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SB 125: "An Act increasing fines for certain criminal offenses."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 125                                                                                                     
01 "An Act increasing fines for certain criminal offenses."                                                                
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1.  AS 12.55.035(b) is amended to read:                                                                    
04  (b)  Except as provided in AS 12.55.036, upon conviction of an offense, a                                             
05 defendant who is not an organization may be sentenced to pay, unless otherwise                                          
06 specified in the provision of law defining the offense, a fine of no more than                                          
07   (1)  $500,000 [$75,000] for murder in the first or second degree,                                                  
08 attempted murder in the first degree, sexual assault in the first degree, sexual abuse of                               
09 a minor in the first degree, kidnapping, or misconduct involving a controlled substance                                 
10 in the first degree;                                                                                                    
11   (2)  $250,000 [$50,000] for a class A felony, $100,000 for a class [,]                                           
12 B felony, or $50,000 for a class C felony;                                                                          
13   (3)  $5,000 for a class A misdemeanor;                                                                               
14   (4)  $1,000 for a class B misdemeanor;                                                                               
01   (5)  $300 for a violation.                                                                                           
02    * Sec. 2.  AS 12.55.035(c) is amended to read:                                                                       
03  (c)  Except as provided in AS 12.55.036, upon conviction of an offense, a                                             
04 defendant that is an organization may be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding the                                      
05 greater of                                                                                                              
06   (1)  an amount that is                                                                                               
07   (A)  $1,000,000 [$500,000] for a felony offense or for a                                                          
08 misdemeanor offense that results in death;                                                                              
09   (B)  $200,000 for a class A misdemeanor offense that does not                                                       
10 result in death;                                                                                                        
11   (C)  $25,000 for a class B misdemeanor offense that does not                                                        
12 result in death;                                                                                                        
13   (D)  $10,000 for a violation;                                                                                       
14   (2)  three [TWO] times the pecuniary gain realized by the defendant as                                             
15 a result of the offense; or                                                                                             
16   (3)  three [TWO] times the pecuniary damage or loss caused by the                                                  
17 defendant to another, or to the property of another, as a result of the offense.                                        
18    * Sec. 3.  APPLICABILITY.  The amendments made by this Act apply to offenses                                         
19 committed on or after the effective date of this Act.