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SB 108: "An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain records of criminal cases; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 108                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain records of criminal cases; and                                       
02 providing for an effective date."                                                                                       
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 22.35 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
05            Sec. 22.35.030. Records concerning criminal cases resulting in acquittal or                                
06       dismissal confidential. A court record of a criminal case is confidential if 90 days                            
07       have elapsed from the date of acquittal or dismissal and                                                          
08                 (1)  the defendant was acquitted of all charges filed in the case;                                      
09                 (2)  all criminal charges against the defendant in the case have been                                   
10       dismissed; or                                                                                                     
11                 (3)  the defendant was acquitted of some of the criminal charges in the                                 
12       case and the remaining charges were dismissed.                                                                    
13    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
14 read:                                                                                                                   
01       APPLICABILITY. AS 22.35.030, enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, applies to criminal                                   
02 charges concluded on or after the effective date of this Act by dismissal or by acquittal of the                        
03 defendant.                                                                                                              
04    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 2014.