Around our state, crime is on the rise. People feel scared and that fear is warranted. As a father of three, public safety is my highest concern. I know you'll agree with me that quick action is needed to find solutions that protect our families and our neighbors. Everyone deserves the right to feel safe in their community. And we need to protect victims and individual rights.
This week, we started Special Session in Juneau, focused on finding solutions to our crime increase and the ongoing fiscal crisis. The House has started hearing and debating SB54, the bill that focuses on "fixing" sections of SB91 (the bill that revised much of Alaska's criminal justice system.)
Have questions about SB54? How does it change SB91?
Will this help lower crime in Alaska?
How does it protect victims?
Many factors contribute to our public safety problem. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the bill we are debating or criminal justice reform.