JUNEAU — The Alaska House on Wednesday unanimously passed a long-awaited rewrite of the state's military justice code — the culmination of an effort that grew out of a scandal in the Alaska National Guard a year ago.
House members Monday voted 39 to 0 in favor of House Bill 126, which would replace an outdated, decades-old version of the state's code. The bill was sponsored by the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage. One representative, Kurt Olson, a Republican from Kenai, was excused from attending the vote.
The bill now heads to the Senate, where a spokeswoman for Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said it would likely have to get through two committees.
The Alaska National Guard is pressing lawmakers to pass the legislation this year.