In the most recent Texas legislative session, Texas considered several bills to propose certain reforms to the Texas bail process. Several of the bills included matters that had been attempted in Alaska and were considered failures and were repealed. Consequently, the Majority Leader of the Alaska Senate provided written testimony to the Texas Legislature. In part the testimony stated:
“I write to you today as the Majority Leader in the Alaska Senate, a fellow lawmaker, and an initial bill sponsor for major criminal justice reform legislation passed in 2016. Unfortunately, since those reforms were passed, we have seen tremendous negative consequences to our communities. Last session, I introduced a repeal bill and this session, Alaska Governor Dunleavy has introduced a package of bills to repeal and replace what remains of SB91.”
To read the testimony in it’s entirety click HERE.