State-by-State 2011 Legislative Year in Review: Alaska

New laws affecting the courts enacted or adopted by the Alaska legislature in 2011 include the following:

HB 127 Amends Rule 5(a)(1), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rule 43.10, Alaska Rules of Administration to eliminate conflicts between court rules and statutes in regard to the deadline for bringing an arrested person before a judicial officer, the offenses of failure to carry and show to law enforcement a driver’s license or proof of insurance, and burning a vehicle on public property.

SB 58 Increases Superior Court judges in third district from 24 to 26.

SB 61 Amends all references to “administrative director of the courts” to “administrative director of the Alaska Court System.”