SSHB 321: "An Act relating to the purpose for crime victims' compensation; and limiting the factors that may be considered in making a crime victims' compensation award in cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor."
00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 321 01 "An Act relating to the purpose for crime victims' compensation; and limiting the 02 factors that may be considered in making a crime victims' compensation award in cases 03 of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 18.67.010 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 18.67.010. Purpose. It is the purpose of this chapter to facilitate and 07 permit the payment of compensation to [INNOCENT] persons injured, to dependents 08 of persons killed, and to certain other persons who, by virtue of their relationship to 09 the victim of a crime, incur actual and reasonable expense as a result of certain serious 10 crimes or in attempts to prevent the commission of crime or to apprehend suspected 11 criminals. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 18.67.080(c) is amended to read: 13 (c) In determining whether to make an order under this section, the 14 board shall consider all circumstances determined to be relevant, including
01 provocation, consent, or any other behavior of the victim that directly or indirectly 02 contributed to the victim's injury or death, the prior case or social history, if any, of the 03 victim, the victim's need for financial aid, and any other relevant matters. However, if 04 the claim is based on a crime of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor, the 05 board may not deny an order based on considerations of provocation, the use of 06 alcohol or drugs by the victim, or the prior social history of the victim.