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HB 223: "An Act relating to municipal penalties for violation of a municipal ordinance when there is a comparable state crime; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 223                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to municipal penalties for violation of a municipal ordinance when                                     
02 there is a comparable state crime; and providing for an effective date."                                                
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 29.25.070(g) is amended to read:                                                                   
05 (g)  If a municipality prescribes a penalty for a violation of a municipal                                              
06 ordinance, including a violation under (a) of this section, and there is a comparable                                   
07 state crime [OFFENSE] under AS 11 or AS 28 with elements that are similar to the                                    
08 municipal ordinance, the municipality may not impose a greater punishment than that                                     
09 imposed for a violation of the state crime [LAW]. This subsection applies to home                                   
10       rule and general law municipalities.                                                                              
11    * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).