00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 158(STA)
01 "An Act relating to the return of property used as evidence to the owner."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 12.36.020(c) is amended to read:
04 (c) If wrongfully taken or damaged property is not photographed and
05 authenticated under AS 12.45.086 and the property is used as evidence in a criminal
06 proceeding or a children's court proceeding, the law enforcement agency in possession
07 of the property shall return it to the owner upon presentation of satisfactory proof of
08 ownership within 60 days after the final disposition of the case or when the law
09 enforcement agency, after consulting with the prosecuting attorney and the
10 defense counsel, determines that the property itself is no longer required to be
11 retained as evidence, whichever occurs first.