Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SB 165 on alcohol law reforms passed by Alaska Legislature - Dr. Rivera participated in reviewing statutes and proposing changes

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, was a member of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (now the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office) work groups that reviewed Title IV statutes on alcohol, and proposed some of the changes in SB 165 passed by the Alaska Legislature in April.

The reforms include a change in penalties for minors in possession of alcohol offenses making them violations instead of misdemeanors. Additional changes to Title IV will be proposed to the legislature for their consideration next session.