00 HOUSE BILL NO. 523
01 "An Act expressing the state's policy with respect to sobriety."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 47.37.010 is amended to read:
04 Sec. 47.37.010. DECLARATION OF POLICY. It is the policy of the state
05 to recognize, appreciate, and reinforce the example set by its citizens who lead,
06 believe in, and support a life of sobriety. It is also the policy of the state that
07 alcoholics and intoxicated persons should not be criminally prosecuted for their
08 consumption of alcoholic beverages and that they should be afforded a continuum of
09 treatment that can introduce them to, and help them learn, new life skills and
10 social skills that would be useful to them in attaining and maintaining [SO THEY
11 MAY LEAD] normal lives as productive members of society.