HJR 43: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to penal administration.
00HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 43 01 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to 02 penal administration. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article I, sec. 12, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 05 SECTION 12. EXCESSIVE PUNISHMENT. Excessive bail shall not be 06 required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. 07 Penal administration shall be based [ON THE PRINCIPLE OF REFORMATION 08 AND] upon the following in the order provided: the need for protecting the public, 09 reaffirmation of societal norms, and the principle of reformation. 10 * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 11 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 12 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.