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Alaska: House Committee Advances Self-Defense Legislation

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On February 8, House Bill 24, important self-defense legislation introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-10), passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee. This bill now goes to the House Finance Committee where a hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Under existing state law, there is no duty-to-retreat if a person is in their home, business, or on their own property.  HB 24 would extend this to recognize the right to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense to include anywhere a person has a legal right to be.

If your state Representative serves on the House Finance Committee, please contact him or her TODAY, and respectfully urge their support for HB 24.  To determine your state Representative, please click here.  Contact information for members of the House Finance Committee is provided below.

 

House Finance Committee:

 

Representative Alan Austerman (R-35), Co-Chairman

465-2487

Rep.Alan.Austerman@akleg.gov

 

Representative Bill Stoltze (R-11), Co-Chairman

465-4958

Rep.Bill.Stoltze@akleg.gov

 

Representative Mark Neuman (R-10), Vice Chairman

907/465-2679

Rep.Mark.Neuman@akleg.gov

 

Representative Mia Costello (R-20)

907/465-4968

Rep.Mia.Costello@akleg.gov

 

Representative Bryce Edgmon (D-36)

907/465-4451

Rep.Bryce.Edgmon@akleg.gov

 

Representative Lindsey Holmes (D-19)

907/465-4919

Rep.Lindsey.Holmes@akleg.gov

 

Representative Les Gara (D-18)

907/465-2647

Rep.Les.Gara@akleg.gov

 

Representative David Guttenberg (D-38)

907/456-4457

Rep.David.Guttenberg@akleg.gov

 

Representative Cathy Munoz (R-31)

907/465-3744

Rep.Cathy.Munoz@akleg.gov

 

Representative Steve Thompson (R-3)

907/465-3004

Rep.Steve.Thompson@akleg.gov

 

Representative Tammie Wilson (R-2)

907/465-4797

Rep.Tammie.Wilson@akleg.gov

 

Representative Mike Hawker (R-27), Alternate Member

907/465-4949

Rep.Mike.Hawker@akleg.gov

 

Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-4), Alternate Member

907/465-3466

Rep.Scott.Kawasaki@akleg.gov

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