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HB 149: "An Act relating to records concerning protective orders; amending Rule 37.8, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 149                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to records concerning protective orders; amending Rule 37.8, Alaska                                    
02 Rules of Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                                          
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                          
05 to read:                                                                                                                
06 LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature that, to the extent                                             
07 practicable, the Alaska Court System remove from its publicly available website that lists case                         
08 records the names of petitioners in a proceeding under AS 18.65.850 - 18.65.870 or                                      
09 AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 that was brought before the effective date of this Act, to the extent                          
10 that AS 22.35.030(b), enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, prohibits the names from being published.                          
11    * Sec. 2. AS 22.35.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
12            (b)  The Alaska Court System may not publish the name of a petitioner in a                                   
13       proceeding under AS 18.65.850 - 18.65.870, or AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 in a court                                 
14       record on a publicly available website.                                                                           
01    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
02 read:                                                                                                                   
03            DIRECT COURT RULE AMENDMENT. Rule 37.8(a), Alaska Rules of                                                   
04       Administration is amended to read:                                                                                
05            (a)  Availability. The following case-related information maintained in the                                
06       court system's electronic case management systems will not be published on the court                              
07       system's website or otherwise made available to the public in electronic form:                                    
08                 (1)  addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information for                                        
09       parties, witnesses, and third-party custodians;                                                                   
10                 (2)  names, initials, addresses, phone numbers, and other contact and                                   
11       identifying information for victims in criminal cases;                                                            
12                 (3)  social security numbers;                                                                           
13                 (4)  driver and vehicle license numbers;                                                                
14                 (5)  account numbers of specific assets, liabilities, accounts, credit                                  
15       cards, and PINs (Personal Identification Numbers);                                                                
16                 (6)  names, addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information                                     
17       for minor children in domestic relations cases, paternity actions, domestic violence                              
18       cases, emancipation cases, and minor settlements under Civil Rule 90.3;                                           
19                 (7)  juror information;                                                                                 
20                 (8)  party names protected under Administrative Rule 40(b) and (c);                                     
21                 (9)  information that is confidential or sealed in its written form; [AND]                              
22                 (10)  attorney and other e-mail addresses used by the court to distribute                               
23       court orders, notices, judgments, and other documents; and                                                    
24                 (11)  party names protected under AS 22.35.030(b).                                                  
25    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect 120 days after becoming law.