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HB 4: "An Act relating to assault in the third and fourth degrees; and relating to reckless endangerment."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 4                                                                           
01 "An Act relating to assault in the third and fourth degrees; and relating to reckless                                   
02 endangerment."                                                                                                          
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 11.41.220 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
05            (f)  The provisions of (a)(1)(A) of this section do not apply to the defensive                               
06       display of a firearm by a person.                                                                                 
07    * Sec. 2. AS 11.41.230 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
08            (c)  The provisions of (a)(3) of this section do not apply to the defensive                                  
09       display of a firearm by a person.                                                                                 
10    * Sec. 3. AS 11.41.250 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
11            (c)  The provisions of (a) of this section do not apply to the defensive display                             
12       of a firearm by a person.                                                                                         
13    * Sec. 4. AS 11.81.900(b) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                            
14                 (68)  "defensive display of a firearm" includes                                                         
01                      (A)  openly wearing, carrying, or possessing a firearm;                                            
02                      (B)  verbally informing another person of the possession of a                                      
03            firearm;                                                                                                     
04                      (C)  holding a firearm in a position that does not point the                                       
05            firearm directly at another person;                                                                          
06                      (D)  displaying a firearm to dissuade a threatening person; and                                    
07                      (E)  warning another person of the availability of a firearm to                                    
08            dissuade a threat by the other person.                                                                       
09    * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
10 read:                                                                                                                   
11       APPLICABILITY. AS 11.41.220(f), enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, AS 11.41.230(c),                                   
12 enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, and AS 11.41.250(c), enacted by sec. 3 of this Act, apply to                             
13 offenses committed on or after the effective date of this Act.