Rep. Millett Statement on Governor’s Announcement
Friday, September 15, 2017, Anchorage, Alaska – Representative Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage) thanked Governor Walker for the inclusion of Senate Bill 54, a bill to fix certain dangerous provisions passed in Senate Bill 91 last year, in his special session call.
“There is no greater priority than ensuring Alaskans feel safe in their homes,” said Representative Millett. “My constituents, and Alaskans across this state, are scared and angry that their government is failing to keep criminals off of our streets and bring justice to crime victims."
While Senate Bill 54 is far from a total fix to the dangerous, detrimental changes made to Alaska’s laws by Senate Bill 91, a bill which Rep. Millett did not support, it does at least impose greater sentences for certain felony offenses and allow jail time for certain theft offenses.
“While I’m glad to see SB 54 on the October call, I wish it had received the attention deserved during the regular session instead of being stalled in committee by the Democrat-led House Majority,” said Representative Millett. “There’s no more time to waste. Senate Bill 54 is an important first step, and we will be working during this special session to see real reforms made to our criminal code.”
For more information contact Rep. Millett by email at Rep.Charisse.Millett@akleg.gov