CSSSHB 321(JUD): "An Act 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 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 321(JUD) 01 "An Act limiting the factors that may be considered in making a crime victims' 02 compensation award in cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 18.67.080(c) is amended to read: 05 (c) In determining whether to make an order under this section, the 06 board shall consider all circumstances determined to be relevant, including 07 provocation, consent, or any other behavior of the victim that directly or indirectly 08 contributed to the victim's injury or death, the prior case or social history, if any, of the 09 victim, the victim's need for financial aid, and any other relevant matters. However, if 10 the claim is based on a crime of sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor, the 11 board may not deny an order based on considerations of provocation, the use of 12 alcohol or drugs by the victim, or the prior social history of the victim.