaigning bill

JUNEAU - A bill on disclosures and disclaimers of corporate political campaigning cleared the House Judiciary Committee without incident Monday. It now heads to the House Finance Committee. The measure's uneventful passage follows scrutiny...
Governor's crime bill moves out of committee

JUNEAU - The House Judiciary Committee has advanced Gov. Sean Parnell's crime bill almost...acknowledging they are criminally liable to report must do so.The House Judiciary Committee struck that provision completely. If the Senate amendment...
Alaska Judicial Council faces loss of power

...from Rep. Wes Keller, was heard and held by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.The judicial council describes...that they chose to testify in opposition before the House Judiciary Committee, she said.It wasn't immediately clear...
Housing reform bill advances; would allow landlords to seize PFDs

...cleared a House committee hurdle Wednesday.Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, HB282 moved out of the House Judiciary Committee without objection."I really like the bill," said a smiling Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage...
State | Local | AK legislature
Department speaks against jury nullification bill by juries, regardless of the evidence.Annie Carpeneti, with the department's criminal division, told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the bill would create for unfair trials.The sponsor of HB315, North Pole Rep. Tammie...
My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

...fair copyright laws to enable newspapers to receive fair compensation in support of this journalism.This year, the House Judiciary Committee, the Commerce Department, the Copyright Office and others are looking at potential changes to the Copyright...
Anti-bullying bills clear committee

...adding, "This bill is a strong step towards ensuring our students are safe."Both bills now await a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee before they can be voted on by the full House and sent to the Senate for consideration. The final day of...
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...minimum wage by $2 an hour over two years.The committee's chair, Sen. John Coghill, said he also invited the House Judiciary Committee to the hearings.A 2010 state law called for a legislative committee selected by the presiding officers...
State | AK legislature


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