In July 2016, Governor Walker signed SB 91, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill, into law. The ACLU of Alaska commended the Governor and Legislature for adopting policies that make our criminal laws smarter, our justice system better, and our communities safer.

SB 54, sponsored by Senator John Coghill (R-Fairbanks), threatens to roll back some of the reforms achieved by SB 91 in criminal sentencing and penalties for low-level crimes and first-time offenders. We oppose the bill and wrote to the Senate Judiciary and Finance committees explaining our concerns.

Sponsors

Senator John Coghill

Status

Active

Session

30th Legislature

Bill number

SB 54

Position

Oppose

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