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SB 202: "An Act relating to the commission of a crime when the defendant directed the conduct constituting the crime at the victim based on the victim's race, sex, color, creed, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national origin."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 202                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to the commission of a crime when the defendant directed the conduct                                   
02 constituting the crime at the victim based on the victim's race, sex, color, creed, physical                            
03 or mental disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national origin."                                                
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 11.76 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
06            Sec. 11.76.150. Motivation by prejudice, bias, or hatred. (a) A person                                     
07       commits the crime of motivation by prejudice, bias, or hatred if the person commits a                             
08       crime in this title and the person knowingly directed the conduct constituting the crime                          
09       at the victim of the crime because of the victim's race, sex, color, creed, physical or                           
10       mental disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national origin.                                              
11            (b)  Motivation by prejudice, bias, or hatred is a                                                           
12                 (1)  class A misdemeanor if the crime committed is a class B                                            
13       misdemeanor;                                                                                                      
14                 (2)  class C felony if the crime committed is a class A misdemeanor;                                    
01                 (3)  class B felony if the crime committed is a class C felony;                                         
02                 (4)  class A felony if the crime committed is a class B felony;                                         
03                 (5)  unclassified felony and the defendant shall be sentenced to a                                      
04       definite term of imprisonment of at least five years but not more than 99 years if the                            
05       crime committed is a class A felony.