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Gov. Walker signs crime bill passed in special session

 

November 30, 2017



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has signed a crime bill passed this month during a special legislative session.

Lawmakers acted in response to a public outcry over crime and concerns that arose from a criminal justice overhaul approved last year.

Walker, an independent, says the new measure is a first step in returning important tools to law enforcement.

The bill changes presumptive sentencing ranges for Class C felonies. First offenses change from a probationary sentence to a jail term of zero to 2 years.

The law creates a new graduated sentencing structure for theft of pr...



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