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Senate panel holding summit on crime

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a crime summit Wednesday afternoon.A focus will be on reducing Alaska's recidivism rates.In a press release...
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard and held a bill sponsored by Minority Leader Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, that would allow victims of sex trafficking...
State | AK legislature
Board to meet on marijuana emergency regulation

...he didn't see a bill passing both houses by Feb. 24. A rewrite of a bill is expected this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, he said Monday during the Senate majority's weekly news conference.
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...considering a new approach to decriminalizing and regulating marijuana.That approach, which was introduced in a Senate Judiciary Committee bill Monday, would remove marijuana, hash and hash oil from the state's controlled substance statutes. The...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...avenue for the influence of politics on the judicial branch. In the words of George McLaughlin, chair of the Judiciary Committee at Alaska's constitutional convention, "if you require a confirmation of your attorney members you can promptly...
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...going about it.The Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Friday that...policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage...would be repealed under the judiciary committee's bill, but committee Vice...
State | AK legislature
New version of pot bill scrapped

...rather than simply making it legal.The Senate Judiciary Committee's Senate Bill 30 is intended to decriminalize...simply legalizing the drug, she said.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lesil McGuire, R-Anchrorage, said...
State | AK legislature
Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...then has nine months to write regulations.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said she plans to introduce a bill creating a marijuana board to develop regulations.Franklin suggested...
Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

...marijuana initiative is set to take effect.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said that legislators are looking at creating a new marijuana control board to help draft some of the marijuana...
State | AK legislature
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

...she'll compile her own report to be released in April.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, chairs the Senate Judiciary committee that will "look at the criminal allegations (within the National Guard) and how they fell on deaf ears," she...
State | AK legislature


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