A sweeping reform of Alaska’s criminal justice system has passed the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Bill Walker.
On Friday, the Alaska Senate voted 14-5 to agree with changes to Senate Bill 91 made by the House of Representatives. The Senate previously approved SB 91, and Friday’s procedural vote sends the bill to Walker, who has 15 days — not counting Sundays — to veto it, sign it, or let it become law without his signature.
“Any reasonable person will see this as a bipartisan accomplishment,” said Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage.