Parnell introduces omnibus crime bill

A judge could order GPS tracking of people with protective orders against them under a bill proposed by Alaska’s governor.

The provision is included in an omnibus crime bill submitted to the Legislature by Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday.

Parnell has listed cracking down on domestic violence and sexual assault among the priorities of his administration. In a news release, he said penalties for hurting Alaskans “are only going to get tougher.”

He said the state would continue to expand protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

His latest crime bill, among other things, would allow investigators to intercept private communications in sex trafficking cases. It also would strengthening sentencing laws in child pornography and sex trafficking cases.

 

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