00 SENATE BILL NO. 7
01 "An Act relating to the civil rights of felons."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 09.20.020 is amended to read:
04 Sec. 09.20.020. Disqualification of jurors. A person is disqualified from
05 serving as a juror if the person
06 (1) has served as a juror in the state within one year of the time of
07 examination for service; or
08 (2) has been convicted of a felony for which the person is
09 incarcerated, until the person is released from incarceration [HAS NOT BEEN
10 UNCONDITIONALLY DISCHARGED; UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE HAS
11 THE MEANING GIVEN IN AS 12.55.185].
12 * Sec. 2. AS 15.05.030 is amended to read:
13 Sec. 15.05.030. Loss and restoration of voting rights. (a) A person convicted
14 of a crime that constitutes a felony involving moral turpitude under state or federal law
15 may not vote in a state, federal, or municipal election while incarcerated for that
01 crime [FROM THE DATE OF THE CONVICTION THROUGH THE DATE OF
02 THE UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE OF THE PERSON]. Upon release from
03 incarceration [THE UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE], the person may register
04 under AS 15.07.
05 (b) The commissioner of corrections shall establish procedures by which a
06 person released from incarceration [UNCONDITIONALLY DISCHARGED] is
07 advised of the voter registration requirements and procedures. The procedures
08 established under this subsection must provide that, at the time of the person's
09 release from incarceration,
10 (1) the Department of Corrections shall provide the person a
11 written notification of the person's restored right to vote; and
12 (2) the commissioner of corrections shall notify the director that
13 the person is entitled to be registered as a voter.
14 * Sec. 3. AS 15.07.135 is amended to read:
15 Sec. 15.07.135. Cancellation of registration of incarcerated
16 [CONVICTED] persons. (a) The director shall make reasonable efforts to obtain the
17 names of persons convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude and incarcerated
18 for that crime. Promptly after receipt of evidence satisfactory to the director that a
19 person has been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude and incarcerated for
20 that crime, the director shall cancel the registration of the person.
21 (b) Upon presenting proof that a person whose registration was canceled under
22 (a) of this section has been released from incarceration [UNCONDITIONALLY
23 DISCHARGED FROM CUSTODY], the person may register. The director shall make
24 reasonable efforts to verify the release from incarceration [UNCONDITIONAL
25 DISCHARGE] of persons applying for registration under this subsection.
26 * Sec. 4. AS 33.30.241(a) is amended to read:
27 (a) A person who is convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude as defined
28 in AS 15.60.010 is disqualified from voting in a state, federal, or municipal election
29 while the person is incarcerated for that crime [UNTIL THE PERSON'S
30 UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE].
31 * Sec. 5. AS 33.30.241(b) is amended to read:
01 (b) A person who is convicted of a felony is disqualified from serving as a
02 juror while the person is incarcerated for that crime [UNTIL THE PERSON'S
03 UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE].
04 * Sec. 6. AS 15.60.010(39) and AS 33.30.241(c) are repealed.