Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

...of voters.During a joint session of the House and Senate Judiciary committees Wednesday, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage...Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said that legislators are looking at creating...
State | AK legislature
New version of pot bill scrapped

...Defender Agency, the House and Senate judiciary committees will most likely scrap a version...than simply making it legal.The Senate Judiciary Committee's Senate Bill 30 is intended...legalizing the drug, she said.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lesil McGuire...
State | AK legislature
Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...The state 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...
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...maximizes the benefit for Alaskans, that's his other criteria," he said. MarijuanaThree committees - the Senate and House Judiciary committees and Senate State Affairs - plan hearings this week on the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Alaska...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...legislators propose going about it.The Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Friday that...marijuana policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage...joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary committees. The bill also has been referred...
State | AK legislature
Senate Judiciary considers banning synthetic drugs

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on a bill banning certain synthetic drugs even though the Wasilla City Council has rejected a similar...
State | AK legislature
State of Judiciary keys on reform

Alaska Chief Justice Dana Fabe identified five ambitions for future progress during her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the state Legislature on Wednesday.Fabe highlighted the gains of the state's judicial system...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Senate Judiciary Q&A

...staff member of Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, during an introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. The resolution urges the governor to acquire land in the Tongass National Forest from the federal...
State | AK legislature
Rural justice a focus for Fabe in 'State of the Judiciary'

...she devoted much of her "State of the Judiciary" speech to a joint session of the Alaska...referred repeatedly to previous State of the Judiciary speeches and the memoirs of past judges...Jay Rabinowitz's 1992 State of the Judiciary speech on inequality in Alaska's rural...
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...board rather than assign oversight responsibilities to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.The incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lesil McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately...


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