Governor's crime bill passes House

Apr 12, 2013 -- 1:00pm

 

- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus crime bill has passed the Alaska House. The measure on Friday passed 37-1, with Rep. Tammie Wilson being the sole no-vote. Wilson, a North Pole Republican, voted no because she disagreed with a provision in the bill that requires GPS tracking for certain people who have had a protective order issued against them, but have not been charged with any crime. SB22 strengthens penalties for criminals convicted of certain sex crimes and gives the state tools to execute strong preventative measures. The bill passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month, but it still must go back to that body for consideration because the House amended that version.

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