The bill also expands the definition of domestic abuse to cover situations where an abuser involuntarily shares an explicit picture of a victim.
“Alaska took a gargantuan step forward in updating our laws,” said John Skidmore, deputy attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Alaska Department of Law.
“Our current statute is broken,” said Anchorage Rep. Geran Tarr. “It’s outdated and incomplete.”
Two members who voted for the members of House committees say they won’t caucus with the coalition that has been the majority.
Even though she will not be a member of the coalition, Tarr said she will still vote in favor of a plan of organization that leaves coalition members in charge.
Some experts say an outdated consent statute ensures most sexual assault cases won’t result in convictions in Alaska.
The bills include proposals on tribal compact schools, oil and gas taxes, and a constitutional amendment to lower the bar for overriding budget vetoes.
Pebble CEO Tom Collier says the organization has addressed concerns raised about the initial project in the most recent permit application.
State-led Alaska gasline project leaders confident on progress, minimize tariff impact during legislative update.
The House had been stalled for days, when the majority split over the size of the PFD. Six members of the majority reversed their position.