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Sponsor pulls bill allowing guns on campus

...This year's legislative session is scheduled to end Sunday.Senate Bill 176 had previous hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Coghill chairs. From those sessions, Coghill said the bill has practical and safety issues the Legislature...
State | AK legislature
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, passes the Legislature.Coghill, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has taken the lead in a bipartisan effort to keep Alaska's incarceration rate from swallowing up millions...
State | AK legislature
Committee hears anti-sex trafficking bill

...and it gives law enforcement a tool to go after traffickers," Gardner said while presenting the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.Her proposal quickly gained support from across the aisle, including Majority Leader Sen. John...
Local | AK legislature
Lose a lawsuit, pay the price

...and put those who file those suits on notice that they too have financial consequences," Feige told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. The bill discourages individuals from using lawsuits as stall tactics by instructing judges to consider...
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...for this coming week: Initiative hearingsThe Senate Judiciary Committee plans hearings Saturday on two ballot initiatives...initiatives. Securities for injunctionsThe Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear HB47, from Feige. The...
State | AK legislature
'Civil remedy' proposed for unborn child deaths

...wrongful death of unborn babies, according to its sponsor, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage.Members of the Senate Judiciary committee considered SB200 on Monday but took no action.Currently in Alaska, wrongful death of an unborn baby is a...
State | AK legislature
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...don't believe anyone should have the right to have more rights than a U.S. citizen," Chenault told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday during a brief testimony on his bill.Under federal law, legal immigrants who commit an "aggravated...
State | AK legislature
University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure

...not be denied or infringed by the state or political subdivision of the state.'"In prior testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Coghill, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble told lawmakers that universities have...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...Federation of Independent Business wanted the threshold to remain where it is.An earlier compromise in the Senate Judiciary Committee resulted in the threshold set at $750 before the Senate Finance Committee pegged it at $1,200.For Coghill...
State | AK legislature
Panel moves resolution on constitution convention

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee has moved a resolution calling for a convention of states to amend the federal constitution.House Joint Resolution 22, sponsored...
State | AK legislature


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