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CSHB 329(JUD): "An Act relating to bail and unlawful evasion."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 329(JUD)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to bail and unlawful evasion."                                                                         
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 11.56.340(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (b)  Unlawful evasion is a class C felony [A MISDEMEANOR].                                               
05    * Sec. 2. AS 12.30.010 is amended to read:                                                                         
06            Sec. 12.30.010. Bail before or after conviction. The defendant in a criminal                             
07       proceeding is entitled to be admitted to bail before conviction as a matter of right if the                       
08       alleged victim can be reasonably protected through the imposition of bail and                                     
09       conditions of release. The defendant in a criminal case may be admitted to bail                               
10       after conviction only as permitted under AS 12.30.040. However, nothing in this                               
11       chapter allows a court to order a defendant who has not satisfied bail to be                                  
12       released temporarily or periodically, either before trial or after conviction unless                          
13                 (1)  the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor or class B or C                                    
14       felony and the release is because of the                                                                      
15                      (A)  death of an immediate family member of the defendant;                                     
01            or                                                                                                       
02                      (B)  birth of the defendant's child; and                                                       
03                 (2)  the court solicits information from the Department of                                          
04       Corrections regarding the defendant's conduct while incarcerated and considers                                
05       that information when making a decision under (1) of this subsection.                                         
06    * Sec. 3. AS 12.30.020(b)(3) is repealed.