Senate Passes Bill That Gives Victims Of Crime A Voice

first_imgThe legislation is anticipated to cost $44.9 million in the upcoming fiscal year and $56.4 million the following year. The legislation anticipates 421 new inmates in the first year, 736 in the second year and 769 in the third year. House Bill 49 passed the Senate by a 20-0 vote and is now on its way to the House of Representatives for concurrence.  The final day of the regular session is Wednesday. Senator Peter Micciche: “The bill is about placing victims first, and ensuring that those who choose to break the law pay the consequence while we work with them to turn their lives to a better path. However, it makes a clear statement, through this repeal and replace we prioritize public safety, protecting Alaskans, putting victims and the law abiding first, and removing those from our communities who are a threat to safety and security.” House Bill 49 was introduced to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, a criminal justice overhaul that passed in 2016. Micciche says it’s expensive but the value to Alaskans is “priceless.”: “It’s going to be expensive. But, the reality of it is over time if our drug laws, criminal justice laws, and our rehabilitation is successful and you look at the effect chronically on Alaskans effects on crime I think that that long term evaluation is that those costs can come down dramatically.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate unanimously passed it’s version of House Bill 49 on Tuesday. A bill that will enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. It would require the state reopen the Palmer Correctional Center, according to Micciche. According to the latest cost estimates of the Senate’s version of House Bill 49, the legislation would cost the state more than $101 million over its first two years. The legislation, which is largely in line with Governor Dunleavy’s proposal for crime, would put more people behind bars for longer.last_img

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