House Judiciary Committee Convenes to Discuss Meth
|Departments to Testify on Effects of Ramras' HB |
Posted: July 12, 2010
(Fairbanks) - The Alaska State House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 14, to examine the status of methamphetamine manufacture and import in Alaska. House Bill ; was signed into law in 2006 to combat the scourge of methamphetamine in Alaska. Testimony will be taken from the Departments of Public Safety, Corrections, Health & Social Services, and the Alaska Court System regarding an update in the effect of this law.
... we need to work with the departments tasked to handle the problem to see what more we can do to keep meth off the streets and out of the lives of Alaskans.
In 2006, House Judiciary Chairman Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, sponsored HB ;, which passed during the 24th Alaska State Legislature. The law strengthened sentencing for meth manufacture, including provisions requiring retailers to maintain log books upon selling substances involved in manufacture of meth, and mandating the Department of Environmental Conservation to maintain a list of properties where drug manufacture took place, for five years after the property has been deemed fit for use.
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