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CSHB 125(JUD): "An Act relating to disclosures to school officials of information about certain minors; and providing for an effective date."

00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 125(JUD)                                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to disclosures to school officials of information about certain                                        
02 minors; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 47.10.093(a) is amended to read:                                                                    
05  (a)  Except as specified in AS 47.10.092 and (b) - (f) and (h) of this section,                                     
06 all information and social records pertaining to a minor who is subject to this chapter                                 
07 or AS 47.17 prepared by or in the possession of a federal, state, or municipal agency                                   
08 or employee in the discharge of the agency's or employee's official duty, including                                     
09 driver's license actions under AS 28.15.185, are privileged and may not be disclosed                                    
10 directly or indirectly to anyone without a court order.                                                                 
11    * Sec. 2.  AS 47.10.093 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                                
12  (h)  The department and affected law enforcement agencies shall work with                                             
13 school districts and private schools to develop procedures for the disclosure of                                        
14 information to school officials under (b)(3) and (c)(3) of this section.  The procedures                                
01 must provide a method for informing the principal or the principal's designee of the                                    
02 school the student attends as soon as it is reasonably practicable.                                                     
03  (i)  Notwithstanding (c)(3) of this section, a state or municipal law enforcement                                     
04 agency is not required to notify the appropriate school official of a school district or                                
05 school under (c) of this section if the agency determines that notice would jeopardize                                  
06 an ongoing investigation.                                                                                               
07  (j)  In this section, "school" means a public or private elementary or secondary                                      
08 school.                                                                                                                 
09    * Sec. 3.  TIME DEADLINE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES AFFECTING                                                     
10 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  The procedures required by AS 47.10.093(h), added by sec. 2 of this                                  
11 Act, shall be developed not later than 90 days after the effective date of this Act.                                    
12    * Sec. 4.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).